Herath - Agricultural Engineer - Kandy, Central Province, Sri Lanka

Kapila Herath

Kandy, Central Province, Sri Lanka


Agricultural Engineer


I am a hard worker who can work well under pressure. A team player but also work effectively with minimum supervision can provide a helpful attitude with strong innovative and creative ideas.

I am Diploma holder in Agriculture, with practical experience on Horticulture, management of green houses, Animal husbandry, Fertilizers, Agro chemicals, operations and maintenance of Agricultural machinery and Drip, Sprinkler irrigation systems.

Eleven years local & overseas experience in Management of Green houses, Nurseries, Horticulture, Animal husbandry, Farm & Project management at the University livestock farm Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Ellawella Horticulture Pvt, Ltd, Dambulla, Sri Lanka, Seagull Agricultural Project Maldives, Arab Qatari Agricultural Production Company, Doha, Qatar, Al Amal Agricultural Project in Kuwait and Abu Dhabi Farmer’s Services Centre under GRM International (Australia) as an International Farm Management Specialist.

I have further eight years experience in Agricultural Marketing on Agro chemicals, Fertilizer, Sprayers & Packing materials for fruit & vegetables, plants and tools as an Area Sales Manager.

Work History

Contract Farm Management Specialist

Abu Dhabi Farmers Services Center

June 2011 - January 2013

P. O. Box: 62534, Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates - UAE.

The Abu Dhabi Farmers' Service's Center (ADFSC) is an Abu Dhabi government initiative implemented to facilitate a change in the way agriculture and agribusinesses are conducted in the Western Region of the Abu Dhabi Emirate. This encompasses the entire spectrum from on-farm production to retail sales. The broader objective being to move agriculture from a government supported sector to a more market based sector. To do this end the Abu Dhabi Government has contracted GRM International (Australia) to facilitate the formation of the Abu Dhabi Farmers Service Centre with a view to have a fully functioning, locally managed organization in 2014.

➢ Functional and Technical
➢ Facilitate the development of whole farm plans for each nominated client farm;
➢ Formulate production plans for each client farm based on market information, physical
➢ feasibility and economic viability;
➢ Provide management, supervision, instruction and advice to farm workers to implement
➢ Production plans;
➢ Identify appropriate farm inputs to enable efficient production and assist management to find
➢ appropriate means of supply for these inputs;
➢ Identify plant and equipment requirements necessary to carry out farming activities and ➢ articulate these requirements to management;
➢ Implement planning, monitoring and evaluation procedures to ensure farm management
➢ activities are carried out efficiently and effectively;
➢ Visit contracted farms regularly to monitor activities;
➢ Provide brief monthly reports to management on the progress of activities;
➢ Provide a comprehensive report on each farm at the end of the season to contracted farmers and management;
➢ Identify opportunities for improvement in the skills and knowledge of national Contract Farm
➢ Managers, ADFSC extension staff and farm workers and articulate this information to management;
➢ Assist to identify and implement innovative farming...

Agriculture Engineer

Arab Qatari Agricultural Production Company

July 2009 - June 2011

Doha - Qatar.

Al Amal Agriculture Company W. L. L
P. O. Box: 2017, Safat,
13021 - Kuwait.

➢ Indoors and out door plant propagation, Nursery, Green house and outdoor vegetable Cultivation, landscaping and irrigation supervision and management.
➢ Land preparation planting and maintenance of Date palm and fodder crops (Alfalfa) over 120 hectares.
➢ Designing, Installation & Maintenance of Drip & Sprinkler irrigation systems for vegetables, floriculture, protected houses, landscaping and open field crops.
➢ Agronomic practices unique to micro irrigation technology as spacing & fertigation.
➢ Fertigation & water balancing for maximum yields of crops.
➢ Promoting the new methods of nursery practices.
➢ Consulting of all other Agronomic Practices. (land preparation, nursery management, propagation, planting, weed control, pest & disease control, irrigation management & post harvest technology)
➢ In charge of the workshop for maintenance of farm machinery, fiber, glass and green houses.
➢ Sales & dispatch of plants and trees to other nurseries & landscaping companies.

Farm Manager

Ellawalla Horticulture (Pvt) Ltd

July 2007 - July 2009

Sri Lanka.

➢ In charge of all farm management activities including land preparation, planting, fertilizing, harvesting up to the point of export on all field crops, dairy farming, machine milking, processing, biogas, & composting, grassland & fodder tree management, operation & maintenance of drip & sprinkler irrigation systems & farm machinery, sales and purchasing in an extent of 150 Ac.

Area Marketing Manager

Mc Larens International Limited

November 2002 - June 2007

Wattala Factory and whearehouse.
Wattala - Sri Lanka,

Area Marketing Manager

Anglo Fert - Anglo Chem Limited

November 1997 - October 2002

Hyde Park Conner,
Colombo - Sri Lanka.

Area Manager Plantations

A. Baur & Company Limited

June 1991 - October 1997

Grandpass Road,
Colombo - Sri Lanka.

➢ Marketing of Agro products - Agro Chemicals, Fertilizers, Spraying machines and Packing materials for fruits and vegetables to the cultivator sector (Paddy, Vegetable Cultivation and export foliage sector) and the Plantation sector ( Tea, Rubber & Coconut cultivation) through dealers, distributors and manage & operate of regional stores, overlooking the field sales officers, representatives. Promotional work, field demonstrations, advertising, set sales targets, and achieve targets.

Assistant Farm Manager

University Livestock Field Station

June 1988 - May 1991

Uda Peradeniya,
Peradeniya - Sri Lanka,

➢ Management of Livestock (cattle, sheep, goat, poultry, rabbit and swine) Grasslands & fodder trees & preparation of silage, Labour, Indenting of weekly performance reports & assists to conduct research activities with senior academic staff members of the Department of Animal Science

Qualifications & Certifications

Trinity College Institute of Agriculture

Post Harvest Management of Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

Ceylon Institute of Scientific & Industrial Research

Professional Selling

Sri Lanka Institute Of Marketing


Trinity College

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