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Retired Director General of the National Aquaculture Development Authority of Sri Lanka, (Senior Citizen)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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ATHTANAIKE MUDIYANSELAGE JAYASEKARA
32/7 B, Raymond Road, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
Telphone : 011-2854706, 071 - 4486583
Name with initials : A. M Jayasekara.
Date of Birth : 28th October 1946.
Sex and Marital Status : Male, Married.
Last Position Held in the Government Service : Director General, National
Aquaculture Development Authority.
Language and Degree of Proficiency : English - Fluent
Sinhala - Fluent
Tamil language - Fair
Tamil Language Proficiency
Year Institute Course Results
2006 Open University of SL, Colombo Basic Course in Tamil 92 marks (Certificate awaited)
2008 University of Colombo Certificate Course in Tamil Distinction (Certificate)
2009 University of Colombo Certificate Course in Tamil Distinction (Certificate)
2010 University of Colombo Certificate Course in Tamil Merit (Certificate)
2010 Open University of SL, Colombo Spoken Tamil Course being followed
2010 GCE O’level Tamil second Language Results awaited
Bachelor of Science (BSc.) - University of Ceylon Peradeniya (1969)
Subjects: Botany, Chemistry, Zoology
Master of Aquaculture(MAq/MSc) ’83 – ’84 University of the Philippines
Diploma in Aquaculture 1984 Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia Lead Centre in the Philippines.
AREAS OF EXPERIENCE
Teaching, Training and Extension
o Served as a science teacher (Nugawela Central College), University Demonstrator, Research Officer (Peradeniya University)r, External lecturer for MSc students (Keleniya University).
o Conducting capacity building programmes, PRA, and training in community action planning
o Organization and conducting of training programs for personnel at various levels such as farmers, Govt. officials and administrative Officers in the field of Aquaculture.
o Preparation of curricula for the training programs in Aquaculture.
o Organization of exhibitions in Aquaculture.
o Organization of Fishermen’s Cooperative Societies and Extension Societies.
o Organization of Workshops, Seminars and Conferences.
Aquatic resources and aquatic biology
o Management of fish breeding centres
o Officer in charge of fish breeding centres
o Fish seed production
o Rearing of food fish.
o Nursery rearing of freshwater fish species.
o Aquatic animal disease diagnostics and control.
o Biological/chemical control of aquatic weeds.
o Integrated fish farming.
Planning, Project formulation and Implementation
o Formulation and Implementation of Aquaculture Projects and programs at District, Provincial and National level.
o Preparation of Master Plans for Aquaculture Development.
o Planning and Implementation of Fish Seed production and stocking programs.
o Monitoring of progress of various Inland Fisheries Programs.
o Financial control of Aquaculture Projects.
o Formulation of Project Benefit Monitoring and Evaluation Systems.
o Liaison with private sector aquaculture projects.
o Formulation of rural integrated development plans.
o Formulation of foreign funded projects.
INTERNATIONAL/ REGIONAL EXPERIENCE
o Coordination and liaison with Governments; Arrangement of visas and travels for foreign personnel; Organization of National and international workshops and training programs;
o Coordination of Regional Fish Health Programs. Coordination environmental programs in Aquaculture; Coordination of Sea Farming Programs; Legal aspects of aquaculture;
o Coordination of aquaculture programs with NGO’s.
SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS UNDERTAKEN
Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Study Hambantota District Sri Lanka Nov/Dec. 1986.
Engaged in a field study on inland fisheries resources in Hambantota District and made recommendations on the future inland fishery development in the District to NORAD. Served as a member of a 4 member Team commissioned under the Integrated Development Project of NORAD.
Senior Program Officer, Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia FAO/UNDP, Bangkok Nov. 1988 – Dec. 1989
Served as a regional expert in the NACA organization. Extensively involved in organization of international training programs, organization of workshops, organization of study tours, coordination with other agencies and Departments in arranging the study tours. And editing of research papers. Assisted in arrangements for the Governing Council Meetings of NACA. Prepared summary reports on aquaculture/inland fisheries and assisted in routing administration matters.
Actg. Project Director of the Sri Lanka Aquaculture Development Project funded by the ADB from 1986 Jan. 1 – Aug. 1
Supervised the projects implementation until the termination of project in 1991.Wide experience was gained during this period on the initiation of activities of a large foreign funded project and execution of various project components. Commenced infrastructure development for seed production, procured equipment, developed methodologies for development of small village tanks for fish production, initiated preliminary work for planning of National Inland Fisheries Development Centre. Organized training programs for extension workers and developed a scheme for project benefit monitoring & evaluation for the Aquaculture Development Project funded by the ADB. Special experience was also gained on the procurement of equipment under international procedures.
