Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology

Faculty of Dental Sciences

Faculty of Dental Sciences

University of Peradeniya

Prof. G.J. Panagoda

Professor in Microbiology



Official Address :

Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology
Faculty of Dental Sciences,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka


Email :

gehanp@pdn.ac.lk


Telephone :

+94-081-2397246


Personal Website :






Professor in Microbiology, University of Peradeniya

    Ph.D - University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    M.Sc - University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
    B.Sc - University of Panjab,India
    Lecturer probationary
    Senior Lecturer
    Professor
    Presidential Award for Scientific Research
    Visiting lecturer at the Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, University of PeradeniyaSri Lanka
    Visiting lecturer at the Post Graduate Institute of Science, Peradeniya Sri Lanka
    Development of Anti-infective agents
    Identification of Pro-bioticmicrobial agents
  • Karanda (Pongamia pinnata) cream for the control of superficial infections caused by Candida albicans, Candida sake, Candida guilliermondii, Candida dubliniensis and Pichia ohmeri.

  • Discovery of anti-fungal activity of Catechins and Theaflavins (black tea components) against Candida albicans, Candida parapsilosis, Candida tropicalis, Candida krusei and Candida glabrata

  • Jayashankar, S., Panagoda, G. J**., Amarathunge, E. A. P. D., Perera, K. and Rajapakse, P. S. A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study on the effect of a herbal toothpaste on gingival bleeding, oral hygiene and microbial variables. Ceylon Medical Journal. 56:5-9: 2011.

  • Sitheeque, M. A. M., Panagoda, G. J**., Yau, J., Amarakoon. A. M. T., Udagama, U. R. N. & Samaranayake, L. P. Antifungal Activity of Black Tea Polyphenols (Catechins and Theaflavins) against Candida species. Chemotherapy.55:189-196:2009.

  • Kanatiwela, K.D., Abayasekara, C.L., Adikaram, N.K.B., Parahitiyawa. N. B., Senanayake, M. R. D. M. and Panagoda, G.J***. Anti-candidal activity and effect on relative cell surface hydrophobicity of Pongamia pinnata. African Journal of Microbiology Research. 7(23):2948-2956:2013.

  • S. H. T. Sudeshika and Panagoda, G.J*** and I. U. K. Tennakoon (2014). Microbiological evaluation of oral liquid medicine during consumption. Proceedings of International Conference on India at the Cross Roads; the way ahead 7-8th Feb. p20-30.

  • Upamalika, G. P. M. S. and Panagoda, G.J*** (2013). Effect of human saliva on the efficacy of plant extract of three medicinal plants against some Bacterial and Candidal pathogens. Proceedings of Sri Lanka Society for Microbiology. 2nd Annual Conference and Scientific Sessions.rch Sessions. 25th October: p. 8.

  • Rathnayake, R. M. T. P. K. and Panagoda, G.J*** (2012). Anti-Candidal Activity of Acronychia pedunculata (L.,) MIQ, and Pogostemon heyneanus Benth, evaluation of minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of A. pedunculata (L.) MIQ and its effect on relative cell surface hydrophobicity (CSH). Proceedings of University of Peradeniya Research Sessions. 4th July 2013: Vol 17:p. 107.

  • Pradeepa, S. K. and Panagoda, G. J***., The prevalence of Pseudomonas spp in the oral cavity of children in the Rajawaththa village, Peradeniya (2010). Proceedings of University of Peradeniya Research Sessions. December 16th : Vol 15 :p. 250-251.

  • Rangama, B. N. L. D., Abayasekera, C.L., Panagoda, G. J***. and Senanayake, M. R. D. M. Antimicrobial activity of Tephhrosia (Linn.) Pers. and Mimusops elengi (Linn.) against some clinical bacterial isolates. Journal of National Science Foundation Sri Lanka. 37 (2):139-145:2009.