Our Team


Thilina Weerasekera


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Thusitha Wickramasinghe, PhD.

Principal Scientific Advisor

Dr. Nadeesha_2

Nadeesha Rathuwadu, PhD.

Scientific Advisor


Nimesha Herath

Manager - IP & Business Development


Lakna Wijesinghe

Assistant Manager - Research Scientist

While reading for her MSc. in Food Science and Technology with a background in Biotechnology, Lakna’s projects are at the Bio lab of JKR where she diligently focuses on innovations related to plant tissue culture, microbiology, molecular biology, and food science.

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Akitha Ekanayaka

Senior Executive - Research Engineer

With a background in Mechanical Engineering and having specialized in Mechatronic Engineering, Akitha’s contribution is at the Makerspace lab where he is engaged in the development of energy harvesting technologies, designing of mechanical systems and electronic circuits.


Lakshani Prathibha

Executive - Research Scientist

Having specialized in chemistry with an MSc in Industrial Analytical Chemistry (reading), Prathibha works on novel optimization methods for graphene oxide in the chemistry lab of JKR. She is also interested in research related to polymer science, bio gas and organic fertilizer.


Kavindya Thilakarathna

Executive – Research Scientist 

Joining our chemistry team with a background in Science and Technology with a specialization in materials and working on nanotechnology, nano-enabled cosmetics and nanocomposites. She also engages in multitude of extra-curricular activities which includes photography, travelling, taekwondo music and a devoted Zoophilitst. 

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Sanduni Gunaratne

Executive – Research Engineer

One of the latest additions to our Makerspace team with a background in engineering with BSc (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Her research areas include Electronic and automated systems, control systems and IOT with expertise in machine learning, programming and renewable power. 

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Danuka Kushan

Executive – Research Engineer

Another latest addition to our Makerspace team with a background in engineering with BSc Engineering (Hons) in Mechatronic Engineering. His research areas include mechatronic systems, embedded designs and IOT with expertise in robotics and system automation. 


Nethmi Senerath

Executive – Research Scientist

Recent addition to our Bio team with a background in engineering with BSc (Hons) Agricultural Technology and Management specialized in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. Her research areas at JKR include microbiology and molecular biology with interest in food science and agriculture as well. Her leisure time activities include travelling, music, blog writing & a foodie.


Sandapa Samarakkodi

Executive - Research Scientist


Lakshani Darsha

Administrative Executive

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Sivanjale Ravindrakumar

Executive - IP & Business Development


Sasanka Yakandawala

Executive - IP & Business Development


Chameli Bannahake

Executive - Research Scientist


Rashini Fernando

Executive - Research Scientist


Ayodhya Wickramatilake

Executive - Research Engineer