Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy research completed between 2018 - 2021

Ref No.Registration No.Title of the ResearchName of the SupervisorPublications
12018/MPhil/PhD/12
W.M.M.P.R.Gunaratne
State Counsel
Attorney General's Department,
Sri Lanka

Email-peshanrj@gmail.com

(Completed in 2021)
Sri Lanka's Foreign Policy from 1994 to 2019: Non - Alignment and Sino - Lanka Relations

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Senior Professor Nayani Melegoda
(Department of International Relations, University of Colombo)
Gunaratne, P. (2021). Myanmar's Foreign Policy: Aung Saan Suu Kyi and Her Foreign Policy from 2015 to 2020. International Women's Day 2021, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Gunaratne, P. (2021). Leader Perceptions of Foreign Policy Executives: Sri Lanka's Relations with the Commonwealth in 2013. Annual Research Sessions, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Gunaratne, P and Melegoda, N. (2020). The Impact of Leader Images in Sri Lanka's Foreign Policy Making from 20015 to 2019. 13th International Research Conference, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka.

Gunaratne, P. (2020). Sri Lanka's Foreign Policy: Colombo’s Relations with Washington, Beijing, and New Delhi. In Takashi Inoguchi (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Asian Foreign Policy (pp. 811 - 837). SAGE Publications.
22017/MPhil/PhD/34 W.B.Senaratne
Senior Lecturer,
General
Sir John Kotelawala Defence University

Email - bhagya.ws@gmail.com

(Completed in 2020)
An Analysis of Sri Lanka - China Bilateral relations from 1994 to 2015.

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Senior Professor Nayani Melegoda
(Department of International Relations, University of Colombo)
Senaratne, B. and Melegoda, N. (2020). China’s Engagement with Maritime Nations: A Case Study. Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Conference 2020. Colombo: Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Rajapakshe, W. and Senaratne B. (2020). The Indo-Pacific: An Examination of Regional Instruments for Improved Coordination. 13th International Research Conference. Ratmalana: General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University.

Senaratne, B. (2019). A Neoclassical Realist Approach to China’s Future Relations in the South Asian Region. Annual Research Symposium. Colombo: University of Colombo.

Senaratne, B. and Melegoda, N. (2019). Geopolitical Importance of Sri Lanka in the 21st Century: The Case of the Belt & Road Initiative. Rajarata International Research Conference. Mihintale: Rajarata University.

Senaratne, B. (2019). Sri Lanka’s Relations with China from 1948 to 1995: A Neoclassical Realist Analysis. 12th International Research Conference. Ratmalana: General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University.

Senaratne, B. (2019). 21st Century Maritime Silk Route: Preventive Diplomacy as a Mechanism to Mitigate Future Security Implications. 12th Annual Research Conference – 2019. Colombo: Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka.

Senaratne, B. (2019). Maritime Security Cooperation in the Indian Ocean Region: From Trust to Mistrust. 8 th International Maritime Conference. Karachi: Bahria University.

Senaratne, B. (2018). Maritime Domain Awareness: Possibilities for Cooperation in the Indian Ocean Region. Annual Research Conference 2018. Colombo: University of Colombo.

Senaratne, B. (2020). Maritime Security Cooperation: From Mistrust to Trust in the Indian Ocean Region. POLARIS: Journal of Maritime Research, 3 (1), 43-59.

Senaratne, B. (2020). “Sri Lanka and BIMSTEC: Past, Present and Prospects for the Future”. National Security, 4 (1), 77-90. Retrieved from https://www.vifindia.org/sites/default/files/national-security-vol-3-issue-1-articleBSenaratne.pdf

Senaratne, B. (2019). “China’s Future Relations in the South Asian Region: A Study from a Neoclassical Realist Approach.” Defence & Security Journal, 4. Sapugaskanda: 2 2 Defence Services Command & Staff College. Retrieved from -http://www.dscsc.lk/index.php/component/content/article?layout=edit&id=719

Senaratne, B. (2018, September/October). “Diplomats’ Role in Strengthening China’s Overseas Image: A Case Study of Sri Lanka.” China International Studies 71. Beijing: China Institute of International Studies.

Senaratne, B. (2017). “National Security of Sri Lanka: Importance of Mass Media and Communication”. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies 4 (2). Nugegoda: University of Sri Jayewardenepura. http://journals.sjp.ac.lk/index.php/ijms/article/view/3381

Senaratne, B. (2017). “Elements of Sri Lanka’s Geopolitics: Impact on United States’ Foreign Policy”. Maritime Affairs: Journal of the National Maritime Foundation of India. London: Routledge.

Senaratne, B. (Forthcoming). U.S.-Sri Lanka Relations in the Era of the Indo-Pacific. Routledge Handbook on the Indo-Pacific. London: Routledge.

Senaratne, B. (In print). Beyond Geopolitics: Building Regional Maritime Partnerships to Combat Non-Traditional Threats. Indian Ocean Security Paradigm: Challenges and Opportunities for Pakistan. Lahore: University of Lahore.

Senaratne, B. (2021). 21st Century Maritime Silk Route: Preventive Diplomacy as a Mechanism to Mitigate Future Security Implications. In S.
Abeyratne, L. Siriwardena and H. Ni (Eds.), Lion Dragon Dance: Practice and Reflection on the People-to People Dialogues in China and Sri Lanka (pp. 13-152). Zhejiang: Zhejiang University Press.

Senaratne, B. (2020). The Indo-Pacific: An Examination of Regional Instruments for Improved Coordination. Proceedings 13th International Research Conference (pp. Ratmalana: General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University.

Senaratne, B. (2019). Maritime Security Cooperation: From Mistrust to Trust in the Indian Ocean Region. Global Geopolitics in Transition: Rethinking Maritime Dynamics in the Indian Ocean Region (pp. 116-128). Karachi: National Centre for Maritime Policy Research.

