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Dr. Jayantha Wattevidanage
Senior Lecturer in zoology 

Dr. Wattavidanage has been involved in teaching and research in the fields of ecology, faunal diversity, limnology, and molecular parasitology for the past twenty years. He is strongly involved in popularizing science among the general public and is the author of a large number of newspaper and magazine articles. Currently, he is the Chairman, National Committee for Science Popularizing, National Science Foundation in Sri Lanka. He works as a Senior Lecturer in zoology at The Open University of Sri Lanka beginning in 1990. Jayantha earned his B.Sc. and M.Phil. from University of Sri Jayawardenepura and Ph.D. from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He conducted post doctoral research on molecular genetics of Malaria at University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. He is also a recipient of many research awards including the Presidential Award for his research publications.

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