D.A.C. Silva

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

Senior Lecturer

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

Current Teachings
Tourism Economics

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



Selected Publications


  1. 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.
  2. An Economy of Free Society by Solaman E, translated into Sinhala, funded by ICIDA, Marga Publication, 1994.
  3. Foreign Direct Investment and Developing Countries, Economic Review, The Peoples’ Bank, 1994.
  4. Promotion of Community based Sustainable Tourism in Monaragala District, MONDEP Research Project, University of Colombo, 2004.
  5. Five Year Development Plan for North Western Province-2005
  6. 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
  7. Economic Evaluation of Eco-tourism Potentials in Up-country Tea Estates of Sri Lanka, University of Wayamba, Sri Lanka, 2006



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