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Ruvini Ranasingha

Lecturer in Commercial Production (Fresh Produce)
Faculty:
Faculty of Science and Engineering
School:
Writtle School of Agriculture, Animal and Environmental Sciences
Location:
Writtle
Research Supervision:
Yes

Ruvini has a background in agricultural science and horticulture, enriched by her tenure as a Crop Production Manager. Additionally, she has over a decade of expertise in research, teaching and agricultural consultancy, gained from roles at the Department of Botanic Gardens and the Ministry of Agriculture in Sri Lanka.

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Background

Ruvini's academic journey started when she joined Writtle University College in 2023. Prior to this, she engaged in the horticulture industry and research roles at various institutions in Sri Lanka. Her academic background includes a BSc in Agricultural Sciences and an MSc in Crop Sciences from Sri Lanka, culminating in an MSc in Crop Production with Distinction from Writtle University College, UK.

Ruvini kick-started her career as a Technical Coordinator in a horticulture company, later transitioning into roles as a Development Officer and Research Officer under the Ministry of Agriculture.

Throughout her career, Ruvini has accumulated experience in cultivation, research, agricultural consultancy, and teaching. Her interdisciplinary approach to addressing agricultural challenges involves collaboration across diverse fields, aiming to provide practical solutions for sustainable agriculture.

Spoken Languages
  • Sinhala
  • English
Research interests
  • Commercial production of fresh produce
  • Genetic engineering and plant breeding
  • Climate resilient agriculture
  • Eco-friendly plant protection
  • Controlled environment agriculture
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Postharvest management
  • Enhancing plant resilience through the application of biostimulants to combat both abiotic and biotic stressors
  • Innovative approaches for water conservation  
Areas of research supervision
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Climate resilient agriculture
  • Controlled environment agriculture
  • Eco-friendly plant protection
  • Postharvest management
Teaching
Qualifications
  • MSc Crop Production, Writtle University College, UK
  • MSc Crop Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • BSc Agricultural Sciences (Hons), Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
Selected recent publications

Subasingha, S. A. A. U, Ruvini R. H. A. W., Nanayakkara, A. and Krishnarajah S. (2017). Effect of vermiwash on the productivity of Gerbera jamesonii compared to chemical fertilizer. Proceedings of the IV international conference on post-harvest and Quality management of horticultural products of interest for tropical regions, 2017, 4: 48 https://www.actahort.org/books/1278/1278_16.htm

Ruvini R. H. A. W. and Wickramasingha M. C. (2016). The comparative study of the effect of organic fertilizer on the growth rate of Anthurium andraeanum ‘Angel'. National Symposium on Floriculture Research, 2016, 46

Ruvini R. H. A. W., Wickramasingha M. C. and Krishnarajah S. A. (2016). Perfecting micropropagation protocol for new anthurium hybrids developed by Department of Botanic Gardens. National Symposium on Floriculture Research, 2016, 45

Ruvini R. H. A. W. and Wickramasingha M. C. (2016). Preliminary study on the effect of elephant dung on growth and flowering of anthurium (Anthurium andraeanum). National Symposium on Floriculture Research, 2016, 44

Ruvini R. H. A. W., Wickramasingha, M. C. and Krishnarajah, S. A. (2015). Evaluation of plant extracts and essential oils for antibacterial activity against the bacterial blight of Anthurium andraeanum. National symposium on Floriculture Research, 2015, 39-43

Alahakoon, P. W., Jayawardene, N. H., Madushani, K. C. and Ruvini, R. H. A. W. (2010). Effectiveness of some fungicides and herbal extracts to control powdery mildew of rambutan during wet and dry weather condition. Annals of Sri Lanka, Department of Agriculture, 2010, 12: 267-271