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B.A.(S.J'pura), M.A.(S.J'pura),PhD.(S.J'pura) and uppsala(sweden) -  Senior Lecturer

Designation :Senior Lecturer -Grade II
Telephone Numbers :0714463981/0112903939
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:Department of Sociology, University of Kelaniya,

Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Research Interest :Gender Studies & Criminological Studies

(crimes/police and prison and Correction)

Members of the SAARC Gender Policy Advocacy Group, SAARC Secretariat Kathmandu 2015-2018

Member of National Committee on Women, Ministry of Women Affairs, Sri Lanka, 2015-2018

Member of Task Force to Implement Report of the Leader of the Opposition Commission on the Prevention of Violence against Women and Girl Child 2015.

The Deputy Director, Centre for Gender Studies, University of Kelaniya,Sri Lanka 2014- 2017

The Secretary of Task Force of Prevention of Ragging & Sexual & Gender Based Violence, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016

Member of Technical Team state report of CEDAW, Ministry of Child Development & Women Affaires, 2014.

Member of Migration Network, Ministry of Child Development & Women’s Affairs, 2012

Member of National Monitoring Committee on Child Rights since 2011 up to date

Member of Gender Studies, University of Kelaniya, since 2012 up to date.

Member of Organizing Committee for International Conference on Socio-Political and Cultural Dimensions of Reconciliation in Sri Lanka, conducted by Association of Sri Lankan Sociologists at Sri Lanka Foundation, 6th of May 2016.

Member of Working Group, Campaign of Sound National Policies,

Centre for Development Research & Interventions, 2015.

Committee Member of National Policy of Crime Prevention, Campaign of Sound National Policies, 2015.

Project Coordinator of Rehabilitation Policy of Prison Department, Prison Headquarters, Colombo, 2015.

Chairperson of International Conference on the Humanities: New Dynamics, Divergences, Directions, the Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya.2015.

Course Coordinator, Diploma in Rehabilitation and Correction for Prison Officers from 2014.

The Secretary of Sri Lanka Sociological Association, since 2014-2015

Sub Committee Member on Cultural Activities, Second International Conference Social   Science, University of  Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,2013

Coordinator for the National Workshop on Enhancing Gender Equality Equity, conducted by Centre for Gender Studies, University of Kelaniya. Sri Lankan   Universities, conducted by Centre

Student Counsellor, University of Kelaniya from 2012 to up to date

University Course Coordinator to National Police Academy for Bachelor in Police Science Degree Programme,2016

Co- Coordinator of MSc in Police Science Degree Progamme, National Police Academy,Sri Lanka,2016

The Secretary of Maithripala Senanayake Foundation, Sri Lanka since 2011

An Advisor Senuri Minuri Foundation, Sri Lanka since 2011

An Advisor Lanka Lakshmi Women Organization since 2011

The Secretary of Buddhist Association, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 1996-2000

Academic Sub-Warden, Girl’s Hostel, University of Sri Jayewardenepura 2001

The Co-Secretary of Sociology Association, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura 1998

A Committee Member of Sociology Association, Department of Sociology & Anthropology University of Sri Jayewardenepura 1997

SIDA/SAREC Scholarship – M.A

SIDA/SAREC Scholarship – PhD

(Funded by International Maternal & Children Health (IMCH), Department of Women, Faculty of Medicine, Uppsala University,Sweden.

Training on Research Methodology, Department of Social Geography,Uppsala University in Sweden  (Funded by International Maternal & Children Health (IMCH), Department of Women, Faculty of Medicine, Uppsala University, Sweden 2009

Training on Development of Qualitative Research Proposal Step-by–Step, Institute for Population & Social Research, (IPSR) Mahidol University, Thailand

Funded by International Maternal & Children Health (IMCH), Department of Women, Faculty of Medicine, Uppsala University,Sweden 2008

Workshop   on Analyzing the Referral and Data related to GBV, conducted by National Committee on Women, Ministry of Child Development & Women Affaires, Sri Lanka.

Third National Capacity – Building Workshop on UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, Preparing Nomination Dossiers,11-15 February 2014

Second National Capacity Workshop on Community based Inventorying under UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, 10-17 March 2013

Preventing Sexual Gender Based Violence  in Universities, Conducted by Centre for Gender Studies, University of Kelaniya & Care International, Sri Lanka,2014

Completed the Staff Development Course, conducted by Staff Development Centre, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka 2011- 2012

Training on Methods of Evaluation, Organized by SIDA/SAREC Project, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka in Collaboration with Uppsala University, Sweden 2010

Training on Analysis of Qualitative Data, organized by SIDA/SAREC Project, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in Sri Lanka in Collaboration with Uppsala University, Sweden 2009

Training on Effective   Qualitative Research organized by SIDA/SAREC Project, Faculty of   Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in Sri Lanka in Collaboration with Uppsala University, Sweden 2007

Training Course on Gender, conducted by Social Scientist Association, Colombo 2006

Completed the Training Programme on “Educational Technology for Teachers of Faculty of Arts” conducted by Staff Development Centre, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka 2006

