Sri Lanka Agricultural Economics Association


Fredrick Abeyratne PhD
President 2011/2012
Sri Lanka Agricultural Economics Association

Born and raised in the suburbs of Galle in the southern Sri Lanka, Fredrick Abeyratne had his early education at Richmond College. He earned his B.Sc.Agriculture degree from the University of Peradeniya in 1974. After joining the Agrarian Training and Research Institute he had the opportunity to work on agrarian issues in many parts of the country. Fredrick earned his Ph.D. in agricultural production economics from Virginia Tech in 1986. He taught agricultural economics at the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture for almost 25 years and is a popular and well respected teacher. Fredrick was the National Program Officer at the United Nations Development Program till 2011.


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[ This biographical note was last updated on August 01, 2012 ]