Amarakoon, Ms.A.R.W.M.M.D.

 

Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
 

M.Sc in Cereal and Food Systems,North Dakota State University,USA.
B.Sc.(Hons) in Agricultural Technology and Management (Specialized in Animal-
Science),University of Peradeniya,Sri Lanka.

Main areas of interest  Household food security,Community nutrition,Food systems
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Bamunuarachchi, Mrs. B.A.D.S.

 

Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
  M.Sc(Organizational Management), Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2012.
B.Sc. (Agriculture Special),Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.
Ceritificate in Business Accounting (CIMA, UK)
Main areas of interest  
  Agrarian Livelihood Development
Agricultural Extension
Poverty and Finance
Food Security
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Telephone

+94-11-2678135

+94-11-2696982  +94-11-2698539-41 Ext :286


Bandara, M.A.C.S.

 

Designation Senior Research Officer
Qualifications
MSc in Environment, University of Melbourne, Australia - 2015
M.Phil in Integrated Water Resource Management, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. - 2010
B.Sc.in Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya,Sri Lanka. - 2001
Main areas of interest

Climate Change
Water Resource Management
Renewable Energy Management

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Champika, Mrs.P.A.J.

 

Designation Research Officer
Qualifications
 
 

Master in Agri - Business management,(Reading),Faculty of Agriculture,University of Ruhuna.

B.Sc.(Agriculture)(Specialized in Agric.Econ), University of Ruhuna.

Perliminary Certificate in Marketing,2006.

Main areas of interest  
  Agricultural Economics,Agricultural Marketing,Agri- Business management.
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Telephone +94-11-2698539-41 Ext : 283

De Silva, P.C.J.

 

Designation Senior Research Officer
Qualifications  
  B.A. (Special), University of Peradeniya.
M.Sc. Human Resources Management, University of Science and Technology, Huazhong, China.
Main areas of interest  
  Human Resource Development
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Telephone +94-11-2698539-41 Ext :231

Dharmawardhana, Ms.D.T.P.S.

 

Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
 

Master of Philosopy(M.Phil)(Reading)Department of Agric.Economics & Extention, Faculty of Agriculture,Unuversity of Ruhuna.
B.Sc. Agriculture(SP),Specialized in Agric.Economics & Extension,Faculty of -Agriculture,University of Ruhuna.

Main areas of interest  Agric.Economics & Extention,Livelihood Developents,Environmental Economics,Environmental-
Valuation,Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA),Natural Resource Management,Econometrics &
Non-parametric Statistics.
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Telephone +94-11-2698539-41  Ext :278

Dias, M.P.N.M.

 

Designation Research Officer
Qualifications MS.c in Environmental Science, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. (Reading)
B.Sc. in Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture,  
University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. - 2014
Main areas of interest  Climate change
Water resources Management.
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Dissanayake, Ms.A.K.A.

 

Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
 

Masters of Financial Economics (MFE),University of Colombo - awaiting for final results.
B.Sc. (Agriculture) - Specialized in Agribussiness Management, Faulty of Agriculture &
Plantation Management, Wayamba University.

Main areas of interest  Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness Management, Rural Development, Micro Credit.
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Mr. Dissanayake, D.M.A.C.

 

Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
 

Master in Sociology (Reading), University of Colombo.
B.A.(Hons) in Sociology, University of Ruhuna.
PQHRM (IPM Sri Lanka)

Main areas of interest Rural Development,Agrarian transformation and Development,Agricultural Policies &
Contemporary Issues,Agrarian Labour.
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Telephone +94-11-2698539-41 Ext :273

Edirisinghe, Ms.I.

 

Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
 

Masters in Development Studies, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo (Awaiting results).

Post Graduate Diploma in Development Studies, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo.

Diploma in Participatory Governance and Local Leadership,Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration in Collaboration with the Open University of Sri Lanka and Northern Illinois University, USA.

B.Sc.(Agriculture)(Hons), University of Peradeniya.

 

Main areas of interest  
  Rural Development,Gender Issues in the Agrarian Sector,Labour Force Participation,Poverty Issues.
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Telephone +94-11-2698539-41 Ext : 301

 

Herath, H.M.J.K.

 

Designation Senior Research Officer
Qualifications  
  M.Sc (Forest Science and Environmental), Japan
B.A. (Geography), (Hons), University of Peradeniya
Certificate GIS (USA)
Certificate in Preparation and Analysis of Rural Development Project Hydrabad, India
Main areas of interest  
  Geographic Information System and Computer Catography, Agro-forestry, Climate change.
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Telephone +94-11-2698539-41 Ext :224

Hitihamu, Miss. H.M.J.M.

