Mr. A.R.S.B. Athauda

Lecturer (Intermediate)

 
Office Address: 

Department of Animal Science

Faculty of Agriculture,

University of Peradeniya

Peradeniya, 20400, Sri Lanka

 Email: 

sbathauda@pdn.ac.lk
athauda.saman@gmail.com  

Telephone: 

+94-714-430 488 (mobile)
+94-812-395 345 (office)

Personal Website: 
 
 

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

  • Academic Qualifications
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Fish Biotechnology
    (Results on Pending approval with required number of ISI publications)
    School of Marine Biology & Aquaculture
    James Cook University, QLD 4811
    Australia.
  • Master of Science in Aquaculture (2000)
    Asian Institute of Technology
    Pathumthani, 12120
    Thailand.
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (1993)
    Second Class Upper Division
    University of Peradeniya
    Sri Lanka.
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Training on Aquaculture: Production and Management
    Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
    State of Israel (December 2010 - January 2011)
  • Training on Fisheries Management at Wageningen University
    The Netherlands (October – November 2006)
  • Radiation Safety in Laboratories
    Workplace Health and Safety Division
    James Cook University, QLD 4810
    Australia (September 2001)
  • Postgraduate Training Study (PTS)
    Institute of Aquaculture (CSIC), Torre La Sal, Castellon
    Spain (January – April 2000)
  • Postgraduate Training Study (PTS)
    IFREMER (Aquaculture Experimental Station)
    Palavas, France (January 2000)
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Awards:

  • Awarded the MASHAV Scholarship by Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.International Postgraduate Programme on Aquaculture: Production & Management in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, State of Israel. (December 2010 - January 2011)

  • Awarded Scholarship by NFP to follow diploma course on Fisheries Management in the Wageningen University, The Netherlands. (October - November 2006)
  • Awarded the Postgraduate Technological Study (PTS) Scholarship by the European Commission- EU
  • Studied in the Aquaculture and Fisheries Research Institutes in Spain (CSIC, Torre La Sal, Castellon) and France (IFREMER, Palavas). (January – April 2000)
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Teaching Areas:

  • Lecturer in Aquaculture & Fisheries
    Department of Animal Science
    Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya
    Sri Lanka. (1996 – Up to date)
  • Course Coordinator (AS 1101: Principles & Practices of Animal Production Course for 1st year B.Sc (Agricultural Technology & Management) Degree offered by University of Peradeniya
    Department of Animal Science
    Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (Presently)
  • Course Coordinator ASF 1103: Anatomy & Physiology of Fish; ASF 1105: Industrial Training in Animal Production & Fisheries; ASF 1201: Fish Nutrition; ASF 1203: Fish Breeding & Fish Seed Production; ASF 3102: Fisheries Resource Management Courses in B.Sc (Animal Sc. & Fisheries) Degree offered by University of Peradeniya
    Department of Animal Science
    Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (Presently)
  • Course Coordinator (Several Postgraduate Courses in Aquatic Bio Resources Management & Aquaculture Postgraduate Module)
    Board of Study in Animal Science
    Postgraduate institute of Agriculture (PGIA)
    University of Peradeniya
    Sri Lanka (Presently)
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Research Interests:

  • Sex Inversion Studies in (Tilapia) & Other Tropical Fish species
  • Biotechnological Application on Fish & Captive Breeding of Fish Asian Seabass (Lates calcarifer) Use for Aquaculture Purposes in Sri Lanka
  • Fish Physiology and Endocrinology Studies

Academic / Research / Professional Experience:

