SUSL Staff Directory

Dr. S.H.P. Malkanthi

Senior Lecturer

malkanthi@agri.sab.ac.lk

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Bachelor of Science (B. Sc), Agriculture (Hons.) University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka


Profile

Dr. S H P Malkanthi is a senior lecturer (Grade I) of the Department of Agribusiness Management, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. She has obtained her B Sc and M. Phil degrees from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and Ph D degree from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Thailand. Her fields of studies are Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Sociology, Rural Development and Agritourism. She has teaching experience of more than 16 years and has published several research papers in national and international journals. In addition, she conducts agricultural research projects, seminars, workshops and development programs for university students and also for the local community.


Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

  1. Member of  the Sri Lanka Agricultural Extension Association
  2. Member of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science
  3. Member of the Sri Lanka Agricultural Economists association

Research Interests

Agricultural Extension

Agricultural Development and Policy 

Agricultural Tourism

Suatainable Development 


Current Research Projects

Research project titled “Potential of the Development of Organic Agriculture in Sri Lanka: Farmers’ and Government Officials’ Point of view” under the research grant number: SUSL/RG/2016/12. It is a one year research project form 15th January 2017 to 14th January 2018 and the worth of it is 625,000.00 LKR.

Research project entitled “An Analysis of the Determinants of Consumer Buying Behavior relating to the Purchase of Organic Food in Urban Sri Lanka” under the funding of National Agricultural Research Plan of the National Agricultural Research System of Sri Lanka 2011-2018, with the guidance and supervision of Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy (SLCARP) Ministry of Agriculture. This is a 2 year research project during July 2016 –June 2018 and the worth of it is 1030900.00 LKR.

Research project on “Sustainable Agro Tourism Development in Spice Gardens in Kolonna Divisional Secretariat Division Ratnapura District of Sri Lanka using Ms. A.S.F. Ishana as the research student and the assistance of the Ratnapura Regional office of the Department of Export Agriculture in Sri Lanka in 2014.

Research project on “Evaluation of Cultivation of Selected Underutilized Food Crops in Moneragala District: Agronomic Characters of the Crops and Socio-economic Factors of the Growers” under the Research Grant (Research Grant Number: RG/SUSL/2011/02) of the Sabaragamuwa university of Sri Lanka during January 2012- December 2013. I have published three journal articles and two abstracts based on this research project during the year 2013-2015.


Recent Publications

Selected Publications

Books

Malkanthi, S H P, (2014) Cultivation of Underutilized Crops in Moneragala District in Sri Lanka. Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP), German. ISBN: 978-3-659-64068-1.

Chapters of Books

Wijesinghe, W.P.S, Sivashankar P., and Malkanthi S.H.P. (2019). 'Consumer Willingness to Pay for Organic Food in Colombo Municipal Council: Evidence from Conjoint Analysis', in Aslam, M. Cooper M.J.M., Gnanapala A,. Gamage T (ed.) Managerial Dilemmas in Developing Countries: Business, Marketing, Finance and Tourism, Cambridge Scholars, UK. pp. 164-176. (Chapter 14).

Malkanthi S.H.P and Krishani, A.A.C. (2019). A Study of the Cinnamon Value Chain in the Galle District of Sri Lanka, in Aslam, M. Cooper M.J.M., Gnanapala A,. Gamage T (ed.) Managerial Dilemmas in Developing Countries: Business, Marketing, Finance and Tourism, Cambridge Scholars, UK. pp. 176-184. (Chapter 15).

Journal papers

Malkanthi, S. H. P, Sandareka, U. G, Wijerathne , A. W. and Sivashankar, P. (2019) Banning of glyphosate and its impact on paddy cultivation: A study in Ratnapura district in Sri Lanka. Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Vol.14.No.2 May 2019. pp129-144.

Malkanthi S H P (2018). Assessment of Women Centered Agricultural Extension Programmes: In Balangoda Agriculture in Sri Lanka. Journal of Agriculture and Value Addition (JAVA)”, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka.Vol.1 issue 2 December 2018. pp 1-18.

Thennakoon, T M S K and Malkanthi S H P (2018).Paddy Farmers’ Attitude on Cash Grant as the Fertilizer Subsidy: A case in Badulla District of Sri Lanka. Journal of Agriculture and Value Addition (JAVA)”, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka.Vol.1 issue 2 December 2018. pp 33-48.

