Mr. S. M. S. P. Kumara

Lecturer (Probationary)

 
Office Address: 

Department of Agricultural Extension

Faculty of Agriculture

University of Peradeniya

Peradeniya, 20400

Sri Lanka

 Email: 

sm.sandaruwan@yahoo.com

Telephone: 

Mobile: +12078 892 692

Personal Website: 
 

Educational Qualifications:

  • M. A Communication, University of Maine, USA (Reading)
  • B.Sc. Agricultural Technology and Management, University of Peradeniya: First Class FGPA: 3.85/4.00 (2012)
    Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Memberships, Academic Distinctions & Awards:

  • Professor A.T. Mosher Gold Medal for the best seminar presenter at the final year research symposium of Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya [2012]
  • Professor A.T. Mosher Gold Medal for academic excellence in the Department of Agricultural Extension, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya [2012]
  • S.F.H. Perera Memorial Prize for the greatest competence shown at the final year examination of B.Sc. Degree in Agricultural Technology and Management, Univeristy of Peradeniya [2012]
  • University Scholarship for the best academic performance at the final year examination of B.Sc. Agricultural Technology and Management degree program, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya [2012]
  • University Scholarship for the best academic performance at the first year examination of the B.Sc. Agricultural Technology and Management degree program, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya [2008]
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Research Interests:

  • Agricultural Communication and Climate change communication

Teaching Areas:

  • Agricultural and extension communication
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods
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Books, Publications and Patents

  • De Silva, G.P.L.L., Wickramasuriya, H.V.A., &Kumara, S.M.S.P. (2015). Factors affecting the choice of fruits and vegetables by undergraduates. Faculty of Agriculture Undergraduate Research Symposium (p. 199). Peradeniya: University of Peradeniya.
  • Kumara, S.M.S.P., & Jayawardena, L.N.A.C. (2015). Impact of job perception on career satisfaction of employees. International Postgraduate Research Conference (p. 29). Kelaniya: University of Kelaniya.
  • De Saliya, S., Kumara, S.M.S.P., Illankoon, J., & Anuradha, N. (2015). Livelihood development of women entrepreneurs attached to Hela Bojun Hala at Gannoruwa in Sri Lanka. Thrid conference on Sri Lankan- Japan collaborative research (p. 44). Peradeniya: Sri Lankan- Japan Study Centre.
  • Amirthalojanan, A., Kumara, S.M.S.P., & Sivayoganathan, C. (2014). Factors influencing the adoption of recommended agricultural practices by red onion (Allium cepa L.) farmers- A study in Analaitivu Island in Sri Lanka. International Agricultural Research Symposium (p. 65). Colombo: Council for Agriculture Research and Policy.
  • Kumara, S.M.S.P., & Wijerathne, R.M.S. (2013). Factors associated with farmers’ decision on cultivation of paddy Vs. other field crops. Peradeniya University International Research Sessions.18, p. 660. Peradeniya: University of Peradeniya.
  • Kumara, S.M.S.P., & De Silva, S. (2012). Work life balance of middle level managers in agro-based organizations of Sri Lanka. Peradeniya University Research Sessions, PURSE 2012.17, p. 251. Peradeniya: University of Peradeniya.
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