DINESHA RASANJALI SENARATHNE

Lecturer
B.A. Hons. (Kelaniya), Post. Grad. Diploma in Environment and Regional Development (Colombo), MSocSc (Master in Tourism Geography), University of Waikato, New ZealaND

Contact Details
  • Area of Specialization: Tourism Geography, Urban Geography, Qualitative Methodology and Cartography
  • Research Interest: Tourism destination development and Sustainable tourism planning in Sri Lanka, Nature-based Responsible tourism in New Zealand, Canopy Tourism in New Zealand, Participatory Forest Management in Sri Lanka, Urban Recreational activities in Sri Lanka
  • Research gate Link

        https://www.researchgate.net/home

  • Google Scholar Link

        https://scholar.google.co.nz/citations?user=OC6AfdgAAAAJ&hl=en

  • LinkedIn:

        https://lk.linkedin.com/in/dineshasenarathna

 

Publication

Book or Text Book

  • Practical Geography, ISBN-978-955-54220-1-7, author publication, 2012.
  • Urban Recreational Activities, ISBN-978-955-54220-0-0, author publication, 2011.

 

Research Publication

Full Papers

 

  • ‘Tourists’ perceptions on native birds’ conservation and their impacts on responsible nature-based tourism’, CAUTHE, University of Otago, New Zealand, 2017.

 

  • ‘Seniors and nature-based adventure tourism’, FASS interdisciplinary Postgraduate’s online journal of ‘Te Kura KeteAronui’, University of Waikato, New Zealand, 2017 (accepted for publication).

 

  • ‘Geography and it’s exclusiveness’, Magazine of 'BaumaVidya', the Society of Geography and Development Studies, Department of Geography, University of Kelaniya, Volume X, 2011/2012.

 

  • ‘The Salient Events for Origin and Evolution of Sustainable Development Concept’, Journal of ‘Santhathi’, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Volume V, 2012.

 

  • ‘The Origin and Evolution of Geography’, Journal of ‘SamajaVimarshana’, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, 2012.

 

  • ‘The Significance of the Five Themes as a Framework for Studying Geography’, Journal of ‘Santhathi’, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Volume IV, 2011.

 

  • ‘Effects on the Transportation and Communication for the Development of the Tourism Industry’, Journal of ‘Shastri’, Godage publication, 2011.

 

  • ‘World Tourism Classification and Sri Lanka’, Journal of ‘Pasadika’, Godage publication, 2011.

 

  • ‘Community Forest Management as an Approach to Rural Development’, Journal of ‘SamajaVimarshi’, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, 2011.

 

Abstract

Research papers presented at international conferences:

  • Responsible nature-based tourism in New Zealand’, American Geographers’ Association, Boston, April 2017 (accepted for oral presentation).

 

  • ‘Tourists’ perceptions on native birds’ conservation and their impacts on responsible nature-based tourism’, CAUTHE, University of Otago, New Zealand, February 2017.

 

  • ‘Seniors and nature-based adventure tourism’, FASS Grad interdisciplinary Postgraduate conference, University of Waikato, New Zealand, October 2016.

 

  • ‘Issues and Solutions for Municipal Waste Management in Sri Lanka’, 3rd International Conference on Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, October 2016.

 

§  Post-War Potential for Developing MICE Tourism Industry in Sri Lanka’, American Geographers’ Association, San Francisco, California, Volume: 62, March 2016.

 

  • ‘Chinese Culinary Art Experience: A Strategy for Developing Sri Lankan Culinary Tourism’, Indo – Sri Lankan International Geography Conference, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, December 2014.

 

  • ‘An Assessment of a Community Forest Management Project for Rural Development: Case Study related to Kendahena GND in Kurunegala District’, 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, November 2013.

 

 

  • ‘Potentials and Problems of Using Religious Places for Urban Recreational Needs: A Case Study Related to Kelaniya Buddhist Temple – Western Province, Sri Lanka’, 6th International Colloquium for Tourism and Leisure, Research Center of Songkla University, Thailand, August 2013.

 

  • ‘An Identification of Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Forest Fire using GIS Techniques’ 4th International Conference on Geo- Information Technology for Natural Disaster Management – “Reduce Exposure to Reduce Risk”, November 2012.

 

Research papers presented in national conferences:

  • ‘Trends in Buddhist Religious Tourism Sites: Special Reference to Kelaniya Temple’, 1st Research Symposium for Temporary Academic Staff, Faculty of Social Sciences, 2012.

 

  • Significances of Evolution of the Urban Recreational Activities in Ancient Cities in Sri Lanka’, 5th Annual Research Conference, Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, 2012.

 

 

  • ‘Development of Eco Friendly Tourist Attractions with special reference to Sinharaja forest complex’, Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, 2011.

 

  • ‘A Study of the Potential of Urban Recreational Activities with Special Reference to the Kotikawatta-MulleriyawaDivisional Secretariat Division’, National Geography Conference, University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, 2011.

 

Ongoing Research

  • Responsible nature-based tourism: Rotorua Canopy tours in the Dansey Road Scenic Reserve in New Zealand, a critical review.

 

Membership in Professional Associations

  • The Department coordinator of ‘Research Centre of Social Sciences’ (RCSS), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya.[2014-Present]
  • A life member of ‘Geo-Informatics Society of Sri Lanka’ (GISSL).
  • A life member of ‘National Geographic Society of Sri Lanka’.
  • Member, Association of American Geographers (AAG). 

 

CONTACT US

Department of Geography

University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya 11600,

Sri Lanka

+094 (112) 903 920

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