Susantha Jayasinghe is the thematic lead for Agriculture and Food Security of SERVIR-Mekong. He is also the production lead of Regional Drought and Crop Yield Information System (RDCYIS) and technical lead of Virtual Rain and Stream Gauge Information System (VRSGIS). He specializes in collecting and analyzing climate and weather information, weather and climate modeling, applied geoinformatics and ICT. His professional background is in meteorological and climatological modeling, forecasting and early warning systems including data processing, numerical weather prediction, post processing, analysis and visualization, access of data from various sources, hardware and software configuration and installation, implementation of forecasting and early warning systems in national meteorological and hydrological services. In addition, he has experiences in implementation of projects on extreme event modeling, risk assessments, knowledge portal development, tools development for geospatial data sharing, design and implementation of ICT and computing infrastructure for processing, monitoring and exchange of meteorological and hydrological data and scientific modeling and analysis for weather forecasting and early warning systems.
Susantha holds a master’s degree in science (MSc) in GIS and Remote Sensing from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and bachelor’s degree in physical science from University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.