First urban agriculture book published in the Sinhala language
Sinhala is the mother tongue of the Sinhalese people, who make up the largest ethnic group in Sri Lanka, numbering about 15 million.
Pawele Arthikaya Nangwana Nagarika Krushikarmaya means 'Urban Agriculture that Improves Family Economy'
272 pages with pictures and line drawings.
Forward by Thusitha Malalasekera – Veteran Science Writer-cum-Health Communicator
The author trusts that the book fills very much needed gap in Sinhala Agricultural literature which paves the way to an active lifestyle change by guiding people for urban agriculture (UA) while observing the concept of the Family Business Garden (FBG). By so doing, the book fulfils one of the national needs in the country.
Dr. Ranasinghe earned his B.Sc. in Agriculture with Second Class Upper Division honors from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 1976, M.Sc. in Agricultural Extension from University Of Reading, UK in 1984 and read for the PhD. in Agricultural Policy and Management at the University of Manchester, UK in 1997. Dr. Ranasinghe has published a considerable number of research papers in national and international journals, made several extension research presentations and edited the Handbook on Crop Suitability of the Western Sri Lanka in 2000. He authored the widely circulated Manual of Low/No-Space Agriculture-cum-Family Business Gardens in 2009.
Pawule Arthikaya Nanwana Nagarika Krushikarmaya – ISBN 978-955-30-3782-4
Published by Godage Book Publishers,