Department of Plant Sciences

University of Colombo

Dr. Thilini A. Perera is a lecturer in Plant- Biotechnology and is attached to the Department of Plant Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Colombo. Her research interests include, Plant-Microbe interactions, Soil biology and IoT usage in crop cultivations etc. She has won a Senate Award for Research Excellence awarded by the University of Colombo for the year 2017. Dr. Perera has been a member of SLAYS from the year 2017 and has held many prestigious positions through the years as a council member of SLAYS. She was a gold medalist and the  1st runner up in the first ever 3MT thesis competition organized by SLAYS in 2017. She has held the positions of Chairperson 3MT competition, 2019; Secretary SLAYS, 2020 and the President-Elect SLAYS in 2021. Dr. Perera has represented SLAYS in the GYA (Global Young Academy) meetings in the years 2020 and 202