Professor K. Karunathilake

Professor K. Karunathilake

B.A. (S.J’pura), M.A. (S.J’pura), Ph.D. (JNU, India)
Senior Professor of Sociology (Chair) 
Department of Sociology
University of Kelaniya
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Publications:


‘Community Mobilization and Household Level Waste Management for Dengue Vector Control in Gampaha District of Sri Lanka; An Intervention Study,’ in Pathogens and Global Health, 2012. Core Authors: W. Abeyewickreme, A. R. Wickremasinghe, Johannes Sommerfeld, and Axel Kroeger, VOL. 106 NO. 8, Published by W. S. Maney & Son Ltd.

'Emerging Sexual Vulnerability Among Adolescents and Youth in Sri Lanka' in Population, Gender and Reproductive Health, 2011. Core Author:  Indralal Silva, Editors: F. Ram, Sayeed Unisa and T.V. Sekher, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, India.

'Indigenous Peoples and Ethnic Minorities' Contribution towards Environmental and Social Safeguards in Rural Nepal' in International Conference on EchoHealth 2010,  London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London and International Association of Ecology and Health (IAEH), August 18-20, 2010.

'Effectiveness of Prevention Dengue through Community Participation and Environment Friendly Solid Waste Management: Sri Lankan Experience' in International Conference on EchoHealth 2010,  London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London and International Association of Ecology and Health (IAEH), August 18-20, 2010. Core Authors:  W. Abeyewickreme, and A.R. Wickremasinghe.

Patterns of Sexual Vulnerability among Adolescents and Youths in Sri Lanka, Core Authors:  Indralal Silva, Roy Perera, In Asian Population Studies, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Routledge Publication, 2009.

'Social and Cultural Obstacles of Waste Management and Vector Borne Diseases Control in Sri Lanka' in The Second International Conference on Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, Phuket, Thailand, 15-17 October 2008. 

Applied Sociology: Theory and Application, 2007, Malinga Publishers, Kadawatha, Sri Lanka.

Woman and Transformation of Social Challenges: A Sociological Analysis of Women in a Up- country Village in Sri Lanka, in Partners for Progress, Journal of the National Committee on Women, Ministry of child Development and Women Empowerment, 2005.

Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of Tsunami Victims’ livelihood, in Economic Review, Vol. 31, Number 1-4, April-July 2005, Research Department, People’s Bank, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Village Studies in Sri Lanka: Yesterday and Tomorrow, in Journal of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2005. 

Divorce as a Social Problem, in PRAVĀDA, The Journal of Social Scientists’ Association of Sri Lanka, Social Scientists’ Association of Sri Lanka, Colombo, 2003.

Sociological Theory, 1998, Malinga Publishers, Kadawatha, Sri Lanka.

Crime, Delinquency and Rehabilitation, 1998, Malinga Publishers, Kadawatha, Sri Lanka.

Introduction to Criminology, 1991, Author Publication, Kadawatha, Sri Lanka

Research Abstracts:

 

“Public Lecture on ‘Political Culture in Sri Lanka: An Analysis of Citizens’ Role in Politics’”, Presented at Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo, Sri Lanka 29 April 2015. 

“Asceticism and the Present State of Buddhism in Sri Lanka”, Presented at The Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University, USA, 10 December 2014. 

“Social Impact of Livelihood Support Programs in Rural Society of Sri Lanka: A Case Study of Dry Zone Livelihood Support and Partnership Program in Monagragala District”, Presented and published at Annual Session (2014) of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo, Sri Lanka 03 December 2014. 

“Social and Cultural Obstacles of Waste Management and Vector Born Diseases Control In Sri Lanka”, Presented and published at The Second International Conference on Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, Phuket, Thailand, 15-17 October 2008. 

“Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of the Community on Dengue Infection in Gampaha District of Sri Lanka"By: Dr. K. Karunathilake (Principal Author), Dr. Abeyewickreme, and Prof. Rajitha Wickramasinghe. Presented and published at International Conference on Social Sciences, Sri Lanka – 2008, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 18-20 July 2009. 

“Threat of Dengue: Insider’s and Outsider’s View”By: Presented and published at International Conference on Social Sciences, Sri Lanka – 2008, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 18-20 July 2009. 

