Bhathiya Kekulandala

Bhathiya Kekulandala is a post graduate in Biodiversity and Environmental Management based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. His academic and professional training is on Ecology, Ecosystems Services and Climate Change. He has been working with Practical Acton since 2007, now providing consultancy services to Practical Action Consulting UK and for their climate change project (which he also managed from 2010 to March 2013). In 2012, he became a member of board of directors for a local company, “Janathakshan GTE LTD”. Prior to his work with Practical Action, Bhathiya worked for International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Sri Lanka country office and remains involved in several research projects with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Australia and with Christian Aid/UKAID. Bhathiya also works with government agencies and is actively engaged in the development of several national level initiatives. In addition he collaborates with, and contributes to: Climate Action Network of South Asia (CANSA), Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN), Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network (AECEN) and is a member of IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM) and Sri Lanka Association of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (SLAFAR).