Dr. (Mrs.) GC Samaraweera

BSc Agric, MSc, PhD

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

Phone

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+94 41 229 2200 / Ext.212 (Office) 

+94 71 83 87 487 (Mobile) 

Fax

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+94 41 229 2384

E-mail

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gangani@agecon.ruh.ac.lk

   

FULL NAME

Gangani Chandima Samaraweera

 

PERSONAL

Born June 15, 1971

Married, 1 child

 

NATIONALITY

Sri Lankan

 

LANGUAGE ABILITY

English excellent

Hindi read and speak fluently

Sinhala mother tongue excellent

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Awarded a scholarship from Government of India to pursue MSc (Agric) under the Commonwealth Scholarship plan 2000

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

  • 2000-2002 M Sc (Agricultural Economics) Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, India, First Division with Honors, OGPA8.62

  • 1994-1998 B Sc (Agriculture) Second Class Honors (Upper Division), University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Lecturer, Department of Agric.Economics ,Faculty of Agriculture,University of Ruhuna,Mapalana, Kamburupitiya,Sri Lanka

  • Served as a Lecturer at Hardy Advanced Technical Institute,Ampara,Sri Lanka, 2004-2005

  • Served as an Assistant Lecturer at Hardy Advanced Technical Institute,Ampara,Sri Lanka, 1999-2004

  • Served as a Demonstrator at the faculty of Agriculture University of Ruhuna,Mapalana, Kamburupitiya,Sri Lanka in 1998-1999

 

RESEARCH ENGAGEMENT

  • Conducted a research on user appraisal and valuation of renewable natural resources in Chattisghar, India including Participatory Rural Appraisal method and contingent valuation method in 2002

  • Conducted a research on recent changes in Sri Lanka' s fertilizers subsidy policy and its economic implications in 1998

PAPERS PRESENTED IN CONFERENCES

 

Conducted a presentation on " User Appraisal and Valuation of Natural Resources in chattisghar, India at International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in 2002.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Samaraweera, G.C.; Wijeratne, M.; and Abeysekara, T. 1999. Implications of fertilizer subsidy scheme on major stakehold ers, proceedings, 55th annual sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dec.,251.

 

Resource economics, farm business management, Agricultural policies, agricultural marketing, consumer behavior, consumer psychology Financial Management in Agriculture