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B.A., M.A.(S.J'pura), Ph.D.(JNU)

 


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Department of Sociology,University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

 

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Rural social change in Sri Lanka













  • Life Member of Sri Lanka Association of Advancement of Science,
  • Life Member of Population Association of Sri Lanka,
  • Member of Sociological Association of Sri Lanka

Professor / Senior Lecturer (Grade I)

Main Field:

Social Anthropology/Sociology

Sub Field:

Sociological Theory, Research Methodology, and Development Sociology

Field

Institution

Year

Community Forestry

Forest Department and UNDP

2014/15

Urban Development

Ministry of Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage, Sri Lanka and World Bank

2014

Policy Formation (Family)

Ministry of Social Services, Sri Lanka

2012/14

Public Health

National Research Council, Sri Lanka and University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

2014

Political Culture

PAFFREL Sri Lanka

2014

Climate Resilience and Disaster Management

Ministry of Irrigation and Water Management, Sri Lanka and World Bank

2014

Renewable Energy

Asian Development Bank and Energy Effergia, Spain

2013/14

Resettlement

Road Development Authority, Sri Lanka

 

Social Safeguard

Asian Development Bank/Road Development Authority of Sri Lanka/Ministry of Local Governance and Provincial Councils. SL.

2006-date

Resettlement

Asian Development Bank/ National Energy Promotional Centre, Nepal

Road Development Authority of Sri Lanka

2010-date

Social Development

Asian Development Bank/SMEC International, Nepal

2009

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Plan International/Sri Lanka

Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka

2007

2010

Disaster Management

Disaster Management Council of Sri  Lanka and Sewa Lanka Foundation

2004-05

Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis

Sri Lanka Association of Advancement of Science, Health Education Bureau, Ministry of Health and WHO

2011-14

Program Evaluation

Government of Sri Lanka, Anti-Malaria Campaign, Asian Development Bank, Oriental Consultants (Japan), World Vision Lanka

2005-2011

Capacity Development

Asian Development Bank/ Infrastructure Development Company Limited, Bangladesh

2009-10

Community Mobilization

Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya and WHO

2006-10

Benefit Monitoring

Oriental Consultant, Japan and Asian Development Bank

 

Research Project I:

Research Title:

Citizens’ Role in Transforming the Political Culture of Sri Lanka

Research Area:

Political culture, democracy, Civil Society Participation.

Project Location:

Selected 15 districts covering all provinces

Nature of Research:

Conduct a research using quantitative and qualitative techniques with key stakeholders of democracy

Collaborative Institutes:

Institute for Development Research and Consultancy Pvt. Ltd. (IDRC)

Funding Organization:

Peoples’ Action for Free and Fair Election (PAFFREL)

Year of Commencement:

2014 – 2015

Capacity of Involvement:

Principal Investigator

Area of Consultancy

Consultancy Capacity

Institution/s

Country

Year Commenced

Year Completed

Policy Formation

Family Policy for Sri Lanka

Ministry of Social Services, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

October 2012

December 2014

Resettlement Planning

Preparing Resettlement Action Pans and Social Impact Assessment for EIA of Northern Expressway Project

Road Development Authority, Sri Lanka.

SMEC International and Skills International, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

September 2013

November 2014

Qualitative Data Collection, Analysis, Use software – Atlas.ti and report production

Capacity Building of Health Education Officers in Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis

Health Education Bureau, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

August 2014

August 2014

Social Safeguard

Scaling-up Renewable Energy Project, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Government of Maldives

Asian Development Bank

Maldives

May 2014

July 2014

Social Safeguard

Scaling-up Renewable Energy Project, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Government of Maldives

Effergy International, Sweden

Maldives

September 2013

March 2014

Resettlement planning

Improvement of A 002 and A 003 Roads. Preparation of Social Impact Assessment and Resettlement Plans.

Ministry of Ports and Highways, Road Development Authority

Sri Lanka

January 2013

April 2013

Resettlement planning

Scaling-up Renewable Energy Project

Asian Development Bank, Alternative Energy Promotion Centre, Ministry of Environment and Technology, Government of Nepal.