“Impact of Area Development Program for Children’s Educational Development in Rural Society of Sri Lanka”Presented and published at International Conference on Social Sciences, Sri Lanka – 2008, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 18-20 July 2009. 

“Towards an Innovative Approach to Control Dengue: Bio-Social Study in Gampaha District, Sri Lanka”, By: Dr. Abeyewickreme, and Prof. Rajitha Wickramasinghe, Dr. K. Karunathilake (Co-Author), H. A. D. C. Hapangama. Presented and published at International Conference on Social Sciences, Sri Lanka – 2008, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 18-20 July 2009. 

“Patterns of Change in the Rural Society of Sri Lanka: An Anthropological Study of Village Teripahe”,  presented to the Committee of South Asian Studies as well as the Department of Anthropology, Harvard University,  Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 18 December 2007. 

“Role and Impact of NGOs in Post-Tsunami Activities: With Special Attention to Southern and Western Provinces of Sri Lanka”, presented to the Faculty Members and Postgraduate Students, Ibaraki University, Hitachi, Japan, 18 December 2007. 

“Effects of Small Arms and Light Weapons on communities: with Special Reference to Non-Conflict Regions of Sri Lanka”, presented to the 11th International Conference on Sri Lankan Studies, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK, 1-3 November 2007. 

“International Development Agencies Intervention in Infrastructural Development: A Case of ADB Intervention in Road Sector Development in Sri Lanka”, presented to the 11th International Conference on Sri Lankan Studies, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK, 1-3 November 2007. 

“Social Cost of the War”, Workshop on Good Governance and Peace Building, organized by Centre for Policy Alternatives, Presented at Hilltop Hotel, Kandy, 25th August 2006. 

“Services & Facilities of NGOs Towards Self Employment & Small Scale Industries”, seminar on Livelihood Development in Tsunami Affected Areas through Science & technology Information, 26th & 27 October 2006, organized by National Science Foundation, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 

“Effects of Corruption, Financial and Social Cost of Corruption”, workshop on training of trainers on Future Democracy and Good Governance, organized by Centre for Policy Alternatives, 25th August 2006. 

“Caste, Kinship and Marriage in a Traditional Village of Sri Lanka:
Emerging Challenges to Identity”
International Conference on Cultural Plurality, State and Identity, Organised by Anthropological Survey of India, New Delhi, 28 February-1st of March 2006.

“Continuity and Change of Caste Identities in a Traditional Sinhala Village in Sri Lanka”, presented to an International Conference on Sociology Towards Asia, organized by Centre for Study Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. 27-29 January 2006 

“Graduate Unemployability: Values and Perspectives”, presented to the 10th International Conference on Sri Lankan Studies, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 26-28 December 2005.

“Changes Took Place in the Post Independence Sri Lanka”, Presented to the Inter-University Dialogue (Sociology), at Hotel Thilanka, Kandy, Sri Lanka, October 06th – 08th 2005. Sponsored by Centre for Policy Alternatives, Sri Lanka.

Findings of the Tsunami Baseline Surveys” in collaboration with Mr. U. A. Chandrasena, Senior Lecturer/Geography, University of Kelaniya at the One-Day Seminar on Tsunami Disaster and Disaster Management: Sri Lankan Experience, Sponsored by Concern Worldwide – Ireland and Sewa Lanka Foundation at the Auditorium, Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo, 07th April 2005 

“Imagined and Real Identity in a Kandyan Village in Sri Lanka”, presented to the Leonard Wolf Memorial International Conference, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, 18-19 December 2004.

“Caste, Land Ownership, and Poverty in a Kandyan Village in Sri Lanka”, presented to the 9th International Conference on Sri Lankan Studies, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, 28-30 November 2003.

 “Social and Cultural Changes in a Traditional Sinhala Village of Sri Lanka: (Pul Eliya – a village in Medawachchiya Divisional Secretariat Division of Anuradhapura District)” presented to the Annual Research Symposium 2002, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya. 

“Changes in the Rural Society of Sri Lanka: (Teripahe – a village in Walapane Divisional Secretariat Division of Nuwara Eliya District)” presented to the Annual Research Symposium 2001, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya.

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