Faculty of Agriculture

University of Peradeniya

Dr. Heshan V.A. Wickramasuriya

Senior Lecturer



Official Address :

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


Email :

heshanw@pdn.ac.lk


Telephone :

+94 81 239 5527


Personal Website :






  • B.Sc. (Agric) Sri Lanka - 2nd Class Upper Division, 1979
  • M.Ed. (Agricultural Education) Pennsylvania State University. 1983
  • Ph.D. (Agricultural Education) Pennsylvania State University. 1985
OVERSEAS TRAINING
  • Diploma in Professional Studies in Education, University of Wolverhampton, 10 mths. 1991/92
  • Awarded certificate for Superior Performance at the Program for Development Managers, at the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines. (1 Month - 1987)
  • Training in Health Related Social Science Research, University of Antwerp, Belgium 2 months in 1990 & 1991
  • Award for Superior Performance at the Asian Institute of Management (Manila), Program for Development Managers, 1987.
  • Research cum training/travel award under the Triangle Programme of the University of Peradeniya, University of Antwerp, and University of Connecticut on Social Science and Health. 1990 & 1991
  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Gr. II., Faculty of Agriculture, 1986 - 2005
  • Visiting Lecturer, Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya (1986-2005)
  • Coordinator, Teaching Methods Unit, Faculty of Agriculture (1993, & 2001)
  • Member, Planning Committee, Staff Development Centre (University ofPeradeniya) 1999 - 2005
  • Trainer, a number of Teaching Methods Unit (Faculty of Agriculture) workshops 1992 - 1999
  • Trainer, Staff Development Centre (University of Peradeniya) workshopsconducted for staff of all Universities in Sri Lanka 2000 - 2005
Articles
  • Wickramasur iya, HVA. 1991. An analysis of social factors affecting a home - gardening project by school children in a rural area of Sri Lanka. In Peeters, R.F. and Lewis JA, (Eds.) The Triangle Programme, Social Science and Health in Sri Lanka. University of Antwerp.
  • Wickramasuriya, HVA. 1992. Lessons from a home garden project in Sri Lanka. In Silva KT, Aponso HA, and Peeters, R. (Eds.) Feedback from health social science research in Sri Lanka. Centre for Intersectoral Community Health Studies, University of Perade niya.
  • Kumari BCP, & HVA Wickramasuriya, 1998. Development of a computer package on agricultural project analysis for banks. Award Winning Papers of the Annual Research Sessions 1998, University of Peradeniya. ISBN 955 - 589 - 036 - 6 ( Award for best underg raduate project in the whole university .)
  • Wickramasuriya HVA, M. Basnayake, A. Angammana. 2000. Development of "EdRex" - A computer package for the automation of examination procedures in the Faculty of Agriculture. Proceedings of the Annual Research S essions 2000. University of Peradeniya. ISBN - 955 - 589 - 034 - X
Workshop Proceedings
  • Gunasena HPM, Kotagama HB, Wickramasuriya, HVA. (Eds.) Coastal Resources Management in Sri Lanka. - Proceedings of a workshop. August 1999. International Development Research Centre Regional Office (South Asia). Held at the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya.
  • Wickramasuriya, HVA, Ginige I, Andrahennedige, S. 1999. Alternative agricultural employment for coral miners. In Gunasena HPM, Kotagama HB, Wickramasuriya, HVA. (Eds.) Coastal Resources Management in Sri Lanka. - Proceedings of a workshop. August 1999. International Development Research Centre Regional Office (South Asia). Held at th e Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya.
Scientific Communications
  • Pitadeniya, AM, Wickramasuriya, HVA , Somaratne, A, & Wadasinghe, G. 1999. Development of a technical guide on pruning of tea. Annual Research Sessions, 1999. P roceedings and Abstracts. University of Peradeniya. ISBN 955 - 557 - 048 - 5. p17
  • Somaratne, KWHAN, Wickramasuriya HVA , 2001. Development of a conceptual network for agricultural extension. Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS). Proceed ings of the 57 th Annual Session. Part I Abstracts. p 280
  • Ratnapala WKAN, Wickramasuriya HVA , Perera BMK, Sangakkara R, Salgado M. 2001. The development of a manual on dissertation writing for agricultural undergraduates. Proceedings of the Annual Research Sessions 2001, University of Peradeniya. Vol 6. ISBN 955 - 583 - 063 - 0. p16 ( A commended paper )
  • Chandraratne, GYK, Wickramasuriya HVA , Miranda R, Indatissa B. 2002. Development of a Project Management Information System for NGOs. Proceedings of the Annual R esearch Sessions, University of Peradeniya. Vol 7. ISBN 955 - 589 - 056 - 0. p 10 ( A commended paper )
  • Kodagoda NMK, Wickramasuriya HVA , 2002. Development of selected components of a Human Resource Information System for John Keels Food Products. Proceedings of the Annual Research Sessions, University of Peradeniya.Vol 7. ISBN 955 - 589 - 056 - 0. p 28.
  • Wickramasuriya, HVA , C. Sivayoganathan, & WADP Wanigasundara. 2003. Development of a computer based glossary for agricultural extension. Proceedings of the Peradeniya U niversity Research Sessions . Vol. 8. ISBN 955 - 589 - 060 - 9. p22
  • Sooriyapathirana, DSS, HVA Wickramasuriya , & DC Bandara. 2003. A user - friendly software to analyze the binary data of DNA finger printing. Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Research Sessi ons. Vol. 8. ISBN 955 - 589 - 060 - 9. p 15
  • Gunaratne, CA, Wickramasuriya, HVA , Gunaratne, LHP. 2004. Determination of undergraduates' attitudes towards leadership. Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Research Sessions. Vol. 9. ISBN 955 - 589 - 072 - 2. p 8