Lakshika Hasini Kahanda Kanaththege

Job description

PhD candidate, attached to the AFO-JIGG project at the Norwegian College of Fishery Sciences

Title of the PhD project: 'Autonomous Technologies & the Future of the Norwegian Small Scale Jigging Fishery; An Analysis of Possible Impacts, Needed Workforce Skills, and Future Business Models'.

Publications outside Cristin


KKLHasini, De Silva, WN and Santos, J. (2020) Small Pelagic Fish Value Chain and Its Contribution to Local Food Security: A Case Study in Gandara Fishing Village in Southern Coast of Sri Lanka, Tropical Agricultural Research, Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture( PGIA), Sri Lanka Vol. 31(3): 60-71


Amarasena TSD, Chandana EPS, Ratnasekera D., Hasini KKL (2021) Innovative strategic planning for a sustainable green university: University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, Proceedings, The 7th International (Virtual) Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings (IWGM 2021) .


Hasini, KKL, De Silva, WN and Santos, J. (2021) Fisheries Value Network Analysis: Exploring the Relationships and Intangibles, Proceedings, 18th Academic Session, University of Ruhuna.

Hasini, KKL, Wijeratne, M., De Silva, WN (2019) Role of Participatory Rural Appraisal in Planning Agricultural Development Programmes, Proceedings, 75th Annual Scientific Session of SLAAS Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of the Science (SLAAS) 2019.

Hasini, KKL, De Silva, WN, Santos, J. (2019) Small Pelagic Fish Value Chain and Its Contribution to Local Food Security in Southern Sri Lanka, Proceedings, 31st Annual Congress of the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture.

Hasini, KKL, De Silva, WN,Santos, J.,(2019) A Methodological Approach for Supply Chain and Value Chain Analysis with a Practical Application for Tuna Fish Value Chain in Sri Lanka, Proceedings, World Seafood Congress (WSC) 2019, Penang, Malaysia.

Hasini, KKL, Abeywickrama, LM, Gunasekara, SDW (2018) Development of a Sustainability Index to Measure the Performance of Farming Systems; Evaluation of Home Gardens of 'Ran Aswanu' Project of Galle District, Proceedings, International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment (ISAE) 2018, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.


Nilantha De Silva and KKL Hasini (2019) "Agriculture: Past Questions & Answers with Theories". A Sinhala publication ISBN: 978-624-95853-0-6(Selected to Publish as a supplementary book for A/L Agriculture New Syllabus by the Educational Publication Department)

Nilantha De Silva, Mahinda Wijeratne and KKL Hasini (2019) "Business Planning for Small-scale Entrepreneurs", Published with the financial assistance of the L3F project, Commonwealth of Learning (COL) (A Sinhala Publication) ISBN: 978-955-54516 -3-5. page 120.

Research interests

  • Impact assessment of future technologies
  • Skills anticipation and skills gap analysis 
  • Business models
  • Value chain, supply chain and value network analysis
  • Small Scale Fisheries


 Teaching assistant : FSK-3551 Mini Research Project

Member of research group

Member of project


2018-2020 Master of Philosophy in Fisheries Economics, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. Thesis Title: Fisheries Value Chain Analysis with Special Reference to Case Studies in Southern Coast of Sri Lanka.

2018 Postgraduate Training at the Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics, UiT- the Arctic University of Norway (Exchange student of the Eramsus+ Global Mobility Programme)

2014-2017 Bachelor of Science (Agribusiness Management), Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka