Dr. D.M. Ajith Dissanayaka
BA (Hons), MA, Ph.D. (Economics)
Senior Lecturer 1

Contact Details
        
Office: +94112914488

Mobile: +94718227951

Email : ajith@kln.ac.lk

Research Interest

Energy Consumption, Environmental and Welfare Economics


Research Articles

2019-‘Energy Planning for Sustainable Development’, International Journal of Advanced Research (IJAR), Int. J. of Adv. Res.7 (8). pp. 939-954.

2019- ‘Determinants of Household Electricity Consumption in Rural Domestic Sector (Case of Nattandiya Divisional Secretariat, Sri Lanka), International Journal of Research in Social Sciences, Vol.9 (8) pp. 515-523.

2019- ‘Economic and Political Challenges of Regional Integration in South-Asian Countries’, International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS), Vol.111, Issue 1X, September 2019.  pp. 348-353.

2019- ‘Exchange Rate Changes and Their Impact on Inflation; Assessing the Evidence from Sri Lanka’ International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research, Vol. 04, Issue 10. pp. 6302-6318.

 2018- ‘The Administrative Service in Sri Lanka Under the British’, Uwa-Wellassa Nidahas Aragalaya. President Office and University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

2017- ‘Household Energy Consumption and Domestic Welfare’, KARUNA, Felicitation Volume of Professor Emeritus W.S. Karunatillake, S. Godage & Brothers (Pvt) Ltd., pp. 521-539.

 2015- ‘Energy Consumption and Economic Growth: Assessing the Evidence from Sri Lanka’. International Journal of Business and Management Study-IJBMS, Vol. 2: Issue 1. pp.103-107.

2015- ‘Methods of Economics Analyses’, SANVARDANA, Bi Annual & Bi Lingual Journal, Vol. 08. No. 01 & 02, June & December 2015. pp. 43-52.

2014- ‘Energy Consumption and Economic Growth: Assessing the Evidence from Sri Lanka, Second International Conference on Advances in Social Science, Economics and Management Study-SEM’14.

2012- ‘Choirs and Scarcity in Balanced Economic Approaches, SANVARDANA, Bi Annual & Bi Lingual Journal, Vol. 05. No. 01 & 02, June & December 2012. pp. 67-76.

2012- ‘Energy Consumption and Domestic Welfare’, 13th Annual Research Symposium 2012, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

2009- ‘Household Energy Consumption in Rural Sector of Sri Lanka: A Multiple Linear Regression Approach’ LIVEWIRE, Journal of Energy and Environment, Centre for Development and Environment, University of Oslo, Norway. (pp. 17-28).

 2006- ‘Energy Consumption and Economic Growth” Essays in Economics in Honour of Professor K. Dharamasena’, Godage Publishers, Sri Lanka., (pp. 211-232).

 2004- ‘Household Energy Consumption in Sri Lanka’. Working Paper Series A. No:5, Centre for Development Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

 2003- ‘Alternative Development Approaches and Balanced Economy’ KALYANIDEEPANI, Special Academic Volume, 60th Anuwasary, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.  pp. 215-229.

 2002- Correlation Analysis of Rainfall and Hydro-electricity Generation in Sri Lanka’, ARTHANIYAMA, Journal of Department of Economics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, Second Vol. Issue 01. (pp. 55-65&.

 2002- ‘Welfare Energy for Sustainable Development’. Working Paper No. 1.05. 2002, International Summer School, University of Oslo, Norway.

 2001- ‘Household Energy Consumption in Rural Sector of Sri Lanka (A Multiple Linear Regression Approach)’ Discussion Papers, Department of Economics, Discussion Paper Series No. 4, May 2001.


Presentation

2019- “Income Distribution and Incidence of Poverty in Sri Lanka”, Presentation at 2nd International Conference on Multidisciplinary Academic Research ICMAR-2019, Asia Pacific Institute of Advance Research.

 2018- ‘The Administrative Service in Sri Lanka Under the British’, Uwa-Wellassa Nidahas Aragalaya. President Office and University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

2014- ‘Energy Consumption and Economic Growth: Assessing the Evidence from Sri Lanka, Second International Conference on Advances in Social Science, Economics and Management Study-SEM’14.

 2013- ‘Household Energy Consumption and Domestic Welfare of Sri Lanka’, Presentation at the University of London, United Kingdom. (06th November 2013).

