Publications through Regional Centre collaboration:
Full papers:
1. Yamane, Sk. and Dias, R. K. S., 2016. New species of the Pristomyrmex profundus Wang group from the Oriental Region (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Euroasian Entomological Journal, 15(1): 188- 193.

2. Dias, R. S., Udayakantha, S., Wachkoo, A. A., and Akbar, S. A., 2018. New records of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Sri Lanka, including four tramp species. Sociobiology, 65(3), 449-455.

3. Dias, R. K. S., Yamane, Sk., Akbar, S. A., Peiris, H. A. W. S. and Wachkoo, A. A., 2019. Discovery of the worker caste of Protanilla schoedli Baroni Urbani & De Andrade (Formicidae: Leptanillinae) in Sri Lanka, Oriental Insects,  53:2, 160-166.

4. Dias, R.K.S., Udayakantha,W.S., Thotagamuwa, A.,  and Akbar, S. A., 2020.  Tetraponera modesta, a new pseudomyrmecine ant record (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) for Sri Lanka, Ukrainska Entomofaunistyka, 11(2): 1–3

5.  Dias R.K.S., Guénard B., Akbar S.A., Economo E.P., Udayakantha W.S., Wachkoo A.A. 2020. The Ants (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) of Sri Lanka: a taxonomic research summary and updated checklist. ZooKeys 967: 1–142.

Dias, R. K. S., Wackhoo, A. A. and Akbar, S. A., 2017. New records of ant taxa (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in four subfamilies from Sri Lanka. Proceedings of International Research Symposium on pure and Applied Sciences, Faculty of science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka: 31. 

Dias, R. K. S., Udayakantha, W. S. and Premadasa, W. P. S. P., 2019. A preliminary inventory of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of Rilagala Forest Reserve in Nuwara-Eliya District, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of World Ant Forum, 2019 and the 12th ANeT Meeting, Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University, Thailand: 25.

Premadasa, W. P. S. P., Pathiraja, S. P. K. S. S., Samanthika, A. L. C. and Dias, R. K. S., 2019. Qualitative and Quantitative Information on Health Hazards of Ant Stings from a Survey Conducted in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of World Ant Forum, 2019 and the 12th ANeT Meeting, Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University, Thailand: 65.

Handbook for the training course:
Dias, R. K. S., 2018. Handbook on Field Sampling Methods and Identification of Ants (Family: Formicidae). Regional Centre for Ant Research Department of Zoology and Environment Management, University of Kelaniya. 30 p

Sri Lankan Publications on Ants

1. Dias, R. K. S. and Rajapaksha, R. P. K. C. 2016. Geographic records of subfamilies, Genera and species of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the four climatic zones of Sri Lanka: A review. J.Sci. Univ. Kelaniya, 11(2): 23 – 45 pp.

2. Dias, R. K. S. and Udayakantha, W. S. 2016. Discovery of the Sri Lankan Relict Ant, Aneuretus simoni Emery (Formicidae, Aneuretinae) and the nest density of the species in a selected region of Meethirigala Forest Reserve, Sri Lanka. Asian Myrmecology, 8: 1 – 8 pp.

3. Dias, R. K. S. and Udayakantha, W. S. 2016. Nest density and other observations on a population of Aneuretus simoni Emery1893 (Formicidae, Aneuretinae) and other ants in Indikada Mukalana Forest Reserve in Sri Lanka. Journal of Insect Biodiversity, 4(12): 1 – 9 pp.

4. Dias, R. K. S. and Perera, A. P. S. 2016. Species richness of arboreal ant assemblages (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) and frequency of Oecophylla smaragdina (Fabricius) occurrence in a wet zone cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) field in Sri Lanka. J.Sci. Univ. Kelaniya, 11: 01 - 10 pp.

5. Dias, R. K. S. and H. A. W. S. Peiris. 2015. Ground-dwelling ant assemblages (Family: Formicidae) in six coconut (Cocosnucifera L. 1753) plantations in Sri Lanka. Journal of Insect Biodiversity 3(14): 1-10

6. Dias, R. K. S. 2015. Nest structure variation and morphology of adult castes of weaver ants Polyrhachis(Cyrtomyrma) rastellata (Latreille, 1802) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Sri Lanka. Caucasian Entomological Bulletin, 11(1): 125-130

7. Dias, R. K. S. 2014. Aneuretus simoni Emery occurrence and the ant community observed by multiple methods and repeated sampling in “Pompekelle”, Sri Lanka. Int. J. Entomol. Res., 02 (03) 2014. 181-186

8. Dias, R. K. S. and H. P. G. R. C. Ruchirani, 2014. Nest density of Aneuretus simoni Emery in three forest regions in western and southern Sri Lanka. Asian Myrmecology, 6: 83 - 90 pp.

9. Dias, R. K. S., Ruchirani, H. P. G. R. C.,  Kosgamage,  K. R. K. A.  and H. A. W. S. Peiris. 2013. Frequency of nest occurrence and nest density of Aneuretus simoniEmery (Sri Lankan Relict Ant) and other ant fauna in an abandoned rubber plantation (Kirikanda Forest) in southwest Sri Lanka. Asian Myrmecology, 5: 59 – 67 pp.

10. Dias, R. K. S. and K. R. K. Anuradha Kosgamage, 2012. Occurrence and species diversity of ground-dwelling worker ants (Family: Formicidae) in selected lands in the dry zone of Sri Lanka. J. Sci. Univ. Kelaniya, 7: 55 – 72 pp.

11. Wijerathna, K. H. C. A. and R. K. S. Dias, 2012. A preliminary inventory of subterranean termites in the premises of Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya and the potential of a ponerine ant species, neemazal-F and citronella oil in the control of two termite species. J. Sci. Univ. Kelaniya, 7: 01 – 20 pp.

12. Ratnatilaka G. A., R. R. G. C. S. B. Herath and R. K. S. Dias. 2011. Severe anaphylaxis following ant bites. The Ceylon Medical Journal, 56: 34 – 35 pp.

13. Dias, R. K. S., H. A. W. S. Peiris and H. P. G. R. C. Ruchirani. 2011. Discovery of Aneuretus simoni Emery in a disturbed forest in Kalutara, and Stereomyrmexhorni Emery in Anuradhapura sanctuary, Sri Lanka. Asian Myrmecology, 4: 99 – 102 pp.

14. Dias, R. K. S. and K. A. M. Perera. 2011. Worker ant community observed by repeated sampling and information on endemic Aneuretus simoni Emery in the Gilimale Forest Reserve in Sri Lanka. Asian Myrmecology, 4: 69 – 78 pp