Mrs. Indrachapa WeerasingheLecturer (Probationary)chapaw@kln.ac.lk
MTEHM (C'bo) M.A. (Kel'ya) B.A. (Honors) First Class (Kel'ya)
Email:chapaw@kln.ac.lk
Contacts:+94-77 175 2316
Room No:G09

Research interests

Travel and Hospitality Industry, Tourism Marketing, Tourism Economics, Eco Tourism & Nature Tourism, Visitor Management
, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Education
  • Weerasingha, G.B.I., Eranga, I., 2020. A case study of undergraduates’ perception on Generic Skills acquired from University Education, International Conference on Advances in Computing & Technology, Faculty of Computing & Technology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (English)
  • Weerasingha, G.B.I., Tour operators’ role in product diversification for enhancing visitor satisfaction: a case study of Hiriwadunna village tour, Dambulla, Sri Lanka, Journal of Tourism Economics and Applied Research, Department of Economics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. (English)

  • Weerasingha, G.B.I., 2018. An analysis of visitor satisfaction on service quality at Colombo National Museum, Sri Lanka, 4th International Conference on Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (English) (ISSN 2659-2274 )
  • Weerasingha, G.B.I., 2018. Tour operators’ role in product diversification for enhancing visitor satisfaction: a case study of Hiriwadunna village tour, Dambulla, Sri Lanka, 4th International Tourism Research Conference, Department of Economics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. (English) (ISBN 987-955-703-028-9)
  • Weerasingha, G.B.I. & Sumangala, P., 2016. Potentials of Promoting the Rajagala Archaeological Site as a Tourist Attraction, International Conference of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. (English) (ISBN 978-955-1507-38-1)
  • Weerasingha, G.B.I. & Ransi, M.R., Potential for spice tourism in Sri Lanka: A case study of spice gardens in Matale District, International Conference on Postcolonial Societies in Transition (ICPST), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (English) (ISBN: 978-955-1507-44-2)
  • Weerasingha, G.B.I., Motivations of undergraduates for traveling as domestic tourists: A case study on final year undergraduates, 3rd Research Symposium of Temporary Academic Staff, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (English) (ISSN: 356-768-689-0567-45-2)

  • Weerasingha, G.B.I. & Rathnayake, M.V.R.M.S., 2015. Awareness of the Domestic Tourists on Historical Paintings at Dambulla Cave Temple, International Conference on the Humanities (ICH) Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (English)

  • Weerasingha, G.B.I., 2015. Religious Perception with Colossal Masterpieces: a Case Study of World’s Largest Samadhi Buddha Statue at Rambodagalla Temple, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka, 6th International Conference of the South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion (SSEASR), Center of Asian Studies,University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (English) (ISBN 978-955-4563-47-6)
  • Weerasingha, G.B.I. & Sumangala, P., 2015. Promoting Pahiyangala Cave as an Tourist Attraction, 8th International Research Conference, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka (English) (ISBN: 978-955-0301-15-7)

