Mr. PV Sajith Harshana

BSc. (Ruhuna, Sri Lanka)

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

Phone

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+94 715423120

E-mail

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harshana@agecon.ruh.ac.lk/ saharsha92@gmail.com

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NAME

PV Sajith Harshana

 

PERSONAL

Born August 19, 1992

Unmarried

 

NATIONALITY

Sri Lankan

 

LANGUAGE ABILITY

Sinhala and English

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

  • B.Sc. Agribusiness Management (First Class Honours), University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, 2017

 

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

  • December 2018 to date Lecturer in Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

  • April 2018 - November 2018 Demonstrator in Dean's Office Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Conducted a Guest Lecture in the orientation programme of first year undergraduates on “Future Prospects for Agriculture Graduates” on 5th January 2018 at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna

  • Conducted a Guest Lecture to the students of School of Agriculture on “Problem Solving and Decision Making” on 23rd February 2018 at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Aquinas College of Higher Studies, Colombo 08

 

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS AND AWARDS

  • Orange Knowledge Program (OKP) Fellowship “Market Access for food and nutrition security” in Wageningen International Congress Centre (WICC), Netherlands

 

RESOURCE PERSON IN SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS

  • Resource person for the training workshop for Agricultural Research & Development Assistants in Ulpathagama , Mahiyangana

  • Resource person for the training workshop for Agricultural Research & Development Assistants in Walapane , Mahiyangana

  • Resource person for the training workshop for Junior Executive Staff in Finlay Rentokil Ceylon (Pvt.) Ltd

  • Resource person for ten workshops on Motivation and Development in Hayleys Agriculture Group (Biyagama, Alawwa and Ampara)

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS and RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Member, Institute of Food Science (IFST) in Sri Lanka (72/SM/IFSTSL)

  • Member, Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD)

  • Member, National Academy of Young Scientist (NAYS)

  • Member, International Management Research and Technology Consortium-USA (IMRTC- USA/NA 2315646)

  • Lifetime Member, International Society for Research and Development (Membership ID-M4150906335)

  • Member, Sri Lanka Environment Exploration Society (SLEES)
  • Committee Member of Self-Evaluation Report Writing Teams of Program Review for BSc. Agribusiness Management (Honours) Degree Program -2019

  • Temporary Academic Sub-Warden- Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna

  • Member- University Newsletter Committee, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna

  • Member- Job Fair Organizing Committee, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna

  • Member- Exhibition Committee, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna

  • Facilitator- Orator of the Year, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna -2018

  • Main Facilitator- Kala Ulela, Art Society, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna -2018

  • Facilitator-NatureX Exhibition, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna -2016

  • Involved in Faculty Farm Layout Development Program -2016

 

TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT

  • Mar 2019: Participated multi-Stakeolder Partnership Tools and Participatory Curriculum Development,, South Lake Resort,Koggala, Sri Lanka

  • Oct 2018: Participated workshop on Mentoring Faculty and Staff for career development, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

  • Sep 2018: Participated workshop on Scientific Writing and Publishing Research Work, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science in collaboration with Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

  • Apr 2014: Participated workshop on Skill for Career and Personality Development, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

  • Jan 2014: Participated training Programme on Developing Leadership Qualities and Positive Thinking, Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka

  • Dec 2007: Participated workshop on Leadership, Divisional Secretariat Office, Gampaha, Sri Lanka

  • Sep 2007: Participated workshop on Leadership, Ministry of Culture and Art Affairs, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka

 

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

 

Harshana P.V.S., Asanka Tennakoon, Salinda Sandamal and Jayasooriya IDGK. (2018). Personal hygiene of food handling workers; a case of food exporting company in Sri Lanka, Advanced in Agriculture and Environmental Science, 1(2):79-83 .

 

Harshana P.V.S.,Sandika A.L. (2017), Job Performance of Agricultural Extension Workers of Private Sector Organization. Proceeding of Annual International Symposium of Agriculture and Environment. (ISAE)- 17th January 2018, Faculty of Agriculture ,University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

 

 

ARTICLES FOR DISSEMINATION OF KNOWLEDGE

 

Halapino cultivation for short-term income (Vidusara, 03rd October 2018). .

 

Is Mushroom Farming a Profitable Business? (Govidiriya-Lankadeepa, 19th September 2018).

 

Beekeeping for Honey Production in Sri Lanka (Govidiriya- Lankadeepa, 05th September 2018).

 

Growing Pumpkins in Home Garden (Govidiriya-Lankadeepa, 11th July 2018).

 

Handling of agrochemicals with caution (Govidiriya-Lankadeepa, 13th June 2018).

 

Compost for a bountiful harvest (Govidiriya-Lankadeepa, 23th May 2018).

 

Let's minimize the loss of harvest, Let's increase profits (Govidiriya-Lankadeepa, 28th February 2018).