 2012- ‘Households Energy Consumption and Domestic Welfare’, 13th Annual Research Symposium- 2012, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

 2001- ‘Household Energy Consumption in Rural Sector of Sri Lanka (A Multiple Linear Regression Approach), Annual Research Symposium 2001, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 19th Oct. 2001.

 
Commissioned reports for National bodies

Member of the Study Board, Incentive Scheme for Academic & Administrative Attached to Higher Educational Institutions in Regional Areas-Faculty of Medicine and Engineering, UGC-2013.

 Member of Advisory Board of Constitutional Reform, A New Bill of Right for Sri Lanka, Ministry of Constitutional Affairs and National Integration. 2004-2007.

Social Environmental Impact Assessment of Proposed Coal Thermal Power Plant at Kalpitiya. (2005). Central Environmental Authority, Sri Lanka.

 An Analysis of the Stake-net (Kattudel) Fishery in Relation to Environmental Changes Occurring in the Channel Segment of Negombo Lagoon, wetland Conservation Project, Central Environmental Authority (Sri Lanka)/Euro consult (Netherland).

 Wetland site report for the Senanayaka Samudra Reservoir (1992), wetland Conservation Project, Central Environmental Authority (Sri Lanka)/Euro consult (Netherland).

 

Contribution of National Bodies

Member of National Council. Department of Divineguma Development, Ministry of Social Empowerment, 2015 -2018.

 Committee Member, Audit and Management Committee of SLF, Sri Lanka Foundation, -2008.

 Member of the Board of Directors, Sri Lanka Social Security Board, Ministry of Social Empowerment and Welfare, 2015 - 2018.

 Member of Director Board, Milk Industries of Lanka Company Ltd. (Milco), Ministry of Finance & Planning, 2014 – 2017.

Member of the Board of Governors, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, Presidential Secretariat, 2014 - 2017.

 Member of the Board of Director, Shipping and Aviation Information and Research (pvt.) Ltd. Ministry of Civil Aviation, 2013 - 2018.

Member of the Board of Management, Sri Lanka Foundation, President Secretariat, 2006 - 2015.

 

Training

International Programme on Management, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand,10th to 18th Nov. 2017.

 Leadership Training and Positive Attitude Promotion Programme, Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka, 2014 – 2015.

‘Captains Workshop-2011/2012’, Department of Physical Education, National Sports School, Colombo. 11th to 31st May 2013.

 ‘Teacher Training Programs for Economics Teachers-2010’, National Institute of Education, Maharagama. 10th to 13th May 2010.

 Workshop on ‘Strategic Planning Follow up’ Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Negombo. 02nd to 08Th 2009.       

‘Solution of the Energy Crisis’, Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo. 25th to 27th Aug. 2008.

‘Research Methodology and Thesis Writing’ National Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities & Social Sciences (NCAS), 15th to 17th Dec. 2007.

Postgraduate Course, International Development Studies, International Summer School, University of Oslo, Norway in 06th July to 21st Sept. 2004.

 Peace Building Programme, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), 02nd to 06th Feb. 2003.

 Staff Development Programme, Research Methodology, International Institute of Development Co-operation.  05th to 14th Nov. 2003.

 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, AIT Centre, Bangkok, Thailand in 04th to 28th Sept. 2003.

 Postgraduate Course, Energy Planning and Sustainable Development, International Summer School, University of Oslo, Norway in 06th June to 28th July 2002.

 Environmental Economics, (Ph.D. course in Welfare Economics) University of Goteborg, Sweden in 05th Aug. to 21st Oct. 2002.

 Environmental Impact Assessment, (Intensive Training Course on Environmental Impact Assessment) Central Environmental Studies, University of Peradeniya, 04th to 13th Dec. 2000.

Awards

Best Paper Award, 2nd International Conference on Multidisciplinary Academic Research (ICMAR-2019), Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research, Indonesia, 2019.

 Scholarship, ‘Regional Development in an Open Economy’ Research project Funded by Sida/SAREC, Lund University, Sweden. 18th Nov. 2008 to 21st Dec. 2008.

 Postgraduate Scholarship, The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), International Summer School, University of Oslo, Norway, 2004.

Scholarship, IUCN-The World Conservation Union, ‘Regional Course in Environmental and Resource Economics’, AIT Centre, Bangkok, Thailand. 2003. 

Doctoral Scholarship, Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), ‘Welfare Economics and Environmental Valuation’, University of Goteborg, Sweden. 2002.

 Scholarship, Sri Lanka-vide Indian Council for Cultural Relations, University of Kerala, Trivandrum, India. 1991.

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