Nepal

June 2012

January 2013

Program Evaluation

Malaria Free Country by 2014 – Independent Evaluation

Anti-Malaria Campaign, Ministry of Health, Government of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

February 2012

March 2012

Program Evaluation

Program Evaluation of the Poverty Alleviation Program - Dayata Kirula, Anuradhapura - 2012

Government of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

January 2012

February 2012

Social Safeguard

Capacity Development of Infrastructure Development Company Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Asian Development Bank

Bangladesh

July 2011

August 2011

Social Safeguard

Capacity Development of Infrastructure Development Company Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Asian Development Bank

Bangladesh

January 2011

March 2011

Qualitative Research

Political Mapping Exercise of Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights

Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

November 2010

January 2011

Program Evaluation

Benefit Monitoring and Assessment of ADB - Conflict Affected Areas Rehabilitation Project

Oriental Consultants (Japan)

Sri Lanka

October 2010

January 2011

Program Evaluation

Re-investigation the Income Restoration Program Implemented by the STDP

Asian Development Bank

Sri Lanka

September 2010

December 2010

Social Safeguard

Preparing the West Seti Hydroelectric Project, Nepal

Asian Development Bank

Nepal

August 2009

December 2009

A Member of International Advisory Committee for the 11th International Conference on Sri Lanka Studies, at University of Portsmouth, UK, held on 1-3 November 2007.

A Member of Advisory Committee for the International Conference on Identity, Cultural Pluralism and State at the India International Centre, New Delhi, February 27 – March 01 2006. Organized by Anthropological Survey of India, Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Coordinator: 10th International Conference on Sri Lankan Studies, which organized during 16th to 18th December 2005 at University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

Proponent and Coordinator: Baseline Survey of Tsunami affected Families in the affected District in Sri Lanka, for the Human Disaster Management Council: designed the questionnaire for all Universities who conduct the above survey in respective affected Districts in Sri Lanka, 31st December 2004.

Member: National Advisory Committee and Convener of the Sub-committee for Raising Funds for the 9th International Conference on Sri Lankan Studies, held on 28th to 30th November 2003 at University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka.

Member of Review Committee for the Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) – Proposed Southern Extension of the Baseline Road Project, Outer Circular Road, and Mini Hydropower Station at Kitulgala handled by Central Environmental Authority, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka.

Consultant: Presidential Committee for the Rehabilitation of Young Political Revolutionists in 1998/99 JVP Insurrection, appointed by His Excellency R. Premadasa, the President of Sri Lanka, 1990 – 1993.

Dianetics – Modern Science of Mental Health, by L. Ron Hubbard, Translated into Sinhala, 1999, New-Era Publication, Denmark.

‘Social Scientists in National and International Development: Towards a New Identity’, in Economic Review, Vol. 42, June 2015. Principal Author, Research Division, Peoples’ Bank, Sri Lanka.

‘Community Mobilization and Household Level Waste Management for Dengue Vector Control in Gampaha District of Sri Lanka; An Intervention Study,’ in Pathogens and Global Health, 2012. Core Authors: W. Abeyewickreme, A. R. Wickremasinghe, Johannes Sommerfeld, and Axel Kroeger, VOL. 106 NO. 8, Published by W. S. Maney & Son Ltd.

'Emerging Sexual Vulnerability Among Adolescents and Youth in Sri Lanka' in Population, Gender and Reproductive Health, 2011. Core Author:  Indralal Silva, Editors: F. Ram, Sayeed Unisa and T.V. Sekher, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, India.

'Indigenous Peoples and Ethnic Minorities' Contribution towards Environmental and Social Safeguards in Rural Nepal' in International Conference on EchoHealth 2010, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London and International Association of Ecology and Health (IAEH), August 18-20, 2010.

'Effectiveness of Prevention Dengue through Community Participation and Environment Friendly Solid Waste Management: Sri Lankan Experience' in International Conference on EchoHealth 2010, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London and International Association of Ecology and Health (IAEH), August 18-20, 2010. Core Authors:  W. Abeyewickreme, and A.R. Wickremasinghe.

Patterns of Sexual Vulnerability among Adolescents and Youths in Sri Lanka, Core Authors:  Indralal Silva, Roy Perera, In Asian Population Studies, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Routledge Publication, 2009.

Need of Infrastructure Development for the Development of a Country”, 399-405, In ABHISTHWA (The Felicitation Journal of Rev. Udugampola Gunananda), 2009

'Social and Cultural Obstacles of Waste Management and Vector Borne Diseases Control in Sri Lanka' in The Second International Conference on Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, Phuket, Thailand, 15-17 October 2008.

Applied Sociology: Theory and Application, 2007, Malinga Publishers, Kadawatha, Sri Lanka.

