Mrs. DN Koralagama

BSc Agric (Ruhuna)

Lecturer in Agric Economics & Extension
Dept of Agricultural Economics & Extension
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

Phone

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+94 41 22 92 200 / Ext 211

Fax

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+94 41 22 92 385

E-mail

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dilanthi@agecon.ruh,ac.lk

   

FULL NAME

Dilanthi Nadeeka Koralagama

 

PERSONAL

28th November 1980

 

NATIONALITY

Sri Lankan

 

LANGUAGE ABILITY

Sinhala and English

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Won the gold medal for being the student with highest aggregate marks for all the exams in B. Sc Agriculture 2000/2001 batch at the convocation of University of Ruhuna, 2006

  • Won the gold medal for being the student with highest marks for final year with a first class in B. Sc Agriculture 2000/2001 batch at the convocation of University of Ruhuna, 2006

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

  • University of Ruhuna. (2001-2005) B.Sc. (Agriculture) special degree with First Class Honors Specialized in Agricultural Economics (English medium)

  • Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo 04 I had good results in GCE Advanced Level (1999). I had Eight Distinctions for GCE Ordinary Level (1996)

  • Accounting Charted Institute of Management Accountant, UK, Stage I and II in 2000

 

FOREIGN EXPERIENCE

  • July 2008: Served as a volunteer for the Fourteenth Biennial conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET) , Nha Trang, VietNam; July 19 - 25, 2008

  • Sep 2007, March 2008 : Conducted lectures on English and communication skills for students of Economics Faculty, University of Nha Trang, Vietnam; funded by NORAD

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Lecturer (2007 to date) Department of Agric. Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna,Sri Lanka Courses : Fisheries Economics, Development Economics, Marketing, and Participatory Rural Appraisal techniques

  • Visiting Lecturer (2009) Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine sciences and technology, University of Ruhuna Courses : Fisheries Economics and Management and Aquaculture Economics

  • Assistant Lecturer (2006 - 2007) Department of Agric. Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna,Sri Lanka Responsibilities : Research activities, tutotials and assignments, and Participatory Rural Appraisal techniques

  • Trainer / Facilitator (2006 to date) I have handful of experience as a trainer and facilitator of Participatory Rural Appraisal Programmes for rural communities (farmers and fishers) and Agricultural officers

  • Team Leader /Field Enumerator (March 2006 - April 2006 and Oct 2005 - Nov 2005) Policy Development Consultants (Pvt). Ltd., Colombo

  • I extended my service on Tsunami Beneficiary Assessment project conducted by Food and Agricultural Organization, Rome

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • 2007 onward Life member, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS)

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

 

Koralagama, D. 2008. Community perception towards a set back area : A case study in Galle district, Sri Lanka. International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade(IIFET 2008). Nha Trang, Viet Nam.

 

Koralagama, D. and Ashan, K P.2008. Prospects and challenges of Kattudel fishery: An ancient fishing technique in Sri Lanka. International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade(IIFET 2008). Nha Trang, Viet Nam.

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

 

Koralagama, D. and Wijeratne, M.2007. Emergence of Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) Techniques as a strategy towards sustainable development: A Sri Lankan experience. Journal of Agriculture and Rural development in the Tropics and Sub tropics. German Institute for Tropical and subtropical Agriculture, Witzenhausen. University of Kassel, German; Volume 108, No 2. pg 149 - 160.

 

NATIONAL CONSULTANCY

 

Piyadasa, R. and Koralagama, D. 2006. Development of Market Based Instruments for the medium and long term implementation of the National programme of action for the protection of the marine environment from the land based activities - Coastal management sector, Ministry of Environment, Sri Lanka.

 

MONOGRAPH

 

Wijeratne, M. and Koralagama, D. 2009. An Evaluation of local effort for Empowerment and Development Programme. A collaborative programme of CARE International - Hambantota, and Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna - Sri Lanka.

 

Rural development