M.Agr. & D.Agr. (Hiroshima, Japan)
B.Sc. Agriculture (Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)
Professor, Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture
University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
Non-Executive Director of the CIC Holdings PLC, Colombo Sri Lanka – Since 2009
Non-Executive Director of the Link Natural Products (Pvt) Ltd. – since 2015
Non-Executive Director of the Right–Brain Networks (Guaranteed) Ltd. – since 2015
Have served in many Commissions, Steering Committees, Governing Councils & Boards of Study both in Sri Lanka & abroad
Team Leader – UNDP/UNEP funded Project on Integrated Strategic Environmental Assessment (ISEA) for Northern Province of Sri Lanka (contracted by the Ministry of Environment of Sri Lanka and UNDP-Sri Lanka; 2010)
Team Leader – UNDP/UNEP funded Project on Integrated Strategic Environmental Assessment (ISEA) for Gampaha District of Sri Lanka (contracted by the Ministry of Environment of Sri Lanka and UNDP-Sri Lanka; 2013)
13 consultancies undertaken; 8 multi-country research projects; 4 successful development proposals attracting foreign funding; contributed to preparation of 5 National/Country Reports and 3 National Policies on climate change, bio diversity and sustainable development, etc.
Over 100 full research papers in refereed Journals, and Edited Books/Proceedings; 3 books authored, 6 books edited; 8 refereed journals edited;14 conference proceedings edited; 16 book chapters written;
Expertise: Weed Science & Climate Change | Climate Change and Food Security | Invasive alien species and biodiversity in ecosystems | Weed biology and management in crop production systems | Integrated Strategic Environmental Assessment | Science, Technology and Innovation