Training on Social Science Research Methodology for Young Social Scientists, conducted by National Science Foundation, Colombo 2005

Training on   Literature Searching conducted by SIDA/SAREC Project, Faculty of   Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in Sri Lanka collaboration with Uppsala University, Sweden 2005

Basic Police Training at Police College, Kalutara, 2005

Certificate Course on Basic Management conducted by World University Service Branch of University of Sri Jayewardenepura in 2000

Computer Literacy Course conducted by Computer Centre, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, in 1999

SRRC Regional Conference on Diminishing Cultures in South Asia 2011, Kandy, Sri Lanka

International Conference on Violence against Women, conducted by SIDA/SAREC Project, Faculty of   Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in Sri Lanka collaboration in Uppsala University, Sweden 2006

Research Methodology, conducted by Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri

Jayewardenepura  2006

Drugs Control & Investigation, conducted by Police Narcotic Bureau, Police Head Quarters, Colombo 2006

Workshop on Suicide conducted by Sri Lanka Foundation Institute in 2001

Women Issues & Capacities in Killinochchi & Mullitivu in Sri Lanka, Funded by Care International, Sri Lanka. 2013-2014

Study on Intangible Cultural Heritage (With Special Reference to Kandy Esala Perehara), Funded by UNESCO, Ministry of Culture and Arts, Sri Lanka2013-2014

Study on Intangible Cultural Heritage, (with Special Reference to Sri Lankan Puppet Arts in   Ambalangoda), Funded by UNESCO, Ministry of Culture & Arts, 2013-2014

War Widows in Sri Lanka: Problems of Adaptation, sponsored by SIDA / SAREC Project, Uppsala University in Sweden in collaboration with University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka 2008-2011

Role of Buddhism in the Adaptation to the Widowhood (With Special Reference to Kurunegala District) 2010

Role of Religion and Rehabilitation of Offenders, with Special Reference to Bogambara Prisons, Kandy, Sri Lanka 2011

Study on Rata Dinawana Vishishtayo, conducted by National Youth Service Council, Maharagama, 2008.

Survey on Public Opinion of the Norwegian Contribution to the Development & Peace Process in Sri Lanka, conducted by Norwegian Embassy in Colombo 2008

Sexual Crimes against Women, with special reference to Rathnapura & Kelaniya Police Divisions sponsored by SIDA/ SAREC Project, Uppsala  University in Sweden in collaboration with University of Sri Jayewardenepura 2005-2007

A Sociological Study on Female Prisoners, conducted by SIDA SAREC Project, Uppsala University in Sweden in collaboration with University of Sri   Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka in 2006

As a Research   Coordinator

Study on Skill Mismatch, conducted by Department of   Manpower & Employment, Ministry of Labour Relation and Productivity Promotion, Colombo 2010

Study on Housing Complex in Colombo, conducted by Faculty of Management and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura 2010

National Survey on Needs of Youth conducted by National Youth Service Council, Maharagama 2007-2008

Praja Padanama Programme, the Rebuilding the Capacity of Tsunami Effect Area in Palena, Weligama conducted by Loadstar Pvt. Ltd, Ja-Ela  2005-2007

Rehabilitation Programme of Street Children, conducted by Probation and Child Care Services of Western Province 2007

Cascade Development Project in Kapirikgama, Rambewa, conducted by Loadstar Pvt. Ltd, Ja-Ela, 2004-2005

Worked as a Census Officer, Census of Population & Housing conducted by Department of Census 2000

Worked as a Research Assistant

Children Left Behind: A Study on Children of Migrant Women in Sri Lanka, Conducted by Department of Social & Economic Geography Uppsala, University, Sweden 2008 -2009

Peace Consciousness and Post Presidential Election Attitudes, conducted by Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo 2005

Study on Constitutional Reforms, conducted by Marga Institute, Kirulapone, Colombo, 2004

Study on the Efficiency and Integrity of the Delivery System at the Divisional Secretariat Level, conducted by Marga Institute, Kirulapone, Colombo, 2003

Social Image of Judicial System, conducted by Marga Institute, Kirulapone, Colombo 2003

Present Political Crisis in Sri Lanka, conducted by Marga Institute, Kirulapone, Colombo 2003

Study on Socio Economic Background of Sex Workers at Methsevana Rehabilitation Centre, conducted by Dept. of Social Service Western Province 2001

Worked as a Data Analyzer

National Survey on Needs of Youth conducted by National Youth Service Council, Maharagama. 2007-2008

Research on Community Support for the Care of Elderly, conducted by Help Age Sri Lanka 2002

As a Resource Person

Sri Lanka Foundation Institute

Diploma in Criminology, 2012

Ministry of Child Development & Women’s Affairs

Graduate Training Programme, 2012

Workshop on Culture, Law and Violence, conducted by National Committee on Women 2010

Domestic Violence & Criminal Law, conducted by National Committee on Women 2010

Sarvodaya District Centre, Colombo

Women Empowerment for Politics, 2011

Sri Lanka Nidahas Sevaka Sangamaya

Workshop on Alcoholism and Family Disorganization for Community Leaders of Estate   Sector 2012

