Faculty of Agriculture

University of Peradeniya

Ms. Pradeepa Korale Gedara

Probationary Lecturer



Official Address :

Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management,
Faculty of Agriculture,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka


Email :

Pradeepa.malkanthi@gmail.com


Telephone :

+94 81 239 5500


Personal Website :






  • B.Sc Agriculture (Hons.) - University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2004-2008)
    Title of the dissertation: Assessment of Brand Equity and Consumer Behavior in relation to Powdered Milk
  • M.Sc in Agricultural Economics - University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2008-2010)
    Title of the directed study: "Is commercial orientation a threat to plant diversity?" A case study of Kandyan homegardens in Sri Lanka
  • PhD in economics (2011-2015):
    Title of the dissertation: Food market integration and food security in Sri Lanka
Professional Qualifications
  • Diploma in English
  • Diploma in Computer Science
  • Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarships from 2011 to 2014
  • Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship from 2011 to 2014
  • Griffith Graduate Research Conference Travel Grant 2013
  • Livestock economics
  • Agricultural economics
  • Agricultural markets
  • Development economics
  • Livestock economics
  • Tutor (From March 2012 to November 2013) - Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Griffith University, Australia
  • Consultant (From 05/04/2009 to 31/12/2010) - Human Development Report Unit, United Nations Development Programme Asia Pacific Regional Centre
  • Tutor (From 05/05/2008 to 05/04/2009) - Department of Agricultural Economics and Business Management, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Full length research papers in peer-reviewed journals
  • Korale-Gedara, P. M., Ratnasiri, S., & Bandara, J. (2012). Soaring food prices and food security: Does the income effect matter?. Applied Economics Letters, 19(18), 1807-1811.
  • Korale Gedara, P. M., Ratnasiri, S., & Bandara, J. S. (2015). Does asymmetry in price transmission exist in the rice market in Sri Lanka?. Applied Economics, 1-15.
  • Ratnasiri, S., Bandara, J. S., & Korale-Gedara, P. (2012). Changing Incomes and Food Prices: The Implications for Rural and Urban Food Security in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Agricultural Economics, 14, 1-16.
  • Korale-Gedara, P., Weerahewa, J., Pushpakumara, G., & Kodithuwakku, S. S. (2012). Commercial Orientation and its Effects on Plant Diversity in Homegardens: An Empirical Investigation of Rural Households in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Agricultural Economics, 14, 17-42.
  • Kodithuwakku, S, Hemachandra D &Malkanthi KGP. 2008. “Is Fresh Milk is a viable alternative to powdered milk”. Dairy Industry, Problems and Prospects, Economic Review, People’s Bank. 16-19.
Publications as conference proceedings or abstracts

Abstract

  • Malkanthi KGP & Kodithuwakku, S. 2008. “A survey based method of measuring customer based brand equity: An exploratory study in relation to powdered milk”, International Conference on Social Sciences Sri Lanka. Pp 46 (Abstract)

Extended abstract

  • W.A.D.Vimukthi, P. Korale Gedara, D.P.Senevirathne, L.H.P.Gunarathne, P.Weligamage, J.Weerahewa (2015). Production interrelationships in inland fishing in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka: A Simultaneous equation approach. 4th International conference of the Sri Lanka forum of university economists. 20th and 21st November, 2015.pp.135-144.