Economics Archive

9 Dec 2010

Economics of Utilization of Fly Ash Originating From the Coal Power Plant, Norochcholai

B.R. Jayasekara and U.A.D.P. Gunawardena Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura , Sri Lanka A new type of a solid waste which is known as fly ash will be available in Sri Lanka
3 Mar 2010

Effects of abiotic environmental factors on fish yield from traditional stilt fishery in Southern Sri Lanka

M.C.L. Zoysa and U.P.K. Epa Stilt fishing is one of the traditional methods practiced in shallow water only in Southern coastal belt of Sri Lanka. Fishing is done with a rod and line while sitting on a
5 Feb 2010

Estimation of ecological footprint for Madurawala Divisional Secretariat area, Kaluthara District

W.D. Sepalika and U.A.D.P. Gunawardena The Ecological Footprint calculates the combined demand for ecological resources and presents them as the global average area needed to support a specific human activity. This quantity is expressed in units of
2 Feb 2010

Utilization of molluscs as a food resource among traditional communities in Kalpitiya Region (KR) of Sri Lanka

T. Siriwardana The present ethnography of fishing communities can be divided as; Deep sea fishing and Littoral – lagoonal fishing. Over the recent decades, the number of coastal zone users increased considerably and so has the nature
2 Feb 2010

Economic value of mangrove ecosystems in the Panama village, Ampara district:a case study

K. Wijayaweera1, S.P.N. Perera2 and V.A.P. Samarawickrama3 Sri Lanka encompasses a high diversity of coastal vegetation, specifically mangroves and these ecosystems have provided a wide array of goods and services, ranging from fishery, forest products and tourism
2 Feb 2010

Socio-economic factors affecting the technology adoption level of sugarcane in rainfed sector in Sevenagala

T.D.G.J. Peiris, N.R.Abeynayake and M.S. Perera Sugarcane (Saccharum spp) is an important commercial crop cultivated in Sri Lanka over an area of 18,500 hectors. At present domestic sugar production is 56,000 tones per annum, which was sufficient
2 Feb 2010

Economic valuation of conservation of genetic resources of wild rice relatives : Assessing the preferences of adjacent community for conserving Oryza granulata in the Wavulpane area

R. Dissanayake1, S. Guruge1, M. Udugama1, M.U. Jayasinghe1, U.A.D.P. Gunewardena2 R.P.L.C. Randeni and R.S.S. Rathnayake3 This study was aimed to achieve the specific objective of assessing the preferences of adjacent communities for utilization, benefit sharing and conservation
2 Feb 2010

Assessing the preferences of plant breeders for utilization, benefit sharing and priorization of conservation of wild rice relatives in Sri Lanka

S. Guruge1, R. Dissanayake1, M. Udugama1, M.U. Jayasinghe1, U.A.D.P. Gunewardena2, R.P.L.C. Randeni3 and R.S.S. Rathnayake3 The purpose of this study was to assess empirically the preferences of plant breeders for utilization, benefit sharing and conservation of the
2 Feb 2010

Community dependency on sand dunes for household income: Evidence from two coastal villages in Pottuvil

P. Sivarajah and M. Anas The eastern coast of Sri Lanka contains the longest stretch of sand dunes in the country. The Pottuvil sand dunes are a part of the sand dune series which extends from Pottuvil
21 Jul 2009

Evaluation of Socio-Economic status among estate workers in plantation sector

Tea, Rubber and coconut are the main commercial crops in Sri Lanka. Other than state owned plantations; regional plantation companies (RPCs), small holders and home gardens significantly contribute for the total production of them. Through contributing significantly