Ms. Sharini Samaranayake

Temporary Lecturer

Department of Biomedical Science

Faculty of Science


Ms. Sharini Samaranayake is a Temporary Lecturer attached to the Department of Biomedical Science ,Faculty of Science, NSBM. She obtained her B.Sc. (Hons) in Microbiology from the Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka with a first class honors. She was also awarded several academic scholarships for her outstanding academic performance. Currently she is reading for her M.Sc. in Occupational Health and Safety at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. During her undergrad years she completed her internship at Industrial Technology Institute, Sri Lanka one of the leading research Institutes in the country. Ms. Samaranayake joined NSBM in year 2022 after working as a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 

Research Interests & Memberships 

Research Interests 

  • Medical microbiology 
  • Bacterial physiology and pathogenesis 
  • Antimicrobial resistance 
  • Food-borne diseases 
  • Food Microbiology 
  • Bio-control agents 



  • Member- The Nutrition Society Of Sri Lanka ( NSSL ) 


Research and Publications 

Conference Papers (Format given below) 


MSN Samaranayake, GDDK Gunasena  Indigenous Lactobacillus acidophilus strains to combat foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes  in the Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Sessions of The Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka, year 2022 , Colombo , Sri Lanka, pp 57, 22-23 January 2022 


MSN Samaranayake, GDDK Gunasena  Lactobacillus fermentum as a biocontrol agent against foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes in the Proceedings of the Postgraduate Institute of Science of University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, year 2021 , Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, pp 86, 29-31 October 2021