Senaratne, N. and Senaratne, B. (2018). Buddhist Attitudes on Global Issues and Solutions. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference 2018. Colombo: International Association of Theravada Buddhist Universities.

Senaratne, B. (2017). “Determinants of Sri Lanka’s Geopolitical Significance to the United State’ Foreign Policy”. 4th International Research Conference. Batticaloa: Eastern University, Sri Lanka.

Senaratne, B. (2017). “Advancing Human Security-centric Policies in Sri Lanka: Challenges and Opportunities”. Strategic Forum on “Meeting the Challenges of Extremism by Advancing Human Security Centred Policies” - Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (INSSSL)

Senaratne, B. (2017). “Dynamics in Cyber Security: Challenges to Sri Lanka’s National Security”. 10th International Research Conference. Ratmalana: General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University.

Senaratne, B. (2017). “Strengthening connectivity through Media in a culturally diverse Region”. 10th South Asia Conference. New Delhi: Institute for Defence Studies & Analysis.

“Challenges in Managing Dynamics in the Indian Ocean: Initiatives by Regional States” – Officer Career Development Centre (OCDC) – December 2018

“Maritime Domain Awareness: Possibilities for Sri Lanka-U.S. Cooperation” – 3 rd KDUCNA Track 1.5 Dialogue – General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University & Center for Naval Analysis – July 2018

“Peaceful Coexistence: The Future of China’s Relations in South Asia” – 6 th China – South and Southeast Asia Think-Tank Forum - Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences – June 2018

“How can maritime multilateral security cooperation in the Indian Ocean be stimulated and developed?” - The 21st century Maritime Silk Road: Considering Security Implications - Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), FriedrichEbert-Stiftung (FES) and Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (MISIS) - Yangon, Myanmar – February 2018

“Strengthening China’s Overseas Image: A Case Study of Sri Lanka” – China Institute of International Studies, Beijing – January 2018
32016/MPhil/PhD/012
L.M. De Silva
Senior Lecturer,
General
Sir John Kotelawala Defence University

Email - lihini.desilva@kdu.ac.lk

(Completed in 2020 - MPhil awarded)
Protection of Geographical Indications: A Comparative Study of Sri Lanka, European Union and India

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Dr. Sampath Punchihewa
(Department of Commercial Law, University of Colombo)
De Silva LM, ‘Balancing the Rights of Trademark and Geographical Indication Owners in Sri Lanka: A Social Engineering Task’ (Intellectual Property and Innovation Researchers of Asia Conference, University of Indonesia February 2020).

Mudalige NKK and De Silva LM 'Nature of Employment and Labour Protection of the GI Producers in Sri Lanka' (12th International Research Conference, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Colombo 2019)

De Silva LM, ‘Legal Protection of Products Identified by Geographical Indications Having Weaker Link to the Origin’ (11th International Research Conference, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Colombo 2018. (This paper won the Best Oral Presentation award at the conference).

De Silva LM and Punchihewa NS, ‘New Prospects for GI Producers?: An Appraisal of the Proposed Amendment Bill to the Intellectual Property Act of Sri Lanka’ (Annual Research Symposium, University of Colombo, Colombo November 2017).

De Silva LM, ‘Greening Patent Law: A Comparative Analysis of Sri Lanka and China’ (Asian Law Institute Conference (ASLI), University of Philippines, Philippines May 2017).

Edirisinghe AA, Wijerathna YP, Mudalige NKK, & De Silva LM, ‘Young Blood to Shape the Future: Youth Political Participation in the contemporary Sri Lanka’ (Young Scholars Conference, South Asian University, New Delhi, October 2016).

De Silva LM, ‘Livelihood Deprived? A critical Analysis of Livelihood in Acquisition of Private Lands in Sri Lanka’ (Conference Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Colombo, 2016).
42016/ MPhil/PhD/014
A.A. Edirisinghe
Senior Lecturer,
General
Sir John Kotelawala Defence University

Email - asanka aaedirisinghe@gmail.com

(Completed in 2020 - MPhil awarded)
Protection of Geographical Indications: A Comparative Study of Sri Lanka, European Union and India

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Dr. Kokila Konasinghe
(Department of Private and Comparative Law, University of Colombo)
Edirisinghe AA, Wijerathna YP, Mudalige NKK, & De Silva LM, ‘Young Blood to Shape the Future: Youth Political Participation in the contemporary Sri Lanka’ (Young Scholars Conference, South Asian University, New Delhi, October 2016).

Corporate Governance o Banks: A critical analysis of Sri Lankan Law and practice, International Research Conference, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (2016)

Basic Instruments on International Contract Law: A Comparative Analysis of the CISG, UNIDROIT and PECL, Silhoutte Magazine, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (2016)
52016/MPhil/PhD/39
A.K.A.S.Korala
Lecturer,
Department of Political Science,
University of Colombo.

Email - anjalikorala@gmail.com

(Completed in 2020 - MPhil awarded)
Political Mobilization in Sri Lanka 2010 – 2015; A Study of voting propanganda and Rationality.

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Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri
(Department of History, University of Colombo)

Dr. Maneesha Wanasinghe Pasqual
(Department of International Relations, University of Colombo)
Korala, A. (2021) “The Role of the E-Governance in Increasing the Citizen Participation in to Local Governance in Present Day Rural Sri Lanka”

Korala, A. (2019). The Use of Continuous Assessment Linked Dialogic Feedback to Enhance Social Science Undergraduates’ Higher-Order Skills. “Fostering the Demand for Quality Teaching and Learning in Higher Education” Proceedings of the 15th Annual SLAIHEE Conference on Higher Education in Sri Lanka.

Korala, A. (2019). “Discourse Construction, Political Mobilization and Voting in Sri Lanka – A Study on 2010 and 2015 Presidential Elections” Paper presentation at Sri Lanka Election Commission - Annual Research Symposium 2019 Striving for a Nation that Safeguards Universal Franchise.