Malkanthi, S H P (2017) Potential visitors of spice tourism and their future behavior: a case study in Kolonna Divisional Secretariat Division of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Food and Agriculture (SLJFA) Vol .3 Issue 1, June 2017, pp 19-28.

Malkanthi S H P (2017) Importance of Underutilized Crops in Thanamalwila Divisional Secretary Division in Monaragala District of Sri Lanka. Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp 197-206.

Malkanthi, S.H.P. (2016) ‘Gender contribution on cultivation and use of underutilized crops: case of Moneragala district in Sri Lanka’, Int. J. Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, Vol. 12 (1), pp.77-92.

Malkanthi, S H P., Ishana, A S F., Sivashankar, P and Weeralal, J L K.(2015) Willingness to Initiate Spice Tourism in the Kolonna DS Division of Ratnapura District in Sri Lanka: Farmers’ Perspective . Sri Lanka Journal of Food and Agriculture (SLJFA) Vol .1 Issue 1, July 2015, pp 35-45.

Malkanthi, S H P., Amuwala, S. D (2014) Demand for Agritourism in Sri Lanka. Asean Journal on Hospitality and Tourism, Number 01, Vol. 12. pp 15-28.

Malkanthi, S H P., Karunaratne, A S., Amuwala, S. D and Silva, P (2014) Evaluation of Opportunities and Challenges in Cultivating Underutilized Field Crops in Moneragala District of SriLanka. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, 4 (1) 2014, pp 96-105.

Malkanthi S H P and Routray J K (2012) Visitor Satisfaction in Agritourism and its Implications for the Agritourism Farmers in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Agricultural Management Vol 2-1, October 2012 pp17-30

Malkanthi S H P and Routray J K (2011b) Agritourism Development: The case of Sri Lanka. Asean Journal on Hospitality and Tourism, Number 10, Vol. 1. pp 3-15.

Malkanthi S H P and Routray J K (2011a) Potential for Agritourism Development: Evidence from Sri Lanka. Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Vol. 6, Number 1, January 2011. pp 45-58

Malkanthi S. H. P and Mahaliyanaarachchi, R. P (2004) Attitude of farmers and agricultural officers on privatization of agricultural extension service in Up-country vegetable
sector in Sri Lanka. Tropical Agricultural Research, Vol. 13. Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka.

Conference Proceedings - Full paper

Malkanthi, S. H. P and Karunaratne, A S (2014) Gender Contribution for Cultivation and Use of Underutilized Crops in Sri Lanka. “International Conference on Multidisciplinary Trends in Academic Research” (MTAR–2014), September 29-30 2014, Holiday Inn, Silom, Bangkok, Thailand.

Ishana, A S F., Malkanthi, S H P., Sivashankar, P and Weeralal, J L K (2014) Factors affecting agro-tourism venturing in spice gardens: A case study in Kolonna in Sri Lanka. First International Symposium of the Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy (SLCARP) 11th & 12th August 2014 at the Sri Lanka Foundation, Independence Square, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka.

Abstracted

Galappaththi, U. T. A and Malkanthi, S.H.P (2019) Supplier Relationship Quality of Raw Milk Procurement in Moneragala District with reference to a Diary Company. International Research conference of the Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka (IRCUWU), 7-9 February 2019

Malkanthi, S.H.P (2018) Organic Products Certification in Sri Lanka with Special Reference to Ratnapura and Badulla Districts. Second International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 07-08 December 2018.

Malkanthi, S.H.P (2018) Determinants of Consumer Purchase Intention on Organic Food in Urban Sri Lanka. Second International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 07-08 December 2018.

Malkanthi, S.H.P (2018) Farmers’ Attitude towards Organic Agriculture in two Selected Districts in Sri Lanka. International Conference on Government for Sustainable Development (ICGSD) 2018,in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 06 October 2018.

Malkanthi, S.H.P (2018) Marketing of Locally Produced Organic Food: A Situation Analysis in Urban Sri Lanka. SLCARP International Research Symposium 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 13-14 August 2018.

Malkanthi, S.H.P and Pathmanathan, S (2018) Willingness to Pay for Locally Produced Organic Food by Urban Consumers in Sri Lanka. SLCARP International Research Symposium 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 13-14 August 2018.

