Mrs. H.A. Kumudu Sumedha Sanjeewani

Mrs. H.A. Kumudu Sumedha Sanjeewani

B.A. (Kel’ya), MSSc. (Kel’ya)
Senior Lecturer II
Department of Sociology
University of Kelaniya

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Publications:

 Books Published:

 

  • SANSKRUTHIYA SAHA SANWARDHANAYA (Culture and Development), 2014, South Asian Research and Training Centre: Ranala, Sri Lanka, ISBN: 978-955-4980-04-4

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Supervision of research

2014                Invited by the National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA), for the survey on Economic Viability and Socio economic Impact on NAITA, where I worked as                         a research team member (qualitative data collection).

2013                Invited by the Road Development Authority Sri Lanka for prepare the resettlement action plan for the Northern Highway Project, where I worked as a research team                                   member (qualitative data collection).

2013                Invited by the Ministry of Defense and Urban Development, Sri Lanka, for the Strategic City Development Project-Galle District, where I worked as a research team                                   member.

2011                Invited by the Family Planning Association, Sri Lanka, for a political mapping exercise on sexual and reproductive health, where I worked as a research team member.

2010-2011       Invited by the Ministry of Labor Relations and Productivity Improvement, Sri Lanka, for the survey on strategies to strengthen trade unions in Sri Lanka, where I worked as                         a research team member.

2006                Appointed as the field coordinator for the survey on Sinharaja Forest and its impact to the neighboring villagers, Conducted by the Department of Sociology, University of                            Kelaniya.

2005                Invited by the Human Disaster Management Council, Colombo, for the baseline survey on Tsunami affected families in the Western Province of Sri Lanka where I appointed                         as the field coordinator.

2005                Appointed as the field coordinator, for the feasibility study of sustainable live hoods enhancement project for people affected by the Tsunami in Southern Province,                                     Department of Sociology, University of Kelaniya. Sponsored by Sewa Lanka Foundation.

2005                Appointed as the field coordinator, for the mid-term assessment area development project (Household Survey in Galenbindunuwawe), Department of Sociology, University                         of Kelaniya. Sponsored by World Vision Lanka.

2004                Appointed as a research assistant, for the survey on social and cultural change in Thanna, Balangoda. Conducted by the Department of Sociology, University of Kelaniya.

 

Independent Research and Abstract Presentations

 

2016-2017       Impact of new housing settlement for the quality of life of the plantation workers, grants received by the Research and Publications Division, University of Kelaniya, Sri                               Lanka.
                       Research findings presented at the 3rd Asia Pasific Conference on Advanced Research, Melbourne, Australia.

2016                “Vishwa vidyalayeeya kalapita sisun muhunadena adyayana dushkaratha” (Academic difficulties faced by the undergraduates in the Arts Faculty).   

                        Findings presented at the 2nd National Symposium of Social Sciences Undergraduates, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 

2016                Strategies of reconciliation through education and research, Survey done in Therukkovil, Mannar District,
                        Findings presented at the 3rd International Conference on Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, 30th September- 1st October 2016. 

2015                A sociological study on child abuse in Sri Lanka. 

                        Findings presented at the 2nd International Conference on “Innovative Trends in Multidisciplinary Academic Research TIMAR-2015”, Turkey. 

2014                Impact of new housing scheme of estate workers on their improvement of   livelihood.

                       Abstract presented at the Canadian International Conference of Social Science and Education (CICSSE), 26th & 27th May, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2014                A study on poverty and women unemployment.

                       Findings presented at the Canadian International Conference of Social Science and Education (CICSSE), 26th & 27th May, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

 2013               Impact of community empowerment projects in household decision making autonomy of Estate Women.

                       Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

2013                Socio economic issues of the war affected fisheries community in Sri Lanka (with reference to the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka).

                       Paper presented at the International Conference on Economic and Social Sustainability, Tokyo, Japan.

2013                Rehabilitation and aftercare of drug related women prisoners in Sri Lanka.

                       Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

2009-2010       Women Empowerment and Poverty Reduction in Estate Women, Sri Lanka.

                       Research findings presented at the 1st International Conference on the Social Sciences and the Humanities, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

2009                “Nuthana Adiwasi Kaanthawa ha Awatharana Piliweth” (Wadda women and rites of passage).

                         Paper presented at the 10th Annual Research Symposium (national), Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

2008                A geo-sociological study on Christian fundamentalists: A case study of Kandy District.

                       Paper presented at the International Conference on Social Sciences-Sri Lanka (ICSSL), Organized by the Research Centre for Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri                             Lanka.

2008                A sociological and communication analysis on the effect of Sinhala dubbed soap operas for the Sri Lankan society.

                       Paper presented at the 9th Annual Research Symposium (national), Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

2007                An evaluation of welfare process for female inmates (with special reference to female ward- welikada)

                       Paper presented at the 11h International Conference on Sri Lanka Studies (11th ICSLS), University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.

2005                Abaditha soldaduwange biriyan muhunadena mano samajeeya gatalu (Psycho Social Problems faced by Disabled Solders Wives - A Sociological Analysis)

                        Paper presented at the 7th Annual Research Symposium (national), Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

2004                Problems Faced by Disabled Solders, Independent Dissertation of the B.A. (Sociology) Degree.

                        Research findings presented at the 6th Annual Research Symposium (national), Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka in 2006.

           

Research full papers published in refereed and non-refereed journals:

 

  • 2015, The Impact of Women Empowerment Programs on Upcountry Tea Estate Women in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Scientific Research and Innovative Technology, Vol. 2 No. 7; July 2015, P.36-48. ISSN: 2313-3759.
  • 2014, A Study on Poverty and Women Unemployment (With Special reference to Slum Dwellers), Canadian International Journal of Social Science and Education, Canadian Research Centre for Humanities and Science, Volume 01, No 01, September 2014, P.329-349, ISSN:2356847X.
  • 2010, Wenaswana Samajaya Thula Wadi Kanthawa (Wadda Women in the Changing Society), Adiwasi Urumaya, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Sri Lanka. September 2010, P.257-276, ISBN: 978-955-0028-08-5.
  • 2008, Sinhalata hadakawanalada soap opera lankiya prekshaka kanthawa kerahi keranu labana balapama pilibada samaja vidyathmaka ha sanniwedana vidyathmaka adyayanayak (A Sociological and Communication Analysis on the effect of Sinhala Dubbed Soap Operas for the Sri Lankan Female Audience), Cenwor, colombo, Sri Lanka, April, 2008, P.13-24.

 

Journal Articles:

 

  • 2014, “Nuthana Paule Kaaryabhaaraya Ashritha Nawa Prawanatha” (New trends in the modern family unit), Special Felicitation Volume of the 50th Anniversary of the Sri Pushparama Maha Pirivena, 22 June 2014, P.306-318, ISBN: 978-955-7523-00-2.
  • 2008, “Kanthawa ha Dugeebhawaye” (Women and Poverty), “Sarasavi - 4” A journal from the Department of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, V.4, 2008, P. 98-104, ISSN: 1391-9512.
  • 2008, “Janakaviyen Heliwena Sinhala Gami Samaja Lakshana” (Folk lore and Sinhala Peasant Society), “Dinasa”- A journal from the Department of Sinhala, University of Kelaniya, V. 4, December, 2008, P.163-179, ISSN: 1800-2404.
  • 2006, “Janawargika Arbudaya Desa Apahu Hari Balimak” (An overview of Ethnic problem), "Abhisarana"- Soratha Abhinandana Felicitation Volume, October, 2006, P.112-130, ISBN: 955-1581-00-8.

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