SUSL Staff Directory

Professor DAM De Silva

Professor

achini@agri.sab.ac.lk

Qualifications

Professor in Agribusiness Managament

PhD in Food and Resource Economics, Graduate School of Biosphere Sciences, Hiroshima University, Japan

MBA in Agribusiness Managament, Postgraduate Institutte of Peradeniya, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

B.Sc. (Agri.) Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhna, Mapalana, Sri Lanka 


Profile

D. Achini. M. De Silva, Professor in Agribusiness Management attached to the Department of Agribusiness Management, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. A highly competent teaching and research professional rich with global experience. Academic career strengthen with B.Sc. in Agriculture from University of Ruhuna, MBA from PGIA, University of Peradeniya and PhD from Hiroshima University, Japan. Commonwealth academic staff fellowship and Endeavour Australian fellowship empower the research career as well as building international research groups. D.N. Choraphus award of Swiss Academy of Science for the best young scientist in 2004, best PhD student of Hiroshima University in 2007, best research publication award of Hiroshima University in 2007, best researcher of Sabaragamuwa University in 2013 were the jewels of the academic career. An excellent communicator with writing, research and analytical skills able to claimed several international and national research projects. Learning is the power and importance of being ambitious helped me to achieve my goals and realize my ambitions in life.


Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

  1. International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET)
  2. Small Scale Fisheries Forum of Sri Lanka
  3. Asian Fisheries Society
  4. Regional Fisheries Association, Japan

Research Interests

Value chain analysis and development of Agrifood industries

Gender economics and gender in value chains

Agriculture marketing

Innovations managament


Current Research Projects

  1. Commercialization of the agricultural extension service in Sri Lanka, Collaboration with the Reading University UK and University of Ruhuna, 1996 – 1997
  2. Introduction of Pear and Strawberry in Uva province Sri Lanka, Collaboration with Hort Reaserch Institute, New Zealand and Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 1999 – 2003
  3. Vegetable marketing system in upcountry Sri Lanka, collaboration with the NSF- National science Foundation and Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. 1998 – 2000
  4. Multifunctionality of fishing communities in Philippines, Hiroshima University Japan, 2004
  5. Trade networks of international seafood business in Southeast Asia. 2005-2007
  6. Export oriented fisheries industry in Asia and Japanese seafood market, Hiroshima University. 2003- 2007
  7. Consequences of tsunami and rehabilitation efforts of coastal communities in Thailand, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. 2006 – 2007 Donor dependency and the level of Social Capital among the fishing communities devastated by tsunami: case of Sri Lanka, Thailand and Indonesia; 2009-2010; funded by Toyota foundation, Japan.
  8. FAO-NORAD Small Scale Fishery Value Chain project – value chain analysis of fish and fishery products and gender analysis in value chains of developing countries and developed countries; 2010 
  9. Community based Agro-enterprise development in Sabaragamuwa province of Sri Lanka; 2012-2013; funded by Council for Agricultural research
  10. Resource Reuse and recycle: 2013-2014, IWMI
  11. Innovative Research Grant- underutilized crop value chains, University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka. 2014
  12. Ceylon Cinnamon value chain project, Funded by Ministry of Primary Industries (2017)
  13. The gender question in improving small-scale agricultural value chains and the premium women-empowering products could command. Funded by Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, (2017)
  14. Pepper and processed food value chain, (2017 – 2018), UNIDO
  15. Hidden Harvest project - FAO (2018)

1. Innovative Research Grant, University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka. (2014 -2017)

2. Ceylon Cinnamon value chain project, Funded by Ministry of Primary Industries (2017- 2020)

3. The gender question in improving small-scale agricultural value chains and the premium women-empowering products could command. Funded by Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, (2017)      

4. Pepper and processed food value chain analysis, (2017 – 2018), UNIDO  

5. Hidden harvest project - FAO (2018)

6. Qualityassurance system for agri-food exports - UNIDO (2018)


Recent Publications

 

