Sajanee Ganga Gunadasa Hene Kapuralalage

PhD, School of Environmental & Rural Science

Sajanee Ganga Gunadasa Hene Kapuralalage

Research Topic

Cadmium and Arsenic in Sri Lankan Farm Soils: An analysis of Sources, Chemistry, Threats and Best Available Techniques for Remediation


Sajanee is an Endeavour postgraduate scholarship recipient. In Sri Lanka, widespread chronic kidney disease is attributed to soil and water contamination by exposure to As and Cd through overuse of fertilisers and pesticides - a type of contamination which affects millions of people in developing nations. Sajanee’s research investigates the potential of biochar and other organic amendments as cost effective in-situ remediation options for these contaminated soils.