Faculty of Agriculture

University of Peradeniya

Prof. W.A.D.P. Wanigasundera

Professor



Official Address :

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


Email :

dpwanige@pdn.ac.lk


Telephone :

+94 81 239 5523
+94 71 443 0501


Personal Website :






  • Ph.D. (Reading, UK), 1987
  • B.Sc. Agric. (Sri Lanka), 1977
  • Member of the Consultative Committee on Estates Advisory Services of the Tea Research Board of Sri Lanka

  • Member of the Consultative Committee on Institutional Development and Extension services of the Tea Small Holdings Development Authority of Sri Lanka
  • Member Experiments and Extension Forum, The Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka
  • Professor in in Agricultural Extension, Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Peradeniya (Since November 2009 )
  • Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Extension, Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Peradeniya(1994 - 2009)
  • Head, Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Peradeniya (2003 - 2005) (2009 - 2011)
  • Chairman, Board of Study in Agricultural Extension, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture of Sri Lanka (2008 - 2010)
  • Head, Advisory Extension Division, Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka, Talawakelle, (1990 - 1994)
Visiting Appointments
  • Visiting Lecturer, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture of Sri Lanka
  • Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Animal Science
  • Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna
  • Agricultural Extension and Rural development
  • Development Communication
  • Audio-visual and Interactive Media
  • Climate Smart Agriculture
  • Climate Change Adaptation.
  • Keerthi, S.M.G.S., Wanigasundera, W.A.D.P., Appuhamy, P.A.H.N. Gunawardena, A.M.A.P.G. (2005) Persuasive Extension Program for Coconut growers - A performance evaluation in Kurunegala District, COCOS, Journal of Coconut Research Institute of Sri Lanka, Vol. 17, pp 46 -52.
  • Seneviratne, M.A.K.P., Wanigasundera, W.A.D.P. Wijeratne, M. (2005) - Use of Seasoning Mixtures for enhancing flow of sap of Kitul (Caryota urens), Tropical Agricultural Research, Vol 17, pp 264 - 270
  • Weerasekera, A.N.R, Wanigasundera, W.A.D.P. Wijekoon, R.R.A (2005) Development of an Interactive Multi-media Database on Orchids, Proceedings Abstracts of Peradeniya University Research Sessions, University of Peradeniya, pp 12
  • Kurukulasuriya, M, Wanigasundera, W.A.D.P. Sivayoganathan, C (2006) - Analysis of Sustainability of "Shifting Cultivation Stabilization Project" as an alternative development to eradicate Cultivation of Narcotic Plants in Houphanh Province of Lao People's Republic, Tropical Agricultural Research, Vol. 18, pp 276 - 286
  • Seneviratne, M.A.K.P., Wanigasundera, W.A.D.P. Wijeratne, M. (2007) - The Beliefs in Super Natural Forces in Kitul (Caryota urens) Industry in Sri Lanka,Tropical Agricultural Research, Vol 19, pp 376-379
  • Perera, B.M.A.O., Abegunawardena, H, Abegunawardena, I.S, Wanigasundera, W.A.D.P, Gunetilke, J., Jayasuriya A.P. (2007) - The Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC): Background and Current Situation In The North-Western Wildlife Region of Sri Lanka, LORIS, Journal of the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society in Sri Lanka, Vol.24. pp 10-20
  • Jayakody, A.N., Wanigasundera, W.A.D.P. Gunawardena, E.R.N. (2007). Monitoring and Evaluation of Soil Conservation and Watershed Development Projects in Sri Lanka, in Jan de Graff, John Cameron, Samran Sombatpanit, Chriestial Pieri and John Woodhill (eds.) Monitoring and Evaluation of Soil Conservation and Watershed Development Projects, Science Publishers, Enfield, USA. ISBN 978-1-57808-349-7
  • Amaratunge M.K.S.L.D., Wanigasundera, W.A.D.P., Premadasa U.G.H.P.,(2008)- A Public and Private Partnership Extension Approach for Effective Dissemination of Technologies with Special Reference to Tea Small Holding Sector in Ratnapura District, Sri Lanka Journal of Tea Science, Vol 73 Part 2, Sep 2008, pp 90 - 108.