  1. Bandula Arosh, Jayaweera Champika, De Silva Achini, Oreiley Patrick, Karunarathne Asha, and S.H.P. Malkanthi. (2016). Role of underutilized crop value chains in rural food and income security in Sri Lanka Impact of food labeling information on consumer purchasing decision, Procedia Food Science 6 ( 2016 ) 276-270
  2. Bandara B.E.S. De Silva D. A. M., Madhuwanthi B.C.H., and W.A.A. I. Warunasinghe. (2016). Impact of food labeling information on consumer purchasing decision, Procedia Food Science 6 ( 2016 ) 309 – 313
  3. Munasinghe, J., De Silva, A., Weerasinghe, G., Gunaratne, A., Corke, H. (2015). Food safety in Sri Lanka: Problems and Solutions, Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops and Foods, volume 7:1, pp 37-44 (Science Citation Index Expanded journal with several volumes and 4 issues. Impact factor of the journal is 0.935)
  4. De Silva, D.A.M. (2015). Levering Crowd Sourcing to Facilitate the Development of Sustainable Tourism Industry, Tourism, Leisure and Global Change, Vol. 2, pp 1-12
  5. De Silva, D.A.M. and Trond Bjorndal. (2015). Open innovation in market place: a case of fish and seafood processing industry in the United Kingdom, Sabaragamuwa University Journal, Vol. 14, Issue 1, pp
  6. Hettiarachchi, I.C., De Silva, D.A.M. and P. Sivashankar. (2015), Human Resource Audit for the Sri Lankan Tourism and Hospitality Industry, Tourism, Leisure and Global Change, Vol. 2, pp 88-104
  7. Darshika, H.K.N., De Silva, D.A.M. and I.C. Hettiarachchi. (2014). Food waste foot printing : a case of post-harvest losses of the potato marketing channel, Economic Review, June/July 2014
  8. De Silva, D.A.M. (2014). Faces of women in global fishery value chains: female involvement and its impact and importance in fisheries of developed and developing countries, Economic Review, Dec.2013/Jan.2014 pp 23-25
  9. De Silva, D.A.M. and Trond Bjorndal. (2013). An open innovation and its role in global fish and seafood value chains: beyond the conventional wisdom, Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Vol. 8, Number 3, pp161-173
  10. Thennakoon, M.T.C.P. and De Silva, D.A.M. (2012). Market window analysis: A case of tobacco, paddy and big onion farmers in Galewela, Sri Lanka, Sabaragamuwa University Journal, Vol. 11, issue 1, pp 91-104
  11. Jayantha, S.P.M. and De Silva. D.A.M., (2010). Supply chain management in the aquaculture industry: the case of food fish aquaculture in Sri Lanka, Sabaragamuwa University Journal, Vol. 8, Issue1
  12. De Silva, D.A.M., and Yamao, Masahiro. (2008). Rice pinch to war thrown nation: an overview of the rice supply chain of Sri Lanka and the consumer attitudes on government rice risk management, Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Vol.4, No. 2, pp 77-96
  13. De Silva, D.A.M. and Yamao, Masahiro. (2008). Compliance on HACCP and export penetration: An empirical analysis of the seafood processing firms in Sri Lanka, Sabaragamuwa University Journal, Vol. 7, Issue1, pp 61-77
