Dr. D.A.C. Silva

Dr. D.A.C. Silva

Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer

PhD (Amsterdam), MPhil(Maastricht), MA, BA Honours (Colombo)

Email: suranga@econ.cmb.ac.lk
Telephone: +94 11 215 8486


Current Teachings

  • Macroeconomics
  • Tourism Economics


Research Interests

  • Tourism Economics and Hotel Management
  • Poverty Studies
  • Environmental and Natural resource economics
  • Eco tourism for sustainable tourism



Selected Publications

  • Sustainable Tourism development in Sri Lanka: An Appraisal of International Inbound Tourism Demand, the Tourism Industry and National Tourism Policy, Vrije University Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2002.
  • An Economy of Free Society by Solaman E, translated into Sinhala, funded by ICIDA, Marga Publication, 1994.
  • Foreign Direct Investment and Developing Countries, Economic Review, The Peoples’ Bank, 1994.
  • Promotion of Community based Sustainable Tourism in Monaragala District, MONDEP Research Project, University of Colombo, 2004.
  • Five Year Development Plan for North Western Province-2005
  • Identification of Economic Vulnerability of Tsunami Affected Fishing Community in Sri Lanka: A case study of tsunami affected fishing community in Kalutara District, University of Wayamba, Sri Lanka, 2007
  • Economic Evaluation of Eco-tourism Potentials in Up-country Tea Estates of Sri Lanka, University of Wayamba, Sri Lanka, 2006

Forthcoming publications

  • Promotion of Community-based Sustainable Tourism in Hatthikutchi Site of Kurunegala, JICA, Colombo.
  • Lobbying Issues of Local Private Sector on Tourism Development in Sri Lanka: A district and Provincial Level Analytical Report.
  • Community Based Tourism : Principle and Applications
  • Agrobased Tourism Potentials in Sri Lanka.