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Name of researcher (PI or Co - investigator/s)

Title of project

Name of awarding agency

Amount of funds granted/ received

Date of award

Duration of project

Date of completion of project/

on going

**Prof. W. Abeyewickreme (PI)

Dr. Menaka Hapugoda (Deputy PI)

Prof. Y.I. Nilmini Silva Gunawardene (Co- investigator)

**Dr. Nayana Gunathilaka (Co- investigator)

**Dept. of Parasitology

Comprehensive research proposal on an operation model to control dengue in Sri Lanka using multiple vector control intervention, new product development and community engagement

National Research Council (NRC)

Rs. 49,500,000.00

28.08.2014

5 years

Ongoing

Ms.N.D.A.D.Wijegunawardana(PI)

**Prof.W.Abeyewickreme (Co-Investigator)

Prof.Y.I.Nilmini Silva Gunawardene(Co-Investigator)

**Prof. T. G. A. N. Chandrasena(Co-Investigator)

**Dr. N. Gunathilaka  (Co-Investigator)

**Dept. of Parasitology

Potential use of a combined sterile insect technique (SIT) and Wolbachia-basedapproach for the control of the dengue vector Aedes albopictus in Sri Lanka

WHO/TDR

LKR 6,546,034.88

16.12.2014

3 Year

On going

Dr. Menaka Hapugoda (PI)

Performance of recombinant proteins as diagnostic intermediates of Chikungunya, Dengue and Leptospirosis

International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Italy (CRP/SRI 08-2)

EURO 36000

(Funds received to the Faculty of Medicine, U’sity of Kelaniya)

17th of July, 2008

3 years and 9 months

30th of March, 2012

Dr. Menaka Hapugoda (PI)

Performance of recombinant proteins as diagnostic intermediates of Chikungunya, Dengue and Leptospirosis

National Science Foundation (NSF) (RG/2009/BT/01)

(For research student assistantship)

SLRs. 927 000

(Funds received to the Faculty of Medicine, U’sity of Kelaniya)

23rd of January 2009

3 and half years

July, 2012

Dr. Menaka Hapugoda (PI),

 **Prof. W. Abeyewickreme (Co-investigator)

**Dept. of Parasitology

Application of Molecular Diagnostics in Zoonotic Diseases in Sri Lanka

International Atomic Energy Agency (TC-SRL TC-SRL/5/042)

US$ 317 175

(Only technical co-operation, funds with the IAEA)

29th of September 2009

4 years

2013

Dr. Menaka Hapugoda (PI)

Species abundance and physic-chemical characteristics of malaria vector breeding habitats

National Research Council (NRC) (12-133)

SRL Rs.

45,39500.00

(Funds with the NRC)

1st of January, 2013

3 years

2016

**Prof. W. Abeyewickreme (Country co-ordinator)

**Dept. of Parasitology

Promoting the Sharing of Expertise and Infrastructure for Dengue Vector Surveillance towards Integration of the Sterile Insect Technique with Conventional Control Methods among South and South East Asian Countries

IAEA regional project (RAS5066)

Not known

Only for meeting participation and limited funds for some lab items (Funds with the IAEA)

2014

3 years

2017

**Prof. W. Abeyewickreme (PI)

Dr. Menaka Hapugoda (Co-Investigator)

Prof. Nilmini Gunawardena (Co-investigator)

**Dept. of Parasitology

Exploring Genetic, Molecular, Mechanical and Behavioral Methods of Sex Separation in Mosquitoes

IAEA’s Coordinated Research Project (CRP D44001)

EURO 6000 (Funds received to the Faculty of Medicine, U’sity of Kelaniya)

2015

2 years

On going

Dr. Menaka Hapugoda (PI),

Prof. **W. Abeyewickreme (Co-investigator)

Prof. Nilmini Gunawardene (Project Management team)

Prof. Aresha Manamperi

(Project Management team)

**Dept. of Parasitology

Establishing a national centre for Research, Training and Services in Medical and Molecular Entomology for vector-borne diseases control in Sri Lanka

International Atomic Energy Agency (TC-SRL TC-SRL/5/047)

EURO 339,640

(Only technical co-operation, funds with the IAEA)

1st of January, 2016

4 years

On going