Mr. AL Sandika

BSc Agric (Ruhuna), MSc (Dharwad, India)

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 22 92 200 / Ext 359

Fax

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+94 41 22 92 385

E-mail

:

sandika@agecon.ruh.ac.lk

alsandika@gmail.com

   

FULL NAME

Abeysinghe Lasantha Sandika

 

NATIONALITY

Sri Lankan

 

LANGUAGE ABILITY

Sinhala and English

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Dr. S. K. Charles Memorial Gold Medal awarded by Mrs. M. P. Gunawardhana to the graduate for the most outstanding performance at the Degree of B. Sc. of the science of Agriculture final examination

  • Upali Wiewardhana Memorial Gold Medal awarded by the Upali Foundation to the graduate who passed all the examination leading to the Degree of B. Sc. of the science of Agriculture and obtained the highest aggregate marks in the year 1999

  • SLUSA Colors awarded by Sri Lankan Universities Sports Association for Elle event

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

  • B. Sc. Agriculture (Second Upper Honours),University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, Field of Specialization: Agricultural Extension Education

  • M. Sc. Agriculture (CGPA 8.97 out 10) University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, India, Field of Specialization: Agricultural Extension Education

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Research Assistant in Community Participatory Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Project (funded by Ministry of Enviermental) conducted by of Department of Agric. Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, Sri Lanka (Year 1999-2001)

  • Team member of Baseline Survey of the Tea Small Holdings and Private Tea Estates of the Asian Development Bank funded Tea Development Project of the Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs and Plantation Industries, conducted by TEAMS Pvt. Ltd., 14 Sunethra Lane , Off Thimbirigasyaya Road, Colombo 05, Sri Lanka (Year 2000)

  • PRA facilitator of Participatory Rural Appraisal and Socio Economic Baseline Survey of Special Programme for food Security of Sri Lanka (Part of the SPFS Project GCSP / SRP / 019/ JPN ) conducted by Department of Agric. Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, University o f Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, Sri Lanka (2003)

  • PRA facilitator of Socio Economic Assessment in the Rakawa, Ussangoda and Kalametiya area ( Part of the GEF / RUK Project Tissamaharama Road, Hatagala, Humgama, Sri Lanka project funded by GEF / UNDP ) conducted by Department of Agric. Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, Sri Lanka (2003)

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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

BOOKS

 

Wijerathne M., De Silva W. N. and Sandika A. L. (2005), lDIs ixjROkfhs o2S iyNd.S;aj .1d_h m1fJYfha uQ,ORu fhdo2d .ekSu (Use of Participatory Rural Appraisal Principles in Agricultural Development)(Sinhala), Published by Mahinda Wijerathne, No. 215 / 1, Srisara Mawatha, Walgama, Matara, Sri Lanka. ISBN No. 955-97485-1-3.

 

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Practices: Pest and Control methods in Rice Farming (Sinhala), Published by Department of Agric. Economics and Extension, Faculty of Agricultural, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, (February, 2000).

 

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Practices: Farmers Field Schools (FFSs) in Rice Farming (Sinhala), Published by Department of Agric. Economics and Extension, Faculty of Agricultural, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, (March, 2000).

 

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Practices: Weeds and Diseases in Rice Farming (Sinhala), Published by Department of Agric. Economics and Extension, Faculty of Agricultural, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, (April, 2000).

 

Safety uses of pesticides and objectives of integrated pest management (IPM) Practices: (Sinhala), Published by Department of Agric. Economics and Extension, Faculty of Agricultural, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, (May, 2000).

 

Mushroom cultivation, Problems and practical solution (Sinhala), Published by Department of Agric. Economics and Extension, Faculty of Agricultural, University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya, (May, 2008).

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

 

Wijerathne M., De Silva W. N. and Sandika A. L. (2004), Impact of farmer field schools on farmers knowledge: the IPM experience in Sri Lanka, , Ed. IRRI, International Rice Research Notes, Philippines. Vol. 29.1 / 2004, 78-79pp.

 

Sandika A. L., Angady J. G., Hirevenkanagoudar L. V. and Basavaraj H., (2007), A Study on Organizational Climate Perception by Veterinary Officers (VOs) and Veterinary Livestock Inspector (VLIs) of Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Service, Karnataka, Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka Belihuloya, Vol. 3 (2) May 2007, 75-81 pp.

