Publications – Crop Improvement

  • Wijesuriya, A., Ariyawansha, B.D.S.K. and Perera, A.L.T. (2014).Estimation of Heritability of Sugarcane (Saccharum spp.Hybrid) Yield Components through Analyisis of Poly-Cross Families. 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. pp 107.

  • Wijesuriya, A., Alwis, L.M.H.R. (2013). Determination of Optimal Auxin and Cytokinin Level for Meristem Culture of Sugarcane (Saccharum hybrid spp.). Variety SL 96 328. Proceedings, Annual Research Symposium, Uwa-Wellassa University.

  • Supuni, L.B.S., Wijesuriya, A. and Alwis, L.M.H.R., ( 2013). Evaluation of Sugarcane Germplasm for Development of Core-collections for Directional Breeding of Sugarcane (Saccharum hybrid spp.). Proceedings, Annual research Symposium, Uwa-Wellassa University.

  • Supuni L.B.S., Wijesuriya, A., Jayasinghe, W.H. and Alwis, L.M.H.R., ( 2013). Parental Selection for Directional Breeding of Sugarcane (Saccharum hybrid spp.). Journal of national institute of Plantation Management, 27:52-58.

  • Rathnayaka, R.M.B.S., Wijesuriya, A., Perera, A.M.M.S. and Alwis, L.M.H.R., ( 2013). Optimal Phyto-hormone Levels for Meristem Culture of Sugarcane (Saccharum hybrid spp.) : Variety SL 96 328, 27: pp. 44-51.

  • Perera, A.M.M.S., (2012) Assessment of sugarcane meristem culture procedure for virus elimination using serological techniques. MSc Thesis, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

  • Wijesuriya, A., (2012) Cross prediction for directional breeding of sugarcane (Saccharum hybrid spp.) using the analysis of biparental and poly cross families. PhD Thesis. Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

  • Perera, A.M.M.S., Wijesuriya, A., Jayasekara, G.A.U. and Ariyawansha, B.D.S.K. (2012) Assessment of Sugarcane Meristem Culture Procedure for Virus Elimination, Abstract, Council for Agricultural Research Policy.

  • Wijesuriya A., Perera A. L. T., Ariyawansha B.D.S.K., Manel D. and Sunil H.K. (2012) Analysis of Biparental families for Estimation and cross prediction in sugarcane (Saccharum Hybrid spp.) Breeding Cross predictions for Sugarcane Breeding. Proceedings of the Fourth Symposium on Plantation Crop Research, 21-22 September 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

  • Dapanage, M. and Wijesuriya, A. (2012). Study on pollen and meiosis of Saccharum spp. and hybrids. In: Nugaliyadda, L., Marambe, B., Ratnasekara, D., Silva, P., Nanayakkara, C., Rajapakse, R. and Deshmukh, A. (eds.),  Sri Lanka-India conference on agro biotechnology for sustainable development, 12-13 March, B.M.I.C.H., Colombo, Sri Lanka.

  • Jayasinghe, W. H., Wickremasinghe, I. P. and Ewers, W. (2012). Varietal evaluation of tomato varieties under protected environment and organic conditions in summer season in Martfeld, Germany. Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment. University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

  • Wijesuriya, A., Ariyawansha, B.D.S.K., Sunil, H.K. and Keerthipala A.P. (2010). Spaced planting of seed setts of Sugarcane (Saccharum hybrid spp.): A cheap and easy method of planting, In: Proceedings of the Third Symposium on Plantation Crop Research –Stakeholder empowerment through Technological Advances (Eds.R.S.Dharmakeerthi and A.M.W.K.Senevirathna) Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka, Dartonfield , Agalawatta. pp 63-73.

  • Atapattu, D.G.T., Perera, A.M.M.S., Ariyawansha, B.D.S.K., Manel, D. and Wijesuriya, A. (2010). Determination of optimal phyto-hormone levels for sugarcane (Saccharumhybrid spp.) meristem culture protocol. In: Proceedings of the Third Symposium on Plantation Crop Research – Stakeholder empowerment through Technological Advances (Eds.R.S.Dharmakeerthi and A.M.W.K.Senevirathna) Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka, Dartonfield , Agalawatta. pp 147-156.

  • Ariyawansha B.D.S.K.,  Wijesuriya A.,  Manel D., Silva M.K.R. and Perera A.M.M.S., (2009). Identification of sugarcane varieties for commercial cultivation in agro-ecological zone IL1c in proposed Bibile sugar project area. 2nd National Symposium, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

  • Wijesuriya, A., Ariyawansha, B.D.S.K., Keerthipala, A.P., and Sunil, H.K. (2001).  Rapid Propagation of sugarcane through lateral shoot multiplication (Japaneese method) i. Feasibility under Sri Lankan conditions. Journal of the National Institute of Plantation Management., vol 17-01. 68-86.

  • Leelananda, G., Dayatilake, G.A. and Sunil, H.K. (2000).Use ofin- vitro techniques for screening of sugarcane lines against smut (Ustilago scitaminae) disease. SLAAS proceedings of the 56th Annual Sessions, 27th Nov-01 Dec.2000, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

  • Sunil, H.K.,Dharmawardene, M.W.N and Wijesuriya, A. (2000) Genetic resources of sugarcane, their conservation and utilization.Paper presented at the National workshop on plant Genetic resources, 8-10 Nov/2000 at Plant Genetic Resources Centre, Dept. of Agric. Peradeniya.

  • Sunil, H.K., Lawrence, M.J. (1997). Quantitative genetics of Sugarcane 2;  The inheritance of eleven agronomicaly important characters ; Sugarcane ; Issue 1, Jan/Feb..

  • Lawrence M.J., Kearsey M.J and  Sunil H.K, (1997) Quantitative Genetics of Sugarcane 3, A critical look at some aspects of current Breeding programme; Sugarcane Issue 6, Nov/Dec.

  • Wijesuriya, A., Thattil, R.O. and Perera, A.L.T. (1997). Rank based selection indices for clonal evaluation of sugarcane (Saccharum spp.). Trop. Agric. Res., Vol 9, , PGIA, Univ. of Peradeniya. p.26-34.

  • Sunil H.K., Lawrence M.J. Quantitative genetics of sugarcane 1; A large scale evaluation of Saccharum germplasm; Sugarcane; Issue 6, Nov/Dec.1996.

  • Wijesuriya, A., Thattil, R.O., Perera, A.L.T., (1993), Selection criteria used in clonal evaluation of sugarcane (Saccharum spp.). Tropical Agric. Res., Vol. 5: 109-119.