Secretary to the Governing Board of the National Aquatic Resources Research Agency since Feb. 1993 – upto 1994 .
Convening of the Governing Board Meetings, preparation of the minutes and follow-up action.
Project Procurement and Administrative Officer of the Sri Lanka Fisheries Development Project, ADB since June 1993 –1994.
General administration work of the staff, Procurement of goods and services as per Government procedures
Vice Chairman of the Governing Council of the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia (NACA), Dec. 1997- Sept. 1998.
Chairman, Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia and Pacific:
Implementation of work plans and review of progress in aquaculture research,, training and information dissemination since1998 -2000.
• Regional Programme for the Development of Technical Guidelines on Quarantine and Health Certificationand Establishment of Information System for the Responsible Movement of Live Aquatic Animals in Asia.
• Compilation of Preliminary Data Base / Report on the Aqaculture Development, Past, Present and Future in Sri Lanka with special reference to economic impacts of outbreaks of disease, with the view to incorporate this information into the FAO/AAPQUIS and the FAO Atlas. Element Title: Development Tools for Planning Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture, Activity No. Title:018- Atlas of Fish Pathogens and Diseases, 1988.
Team Member of the FAO Formulation Mission
National Community Food Security Project, GCP/SRL/nnn/JPN, September 2000.
1st February 2009 to 1st January 2010
Employer Small Fishers Federation of Sri Lanka
Position held Director
From 1st December 2007 to December 2008
Employer Ministry of Nation Building
Position held Consultant Capacity Building
From 01 August 2002- to date
Employer FAO Resident Representative of Sri Lanka and the Maldives
Position Held Aquaculture Specialist/FAO Food Security Project
From 29.01.1999 to15.07.2002
Employer Board of Directors of the Authority
Position Held Director General, National Aquaculture Development Authority of Sri Lanka,
From 17 September1994 – 29 January 1999.
Employer Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, Maligawatta Secretariat, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka.
Position held Director of Aquaculture Development
From 1985 April 2 – to 1994 September 1994.
Employer Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, Maligawatta Secretariat, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka.
Position Held Director of Inland Fisheries Development
From 1981 July 1 – 1985 April 2
Employer Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, New Secretariat, Maligawatte, Colombo 10 Sri Lanka.
Position Held Deputy Director of Inland Fisheries
From 1974 June 17 – 1981 July 1
Employer Secretary, Ministry of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources, New Secretariat, Maligawatte, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka.
Position Held Aquaculturist
From 1973 June 1 – 1974 June 16
Employer Director, Department of Minor Export Crops, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Position Held Experimental Officer.
From 1972 Feb. 2 – 1973 June 1
Employer Vice Chancellor, University of Ceylon, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
Position Held Research Assistant
From 1970 Feb. 2 – 1972 Feb. 2
Employer Vice Chancellor, University of Ceylon, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Position Held Demonstrator in Zoology.
From 1969 Nov. 2 – 1970 Feb. 2
Employer Director, Department of Education, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
Position Held Assistant Teacher.
TRAINING COURSES & SCHOLARSHIPS
o Training in Freshwater and Brackish water Aquaculture, under the NACA Training Program Senior Aquaculturists in the Asia and the Pacific Region: Philippines, Thailand and China, March 83 - March 84
o Training in Coastal Aquaculture in Thailand, Technical and Economic Corporation/Thai Aid Program, Thailand (sponsored by DTEC), June 82-Aug 82
o Training in Inland Fisheries Research, Development and Extension, Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore, India.Jan 77-July 77
o Training in Artificial Propagation of Chinese Carps, Pearl River Research Institute, Pai Ho - Tung. Canton. PR China. Mar 75-Sept 75
o Exposure to aquaculture systems in China, India, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Nepal, Malaysia Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore and France. Worked as Senior Program Officer of FAO/NACA, Thailand. In addition the following countries have been visited: Maldives, Pakistan, S.Korea, Nepal and, Denmark on official duties.
o Symposium on Coastal Aquaculture, 1980 Jan. 9 – 12 Jan. 12 Conducted by the Marine Biological Association of India sponsored by FAO/BOBP Country representative.
