Qualifications (PhD/MPhil/MSSc/MA/BA Hons/Higher Diploma/Diploma) including Subjects


B.A.(Psychology), MSc.(Psychology)

Profile Statement

I am an academic in Psychology with the background of university teaching at undergraduate level. I have an experience of practice in counseling for 10 years and I have research experiences both at local and international level.

Expertise Fields/ Research Interest

Psychological Testing, Research Methodology, Personality Traits, Mindfulness



1. Kumaranayake, A.R. and Srimathi, N.L.(2017). Effects of Gender, Living Background and Educational Background on Psychological Morbidity in University Students. ”Girihisa”, Department of Philosophy, University of Kelaniya,Sri Lanka.415-428.

2. Kumaranayake, A.R. (2017). Current status and new trends in mindfulness based Clinical research in Buddhist psychology. Paper presented at 3rd National Buddhist Conference-Bhikshu University of Sri Lanka –Novermber, 2017.

3. Kumaranayake, A.R(2012),The relationship Between Practice of Buddhist Rituals and Happiness in the Old age, Research paper submitted to International Buddhist Conference, Bikku University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura.(the full paper was published in Anti-essays.com)

4. "An analysis of the Subjective dimension of the identity of Schizophrenic Patients"-Under the Supervision of Dr.Jaques Soulie(Unpublished)-Undergraduate Dissertation

5. The practice of the Hersey and Blanchard leadership Model in Sri Lankan Context"(Unpublished)

6. Ranil Kumaranayake(2009), Psychology for better Child rearing Practice-A news paper Article-Daily News, 30th March, 2009

7. Kumaranayake, A.R.(2011). Challenges and Opportunities for Counselling in Sri Lanka-A socio-cultural perspective(News paper article, October- 2011, Upadesana(Counselling) Magazine,Ministry of Social Services, Sri Lanka,

8. Kumaranayake, A.R.(2017)-Team mechanisms during the stages of Team Development-Vishranthi 

9. Kumaranayake, A.R.(2018)-The effects of Socioeconomic Status (SES) on the developing Neural networks and Plasticity of the Brain, Paper presented at International Conference of  Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya.

10.Kumaranayake, A.R.(2018)-Upadeshana Kusalathawanhi Bavithaya(use of Counseling Skills)-Darshanika Lipi, Department of Philosophy, University of Kelaniya.

11.Kumaranayake, A.R.-Review of the Research on Lifestyle Factors Associated with Maintained Cognition During Old Age,Academic Journal of Buddhist Studies(Poddiwala Gothama Himi),Students Union, Buddhist and Pali University of Sr Lanka

12. Thrupthimath mapiyan ha charithawath daruwan(Book)(2018)- Nuwani Publications.

13. Jeevavidhyathmaka manovidhyawa(2019)-Godage Publishers


1. Kumaranayake, A.R. (2017). Reviw of the current status of the Studies on Personality Traits. International Journal of Applied Research. 3(11)- A, 38-45.

2. Kumaranayake, A.R. (2017). Functions of Sinhala Baby Talk. International Research Journal of Interdisciplinary & Multidisciplinary Studies. III (VIII), 27-41.

3. Kumaranayake, A.R.& N.L. Srimathi, (2016),Evaluation of Internal Consistency and factor Structure of General Health Questionnaire(GHQ-28) on a South Indian Sample-International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities research,vol:4, issue:1, pp 281-291, January-March 2016. Available at www.researchpublish.com

4. Kumaranayake, A.R(2015),Development of an emotional response inventory for gender discrimination experiences of females-International Journal of Multi-disciplinary educational research,vol:4, issue:4(2), April, 2015.

5. Kumaranayake, A.R. and Srimathi, N.L.(2017). Effects of Gender, Living Background and Educational Background on Psychological Morbidity and defense styles in University Students-Master’s Dissertation

6. Ven. Kumbukandana Rewatha Thero & A. R. Kumaranayaka(2020). Impact of Gender on Negative Affectivity. International Journal of Creative Research and Studies.4(9). 37-47

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