Chatura is a senior research manager at LIRNEasia, where his main interests are sustainable agricultural production, agricultural markets, prices and value chain and environment and climate change. Chatura has over 10 years of experience as an economist and excelled in both qualitative and quantitative research.
Chatura’s current research work is focused on the supply of Ecological Goods and Services (EGSs), governance and innovation in agricultural value chains and climate resilient cities.
His current research work involves exploring the opportunity cost of supplying Ecological Goods and Services through agricultural production systems and willingness to pay for such services by the consumers. Chatura’s work has been published in the Australian Journal of Agriculture and Resource Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Empirical Economic Letters, South Asian Economic Journal, Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Journal of Advances in Economics and Business and many Local journals as well.
Previously Chatura worked at the United Nations as a Research Specialist and with Institute of Policy Studies as a Research Economist. He holds a Bachelor degree in Agricultural Economics from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, a Master of Science in Environment Economics from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, a Master of Science in Financial Economics from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, and a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Food Agriculture and Resource Economics from the University of Guelph, Canada.