USJ Researchers published 38 Scopus Indexed papers in October 2022

Researchers from Science, Medical, Technology, Engineering, Management and Graduate Studies Faculties published Thirty-Eight research papers in Journals indexed by Elsevier Scopus during the month October 2022. Eighty-eight researchers from USJ contributed to this achievement. The web publishing team of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura acknowledges their contribution to upgrading the research standards of the University and expanding the knowledge base in the relevant subject areas.

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Row Number Document Title Authors Year Source
1 A review on recent developments in structural modification of TiO2 for food packaging applications Kodithuwakku, P., Jayasundara, D.R., Munaweera, I., (…), Ajayan, P.M., Kottegoda, N.
2 Anti-inflammatory potential of aqueous extract and ethyl acetate fractions of Munronia pinnata (Wall) Theob. and the isolated compound, senecrassidiol Hapuarachchi, S.D., Suresh, T.S., Hadunnetthi, S., PriyanthieSandun Kumari Senarath, W.T., Ranasinghe, C. 2022 Trends in Phytochemical Research, 6(3), pp. 247-258.
3 Arsenic removal from water and soils using pristine and modified biochars Zhang, W., Cho, Y., Vithanage, M., (…), Withana, P.A., Ok, Y.S. 2022 Biochar, 4(1), art. no. 55.
4 Carbon capture by macroalgae Sarcodia suae using aquaculture wastewater and solar energy for cooling in subtropical regions Weerakkody, W.S., Ling, K.H., Hsieh, H.-H., (…), Santschi, P.H., Hung, C.-C. 2023 Science of the Total Environment, 855, art. no. 158850.
5 Catalytic Reduction of 4-Nitrophenol to 4-Aminophenol Using Ag@α-Ti(HPO4)2·H2O: Experimental and Computational Studies Thanthrige, S.B., Baltrusaitis, J., Palliyaguru, L., (…), Shimomura, M., Jayaweera, P.M. 2022 Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research.
6 CFD based Autonomous Surveillance Vessel Design for Maritime Environments Ratiyalage, Y., Mudunkotuwa, D.Y., Jayasekara, P. 2022 Oceans Conference Record (IEEE), 2022-January.
7 Comparison of colonization, diversity, and molecular phylogeny of endophytic fungi in selected traditional and newly improved rice (Oryza sativa L.) varieties in Sri Lanka Pathmanathan, N., Deshappriya, N., Manamgoda, D.S., Sandamali, T.G.I., Munasinghe, M. 2022 Current Research in Environmental and Applied Mycology, 12, pp. 147-169.
8 Comparison of the kinetics and magnitude of antibody responses to different SARS-CoV-2 proteins in Sinopharm/BBIBP-CorV vaccinees following the BNT162b2 booster or natural infection Jeewandara, C., Aberathna, I.S., Dayarathna, S., (…), Ogg, G.S., Malavige, G.N. 2022 PLoS ONE, 17(10 October), art. no. e0274845.
9 Contamination and distribution of buried microplastics in Sarakkuwa beach ensuing the MV X-Press Pearl maritime disaster in Sri Lankan sea Sewwandi, M., Amarathunga, A.A.D., Wijesekara, H., Mahatantila, K., Vithanage, M. 2022 Marine Pollution Bulletin, 184, art. no. 114074.
10 Corporate biodiversity management and organisational change mechanisms: The case of a tea producer in Sri Lanka Atupola, U., Vola, P., Gunarathne, N., Truant, E., Gelmini, L. 2022 Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management.
11 Depolymerization of polyaromatic hydrocarbons by Penicillium spp. inhabit the phyllosphere of urban ornamental plants Dharmasiri, R.B.N., Undugoda, L.J.S., Nilmini, A.H.L., (…), Udayanga, D., Kannangara, S. 2022 Environmental Quality Management.
12 Determinants of quality of life among people with dementia: evidence from a South Asian population Jayakody, S., Arambepola, C. 2022 BMC Geriatrics, 22(1), art. no. 745.
13 Distribution of mecA and qacA/B genes among coagulase negative staphylococci isolated from central venous catheters of intensive care unit patients Medis, S., Dissanayake, T., Weerasekera, M., (…), Gunasekara, S., Kottahachchi, J. 2022 Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology.
14 Effects of visitor disturbance on tetrapod vertebrates in the Horton Plains National Park, Sri Lanka Dhananjani, D.M.T., Mahaulpatha, W.A.D. 2022 Journal of Threatened Taxa, 14(9), pp. 21776-21785.
15 Encapsulation of Nutraceuticals in Yoghurt and Beverage Products Using the Ultrasound and High-Pressure Processing Technologies Silva, M., Kadam, M.R., Munasinghe, D., Shanmugam, A., Chandrapala, J. 2022 Foods, 11(19), art. no. 2999.
16 Enhancement of Release and Solubility of Curcumin from Electrospun PEO-EC-PVP Tripolymer-Based Nanofibers: A Study on the Effect of Hydrogenated Castor Oil Manatunga, D.C., Jayasinghe, J.A.B., Sandaruwan, C., De Silva, R.M., De Silva, K.M.N. 2022 ACS Omega.
17 Gaps in expectations and current practices of pharmacy services among doctors and patients – an exploratory study in a Sri Lankan tertiary care hospital providing free healthcare Anjalee, J.A.L., Rutter, V., Samaranayake, N.R. 2022 BMC Health Services Research, 22(1), art. no. 1149.
18 Health-related quality of life in patients with substance use disorders enrolled to the residential treatment in Sri Lanka: a retrospective cross-sectional study Jayamaha, A.R., Herath, N.D.M., Dharmarathna, N.D., (…), Samarasinghe, K.L., Fernando, N. 2022 Quality of Life Research.
