||Adviser on conservation of forest genetic resources, Danida Forest Seed Centre. Evaluation of an international network of in situ and ex situ forest gene conservation stands (in collaboration with FAO). Development of conservation plans for selected timber species. Conduction of training courses on biodiversity and conservation. Botanical sampling, registration of biodiversity and processing of data for the conservation review on Sri Lanka´s forests. Preparation of management plans for wet zone conservation areas. Collection and classification of gingers, identification of centres of diversity and assessment of potential use in agroforestry projects and medicine.