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MRS. K.PRAPAGAR

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Mrs. K.Prapagar
B.Sc. Agric. (EUSL), M.Phil. (UPDN, SL)
Senior Lecturer Gr. II
Department of Agricultural Chemistry
Faculty of Agriculture
Eastern University, Sri Lanka

Tel (Office): +94 (0) 65 2241264, (Residence): +94 (0) 65 2227057
Mobile: +94 (0) 77 6038821
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Educational Qualification:

  • M. Phil. In Environmental Soil Science– University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2011)
  • B.Sc. Agric. (Hons), Eastern University, Sri Lanka (2005)
  • Certificate in Teaching Methodology, Eastern University, Sri Lanka (2009)

Work Experience:

  • 2011.07.05- to present: Senior Lecturer Gr. II, Department of Agricultural Chemistry, EUSL
  • 2006.05.02 – 2011.07.04: Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Chemistry, EUSL
  • 2005.03.01 -2006.05.01: Assistant Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Chemistry, EUSL

Peer Reviewed International Journal

  1. Weerasinghae, P., Prapagar, K and Dharmasena, K.M.C., 2016. Nitrogen release patterns of urea and nano urea fertilizer under two contrasting soil moisture regimes. International Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and Plantation, Vol. 4 pp: 10-17.
  2. Kavitha S, Prapagar K and Gunarathne G.P.2015. Effect of different rate of dolomite application on tea leaf nutrient content. International journal of Environmental Science, vol 5 , pp:1085- 1090.
  3. Kavitha S, Prapagar K and Gunarathne G.P.2015.Nutrient Availability of Tea Growing Soil Influenced by Different Rates of Dolomite. Journal of Tea Science Research. 2015, Vol. 5, No. 11.
  4. Premanandaraja. P, and Prapagar. K. 2014.Locally Available Soil Amendments As A Partial Substitute For Inorganic Fertilizers On Soil And Ground Water Qualities. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology. vol 1 , pp 1-7.

Peer Reviewed National Journal

  1. Prapagar,K., Indraratne, S.P. and Premanandharajah.P. 2011. Effect of Soil Amendments on Reclamation of Saline-Sodic Soil. Tropical Agriculture .Vol.23. pp 168-176.
  2. Prapagar. K., Indraratne. S.P. and Premanandaraja. P, 2010. Reclamation of Saline-Sodic soils using gypsum amaended organic materials and the subsequent performance of onion (Allium cepa L.) AGRIEAST, vol 9, pp 47.
  3. Premanandarajah. P., Prapagar. K.,Sivapriya. V and. Vimal Jothy. I. 2009. Effect of locally available amendments on the yield of red onion and organic matter content in sandy regosol. Proceedings of the 8th Annual Research Session, Eastern University, Sri Lanka. 17th–18th December 2009.

International conference and symposium:

  1. Vinojini.V., and Prapagar, K., 2017. Improving phosphate retention in sandy soil. International Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University, January 19-20, 2017.
  2. Himaya, S.M.S., Prapagar, K and Dasinaa, S. 2016. Effect of different concentration of Sodium Chloride (NaCl) on growth and yield of Vegetable Cowpea. 1st International Research onference Trincomalee Campus, Eastern University, Sri Lanka September 14-15 .2016.
  3. Prapagar, K.Dasinaa. S. and Shanika, W. 2015. Effect of different salinity levels of a soil on nutrient availability of manure amended soil. Proceedings of 5th International Symposium, South Eastern University, December 7-8.2015. pp. 197-199
  4. Premanandaraja. P, and Prapagar. K. 2013.Effect of poultry manure as partial substitute for P and S on the yield and quality of groundnut. Proceedings of 3rd International Symposium , South Eastern University, July 6-7.2013. pp.94-99.
  5. Prapagar. K. and Sutheshkumar. N. 2012. Behavior of phosphate in sandy regosol. International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment (ICSBE 2012).Dec 14-16 Kandy.
  6. Prapagar. K., Indraratne. S.P. and Premanandaraja. P, 2011. Improvements shown by saline-sodic soils due to addition of organic amendments with gypsum. 10 th International Conference ESAFS. 10th -13th October, Colombo.pp305
  7. Prapagar,K., Indraratne, S.P. and Premanandharajah.P. 2011. Effect of Gypsum Amended Organic Amendments on Electrical Conductivity and Exchangeable Sodium Percentage of Saline-Sodic Soils. International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment, Ruhuna University, Nov.2011.pp 23.
  8. Prapagar. K. and Sutheshkumar. N. 2011. Influence of application of organic and inorganic fertilizer on soil and Leachate mineral nitrogen of Sandy Regosol. International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment, Ruhuna University, Nov.2011. pp.40