19 Homo sapiens lithic technology and microlithization in the South Asian rainforest at Kitulgala Beli-lena (c. 45 – 8,000 years ago) Picin, A., Wedage, O., Blinkhorn, J., (…), Roberts, P., Petraglia, M. 2022 PLoS ONE, 17(10 October), art. no. e0273450.
20 How did the oil price affect Japanese yen and other currencies? Fresh insights from the COVID-19 pandemic Li, K., Devpura, N., Cheng, S. 2022 Pacific Basin Finance Journal, 75, art. no. 101857.
21 Impact of economic crisis on child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS): Experience from Sri Lanka Rohanachandra, Y.M. 2022 Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 78, art. no. 103288.
22 Improved Mesh Reconstruction with an Edge Quality Enhancement Using Multiple Inward Depth Streams Adikari, S.B., Ganegoda, N., Meegama, R., Wanniarachchi, I.L. 2022 IEEE Access, 10, pp. 98391-98402.
23 In vitro determination of anti-lipidemic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant properties and proximate composition of range of millet types and sorghum varieties in Sri Lanka Abeysekera, W.K.S.M., Jayathilaka, S.I., Abeysekera, W.P.K.M., (…), Premakumara, G.A.S., Wijewardana, D.C.M.S.I. 2022 Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 6, art. no. 884436.
24 Influence of biochar on soil biology in the charosphere Weralupitiya, C., Keerthanan, S., Vithanage, M., (…), Biswas, J.K., Jayasanka, J. 2022 Biochar in Agriculture for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals, pp. 273-291.
25 Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Cobalt-Doped Rutile/Ilmenite Derived from Natural Sands as Visible-Light-Active Photocatalytic and Antimicrobial Agents Disanayake, P., Madhusha, C., Munaweera, I., (…), Deraniyagala, S., Kottegoda, N. 2022 ChemistrySelect, 7(33), art. no. e202202598.
26 Molecular Linkage of Dissolved Organic Matter in Groundwater with Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease with Unknown Etiology Zeng, X., He, W., Guo, H., (…), Shi, Q., Vithanage, M. 2022 Exposure and Health.
27 MWCNT Buckypaper as Electrochemical Sensing Platform: A Rapid Detection Technology for Phthalic Acid Esters in Solutions* Abeysinghe, H., Wickramasinghe, G., Perera, S., Etampawala, T. 2022 ChemistrySelect, 7(36), art. no. e202201900.
28 Optimization of ethanol based extraction of phenolics from Ocimum sanctum flowers by response surface methodology Janarny, G., Ranaweera, K.K.D.S., Gunathilake, K.D.P.P. 2022 Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, 45, art. no. 102493.
29 Potential of zeolite as an adsorbent for the removal of trace metal(loids) in wastewater Keerthanan, S., Vithanage, M. 2022 Advanced Materials for Sustainable Environmental Remediation: Terrestrial and Aquatic Environments, pp. 339-359.
30 Potential to use invasive plants in biomass energy production: A case study Prosopis juliflora in coastal wetlands of Sri Lanka Bandara, W.A.R.T.W., Ranasinghe, O., Perera, P., Vlosky, R., Kizha, A.R. 2022 Trees, Forests and People, 10, art. no. 100330.
31 Recent advances in biopolymer-based advanced oxidation processes for dye removal applications: A review Peramune, D., Manatunga, D.C., Dassanayake, R.S., (…), Gunathilake, C., Abidi, N. 2022 Environmental Research, 215, art. no. 114242.
32 Screening and quantitative analysis of antibiotic resistance genes in hospital and aquaculture eQuent in Sri Lanka as an emerging environmental contaminant Liyanage, G.Y., Weerasekera, M.M., Manage, P.M. 2022 Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, 50(2), pp. 361-370.
33 Seaweeds as sustainable sources for food packaging Senarathna, Y.S.M., Wickramasinghe, I., Navaratne, S.B. 2022 Marine Biochemistry: Applications, pp. 195-209.
34 The impact of gender-role-orientations on subjective career success: A multilevel study of 36 societies Terpstra-Tong, J., Ralston, D.A., Treviño, L., (…), Burns, C., Crowley-Henry, M. 2022 Journal of Vocational Behavior, 138, art. no. 103773.
35 The Risk of Oral Cancer among Different Categorise Tobacco Smoking Exposure in Sri Lanka Edirisinghe, S.T., Weerasekera, M., De Silva, D.K., (…), De Silva, K., Yasawardene, S. 2022 Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP, 23(9), pp. 2929-2935.
36 The Routledge Companion to Sinhala Fiction from Post-War Sri Lanka: Resistance and Reconfiguration Ratnayake, M.D. 2022 The Routledge Companion to Sinhala Fiction from Post-War Sri Lanka: Resistance and Reconfiguration, pp. 1-406.
37 Thermally activated laterite soil as an adsorbent for phosphate and fluoride removal from contaminated water Dissanayake, N.U.S., Pupulewatte, P.G.H., Jayawardana, D.T. 2022 Desalination and Water Treatment, 270, pp. 227-235.
38 Recent Advances of Edible Packaging as an Alternative in Food Packaging Applications Kaushani, K.G., Priyadarshana, G., Katuwavila, N.P., Jayasinghe, R.A., Nilmini, A.H.L.R. 2022 Asian Journal of Chemistry, 34(10), pp. 2523-2537.


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