  14. De Silva, D.A.M., and Yamao, M. (2007). Consequences of the tsunami on fisheries and coastal livelihood: a case study of tsunami ravaged southern Sri Lanka, Journal of Disaster Policy Management, Blackwell Publishers, Vol.31 No. 4, pp 386-404 (Science Citation Index journal with several volumes and 4 issues. Impact factor of the journal is 1.03)
  15. Yamao, M., Aso T., Iwao, T., Belleza, E., Suanrathanachai, P., Oliva, L., Chenkitkosol, W., De Silva, D.A.M., Endo, A., and T. Mizoguchi. (2007). Further development of coastal resource management in the Philippines: A case study on decentralized and participatory origination in Banate bay area, Panay island, Phillipines, Journal of Regional Fisheries Society, Japan, Vol. 47, Issue 1, pp 91 -115
  16. De Silva, D.A.M., and Yamao, M. (2006). A yen for Sushi: an analysis of demographic and behavioral patterns of sushi consumption in Japan, Journal of Food Service, Blackwell Publishers, United Kingdom, Vol. 17, Issue 2, pp 63-76 (Science Citation Index Expanded journal with several volumes and 6 issues. )
  17. De Silva, D.A.M., and Yamao, Masahiro. (2006). Product diversification, will it assure future market for south Asian seafood industry? A case study of the south Asia, Journal of Regional Fisheries Society, Japan, Vol. 47, Issue 2, No. 3, pp125-142
  18. De Silva, D.A.M. and Yamao, Masahiro. (2006). Regional preferences in the Japanese Seafood consumption: An empirical analysis of consumer purchasing behavior on domestic versus imported seafood, Journal of the Regional Fisheries Society, Japan. Vol. 46, Issue 2, pp 83-104
  19. De Silva, D.A.M., and Yamao, Masahiro. (2005). Export performance of small and medium scale Tuna processing industry in Sri Lanka: Can they survive?, Journal of the Regional Fisheries Society, Japan. Vol. 46, Issue 1, pp 51-69
  20. De Silva, D.A.M. and Yamao, Masahiro. (2005). Quality approach of the marine food processing industry: Compliance and perception on food safety regulations, Journal of the Fisheries Economics Society, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan. Vol. 50, Issue 2, pp 105-107
  21. Iwao, Tsuneo., Aso, Takayaki., De Silva, D.A.M., Oliva, Luis., Chenkitkosol, Wantana., Endo, Aiko., and Masahiro, Yamao. (2005). The small-scale fisheries existence, form and diversity of the Philippines, Journal of the Fisheries Economics Society, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan. Vol. 50, Issue 2, pp 140-141
  22. Aso, Takayaki., Iwao,Tsuneo., De Silva, D.A.M., Oliva, Luis., Chenkitkosol, Wantana., Endo, Aiko., and Masahiro, Yamao. (2005). A study on coastal resource management organizations in Philippines: case study of Banate Bay, Pany Island, Journal of the Fisheries Economics Society, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan. Vol. 50, Issue 2, pp 138-139
  23. De Silva, D.A.M. and Yamao, Masahiro. (2003). Sri Lankan prawn in Japanese Market: Vehicle for a secure future for Sri Lankan export oriented fisheries industry?, Journal of the Regional Fisheries Society, Japan. Vol.43, Issue 3, pp 75-90
  24. De Silva, D.A.M. and Kodithuwakku, S. S. (2001). Small business operators, do they plan? : a Study of selected small businesses in Nuwara Eliya District, Journal of Tropical Agriculture, vol. 13 pp 301-307