 

Designation Senior Research Officer (on study leave - abroad)
Qualifications  
  M.Sc. (Animal Science) PGIA, University of Peradeniya.
B.Sc. (Agriculture) (Hons), University of Peradeniya.
Main areas of interest  
  Livestock, Poverty, Rural Micro Enterprises, Organic farming
Email  
Telephone +94-11-2698539-41 Ext :

Jayasinghe, Ms.J.A.U.

 

Designation Research Officer
Qualifications
 Master of International and Development Economics Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Australia- (Reading)
MSc. in Agriculture Economics Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. - (Reading)
B Sc. in Agricultural Technology and Management, Faculty of Agriculture,University of Peradeniya, Sri lanka. - 2009
Professional Diploma in Marketing Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK.
Main areas of interest Food Security
Impact of Climate Change in Agriculture
Agricultural Economics
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Telephone +94-11-2698539-41 Ext : 327
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Jayatissa, R.L.N.

 

  Designation Additional Director
  Qualifications  
    MA. (Rural Social Development), University of Reading (U.K.)
B.A. (Economics), University of Kelaniya
  Main areas of interest  
    Poverty, Rural Development and Community Development, Youth in Rural Development, Traditional Culture and Rural Peasants, Participatory Rural Social Development, Food habit
  Email  
  Telephone +94-11-2689553 ,+94-11-2698539-41 Ext : 222
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Jayasooriya, H.J.C

 

Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  M Sc.in Crop Science, Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture,University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2012
B Sc.Agriculture,Faculty of Agriculture,University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. - 2008
Main areas of interest  Water Resource Management
Sustaianable Agriculture
Climate Change Adaptation
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Telephone +94-11-2698539-41 Ext :323
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K W E Karalliyadda

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  Designation Director / Chief Executive Officer
  Qualifications

Attorney at Law

Retired Ministry Secretary 

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  Telephone +94-11-2689554 , +94-11-2698539-41 Ext :206
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Kuruppu, Mr.I.V.

 

Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
 

Master of Business Administration (Reading) at Postgraduate Institute of Management
(PIM) University of Sri Jayawardenapura.
B.Sc. (Agriculture)(Hons) - Specialized in Agribusiness Management Wayamba -
University of Sri Lanka.
Diploma in Supply Chain Management - IQN (UK)
CMA - Stage II

Main areas of interest  Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Marketing, Supply Chain in Agribusiness.
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Lurdu, Mrs. M.D.S.

 

Designation Senior Research Officer
Qualifications

 

M.A. (Mass Communication) University of Kelaniya.

B.A. (Hons.),Sinhala Language University of Colombo.

   
Main areas of interest  
  Rural Development Communication, Development Communication for Agriculture, Agriculture Extension.
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Telephone +94-11-2698539-41 Ext :230

Priyadarshana, W.H.D.

 

Designation Senior Research Officer – HEAD/ Marketing Food Policy and Agri business Division (MFPA)
Qualifications  
 

M.Phil, (Agricultural Economics)Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, (PGIA) University of Peradeniya.

M.A. (Economics), University of Kelaniya

B.A. (Economics)(Hons), University of Sri Jayawardenepura.

Expert Certificate in “Developing Research capacity for sustainable development in Sri Lanka bridging research and policy”, Monash
University, Australia.

Took part in training in Australia,Thailand.SouthKorea,Malaysia,India,

   
Main areas of interest  Agricultural economics, agriculturalMarketing, foodsecurity, poverty and rural development.
   
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+94112682283

Padmajani, Miss. M.T.

 

Designation Research Officer 
Qualifications Master Of Environmental and Resource Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Australia - 2014
BSc. in Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya - 2008
Main areas of interest Agricultural and Environmental Economics.
Water Resouece Management 
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Priyankara, E.A.C.

 

Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
  M.A. (Economics), University of Kelaniya
B.A. (Economics), University of Sri Jayawardhanapura
M.Phil (Integrated Water Resource Management) Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, Peradeniya - reading
Advanced Diploma in Co-operative Development National Institute of Co-operative Development Polgolla.
Main areas of interest  
  International Economics, Agricultural Economcis, Agricultural Co-operatives, Agricultural Marketing, Rural Development
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Rambodagedara, Ms.R.M.M.H.K.

 

Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  Master in Development Studies, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. - 2014
Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka - 2012
BA in Sociology, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - 2007
Main areas of interest  Environmental Sociology
Water Resources Management
Food Security
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Telephone +94-11-2698539-41 Ext : 252
Fax +94-11-2692423

Rambukwella, Mrs. R.Y.D.M.R.N.K.

 

Designation Senior Research Officer
Qualifications  
  M.SSc. Universsity of Kelaniya.
B.Com, University of Kelaniya.
ICASC, Stage I.
Main areas of interest  
  Agriculture Marketing, Agriculture Economics.
Email  
Telephone +94-11-2698539-41 Ext :262

Rathnayake, Mrs.R.M.D.H.

 

Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
 

B.Sc. (Agriculture)(Hons) Wayamba University of Sri Lanka.
Specialized in Plantation Management.

