1. Collection
Registered Number 564
Acronym DMBUK
Full Name Department of Microbiology
Institution University of Kelaniya
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Mr. Mahendra Gunawardane
Postal Address University of Kelaniya,Kelaniya,Western Province,11600
Country Sri Lanka
Telephone 1 (94) 11 290 3320
Telephone 2 (94) 77 915 2080
Fax 1 (94) 11 291 4485
E-mail 1 mahendra@kln.ac.lk
E-mail 2 m.gunawardane@yahoo.co.uk
Homepage http://www.kln.ac.lk/science/depts/micro/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status University
5. Personnel
Director Mr. Mahendra Gunawardane
Curator Mr. Mahendra Gunawardane (Overall Supervision)
Prof. S Widanapathirana (Bacterial Taxonomy)
Assoc. Prof. Chandra Kodikara (Food Microbiology)
Dr. D. L. Jayaratne (Virology and Genetics)
Dr. Indrika Abeygunawardane (Industrial Microbiology)
Dr. Deepthi Gunasena (Genetics and Food Microbiology)
Dr. Vayanga Rathnayaka (Environmental Microbiology)
Mr. Anura Edirisinghe (Food Technology)
Mrs. Ramya Priyadarshani (Technical Officer (Preservation))
Ms. Sonali Ramanayaka (Technical Officer)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (1)
Mycology (1)
Total (2)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Food science
Freeze drying
General microbiology
Industrial microbiology
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Bacteria and Fungi)
Subculturing(Bacteria and Fungi)
Control of the culture Pure culture techniques
Biochemical tests
Morphological features
Deposit to your collection
to other collections in your country
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
Personally from the scientists in our country
the collection abroadATCC(USA)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 195 180
Fungi 8 8
Yeasts 1 0
Plasmids 2 0
Number of strains last year Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Microbes distributed
(total number)/(in your country)
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability free to Academic culture collection within network
exchange with most recognized collection
fee for US $ 25 minimum
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Need help to publish
10. Services
Services Identification
Training Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Other Service University undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1982-05-30
Date of Reply 2013-02-03
12. Strains
Bacteria Fungi