Korala, A. (2018) “Introducing Blended Learning Practices to Social Sciences Stream in Higher Education – Strategies and Challenges” Paper presentation at Symposium on Blended Learning for Quality Higher Education, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Korala, A. (2017). Review of FAO Guidance Note: Child Labour in Agriculture in Protracted Crises, Fragile and Humanitarian Contexts (Pilot Version). Future of Food: Journal on Food, Agriculture and Society, 5 (3). Witzenhausen, Department of Organic Food Quality and Food Culture, University of Kassel & Federation of German Scientists.

Korala, A. (2017, November 21st – 22nd) “‘Underserved’ or ‘Undeserved’? A Study on the Identity Formation of the ‘Slum’ and ‘Shanty’ Dwellers in Colombo” Paper presentation at the IConArts – 2017 International Research Conference on The Role of Humanities and Social Sciences in Research for Development. Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Korala, A. & Jayawardhena, P. (2016, March 24th – 25th) “Why Reconcile the Decision Makers? An Inquiry of the New Political Environment in Resolving Sri Lanka's Ethnic Conflict” Paper presentation at the 2016 International Conference on Peace, Reconciliation & Development Challenges. Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

Korala, A. (2016). Sri Lankan Entertainment Culture within Korean Wave. ‘Samaja Viggraha”,Colombo: Department of Sociology, University of Colombo
62016/MPhil/PhD/43
V.S.Thareendra De Mel
Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, United Nations Children's Fund

Email - pfsajith.demel@gmail.com

(Completed in 2018)
Impact of trade on employment and wages in the manufacturing industry in Sri Lanka

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Professor Sunil Chandrasiri
(Department of Economics, University of Colombo)

Dr. Iresha Lakshman
(Department of Demography, University of Colombo)
Enhancing productivity and export competitiveness: The case of Sri Lankan manufacturing industries, Annual Conference, Sri Lanka Economist Association (2016)

Productivity barriers to elevating Sri Lankan industry, Annual Conference, Sri Lanka Economist Association (2017)

Impact of trade on employment in the manufacturing industry in Sri Lanka, Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo (2017)
72015/MPhil/PhD/04 P.R.D.Chathurika
Senior Lecturer,
The Open University of Sri Lanka

Email - prdchathurika@gmail.com

(Completed in 2020 - MPhil awarded)
An Investigative Study on Effective Practices of Primary Teachers of Environment Related Activities in Schools.

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Professor G.D.Lekamge
(Department of Secondary and Tertiary Education, The Open University of Colombo)
Student Perception on current school counseling service in Sri Lanka (with reference to Anuradhapura Zone) , Global Sumit of Education, Malaysia (2015)
82015/MPhil/PhD/13 H.M.I.C.Herath
Teacher,
Devi Balika Vidyalaya, Colombo.

Email - sylvestersindikaherath@gmail.com

(Completed in 2018)
Phrmacognostical Investigation of Curcuma albiflora Thw. (Harankaha)

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Dr. G.S.Premakumara
(Department of Basic Science and Social Sciences, UOC)

Dr. T.D.C.M.K. Wijayasiriwardene
(Industrial Technology Institute, Ministry of Technology)
Comparative GCMS analysis of all Curcuma species grown in Sri Lanka by multivariate test. Ruhunu J Sci. 2017;8(December):1-9.

In vitro antioxidant and in vivo anti-inflammatory activity of Curcuma albiflora THW. Sri Lankan J Biol. 2018;3(1):24-33. doi:10.7897/2277-4343.06122

Identification and volatile composition of Curcuma oligantha Trimen. (Sri Lanka). Am. J. Essent. Oil. Nat. Prod. 2018; 6(2): 11-14
Anti-inflammatory activity of Curcuma albiflora Thw. grown in Sri Lanka. J Ayu Med Sci. 2018;2(4):2-5. doi:10.5530/jams.2017.2.31

Identification of endemic Curcuma albiflora THW. by DNA barcoding method. Sri Lankan J Biol. 2017;2(1):23-30.

Morphological and microscopic analysis of five Curcuma species grown in Sri Lanka. Int J Pharmacogn. 2017;4(7):224-231. doi:10.13040/IJPSR.0975-8232.IJP.4(7).224-31

Morphological and microscopic identification of Curcuma albiflora Thw. J Ayurvedic Herb Med. 2016;2(1):15-19.

Study on effectiveness and user satisfaction of anti-inflammatory ointment of Curcuma albiflora Thw. in Bentota divisional secretariat, Southern Sri Lanka. Ruhunu J Sci.

Pharmacognostical investigation of Curcuma albiflora Thw.: A review (Sri Lanka). Am. J. Essent. Oil. Nat. Prod.
92015/MPhil/PhD/21
J.S.Kumari
Senior Lecturer,
Rajarata University of Sri Lanka

Email - skjayasena@gmail.com

(Completed in 2020)
Stakeholder’s’ perception on audit expectation – performance gap in the context of listed firm in Sri Lanka

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Professor A.R. Ajward
(Department of Accounting, University of Sri Jayewardenepura )

Professor K.G.S.Kehelwalatenna
(Department of Accounting, University of Colombo)
Kumari, J.S., Ajward, A.R., and Dissabandara, D.B.P.H. (2017), “The Audit Expectations Gap and the Role of Audit Education: Evidence from Sri Lanka”, Vidyodaya Journal of Management, Vol 3 No 1, pp. 1-26.

Kumari, J.S., Ajward, A.R., and Dissabandara, D.B.P.H. (2019), “Investors' Perception and Audit Expectation Performance GAP (AEG) in the Context of Listed Firms in Sri Lanka”, The Journal of Applied Research, Vol 3 No 1, pp. 1-27.

Kumari, J.S., and Ajward, A.R., (2019). WHAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN AUDITOR’S REPORT? A REVIEW, 6th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches (iCMA), University of Sri Jayawardhenepura.