o Regional study of Aquaculture Projects Phang Nga Bay. Thailand, 1981 Feb. 9 – Feb. 14 sponsored by FAO/BOBP. Country representative.
o Study tour of Coastal Aquaculture, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore 1981 Aug. 23 – Sep. 10. Of the two member team, sponsored by FAO Country Participant.
o Symposium on the Aquaculture of carp and related species Every, France. 1985 Sept. 9 sponsored by INRA/ACTIM. Country representative.
o IDRC meeting of former Awardees Bangkok, Thailand. 1986 Feb. 23 – Feb. 28 Sponsored by IDRC.
o Third Session of Indo Pacific Fishery Commission, Working Party of Experts in Inland Fisheries Bangkok, Thailand, 1986 June 19 – June 23 sponsored by FAO, country representative.
o Workshop on strategies for the Management of Fisheries and Aquaculture in Mangrove Ecosystems, Bank of Thailand. 1986 June 23 – June 25 sponsored by FAO, Country Participant.
o Study tour on Aquaculture and Inland Fisheries in Indonesia under the Project for Mobile Extension Training for Fisherfolk SRL/87/003. 1988 June 30 – August 16, Country Participant of the two member team sponsored by FAO.
o Fourth session of Indo Pacific Fishery Commission.Working Party of experts on Inland fisheries Kathmandu, Nepal, 1988 Sept. 14 – Sept. 18 sponsored by FAO. Country representatives.
o Third Asian Fish Health Network Meeting Kualalampur Malaysia, 1989 Jan. 30 – Feb. 4 Represented the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia. (NACA/FAO)
o Workshop on Fish Health Management in Asia and the Pacific Pusan, S. Korea, 1990 Oct.15. Sponsored by NACA/ADB .Country representative.
o Fourth National Coordinators Meeting, Regional Sea farming Development and Demonstration Project Bangkok, Thailand 1991 Jan. 09-12 sponsored by FAO , Country representative.
o Second Meeting of the Governing Council of Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia, Bangkok Thailand, 1991 Jan. 15 – Jan. 18 . Country representative.
o Third Meeting of the Governing Council of Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia. Bangkok, Thailand, 1991 Jan. 15 – Jan. 18, Country representative.
o Fourth Meeting of the Governing Council of Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia, Hong Kong, 1992 Dec. 8 – 11.Country representative.
o Capacities and Needs on Sustainable Coastal/Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Management, International Business Centre, Yangon, Myanmar, 3-7 December, 1994.Country representative.
o Workshop on Managing People for Productivity in the Public Sector, Post Graduate Institute of Management, March 25, 1997, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Participant.
o National Consultation on Sustainable Livelihood Programme , Society for International Development, ISEC, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore, India, April 14-15, 1997.
o Ninth Governing Council Meeting of the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia, Hanoi, Vietnam, Dec. 15-18, 1997.Country Representative.
o FAO/NACA/OIE First Training Workshop on Regional Programme for the Development of Guidelines on Quarantine and Health Certification and Establishment of Information Systems for the Responsible Movement of Live Aquatic Animals in Asia. NACA, Bangkok, Thailand, Jan.16-20, 1998.Country representative.
o Fifth Meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee Meeting of NACA, Bhubaneswar, India, 2-5 June,1998. Member of the Technical Advisory Committee.
o Tenth Governing Council Meeting of the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia 8 –11th December, 1998, Tangerine Beach Hotel, Kalutara, Sri Lanka. Member, Governing Council.
o FAO/NACA/OIE Workshop for the Development of Technical Guidelines on Quarantine and Health Certification and the Establishment of Information Systems for the Responsible Movement of Live Aquatic Animals in Asia, NACA Headquarters, Bangkok, 1-5 February, 1999.Country representative.
o Regional Aquaculture Development Planning Workshop, Kanchanaburi, Thailand, 1-5 September 1999 , Country representative and Chairman of the Workshop..
o Meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group of Experts on Rural Aquaculture, Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission Bangkok, Thailand, 20-22 October 1999.Member of the Expert Group.
o Conference on Aquaculture in the Third Millennium Convention Centre,Central Grand Plaza, Bangkok, Thailand 20-25 February 2000: Panel Member
o 11th Governing Council Meeting of NACA, Bangkok, Thailand, 26-27 February 2000, as Member Governing Council
o Study tour of Aquaculture, Visit to Delhi and Cochin 27 March 2000 – 02 April 2000
o FAO/NACA/OIE, Final Workshop on Development of Guidelines for Aquatic Animal Health Certification and Quarantine, Beijing, China, 2000 June 27-30. Country Representative.