Importance of Sinhala and Tamil New Year Customs: A Sociological Analysis”, pp 35-36, In SURYA MANGALYA – 2006 Published by Department of Cultural Affaires, Colombo, 2006.

Woman and Transformation of Social Challenges: A Sociological Analysis of Women in a Up- country Village in Sri Lanka, in Partners for Progress, Journal of the National Committee on Women, Ministry of child Development and Women Empowerment, 2005.

Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Tsunami Victims’ Livelihood, in Economic Review, Vol. 31, Number 1-4, April-July 2005, Research Department, People’s Bank, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Village Studies in Sri Lanka: Yesterday and Tomorrow, in Journal of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2005.

Village Studies in Sri Lanka: Yesterday and Tomorrow”, pp. 01-21 in Journal of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2004

Social Cost of War: Sri Lankan Experiences”, pp. 135-154, In DINESA Volume I, The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Colombo, 2003

Divorce as a Social Problem, in PRAVĀDA, The Journal of Social Scientists’ Association of Sri Lanka, Social Scientists’ Association of Sri Lanka, Colombo, 2003.

Sociological Theory, 1998, Malinga Publishers, Kadawatha, Sri Lanka.

History of Rehabilitation”, pp.129-141, In SAMĀJA SAMĪKSHĀ (The Journal of Sociology) Vol. 2, Department of Sociology, University of Kelaniya, 1998

History of Functionalism”, pp.21-28, In SAMĀJA SAMĪKSHĀ (The Journal of Sociology) Vol. 2, Department of Sociology, University of Kelaniya, 1998

Sociological Theory and Evolutionism”, pp.177-184, In SARASAVI (The University) Vol. 1, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, 1998,

Crime, Delinquency and Rehabilitation, 1998, Malinga Publishers, Kadawatha, Sri Lanka.

Sociological Theory, Conflict Theory and Neo-Marxist School”, pp.116-129, in Journal of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Colombo, 1997.

Crime Control and Punishment”, pp. 127-138, In SAMĀ (The Journal of Sociology and Anthropology), Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Sri Jayawardanepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka, 1994.

History of Prisons”, pp.29-38, In SAMĀJA SAMĪKSHĀ (The Journal of Sociology), Vol. 1, Department of Sociology, University of Kelaniya, 1994,

Introduction to Criminology, 1991, Author Publication, Kadawatha, Sri Lanka

“Public Lecture on ‘Political Culture in Sri Lanka: An Analysis of Citizens’ Role in Politics’”, Presented at Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo, Sri Lanka 29 April 2015.

“Asceticism and the Present State of Buddhism in Sri Lanka”, Presented at The Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University, USA, 10 December 2014.

“Social Impact of Livelihood Support Programs in Rural Society of Sri Lanka: A Case Study of Dry Zone Livelihood Support and Partnership Program in Monagragala District”, Presented and published at Annual Session (2014) of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo, Sri Lanka 03 December 2014.

“Social and Cultural Obstacles of Waste Management and Vector Born Diseases Control In Sri Lanka”, Presented and published at The Second International Conference on Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, Phuket, Thailand, 15-17 October 2008.

“Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of the Community on Dengue Infection in Gampaha District of Sri Lanka", By: Dr. K. Karunathilake (Principal Author), Dr. Abeyewickreme, and Prof. Rajitha Wickramasinghe. Presented and published at International Conference on Social Sciences, Sri Lanka – 2008, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 18-20 July 2009.

“Threat of Dengue: Insider’s and Outsider’s View”, By: Presented and published at International Conference on Social Sciences, Sri Lanka – 2008, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 18-20 July 2009.

“Impact of Area Development Program for Children’s Educational Development in Rural Society of Sri Lanka”, Presented and published at International Conference on Social Sciences, Sri Lanka – 2008, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 18-20 July 2009.

“Towards an Innovative Approach to Control Dengue: Bio-Social Study in Gampaha District, Sri Lanka”, By: Dr. Abeyewickreme, and Prof. Rajitha Wickramasinghe, Dr. K. Karunathilake (Co-Author), H. A. D. C. Hapangama. Presented and published at International Conference on Social Sciences, Sri Lanka – 2008, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 18-20 July 2009.

 

“Patterns of Change in the Rural Society of Sri Lanka: An Anthropological Study of Village Teripahe”,  presented to the Committee of South Asian Studies as well as the Department of Anthropology, Harvard University,  Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 18 December 2007.

“Role and Impact of NGOs in Post-Tsunami Activities: With Special Attention to Southern and Western Provinces of Sri Lanka”, presented to the Faculty Members and Postgraduate Students, Ibaraki University, Hitachi, Japan, 18 December 2007.

“Effects of Small Arms and Light Weapons on communities: with Special Reference to Non-Conflict Regions of Sri Lanka”, presented to the 11th International Conference on Sri Lankan Studies, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK, 1-3 November 2007.

“International Development Agencies Intervention in Infrastructural Development: A Case of ADB Intervention in Road Sector Development in Sri Lanka”, presented to the 11th International Conference on Sri Lankan Studies, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK, 1-3 November 2007.

 

“Social Cost of the War”, Workshop on Good Governance and Peace Building, organized by Centre for Policy Alternatives, Presented at Hilltop Hotel, Kandy, 25th August 2006.

 

“Services & Facilities of NGOs Towards Self Employment & Small Scale Industries”, seminar on Livelihood Development in Tsunami Affected Areas through Science & technology Information, 26th & 27 October 2006, organized by National Science Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

“Effects of Corruption, Financial and Social Cost of Corruption”, workshop on training of trainers on Future Democracy and Good Governance, organized by Centre for Policy Alternatives, 25th August 2006.

 

“Caste, Kinship and Marriage in a Traditional Village of Sri Lanka:
Emerging Challenges to Identity”
, International Conference on Cultural Plurality, State and Identity, Organised by Anthropological Survey of India, New Delhi, 28 February-1st of March 2006.

“Continuity and Change of Caste Identities in a Traditional Sinhala Village in Sri Lanka”, presented to an International Conference on Sociology Towards Asia, organized by Centre for Study Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. 27-29 January 2006

 

“Graduate Unemployability: Values and Perspectives”, presented to the 10th International Conference on Sri Lankan Studies, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 26-28 December 2005.

 

“Changes Took Place in the Post Independence Sri Lanka”, Presented to the Inter-University Dialogue (Sociology), at Hotel Thilanka, Kandy, Sri Lanka, October 06th – 08th 2005. Sponsored by Centre for Policy Alternatives, Sri Lanka.

Findings of the Tsunami Baseline Surveys” in collaboration with Mr. U. A. Chandrasena, Senior Lecturer/Geography, University of Kelaniya at the One-Day Seminar on Tsunami Disaster and Disaster Management: Sri Lankan Experience, Sponsored by Concern Worldwide – Ireland and Sewa Lanka Foundation at the Auditorium, Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo, 07th April 2005

 

“Imagined and Real Identity in a Kandyan Village in Sri Lanka”, presented to the Leonard Wolf Memorial International Conference, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, 18-19 December 2004.

 

“Caste, Land Ownership, and Poverty in a Kandyan Village in Sri Lanka”, presented to the 9th International Conference on Sri Lankan Studies, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, 28-30 November 2003.

 

“Social and Cultural Changes in a Traditional Sinhala Village of Sri Lanka: (Pul Eliya – a village in Medawachchiya Divisional Secretariat Division of Anuradhapura District)” presented to the Annual Research Symposium 2002, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya.

 

“Changes in the Rural Society of Sri Lanka: (Teripahe – a village in Walapane Divisional Secretariat Division of Nuwara Eliya District)” presented to the Annual Research Symposium 2001, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya.

 

SINHALA SHA DRAVIDA ALUTH AVRUDU CHARITHRAWALA SAMAJA VIDYATHMAKA WATINAKAMA (Importance of Sinhala and Tamil New Year Customs: A Sociological Analysis) in SURYA MANGALYA – 2006 Published by Department of Cultural Affaires, Colombo, 2006.

Woman and transformation of Social Challenges: A sociological Analysis of Women in a Up County Village in Sri Lanka, in Partners for Progress, Journal of the National committee on Women, Ministry of child Development and Women Empowerment, 2005.

Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Tsunami Victim’s livelihood, in Economic Review, Vol. 31, Number 1-4, April-July 2005, Research Department, People’s Bank, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Village Studies in Sri Lanka: Yesterday and Tomorrow, in Journal of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2005.

Divorce: as a Social Problem, in PRAVĀDA, The Journal of Social Scientists’ Association of Sri Lanka, Social Scientists’ Association of Sri Lanka, Colombo, 2003.

YUDDAYĒ SAMĀJĪYA BALAPĒMA: SRI LANKAVĒ ATHDEKĪM (Social Cost of War: Sri Lankan Experiences) in DINESA, The Journal Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Colombo, 2003.

SAMĀJA VIDYĀ NYĀYA, GATTANAVĀDAYA SAHA NAWA MĀRKSHVĀDI GURUKULAYA (Sociological Theory, Conflict Theory and Neo-Marxist School) in Journal of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Colombo, 2000, pp.116-129.

BUDUDAHAMA SAHA APA IDIRIYĒ ETHI ABHIYŌGA (Buddhism and Challenges around Us) in SRI GNĀNĀNANDA SAMBHĀWANĀ (The Felicitation Journal of Rev. Sri gnānānanda) Rev. D. Indasiri (ed), Paramartha Dharmakara Pirivena, Kelaniya, 1998, pp.102-106.

PUNARUTHTHĀPANAYĒ ITHIHĀSAYA (History of Rehabilitation) in SAMĀJA SAMĪKSHĀ (The Journal of Sociology) Vol. 2, Department of Sociology, University of Kelaniya, 1998, pp.129-141.

SAMĀJA VIDYĀ NYĀYA SAHA PARINĀMAYA (Sociological Theory and Evolutionism) in SARASAVI (The University) Vol. 1, Faculty of Social sciences, University of Kelaniya, 1998, pp.177-184.

KRUTHYAVĀDAYA ITHIHĀSAYA (History of Functionalism) in SAMĀJA SAMĪKSHĀ (The Journal of Sociology) Vol. 2, Department of Sociology, University of Kelaniya, Colombo, 1998, pp.21-28.

ĀDARAYA YANU PERAHANAYAKI SAHA YATHŪKARMAYAKI (Love is a Filter and a Ritual) in SANNIVĒDAKAYĀ (The Communicator) Vol. 2, Department of Mass Communication, University of Kelaniya, 1998, pp.25-26.

HANDINVĒA (Introduction) in NUWARA KALAVIYE SAMĀJA SAMBANDĀTHA 1815-1900 (Social Relationships in Nuwara Kalaviye 1815-1900) by Dr. Ukkubanda Karunananda, 1995, Abaya Publishers, Kadwatha, Sri Lanka,

pp.vii- xiv.

APARĀDA PĀLANAYA SAHA DANDUWAMA (Crime Control and Punishment) in SAMĀ – The Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Sri Jayawardanepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka, 1994, pp.127-138.

BANDANĀGĀRA WALA ITHIHĀSAYA (History of Prisons) in SAMĀJA SAMĪKSHĀThe Journal of Sociology, Vol. 1, Department of Sociology, University of Kelaniya, 1994, pp.29-38.

An Environmental Impact Assessment on Second International Airport at Weeravila, Hambantota proposed by Airport Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka, Worked as a Sociologist with regard to resettlement and other social issues, October 2007.

A Study on Social Impact Assessment of Community Development Activities Carried out in Kotawehera DSD by the World Vision-Sri Lanka, worked as Team Leader of the study, April 2007.

Social Assessment of A 12 (Puttlum-Anuradhapura road section), a report prepared as a requirement of Project Cycle of ADB funded road development projects, April 2007.

Initial Poverty and Social Assessment of A 12 (Puttlum-Anuradhapura road section), a report prepared as a requirement of Project Cycle of ADB funded road development projects, April 2007.

Social Assessment of A 06 (Habarana-Kanthale road section), a report prepared as a requirement of Project Cycle of ADB funded road development projects, April 2007.

Initial Poverty and Social Assessment of A 06 (Habarana-Kanthale road section), a report prepared as a requirement of Project Cycle of ADB funded road development projects, April 2007.

A National Survey on Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons in Sri Lanka, Worked as team Leader for Focused Group Discussions, Sponsored by UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs and disarmaments Affairs, coordinated by Saferworld-UK, National Commission on Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons-Sri Lanka, February 2007.

Land Acquisition and Resettlement Survey of A 06 (Habarana-Kanthale road section), in order to develop Resettlement Plan covering fully and partially affected persons due to road development (widening) project, December 2006.

Land Acquisition and Resettlement Survey of A 12 (Puttlum-Anuradhapura road section), in order to develop Resettlement Plan covering fully and partially affected persons due to road development (widening) project, November 2006.

