Advisors

Advisors

Dr. P.H.D.Kusumawathie

Dr. P.H.D. Kusumawathie is serving a Senior Research Scientist at TCG. She retired in 2016 as the Regional Malaria Officer covering Kandy and Nuwara Eliya Districts while also occasionally looking after Matale District. She works on entomological surveillance of dengue while being seconded to the National Dengue Control Program. She has worked for three decades in monitoring and control of infectious diseases and has maintained an active research program. She has obtained her B.Sc in Zoology with honors from the University of Peradeniya and her M.S and Ph.D. from the same University in Parasitology and Epidemiology. She also has received a Masters in Health Economics from Chulangakon University in Thailand.

Dr. Ranmalee Bandara

Ranmalee Bandara obtained a B.Sc. in Surveying at the University of Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka in 2005 with first class honors and an M.Sc. in Environmental Soil Science from the University of Peradeniya in 2008. Obtained her Ph.D. Civil Engineering in 2014. She supported the work on the project on rainwater harvesting.

Dr. Sewwandi Chandrasekara

Dr. Sewwandhi Chandrasekara obtained B.Sc. Agriculture at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2007 with the specialization of Agricultural Engineering. She completed her M. Phil in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in the same University in 2011. She is working as FECT Coordinator of Masters in Development Practice which is 2 year masters course carried out by Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya. She also undertakes work as a research scientist in the areas of Agricultural Engineering, Integrated Water Resources Management, Water Policies and Climate Change.

Dr. M. Dharmadasa

Dr. M. Dharmadasa obtained his B.Sc. (Agriculture) in 1982 from University of Peradeniya and M.Phil. Degree from Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, Peradeniya in 1994 and Ph.D. from Lincoln University, New Zealand in 2004. Prior to join our organization he served as a Researcher in the Department of Export Agriculture from 1983 to 2014 and in 2013 he was promoted to the post of Deputy Director.

Prof. Noel Aloysius

Pro. Noel Aloysius is an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical, Biological & Chemical Engineering. His research interests include Hydro climatology with emphasis on modeling at watershed to regional scale; water and food security assessment; coupled human-natural systems; environmental change; land and water management in agriculture and remote-sensing for natural resource management.

Prof. Jude Fernando

Prof. Jude Fernando is an associate professor at Clark University, Massachusetts in International Development and Social Change. He has obtained his Ph. D. from the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of research interests are comparative roles of governmental and non-governmental institutions in the areas of sustainable development, environment, livelihoods, gender and empowerment, child labor, humanitarian assistance, and governance. He has published extensively on social sciences. While he has had interactions with our senior staff members for three decades.