Contact Details

Department of Agricultural Systems Faculty of Agriculture
Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
Puliyankulama
Anuradhapura
Sri Lanka.

P: +94 25 223 5102
F: +94 25 223 5102
Email
E:das@agri.rjt.ac.lk

Department of Agricultural Systems

Our Staff

Dr. A.M.K.R. Bandara

Head/Senior Lecturer (Specialty: Biostatistics)
Department of Agricultural Systems
Faculty of Agriculture
P: +94 71 8003973 / +94 77 7831855
F: +94 25 2235102
E: amkrb@yahoo.com
Research Interests

 Linear and Nonlinear Regression,   Nonparametric and Semiparametric Regression,   Generalized Linear Models,   Mixed Linear Models,   Analysis of Longitudinal Data

Prof. (Mrs) G.A.S. Ginigaddara

Vice Chancellor/Professor in Agricultural Systems
Department of Agricultural Systems
Faculty of Agriculture
P: +94 71 6954645
F: 0252266512
E: sanjeewanieg@agri.rjt.ac.lk
Research Interests

Sustainable Farming Systems, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security, Water Wise Rice Production, Climate Smart Agriculture

Dr. L.P. Rupasena

Senior Lecturer
Department of Agricultural Systems
Faculty of Agriculture
P: +94 71 1065563
F: +94 25 2235102
E: lrupasena@gmail.com
Research Interests

Specialty: Agribusiness Management

Agricultural Project Analysis, Agro-Value Chain Development, Agricultural Price Analysis, Agricultural Institutes

Dr. Sumali Nishantha Dissanayake

Senior Lecturer (Agricultural Economics)
Department of Agricultural Systems
Faculty of Agriculture
P: 0776671716
F: +94 25 2235102
E: sumali_dissanayake@yahoo.com
Research Interests

Trade and Development, Economics of Climate Change, Technical Efficiency and Productivity, Energy Economics

Dr. (Ms). Kumudu. P. P. Kopiyawattage

Senior Lecturer (Agricultural Extension)
Department of Agricultural Systems
Faculty of Agriculture
P: +94 71 6324988
F: -
E: kumudupdn@gmail.com
Research Interests

Urban Extension & Developmental Extension,

Agriculture Education and Communication, Adoption Behavior

 

Dr. Sanjaya Fernando

Senior Lecturer
Department of Agricultural Systems
Faculty of Agriculture
P: +940706643667
F: +94 25 222 1610
E: prageethaps@yahoo.com
Research Interests

My current research has mainly been on the smallholder agriculture development, cooperatives and collective enterprises in agriculture industry, and agricultural value chains. I regularly speak to farmers and other stakeholders in agricultural value chains on my research. Lists of my publications and students supervised by me are provided below.

Smallholder agriculture development

This has been a recent major research area my career. I have a passion for querying alternative ways of improving the livelihood of smallholder farmers and their income in the context of agri-food industry transformation in Sri Lanka and in other developing countries predominate with smallholder agriculture.

Cooperatives and collective enterprises in agriculture industry

Among various business models cooperatives, farmer organizations and various other producer groups found to have many advantages to their owners. Exploring issues faced by the cooperatives and producer organizations owned and control by the farmers and other actors in the agriculture industry is another area of research in my carrier. In particular, I am interested in researching their role of linking farmers to modern markets, governance and management challenges embed in them and organizational innovations.  

Agricultural value chains

Agricultural value chains came into prominence following the growth of demand for quality and safe foods. I am interested in analyzing the distribution of value created along the chain and opportunities and constraints in developing agricultural value chains in developing countries.

 

 

Dr.S.M.Chinthaka Bandara Karalliyadda

Senior Lecturer (Agricultural Extension)
Department of Agricultural Systems
Faculty of Agriculture
P: +94 77 7802051
F: -
E: chinthbk@gmail.com
Research Interests

 Human Ecology, Rural Sociology

Organizational Management and Behaviour, Human Resource Management

Mr. S.P. Disanaayake

Lecturer
Department of Agricultural Systems
Faculty of Agriculture
P: +94 71 3624133
F: +94 25 2235102
E: sampath@agri.rjt.ac.lk
Research Interests

Specialty: Agricultural Systems

Sustainable Agriculture, Farming Systems,

Conservation Agriculture, Agroecology, Risk Management in Agricultural Systems

Mr. N.M.K.C. Premarathne

Lecturer
Department of Agricultural Systems
Faculty of Agriculture
P: +94 713 008384
F: +94 25 2235102
E: nmkapila@yahoo.com
Research Interests

Specialty: Agricultural Economics and Statistics

Agricultural Economics, Economics of Climate Change, Agricultural Policy and Law

Mr. A.I.Y. Lankapura

Lecturer (Probationary)
Department of Agricultural Systems
Faculty of Agriculture
P: +94 77 2711486
F: 025-2235102
E: amilalankapura2@gmail.com
Research Interests

Agricultural and Rural Community Development,

Development Communication, Agricultural Innovation Systems,

Economics of Agricultural Technology Adoption, Agricultural Project Analysis

Ms. A.N. Kodithuwakku

Lecturer(Temporary)
Department of Agricultural Systems
Faculty of Agriculture
P: +94 71 9118251
F: +94 25 2235102
E: anasuyanishamani.24@gmail.com
Research Interests

Organic Food Production Systems, Agroforestry,

Agro-ecology, Climate Smart Agriculture, Household Food Security

Temporary Staff

Ms. W.D.J Kavindya

Temporary Demonstrator

Ms.B.M.N.H Basnayake

Temporary Demonstrator

Non−Academic Staff