Mr. Jinapala Kiribandage (MDM, BA) - Sociologist

Area of Expertise:

  • Water Resource Development
  • Urban and Rural Development
  • Social Impact Assessment & mitigation
  • Sociologist
  • Resettlement Expert

Masters in Development Management, Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines (1991)

Pg.Dip. (International affairs), Bandaranayke Centre for International studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka (1982)

BA (Social Science), Uni. of Colombo, Sri Lanka (1980)

PhD in public administration at Post Graduate Institute of Management (Pending Dissertation) (1993-94)

Research Associate, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and part time independent consultant

25 years of experience in social aspects of water resources development / management and urban & rural development / management

Social Impact Assessment on proposed waste to energy project in Karadiyana (June to August 2016) | Sociologist of feasibility study done on LNG project done by Oriental consultants with JICA funds for CEB 2013 | EIA on Waste to Energy Project in Kerawalapitiya -2010 | EIA on proposed Moragolla Hydro-power project (Kuwait funding) – Client CEB Feb-June 2009) | Social impact study on Putlam Cement company (studying the impact of alternate energy project) EIA for two Mini-hydro Projects proposed on Sudu Ganga ( 2007) and one for system H and in Maduru Oya ( 2008) | EIA for Sapugaskanda petroleum  expansion project (2008 )| EIA for proposed Muthurajawela CPC expansion project (2008) | EIA on Mini-hydro project on Suduganga (2005) | EIA for Mini-hydroprojects at Gatambe and Atabage (2004) | Social Impact Assessment and gender equality study  for establishment of  electric control panels manufacturing factory in Maharagama in Sri Lanka (2004) | EIA on Petroleum distribution tank project in Kerawalapitiya in Sri Lanka (2002) | EIA on Petroleum refinery and distribution tank in Kerawalapitiya area (2003) | Worked as a sociologist/Resettlement Expert on a proposed project for thermal coal power in Sri Lanka (Norochchole) | As a sociologist worked with a team of consultants attached to Electro-watt engineers- Switzerland –Client CEB (1977)

Key contributions to overseas projects:

Research Associate in a study conducted by IIMI in India on impact of the Irrigation Management transfer from Agency to Farmer organizations (1995 and 1996) | An IWMI implemented study on improving institutions for river basin management in Indonesia and Philippines (1999-2001) | M & E project on participatory irrigation management in Cambodia (November 2003 to March 2004)

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