J.S. Kumari, A.R.Ajward, and K.G.S. Kehelwalatenna (2016). The Audit Expectations Gap and the Role of Audit Education: Evidence from Sri Lanka, Annual Research Symposium of the Faculty of Graduate Studies ,University of Colombo
102015/MPhil/PhD/31
M.H.M.R. Tissera
Senior Lecturer,
Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology

Email - muditha.t@sliit.lk

(Completed in 2020)
Automatic Knowledge Extraction from Open Domain Text: From Surface Knowledge to Ontological Knowledge

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Dr. Ruvan Weerasinghe
(School of Computing, University of Colombo)
Muditha Tissera, Ruvan Weerasinghe Auto Generation of Gold Standard, Class Labeled Data Set and Ontology Extension Tool in 2019 Second International Conference on Advanced Computational and Communication Paradigms (ICACCP), year 2019, Gangtok, Sikkim, India, IEEE, 25-28 Feb. 2019,

R.L.M.A.P.C. Wijethunga, D.M.K. Matheesha, Abdullah Al Noman, K.H.V.T.A. De Silva, Muditha Tissera, Lakmal Rupasinghe Deepfake Audio Detection: A Deep Learning Based Solution for Group Conversations in 2nd International Conference on Advancements in Computing, year 2020, Malabe, Sri Lanka.

Dinuka Kulathunga, Chamika Muthukumarana, Umindu Pasan, Chamudika Hemachandra, Muditha Tissera, Hansi De Silva PatientCare: Patient Assistive Tool with Automatic Hand-written Prescription Reader in 2nd International Conference on Advancements in Computing, year 2020, Malabe, Sri Lanka.

Muditha Tissera, Ruvan Weerasinghe Ontological Knowledge Inferring Approach based on Term-Clustering and Intra-Cluster Permutations in 2nd International Conference on Advancements in Computing, year 2020, Malabe, Sri Lanka.

Muditha Tissera, Samantha Thelijjagoda, Jeevani Goonathilake " "User-Centric Privacy Preservation Solution to Control Third Party Access in Digital Databases" " International Journal of Advances in Engineering & Technology (IJAET), vol.10, Issue 1, 2017, pp.30-45,
112015/MPhil/PhD/33
M.R.Wakkumbura
Senior Lecturer,
University of Colombo

Email - menik.wakkum@gmail.com

(Completed in 2021)
Dilemmas of Justice in reconciliation; An analysis of the peacebuilding in Sri Lanka since 2009

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Senior Professor Amal Jayawardene
(Department of Strategic Studies, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University)

Dr. N. Wijegoonawardana
(Department of History, University of Colombo)
Wakkumbura, M. (2021). Challenges to Peacebuilding Approaches: Analysing Sri Lanka’s Peace Efforts During the First 10 Years Ending the Civil War. Journal of Peacebuilding & Development.

Wakkumbura, M., & N. Wijegoonawardana. (2017). A Study on Reconciliation of Post-War Peacebuilding in Sri Lanka, Colombo Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Research, Vol 03 (1), Sri Lanka: University of Colombo. pp. 23-38.

‘Peace Diplomacy – Is Sri Lanka’s Foreign Policy Contested?’ in S. Wijesinghe & A. Wijesinghe (eds.) The Foreign Policy Perspective for 2020, Sri Lanka: Former Ambassadors Forum. pp. 165-173.

‘The Role of Women Peacebuilders: Examining Community Efforts in War Affected Regions in Sri Lanka’, at Annual Symposium International Women’s Day 2020, Conference Proceedings, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, p.27

‘The Use of Peacebuilding Approaches to meet Restoration during Post-War Peacebuilding’ Conference Proceedings, IConArts 2018, Annual International Research Conference, Sri Lanka: University of Colombo. p. 112.

‘Trapped Reconciliation: Examining the Contribution of Reconciliation in PostConflict Peacebuilding: Case of Sri Lanka since 2009’, at the IConArts 2015, Sri Lanka: International Conference – University of Colombo.

News Paper and Periodicals Newspaper Article on ‘Dealing with International Peacebuilders: Past and Future in Island, Sri Lanka', The Island, February 14, 2019, Sri Lanka: Upali Newspapers
122015/MPhil/PhD/36 W.M.U.S.K.Walisundara
Senior Lecturer,
General
Sir John Kotelawala Defence University


Email - upeksha_pdn@yahoo.com

(Completed in 2018 –MPhil awarded)
The effectiveness of collaborative EAP writing among ESL learners in a call environment.

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Dr. T.A. Weerasinghe
(School of Computing, University of Colombo)

Dr. Dinali E Devendra
(Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka)
The Impact of Environment on Second Language Acquisition - ICMA , Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2014)

The Impact of Gender on Second Language Acquistion - IRCHSS, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2014)
132014/MPhil/PhD/01 I.R.Bandara
Director General,
Department of Census & Statistics

Email - indu.bandara@statistics.gov.lk

(Completed in 2019)
Investigating the Relationship between work-life balance and well-being : A Case Study

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Dr. A.T.P.L.Abeykoon
(Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo)

Dr. A.G.W.Nanayakkara
(Department of Census & Statistics)
Investigating stress among public sector workers in Sri Lanka - Annual Research Symposium , Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo (2017)

An investigation of the effects of stress at work and at home among married public sector workers in Sri Lanka, Annul research symposium, National Center for Advanced Studies, Sri Lanka (2016)

Gender disparities in labour force participation in Sri Lanka, Sri Lantka Journal of Advanced Social Research, Vol.5 & 6 (1) , 2015 – 2016

Stress at work and at home on wellbeing among married workers in Sri Lanka, Annual Research Symposium, Department of Demography, University of Colombo (2015)
142014/MPhil/PhD/02
B.R.C. Mendis
General Manager,
National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol

Email - chani004@yahoo.com

(Completed in 2020)
An Assessment of bioaccumulation of heavy metals in muscle tissues of selected fish and crabs species. A Case study of Negombo Estuary, Sri Lanka

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Dr. H.M.P.Kithsiri
(National Aquatic Resources Research & Development Agency)
Mendis, B. R. C. Najim, M. M.M. Kithsiri, H.M.P and Azmy, S. A. M. (2015). Assessment of water quality and identification of pollution status of Negombo estuary in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Association for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Sri Lanka. 21: pp. 39.

