Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka

Ministry of Plantation Industries



Agricultural Economics Unit

Promote Economic, Social & environmental Sustainability in the Rubber Sector

Agricultural Economics Unit mainly involves in socio-economic studies in the rubber sector as well as various economic analyses on rubber industry. Also, Agricultural Economics Unit conduct several research in collaboration with Biometry Section and assist to other research Department in various kind of analyses. It aims to provide necessary guidance to make rubber farming and processing a profitable venture.

 

Research Officer / Agricultural Economist

Mr. J K S Sankalpa (B.Sc. Agri), (M.Sc.)
 

Research Officer / Agricultural Economist

Ms P.G.N.Ishani (B.Sc. Agri)

P.G.N.Ishani is currently working as a Research Officer/ Economist of the Agriculture Economics Unit. She obtained her BSc degree in Agricultural Technology and Management from University of Peradeniya in 2014 with a Second Class Upper Division. Majoring in Applied Economics and Business Management. She is following Msc in Agriculture Economics from Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya. Her current research area consist of trade and policy analysis and applications are extended to analysis of various socio and economic analysis related to rubber industry.

  • Analysis of project worth of the rubber sector.
  • Studies on rubber Based farming systems for Sustainable livelihood Development.
  • Ecological and Economical Suitability of Rubber planting on non-traditional areas in Sri Lanka.
  • Analysis of Rubber sector policy changes.
  • Analysis of Productivity and their driving forces among the smallholder farmers in major rubber growing areas.
  • Exports performance of Rubber Sector in Sri Lanka and Domestic and International Rubber    price analysis.
  • Land suitability evaluation of rubber planting using multi criteria decision approach and GIS in Northern and Eastern provinces Sri Lanka
  • Economic viability of Rubber planting in traditional rubber growing district Sri Lanka
  • Use of GIS Geographically Weighted Regression to determine productivity and their driving forces: A case study from Kalutara district of Sri Lanka.
  • A Comparative Analysis of Poverty Incidence in Rubber Based Farming Systems: A case study from Moneragala District in Sri Lanka
  • Use of GIS in rubber plantation management
  • Provide Feasibility analysis report on rubber cultivation in new planting.
  • Provide information on domestic and international rubber market price, Rubber products marketing.
  • Provide necessary guidance with various types of cost benefit analysis on rubber farmin.
  • Sankalpa J K S, Wijesuriya B W, Karunaratne S, and Ishani P G N (2017). Use of GIS Geographically Weighted Regression to determine Natural Rubber productivity and their driving forces: A case study from the Kalutara district of Sri Lanka, International Rubber Conference, Indonesia 2017.
  • Sankalpa J K S & Wijesuriya B.W. (2015).  Exports performance of raw natural rubber sector in Sri Lanka Bulletin of the rubber research institute of Sri Lanka (Accepted)
  • Wijesuriya W I J, Sankalpa JKS, Liyanaarachchi LATS and Gayan MWH (2016). Drought indices to identify rainfall anomalies in rubber growing areas in Sri Lanka. International Rubber Conference, Cambodia, 2016.
  • Gayan M W H, Wijesuriya WIJ, Sankalpa JKS, Punyawardena BVR, Premalal S, Herath HMLK, Karunaratne SB, Peiris BL and Amarasekara N (2016).   Comparing the use of Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) and Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index (SPEI) for identifying rainfall anomalies in the wet zone. Wayamba University International conference 2016.
  • Liyanaarachchi L.A.T.S., Karunaratne S.B., Sankalpa J.K.S., Wijesuriya B.W., Gajanayake B. and Abeysinghe D.C. Development of land Suitability Map to expand Rubber in Northern Dry Zone of Sri Lanka: A case from Vavuniya District. Peradeniya University International Research Session, 2015.
  • Jeewanthi P.W., Wijesuriya W. and Sankalpa J.K.S. “Changes Observed in Rainfall Patterns in Three Major Rubber Growing Areas”. Annual Research Colloquium on Agrarian Studies in Sri Lanka 2016: page 25.
  • J K S Sankalpa, Senani Karunarathne and Wasana Wijesuriya (2014).  Land suitability evaluation using multi criteria decision approach and GIS: Special focus on Ampara district of Sri Lanka. YSF Symposium 2014.
  • P W Jeewanthi, J K Sajeep Sankalpa and Wasana Wijesuriya (2014). Use of information on rainfall behaviour to assist timely management of agronomic operations in rubber plantations in the agro ecological region-WL1A. YSF Symposium 2014.
  • Wijesuriya WIJ, Sankalpa JKS, Liyanaarachchi LATS and Gayan MWH (2016). Drought indices to identify rainfall anomalies in rubber growing areas in Sri Lanka. International Rubber Conference, Cambodia, 2016.
  • Gayan MWH, Wijesuriya WIJ, Sankalpa JKS, Punyawardena BVR, Premalal S, Herath HMLK, Karunaratne SB, Peiris BL and Amarasekara N (2016).   Comparing the use of Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) and Standardized Precipitation Evapotranspiration Index (SPEI) for identifying rainfall anomalies in the wet zone. Wayamba University International conference 2016.
  • Liyanaarachchi L.A.T.S., Karunaratne S.B., Sankalpa J.K.S., Wijesuriya B.W., Gajanayake B. and Abeysinghe D.C. Development of land Suitability Map to expand Rubber in Northern Dry Zone of Sri Lanka: A case from Vavuniya District. Peradeniya University International Research Session, 2015.
  • Jeewanthi P.W., Wijesuriya W. and Sankalpa J.K.S. “Changes Observed in Rainfall Patterns in Three Major Rubber Growing Areas”. Annual Research Colloquium on Agrarian Studies in Sri Lanka 2016: page 25.
  • J K S Sankalpa, Senani Karunarathne and Wasana Wijesuriya (2014).  Land suitability evaluation using multi criteria decision approach and GIS: Special focus on Ampara district of Sri Lanka. YSF Symposium 2014.
  • P W Jeewanthi, J K Sajeep Sankalpa and Wasana Wijesuriya (2014). Use of information on rainfall behaviour to assist timely management of agronomic operations in rubber plantations in the agro ecological region-WL1A. YSF Symposium 2014.
  • Wasana Wijesuriya, J K S Sankalpa, W P Jeewanthi, S B Karunarathne and H M L K Herath (2014). Identifying Spatial and Temporal Behaviour of droughts using the standardized precipitation index (SPI). International Statistics Conference- 2014.
  • J K S Sankalpa, Wasana Wijesuriya and P W Jeewanthi (2013). Export performance of rubber products manufacturing sector in Sri Lanka. J. Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka, 93: 51-61.
  • Wijesuriya, Wasana, J.K.S. Sankalpa, S.B. Karunaratne, D.M.A.P. Dissanayake, P.W. Jeewanthi and O.V. Abeywardene. (2014). Identifying Rainfall and Drought Dynamics Using Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI): An Application in Non-traditional Rubber Growing Areas in Eastern, North Central and Northern Provinces of Sri Lanka.  5th symposium on PCR
  • Edirisinghe, J., Wijesuriya, W., and Bogahawatte, C., (2010). Profit efficiency of smallholder rubber farmers in Kegalle, Kalutara and Ratnapura districts.  Journal of the Rubber Research Institute of Sri Lanka. 90, 64-77

 


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