Publications – Crop Protection

Entomology Publications

  • Chanchala, K.M.G., Wanasinghe, V.K.A.S.M., Kumarasinghe, N.C., Ariyawansa, B.D.S.K and Karunarathna, P.M.A. (2012).  Distribution Pattern of Sugarcane Woolly Aphid on Sugarcane Plant Based on Leaf Colour. Proceedings of the Symposium on Minor Export Crops. 21-22 September 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 
  • Wanasinghe, V.K.A.S.M., Kumarasinghe, N.C. and Chanchala, K.M.G. (2012). Natural Enemies of Sugarcane Woolly Aphid (Ceratovacuna lanigera): A survey in Passara, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the Fourth Symposium on Plantation Crop Research, 21-22 September 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 163-170. 
  • Kumarasinghe N.C. and Basnayake, B.R.S.B (2009). An investigation on the influence of monsoonal weather on sudden establishment of the Sugarcane Wooly Aphid in Sri Lanka. Sugar Tech, 11 (3): 
  • Kumarasinghe N.C. (2008). Effect of Fipronil on the Sugarcane Internode Borer (Chilo sacchariphagus indicus) in Sri Lanka. Sugar Tech, 10 (2): 166-170. 
  • Kumarasinghe, N.C. (2007). Identification of a New Pest of Sugarcane, Ceratovacuna lanigera Zehntner in Sri Lanka.Sugar Tech, 9 (2&3): 220-223. 
  • Wijayarathne, L.K.W.,  Kumarasinghe, N.C., and Salim, N. (2006). Investigation on biology and behavior of Bemisia tabaci Gennadius (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) in Sri Lanka.  Proceedings of 26th Annual Sessions of the institute of Biology, Colombo, Sri Lanka. November 2006:2. 
  • Wijayarathne, L.K.W., Kumarasinghe, N.C., and Salim, N. (2006). Transmission of Indian Cassava Mosseic Virus (ICMV) by Whitefly Bemisia tabaci G. (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) in Sri Lanka.   Proceedings of 26th Annual Sessions of the institute of Biology, Colombo, Sri Lanka. November 2006:3. 
  • Fernando, Eureka, Kumarasinghe, N.C. Ariyawansha, B.D.S.K (2004). Resistance of  forty Sugarcane varieties to the internode Borer, Chilosachariphagus indicus (kapur). Proceedings of 60th Annual Session  of  Sri Lankan Association for advancement of Science, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 2004: 34. 
  • Wijayarathne, L.K.W.,Upul Kumara, M.A.S., Fernnando, M.D., Palipana, K.B. and Kumarasinghe. (2004). Potential use of paddy husk combusted gas as a controlling mechanism for insects of stored paddy Proceedings of 24th Annual Sessions of the institute of Biology, Colombo, Sri Lanka. November 2004 :1. 
  • Wijayarathne, L.K.W.,Upul Kumara, M.A.S., Fernnando, M.D., Palipana, K.B. and Kumarasinghe. (2004).  Behavioral Changes of Sitophilus oryzae L. Coleoptera: Curculionidae) upon its exposure to smoke generated from paddy husk combustion. Proceedings of 24th Annual Sessions of the institute of Biology, Colombo, Sri Lanka. November 2004:3. 
  • Kumarasinghe, N.C. (2003). Insect fauna associated with sugarcane in Sri Lanka, Journal of Environmental Biology, 24(4): 359-364. 
  • Kumarasinghe, N.C  and Jepson, P.C. (2003). Antixenotic effect of sugarcane leaves on feeding and oviposition by Pyrilla perpusilla Walker (Homoptera: Lophopidae), Sugar Tech, 5(1&2): 11-19. 
  • Fernnando, M.E.J., Kumarasinghe, N.C and Ahangama, D. (2003). antibiosis resistance of five near commercial sugarcane varieties to the internode borer Chilo sacchariphagus indicus (Kapur) Proceedings of the 59th Annual sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 2003: 63. 
  • Senaviratne J.A.U.T. and Kumarasinghe, N.C. (2002). Biological  Control of the sugarcane planthopper by the moth Epiricania melanoleuca (Fletcher) in Sri Lanka., Sugar Tech,  4 (1&2): 26-32. 
  • Kumarasinghe, N.C., Wratten, S.D. and Jepson, P.C. (2001). Morphological basis for resistance in sugarcane to Pyrilla perpusilla Walker (Homoptera: Lophopidae), International Journal of Pest Management, 47(2): 127-134. 
  • Kumarasinghe, N.C. and Jones, P. (2001). Identification of White Leaf Disease of Sugarcane in Sri Lanka, Sugar Tech, 3 (1&2): 55-58. 
  • Senevirathne, J.A.U.T., Keerthipala, A.P. and Ariyawansha B.D.S.K. (2001). Determination of an Action Threshold for the Sugarcane Internode Borer, Chilo sacchariphagus indicus (Kapur) in Sri Lanka. Sugar Tech. 3(1 & 2): 45. 
  • Senaviratne, J.A.U.T., Kumarasinghe, N.C.  and Ariyawansha, B.D.S.K. (2001). Effect of Internode borer Chilo sacchariphagus indicus (Kapur) damage on yield and juice quality of sugarcane, Proceedings of the 57th Annual sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. 
