Department of Agricultural and Plantation Engineering
Dr. Sunil Thrikawala started his tertiary education at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 1982 and completed a BSc (Agriculture) in 1986 and an MPhill (Agriculture) degree in 1990. Thereafter, he completed a MSc in Agricultural Economics at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Business, University of Guelph, Canada in 1996. He was awarded a Netherland funded Scholarship under the SAWA Scholarship programme in 2008 to study for a doctorate at the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya. He received Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in 2011. His specialty is in the field of Water Resources Economics. He has number of years of experience in research in the area of agricultural and water resources economics and integrated water resources management. He has worked for International Water Management Institute (May 2000 to October 2004) as an Agricultural Economist and consultant/Resource economist (July 2011 to February 2012) for SMEC. He is also a member (Resources and Environmental Economist) of the study team of the Centre for Environmental Studies of the University of Peradeniya. He joined the Open University of Sri Lanka in February 2012 as a Senior Lecturer to the Department of Agricultural and Plantation Engineering. He also serve as a member of the teaching panel of the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya.