K.L. WATHSALA GUNATHILAKE

Lecturer (Probationary)

Bachelor in Arts (Honors) in Geography, University of Colombo.

Diploma in English, Sri Lanka Sabaragamuwa University.

MSc in Forestry and Environmental Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (Reading)

 

  • Contact Details

Email: wathsalaindeevarie@gmail.com (Personal)

Email: wathsalag@kln.ac.lk (Office)

Phone Number: +94718984773 (Personal) (+94) 112903919 (Office)

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wathsala-gunathilake

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Wathsala-Gunathilake

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?pli=1&authuser=1&user=OB1BXW0AAAAJ

  • Area of Specialization

Bio geography, Quantitative Geography, Climatology and Meteorology, Household carbon foot printing

 

  • Publication

Published Full Journal Articles

  • Gunathilake, K.L.W.I and Chandrasekara, C.M.K.N.K. Influencing factors for household level carbon emissions and spatial differences. Modern Environmental Science and Engineering (ISSN 2333-2581) November 2019, Volume 5, No. 11, pp.1050-1055
  • Gunathilake K.L.W.I., Chandrasekara C.M.K.N.K, Amarasekara D.D and Chandrasekara CMPB, Gunathilaka K.L.S.K, Socio economic impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on the rural and urban lifestyles of Sri Lanka, World Wide Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development (E-ISSN: 2454-6615), May 2021 7 (5):53-57
  • Manawadu, L Gunathilake K.L.W.I, Wijeratne, V.P.I.S., Urban Agglomeration and COVID-19 Clusters: Strategies for Pandemic Free City Management, International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (ISSN 2250-3153) July 2020, Volume 10, No. 7, pp. 769-775
  • Gunathilake, K.L.W.I. and Chandrasekara, C.M.K.N.K, Assessment of emission based spatial distribution of household carbon footprints- a case study from Balangoda Divisional Secretariat Division, Journal of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (ISSN 1391-0256), January, 2021, Volume 3, Issue 2


Herath H.M.N.T, Gunathilake K.L.W.I and Chandrasekara C.M.K.N.K., A site specific study on peacock and human conflict- A case study from Jayanthipura Grama Niladhari Division, Polonnaruwa- Sri Lanka, Multi - Hazard Early Warning and Disaster Risk Reduction Book Volume, Springer Nature Publications, 2020Book Chapters

 

  • Manawadu, L, Gunathilaka. M. D. K. L, Wijerathne. V. P. I. S, Gunathilake. K. L. W.I. How and Why the Land Resources Changed: A Chronological Change of Land Use and Land Cover in Sri Lanka, Examining International Land Use Policies, Changes, and Conflicts, IGI Global Publishers, 2020

 

Abstracts

 

Published and presented: International level

  • Gunathilake, K.L.W.I. and Chandrasekara C.M.K.N.K. 2018.Assessing household carbon emission and the driving factors: A case study in Balangoda Divisional Secretariat Division, Sri Lanka, International Conference on Climate Change ICCC- 2019- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Published and presented: National Level

  • Gunathilake, K.L.W.I. Chandrasekara, C.M.K.N.K. and Ekanayake, T., 2018. Diversity of avifauna in residential landscape: A case study in Belihuloya village in Balangoda. 4th International Research Symposium of Rajarata University of Sri Lanka (ISIBES 2018)
  • Gunathilake, K.L.W.I. and Ekanayake, T., 2018. DPSIR as a conceptual approach of structuring the human and natural environmental issues, 2nd National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED-2018), University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka
  • Gunathilake, K.L.W.I, 2018.Identification of drivers contributing to carbon emission and carbon footprints -A case study in Balangoda Divisional Secretariat Division, Sri Lanka, Undergraduate Research Symposium Humanities and Social Sciences University of Colombo-2019
  • Gunathilake, K.L.W.I and Chandrasekara, C.M.K.N.K., quantifying unseen contributions to the global carbon emission from local anthropogenic environments: A case study in Balangoda Divisional Secretariat Division, SriLanka. 24thInternational Forestry and Environment Symposium- 2019
  • Gunathilake, K.L.W.I and Chandrasekara, C.M.K.N.K.., Contribution of secondary expenses based emissions on total carbon footprint: a case study in Balangoda divisional secretariat division, 2nd South Asia Conference on Multidisciplinary Research 2019 (SAMR’19)
  • Ekanayake, T, Gunathilake, K.L.W.I and Chandrasekara, C.M.K.N.K.., Impact of snake bites on the people: A case study in Galenbindunuwewa Divisional Secretariat Division, Sri Lanka,24thInternational Forestry and Environment Symposium- 2019
  • Kotawella, C., Gunathilake, K.L.W.I. and Jayathilaka, M., 2018. A preliminary study on bird diversity and abundance of species in a semi-urban environment: A case study in Amunugoda North in Gampaha District, 2nd National Conference of Undergraduates on Environment and Development (NCUED-2018), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • Ekanayake, T., Chandrasekara, C.M.K.N.K. &Gunathilake, K.L.W.I. 2018. A detailed study of snake bites in Galenbindunuwewa divisional secretariat division, Sri Lanka. 4th International Research Symposium of Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
  • Herath H.M.N.T, Gunathilake K.L.W.I and Chandrasekara C.M.K.N.K., A site specific study on peacock and human conflict- A case study from Jayanthipura Grama Niladhari Division, Polonnaruwa- Sri Lanka, International Symposium on Multi - Hazard Early Warning and Disaster Risk Reduction, 2020
  • Dhananja W.A.V.L, Gunathilake K.L.W.I, Chandrasekara C.M.K.N.K, Impact of anthropogenic activities on the habitat loss of water hens - A case study from Kesbewa Divisional Secretariat Division (DSD), Sri Lanka, 2nd Asia International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research 2020 (AIMR’20)
  • Senadheera S.D.S.N, Gunathilake K.L.W.I, Chandrasekara C.M.K.N.K, Human-Elephant conflict and Rural Livelihoods- A Case Study from Thenuwara and Mailankulama Grama Niladhari Divisions- Sri Lanka, International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS)- 2020
  • L.W.I.Gunathilake and C.M.K.N.K. Chandrasekara, An application of the DPSIR framework in assessing household carbon emission, 7th Annual Research Symposium, Department of Demography, University of Colombo (DemArs)- 2020
  • Nandasiri, A.D.D.M, Gunathilake, K.L.W.I and Chandrasekara, C.M.K.N.K, Effects of the persistant human disturbance on the jungle fowl population: a case study from Balangoda Divisional Secretariat Division, Sri Lanka, 2nd International Conference on Biodiversity and Environmental Management, 2021

 

Newspaper publications

 

  • Ekanayake, H. andGunathilake, W., 2017. Snake Bytes- Are we paying enough attention. Sunday Times, 26 11, p. 19.
  • Ekanayake, H. andGunathilake, W., 2018. i¾m úI urK .ek jeâ wjOdkhla wjYHhs,Silumina, 11 04, P.22.
  • Gunathilake, W. 2020. Global warming; Responsibilities of Individuals, Ceylon Today (Looks), 04 02, P.06.
  • Gunathilake, W. 2020. Biggest Ever Global Experiment on How Nature Can Recover if Given an Opportunity: COVID-19 Pandemic Takes Command!, Times Online, 20 04.

 

ACADEMIC AWARDS

 

  • Wilson Wedaarachchi award for the student of Best Results in Geography Special Part I-2016, University of Colombo.
  • Professor Yogambikai Rasanayagam Gold Medal in Geography at General Convocation- University of Colombo 2019
  • Professor Kusuma Abeysinghe Gunawardana Memorial Award for Geography At General Convocation- University of Colombo 2019
  • Session’s best presenter award at International Conference of Climate Change ICCC-2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Session’s best presenter award at 2nd South Asia Conference on Multidisciplinary Research 2019 (SAMR’19)
  • Session’s best presenter award at 2ndAsia International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research 2019 (AIMR’20)

CLUBS AND SOCIETIES

 

  • Active member in Sri Lanka Association of Geographers (SLAG)
  • Active member in Sri Lanka Association of Scientists (SLAAS)
  • Active member in National Science Foundation (NSF)

 

OTHER ACADEMIC EXPERIECES AND QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Currently working as a reviewer in IGI Global E- Editorial Discovery System.
  • Successfully completed a short course in Making Teaching Effective (MaTE) conducted by Staff Development Centre, (2020) University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Worked as an editorial assistant in the International Conference of Geography and Global Sustainability (ICGGS) 2021, organized by University of Colombo
  • Worked as a visiting tutor in the Mathematics Unit, University of Colombo
  • Worked as a visiting demonstrator in the Information and Communication Technology Unit, University of Colombo

 

TRAININGS AND WORKSHOPS

  • Workshop on Technical Translations in the Department of Linguistics, University of Kelaniya. 2017
  • Participated in ten hour training program on Technical Translations at Department of Official Languages, Rajagiriya 2017
  • Field visit to observe Parliamentary Interpretation session 2017
  • Active participation in online training sessions conducted on LMS based learning by University of Colombo (2017).
  • Active participation in IIOE training session (COVID 19 Response Series) conducted by UNESCO-ICHEI, Shenzhen, China (2020).
  • Participated in Mapping-Horizons GIS competition organized by The International Association of Young Geographers (IAYG)-India. (2021).
  • Successfully completed a four-day (10 hours) Technical Training on Fundamentals, Platforms and Sensors in Remote Sensing under the framework of 'University Network for Disaster Risk Reduction and Managementin Indian Ocean Rim' (UN4DRR) Project. (2021).

CONTACT US

Department of Geography

University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya 11600,

Sri Lanka

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geographykln@gmail.com

                                                        

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