Department of Chemistry
University of Peradeniya
Dr. rer. Nat. (PhD) :Westfalien Wilhelms University, Muenster, Germany; Postdoctoral Research – University of Illinois at Chicago, USA - University of California at Davis, USA;M.Phil :University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka BSc :Special Degree in Chemistry,University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
Synthesis of porphyrin derivatives and their application as photosensitizers in the control of disease causing mosquito larvae; Biopesticides; Biological chemistry; Natural Products Chemistry (isolation, characterization and synthesis of biologically active natural products).
Ancistrolikokines A – C: New 5,8’-coupled naphthylisoquinoline alkaloids from Ancistrocladus likoko J. Leonard (Ancistrocladaceae). G. Bringmann. C. Guenther, W. Saeb, J. Miles, A. Wickramasinghe, V. Mudogo and R. Brun, J. Nat. Prod. 63, 1333 (2000)
Syntheses of carbon-carbon linked carboranylated porphyrins for boron neutron capture therapy of cancer. M. Graca H. Vicente, Shankar J. Shetty, Anura Wickramasinghe and K.M. Smith, Tet. Lett. 41, 7623 (2000).
Tropane alkaloids from Erythroxylum zeylanicum O.E. Schulz (Erythroxylaceae). Gerhard Bringmann, Christian Guenther, Joerg Muehlbacher, M.D.Lalith P. Gunathilake and Anura Wickramasinghe, Phytochemistry 53, 409 (2000).