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I am currently undertaking my PhD at the College of Business, Government and Law, Flinders University, Australia. My research examines the challenges of effective policy implementation in waste management in Sri Lanka.
January 2003 - December 2013
- Research Officer
- Conducted number of research projects as a co-ordinater and principle researcher. Furthermore, contributed for some of research projects as co-researcher and participated as resource person on some of training programmes
The concern about the relationship between academia and industry has been increasing across the world over the decades. The government of Sri Lanka addressed the weak relationship between the two sectors and set a policy goal to fill the gap in the ‘National Policy Framework on Higher Education and Technical and Vocational Education’ in 2009. Conse...
The government of Sri Lanka has been implementing the Samurdhi program as a major poverty alleviation program since 1995. Among a number of criticisms on program implementation is mal-targeting or lack of proper targeting. This article examines why errors in targeting occured in the safety-net and livelihood development components of the Samurdhi p...
The objective of the paper is to examine the governance issues in government’s major poverty alleviation programme - the Samurdhi programme- in Sri Lanka. During the past three decades, the concept of ‘good governance’ became more popular in many subject areas such as development studies, political science, public administration, public policy,...
In Sri Lanka rural poverty ratio was recorded as 60 percent in 1950 and it has reduced to 9.4 percent by 2009/10. Further, national poverty ratio had been reduced from 26 percent in 1990 to 8.9 percent by 2009/10. Successive governments had followed a number of strategies such as enactment and implementation of Land Development Ordinance, imple...
This study was conducted in 2012, with the aim of providing country information and analysis for 'Rural Development Report-2012' of the Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and Pacific (CIRDAP), Bangladesh. The study is mainly based on secondary data, but research team also used primary data collected through key informant discussions an...
Major objective of the study to identify and analyse pull factors and push factors of youth participation in smallholder agriculture in Sri Lanka. The specific objectives are to examine youth perception on farming as well as an occupation and to discuss ideas of youth and other stakeholders to increase youth participation in smallholder agriculture...
Sri Lanka has implemented devolution of power in 1987. since then, many issues have been rising on practical matters. Land is the best example. Though different types of decentralization had been implemented for state land administration, it seems that service delivery system is inefficient and poor governance in land administration. This study was...
you can download full text using following web link dl.nsf.ac.lk/ohs/harti/23918.pdf
you can download full text using following web link
You can download the full text using following web link dl.nsf.ac.lk/ohs/harti/21841.pd
Due to the nature of the top-down development that was prevalent in our society it is unfortunate that the desired results pertaining to development did not reach the rural areas especially after Sri Lanka gained independence. Thus the inter-regional gap has continued to increase. The decentralized budget has certainly succeeded in reducing the tre...
1. To explore the factors that contribute to improper implementation of solid waste management policy. 2. To explore the nature of the relationships among various actors and levels of government involved in waste management and the effects of these relationships on policy effectiveness. 3. To identify and suggest implications for improving policy implementation, particularly concerning solid waste management.