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B.A.(Kel'ya), M.S.Sc.(Kel'ya), Ph.D.(Wuhan) -  Senior Lecturer II

Designation Senior Lecturer Grade I
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Department of Sociology, University of Kelaniya,

Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Research Interest Social Psychology

  1. PhD in Sociology, Wuhan University, PR China, 2009.

Thesis Topic: A sociological analysis on slum dwellers and its impact on urban poverty in Sri Lanka

  1. MSSc in Sociology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2001.

Dissertation Topic: A sociological study on child deviancy in Sri Lanka; with especial reference to Hikkaduwa and Rammuthugala cerified schools.

  1. B.A. (Hons) First Class Degree in Sociology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 1998.

Dissertation Topic: A sociological analysis on virginity

  • Scholarship offered to the PhD students from the government of Peoples’ Republic of China, from 2005 to 2009.

  • Social Work Course, Department of Sociology, Wuhan University, PR China. From 05.03.2007 to 10.07.2007.

  • Training Workshop on Comprehensive Proposal Writing in Improving Relevance and Quality of Post graduate Degree Courses conducted by World Bank and Ministry of Tertiary Education and Training, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2012.
  • Academic Staff Training Workshop, conducted by the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, from 02.09.2004 to 25.09.2004
  • 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.
  • Staff Development Course, conducted by Staff Development Centre, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2004.
  • Elementary Business English Course, conducted by The British Council from 20.02.2002 to 30.08.2002.

NATIONAL CONFERENCES AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

  • Socio - Economic consequences of CKD families in North Central Province (With special reference to Padawiya area), 15th Annual Research Symposium, faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2014.
  • A sociological Study on Slum Dwellers, 2nd International Research Symposium, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Rajarata, University, Sri Lanka,  2014
  • The impact of school counseling programs on students’’ efficiency, International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, Sri Lanka, 2014
  • A study on poverty and women unemployment, the Canadian International Conference of Social Science and Education 26-27 May 2014 at University of Toronto, Canada, 2014.
  • Impact of new housing scheme of estate workers, the Canadian International Conference of Social Science and Education 26-27 May 2014 at University of Toronto, Canada, 2014.
  • Rehabilitation and Aftercare of Drug Related Women Prisoners in Sri Lanka, 2nd International Conference on Social Science, University Of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2013.
  • A sociological study on chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients in North central province Sri Lanka (With special reference to Padawiya area),  2nd International Conference on Social Science, University Of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2013.
  • Socio Economic Issues of the War Affected Fisheries Community in Sri Lanka (with reference to the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka), Global Network on Economic and Social Sustainability (GNESS) 2013 at Tokyo International Exchange Center, Japan on 30 September 2013.
  • A quality of life study on urban slum residents as a marginal community in Sri Lanka, 2008, International conference on social development, social movements, and the marginalized, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India.
  • Social development and women empowerment in urban slum, 2008, International conferences on social sciences, Sri Lanka_2008, Research Centre for social sciences, Faculty of social sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Symposium on Pension Funds Management, 2005, Centre for Social Security Studies of Wuhan University.
  • Barriers and challengers of a sub culture: A case from Roma culture and society in Sri Lanka, 2005, Tenth international conference on Sri Lankan studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Cultural and Sociological analysis in Gypsy Community, 2004, The Symposium of the Faculty of Graduate studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Research in Slum and Shanty houses for identify to their life styles, 2003, The Symposium of Faculty of Graduate studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Causes and effects of Child Deviancy, 2002, The symposium of Faculty of Graduate studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Barriers of counseling in rural areas: A Sociological Analysis, 2001, The symposium of Faculty of Graduate studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Planning and Development Studies
  • Social Change and Social Problems

RESEARCH  EXPERIENCES

  • Survey on Economic Viability and Socio-Economic Impact of NAITA Programs in Sri Lanka, Funded by the NAITA, 2013
  • Present Capacity Utilization of Southern High Way and Future Prospects, Funded by the Road Development Authority, 2013
  • Resettlement Research programme- Kalu and Kelani river, 2010, Sponsored by JAICA .
  • The opinion survey on current social, economic and political situation in Sri Lanka, 2009, The Independent Research Group.
  • A Quality of Life Study on Urban Slum Residents as a Marginal Community in Sri Lanka, 2008,
  • Social Development and Women Empowerment in Urban Slum, 2008, International conferences on social sciences, Sri Lanka_2008,
  • A Quality of life study on urban slum residents and its effects on urban poverty in Sri Lanka, 2007,
  • Baseline Survey of Tsunami affected Families in the affected District in Sri Lanka, 2004.
  • The labour conditions of Sri Lanka’s deep-sea fishworkers, 1999, An action orientated research project undertaken by United Fishermen’s and Fishworkers’ Congress, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

  • KULAGEI DONKARAYA (A Sociological analysis on Virginity) 2011, Second edition, Authors Publication.
  • PARYESHANA KRIYAWALIYA: NYAYA SAHA BHAVITHAYA (Research Process: Theory and Practice), 2011, Authors Publication.
  • SAMAJA WENAS WEEMA (Social Change), 2014, Authors Publication.
  • SANSKRUTHIYA SAHA SANWARDHANAYA  (Culture and Development), 2014, South Asian Research and Training Centre: Ranala.
  • SAMAJA WIDYATHMAKA BHAWITHAYAN (Sociological Usage), 2014, South Asian Research and Training Centre: Ranala.
  • SOCIOLOGICAL CONCEPTS AND ISSUES, 2014, South Asian Research and Training Centre: Ranala.

  • “The sociological value of semiotics”, 2010-2012, volume XXIX, University of Kelaniya.
  • “A conceptual analysis on poverty”, 2009, Golden Jubilee Commemoration volume, University of Kelaniya.
  • “A conceptual analysis on poverty” (In Chinese medium), 2009, Contemporary Economics, Peoples Republic of China.
  • “Gypsy culture and society in the changing world; a sociological analysis of Gypsies in Sri Lanka”, 2009, Journal of social sciences Sri Lanka, Faculty of social sciences, University of Kelaniya.
  • “Development and scope of China”, 2008, Sarasavi, The Journal of Archeology Department in University of Kelaniya.
  • “Social behavior and Social Psychology”, 2005. Sarasavi ,The Journal of Archeology Department in University of Kelaniya
  • “An Introduction to Origin and development of Political Sociology’, 2004. Sarasavi - The Journal of Archeology Department in University of Kelaniya,
  • ‘An introduction to Patrent-Client Relationship”, 2003. Social wondering, Department of sociology, University of Kelaniya.
  • “Social Attitudes on Virginity”, 2003. Samaja Sameeksha -The Journal of Sociology Department in university of Kelaniya,
  • “Urbanization and Third World Countries’, 2003. Sanyuktha Lipi, edited by Karunarathne H.W.
  • “Socialization and Socialization Agencies”, 2002. Dinesa, Edited by Jayatunga Nadeera, Indika Anurin and Wimalananda Galkiriyagama.