Workshop on Gender Mainstreaming for Government Sector 2011

Workshop on Domestic Violence in Estate Sector 2011

Sri Lanka Army

Social Impact on Conflicts in Sri Lanka Workshop on Personality Development” 4th Engineer Regiment SLE(V),Army camp, Borupana, Rathmalana. 2011

Ministry of Education

Training programme of Pirivena Teachers 2007, 2008, 2011

Sexual Crimes, Author Publication (2008), ISBN 978-955-50261-2-3

Domestic Violence, Author Publication (2007) ISBN-978-955-50261-0-9

Gender & Female Criminality, Author Publication (2007) ISBN 978 -955 -50261-1-6

Papers Presented at international Conferences

 

Role of Religion in the Rehabilitation of Offenders, IABU Conference, Mahchulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Thailand 2012

Role of Buddhism in the Adaptation to the Widowhood caused by the Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka, The 8th International Buddhist Conference on the United Nations Day of Vesak Celebrations, Thailand  2011

Presented Abstract of International Conferences

Widowhood at Youth: Changing Life Style, National Conference 2012, conducted by Women Education Research Centre, Sri Lanka.

Buddhist Perspective of Gender Based Violence, International Vesak Day Conference, Vietnam Buddhist University Series, Vietnam, 2014.

Issues of New Technologies Using in Young Rural Women Entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka, International Conference organized by NASIC in Collaboration with Fatima Jinnah women University, Rawalpindi , Pakisthan, 2013.

Adaptation puzzle of War Widows: the Social risk becoming a (fe) male, International Conference on Culture, Globalization and the Developing World, University of Kelania,2013.

Diminishing Culture: Problems and Challenges against Brass Craft of Govindala and KIriwandala in Sri Lanka, Second International Research Conference on Humanities & Social Sciences, University of  Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka,2013.

Sexual Crimes against Women: A Study on Criminal Justice System of Sri Lanka, Third International Symposium, conducted by Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka 2010

Harassments against Work Place, 12th International Conference on Sri Lankan Studies, The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka & The Open University of Sri Lanka 2010

Sexual Violence against Women in Sri Lanka, International Conference on Social Sciences Sri Lanka (ICSSL), conducted by Research Centre for Social Sciences, Faculty    of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka  2008

Plight of Female Prisoners, International Conference on Social   Sciences Sri Lanka (ICSSL), conducted by Research Centre for Social Sciences, Faculty of Social   Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka 2008

Domestic Violence against Women, Fourth Research Session, Faculty of Graduates Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura 2003

Buddhist Perspective of Gender Based Violence, Vietnam Buddhist University Series, Vietnam, 2014,Pp. 335-353

Buddhist Perspective Domestic Violence, Abhinandana Sasthreeya Sangrhaya, Edited International Buddhist Centre, by Hemanatha Kumara,2014,Pp.719-730

Gender & Female Criminality, Aparadha Sameeksha,Godage Publication,2014, Pp. 69-76.

Sihalochana, Cyber Crime, Kolonnawa Girl’s Collage, Sri Lanka, 2014 ,Pp. 59-62

Chinthana Dhara, Introduction to Suicide, Dept. of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura,  Sri Lanka, Pp 237-243

Role of Religion in the Rehabilitations, Charana, , Association of Bhikku, University of Sri Jayewardenepura,2013, Pp 441-459

Women Empowerment, 2010/2011, Volume 16,Nivedani, Women Education Research Centre, Colombo,Pp:33-39

Women Empowerment, Vol. II, ‘Dhara’, published by Ministry of Child Development & Women’s  Affaires, Nugegoda 2012

Suicide ‘Chinthana Dhara’, published by Pali & Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura 2012

Gender & Violence against Women in University Vol. I, ‘Dhara’, International Women Day, Ministry of Child Development & Women’s Affaires, Nugegoda 2012

Institution of Family, ‘Lochana’, Subadharama Vidhayathanaya, Page No. 165-178  2012

Women, Entrepreneur Skills and Development of the Country, Souvenir, International Women’s Day, published by Ministry of Child Development & Women’s Affairs.8th of March 2011

Religion, Magic & Life of People, ‘Sama Sangrahaya’ Department of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.  Page No 241-260   2010

Sociology & Scope of Sociology, ‘Sri Lankan Studies’, Vol. III ,Gami Daruwo  Publication, Colombo,  Page No: 5-10. 2010

Problems faced by victimized Women of Sexual Crimes, ‘Nivedani’, Women Education & Research Centre Colombo, Page No. 27-37  2009

Sexual Harassment, ‘Charana’, Vol. II, Association of Bhikku University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Page No: 470-477  2009

Traditional & Modern Women, ‘Chinthana Dhara’, Association of Philosophy & Psychology, Department of Pali & Buddhist, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Page No. 205-217,2008 

Sexual Harassment at the Work Place ‘Nivedani’ Publisher: Women Education & Research Centre, Colombo, Page No. 44-82 2008