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Mervyn Dominic De Silva Edit Profile

consultant , socio-economic researcher

Mervyn Dominic De Silva, Sri Lankan socio-economic researcher, consultant. Rockefeller Foundation fellow, University California, Berkeley, 1957. Coordinating secretary Sri Lanka Freedom Party, Colombo, 1986-1989; member Sri Lanka Parliament, since 1989. Member Ceylon Association Advancement of Science (life), Inter Parliamentary Union, Commonwealth Parliamentary Union, Sigma Xi.

Background

Silva, Mervyn Dominic De was born on August 4, 1930 in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Son of George Leonard and Hilda Theresa (Samarasingha) De Silva.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Ceylon, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1954. Master of Science, University California, Berkeley, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1961.

Career

Assistant demonstrator University Ceylon, Colombo, 1953-1955. Agricultural instructor, then research officer Sri Lanka Department Agriculture, Peradeniya, 1955-1957, 60-64. Agricultural adviser A. Baur and Limited company, Colombo, 1964-1972.

Adviser Sri Lanka Ministry Plan Implementation, 1972-1985. Consultant Socio-Economics Development Center, 1985-1988. Independent consultant, since 1988.

Membership

Coordinating secretary Sri Lanka Freedom Party, Colombo, 1986-1989. Member Sri Lanka Parliament, since 1989. Member Ceylon Association Advancement of Science (life), Inter Parliamentary Union, Commonwealth Parliamentary Union, Sigma Xi.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, music, gardening, walking.

Connections

Married Rita Antoinette Fernando, June 11, 1957. 1 child, Manilal Dominic.

father:
George Leonard Silva

mother:
Hilda Theresa (Samarasingha) De Silva

spouse:
Rita Antoinette Fernando

child:
Manilal Dominic Silva