 

Sandika A. L., Angadi J. G., Hirevenkanagoudar L. V. and Natikar K. V., (2007) Job performance of Veterinary Officers (VOs) and Veterinary Livestock Inspectors(VLIs) of Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Service, Karnataka, Karnataka Journal of Agricultural Sciences, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, 580 005, India, Vol 20 (3) 2007 551 - 554 pp.

 

Liyanage M. T., and Sandika A. L., (2009), Factors affecting on marketed surplus of paddy: Case study at Thissamaharama DS Division in Hambantota District, Sri Lanka Journal of Agrarian Studies, Hector Kobbakaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute, Wijerama Mawata, Colombo 07, 22-35pp.

 

PAPERS PRESENTED IN CONFERENCES

 

Wijerathne M., De Silva W. N. and Sandika A. L. (2003), Farmers Categorization for an Agricultural Education Programme, Proceeding 59th Annual session of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Sri Lanka.

 

Pitaddeniya A., Sandika A. L. and Abeywickrama L. M., (2007), An analysis of consumer behaviour and market potential of Yoghurt: Case study on Lucky Lanka Dairy Pvt Ltd, Proceedings 9th Annual Students' Research Session of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Matara. September 2007, 111pp.

 

Sandika A. L., (2008) Farmers awareness and attitudes toward the conservation of bio diversity in rice agro-ecosystem, Proceedings of the Fifth Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, March 2008, 70-75pp.

 

Sandika A. L. and Vidanapathirana K. (2008) Perspectives and socio-economic aspects of improves cooking stove Anagi, Proceedings of the National Symposium 2008, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, October 2008, 67-68pp.

 

Sandika A. L., (2008) An analysis of price behaviour and different price forecasting models for bread price in Sri Lanka under the liberalization economic scenario, Vavuniya Campus Annual Research Session 2008, 55pp.

 

Sandika A. L., (2009) An analysis of farmers capacity of using the Information Communication Technology (ICT) to acquire agricultural information. A Case Study in Hungama Area, Sixth Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, 80pp.

 

Sandika A.L., (2009), An analysis of price behaviour of rice in Sri Lanka after the liberalization of economy, Proceedings of the 2nd National Symposium 2009, Organized by Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, 63pp.

 

Sandika A.L. and Vidanapathirana K., (2009), Impact of fair development on rural farmers: A Case study in Hambantota District, Proceedings of the 2nd National Symposium 2009, Organized by Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, 64pp.

 

Sandika A.L. and Neesha D., (2009), Growth performance of rice sector at present scenario in Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the 2nd National Symposium 2009, Organized by Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, 65pp.

 

Narayana N.M.N.K. and Sandika A. L., (2009), Current situation on cottage curd production in Matara district of Sri Lanka, farmer awareness and preference towards the use of an improved culture for the production of quality curd , Proceedings of the 2nd National Symposium 2009, Organized by Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, 80pp.

 

Withana N.R.P., and Sandika A. L., (2009), Perception on risk and cause o f climate change in Sri Lanka with the point of view of university student, Proceedings of the National Symposium 2009, Organized by Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sabaragomuva, 27pp.

 

Withana N.R.P., and Sandika A. L., (2009), University students awareness and perception on climate change and adaptation strategies relevant to Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the 2nd National Symposium 2009, Organized by Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, 24pp.

 

Sandika A. L., (2009), A comparative analysis of performance and socioeconomic characteristics of male and female rice farmers: A case study in Matara District, Submitted to the Annual Research Session 2009, Organized by Vavunia Campus of the Jaffna University.

 

Sandika A.L., (2009), Exploration of entrepreneurial behaviour of small-scale mushroom growers in Matara District, Competitive Management in a Dynamic World, Faculty of Management & Finance, University of Colombo, pp 349-356.

 

Sandika A. L., and Withana N.R.P., (2009), Analysis of farmers perception on climate change and adoption strategies (A case study in Udawalawa area), Proceedings of the International Forestry and Environment Symposium 2009, Organized by Department of Forestry and Environment Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 90pp.

Agric. Extension, Extension Training and Extension Management, Participatory Rural Appraisal techniques and Community Development, Sociology, Agric. Business Management.