Mendis, B. R. C. Najim, M. M. M and Kithsiri, H. M. P. (2015). Effect Seasonal Variations of Selected Heavy Metals in Water and Grey Mullet (Mugil cephalus) Fish Tissues from Negombo Estuary. In: Annual Research Symposium - 2015, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo. Sri Lanka. pp. 397.

Mendis, B. R .C. Azmy, S. A. M and Gammanpila, M. (2015). Current status of water quality and heavy metal monitoring in water and sediments from Negombo estuary. National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency, Colombo 15, Scientific Sessions. pp. 89.

Mendis, B. R. C. Najim, M. M. M and Kithsiri, H.M.P. (2016). Effect of Heavy Metal Contamination of Water in Negombo Estuary in Sri Lanka. In: Annual Research Symposium - 2016, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. pp, 148.

Mendis, B. R. C. Najim, M. M. M and Kithsiri, H. M. P (2016). Heavy Metal Concentrations in Fish Muscle Tissues of Grey Mullet (Mugil cephalus) Obtained From Negombo Estuary in Sri Lanka. In: Annual Research Symposium - 2016, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. 147 p.

Mendis, B. R. C. Najim, M.M.M, Kithsiri, H. M. P and S. A. M. Azmy (2017). Heavy metal pollution in water and their effect on Mugil cephalus fish tissues at Negombo estuary. National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency, Colombo 15, Sri Lanka. Scientific Sessions.164 p.

Mendis, B. R. C. Najim, M. M. M and Kithsiri, H. M. P (2018). Seasonal variation of selected heavy metals in sediment and mud crabs (Scylla serrata) tissues in Negombo Estuary. National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency, Colombo 15, Scientific Sessions. 34p.

Mendis, B. R. C. Najim, M. M. M and Kithsiri, H. M. P. (2015). Water Quality and Heavy Metal Monitoring in Water, Sediments, and Tissues of Grey Mullet (Mugil cephalus) from the Negombo Estuary in Sri Lanka. Journal of Faculty of Graduate Studies University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. 2(1): pp. 1 - 22.

Mendis, B. R. C. Najim, M. M. M., Kithsiri, H. M. P. and S. A. M. Azmy (2015). Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals in the Selected Commercially Important Edible Fish Species Gray mullet (Mugil cephalus) From Negombo Estuary. Journal of Environmental Professional Sri Lanka, 4(2): 1 - 9.

Mendis, B. R. C. Najim, M. M. M., Kithsiri, H. M. P and Azmy, S. A. M., (2015). Determination of Heavy Metals Levels in Water, Sediments and Edible Fish (Mugil cephalus) of Negombo Estuary in Sri Lanka. Journal of National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency, Colombo 15. Volume : 44.
152014/MPhil/PhD/05
Indira Mawella
Senior Lecturer,
University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Email - indira@sjp.ac.lk

(Completed in 2018)
Code- Mixing as a radical Conversational Strategy on Popular Sinhala Medium FM Radio: A Deconstructive Study

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Professor Sandagomi Coperahewa
(Department of Sinhala, University of Colombo)
Mawella IJ. Importance of Post-Colonial Literature in Teaching English in Sri Lanka. Felicitation Volume for Senior Prof. Kusuma Karunaratne. 2017.

Mawella IJ. Exploring Possibilities for the Enhancement of Academic Writing Skills: A Case Study at Tertiary Level. The Role of English and ELT in Reconciliation, 09th International Conference Proceedings. 2017.

Mawella IJ. Linguistic Armoury: Impact of FM Language on the Audience. International Conference in Humanities and Social Sciences. 2016.

Mawella IJ. Sri Lankan Media Discourse: In Transition?. International Conference on Business, Sociology and Applied Sciences. 2014.

Mawella IJ. Code Alternation in Sri Lankan Television Discourse. Sahithyaya Special Edition, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Sri Lanka. 2014:154-160.

Mawella IJ. Linguistic Variation on Popular Media: From Theory to Practice. Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka Journal. 2014.

Mawella IJ. ‘Sri Lankan Media Discourse: In Transition?’. International Conference on Business, Sociology and Applied Sciences. 2014;11(7):81-83.
162014/MPhil/PhD/06
LRNC Weerarathne
Speech Language Pathologist,
ABC School of Early Learning

Email - nimeerac@gmail.com

(Completed in 2020)
Culturally and linguistically appropriate Sinhala language comprehension assessment for adults with post-stroke aphasia in Sri Lanka

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Dr. D.W.N. Dissanayake
(Department of Physiology, University of Colombo)
Weerarathne, NC., Dissanayake, DWN., Shadden, BB., & Weerasinghe, V. (2019, October). Reading Comprehension Assessment for Aphasia in Sinhala language (RCAA-SINHALA). Paper presented at the annual conference of the Sri Lankan Academy of Young Scientists, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Weerarathne, NC., Dissanayake, DWN., Shadden, BB., & Weerasinghe, V. (2019, February). Reading Comprehension Assessment for Aphasia in Sinhala language (RCAA-SINHALA): Item analysis. Third annual conference of the Association for Reading and Writing in Asia (ARWA), India.

Weerarathne, NC., Dissanayake, DWN., Weerasinghe, V., & Shadden, BB. (2018, November). Reading practices among Sri Lankan adults; Implications for assessment and treatment of post-stroke reading deficits. Paper presented at the annual research symposium of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Weerarathne, NC., Dissanayake, DWN., & Weerasinghe, V. (2018, July). Reading comprehension assessment for aphasia in Sinhala Language (RCAA-Sinhala): Normative data. Paper presented at the 131st anniversary International Medical congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Weerarathne, NC., Dissanayake, DWN., Weerasinghe, V., & Shadden, BB. (2017, November). Assessing reading comprehension in persons with aphasia; current Sri Lankan practices and tool development needs. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Speech-language and Hearing Association (ASHA), California, United State of America.