 

a. Published as full papers (International Conference):

 

 

  1. De Silva, Achini. (2018). Social accountability of fishermen and Women, 19th Biannual conference of the International Institute of Fishery economics and Trade (IIFET), Seattle Proceedings, USA
  2. B.M.R.L. Basnayake, W.M.T.B. Weddagala and D.A.M. De Silva(2018). The Feminist Approach to Value Chain Membership: Case of Small Scale Fishery Value Chains in Sri Lanka. The International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade (IIFET) Conference 2018, Seattle, Washington, USA
  3. B.M.R.L. Basnayake, W.M.T.B. Weddagala and D.A.M. De Silva. (2018). Nutrition value chain analysis: Place of Women Fish Processors. The International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade (IIFET) Conference 2018, Seattle, Washington, USA.
  4. W.M.T.B. Weddagala, B.M.R.L. Basnayake and D.A.M. De Silva (2018). Strategic Adaption on Climate Shock in Malleable Employment of Fishing Community by E-Skill Inventory A Case of Southern Coast of Sri Lanka. The International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade (IIFET) Conference 2018, Seattle, Washington, USA.
  5. M.S.Elapata and D.A.M. De Silva (2018). Ecological and Energy Foot Print of Fish Processing in the Southern Coast of Sri Lanka. The International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade (IIFET) Conference 2018, Seattle, Washington, USA.
  6. M.S.Elapata and D.A.M. De Silva (2018,July). Women’s position in blue economy. The International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade (IIFET) Conference 2018, Seattle, Washington, USA.
  7. De Silva, D. A.M. Seneweera S., and Kithsiri Perera. (2016). Speaker effect of climate shocks on gender in fishery value chains: A case of Sri Lanka, 18th Biannual conference of the International Institute of Fishery economics and Trade (IIFET), Scotland proceedings, United Kingdom
  8. Janiithri, W.L.Y., De Silva, D.A.M. and G. Fernando. (2015). Impact of value chain management on firm competitiveness, International Research Symposium on Engineering Advancements-2015 (RSEA-2015)
  9. Bandara, B.E.S., De Silva, D.A.M. and G. Fernando. (2015). Role of standard minute value in export processing: will it make difference to the firm economic performance?, International Research Symposium on Engineering Advancements-2015 (RSEA-2015)
  10. De Silva, D.A.M., Trondsen, Torbjorn., Jayasooriya, M.C.N., and Amaralal, Lalith. (2014). Ecological foot print of the postharvest losses in Tuna industry: A case of Sri Lanka, 17th Biannual conference of the International Institute of Fishery economics and Trade (IIFET), Brisbane proceedings, Australia.
  11. De Silva, D. A.M. (2014). Crowd sourcing to mitigate the climate change effects on small scale fisheries in Sri Lanka, 17th Biannual conference of the International Institute of Fishery economics and Trade (IIFET), Brisbane proceedings, Australia.
  12. De Silva, R.D.P., De Silva, W.N., and D.A.M. De Silva. (2012). Innovation management in Sri Lankan Agro-based industries : A developing country perspective, International Symposium on Agriculture and Enviornment (ISAE-2012), March 15, 2013, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.
  13. Hettiarachchi, I.C. and De Silva, D.A.M. (2013). Recruitment, selection, and retention challenges of export processing businesses in Sri Lanka, International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment - 2013, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka.
  14. Amarasena, D.K.G., De Silva, D.A.M. and K.G.J. Fernando. (2013). Impact of business process reengineering (BPR) on organizational performance: A case of export processing industry. International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment -2013, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka.
  15. De Silva, K.N.N. and D.A.M. De Silva. (2011). Training impact assessment of university academics: a critical case for long term foreign training programmes, 8th International Conference on Business Management, ICBM-2011, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka.
  16. De Silva, D.A.M. (2010). An attitude approach to measure the entrepreneurial profile of Sri Lankan fisher folk: An untold story, International Institute of Fishery Economics and Trade (IIFET) 15th Bi-annual conference, Montpellier Proceedings, France.
  17. De Silva, D.A.M. and Yamao, M. (2010). How Community Partnerships create Capital? Social Capital, Donor Dependency and Rehabilitation Efforts of the Tsunami affected Fishing Communities, International Institute of Fishery Economics and Trade (IIFET), 15th Bi-annual conference, Montpellier Proceedings, France.
  18. De Silva, D.A.M. (2009). Fish processing industry of the Southern coast of Sri Lanka: working with indigenous knowledge, Proceedings of the National Conference on Traditional Knowledge, pp 293-296
  19. De Silva, D.A.M. and Yamao, M. (2006). Forefront of recovery? A sub-sector analysis of the post-tsunami seafood export industry of Sri Lanka, IIFET (International Institute of fisheries Economics and Trade), 13th Bi-annual conference, Portsmouth Proceedings, United Kingdom. (Selected as Best five nominations for the Yamamoto Prize)
  20. De Silva, D.A.M. and Yamao, M. (2006). Export oriented tuna industry in Sri Lanka: An analysis of the sources of the export success, IIFET (International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade), 13th Bi-annual conference, Portsmouth Proceedings, United Kingdom
  21. De Silva, D.A.M. and Yamao, M. (2004). The involvement of female labor in Seafood processing in Sri Lanka: Impact of organizational fairness and supervisor evaluation on employee commitment, First World Symposium on Gender and Fisheries, 7th Asian fisheries Forum, Asian Fisheries Society, Penang, Malaysia,
  22. De Silva, D.A.M. and Yamao, M. (2004). Evolution of the strategies for betterment of future: A case study of export oriented seafood industry in Sri Lanka, IIFET (International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade), 13th Bi-annual conference, Tokyo Proceedings, Japan

b. Published as abstract (International conference)

 

 

1. Basnayake, B.M.R.L. and De Silva, D.A.M. and Hirotsu Naoki. (2018). Economics of Erginomics: A case of cinnamon industry in Sri Lanka, 6th Conference on Sri Lanka –Japan Collaborative Research, Kandy, Sri Lanka