National Symposium Papers:

  1. Vinojini.V., and Prapagar, K., 2016. Effectiveness of cow dung and gypsum on minimizing nitrate leaching in sandy soil. 2nd National Symposium on Agriculture, Eastern University, Srilanka.30th of August 2016.
  2. Himaya, S.M.S., Prapagar, K and Dasinaa, S. 2016. Effect of Salt Stress on the Germination of Vegetable Cowpea. Proceedings of the 6th Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University, January 28-29, 2016.
  3. Prapagar K ,Kavitha S and Gunarathne G.P.2015. Effect of Dolomite Application on Made Tea Yield. National Symposium on Agriculture, Eastern University, Srilanka.5th of August 2015.
  4. Prapagar. K. and Kirubashini.S.2015.Effect of different salinity levels of a soil on decomposition organic manure. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Research Session, Eastern University, Sri Lanka. 9th of February 2015.
  5. Kavitha S, Prapagar K and Gunarathne G.P.2015. Effect of Dolomite Application on Available phosphorus status in Tea Soils. Proceedings of the Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University, January 29-30, 2015
  6. Premanandarajah. P., Prapagar. K.,Sivapriya. V and. Vimal Jothy. I. 2009. Effect of locally available amendments on the yield of red onion and organic matter content in sandy regosol. Proceedings of the 8th Annual Research Session, Eastern University, Sri Lanka. 17th–18th December 2009.

Book Publications:

  1. Prapagar. K., Indraratne. S.P. and Premanandaraja. P, 2013. Reclamation of Saline-Sodic Soils ; Gypsum amended organic materials, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. ISBN-13 : 978-3-659-33844-1.

  • Environmental impacts on organic and inorganic fertilizers
  • Biogeochemical cycling of nutrients
  • Pollution Chemistry
  • Mineralogy of Tropical soil
  • Management of Salt affected soil

  • Soil genesis and Mineralogy
  • Soil Properties
  • Soil Management
  • Applied-Soil-Plant-Microbe Interaction

  • Batticaloa Lions Award- 2002 for the best performance at the first year examination of the bachelor of the science of Agriculture Degree
  • Somasundaram Memorial First class award - 2006 for obtaining first class in all four years in the bachelor of the science of Agriculture Degree
  • Kannappar Namasivayam Memorial award 2006 for the overall best performance at the bachelor of the science of Agriculture Degree

  • Acting. Head/ Agric. Chemistry with effect from 03.02.2017 to 02.03.2017
  • Head/Agric. Chemistry with effect from 03.03.2017 to date
  • Coordinator /Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Agriculture 24.04.2012 to 23.04.2015
    ( 3 Years)
  • Member of Sports Advisory board with effect from 16.03.2013 to 15.03.2015 (2 Years)
  • Student counselor with effect from 01.06.2013 ( 1 Year)
  • Coordinator/ External Degree Faculty of Agriculture with effect from 01.08.2013 – to date
  • Committee member for Establishment of farm Practical Training center at Kiran with effect from 21.05.2014 – to date
  • Member of Faculty curriculum committee
  • Member of CENSARM
  • Chairman Board of Survey-2015

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