Weerarathne, NC., Dissanayake, DWN., Weerasinghe, V., & Shadden, BB. (2017, July). Challenges in assessing language comprehension in post-stroke aphasia and recommendations for test development in Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the 130th anniversary International Medical congress, Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Weerarathne, NC., Dissanayake, DWN., Weerasinghe, V., & Shadden, BB. (2016, November). Auditory & reading comprehension in post-stroke Aphasia’; current assessment procedure used in Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the Physiological Society of Sri Lanka, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
172014/MPhil /PhD/08
N. Ahangama
Senior lecturer,
Charles Sturt University, Australia

Email - nadeera.a@gmail.com

(Completed in 2020)
Fostering Knowledge transfer through closure and brokerage: A Case Study of Flood Resilience in Sri Lanka

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Dr. Raj Prasanna
(Massey University, New Zealand)
Nadeera Ahangama, Raj Prasanna & Denise Blake (2019) ‘Living with the floods’: the influence of relational and cognitive capital on disaster risk management capacities in Ratnapura, Sri Lanka.

Ahangama, N., & Prasanna, R. (2018). Disaster Knowledge Transfer in Networks: Enablers and Barriers. ISCRAM Asia Pacific 2018- 5-7 Nov 2018. Wellington: ISCRAM

Ahangama, N., & Prasanna, R. (2019). Surviving Floods Through Social Capital And Situational Leadership - A Case of Flood Response by Districtlevel Responders in Sri Lanka. Disaster and Emergency Management Book Series, Elsevier.

Ahangama, N., & Prasanna, R. (2017). Knowledge Improvisation during floods. 3rd International Conference MERCON 2017 - 29-31 May 2017. Colombo: Moratuwa Engineering Research Unit.

Ahangama, N, & Prasanna, R, 2016, Calm over Calamity: The Effect of Knowledge Networks on Resilience, in 6th International Conference on Building Resilience, 7-9September 2016, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Ahangama, N, & Prasanna, R., 2015, Government Initiatives to form knowledge networks to promote disaster resilience in Sri Lanka, 19th November 2015, in 2nd world congress on Disaster Management, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Ahangama, N, & Prasanna, R., 2016, Knowledge Networks for Flood Resilience: A Case of Public Administration Officers of Ratnapura, Annual Research Sessions – Faculty of Graduate Studies, Colombo

Ahangama, N, & Prasanna, R., 2015, Role of Structural Social Capital for effective Knowledge Transfer – A review of Literature, Annual Research Sessions – Faculty of Graduate Studies, Colombo

Ahangama, N, & Prasanna, R., 2015, Disaster Risk Management and Resilience: What remains untouched?, NSBM Journal of Management, Vol 1 (1), January – June 2015, p. 52-72
182014/MPhil/PhD/017 A.M.S.D.Pathiranage
Senior Lecturer,
University of Peradeniya

Email - shyamadeepani@gmail.com

(Completed in 2019)
Self-Care Behavior and Sharing Responsibilities for Self-Care among Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus within the Sri Lankan Socio - Cultural Context

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Professor Shamya De Silva
(Department of Pediatrics, University of Colombo)

Professor Yoshie Mori
(Gunma University, Japan)
Distance education for supporting development of nurses in developing countries: The Kitakanto Medical Journal 64 (1), 57-66 (2014)

Self-Care among Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Nursing Care in Sri Lanka: Review of Literature
DP AMS, Y Mori, S De Silva
北関東医学 66 (1), 15-22 (2016)
192014/MPhil/PhD/20
S.R.Mahroof
Senior Lecturer,
South Eastern University of Sri Lanka

Email - rifahome@yahoo.com

(Completed in 2020)
Target Language Affordances in English as a Second Language Classroom in Sri Lanka: A case study of Sammanthurai zone

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Dr. V.V.Medawattegedara
(Department of Language Studies, The Open University of Sri Lanka)
Mahroof, S. R., 2015. Using learners’ mother tongue in teaching English as a second language: a study conducted in Ampara district. In: 5th International Symposium-2015.

Mahroof, S. R., 2017. Scaffolding interaction in English as a second language classroom: a socio - cultural analysis. In: 7th International Symposium-2017.

Mahroof, S. R., 2018. Teacher beliefs and perceptions of maximizing second language use in English as a second language classroom with reference to Sammanthurai education zone. In: 8th International Symposium-2018.

Mahroof, S. R., 2020. Students’ beliefs and perceptions of teachers’ code choice in the ESL classroom: a study conducted in Sammanthurai zone. In: 7th International Symposium of FIA-2020.

Mahroof S.R. (2017c). The teacher, pedagogy and target language use in the ESL classroom in the Sammanthurai education zone: an ecological perspective. Proceedings of FGS Symposium-2017, University of Colombo.
202014/MPhil/PhD/36
H.M.S. Priyanath
Dean,
Faculty of Graduate Studies,
Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Email - priya@ssl.sab.ac.lk

(Completed in 2018)
Social Capital and Transaction Costs of Small Enterprises in Sri Lanka

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Professor S.P.Premaratna (Department of Economics, University of Colombo)Priyanath, H. M. S. & Premaratne, S. P. (2017e). Effect of information access through social capital on mitigating business opportunism of small enterprises in Sri Lanka, Colombo Business Journal, 8(2), 42-67.

Gunasekara, R.W.M.N., Premaratne, S. P. & Priyanath, H. M. S. (2017). Impact of social capital on livelihood success of the members of community based organizations in Sri Lanka, International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 7(12), 1156 -1167.

Priyanath, H. M. S., & Premaratne, S. P. (2017c). The effect of inter-personal trust on transaction costs of owner-managed small enterprises in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Economic Research, 5(1), 1-29.