  • Kumarasinghe, N.C. (1999). Integrated crop protection in sugarcane: current advances and future possibilities, Proceedings of the Seminar on Pest control in the next millennium, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 1999: 93-97. 
  • Kumarasinghe, N.C. and Ekanayake, H.M.R.K. (1998). Incidence of Sugarcane parasitic nematodes in the Siyambalanduwa area and the effect of Physical factors on their population levels, Proceedings of the Third International Symposium of Afro-Asian Society of Nematologists, Coimbatore, India. 1999: 63-67. 
  • Kumarasinge, N.C. and Wratten, S.D. (1998). The occurence of hydroxamic acids in sugarcane and their role on the sugarcane plant hopper Pyrilla perpusilla.(Homoptera :lophopidae), Sugarcane, 5: 18-22. 
  • Senaviratne, J.A.U.T. and Kumarasinghe, N.C. (1997). Biological control of the sugarcane plant hopper Pyrilla perpusilla walker by using the parasitic moth Epiricania melonoleuca (Fletcher) in Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the 53rd Annual sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancementof Science, Matara, Sri Lanka. 1997: 97. 
  • Kumarasinge, N.C. and Wratten, S.D. (1996). The sugarcane lophopid plant hopperPyrilla perpusilla.(Homoptera :lophopidae): a review of its biology, pest status and control, Bulletin of Entomological Research, 86: 485-498. 
  • Kumarasinghe, N.C. Jepson, P.C. and Smartt, J. (1994). Regression model forestimating the antibiotic effect of sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) to the lophopid plant hopperPyrilla perpusilla walker,  Med .Fac.Landbou w.w. Univ.Gent  59/2a: 235-242. 
  • Kumarasinghe, N.C. (1994). Host plant resistance in sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)to the lophopid plant hopper Pyrilla perpusilla Walker (Homoptera: Lophopidae), Ph.D. thesis, University of Southampton, U.K. 164 pp.
  • Kumarasinge, N.C. and Wratten, S.D. (1992). Host plant resistance mechanism in sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)to the lophopid pant hopper Pyrilla perpusilla (homoptera : Lophopidae), International organisation for biological and integrated of noxious animals and plants/ West Palaeartic Regional station Bulletin, 16(5): 144-154. 
  • Kumarasinghe, N.C. and Ranasinghe, M.A.S.K. (1988). Effect of environmental factors on populations of the sugarcane leafhopper Pyrilla perpusilla singhalensis, Proceedings of the 44th Annual sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 1988: 70. 
  • Kumarasinghe, N.C. (1988).Studies on the damage by termites to seed sets and to post harvest stubble of sugarcane grown in rainfed sugarcane plantations in the dry zone of Sri Lanka,Proceedings of the the 10 th soil zoology Colloquium, Bangalore, India. 7th to 13th August 1988. 
  • Kumarasinghe, N.C. and Ranasinghe, M.A.S.K. (1988). Incidence of termite damage in sugarcane grown in Sri Lanka, Beitrage Trop.Land Wirtsch Veterinarmed, 26 :303-307. 
  • Kumarasinghe, N.C. and Ranasinghe, M.A.S.K. (1987). Reproductive biology of the pink mealybug Saccharicoccus Saccharii (Homoptera: Pseudococcidae) of Sugarcane grown in Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the 43rd Annual sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 1987: 97. 
  • Kumarasinghe, N.C. and Ranasinghe, M.A.S.K. (1986). A preliminary study on the extent of damage made by termites to seed sets of sugarcane in rainfed sugarcane plantations at Sevanagala, Proceedings of the 42nd Annual sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 1986: 70. 
  • Kumarasinghe, N.C. and Ranasinghe, M.A.S.K. (1985). Life history and monthly incidence of sugarcane leaf hopper Pyrilla perpusilla singhalensis Fennha (Homoptera: Lophopidae) in Kantale., Proceedings of the 41st Annual sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 1985:

Pathology Publication

  • Piyathunga A.L.I., Chandrasena G. and Thushari A.N.W.S. (2013). Study on Effects of Selected Plant Extracts on Sugarcane Smut Pathogen (Ustilago Scitaminea), Proceeding of the 04th Research Syposium – Uva Wellassa University. pp 44-46. 
  • Thushari A.N.W.S., Ariyawansha B.D.S.K (2014). Identification of Different Sugarcane Sumt (Ustilago scitaminea). Strains in Sri Lanka, Proceedings of International Conclave on Sugar Crops: Sweeteners and Green Energy from Sugar Crops: Emerging Technologies. February 15 – 17, 2014 held at Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow, India. p. 138 – 139.