Prof. Yasarathna Amarasinghe started his university career in the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Peradeniya immediately after graduation in 1991. He is a founder member of both Uva Province Affiliated University College (Uva AUC) and Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. He was recruited as a Lecturer (Probationary) in the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka in 1996 and promoted to Senior Lecturer Grade II and Grade I in 1999 and in 2005 respectively. Then he was promoted to Professor in 2009 and became the Chair Professor of Department of Export Agriculture in 2019. Finally, he was promoted to Senior Professor on 22.06.2020 with effect from 30.11.2017.
During his 26 years of university service, in addition to university teaching and research he has experience in holding various administrative positions in the university including the Acting Vice Chancellor, the Dean of Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, the Director of Staff Development Centre, the Head of the Department of Export Agriculture, Acting Director of the Department of Physical Education and the Programme Coordinator of the Agriculture Programme of the Uva AUC. At the moment, he is the Director of OTS (AHEAD World Bank grants) of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.staff profile