A Baseline Survey on Plantation Community in Nuwara Eliya District (Five Selected Estates), in order to plan a short-term community development program in these estates, by CARE Sri Lanka, Worked as the Team Leader of the Study, November 2006.

An Environmental Impact Assessment on Combined Cycle Power Plant at Kerawalapitiya in Wattala DSD proposed by Lanka Transpormer’s Limited, Worked as a Sociologist with regard to resettlement and other social issues, October 2006.

A Study on Social Impact Assessment of Community Development Activities Carried out in Lunugamwehera DSD by the World Vision-Sri Lanka, worked as Team Leader of the study, October 2006.

A Rapid Assessment on Socio-Cultural Impact of Southern Transport Development Project – ADB Section, Funded by ADB/Manila August 2006.

A Survey on Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons in Hambantota District, Worked as team Leader for Focused Group Discussions, Sponsored by UNDP, coordinated by Saferworld-UK, and National Commission on Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons-Sri Lanka, May 2006.

A Study on Effects of Small Arms and Light Weapons on Communities, which requested by the People’s Action for Free & Fair Elections and Oxfam-UK, April 2006.

A Study on Social Impact Assessment of Community Development Activities Carried out in Galenbindunuweva DSD by the World Vision-Sri Lanka, worked as a Team Leader of the study, December 2005.

A Feasibility Study on Livelihood Enhancement of Tsunami Victims in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka, Research Project Conducted Jointly by The Department of Sociology, University of Kelaniya and Sewa Lanka Foundation, January 2006.

A Survey on Livelihood Assessment of Tsunami Victims in the Western Province of Sri Lanka, Research Project Conducted Jointly by The Department of Sociology, University of Kelaniya and Sewa Lanka Foundation, 2005.

A National Survey on Reproductive and Sexual Health in Sri Lanka granted by the Plan International Sri Lanka and undertake by Infotechs-Ideas Consultancy Service, Colombo 04, worked as a Social Anthropologist, 2005.

Baseline Survey of Tsunami affected Families in the Western Province, conducted by the University of Kelaniya which requested by the Human Disaster Management Council. Colombo, Sri Lanka, 31st December 2004 – 19th January 2005.

On-going Research

Eco-Bio and Social Research on Dengue in Gampaha District”, Funded by WHO, Collaborate research project with Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, Working as a Key Researcher in Social Aspects, 2007-2008.

Patterns of Sexual Behaviour among the Villagers in a Remote Village of Walapane Region of Sri Lanka”, granted by the University of Kelaniya.

Research Abstracts

“Social and Cultural Obstacles of Waste Management and Vector Born Diseases Control In Sri Lanka”, Presented and published at The Second International Conference on Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, Phuket, Thailand, 15-17 October 2008.

“Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of the Community on Dengue Infection in Gampaha District of Sri Lanka", By: Dr. K. Karunathilake (Principal Author), Dr. Abeyewickreme, and Prof. Rajitha Wickramasinghe. Presented and published at International Conference on Social Sciences, Sri Lanka – 2008, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 18-20 July 2009.

“Threat of Dengue: Insider’s and Outsider’s View”, By: Presented and published at International Conference on Social Sciences, Sri Lanka – 2008, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 18-20 July 2009.

“Impact of Area Development Program for Children’s Educational Development in Rural Society of Sri Lanka”, Presented and published at International Conference on Social Sciences, Sri Lanka – 2008, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 18-20 July 2009.

“Towards an Innovative Approach to Control Dengue: Bio-Social Study in Gampaha District, Sri Lanka”, By: Dr. Abeyewickreme, and Prof. Rajitha Wickramasinghe, Dr. K. Karunathilake (Co-Author), H. A. D. C. Hapangama. Presented and published at International Conference on Social Sciences, Sri Lanka – 2008, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 18-20 July 2009.

“Patterns of Change in the Rural Society of Sri Lanka: An Anthropological Study of Village Teripahe”,  presented to the Committee of South Asian Studies as well as the Department of Anthropology, Harvard University,  Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 18 December 2007.

“Role and Impact of NGOs in Post-Tsunami Activities: With Special Attention to Southern and Western Provinces of Sri Lanka”, presented to the Faculty Members and Postgraduate Students, Ibaraki University, Hitachi, Japan, 18 December 2007.

“Effects of Small Arms and Light Weapons on communities: with Special Reference to Non-Conflict Regions of Sri Lanka”, presented to the 11th International Conference on Sri Lankan Studies, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK, 1-3 November 2007.