2. Weddagala, W.M.T.B. and De Silva, D.A.M. (2018). Development of traceability system for an agriculture produce: A case of Ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum), 6th Conference on Sri Lanka –Japan Collaborative Research, Kandy, Sri Lanka

3. I.C. Hettiarachchi, De Silva, D.A.M., Usami Hiro, Shimizu Bun-ichi and Hirotsu Naoki. (2018). Explore marketing strategies for Ceylon cinnamon: A pathway for secure future, 6th Conference on Sri Lanka –Japan Collaborative Research, Kandy, Sri Lanka

4. Warnakulasooriya, W.M.S., De Silva, D.A.M. and Hirostsu Naoki. (2018). Marketing of Ceylon cinnamon, 6th Conference on Sri Lanka –Japan Collaborative Research, Kandy, Sri Lanka

5. Basnayake, B.M.R.L. and De Silva, D.A.M. (2017). Gemdered time line of the market landscape of the fisheries industry in Sri Lanka, 11th Indian Acquaculture and Fisheries Forum, Kochin, India

6. I.C. Hettiarachchi, De Silva, D.A.M. and Karunarathne, Asha. (2017). Gender sensitive value chain selection: fish, banana and cinnamon, which provide best opprtunties for women?

7. Elapata, M., I.C. Hettiarachchi and De Silva, D.A.M. (2017). Soft skills and hard constraints in post harvest chain: A case of small scale fish processing, 11th Indian Acquaculture and Fisheries Forum, Kochin, India

8. Weddagala, W.M.T.B. and De Silva, D.A.M. (2017). Dilemma of employment: A case of climate shocks and employment malleability of the fishing community in Southern coast of Sri Lanka, 11th Indian Acquaculture and Fisheries Forum, Kochin, India

9. Liyanagamage, T.M., De Silva, D.A.M. Karunarathne, A.S, Nilmalgoda, H. and P. Oreilly. (2017). Value chain analysis of the underutilized crops of different farming systems in Sri Lanka, IV International Conference on Postharvest and Quality Managament of Horticultural Products of Interest for Tropical Regions (PQMHP 2017), 6th-8th Kandy, Sri Lanka. pp 28

10. Weddagala, W.M. T.B., De Silva, D.A.M. Karunarathne, A.S. and Basnayake, R. (2017).Crowd sourcing for value chain management: a case of market decision support system, IV International Conference on Postharvest and Quality Managament of Horticultural Products of Interest for Tropical Regions (PQMHP 2017), 6th-8th Kandy, Sri Lanka. pp 29

11. I.C. Hettiarachchi, De Silva, D.A.M. Karunarathne, A.S., (2017). Black and White faces of banana value chain in Sri Lanka: a Case study, , IV International Conference on Postharvest and Quality Managament of Horticultural Products of Interest for Tropical Regions (PQMHP 2017), 6th-8th Kandy, Sri Lanka. pp 28

12. Liyanagamage, T.M., De Silva, D.A.M. and P. Oreilly. (2016). Value chain management of Moringa (Moringa oleifera): A case study in Rathnapura district, International Symposium on Agriculture and Enviornment (ISAE), Sri Lanka

13. Liyanagamage, T.M., De Silva, D.A.M. and P. Oreilly. (2016). Governance and coordination across Moringa oleifera value chain in Sri Lanka, Ninth Annual Research Forum, Sri Lanka Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA), Sri Lanka

14. Wijewardhna, M.G.N.A., De Silva, D.A.M. and P. Oreilly. (2016).Income creation and distribution along the value chain: A case of finger millet value chain in Hambantota district, International Symposium on Agriculture and Enviornment (ISAE), Sri Lanka

15. Bandara, B.E.S., De Silva, D.A.M. and B.N.G.S. Premarathne. (2015). Perspectives of undergraduates on librabry use: A case of undergraduates of agricultural sciences, Proceedings of the Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE), Sri Lanka Vol. 19, pp 19

16. Bandula, Arosh and De Silva, Achini. (2015). Analysis of Home gardening in livelihood asset pentagon: a case of home gardening in household income, food, nutritional and environmental wellbeing of rural dry zone of SriLanka, 20th International Forestry and Environment Symposium, 16-17th October 2015, Club Hotel Dolphin, Negambo, Sri Lanka

17. De Silva, D.A.M. (2014). Levering crowd sourcing to facilitate the development of sustainable tourism industry, Tropical Tourism Outlook Conference: Nature, Culture and Networking for Sustainable Tourism, August- 2014, Kandalama, Sri Lanka.

