Director / Chief Executive Officer

 

k.w.e.karalliyadda
Designation 
Director / Chief Executive Officer
Qualifications    

 

 



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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  
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Weerakkody, P.R.

Designation Research Fellow - Head/ Agricultural Resouces Management Division (ARM)
Qualifications

 

 

Ph.D., University of Sri Jayawardenapura (Reading)

M.Sc., in Forestry and Environmental management, University of Sri Jayawardenapura.

B.Sc. in Agriculture (Hons), University of Ruhuna.

 Main areas of interest  
 

Agricultural Sustainability Assesment.

Farming System Research

Agricultural Knowledge Management

Gender and Agricultural Development

 

 

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 Samarakoon, S.M.A.

Designation Research Fellow - 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
Community Development.
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Herath, H.M.J.K.

Designation Research Fellow - Head / GIS Unit
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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Wickramasinghe, W.A.R (Dr.)

Designation Research Fellow - HEAD/ Marketing Food Policy and Agri business Division (MFPA)
Qualifications  
 

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Main areas of interest  
   
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Priyadarshana, W.H.D.

Designation Senior Research Officer
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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Shantha, W.H.A.

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Designation Senior Research Officer - Head/Environmental and Water Resource Management Division
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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Samarasinha, G.G. de L.W.

Designation Senior Research Officer 
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, Sri Lanka
Main areas of interest Climate Change
Water Resource Management
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Bandara, M.A.C.S.

Designation Senior Research Officer 

Qualifications  
  MSc in Environment, University of Melbourne, Australia
M.Phil in Integrated Water Resource Management, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
B.Sc.in Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya,Sri Lanka. - 2002 
Main areas of interest Irrigation and Water Resource Management
Food Security Analysis
Climate Change and Environmental
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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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Hitihamu, H.M.J.M.

H.M.S.J.M.Hitihamu
Designation Senior Research Officer
Qualifications  
  Masters in Rural Development, The University of Queensland, Australia. 
M.Sc. (Animal Science), PGIA, University of Peradeniya.
B.Sc.(Agriculture) (Hons), Univerity of Peradeniya
Main areas of interest  
  Livestock Economics
Poverty
Rural Development
Organic farming
Project Evaluation
Email  
Telephone +94-11-2698539-41 Ext :310

Lurdu, 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
Women in Agriculture
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Rambukwella, 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

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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Vidanapathirana, 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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Bamunuarachchi, 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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Champika, P.A.J.

p.a.j.champika
Designation Research Officer
Qualifications
 
 

Master in Agri - Business management,(MABM),University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

B.Sc.(Agriculture)(Specialized in Agricultural Economics), University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

Perliminary Certificate in Marketing,Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing.

Main areas of interest  
  Agricultural Marketing
Agric. Business management
Food Security
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Edirisinghe, I.

Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
 

Masters 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
Poverty
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Jayasinghe, J.A.U.

Designation Research Officer (On Study Leave)
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.

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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Jayasooriya, H.J.C

Designation Research Officer
Qualifications M Sc.in Crop Science, Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture,University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 
B Sc.Agriculture,Faculty of Agriculture,University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
Main areas of interest Water Resource Management
Sustaianable Agriculture
Climate Change Adaptation
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Padmajani, M.T.

Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
  Master Of Environmental and Resource Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Australia

BSc. in Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya
Main areas of interest Agricultural and Environmental Economics.
Water Resouece Management
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Priyankara, E.A.C.

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Designation Research Officer (On Study Leave)
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, R.M.M.H.K.

Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
  Master in Development Studies, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

BA in Sociology, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Main areas of interest Environmental Sociology
Water Resources Management
Food Security
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Wijesinghe, R.D.

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Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
 

Master in Economics, University of Colombo.

B.Sc. in Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

Main areas of interest   
  Agricultural Economics, 
Agricultural Resource Management, 
Food Security
Sustainable Agriculture
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Wijesinghe, P.

I.P.P.M.Wijesinghe
Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
 

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

Main areas of interest  
  Agricultural Economics
Livelihood Development.
Sustainable Agriculture
Agricultural Production Economics
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Wijesooriya, W.A.N.

Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
  Master in Development Studies, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University 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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 Aiome, G. V. Norica

Norica
Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
 

M.phil (Agricultural Engineering), Faculty of Emgineering, The Open University of Sri Lanka
M.Sc in Integrated Water Management, Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, , University of Peradeniya
B.Tec (Engineering)(Hons) Agricultural Engineering, Open University of Sri Lanka 

Main areas of interest  
  Integrated Water Resources Management
Climate changes & adaptations
Agricultural Engineering
Email  
Telephone +94-11-2696981 Ext :315

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

Darshika
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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Dharmawardhana, D.T.P.S.

DharmawardhanaD.T.P.S
Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
 

Master of Philosopy(M.Phil)(Reading),Unuversity of Ruhuna.

B.Sc. Agriculture(HONS),University of Ruhuna.

Main areas of interest Agricultural Economics
Livelihood Developents
Environmental Economics
Poverty and Food Security
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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.
Main areas of interest Climate change
Water resources Management.
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Dissanayake, A.K.A. 

A.K.A.Dissanayake
Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
 

Masters of Financial Economics (MFE),University of Colombo
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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Dissanayake, D.M.A.C.

DissanayakeD.M.A.C
Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
 

Master in Sociology (Reading), University of Colombo.
B.A. (Hons) in Sociology, University of Ruhuna.
Professional Qualification in Human Resources Management, Institute of Personnel Management, Sri Lanka

Main areas of interest  
  Rural Development
Agrarian transformation and Development
Agricultural Policies & Contemporary Issues
Agrarian Labour.
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Kuruppu, I.V. 

i.v.kuruppu
Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
 

Master of Business Administration 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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Prasad,Sangeeth

sangeth
Designation Research Officer 
Qualifications

MSc. in Bio-Statistics, PGIA, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
BSc. (Hons) in Agriculture (Speialized in Environmental Soil Management), Faculty of Agriculture, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.

Main areas of interest Bio & Applied Statistics, Environmental Science, Agricultural Extension, Sustainable Agriculture 
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Rathnayake,R.M.D.H.

RathnayakeR.M.D.H
Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
 

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

Main areas of interest Agricultural Resource Management
Agriculture Extention,
Sustainable Agriculture
Land Economics
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Telephone +94-11-2698539-41 Ext :254

Rifana, M.B.F.

RifanaM.B.F
Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
 

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

Main areas of interest Agricultural Policies Analysis
Agricultural Economics
Food Security.
Gender and Agricultural Development
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Telephone +94-11-2696981 Ext :226

Perera, Dilini

M.D.D.Perera
Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
  Master of Business Administration,University of Peradeniya,Sri Lanka
B.Sc.(Hons) in Agricultural Technology & Management,
(Specialized in Applied Economics and Business Management),
University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 

Main areas of

interest

Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Policy
Agricultural trade and climate change
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Udari, U.D.R.

U.D.R.Udari
Designation Research Officer
Qualifications  
 

M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics (reading), Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
B.Sc. (Hons) in Agricultural Technology & Management (Specialized in Crop Science) Faculty of Agriculture,
University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Main areas of interest Agricultural Policy
Crop Production Systems and Climate Change
Sustainable Agriculture
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