“International Development Agencies Intervention in Infrastructural Development: A Case of ADB Intervention in Road Sector Development in Sri Lanka”, presented to the 11th International Conference on Sri Lankan Studies, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK, 1-3 November 2007.

“Social Cost of the War”, Workshop on Good Governance and Peace Building, organized by Centre for Policy Alternatives, Presented at Hilltop Hotel, Kandy, 25th August 2006.

“Services & Facilities of NGOs Towards Self Employment & Small Scale Industries”, seminar on Livelihood Development in Tsunami Affected Areas through Science & technology Information, 26th & 27 October 2006, organized by National Science Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

“Effects of Corruption, Financial and Social Cost of Corruption”, workshop on training of trainers on Future Democracy and Good Governance, organized by Centre for Policy Alternatives, 25th August 2006.

“Caste, Kinship and Marriage in a Traditional Village of Sri Lanka:
Emerging Challenges to Identity”
, International Conference on Cultural Plurality, State and Identity, Organised by Anthropological Survey of India, New Delhi, 28 February-1st of March 2006.

“Continuity and Change of Caste Identities in a Traditional Sinhala Village in Sri Lanka”, presented to an International Conference on Sociology Towards Asia, organized by Centre for Study Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. 27-29 January 2006

“Graduate Unemployability: Values and Perspectives”, presented to the 10th International Conference on Sri Lankan Studies, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 26-28 December 2005.

“Changes Took Place in the Post Independence Sri Lanka”, Presented to the Inter-University Dialogue (Sociology), at Hotel Thilanka, Kandy, Sri Lanka, October 06th – 08th 2005. Sponsored by Centre for Policy Alternatives, Sri Lanka.

Findings of the Tsunami Baseline Surveys” in collaboration with Mr. U. A. Chandrasena, Senior Lecturer/Geography, University of Kelaniya at the One-Day Seminar on Tsunami Disaster and Disaster Management: Sri Lankan Experience, Sponsored by Concern Worldwide – Ireland and Sewa Lanka Foundation at the Auditorium, Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo, 07th April 2005

“Imagined and Real Identity in a Kandyan Village in Sri Lanka”, presented to the Leonard Wolf Memorial International Conference, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, 18-19 December 2004.

“Caste, Land Ownership, and Poverty in a Kandyan Village in Sri Lanka”, presented to the 9th International Conference on Sri Lankan Studies, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, 28-30 November 2003.

“Social and Cultural Changes in a Traditional Sinhala Village of Sri Lanka: (Pul Eliya – a village in Medawachchiya Divisional Secretariat Division of Anuradhapura District)” presented to the Annual Research Symposium 2002, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya.

“Changes in the Rural Society of Sri Lanka: (Teripahe – a village in Walapane Divisional Secretariat Division of Nuwara Eliya District)” presented to the Annual Research Symposium 2001, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya.

Intensive Training Workshop on Comprehensive Proposal Writing in Improving Relevance and Quality of Undergraduate Education conducted by World Bank and Ministry of Tertiary Education and Training, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 16-17 March 2004.

Intensive Training Workshop on National Involuntary Resettlement Policy Conducted by Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and Ministry of Land, Sponsored by Asian Development Bank and World Bank, Galle, Sri Lanka, 24-29 September 2002.

Training Workshop for Young Social Scientists conducted by National Science Foundation, Colombo, 15-16 March 2002.

Awareness Workshop on National Involuntary Resettlement Policy Conducted by Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and Ministry of Land, Colombo, 25 July 2002.

Current Development Thinking conducted by Center for Development Studies, University of Kelaniya, Colombo, 21-28 August 2002.

Student Counseling organized by the University of Kelaniya and conducted by Mrs. Cris Wade, counseling trainer from U. K. 24-27 February 1998.

Population and Development conducted by Department of Demography, University of Colombo, sponsored by UNFPA and University Grant Commission of Sri Lanka, 15-20 December 1997.

Population, Human Reproduction and Health Conducted by the Family Planning Association of Sri Lanka, Colombo, 19-11 May 1997.

Population and Health conducted by Department of Community Medicine and Family Medicine, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, sponsored by UNFPA and University Grant Commission of Sri Lanka, 5-6 December 1996.

Migration conducted by Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya, sponsored by UNFPA and University Grant Commission of Sri Lanka, 23-24 August 1996.