18. Darshika, H.K.N., Wickramarathna, S.N.M. and D.A.M. De Silva, (2014). Post-harvest losses of the potato marketing channel: a case of food waste foot printing, Annual Conference, IPRS 2014, International Postharvest Research Symposium, Institute of Postharvest Technology, Sri Lanka

19. Gamage, A.S.H. and D.A.M. De Silva. (2014). An investigation on management perceptions over the triple bottom line (TBL) concept: A study in the tea plantations industry of Sri Lanka, International Conference of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

20. Ushmika, W. D., De Silva, D.A.M. and K.G.J. Fernando. (2014). Impact of supervisor’s gender on organizational governance: a case of export processing industry in Sri Lanka, International Conference of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

21. Amarasena, D.K.G., De Silva, D.A.M. and K.G.J. Fernando. (2014). Impact of business process reengineering (BPR) on human capital performance: A case of export processing industry, International Conference of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

22. Hettiarachchi, I.C. and De Silva, D.A.M. (2014). An investigation of human resource management practices and issues of the small and medium export processing firms, International Conference of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

23. De Silva, D.A.M. (2013). An entrepreneurship: Improving access to livelihood opportunities for fishermen, 1st Japan-Sri Lanka Collaborative research Symposium, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

24. De Silva, D.A.M. and Trond Bjorndal. (2013). Open innovation in market place: a case of fish and seafood processing industry in the United Kingdom, 4th International Symposium – SUSL, Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka

25. De Silva, D.A.M. and Trond Bjorndal. (2012). An investigation of the open innovation in the fish and seafood export processing industry in Sri Lanka: external insights to boost internal R&D efforts, 16th Biannual conference of the International Institute of Fishery economics and Trade (IIFET), Tanzania proceedings, Oregon State University, USA.

26. De Silva, D.A.M., Bjorndal, Trond and Lem, Audun. (2012). Role of gender in global fishery value chains: A feminist perspective on activity, access and control profile, 16th Biannual conference of the International Institute of Fishery economics and Trade (IIFET), Tanzania Proceedings, Oregon State University, USA.

27. De Silva, D.A.M. (2010). Exploring the possibilities and developing strategies for community based ecotourism: A case study of the Ramza Wetland Ecosystem (Madu Ganga) in Southern Sri Lanka, 3rd International Symposium – SUSL, Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka

28. De Silva, D.A.M., Wickramathilaka, R.O.P., Jayasooriya, P.D.C.R., Madushanka, J.M.W., Shashikala, K.C.G. and W.M.K.D. Wijesingha. (2010). Do we have entrepreneurs in fisheries industry? An investigation of the role of entrepreneurship in sustainable fisheries production in Sri Lanka, 3rd International Symposium – SUSL, Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka

29. De Silva, D.A.M., Perera, K.G.R.S., Maduranga, A.M.D.R., Sumanadasa, M.N.D., Wickramasinghe, W.A.N., Ranathunga C. P.D.I.N. and E.D.S. Kularathne. (2010). Determinants of foreign Product evaluation: A study on consumer perception, 3rd International Symposium – SUSL, Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka

30. Thilakaratne, P.P.A.L. and De Silva, D.A.M. (2009). An investigation of the employee absenteeism and its impact: A case of up country tea plantation (Welimada Estate) in Sri Lanka, 2nd Annual Symposium (September 2009), Faculty of Agriculture University of Ruhuna, Mapalana, Kamburupitiya.

31. De Silva, D.A.M. and Masahrio Yamao. (2004). The impact of HACCP based regulatory system on seafood exports from south Asia: The Sri Lankan Experience, Annual Conference – Regional Fisheries Forum, Nagasaki, Japan.