Prasangi, K.W.V., Malkanthi, S.H.P., Pathmanathan, S., Hettiarachchi, I.C and Ellapatha,M.S (2018) Coconut Production and Marketing Issues of Small Scale Farmers in Mini Coconut Triangle. SLCARP International Research Symposium 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 13-14 August 2018.

Galappaththi, U.T.A Malkanthi, S.H.P., Pathmanathan, S., Hettiarachchi, I.C and Ellapatha, M.S , (2018) An Investigation of Constraints and Opportunities in Agriculture Inputs Marketing in Hambantota District. SLCARP International Research Symposium 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 13-14 August 2018.

Dilrukshi, S D., Malkanthi, S.H.P and Pathmanathan, S (2018) Effects of home gardening system to enhance household food security and well-being in Homagama DS Division of Colombo district. SLCARP International Research Symposium 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 13-14 August 2018.

Thenuwara, A. M., Malkanthi, S.H.P and Pathmanathan, S (2018) Consumers’ Preference for Using Eco-friendly Products in Galle District. SLCARP International Research Symposium 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 13-14 August 2018.

Madushani, H.M.P., Mahaliyanaarachchi,R.P., Malkanthi, S.H.P and Sivashamkar. P (2018) Rural Farmers’ Involvement in Micro Finance (MF) Borrowing: A Case of Kegalle District. SLCARP International Research Symposium 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 13-14 August 2018.

Madushani, H.M.P and Malkanthi, S.H.P (2018) Factors Affecting Adoption of Organic Farming: A Case of Pepper Farmers in Udadumbara DS Division of Kandy District. 2nd International Research Symposium of the Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka (IRSUWU), 1-3 February 2018.

Pinnagoda, S.U and Malkanthi, S.H.P (2018) Present Status of Rural Home Gardens and their Impacts on Rural Livelihoods: A Study on Balangoda DS Division. 2nd International Research Symposium of the Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka (IRSUWU), 1-3 February 2018.

Samarajeewa, A.N.S.M., Pathiraja, P.M.E.K. and Malkanthi, S H P (2018) Evaluation of current status of dedicated coconut producers in Sri Lanka. 11th Annual Research Forum, Sri Lanka Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA), January 13, 2018, Oak-Ray Regency, Gatembe, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Sandareka, U.G. and Malkanthi, S H P (2018) Study on impacts of banning Glyphosate for the farmers in Galle district in Sri Lanka. 11th Annual Research Forum, Sri Lanka Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA), January 13, 2018, Oak-Ray Regency, Gatembe, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Malkanthi, S. H. P. (2017) Consumers’ willingness to pay for organic food in Colombo city in Sri Lanka. International conference & Expo on Agriculture & Veterinary Sciences: Research and Technology, October 23-25, 2017, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, (PJTSAU) Hyderabad, India.

Malkanthi, S. H. P. (2017) Consumers’ attitude towards organic food: Case of Colombo city in Sri Lanka. International conference & Expo on Agriculture & Veterinary Sciences: Research and Technology, October 23-25, 2017, Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, (PJTSAU) Hyderabad, India.

Dulmini, N N D; Thilakarathna, K A D S; Malkanthi, S H P, Nalaka, K A S; Piyaratna A A C I and Rupasinghe, M T K (2017) Evaluation of the feasibility of use of online extension service for the farmers in Sabaragamuwa Province in Sri Lanka. 6th International conference Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 3, 4 and 5 May 2017, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Dharmasena A A C H; Dilhani A G L; Pinnagoda S U; Madushani H M P, Rathnayake R M J C and Malkanthi S H P (2016) Evaluation of Problems and Issues of Tea Small Holders in Kegalle District in Sri Lanka. 3rd International conference (Ag Insight) of Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 8-9 December 2016

Wijesinghe W P S, Sivashankar P, Malkanthi S H P (2016) Consumer Preferences for Organic Food in Colombo Municipal Council, 1st Interdisciplinary Conference of Management Researchers, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 10-11 August 2016.

Krishani, A A C and Malkanthi, S. H. P (2016) Value Chain Analysis of Cinnamon in Galle District in Sri Lanka. 1st Interdisciplinary conference of Faculty of Management studies of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 10-11August 2016.

