Dilhani completed her Bachelor degree in Agricultural science and Master degree in Floriculture and Landscaping in Sri Lanka and was employed as an Agricultural Monitoring Officer in the Department of Agriculture, Sri Lanka for 10 years.
Then moved to Australia and completed an Honours degree in plant science. My Honours research was focussed on investigating objective methods to assess powdery mildew disease on grapes. Upon completion of my Honours degree, I worked as a technical officer for South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI).
In 2016, I received a NWGIC scholarship to undertake my PhD studies at the NWGIC at Charles Sturt University. My current research is focus on assessing mycotoxin risk in Australian vineyards, mainly investigating the ability of Australian Aspergillus niger isolates to produce fumonisin toxin on grapes and the cultural factors affecting toxin production by Aspergillus niger.