 

Proceedings of local conference

 

  1. De Silva, D.A.M., Bjorndal, T. and Audun Lem. (2013). Role of gender in global fishery value chains: a feminist perspective on activity, access and control profile, Annual Research Sessions, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
  2. Ranasinghe, R.M.K.R. and De Silva, D.A.M. (2007). Study on potentials and possibilities for new branded chicken into domestic market of Sri Lanka, 1st Annual symposium (December 2007), Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
  3. Wickramasinghe, T.D.J.N., De Silva, D.A.M. and A.C. Pathirage. (2007). Profit maximization through lean manufacturing method: A case of hot Bandrilla production at HJS condiments Limited, 1st Annual symposium (December 2007), Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
  1. Jayasinghe, J.A.S.S. and De Silva, D.A.M. (2007). Design information communication technology based system in order to enhance traceability system at HJS Condiments Limited, Sri lanka,1st Annual symposium (December 2007), Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
  2. Sanjeewa, P.G.N., De Silva, D.A.M. and H.E.M. Tissera. 2007. Market potential for new entrant: A study of seed potato market in Sri Lanka, 1st Annual symposium (December 2007), Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
  3. Perera, R.D.R., Atapattu A.M.K.D. and D.A.M. De Silva. (20070. Higher price for fuel translates to meat? A study on fuel price hike and meat prices in Sri Lanka, 1st Annual symposium (December 2007), Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
  4. De Silva, D.A.M., Yamao, Masahiro and Haruko Yamashita. (2007). Where responsible fisheries and consumers connect? A study of an Eco-labeling of fish and fishery products in Japanese market, 1St Annual Symposium (December 2007), Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa Universioty of Sri Lanka, Belihul Oya, Sri Lanka.
  5. Wijeratne, B.D.M.K. and D.A.M. De Silva. (2002). Factors affecting low enrolment levels for entrepreneurship development training programs: A study in Matara district, 58th annual sessions- Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (November), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  6. De Silva, D.A.M. and S.P.M Jayantha. (2000). A Review of the status of mud crab fishery in Sri Lanka, 56th annual sessions- Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (November), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  7. Jayantha, S.P.M and D.A.M De Silva. (2000). Potentials and Possibilities of aquaculture industry in Uva province, 56th annual sessions- Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (November), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  8. De Silva, D.A.M., and Oscar Amarasinghe. (1998). Present status and future prospects of ornamental fish trade in Sri Lanka, 54th annual sessions- Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (November), University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.
  9. De Silva, D.A.M. and Oscar Amarasinghe. (1997). Efficiency of Production in marine-ornamental fisheries in the south of Sri Lanka, Journal of the Sri Lanka Association for the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (SLAFAR), National Aquatic Resources Agency(NARA), Colombo, Sri Lanka

 


Completed Research Projects

  1. Commercialization of the agricultural extension service in Sri Lanka, Collaboration with the Reading University UK and University of Ruhuna,

1996 – 1997

  1. Introduction of Pear and Strawberry in Uva province Sri Lanka,

Collaboration with Hort Reaserch Institute, New Zealand and

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 1999 – 2003

  1. Vegetable marketing system in upcountry Sri Lanka, collaboration with the NSF- National science Foundation and Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. 1998 – 2000
  2. Multifunctionality of fishing communities in Philippines, Hiroshima University Japan, 2004
  3. Trade networks of international seafood business in Southeast Asia. 2005-2007
  4. Export oriented fisheries industry in Asia and Japanese seafood market,

Hiroshima University. 2003- 2007

  1. Consequences of tsunami and rehabilitation efforts of coastal communities in

Thailand, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. 2006 – 2007

  1. Donor dependency and the level of Social Capital among the fishing communities

devastated by tsunami: case of Sri Lanka, Thailand and Indonesia; 2009-2010;

funded by Toyota foundation, Japan.

  1. Value chain project – value chain analysis of fish and fishery products and gender analysis in value chains of developing countries and developed countries; 2010 up to date
  2. Community based Agro-enterprise development in Sabaragamuwa province of Sri Lanka; 2012-2013; funded by Council for Agricultural research
  3. Resource Reuse and recycle: 2013-2014, IWMI

Consultancies

National Consultant on Quality Assurance System for Agro & Food Exports, UNIDO

2. Lead consultant – Hidden harvest project, FAO

3. National Expert on Value Chain Assessment (NEVCA) - Spices and Processed Food, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

4. International Consultant – Value Chain project, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Rome, Italy

5. Lead Consultant, Rice value chain project, Business Consultancy, Bangalore, India