Priyanath, H. M. S., & Buthsala, W. K. A. (2017). Information, Opportunism and Business Performance: A Case of Small Businesses Managed by Women Entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka. Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, 5(11), 330-339.

Priyanath, H. M. S., & Premaratne, S. P. (2017b). Impact of information accessed through social capital on rational ability of owner manager small enterprises in Sri Lanka. European Business & Management, 3(4), 65-75.

Priyanath, H. H. S., & Premaratne, S. P. (2017a). Power of social capital on mitigating transaction cost of small enterprises in Sri Lanka: An Empirical Investigation, International Journal of Arts and Commerce, 6(4), 17 – 35.

Priyanath H. M. S. (2017). Effect of network structure on transaction cost of small enterprises in Sri Lanka: An empirical study. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Development.

Priyanath, H. H. S., Jayasinghe, D. J. S., & Premaratne, S. P. (2016b). Effect of relational norms on mitigating opportunism: a case of smallholder vegetable farmers in Sri Lanka, Journal of Business and Management,

Priyanath, H. H. S., Jayasinghe, D.J.S., & Premaratne, S. P. (2016a). Effect of relational norms on mitigating transaction costs: a case of smallholder vegetable farmers in Sri Lanka, International Journal of Business and Management Invention, 5(8), 8 – 18.

Priyanath, H. H. S. & Premaratne, S. P. (2015b). A multiple case study of the effect of social capital on the mitigation of transaction costs of small enterprises in Sri Lanka, International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 3(4), 75 – 89.

Priyanath, H. H. S., & Premaratne, S. P. (2015a). Effect of social capital on transaction cost: a case study of small enterprises in Sri Lanka, International Journal of Arts and Commerce, 4(4), 127 – 140.

Priyanath, H. H. S. & Premaratne, S. P. (2014). Government SME development programs in Sri Lanka: A Review in the lens of transaction cost economics, Sabragamuwa University Journal, 14(1), 59 – 81.
212014/MPhil/PhD/Bll/011:
TPSR Guruge
Senior Lecturer,
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka


Email - pramodijs2013@gmail.com

(Completed in 2020)
A Constructive Framework for Pricing Cultural Amenities of Urban Coastal Ecosystems: A Case of Negombo Lagoon in Sri Lanka

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Professor Udith K. Jayasinghe-Mudalige
(Department of Agribusiness Management, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka)

Professor Devaka Weerakoon
(Department of Zoology, University of Colombo)

Professor SP Premarathne
(Department of Economics, University of Colombo)
Guruge, T. P. S. R., Jayasinghe-Mudalige, U. K., D Weerakoon, J. M. M Udugama and S P Premarathne (2017) Insight into Cultural Ecosystem Services: Comprehensive Review through Cluster Analysis. Sri Lanka Journal of Economic Research 4 (2) .p. 41-65

Guruge, T.P.S.R., Jayasinghe-Mudalige, U. K. and Sumanadasa, M. (2015) Direct user preferences on urban coastal ecosystem services: A case study of adjacent fishing households of the Negombo estuary, Sri Lanka. Colombo Journal of Multi- Disciplinary Research 2 (2) .p. 59-73

T. P. S. R. Guruge, U. K. Jayasinghe-Mudalige, D. Weerakon and S P Premarathne , “An Assessment of Urban Coastal Ecosystems as a Landscape Aesthetic in Selection of Housing Location: A Case Study of Negombo Lagoon in Sri Lanka”, Young Scientist Forum, National
Science and Technology Commission in Sri Lanka.

T. P. S. R. Guruge, H. Ranjan, U. K. Jayasinghe-Mudalige and D. Weerakon, “Does Cultural Landscape Really Matter? A Case Study of Local Community Preferences towards Negombo Lagoon View”, International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment (ISAE 2017), Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna.

T. P. S. R. Guruge, I. Surige, U. K. Jayasinghe-Mudalige, and D. Weerakon (2016) “Key Determinants of Urban Residential Land Price: Value of Natural Amenity”, Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo.

T. P. S. R. Guruge, H. Ranjan, U. K. Jayasinghe-Mudalige and D. Weerakon (2016) “Urban Coastal Ecosystem Services and Value of Cultural Landscape”, 21st International Forestry & Environment Symposium, Organized by: Dept. ofForestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

T. P. S. R. Guruge, L. P. S. G Senarathne, U. K. Jayasinghe-Mudalige and D. Weerakon, “Does Cultural Landscape Really Matter? A Case Study of Local Community Preferences towards
Negombo Lagoon View”, 3rd International Conference on Agricultural Sciences (AgInsight 108 2016), Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 8th – 9th December 2016.
222014/MPhil/PhD/BII/12 H.A.M.A.Hapugoda
Senior Lecturer,
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka

Email - hapugoda@gmail.com

(Completed in 2019)
Failures in Decolonization and the Return to the Past: Reading V.S. Naipaul

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Professor Rajiva Wijesinghe
(Emeritus Professor, Department of Languages,
Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka)
Mahesh Hapugoda and Jayasiri Alawatta (2016). Zizek Studies (Sinhala Medium). Graphicare Publication. Colombo

Anandawansa, Krishanthi. & Hapugoda, Mahesh. (2017). Traversing beyond Postcolonial Identity: Symptomatic Self-annihilation in The God of Small Things as a Symbolic Failure in Roy's Politics. Sri Lanka Journal of Social Sciences. 40(2). Pp 81-92.

Ratnayake, Iraj. & Hapugoda, Mahesh (2017). Tourism under Military: A Critique on Land Utilization and Tourism in Postwar Sri Lanka. Sabaragamuwa University Journal. Vol. 15, No.01. Pp 18-35.

Hapugoda, Mahesh (2017). Theorizing Violence as an Essential By-product of the Paradox of Modernity: Reading Inglourious Basterds. Sabaragamuwa University Journal. Vol 15 No. 01. December. Pp 50-73.