  • Weerasingha, G.B.I. & Sumangala, P., 2015, An Analysis of Environmental Factors that Influenced Homo sapiens in Establishing Human Settlements at Batadombalena, International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka (English) (ISSN: 2386-1509)
  • Weerasingha, G.B.I., Role of the Tea in Tourism Industry in Sri Lanka, International Post Graduates Research Conference, Faculty of Social Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (English)
  • Weerasingha, G.B.I., Involvement of Travel Agencies in Sri Lanka to Promote Museums in Tourism Industry through the medium of Tour Packages, 3rd Biennial Conference of the International Association for Asian Heritage (IAAH), Center for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. (English) (ISBN 978-955-4563-62-9)
  • Weerasingha, G.B.I., Religious Perception of Foreign Tourists at Ancient Kelaniya Temple, 10th International Conference on Buddhist Studies, Department of Pali & Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. (English) (ISSN: 2235-901X)
  • Weerasingha,B.I., 2014. Modern Museum Aspects at Sigiriya Museum, International Conference on The Future Museum: An Asian Perspective, Center for Asian Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (English) (ISBN: 978-955-4563-26-1)
  • Weerasingha, G.B.I. & Sumangala, P., 2015. Promoting Pahiyangala Cave as an Tourist Attraction, 8th International Research Conference, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka (English) (ISBN: 978-955-0301-18-8)
  • Weerasingha, G.B.I., 2015.Tea Tourism as a Niche Market in Tourism Industry, Santhathi, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (English) (ISSN:1880-4652)
  • Weerasingha, G.B.I., 2014.Tourism and accommodation Sector in Sri Lanka, Volume I of 2014-SamajaWimarshana, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (English) (ISSN: 2012-7629)
  • Weerasingha, G.B.I., 2014.Tourism Industry as an Economical Stimulation for a Developing Country, Volume II of 2014, -Sarasvi Lecka, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (English) (ISSN: 2012-9629)
  • Weerasingha, G.B.I., 2014.Undergrads celebrate World Tourism Day on a grand scaleThe Treasure Island – November- December Volume of 2014 (English) (ISSN: 2345946-8)
  • Weerasingha,B.I., 2014.Sustainable accommodation sector in Kalpitiya region, 19th International Forestry and Environment Symposium on Challenges and Solutions in Forest and Environmental Management, Department of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in Collaboration with Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy. (English) (ISSN: 2235-9427)
  • Weerasingha,B.I., 2014. Modern museum aspects at Sigiriya Museum, International Conference on The Future Museum: An Asian Perspective, Center for Asian Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (English) (ISBN: 978-955-4563-27-8)
  • Weerasingha, G.B.I., Tourist perception regarding tourism and hospitality industry in Kalpitiya region, 15th Annual Research Symposium on Discourse Values of Sri Lanka: Reconciliation, Development, Equality & Pluralism, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (English)
  • Weerasingha, G.B.I., & Dilinika, J.M.S., Contribution of travel agency websites in creating an image of Sri Lanka as a perfect tourist destination, International Conference on Revisiting Social Responsibility in Contexts of Crisis: Challenges and Possibilities in Sri Lanka, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (English) (ISSN: 2420-7365)
  • Weerasingha, G.B.I., 2019. Introduction to Adventure Tourism & Tour Operations, Neptune Publications (Pvt) Ltd., Battaramulla, Sri Lanka (ISBN 978-955-5200-03-0)
  • Weerasingha, G.B.I., 2019. Maduganga : The Wetland Paradise : Issues and Challenges in Tour Operations Neptune Publications (Pvt) Ltd., Battaramulla, Sri Lanka (ISBN 978-955-5200-04-7)
  • Coordinator in Bachelor of Arts (General) in Tourism & Cultural Resource Management External Degree Program
  • Examiner, Dissertation supervisor and Moderator for the discipline of Tourism for several Higher Educational Institutions in Sri Lanka
  • Chaired the research session Tourism & Hospitality Management in Undergraduate Conference on Archaeology on 13th September 2018, organized by Department of Social Sciences and Comparative Studies, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka
  • Contributed as a committee member at the Tourism Leaders’ Summit & International Symposium of Tourism Economics and Hotel Management organized by the Department of Economics, University of Colombo at BMICH on 28th of September 2016.
  • Contributed as a rapporteur at the International Postgraduate Research Conference held on 10th-11th of December 2015 at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University if Kelaniya
  • Coordinator of the Publication Committee of the 6th SSEASR (South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion) held on 4th-6th of June 2015 at the University of Kelaniya

  • Organizing committee member of the One day conference on 'Cultural Heritage of Gandhara' organized by the Center of Asian Studies, held on 25th of July 2015 at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya.
  • Committee member in hospitality management committee at the International Conference on Religious Tolerance and Harmony 2015 organized by the Buddhist and Pali University, Sri Lanka, held from 22nd to 23rd of April 2015

  • Organizing committee member in Undergraduates’ International Conference on Archaeology organized by the Department of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, held on 24th of November 2016

  • Organized the Golden Foot Print : Tourism Exhibition with TCRM students, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, 30th of October 2014
  • Organized the conference on Nature Tourism with TCRM Special first year students, University of Kelaniya, 13th of October 2014

  • Editorial committee member of Sarasavilecka magazine issued by the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya in 2014
  • Gold medal for the best performance in  Tourism and Cultural Resource Management at the Bachelor of Arts (Special) Degree Examination of 2011/2012
  • Awarded with a special certificate for the Best Portfolio submitted as a partial requirement for completion of Teacher Training Program at Staff Development Center, University of Kelaniya.

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