Ruhuna Journal of Science

Ruhuna Journal of Science is the official journal of Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

Official abbreviation: Ruhuna J. Sci.

(Online) eISSN:  2536-8400

(Print version/ before 2014) ISSN: 1800-279X 

Ruhuna Journal of Science is a peer-reviewed international open access online journal. Two issues are published annually, in June and December.

Indexing: RJS has been registered as a contributor for The OAIster database, which uses Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH).

RJS is indexed in Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) ( and included in Sri Lanka Journals Online (SLJOL) (

RJS accepts scholarly research articles and short communications across a broad spectrum of pure and applied sciences, and interdisciplinary sciences. The articles submitted to the RJS are checked for plagiarism, and will be desk-rejected if proved to be not up to the journal standard. The manuscripts are peer reviewed by experts in relevant areas (double-blind). In addition, the authors themselves may suggest two or three potential reviewers for their papers. The accepted manuscripts are assigned a DOI through the SLJOL registry.

No Article Processing fees (APC) or page fees are charged from the authors currently.

Editorial board – Ruhuna Journal of Science

Senior Editor-in-Chief:

Professor W.G.D. Dharmaratna, Department of Physics, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

Editor-in-Chief (Physical Sciences):

Dr. Janak R. Wedagedera, Simcyp-CERTARA, United Kingdom

Editor-in-Chief (Biological Sciences):

Professor (Ms.) K.B. Suneetha Gunawickrama, Department of Zoology, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka


Professor (Ms.) N.Jeevanthi De S. Amarasinghe, Department of Zoology, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

Professor (Ms.) Hema M.K.K. Pathirana, Department of Chemistry, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

Professor Saman Abeysinghe, Department of Botany, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

Professor (Ms.) W.T.S.Dammini Premachandra, Department of Zoology, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

Assoc. Professor Dr. Nishanta Rajakaruna, Biological Sciences Department, California Polytechnic State University, USA

Assistant Professor Dr. Nishad Jayasundara, School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine, Orono, USA

Professor L.A. Leslie W. Jayasekara, Department of Mathematics, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

Professor P.A. Jayantha, Department of Mathematics, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

Professor Upul Wijayantha, Department of Chemistry, Loughborough University,UK

Technical Editor:

Dr. Tharaka Ilayperuma, Department of Computer Science, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka



Call for papers: Ruhuna Journal of Science Volume 9: Issue 1 & 2 (June & December 2018)


Ruhuna Journal of Science invites submission of manuscripts for Volume 9, 2018.

Manuscripts will be processed throughout the year and the accepted ones will be scheduled for the next immediate issue.

From Volume 7 (2016) onward, all articles published in Ruhuna Journal of Science are Open Access articles published under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC 4.0 International license.

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Vol 9, No 1 (2018): Ruhuna J Sci.

Ruhuna Journal of Science vol 9, Issue 1, June 2018
Cover image: Architectural beauty of University of Ruhuna main campus. Chief Architect was Geoffrey Bawa. "Bawa’s design deployed over fifty separate pavilions linked by a system of covered loggias on a predominantly orthogonal grid and used a limited vocabulary of forms and materials borrowed from the Porto-Sinhalese building traditions of the late Medieval Period, but it exploited the changing topography of the site to create an ever varying sequence of courts and verandahs, vistas and closures. The result was a modern campus, vast in size but human in scale." ( Photo Credit: Kalana Sugeeshwara ( - BBA UG in Marketing and Management - University of Ruhuna.

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Ruhuna Journal of Science by University of Ruhuna is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

eISSN: 2536-8400

Print ISSN: 1800-279X (Before 2014)