Faculty of Agriculture

University of Peradeniya

Dr. D.N. Jayatissa

Senior Lecturer



Official Address :

Department of Agricultural Engineering,
Faculty of Agriculture,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka


Email :

nimaljay@pdn.ac.lk


Telephone :

+94 81 239 5459


Personal Website :






Senior Lecturer (Gr I) in Agric. Engineering. (Farm Mechanization)

  • Ph.D. (Ag Eng) 1990 (VPI SU, Blacksburg, VA, USA)
  • M.S. (Ag Eng) 1986 (VPI SU, Blacksburg, VA, USA)
  • B.Sc. (Agri) 1981 (Univ. Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)
  • Life member in AESSL, and SLASSAgricultural communication, extension education, adoption of innovations
Visiting Appointments
  • Visiting Lecturer: Wayamba University, Makandura, Gonawila, Royal Batanic Garden, Peradeniya.
  • Visiting Lecturer, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture
  • Developing electronic devices for use by farmers and general public (electric fence energizers, incubator controllers), Energy saving devices (energy recovering water sanitizer), Developing new techniques and devices for seeding, transplanting, and weeding.
  • Team leader - Galle Face rehabilitation (stage II) - installation of Irrigation system. (A hacker-safe remote control system was developed to turn the water pump ON and OFF from anywhere in Sri Lanka using cell phones.)