Dr Sundara Mawalagedera, 2023–24
Sundara is an accomplished agricultural scientist. Her research focused on deciphering the interactions between the environment and germplasms on the nutraceuticals, growth, development, and yield in horticultural and grain crops. Driven by a passion for evidence-based policy interventions, Sundara aims to enhance livelihoods, resilience, and sustainability of the ecosystems and their stakeholders.
Sundara is hosted by the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water.