Contact Details



 

Mr. B. M. N. Nishantha

Senior Lecturer-Grade II
MPhil. (Kelaniya, M.A.(Kel'ya),B.A. Hons (Kelaniya)

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Mobile : +94716086075

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Web links:

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Research Gate : https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Namal_Nishantha

 

 


Research Interest


Health Economics, Agriculture Economics, Environmental Evaluation, Applied Statistics

 


Publications and research experiences 

Journal Articles

International Indexed Journal

Mohottala G. Kularatne, Namal N. Balasooriya, Sean Pascoe, Clevo Wilson (2016) Is there a locational productivity advantage for rice cultivation? Results from a technical efficiency analysis of water use in Sri Lankan village irrigation systems. Environmental Economics and Policy Studies DOI:10.1007/s10018-016-0176-z http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10018-016-0176-z?no-access=true

Namal N. Balasooriya and M.G. Kularathne (2016) Trends of risk factors of completed suicide by gender and age, Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology, Vol 8(7), 115-120. DOI 10.5897/JPHE2016.0814 http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/JPHE/article-full-text-pdf/4C5F53059162

Namal N. Balasooriya (2016)Impact of the relationship between Body Mass Index (BMI) and food intake patterns on obesity among Undergraduates in Sri Lanka, IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science, Vol 5(3), 90-95. DOI: 10.9790/1959-0503069095 http://iosrjournals.org/iosr-jnhs/papers/vol5-issue3/Version-6/L0503069095.pdf

BMN Nishantha, MG Kularathna, WM Semasinghe, M Henegedara (2015)Economic Value of Water Functioning System of Paddy Field in Sri Lanka, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 5 (8(1)), 50-59

www.ijhssnet.com/journals/Vol_5_No_8_1_August_2015/8.pdf

BMN Nishantha, WM Semasinghe, MG Kularathne, K Gunarathna(2015)Impact of External Costs and Benefits of Paddy Farming in Sri Lanka, International Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research, 3 (03), 106-114

http://www.researchpublish.com/journal/IJSSHR/Issue-3-July-2015-September-2015/45

 

International Refereed Journal

Nishantha, B. M. N. (2014)  Influence of Paddy Farming Behavior on Human Health in Sri Lanka, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Thought, 04:  02.  267-275.

 

Local refereed journal

Nishantha BMN,(2005), Expanding of Commercial Bank & it’s High-tech services, Arthikavidta, Department of Economics, University of Kelaniya, vol05, No,01,p88-110

Nishantha BMN (2007), Contribution of Adams Smith’s Thoughts for the Development of Economic Thoughts, Arthikavidta,Department of Economics, University of Kelaniya, vol07, No,01,p 44-51

Nishantha BMN (2007), The Change of Consumption pattern of University Students, Pravanatha, Department of Economics, University of Kelaniya, vol03,p 09-28

Nishantha BMN (2008), Supply Side Economics in Economic Policy of United States,

Nishantha BMN (2008), Usage of Statistical Techniques for Sports Management, Vishranthi, Department of Sports Science and recreation Management, University of Kelaniya, Vol 01, p  01-12

Nishantha BMN  (2008) Women Contribution of Informal Economic Sector in Sri Lank, Review of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Kelaniya, vol 08, No 01, p 30-45


Papers Presented

International

Nishantha BMN, (2016) Use and economic burden of Social Network: Evidence from Government Employees in Sri Lanka, Third international conference on Social Sciences, Sri Lanka

Nishantha BMN, (2013) Influence of paddy farming behavior on human health in Sri Lana International conference of Art and Science, London, UK

Nishantha BMN, (2013), Influence of paddy farming behavior on human health in Sri Lana Second international conference on Social Sciences, Sri Lanka

Gamage BN and Nishantha BMN, (2012) Entrepreneurship Orientation towards Business Performance of Small and medium Scale Enterprises: Reference to Hambantota District, Sri Lanka International conference on entrepreneurship, Pori, Finland

Nishantha BMN, (2012) fair measures for realizing monetary values of externalities of paddy farming in Sri Lanka, Skype presentation, International conference on Asian Studies, NY, USA

Nishantha BMN, (2008): Impact of Trade Liberalization on Paddy and Rice Market in Sri Lanka First International Conference on Social Sciences, Sri Lanka

Local

Nishantha BMN (2007), Informal Economic Activity of Women in Sri Lanka, Annual Symposium of FGS, University of Kelaniya

Nishantha BMN (2008) Influence of Multimedia Assisted Teaching to Develop Achievements and Attitudes of the SubjectsAnnual Symposium of FGS, University of Kelaniya


Other Research Experiences

Have done a research about “Usage & Knowledge of High-Tech Banking services of Commercial Bank” for the First Degree Requirement.

Have worked as a research assistant to the research project entitled “Survey on Cultural Tourism of Anuradhapura” was conducted by the Department of Economics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2005.

Have worked as a coordinator of the research project entitled “Externalities of proposal Weeravila airport project in Hambanthota of Weeravilawas conducted by the Department of Economics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2007

Have worked as a coordinator of the research project entitled Progress of reconstructing process of Hambanthota district after Tsunamiwas conducted by the Department of Economics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2008

Have worked as a coordinator of the research project entitled “Externalities of Hambanthota of Port was conducted by the Department of Economics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2008

Have worked as a research assistant to the research project entitled Rural poverty in Sri Lanka”; Ph.D. Research of W.M. Semasinghe, 2010

Have worked as a research assistant to the research project entitled Cultivation changes of rural area”; Ph.D. Research of U.G. Chandresena, 2010

Conducted a research o project entitled “External costs and benefits of paddy farming’’ in Polonnaruwa, Kurunegala district, 2012

Have been working as a volunteer data analyzer in the Social Sciences Research Center of University of Kelaniya


Editorial Works and Review Panel

Chair a session in the first undergraduate research conference in Social Sciences-2015, faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya

Member of the abstract review board in the first International postgraduate research conference- 2015, faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya

Member of the abstract review board in the first undergraduate research conference in Social Sciences-2015, faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya

Member of the review panel of the Journal of Social Statistics, Vol 01, No 01, 2015

Member of the review panel of the Journal of Social Statistics, Vol 01, No 01, 2014

Member of editorial board of the Journal of Vishranthi, Department of Sports Science and Recreation Management, University of Kelaniya, vol 01, No.01, 2008

Member of editorial board of the Journal of Arthikavidya, Department of Economics, University of Kelaniya, vol07, No.01, 2007


 

 

 


Academic Honors and Awards


Senate award for international publication in 2015 presented by University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Senate award for international publication in 2016 presented by University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Gold medal winner for highest marks in undergraduate Programm  of Faculty of Social Sciences in 2006

Awarded the first price for highest marks in the Master of Arts (Economics) the University of Kelaniya in 2006/2007 academic year

Attended to Australia Awards Fellowship Program at the Griffith University, Brisbane in 2016

 


Teaching


Applied Multivariate Statistical Methods

Computer base data Analysis

Statistical Quality control

Sampling Methods

Basic Mathematics

 


Training and Workshop


GIS training at the Lund University Sweden in 2009

SPSS and Atlas ti. Training at the Stellenbosch University South Africa in 2012

Training on Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods conducted by HETC project in 2012

Training on Time series and panel data analysis using E-Views, NCAS Sri Lanka, 2016