Dr. K.H. Sarananda

saranandaFood Research Unit
Department of Agriculture
Sri Lanka


Kalehe Hewage Sarananda is a Research Officer at the Department of Agriculture of Sri Lanka. Among his duties is the design and conduct of postharvest research, particularly on minimizing postharvest losses of fruits and vegetables and on strategies towards meeting the challenges of growers and traders. Technology transfer is also an important part of his responsibilities. Dr. Sarananda is a visiting lecturer in many universities in Sri Lanka and has served on advisory boards and committees on curricular development in a number of these. He has also served as Board Member of the Institute of Postharvest Technology, the Cthi Rich Food Processing Memorial Center, and of the Food Science and Technology, Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya. He has over 50 publications in his name. Dr. Sarananda has a PhD in Horticulture from the Wye College, University of London, United Kingdom. He earned his MSc in Horticulture from the University of the Philippines Los Baños, and his BSc in Agriculture from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.


Session 2D: Marketing of Fruits and Vegetables in Sri Lanka through Competitive Supply Chain Management