Mrs Suvimali RathnayakeLecturer (Unconfirmed) suvimalir@kln.ac.lk
MSSc. (Kel’ya) BA (Sp. First class honours) (Kel’ya)
Webmaster of the Department
Student Internship Coordinator(Tourism)
Email:suvimalir@kln.ac.lk
Room No: G03

Research interests

Heritage Management, Nature Tourism, Tourism Management, Museum Management, Marketing

ABSTRACTS/CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  • Fernando, R., Chamodya, K., Rathnayake, S., & Pirasath, H. (2021). Contribution of Traditional Cooking Demonstrations for Gastronomy Tourism Development in Sri Lanka: The Case of Galle District, Sri Lanka. 10th International Conference on Management and Economics, 427–441. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/355844995_Contribution_of_Traditional_Cooking_Demonstrations_for_Gastronomy_Tourism_Development_in_Sri_Lanka_The_Case_of_Galle_District_Sri_Lanka (ISBN: 978-624-5553-03-7)
  • Fernando, R., Pirashath, H., Chamodya, K., & Rathnayake, S. (2021). Digital Nomad Tourists: The Anticipated Positive and Negative Impacts of Them on Sri Lanka during Post Pandemic Situation. 6th Interdisciplinary Conference of Management Research (ICMR), 113. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/358272122_DIGITAL_NOMAD_TOURISTS_THE_ANTICIPATED_POSITIVE_AND_NEGATIVE_IMPACTS_OF_THEM_ON_SRI_LANKA_DURING_POST_PANDEMIC_SITUATION(ISBN: 978-624-5727-18-6)
  • Fernando, R., Pirashath, H., Rathnayake, S., & Vasuki, S. (2021). Tourism Killing Tourism’: The Threat of Over-Tourism in Prominent Attraction Sites in Sri Lanka. Global Academic Research Institute Winter Multidisciplinary Symposium, 19–24. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/358090782_’TOURISM_KILLING_TOURISM’_THE_THREAT_OF_OVER-TOURISM_IN_PROMINENT_ATTRACTION_SITES_IN_SRI_LANKA(ISSN: 2659-2193 (Online) ISBN: 978-624-6068-02-8)
  • Rathnayake, S., & Hettige, U. (2019). Museum Access for People with Special Needs. International Conference on Humanities (ICH), 29. http://repository.kln.ac.lk/handle/123456789/20119
  • Rathnayake, S. (2018). Promoting Homestays in Sri Lanka. International Research Conference Sanasa Campus, (IRCSC), 43. (ISBN: 978-955-0456-01-7)
  • Rathnayake, S. (2017). Promoting Railway Tourism in Sri Lanka. International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road Culture, 03. http://repository.kln.ac.lk/handle/123456789/18716 (ISBN: 978-955-704-073-8)
  • Pahiyangala, S., & Rathnayake, S. (2016). How to conserve Veddas in Sri Lanka? International Conference on Chinese Studies, (ICCS), 98. (ISBN:978-955-4563-94-0)
  • Rathnayake, S. (2016). Heritage Management Issues of Pidurangala Heritage Site. International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPRC), 171. http://repository.kln.ac.lk/handle/123456789/16073
  • Rathnayake, S. (2016). Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage as a Sustainable Tourist Destination, International Conference on Asian Elephants in Culture and Nature, 106. http://repository.kln.ac.lk/handle/123456789/14119 (ISBN: 978-955-4563-85-8)
  • Rathnayake, S. (2016h). Promoting cave Tourism in Sri Lanka. International Conference on Humanities (ICH 2016), 118. http://repository.kln.ac.lk/handle/123456789/14635
  • Pahiyangala, S., Rathnayake, S., & Jayathilaka, I. (2015). Heritage Tourism: Development of Ramba Vihara Complex as a Tourist Attraction. 6th International Conference - South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion (SSEASR), 78. http://repository.kln.ac.lk/handle/123456789/8281 (ISBN 978-955-4563-47-6)
  • Rathnayake, S. (2015). Beach Tourism and its Positive Environmental Impacts: Related to Unawatuna Coastal Area, 3rd Biennial Conference of the International Association for Asian Heritage (IAAH), 163–171. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/362219011_Beach_Tourism_and_its_Positive_Environmental_Impacts_Related_to_Unawatuna_coastal_area(ISBN: 978-955-4563-63-6)
  • Rathnayake, S. (2015). Homestay Concept in Sri Lanka and its Impacts: with special reference to Padavigampola Homestay village. 16th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPRC), 285. http://repository.kln.ac.lk/handle/123456789/11353
  • Rathnayake, S. (2015). The Attitude of the Villagers on new Zoo Development at Pinnawala, 3rd Research Symposium for Temporary Academic Staff (RASTAS), 2. http://repository.kln.ac.lk/handle/123456789/13021 (ISSN: 356-768-689-0567-45-2)
  • Weerasinghe, I., & Rathnayake, S. (2015). Awareness of the Domestic Tourists on Historical Paintings at Dambulla Cave Temple, International Conference on Humanities (ICH), 168. http://repository.kln.ac.lk/handle/123456789/7858

JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • Fernando, R., Rathnayake, S., Pirashath, H., & Jayarathne, Y. (2022). An Important Yet Almost Overlooked Museum Visitor Group: An Assessment of Heritage Interpretation Available For Children At Sri Lankan Museums. Yugathara, 03, 34–46. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/361023234_An_Important_Yet_Almost_Overlooked_Museum_Visitor_Group_An_Assessment_of_Heritage_Interpretation_Available_For_Children_At_Sri_Lankan_Museums#fullTextFileContent ISSN: 2827-7430 (Electronic) ISSN: 2682-7123 (Printed)
  • Fernando, R., & Rathnayake, S. (2020). Potentials of Underwater Cultural Heritage towards Tourism in Galle, Sri Lanka: Perspectives of Tourism Service Providers and Maritime Archaeologists. TRIVALENT ත්රිසංයුජ: Journal of Archaeology, Tourism & Anthropology, 1(1), 93. https://doi.org/10.4038/tjata.v1i1.31 (ISSN: 2783-8706)
  • Rathnayake, S. (2018). Promoting Attractions for Tourism (Selected attractions form Rambukkana area), Amarabhinandana Felicitation Volume, 222–236. (ISBN: 978-955-704-091-2)
  • Rathnayake, S. (2016). Application of Marketing and Promotional Concepts to Tourism. Santhathi, 154–164. (ISSN: 1880-4652)
  • Rathnayake, S. (2016). Government Involvement in Developing Adventure Tourism. Wasundara, 16, 167–175. (ISSN: 1391-3816)
  • Rathnayake, S. (2016). Importance of Establishing a Living Human Treasure System to Protect Intangible Heritage (Sinhala). Samaja Vimarshana, 1, 40–49. (ISSN: 2012-7629)
  • Rathnayake, S. (2016). Negative environmental impact of beach tourism (With Special Reference to Unawatuna Coastal area), 3rd International Conference on Social Sciences, (ICSS), 35. http://repository.kln.ac.lk/handle/123456789/14649
  • Rathnayake, S. (2016). Origin and Development of Beach Tourism. Sarasavi Lekha, 5, 23–28. (ISSN: 2012-9629)
  • Rathnayake, S. (2015). Homestay Concept in Sri Lanka, Promotion and Impacts (Sinhala). Sarasavi Lekha, 4, 173–183. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/362223383_Home_Stay_Concept_in_Sri_Lanka (ISBN: 2012-9629)
  • Rathnayake, S. (2015). Negative Environmental Impacts of Tourism in Unawatuna Beach Area. Samaja Vimarshana, 1, 139–152. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/362219162_Negative_Environmental_Impacts_of_Tourism_in_Unawatuna_Beach_Area (ISSN: 2012-7629)
  • Rathnayake, S. (2015). Pilgrimage Tourism in Sri Lanka (Sinhala). Santhathi, 37–43. (ISSN: 1880-4652)
  • Hettige, U., & Rathnayake, S. (2016). Gampaha Urumaya Narambamu- Educational Book No21. Central Cultural Fund.
  • Rathnayake, S. (2019). Katharagama and Domestic Tourism. , Suriduni Katharagama, Souvenir Book of Esala Perahera Pagent in Katharagama Dewalaya, 90–91. (ISSN: 2012-7499)

