Mrs.P.Sivakumar [Senior Lecturer (Grade II)]

M.Phil (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)

Contact:  theepa04@gmail.com

Room No , Second floor, NSB II building

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B.Sc. (Honours), University of Jaffna (2005)
M.Phil., University of Peradeniya (2014)
I have graduated from the University of Jaffna with B.Sc. Honours degree in 2005 and got my M.Phil from the University of Peradeniya in 2014. I teach Developmental biology, Environmental zoology, Marine biology, Aquaculture and Biology for non science students for the Undergraduates and I serve as visiting Lecturer at Jaffna regional center, Open University, Sri Lanka from 2016.

Membership in a professional organization

Member of Jaffna Science Association, Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
Life member of Sri Lanka Association for fisheries and Aquatic resources (SLAFAR)

Resource person

Resource person for G.C.E (A/L) practical training for Biology Teachers (19th -20th, March 2013)-organized by National Institute of Education.

Participated at the 4th National workshop on scientific writing organized by Post Graduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya and NSF. From – 6th- 7th March 2014.

Resource person for Training programme for Teachers organized by Zonal Education ,Vadamaradchy –May 27th 2014

Resource person for Fisheries and food technology seminar for Teachers organized by NIE from 30th -31st, October, 2014.

Resource person for Fisheries and food technology seminar for Teachers organized by Zonal Education ,Vadamaradchy –7th , October, 2016.

Presentations (Seminars/Conferences)

19th ,20th sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for Fisheries and aquatic Resources-2013,2014

PGIA annual Congress-2012,2013

National Symposium on the Biodiversity of the Northern province of Sri Lanka-Sewalanka Foundation-2013

MFF presentations-2014 ,2015

ICFA 2016: 18th International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture to be held in Toronto, Canada during June, 13-14, 2016.

Gnaneswaran,R.and P.Sundaralingam(2006). Influence of Anthropogenic activities on the abundance and diversity of dragonfly fauna (Odonata: Anisoptera) in artificial pond habitats in Jaffna District: Sri Lanka. Presented at the International Conference on Humid Tropical Ecosystems: Changes Challenges and Opportunities, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 4 -9th December 2006, abstracts pp. 91

Sundaralingam.P. and R.Gnaneswaran(2006). Survey and Identification of Dragonflies (Odonata) in Valligamum region, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Proceeding of the Jaffna Science Association abstracts. pp.19

Piratheepa, S. and Edrisinghe, U. (2011). Shrimps species of coastal fishery in Kakkaithivu Coastal area, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Proceeding of 17th sessions of the Sri Lanka Association For Fisheries and aquatic Resources: 23.

Piratheepa, S., Chitravadivelu, K. and Edrisinghe, U.(2012). Problems of present fisheries management in Kakkaithivu Coastal area, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Proceeding of NARA scientific sessions: 23.

Piratheepa, S., Chitravadivelu, K. and Edrisinghe, U. (2012). Updates on the Species of the Shrimps in Kakkaithivu Coastal waters, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Tropical Agricultural Research. 24(1): 82-90.

Piratheepa, S., Chitravadivelu, K. and Edrisinghe, U. (2013). Investigation on Length –weight relationship of Penaeus monodon (Fabricius, 1798) in Kakkaithivu Coastal waters, in northern part of Sri Lanka. Tropical Agricultural Research. 25(1):133-140.

Piratheepa, S., Chitravadivelu, K. and Edrisinghe, U. (2013). Species composition of penaeid Shrimps in Kakkaithivu Coastal waters, Jaffna estuary, Sri Lanka. Proceeding of 19th sessions of the Sri Lanka Association For Fisheries and aquatic Resources: 13.

Piratheepa, S., Edrisinghe, U., Chitravadivelu, K. and Vijitharan, N. (2013). Current status of Shrimp diversity from waters around Jaffna, Northern part of Sri Lanka. Proceeding of the Abstracts of National Symposium on the Biodiversity of the Northern province of Sri Lanka: 4

Piratheepa, S., Chitravadivelu, K. and Edrisinghe, U. (2014). Length –weight relationship of Metapenaeus monoceros (Fabricius, 1798) in Kakkaithivu Coastal waters,Sri Lanka. Proceeding of 20th sessions of the Sri Lanka Association For Fisheries and aquatic Resources: 32.

Piratheepa, S. (2014). Shrimps in waters around Jaffna Penninsula. Saath Samudra Magazine. Heritage (Pvt) Ltd.ISBN2279-3208,pp44–47

Gnaneswaran, R. Eswaramohan, T and Sivakumar, P (2015) Degradation of Mangrove forest in Thondamanaru Lagoon Ecosystem , Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Ileperuma ,OA, Priyantha, N, Yatigammana, SK, Wijesundara , C. and Madawala HMSP (editors) (2015): Symposium Proceedings, Fourth International Symposium on Water Quality and Human Health: Chanllenges Ahead, 01 & 02 August, PGIS, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Pp-26.

Piratheepa, S. Gnaneswaran, R. and Eswaramohan, T (2015). Diversity of Crabs and Shrimps in Thondaimanaru lagoon, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. Abstracts of second international Conference on Agriculture, Aquaculture and Animal Science 2015. ISBN2978-955-4543-32-4,pp28

Piratheepa, S., Chitravadivelu, K. and Edrisinghe, U. (2016). Taxonomic study and Identification key to the Species of the shrimps, particularly the Family Penaeidae in Kakkaithivu coastal waters, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. International journal of Scientific and research publications. Vol:6(5).pp 424-431

Piratheepa, S. Gnaneswaran, R. and Eswaramohan, T (2016). Changes in Fish and Shellfish in Thondamanaru Lagoon, Jaffna, Sri Lanka. International journal of Environment, chemical ,Ecological ,Geological and Geophysical Engineering.Vol:10(6),pp 606-610

Piratheepa, S(2016). Fluctuation in species composition of shrimps, particularly the Family Penaeidae in Kakkaithivu coastal waters, Jaffna Estuary, Sri Lanka. Proceeding of International Conference of Biotechnology and its applications in Aquaculture ans fisheries.pp133

y research is focus on Aquaculture, Environmental biology and Aquatic Biology. I have involved with OUSL undergraduate project “DESIGN A SUITABLE WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM TO SOLVE THE DRINKING WATER PROBLEM FOR THE IRANAIPPALAI AREA IN MULLAITIVU DISTRICT, THE NORTHERN PROVINCE OF SRILANKA”.
Currently I’m working on diversity of shellfish, fish and zooplankton and water quality analysis.

Research activities


Co -Investigator of the IUCN -Mangrove for Future (MFF/138) grant, 2014.
Title of the project: Baseline analysis of Development opportunities to Thondamanaru lagoon

Grants and Scholarships/Fellowships

Co-investigator -Mangrove for Future (MFF/138) grant (IUCN), 2014 -(Baseline analysis of Development opportunities for Thondamanaru Lagoon

Sir Sangarapillai Pararajasingham award for the best performance in the Honours Degree examination in Science (Zoology) in the University of Jaffna (2004).

UNU – UNESCO International Fellowship to attend a two weeks training programme on mangrove biodiversity at Annamalai University, India in 2012.