Ms. Ayomi Menaka Bandara

Name- A. Ayomi Menaka Bandara

Contact information-

Academic qualification- B.Sc. in Agribusiness Management (Honors) Obtained a First Class with OGPA 3.96. Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (2018)

Award - MahindaWijeratne and Prof. VinithaWijeratne Gold Medal for the best academic performance of the BSc. Agribusiness Management Degree Program, 2018.( at the 26th General Convocation, Univesity of Ruhuna-2019)

Research interest- Economics and Marketing

Research experience

  • Scientist in Socio-Economics and Marketing Division at National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) -2020 August to date.
  • One year experience as a Temporary Assistant Lecturer in the department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture University of Ruhuna. (From 2019 to 2020)
  • Worked as a Research-Intern of FAO and IWMI collaborated project titled ” International Water Management Institute in “Innovative approaches to reduce, recycle and reuse food waste” at International Water Management Institute (IWMI),Headquarters, Colombo. (2020)

Publications and presentations

  • Bandara W.A.AM., De Silva W.N., O. Amarasinghe.(2019). Abstract publication onGoverning High Seas Fishing Fleet: Institutional and Legal Issues’ at International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment (ISAE) 2019 organized by Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.
  • A.A.M and Harshana P V S. (2019),Impact of Major Insect Outbreaks for Food Security in Sri Lanka and potential remedial measures. International Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Safety, 7th November 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Zameetha M. S. F., De Silva W. N., Bandara W.A.A.M. and Jayasinghe P. (2019), Prospects and challenges of vegetable export sector in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of Annual International Symposium of Agriculture and Environment. (ISAE 2020).
  • Silva1 W. N. D.,Bandara W. A. A.M and Sandamali H.M.K.(2019), Economic impacts of Climate Change on Smallholding Coconut Growers: A Ricardian approach 17th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna.


  • Participated for the Workshop on ‘Perspectives in blue fisheries and technology’ conducted by NOR-LANKA BLUE project, University of Jaffna-2019.
  • Participated in the Workshop on “Molecular Genetics and its Applications”, organized by Genetic Society, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.