o 12th Meeting of the Governing Council Meeting of the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia , Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 29 November –02 December 2000. Member of the Governing Council.
o FAO Government of Australia Expert Consultation on Good Management Practices and Good Institutional and Legal Arrangements for Sustainable Shrimp Culture in cooperation with the World Bank, NACA, and the World Wide Fund for Nature, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4-7 December 2000. Member of Expert group.
o Study Tour on Cold Water Fisheries Development, Victoria Australia, 8-13 December 2000 , Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) 8 - 13 December 2000. as the Project coordinator.
o Meeting of the Committee appointed by the Governing Council of NACA to amend its Charter. 24-28 September 2001, Bangkok, Thailand.
o ASEAAN-SEAFDEC Conference on Sustainable Fisheries for Food Security in the New Millennium, Fish for People’ 19-24 November 2001, Central Grand Plaza Convention Centre, Bangkok, Thailand.
o 13th Governing Council Meeting of NACA, Pulau Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia 16-19 January 2002
o Aquafarmer-Agribusiness Seminar and Exhibition 16-19 Langkawi, Malaysia 16-19 January 2002
o FISHSTRAST Users’ Meeting, Bangkok, Thailand 19-21 February 2002, NACA Auditorium, Conducted by Royal Holloway University of London.
o Study visit to Wuxi, China 1 July-8July 2002, Sponsored by the Chinese Government
o International Symposium on Freshwater Prawn, Cochin, India 21-23 August 2003, College of Fisheries, Kerala Agricultural University
o Aquaculture Development Seminar 21-22 April 2004.Mt. Lavinia Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka NACA/NAQDA
o Regional Workshop on Special Programme for Food Security, Lombok, Indonesia, 27.11.04-4.12.04: FAO/SPFS
PAST MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES, BOARDS/COMMITTEES
o Served as Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Inland Fisheries Journal of Sri Lanka.
o Served as Member of the National Mangrove Committee of Sri Lanka (NATMANCO)
o Served as a Member of the Asian Fisheries Society (AFS)
o Served as Chairman of the Financial Committee for evaluation of financial proposals for the establishment of a Shrimp Hatchery Complex under the ADB funded Aquaculture Development Project. 648 SRI (SF), in Sri Lanka.
o Served as member of the Committee appointed by the Presidential Secretariat on the rehabilitation of Dutch Canal in Sri Lanka.
o Served as Member of the Inter-ministerial Scoping Committee on Environmental issues on Aquaculture Projects.
o Served as Member of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAS) (1991)
o National coordinator to the FAO/NACA/OIE Fish Health programme
o Member, Sri Lanka Association for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development.
o Chair of the Coordinating Committee, ACIAR Funded Project on Management strategies for enhanced fisheries production in Sri Lankan and Australian Lakes and Reservoirs PN /9440 & FIS /97/68
o Member, Steering Committee, Aquaculture Programme of the Canada Development Fund.
o Member, Steering Committee, Area Based Growth and Equity Project UNDP
o Member, Steering Committee, Fish in Irrigation Systems Project/CARE
o Member, Steering Committee - Food Security Project
TECHNICAL PAPERS PUBLISHED
o Beveridge M.C.M. , A.M. Jayasekara, K. Nissange, W.P.P. Abeydeera - 1986, Inland Fisheries & Aquaculture Development Study, Hambantota District, Sri Lanka.
o Jayasekara A.M.- 1982. Prawn Culture in Thailand and its scope for Development in Sri Lanka. Journal of Inl. Fish Vol. 1 PP 119 – 125.
o Jayasekara A.M.- 1986. Potential role of Inland Fisheries in Biological Control of Malaria, J. Inland Fish Vol. 3 PP 24 – 30.
o Jayasekara A.M. - 1986 . Management Strategies for Fisheries & Aquaculture in Mangrove Systems in Sri Lanka. Ed. By Mepham P.H. & Y. Petr 1987 . Papers contributed to the work-shop on strategies for the management of fisheries & aquaculture in Mangrove ecosystems, Bangkok, Thailand, 24 – 25 June 1986. FAO Fish Rept. 370 Suppl. 248 p.
