SUSL Staff Directory

Mr. P Sivashankar

Lecturer (prob.)

shankar@agri.sab.ac.lk

Qualifications

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Agricultural Economics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Bachelor of Sciences (BSc.) Agricultural Technology & Management, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka


Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

  1. Sri Lanka Economics Association
  2. Sri Lanka Agricultural Economics Association
  3. Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science
  4. Young Scientist Forum (National Science and Technology Commission)

Research Interests

Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Behavioral Economics, Environmental Economics,


Recent Publications

Journal Articles

  1. Sivashankar.P, Weerahewa J, Pushpakumara G, Galagedara L.W. (2016), "An estimation of the willingness to pay for biodiesel: a pilot study of diesel consumers",  Biobased and Applied Economics, Italian Agricultural Economics Association, Vol 5(1)
  2.  Sivashankar.P, Weerahewa . J, Pushpakumara D.K.N.G.,. Galagedara L.W , (2016) "An Economic Analysis Of Jatropha Bio-Diesel Production In Sri Lanka", International Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Sri Jayawardenapura vol 3(2), Sri Lanka
  3. Gamhewage MI, Sivashankar P, Mahaliyanaarachchi RP, Wijeratne AW, Hettiarachchi IC, (2015) Women Participation in Urban Agriculture and its Influence on Family Economy - Sri Lankan Experience, The Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Vol 10(3), Pp 192-206
  4. Malkanthi, S.H.P., Ishana, A.S.F., Sivashankar, P., Weeralal, J.L.K., (2015), Willingness to Initiate Spice-tourism in the Kolonna District Secretariat of Ratnapura District of Sri Lanka: Farmer's Perspective, Sri Lanka Journal of Food and Agriculture, Vol 1(1), Pp 35-45

 