  • Wanigasundera, W.A.D.P., Prameesha G.A., (2008) Use of Domestic Level Rainwater Harvesting Techniques for Agricultural Purposes in Dry Zone of Sri Lanka, Abstracts of the Proceedings of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 2008, Colombo. pp 260
  • Dissanayake N.C., Wanigasundera, W.A.D.P., Balasuriya, A., Amaratunge, M.K.S.L.D. (2009) - A Field assessment of the Factors affecting Horse Hair Blight (Marasmius equicrinis) in Tea in the Ratnapura District, Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Vol 4 (2), Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, pp59-66
  • Bandara, H.M.R., Wanigasundera, W. A. D. P. (2009) - An Analysis of Job Satisfaction of Agricultural Instructors In Anuradhapura Inter-Provincial Extension Area, Proceedings of the National Agricultural Extension Conference 2009, Gannoruwa, Sri Lanka. pp-283-296
  • Amarathunga, M.K.S.L.D., Wanigasundera, W. A. D. P. (2009) Building Public Private Partnership For The Dissemination of Agricultural Technology In Tea Small Holding Sector In Sri Lanka: An APRIORI Pilot Project Stakeholder Analysis, Proceedings of the National Agricultural Extension Conference 2009, Gannoruwa, Sri Lanka. pp-388-403
  • Seneviratne, M.A.P.K., Wanigasundera, W. A. D. P., Wijeratne. M. (2009) - Technology Generation and Transfer Process In Kithul Industry In Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the National Agricultural Extension Conference 2009, Gannoruwa, Sri Lanka. pp 434-445
  • Munasinghe, M.R.D., Wanigasundera, W.A.D.P., Kularathna. A.H. (2009) - Evaluation of The Productivity of Extension Officers In The Rubber Sector, Proceedings of the National Agricultural Extension Conference 2009, Gannoruwa, Sri Lanka. pp 446-459
  • Seneviratne, M.A.P.K., Wanigasundera, W. A. D. P., Wijeratne. M. (2009) - Innovations Adopted by Kithul (Caryota urens) Tappers to Overcome Rapid Succession and Maturation of Inflorescence and Inclement Weather Conditions, Proceedings of The Second National Symposium 2009, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna. pp-59
  • Wanigasundera, W.A.D.P., H.D.H. Fernando (2010) Awareness of Agricultural Extension Officers on the Climate Change and its impact on the paddy sector in Sri Lanka, Abstracts of the Biennial Conference on Food Security in Bangladesh: Challenges for Extension Services, Bangladesh Agricultural Extension Society.
  • Kapuge, M.P., Wanigasundera, W. A. D. P. Diffey, S. (2010) Women in Management of Fishery Cooperative Societies (FCS) in Chilaw fisheries district, Abstract of the Proceedings of National Symposium on Undergraduate research in Agricultural Extension and Organizational Management, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, September 2010.
  • Kumara,H.M.M.U., Wanigasundera W.A.D.P. Thilakasekara,M.L.(2010) Evaluation of effectiveness of "Guidance to success" special training for children, Abstract of the Proceedings of National Symposium on Undergraduate research in Agricultural Extension and Organizational Management, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, September 2010.
  • Weerasekara,T.A.U.K., Wanigasundera W.A.D.P. , Rajamanthri , K.R.N.S. Dissanayeka, N. (2010) Adoption of innovation in paddy cultivation by farmers in Kurunegala district, Abstract of the Proceedings of National Symposium on Undergraduate research in Agricultural Extension and Organizational Management, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, September 2010.
  • Dilhani,R.H.N., Wanigasundera W.A.D.P., Rajamanthri , K.R.N.S. Appuhami, P.A.H.N.(2010)Socio-economic factors affecting the sustainability of coconut smallholdings in Chilaw divisional secretariat division, Abstract of the Proceedings of National Symposium on Undergraduate research in Agricultural Extension and Organizational Management, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, September 2010.