Prof. J. Weerahewa

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Academic and Professional Qualifications

Jeevika Weerahewa obtained her B.Sc. and M.Phil degrees from the University of Peradeniya and PhD from the University of Guleph, Canada. She served as the Head of the Department during 2013-2016 and Chairperson of the Board of Study in Agricultural Economics at the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture during 2011-2015. Dr. Weerahewa has been serving as an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia since 2018. She is a Collaborator of the International Food Policy Research Institute, a Hewlett Fellow of the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium, a Fellow of the Canadian Agricultural Trade Policy Research Network, and a recipient of an Endeavour Fellowship awarded by the Government of Australia.



University of Peradeniya


University of Guleph, Canada



  • Swarnathilake, Chanuka, Jeevika Weerahewa and Yapa Bandara (2019). Productivity Growth in Food Manufacturing: Evidence from post-reform Sri Lanka. Global Business Review. :2019: 1-25.
    DOI: 10.1177/0972150919884405
  • Marambe, Buddhi, Jeevika Weerahewa, Gamini Pushpakumara, Pradeepa Silva, Ranjith Punyawardena, Sarath Premalal, MD. Giashuddin Miah, Joyashree Roy and Sebak Jana (2018). Climate Variability and Adaptation of Homegardens in South Asia: Case Studies from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India. Sri Lanka Journal of Food and Agriculture.   4(2): 7-27.
  • Kanthilanka, H. and J. Weerahewa (2019). Do Price Subsidies Lead to Over Application of Fertilizers?: An Analysis of Kethata-Aruna Program in Sri Lanka. Tropical Agricultural Research, 30(4), pp.133–142. DOI:
  • Jayalath, N. and J. Weerahewa (2018). Effects of International Prices on the Edible Oil Market in Sri Lanka: An Analysis of Market Integration and Price Transmission Elasticities. Sri Lankan Journal of Agricultural Economics. Vol 19 (1): 57-72.
  • Dharmadasa, R.A.P.I.S., J. Weerahewa and P.A.Samarathunga (2018). Impact of Remittances on Estate Sector Poverty: A Study on the Tea Estate Sector in Badulla District. Sri Lanka Journal of Economic Research. Volume 6(1): 31-58.
  • Dharmadasa, R.A.P.I.S., J. Weerahewa and P.A.Samarathunga (2018). Labor Migration and Impact of Remittances on Poverty and Income Inequality: Evidence from Estate Sector of Sri Lanka. Tropical Agricultural Research. Vol. 30(1): 69-83.
  • Weerahewa, Jeevika, Pradeepa Korale Gedara and Chatura Wijethunga (2018). Nutrition  Transition in Sri Lanka: A Diagnosis. Annals of Nutrition and Food Science. 2(2): 1020. Pp. 1-7. Science/articles/pdfs_folder/anfs-v2-id1020.pdf
  • Wickramaarachchi,N.C. and Jeevika Weerahewa (2018). Relationship between Land Size and Productivity: Empirical Evidence from Paddy Farms in Irrigation Settlements of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Economic Research. Volume 5(2): 125-142.
  • Jeevika Weerahewa, Pradeepa Malkanthi and Hemali Kanthilanka (2017).  Food Policies in Sri Lanka: 1948-2017.  Reference Module in Food Sciences. Elsevier, pp. 1–19. doi: ISBN: 9780081005965
  • Wijesinghe, Asanka and Jeevika Weerahewa (2017). Structure, Conduct and Performance of the Rice Milling Industry of Sri Lanka: Evidences from Selected Cases.  Sri Lanka Journal of Economic Research. Volume 4: pp. 67- 86.
  • Sarath Kodithuwakku, Jeevika Weerahewa and Houcine Boughanmi (2016). Food and Agricultural Trade in the GCC: An Opportunity for South Asia? Review of Middle Eastern Economics and Finnance. Pp. 301-331.  DOI 10.1515/rmeef-2016-0010
  • Wickramarachchi, N.C. and Jeevika Weerahewa (2016). Land Fragmentation and Land Productivity: Empirical Evidence from Land Distribution Schemes of Sri Lanka. International Academic Research Journal of Business and Management. 5(1):  11-21.
  • Sivasankar,  Pathmanathan, Jeevika Weerahewa, Gamini Pushpakumara, Lakshman Galagedara (2016) An estimation of the willingness to pay for biodiesel: a pilot study of diesel consumers. Bio-based and Applied Economics 5(1): 27-45, 2016. DOI: 10.13128/BAE-15283
  • Sivasankar,  Pathmanathan, Jeevika Weerahewa, Gamini Pushpakumara, Lakshman Galagedara (2015) Economic Analysis of Jatropha Bio-diesel Production in Sri Lanka. International Journal in Multidisciplinary Studies (IJMS)Volume 2,Issue 2, 2015
  • Dematapitiya, Pradeepa and J, Weerahewa (2015). Effects of Regional Trade Agreements on South Asian Trade: A Gravity Model Analysis.  Tropical Agricultural Research. 26(3), pp.468–485. DOI:
  • Ratnayake, Shashika and J, Weerahewa (2015). An Analysis of Gender Differences in Intra-household Time Allocation.  Tropical Agricultural Research. Vol. 26 (4): 677 – 683 (Short Communication).




  • Weerahewa, Jeevika (2017).  Modernizing Agriculture in Sri Lanka—Status and Challenges. In The Sri  Lankan Economy: Charting a New Course. Edited by Prema-chandra Athukorala, Edimon Ginting, Hall Hill and Utsav Kumar. Published by the Asian Development Bank. Pp. 147-177.
  • Pushpakumara, DKNG, HMS Heenkenda, B. Marambe, RHG Ranil, BVR Punyawardena, J. Weerahewa, GLLP Silva, Danny Hunter and J. Rizvi. Kandyan home gardens: a time-tested good practice from Sri Lanka for conserving tropical fruit tree diversity 127 – 146.  In Tropical Fruit Tree Diversity: GOOD PRACTICES FOR IN SITU AND ON-FARM CONSERVATION. EDITED BY Bhuwon Sthapit, Hugo A. H. Lamers, V. Ramanatha Rao and Arwen Bailey. © 2016 Bioversity International
  • Jeevika Weerahewa and Pradeepa Korale Gedara (2016). Price Transmission along the Food Supply Chain: An Analysis of Price Transmission of Selected Agricultural Commodities in Sri Lanka. Felicitation Volume for Professor Piyadasa Rathnayake. Saga University, Japan, 2016.
  • Jeevika Weerahewa (2016) Market Access as a direct driver of global soil change.  Global Soil Change Report. Food and Agriculture Organization.
  • Marambe Buddhi, Silva Pradeepa, Weerahewa Jeevika, Pushpakumara Gamini, Punyawardena Ranjith, and Pallawala Ranga (2015): Enabling policies for agricultural adaptations to climate change in Sri Lanka. In: Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation. Volume 2. (Ed. Walter Leal Filho). Springer (In Press). ISBN 978-3-642-38669-5

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