Conference Presentations

  1. Wijesinghe WPS, Sivashankar P (2016) Consumer Preferences for Organic Food in Colombo Municipal Council, 1stIntradisciplinary Conference of Management Researchers, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 10th -12th August
  2. Nandasiri SHAK, Wijayasekara DC.,. Sivashankar P, Hettiarachchi IC (2016), A Study on Relationship between Psychological Contract and the Employment Relationship, 1stIntradisciplinary Conference of Management Researchers, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 10th -12th August
  3. Sivashankar. P (2015), “Foreign Direct Investment as a Catalyst for Economic Growth in Sri Lanka", 4th Young Scientist Forum (YSF), National Science and Technology Commission, 23rd January, 2015 Colombo Sri Lanka
  4. Sivashankar.P, Weerahewa J, Pushpakumara G, Galagedara L.W. (2015), "Factors Affecting Farmer's Willingness To Pay for Jatropha Biodiesel", Proceedings of the 5th Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University, January 29th and 30th, 2015
  5. Sivashankar.P, Weerahewa J, Pushpakumara G, Galagedara L.W. (2014), "Factors Affecting Farmer's Willingness to Participate in Jatropha Contract Farming", Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Research Forum, Sri Lanka Agricultural Economics Association, 12th December, 2014, Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka.
  6. Sivashankar.P, Weerahewa . J, Pushpakumara D.K.N.G.,. Galagedara L.W (2014), "An Economic Analysis Of Jatropha Bio-Diesel Production In Sri Lanka", Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE) 4th-5th July, 2014, Faculty of science, University of Peradeniya
  7. Sivashankar.P, Weerahewa J, Pushpakumara G, Galagedara L.W. (2013), "Willingness to Pay for Jatropha Biodiesel by Vehicle users and Rural Households in Sri Lanka", Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Research Forum, Sri Lanka Agricultural Economics Association, 20th December, 2013, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  8. Sivashankar.P  (2010), "Perceptions of Sri Lankan tea exporters on service quality", Proceedings of research projects, Dept. of Agric. Economics. & Bus. Mgt, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya 2010
  9. Households’ Attitudes on Consumption of Green Leafy Vegetables in Semi Urban Areas in Colombo District, Sri Lanka, Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE), University of Peradeniya, 5-6th November, 2015, Coauthored.
  10. Consumer Preferences in Purchasing Organic Fruits in Kelaniya D.S Division, Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE), University of Peradeniya, 5-6th November, 2015, Coauthored.
  11. Factors Affecting for the Diminution of Smallholders Participation in Rubber Cultivation, Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE), University of Peradeniya, 5-6th November2015, Coauthored.
  12. Instant Food Consumption Pattern among Undergraduates of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka and Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE), University of Peradeniya, 5-6th November2015, Coauthored.
  13. Socio Economic Determinants of Farmers’ Preference to Organic Agriculture,  Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE), University of Peradeniya, 5-6th November2015, Coauthored.
  14. Level of Awareness and Constraints to Adopt New Technologies Determining the Retention of Farmers in Sugarcane Cultivation, Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE), University of Peradeniya, 5-6th November2015, Coauthored.
  15.  Mobile Phone as a Mode of Information Provident to Upcountry Vegetable Farmers in Sri Lanka, Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE), University of Peradeniya, 5-6th November. 2015, Coauthored.
  16.  Study on Information Sources of Paddy Farmers, Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE), University of Peradeniya, 5-6th November. 2015, Coauthored.
  17. Factors Affecting for the Selection of Agriculture as a Subject Among the G.C.E Advance Level Students in Sri Lanka, Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE), University of Peradeniya, 5-6th November. 2015, Coauthored.
  18. The Role of Field Level Extension Officers at Divi Neguma Rural Development Program: A Study in Rathnapura District, Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE), University of Peradeniya, 5-6th November2015, Coauthored.
  19.  Influence of Packaging Attributes on Consumer’s Purchasing Decision of Pasteurized Milk, Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE), University of Peradeniya, 5-6th November2015, Coauthored.
  20.  Factors Affecting the Vegetable Production in Balangoda Divisional Secretariat,  Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE), University of Peradeniya, 5-6th November2015, Coauthored.
  21.  A study on consumption pattern and awareness of underutilized fruits among urbanites within Maharagama DS division, Proceedings of the Annual academic sessions, The Open University of Sri Lanka, November 19-20. 2015, Coauthored.
  22.  Factors affecting vegetable farmers preference towards organic farming,  Proceedings of the Annual academic sessions, The Open University of Sri Lanka, November 19-20. 2015, Coauthored.
  23.   (2015), A Study of the Socio‚ÄźCultural Parameters Associated with Meat Purchasing and Consumption Pattern: A Case of Bandarawela, Sri Lanka, Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE), University of Peradeniya, 5-6th November2015, Coauthored.
  24.  Consumption  behaviour of fresh and processed form of fish in Rathnapura District, Proceedings of the Annual academic sessions, The Open University of Sri Lanka, November 19-20. 2015, Coauthored.
  25.  ‘Work Family conflict and Well-being of Women Employees in Gampaha District in Sri Lanka, Conference proceedings on the International Conference on Promoting Socio-economic Equity in South Asia: Challenges and Prospects 15-16 July, National Science Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka2015, Coauthored.
  26.  Human Resource Audit for The Sri Lankan Tourism and Hospitality Industry '  Tourism, Leisure And Global Change, Volume 2 (2015), P.TOC-88,  Papers From The 7th Tourism Outlook Conference/Tropical Tourism Outlook Conference, 8-10 August 2014, Dambulla - Kandalama, Sri Lanka2015, Coauthored.

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  1. "Analysis of Consumer Food Safety Knowledge and Practices in Rathnapura", Proceedings of the 5th Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University, January 29th and 30th, 2015 2015, Coauthored.
  2. Farmers Perception on Cultivating Herbal Plants as an Agribusiness Venture: A study at Pambahinna Agrarian Services Division", Proceedings of the 5th Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University, January 29th and 30th, 2015 2015, Coauthored.
  3. Factors Affecting Preference For Genetically Modified Foods: A Pilot Study Among Undergraduates", 4th Young Scientist Forum (YSF), National Science and Technology Commission, 23rd January, 2015 Colombo Sri Lanka 2015, Coauthored.
  4. "Influence of Socio Economic Factors on Acceptance of Genetically Modified Foods", Proceedings of the 5th Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University, January 29th and 30th, 2015 2015, Coauthored.
  5. "Factors Affecting Agri-tourism Venturing in Spice Gardens: A case Study from Kolonna in Sri Lanka", Book of Abstracts, SLCARP International Agricultural Research Symposium 2014, Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy, 11-12 August, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 2014, Coauthored.