Announcement of IRDG's new Executive Appointments

Announcement of IRDG's new Executive Appointments

Announcement of IRDG’s new Executive Appointments

S Rangarajah CEO IRDG and Naga Narendran (Director Operations) announced the appointments of  new IRDG Executives.

Executive Consultant Livestock    

Executive Team Dr Siva


Dr Cathiripillai Kidner Sivapalasingam B.V.Sc-University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Post Graduate Diploma Farming System Development. Executive Consultant Livestock IRDG.

Has over 25 years in the capacity of Government Veterinary Surgeon in various parts of Sri lanka. Positions held include Provincial Director – Dept. of. Animal Production & Health Northern Province, National livestock Development specialist (UN FAO), Vice president of the State Veterinary Association (SVA ), President of the SVA (Central Province), Member of the executive committee of SVA & Srilanka Veterinary Association(SLVA), Member of the advisory committee, Ministry of Agriculture (N.P).

Executive Consultant Agricultural projects

Executive Team Mr Jeganathan

Mahathevan Jehanathan B.Sc. Agricultural Entomology, M.Sc. (Forestry), M.A. (Sociology), Master of Bank Management

Has over 35 years professional experience that include as Assistant Director of Agriculture(Ext) North East Provincial Council and Northern Provincial Council, Community Development Specialist and Participatory Micro Project Development Specialist in the North-East Irrigated Agriculture Project (NEIAP), Subject Matter Specialist and  Training Officer  in the Department of Agriculture, National Training Specialist in Rebuilding Agricultural Livelihoods through Integrated Agricultural Recovery and Growth Programme funded by CIDA, National Project Coordinator in the Integrated Irrigation and Agricultural Livelihood Development Programme, funded by EU, Agro-Economist in Iranamadu Irrigation Development Project IFAD funded programme, Business Coaching Specialist in Sustaining and Nurturing Rural Agro Industrial Social Enterprises Project (SUNRISE) funded by OXFAM.

Project Executive

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Jeromias Chendooran BSc Agriculture (Hons), MBA Manipal University India. Project Executive/ Research Executive IRDG. Has over 10 years’ experience in the banking sector that includes as Project Executive of the Hatton National Bank and an I-NGO.


Naga commented that IRDG now has a great array of International and Local professionals in its executive team and also has a long list of international Sri Lankan professionals who would be available for specific assignments.

We believe our team will make significant contribution to post war community restoration and sustainable livelihood development. We now have fully fledged capacity in-house to action and operationalise community based project concepts already identified.

Mr Rangarajah said, we are now well equipped to make a significant contribution to reshape the rural economy by unleashing the productive energy of Micro and SM enterprises at the village level. Bottom-up wealth creation, connecting the villages directly to the value chain, eliminating long chain of intermediaries  and empowering women, all combined will restore our rural communities.

Naga Narendran

Naga Narendran ACMA, CPA, CGMA A Management Consultant with over 40 years of experience in Finance and large scale Business Project Management gained mainly in Australia and has served in senior executive positions in top tear corporations including IBM.

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