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K.s. Hemachandra

Senior Lecturer
Department of Agricultural Biology
University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka


Dr. Hemachandra, KS received his B.Sc. in Agriculture from University of Peradeniya in 1987. He obtained M.Phil. degree in 1994 from University of London working in the area of Biological control of insect pests. Ph.D. degree was awarded from University of Manitoba, Canada working in the area of Biological control of insect pests. He joined the Dept. of Agricultural Biology, Faculty of Agriculture in 1990 and currently serving as the Head / Agric. Biology.

Research Interest

Insect Pest Management, Biological control of insect pests, Biology and Ecology of Parasitoid, Insect diversity.


  • Hemachandra, K.S., Kuhlmann, U., Mason, P.G., and Holliday, N.J. 2007. Spatial patterns of Trybliographa rapae parasitism of Delia radicum larvae in oilseed rape and cauliflower Journal of Applied Entomology 131 (5): 338-346

  • Hemachandra, K.S., Holliday, N.J., Mason, P.G., Soroka, J.J. & Kuhlmann, U. 2007. Comparative assessment of the parasitoid community of Delia radicum in the Canadian prairies and Europe: a search for classical biological control agents. Biological control. 43: 85-94.

  • Gnaneswaran, R., Viraktamath, C.A., Hemachandra, K.S., Ahangama, D., Wijayagunasekara, H.N.P. and Wahundeniya, I. 2008. Typhlocybine leafhoppers (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadellidae) associated with horticultural crops in Sri Lanka. Tropical Agricultural Research 20: 1-11.

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