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Research

  • Doctoral thesis - ‘Mobile Phones, empowerment and female heads of households: Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.’
  • Undergraduate thesis - 'The preference of Sri Lankan television viewers for Indian soap operas: a case study.’

Awards

  • Awarded Commonwealth government funded International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) from 2013 to 2017 from Deakin University, Australia.
  • Achieved runner-up position of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition in faculty level and represented the Faculty of Arts & Education at the Deakin University final round, 2016.

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International and National Research Conference Presentations

  •  ‘“Miss[ed] Calls’’: Female Heads of Households and Their Woes due to Nuisance Phone Calls in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka’, International Research Symposium, the University of the Visual and Performing Arts, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 5 – 7 December 2018.
  • ‘Use of more-than-voice mobile services by the female heads of households, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka’, International Conference of Asian Congress for Media and Communication (ACMC), National Chengchi University, Taiwan, 27-29 October 2018.
  • ‘Scuffle over mobile phone usage between mothers and their techno savvy children in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka’, International Conference of Asian Congress for Media and Communication (ACMC), Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 27-29 October 2016.
  • ‘Greening of news hole: Green discourse of news in Australia, Japan and Sri Lanka’, International Conference of Asian Congress for Media and Communication (ACMC), Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 27-29 October 2016.
  • ‘Mobile phones, empowerment and female headed households in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka’, Minor Culture conference for the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia, University of Melbourne, 30 November - 3 December 2015.
  • ‘Gendered practices of mobile phones by female heads of households in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka’, Asian conference on Media and Mass Communication, International Academic Forum (iafor), Kobe, Japan, 12 - 15 November 2015.
  • ‘Cinematic portrayal of gender violence: a case study of three films rooted in Sri Lankan ethno-political conflict’ and ‘Let the children be fed ethically: an explorative study on advertising standards and strategies in Sri Lanka’, International Conference of Asian Congress for Media and Communication (ACMC), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, October 2012.
  • ‘Have Sri Lankans maximized the potential of advertising for social cohesion?’, 20th annual conference of Asian Media Information & Communication Centre (AMIC), Hyderabad, India, June 2011.
  • ‘Glocalizing power of Indian soap operas over Sri Lankan audience: a case study of Indian soap operas’ at the International Conference of Asian Congress for Media and Communication (ACMC), University Sains Malaysia, October 2010.

Research Conference Chair

Chaired the panel session ‘Ethnicity, Representation, and Media’ at the International Conference of Asian Congress for Media and Communication (ACMC), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, October 2012.

Reviewer

  • Reviewer for the journal of Feminist Media Studies – 2017 to Current
  • Reviewer, Asian conference on Media and Mass Communication, International Academic Forum (iafor), Kobe, Japan, November 2015
  • Reviewer, International Research Symposium, University of the Visual and Performing arts, Colombo, Sri Lanka, December 2018, December 2019
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