    • Member of the Board of Study in Animal Science
      Post-Graduate Institute of Agriculture (PGIA)
      University of Peradeniya
      Sri Lanka. (2013 – 2016)
    • Visiting Lecturer & Examiner (Fisheries & Aquaculture - 4th Year)
      Faculty of Agriculture
      Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
      Puliyankulama, Anuradhapura (Year: 2011- Up to date)
    • Visiting Lecturer & Examiner (Integrated Farming Systems- 3rd Year)
      Faculty of Livestock, Fisheries & Food Science
      Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
      Makandura, Gonawila (Year: 2007- 2011)
    • Member of National Committee on Agricultural Biotechnology
      Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy (SLCARP)
      (Statutory Institute of the Ministry of Agriculture- Sri Lanka)
      114/9, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 07.
      (03 Years: 2011 - 2013)
    • Member of Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) of Agriculture & Food Science
      Sri Lanka Institute of Advance Technological Education (SLIATE)
      Ministry of Higher Education, 20, Ward Place, Colombo 07.
      (03 Years: 2010 - 2012)
    • Member of the Consultancy Team for FAO UN I-FLC (Internal Evaluation of Fish Landing Centre) Project funded by Canadian International
      Development Agency (CIDA)
      Sri Lanka. (April- July 2011)
    • Invited Presenter on Sharing of Scientific Knowledge Promoting Rural Income from Sustainable Aquaculture through Social Learning in Sri Lanka
      Project Funded by International Development & Research Centre (IDRC) Canada. (2010)
    • National Consultant/Aquaculture Specialist
      Education for Knowledge Society Project (EKSP)
      (ADB Loan No: 2371 and Grant No: 0091-SRI (SF)
      Sri Lanka Institute of Advance Technological Education (SLIATE)
      Ministry of Higher Education, 20, Ward Place, Colombo 07.
      (October 2009 - May 2010)
    • Deputy Proctor (The Proctor/Faculty of Agriculture)
      University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya
      Sri Lanka (Year: 2009, 2010 and 2011)
    • Honorary President
      Sri Lanka Association of Animal Production (SLAAP)
      Affiliated Member of the Asian-Australian Association of Animal Production Societies (AAAP), University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya
      Sri Lanka. (Presently)
    • Honorary Treasurer (2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12)
      Sri Lanka Association of Animal Production (SLAAP)
      Affiliated Member of the Asian-Australian Association of Animal Production Societies (AAAP), University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya
      Sri Lanka.
    • Honorary Treasurer
      Peradeniya University Agriculture Faculty Teachers’ Association (PUATA), University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya
      Sri Lanka. (2010 - 2011)
    • Executive Committee Member & Social Secretary
      ALUMNI Association of the Faculty of Agriculture
      University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya,
      Sri Lanka. (2012 and 2007)
    • Executive Committee Member Sri Lanka Association of Animal Production (SLAAP) Department of Animal Science University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. (2008/2009/2010/2011/2012/2013)
  • As a Resource Person/ Consultant/ Presenter/ Coordinator:
  • Resource person of training programme on “Captive Breeding of Fish Fingerlings Using Mini-Hatcheries Established” for Culture Based Fisheries in Uva Province. Ministry of Agriculture, Agrarian Development, Animal Production, Inland Fisheries of Uva Provincial Council, Badulla (15th June 2012).
  • Expert Consultant for the workshop on “Expert Consultation and Stakeholder Workshop on Alternative Strategies on Fingerling Production”. Under the financial support of International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) held on 08th June 2012 at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo 07.
  • Resource person of training programme on “Using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) to assist in making informed decision to improve Culture Based Fisheries Planning and Policy” in the Eastern Province, held on 28th and 29th June, 2012 at Batticaloa.
  • Coordinator of the Consultative team of the Faculty of Agriculture visited on the request of Security Forces Commander to advice on Agriculture & Livestock activities conducted by “Api Wawamu Rata Nagamu” and “Gama Neguma” programme under Mahinda Chinthana at Palaly Army Camp Farm-Jaffna. (02nd – 04th April 2011).
  • Resource person for the project forum held for “Promoting Rural Income from Sustainable Aquaculture through Social Learning in Sri Lanka” project funded by International Development Research Centre- Canada held on 02nd February, 2011 at Taj Samudra Hotel, Colombo 03.
  • Resource person for the “Summer Abroad Training Programme Offered For Students of the University of California-Davis, USA, conducted in the AEU, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya 07th July-31st July, 2010.
  • Invited Presenter of the World Food-day Seminar on “World Food Security: the Challenges of Climatic Changes and Bio-energy” held on 16th October, 2010 at PGIA, University of Peradeniya.
  • Consultant for the project implemented to “Introduction of Fish Fingerlings to Estate Reservoirs in Nuwaraeliya Distric” under the Patronage of SLAAP, NAQDA and Ministry of Livestock Development in year 2009 – up to date.
  • Resource person (on behalf of the Faculty of Agriculture) for the “Career-guidance workshop” held at NE/Gamini Central College on 31st October, 2008.
  • Resource person of the training course on “Application of Biotechnologies in Livestock & Fisheries” held on 22nd – 26th September, 2008 at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science, University of Peradeniya.
  • Resource person of the selective programme held for the 2005/2006 Medicine Batch of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya on “Animal Science & Biotechnology” at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya. (17th December 2007 – 18th January 2008).
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