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Yakallakankanamge Don A. Senanayake Edit Profile

agriculture educator

Yakallakankanamge Don A. Senanayake, Sri Lankan agriculture educator. Agriculture fellow University California, Davis, 1964, 65; Fulbright scholar Institute International Education, New York City, 1957. Member National Agricultural Society of Ceylon (editor 1966-1973, 77), Wildlife and Nature Protection Society of Ceylon, Lions (committee chair).

Background

Senanayake, Yakallakankanamge Don A. was born on April 22, 1932 in Colombo, Western, Sri Lanka.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, University Ceylon, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1956. Master of Science, Louisiana State University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Davis, 1966.

Career

Assistant lecturer University Peradeniya, 1960-1966, lecturer, 1969-1973, professor, since 1973. Geneticist Rubber Research Institute, Agalawatte, Sri Lanka, 1967-1969. Visiting professor Pennsylvania State University, State College, 1982, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1983.

Consultant International Service for National Agricultural Research, The Hague, The Netherlands, Sri Lanka Office of Food and Agriculture Organization, World Bank, Agency for International Development, Colombo, 1988. Member research committee Tea Research Institute, Talawakele, Sri Lanka, since 1983, Council Agricultural Research Policy, Colombo, since 1991, Coconut Research Institute, Lunuwila, Sri Lanka, since 1991. Board directors Sugar Research Institute, Uda, Walawe, Sri Lanka, since 1986, Postgraduate Institute Agriculture, Peradeniya, since 1986.

Membership

Member National Agricultural Society of Ceylon (editor 1966-1973, 77), Wildlife and Nature Protection Society of Ceylon, Lions (committee chair).

Connections

Married Padma Elayaperuma, September 15, 1966.

spouse:
Padma Elayaperuma