Bandula, A., Jayaweera, C., De Silva, A., Oreiley, P., Asha Karunarathne, A.,and Malkanthi, S H P. (2015) Resilience through underutilized crops: Rural food and income securityinSriLanka. “Challenge Beyond Food Security”,5thInternational Conference of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka 2015(ICSUSL 2015), 19th & 20th November 2015,Berjaya Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

R M S W Lakshini, R M S W., Mahaliyanaarachchi, R P., and Malkanthi S H P (2015) Socio-economic Status of Inland Fishermen: Case of Anuradhapura District I Sri Lanka. International Conference on Promoting Socio-economic Equity in South Asia: Challenges and Prospectus (ICPSE), conducted by National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, 15-16 July, Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Abeykoon, A M T C., Mahaliyanaarachchi, R P., Malkanthi S H P and Pathmanathan, S (2015) Work Family conflict and Well-being of Women Employees in Gampaha District in Sri Lanka. International Conference on Promoting Socio-economic Equity in South Asia: Challenges and Prospectus (ICPSE), conducted by National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, 15-16 July, Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Malkanthi S. H. P., Ishana A. S. F., Sivashankar P. (2014) Prospective Visitors’ perception towards spice tourism: With reference to Spice gardens in Kolonna Divisional Secretariat Division of Ratnapura District in Sri Lanka. International Science Index. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASTE). Abstract No 20485.

Malkanthi, S. H. P., Karunaratne, A. S, Amuwala, S. D., Gunathilaka, M. D., Ushmika, W. D., and Silva, P(2014) . Importance of Cultivating of Underutilized Crops: A Case Study in Moneragala District of Sri Lanka. International conference of Agricultural Sciences of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 9-10 January 2014.

Malkanthi, S H P (2013) Visitor Satisfaction in Agritourism and Its Implications for the Agritourism Farmers in Sri Lanka. Third Annual Research Session of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 19 December 2013.

Malkanthi, S H P, Karunaratne, A S, Udapamunuwa, M H H, Weerasinghe, W M D K, and Silva, P

(2013). Opportunities and Challenges in Cultivation of underutilized field crops in Sri Lanka: The case of Moneragala District. Fourth International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 11-12 January 2013.

Malkanthi, S H P, Routray, J K and Mahaliyanaarachchi, R.P (2008) Agritourism in Sri Lanka: A situation analysis. Second International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Malkanthi, S H P, (2006) Agri-tourism as a Rural Development Strategy: with special reference to Agricultural Farms in Sri Lanka. First International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Fernando K. D. A. and Malkanthi S. H. P. (2006) Analysis of Economic Influences of the Organizational Farming System to Motivate Farmers for Repeating Gherkin Cultivation. Proceeding of the first International Symposium of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Poster Presentations

Dilrukshi, S D., Malkanthi, S.H.P and Sivashakar P (2019) Farmers’ Present Practices and Attitude towards Protection of Farming Environment. 12th Annual Research Forum of Sri Lanka Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA) held in Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute (HARTI) Colombo 07, 0n 22.February 2019.

Prasangi, K W V, Malkanthi, S.H.P, M G P B Jayasundara and G M P J Bandara (2019) Farmers’ Attitude on Cultivation of Sugergraze Fodder in two Selected Districts in Sri Lanka. 12th Annual Research Forum of Sri Lanka Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA) held in Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute (HARTI) Colombo 07, 0n 22.February 2019

Malkanthi, S.H.P and W.N.S Kumari (2019) Present Organic Farming Policies and Future Needs: A Review Paper. International Research conference of the Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka (IRCUWU), 7-9 February 2019.

Malkanthi, S.H.P and W.N.S Kumari (2019) Attitude of Government Agricultural Officers towards Organic Agriculture in Sri Lanka. International Research conference of the Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka (IRCUWU), 7-9 February 2019.

Thennakoon, T. M. S. K. and Malkanthi, S H P (2018) Study on farmers’ perception on providing cash grant instead of fertilizer subsidy in paddy cultivation: A study in Badulla District. 2nd International Research Symposium of the Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka (IRSUWU), 1-3 February 2018.

Abeykoon, A M T C and Malkanthi S H P (2016) Potential of Agro-tourism Development in Embilipitiya Divisional Secretariat Division of Ratnapura District in Sri Lanka: Farmers’ Prospective. 5th Annual Research Colloquium, Hector Kobbekaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute (HIRTI), Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka. 18th March 2016.


Consultancies

 Ministry of Education, Sabaragamuwa Provincial council, New town, Ratnapura. 

Sabaragamuwa Chamber of commerce and Industries, No. 2/8 Bandaranaike Mawatha, Ratnapura.