  • Webmaster of the Department of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (2021-Present)
  • Internship Co-coordinator in Tourism, Department of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (2021-Present)
  • Guest Speaker in COALESCE 2021 Webinar Series, organized by the Final Year Tourism Undergraduates, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (2021)
  • Judge Panel Member of COALESCE Speech Contest 2021, organized by the Final Year Tourism Undergraduates, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (2021)
  • Project Coordinator of the Weliwita Saranankara Sangaraja Museum Development Project, Malwathu Maha Viharaya, Kandy, Sri Lanka. (2019)
  • Content Writer for Adventure Tourism and Cultural Tourism Websites developed by Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLPB), Sri Lanka. (2019)
  • Logistic Committee Member, Rapporteur of the International Conference on Heritage as a Soft Power, Centre for Heritage Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (26th -27th December 2019)
  • Organizing Committee Member, Workshop on Archaeology conducted at Humbuluwa Central Collage, Department of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (2019)
  • Dissertation Supervisor for Final Year Undergraduates, Tourism and Cultural Resources Management, Department of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya. Sri Lanka. (2018-Present)
  • Study Text Writer for the Certified Hospitality Finance and Management Accountants (CHFMA) Certificate Level, Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. (2018)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Center for Heritage Studies (English), Center for Heritage Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (2018)
  • German Paper Moderator for Higher National Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management, Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education. (SLIATE), Sri Lanka. (2018)
  • Paper Moderator, Second Examiner for National Diploma in Travel and Tour Management, University College, Sri Lanka. (2018/2022)
  • Viva Board Member, Student’s Internship Supervisor of Higher National Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management, Advanced Technological Institute Dehiwala, Sri Lanka. (2018)
  • Seminar Conducting Lecturer, Paper Setter, Evaluator for Tourism and Cultural Resource Management External Degree Course, Center for Distant and Continuing Education (CDCE), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (2017- Present)
  • Editorial Board Member, Abstract Volume, Undergraduate Research Conference on Archaeology, Tourism and Cultural Resources Management, (URCAT) Department of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (2017)
  • Rapporteur, International Conference on the Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and the Road Culture, Center for Heritage Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (14th -15th December 2017)
  • Editorial Board Member, Wasundara Academic Journal, 16th Volume, Department of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (2016)
  • Rapporteur, 3rd International Conference on Social Sciences (ICSS), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (30th September -1st October 2016)
  • Organizing Committee Member/ Rapporteur, International Conference on the Asian Elephants in Culture and Nature, Center for Heritage Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (20th-21st August 2016)
  • Web Master of the Department of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (2016/2015)
  • Conference Secretariat, Organizing Committee Member, Rapporteur, 6th International Conference of the South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion (SSEASR) University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (4th - 6th June 2015)
  • Organizing Committee Member of the 3rd Research Symposium for the Temporary Academic Staff (RASTAS), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (17th June 2015 )
  • Organizing Committee Member of the Conference on Cultural Heritage of Ghandara, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (25th July 2015)
  • Judge Panel Member, Senior Best Speaker’s Competition, Lyceum International School, Wattala, Sri Lanka. (13th November 2015)
  • Rapporteur of the 1st National Symposium of Social Science Undergraduate (NSSU), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (1st December 2015)
  • Tour Committee Member, Rapporteur of the International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPRC), Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (10th – 11th December 2015)
  • Organizing Committee Member, 3rd Biennial Conference of the International Association for Asian Heritage (IAAH), Center for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (27th -28th December 2015)
  • Guest Lecturer for the GEOG41454- Geography of Tourism Course Unit, Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya. Sri Lanka. (2015)

  • Fernando, R., Chamodya, K., Rathnayake, S., & Pirasath, H. (2021). Contribution of Traditional Cooking Demonstrations for Gastronomy Tourism Development in Sri Lanka: The Case of Galle District, Sri Lanka. 10th International Conference on Management and Economics, 427–441. (ISBN: 978-624-5553-03-7) Best Paper Award in the Category of Marketing Management.
     
  • Awarded Most Ven. Ratmalane Sri Darmaloka Memorial Gold Medal (2015) presented by Alumni Association of the University of Kelaniya, for the Best Performance among all the Faculties.

  • Awarded Most Ven. Professor Bambarande Siriseevali Memorial Gold Medal (2015) presented by Alumni Association of the University of Kelaniya, for the Best Performance in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

  • Awarded Gold Medal (2015) presented by the Scholarship fund of Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Kelaniya for the Best Performance in Tourism and Cultural Resource Management.

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