Kaumi Piyasiri

Name: K.H.Kaumi Lakmali Piyasiri

Contact Information: kaumi.khklpiyasiri@gmail.com

Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture : (B.Sc) Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka
  • Master of Science (M.Sc) in Marine Ecosystem Management and Climate Change: University of Nah Trang, Vietnam in collaboration with University of Tromso and University of Burgen, Norway

Research Interest/s: Fisheries Social Sciences, Post-Harvest Technology

Research Experience:

  • Research Assistant- Dried Fish Matters: A policy analysis of the Dry Fish Value Chain in small scale fisheries, a project funded by the SSHRC PG LOI, University of Manitoba, Canada (2018-2025)
  • Research Assistant- FAO Voluntary Guidelines Implementation in Sri Lanka. A project undertaken by the Sri Lanka Forum for Small Scale Fisheries (SLFSSF) under an LOA between International Collective in Support of Fish workers (ICSF) and SLFSSF.
  • Research Assistant - NORHED Project on Climate Change and Gender: For the research titled: Gender dimension in small scale fisheries development: issues in gender equality and equity
  • Research Assistant (part-time) “Tangled in their own (safety) nets: Resilience, Adaptability and transformability of fishing communities in the face of the world fisheries crisis, DFID-ESRC project, University of Sussex, UK


  • Piyasiri K.H.K.L., and Wijeratne M., (2016): “Comparison between the cultivated area and the production trends of Ceylon cinnamon with the main competitors in the world’s total Cinnamon market”, International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (ISSN 2250-3153), Jan.2016, vol.6.
  • Amarasinghe, O., Peramunagama, S.S.M., Perera, M.A.M.I., and Piyasiri, K.H.K.L. (2016) “Use of destructive fishing gear in North of Sri Lanka: A bottom up analysis using participatory tools”, 13th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna, p.28
  •  Piyasiri K.H.K.L., and Wijeratne M., (2016): “Trends in Ceylon Cinnamon and Cassia Production”, 4th International Conference of Eastern University, Sri Lanka (ICE 2016), p.8
  • Piyasiri K.H.K.L., and Wijeratne M., (2015): “Comparison between market share of Sri Lanka and the key competitors in the total cinnamon market during the last decade”, Proceedings of the 71st Annual Sessions 2015, Sri Lanka Association of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science” (SLAAS), p-90
  • Wijeratne M., and Piyasiri K.H.K.L., (2015): “Conservation of crop wild relatives: A Sri Lankan experience in community participation”, International Journal of Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension (TARE), Volume 18, Issue 2, June 2015, pp.77-83. Print ISSN 1391-3646 Online ISSN 2386-1533