|Author Name||Dr. Rohana P. Mahaliyanaarachchi|
|Category||Agriculture & Related Technologies|
|Description||Dr. Rohana P. Mahaliyanaarachchi is an old boy of the Royal College, Colombo 07. He went to Bulgaria in 1979 for higher education and obtained M. Sc (Agree from the Higher Agricultural Institute in Plovdiv in 1986. Professionally he qualified as an Engineer Agriculturist. After returning to Sri Lanka he joined to the Tea Small Holding Development Authority as an Assistant Regional Manager (Extension). He has obtained vast knowledge and experience in the field of agricultural extension during his 10 years carrier at the TSHDA. He has obtained Ph. D. in the field of agricultural extension from the Post graduate Institute of Agricultural extension from the University of Peradeniya in1996. In 1997 he has joined to the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka as a Senior Lecturer at the department of Agri Buisness Management. He is the head of the department Agri Buisness Management and past director of the Agri Buisness Research and Development Center. Currently Dr. Mahaliyanaarachchi is the director of External Degree programmer and extension services unit of the university.
In 2001 he was awarded a commonwealth fellowship and did his Post Doctorate at the department of international rural department of the University of Reading, UK. Further he is a guest lecturer at the Harper Addams University Collage in UK.