o Jayasekara A.M.- 1988 . Use of common carp and Asian Major carps in the Fisheries Management of larger inland water bodies in Sri Lanka. 4th Session of the Indo-Pacific Fishery Commission Working Party of Experts on Inland Fisheries. Katmandu, Nepal 14-18 Sept. 1988.
o Balasuriya L.K.S.W and A.M.Jayasekara – 1990 . Fish Disease and Fish Health Management in Sri Lanka. Country Status Report presented at the workshop on fish Disease and Fish Health Management in Asia-Pacific Region, Pusan, Republic of Korea 08-15 Oct. 1990.
o Jayasekara, A.M. 1995Coastal Aquaculture and Sea Farming Development in Sri Lanka, Workshop on Coastal Aquaculture, Karachchi, Pakistan, December, 16-20, 1995, Karachchi, Pakistan..
o Jayasekara.A.M., 1998, Current status of aquaculture , fish diseases, quarantine and health certification in Sri Lanka.(paper submitted at FAO/NACA/OIE Workshop 16-20 Jan. Bangkok, Thailand.
o Jayasekara.A.M. and K.Thyaparan, 1996. Improving Management of Aquaculture in Sri Lanka, Country paper presented at the Seminar on Improving Management of Aquaculture in Asia, Report of an APO Seminar 8-16 May 1996, Taipei, Republic of China, Asian Productivity Organization. pp224-226.
o Jayasekara, A.M. 1998 , FAO Assistance for Research and Capacity Building in Shrimp Health Management: Objectives and Aspirations of the Technical Cooperation Project. National Workshop on Sustainable shrimp Farming - Issues and Challenges, 26-27 March, 1998. S.S. Sports Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka. (unpub).
o Jayasekara, A.M., 1998, Aquatic Resources, Status of their Utilization and Potential for Rural Development. Paper presented at the National Workshop on Aquaculture for rural development, Aquaculture Development Division of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and Food and Agriculture Organization, Sarasavipaya, Colombo, Sri Lanka,17-18 September,1998.(unpub).
o Jayasinghe, J.M.P.K. and A.M.Jayasekara, Research Needs, Priorities and Capacities in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka J. of Aquat. Sci. 4 (1999):1-11.
o Jayasekara, A.M. 1999,(un pub.) National Review of Development Experience in Rural Aquaculture in Sri Lanka, Paper presented at the Meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group of Experts on Rural Aquaculture, Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission Bangkok, Thailand, 20-22 October 1999.
o Jayasekara, A.M.,1999 (un pub.) Review of National Aquaculture Development (1980-2000) and the National Aquaculture Development Plan (2001-2020). Paper presented at the Regional Aquaculture Development Planning Workshop, Kanchanaburi, Thailand, 1-5 September 1999 .
o Jayasekara A.M. 2001,National Strategy of Aquatic Animal Health Management, Paper presented at the FAO/NACA/OIE, Final Workshop on Development of Guidelines for Aquatic Animal Health Certification and Quarantine, Beijing, China, 2000 June 27-30.
TERM PAPERS: REPORTS/WORKING PAPERS
o Jayasekara A.M. – 1983. A review of Aquaculture systems for the farming of Carnivorous species : Technical, Biological and Economic aspects : A term paper submitted as a partial fulfillment of the requirements for the training course for Senior Aquaculturists in Asia and the a Pacific Region. pp 67.
o Jayasekara A.M. – 1983. Rural Aquaculture : Roles and Trends of Development. A term paper submitted as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the training course for Senior Aquaculturists in Asia and the Pacific Region. Pp. 65
o Jayasekara A.M. ., and K.S.P Perera – 1981. Study Tour Report. Coastal Aquaculture Study Tour of Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore, 23rd August 1988 – 10th Sept. 1988. Sponsored by FAO/BOB Ministry of Fisheries.
o Jayasekara A.M. – 1989. NACA Regional Research Program in Epizootic Ulcerate Syndrome in Fish and the Environment. NACA Head Office, Bangkok, Thailand 27 pp.
EXTENSION MATERIAL PUBLISHED
A Brochure on Fish Culture in Ponds; A leaflet on Tilapia; A leaflet on Carp; A leaflet on Giant Gouramy; A leaflet on Rainbow Trout; A leaflet on Bighead Carp and Grass Carp; A leaflet on Milk fish; A pamphlet on Assistance for Fish Culture in ponds. A booklet on Cage culture of fish. A booklet on crab culture. A pamphlet on Inland fisheries in Sri Lanka
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