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D. M. Athula H. Senaratne

Research Fellow and Head/Environmental Economics Policy Research, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

Dr Athula Senaratne is an Environmental Economist and has published on various themes including common property resources, sustainable agriculture, supply/demand analysis of fish, non-timber forest products (NTFP) and community-based aquaculture. His current research interests include climate adaptation, institutions and property rights, and environment and macroeconomic policy. He was previously engaged as a Research Officer (Department of Agriculture), an Agricultural Economist (Land Use Policy Planning Division), an Aquaculture Economist (National Aquaculture Development Authority), and as the Director-Competition Promotion (Consumers Affairs Authority). He jointly authored the Sinhala medium text book on ‘Natural Resource and Environmental Economics’, which is being used at undergraduate level teaching in Environmental Economics at universities in Sri Lanka. He is also on the Editorial Board of the Climate Change Magazine of Sri Lanka, published by the Climate Change Secretariat of the Ministry of Environment and Mahaweli Development. He served as the President of the Sri Lankan Agricultural Economics Association (SLAEA) in 2016.