Deepthi Madura Sri Munasinghe
Backyard poultry researcher
University of Peradeniya
Dr Munasinghe has experience in backyard poultry production systems and is currently conducting research in this area. His experience is important in collecting samples for isolation/culture/AMR testing, as well as genome sequencing of different strains of indigenous chickens reared under backyard poultry farming.
He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Basic Veterinarian Sciences at the University of Peradeniya. He worked on backyard poultry under the ‘Mainstreaming Agro-Biodiversity Conservation and use in Sri Lankan Agro-ecosystems for Livelihood and Adaptation to Climate Change (BACC)’ Project funded by GEF-UNEP (2012 to 2019).