Main areas of interest  Agricultural Resource Management,Agriculture Extention,
Agro-economics.
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Rifana, Mrs.M.B.F.

Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
 

B.Sc.(Hons) in Agricultural Technology and Management (Specialized in Applied Economics and Business Management) , University of Peradeniya.
Saga University Program for Academic Exchange, Saga University, Japan.

Main areas of interest  Agricultural Policies, International Trade, Agricultural Economics and Food Security.
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Senanayake, Dr. M.S.

 

Designation Head - Agriculture Policy and Project Evaluation Division
Qualifications  
  Ph.D. (Western Economics),Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China
B.Com (Hons), University of Ruhuna
Diploma in Regional Industrial Development, RVB. The Netherlands
And NIBM, Sri Lanka.
MM-ABM (Agri-business Management) University of the Philippines,Los Banos
Certificate in Agri-business Development, AIT, Thailand.
Main areas of interest  
  Agri Business Management, Agricultural Resource Management, Small Scale Enterprises Development, Poverty and Rural Development.
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Telephone +94-11-2678135 ,+94-11-2698539-41 Ext : 247
Fax +94-11-2678135 

Samarakoon, S.M.A.

 

  Designation Senior Research Officer - Head/Human Resources and Institutional Development Division
  Qualifications  
    M.S. in Rural Sociology, University of the Philippines, Los Banos.
B.A. (Sociology), (Hons), University of Peradeniya.
  Main areas of interest  
    Rural Sociology, Agrarian Transformation and Community Development.
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  Telephone +94112678134 ,+94-11-2698539-41 Ext : 269
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Samantha, N.P.G.

 

Designation Senior Research Officer (on study leave - abroad)
Qualifications  
  B.A. (Economics) (Hons), University of Sri Jayawardanepura.
Main areas of interest  
  Poverty, Rural Development, Rural Credit, Agricultural Marketing.
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Samarasinghe, Mrs. G.G. de L.W.

 

Designation Senior Research Officer - Head/Environmental and Water Resource Management Division
Qualifications  M.Phil in Integrated Water Resource Management, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
B.Sc.in Agriculture (Hons.), Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya
Main areas of interest Climate Change
Water Resource Management
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Telephone +94-11-2694164 ,+94-11-2698539-41 Ext : 236
Fax +94-11-2694164
 

Shantha, W.H.A.

 

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Designation Senior Research Officer
Qualifications  MSc. in Environmental Science and Technology, University of the Ryukyus, Japan - 2011
Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics, University of Peradeniya,Sri lanka - 2007
BSc. in Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka - 2001
Main areas of interest Environmental Science
Food Security
Agricultural Extension
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Telephone +94-11-2698539-41 Ext :232
Fax +94-11-2692423
 

Udari, U.D.R.

 

Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
 

B.Sc. Agricultural Technology & Management Faculty of Agriculture,
University of Peradeniya.
Specialized : Advanced Crop Production.

Main areas of interest  Advance crop production systems,Climate change,Youth and rural development.
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Vidanapathirana, Mrs. R.P.

 

Designation Senior Research Officer
Qualifications  
  M.Sc. (Agriculture) University of Peradeniya.
B.Sc. (Agriculture), (Hons) University of Peradeniya.
Main areas of interest  
  Agriculture Marketing, Food and Nutrition.
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Weerakkody, Mrs. P.R.

 

Designation Research Fellow
Qualifications  
  M.Sc., (Forestry and Environmental management) University of Sri Jayawardenapura
B.Sc. (Agriculture) (Hons), University of Ruhuna.
Reading for Ph.D, University of Sri Jayawardenapura
Main areas of interest  Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development
  Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Resource Management Gender.
Telephone +94-11-2698539-41 Ext :215

Wickramasinghe, Dr. W.A.R

 

Designation Senior Research Officer
Qualifications  
 

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Main areas of interest  
   
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Telephone +94-11-2696981 +94-11-2698539-41 Ext :233
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Wijesinghe, P.

 

Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
 

B.A.Economics (Specialized in Econometrics),University of Colombo.

Main areas of interest  
  Agricultural Economics,Livelihood Development.
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Wijesinghe, Ms.R.D.

 

Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
 

Master in Economics, University of Colombo.

B.Sc.(Agriculture)(Specialized in Agric.Econ), University of Ruhuna.

Main areas of interest  
  Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Resource Management, Food Security
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Wijesooriya, W.A.N.

 

Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
  Master in Development Studies, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Univercity of Colombo.
Post-graduate Diploma in Development Studies, University of Colombo.
B. Sc. (Agriculture) Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
Diploma in Agriculture, Sri Lanka School of Agriculture, Kundasale.
Main areas of interest  Agriculture Economics,Agricultural Marketing,Food Security and Rural Development
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Head/Agriculture Policy and Project Evaluation Division