Mahesh Hapugoda (2015). Failures of Decolonization: Reading V.S. Naipaul. Proceedings of the International Symposium of the Royal Asiatic Society. Colombo. Sri Lanka.

Mahesh Hapugoda and Iraj Ratnayake (2014). Diverged Meaning of Heritage: A Critique on Visual Authenticity of the Golden Rock Temple of Dambulla, Proceedings of the Tropical Tourism Conference 2014

Mahesh Hapugoda (2014). Post-independent symptoms of rising authoritarianism: Analysis of the novel ‘A Bend in the River’ by V.S. Naipaul, Proceedings in the Peradeniya University International Conference (IPURSE), Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (p. 662)

Mahesh Hapugoda and Krishanthi Anandawansa (2014). Woman beyond phallus? Analysing the symptomatic madness in Arundhati Roy’s ‘The God of Small Things’, Proceedings in the Peradeniya University International Conference (IPURSE), Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (p. 659)
232014/MPhil/PhD/BII/15
D.N. Jayantha
Senior Lecturer,
Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Email - jayantha@mgt.sab.ac.lk

(Completed in 2018)
Determinants of Dividend and its effect on stock price volatility: Evidence from Sri Lanka
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Professor Weerakoon Banda
(Department of Finance, University of Sri Jayewardenepura)

Professor A.A.Azeez
(Department of Finance, University of Colombo)
Baker, H.K., Dewasiri, N.J., Weerakoon Y.K.B. and Azeez, A.A. (2019), “Dividend Policy Determinants of Sri Lankan Firms: A Triangulation Approach”, Managerial Finance, 45(1), pp. 2-20.

Dewasiri, N.J., Weerakoon Banda, Y.K., Azeez, A.A., Jayarathne, P.G. S.A., Kuruppuarachchi, D., and Weerasinghe, V. (2019), “Determinants of dividend policy: Evidence from an Emerging and Developing market”, Managerial Finance, 45(3), pp.413-429.

Dewasiri, N.J., Weerakoon Banda, Y.K. and Azeez, A.A. (2018), “Mixed Methods in Finance Research: The Rationale and Research Designs”, International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 17, pp. 1-13.

Dewasiri, N.J. and Weerakoon Banda, Y.K. (2015), “Dividend Policy and Stock Price Volatility: An error corrected approach”, Asia-Pacific Journal of Management Research and Innovation, 11(3), pp.165-171.

Dewasiri, N.J. and Weerakoon Banda, Y.K. (2016), “Why Do Companies Pay Dividends: A Comment”, Journal of Corporate Ownership and Control, 13(2), pp.443-453.

Dewasiri, N.J., Weerakoon Banda, Y.K. and Azeez, A.A. (2018), “Triangulation Approaches in Finance Research”, Colombo Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, 3(2), pp. 87-111.
(Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo)

Dewasiri, N.J. and Weerakoon Banda, Y.K. (2018), “The puzzle of dividend policy: A review”, 15th International Conference on Business Management (ICBM-2018), Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.

Dewasiri, N.J., Weerakoon, Y.K.B, Azeez, A.A., Jayarathne, P.G.S.A, and Weerasinghe, V.A. (2017), “Triangulation Approaches in Finance Research”, 14th International Conference on Business Management (ICBM-2017), Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.

Dewasiri, N.J. and Weerakoon Banda, Y.K. (2015), “Why do companies pay dividends: A comment”, 12th International Conference on Business Management (ICBM-2015), Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.

Dewasiri, N.J. and Weerakoon Banda, Y.K. (2014), “Impact of Dividend Policy on Stock Price Volatility: Evidence from Sri Lanka”, 11th International Conference on Business Management (ICBM-2014), Faculty of management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
242014/MPhil/PhD/BII/20
M.P.P Dilhani
Senior Assistant Librarian,
Postgraduate Institute of Medicine,
University of Colombo

Email - dilhani_mpp@yahoo.com

(Completed in 2020)
Accessibility of medical information by rural medical practitioners (Divisional Hospital Type – C) in Sri Lanka.

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Dr. Wathmanel Seneviratne
(Librarian, The Open University of Sri Lanka)

Professor Chrishantha Abeysena
(Department of Public Health, University of Kelaniya)
Dilhani, M.P.P., Senevirathne, W. and Abeysena, C., 2020.Accessibility of edical information by medical officers attached to divisional hospitals in rural Sri Lanka. Journal of the University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka, 23(1), pp.1–18.

M.P.P Dilhani participated and presented a topic on “Factors affecting for rural edical officers’ to continuing professional development (CPD) in Sri Lanka ” at the 4th International conference on Social Sciences organized by Research Center for Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka held on 13th-14th December 2018.

Dilhani M.P.P., Senevirathe , W., Abeysena, C.(2017),Information Needs and seeking behavior of Medical Officers attached to Rural Hospitals (D H Type - C) in Sri Lanka. 4th Annual Research Symposium on Social Sciences and Humanities (ARSSSH) ,National Center for Advanced tudies in Humanities and Social Sciences (NCAS) - Sri Lanka.

Dilhani M.P.P., Senevirathe , W., Abeysena,C.(2017)..Information Needs of Medical Officers attached to Rural Hospitals ( D H Type - C) in Sri Lanka. International onference on Library and Information Management, Dept. of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya. Sri Lanka.

Dilhani M.P.P., Senevirathe , W., Abeysena, C.(2015) Information needs of medical officers attached to rural (Divisional Hospital type C) in Sri Lanka. NILIS. MPhil/PhD Research Symposium, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
252013/MPhil/PhD/11
DD Deepawansa
Deputy Director,
Sample Survey Division,
Department of Census and Statistics

Email - dilhaniebg@gmail.com

(Completed in 2021)
Nature and magnitude of poverty in Uva province in Sri Lanka: A multidimensional approach

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Dr. D.D.P.M. Dunusinghe
(Department of Economics, University of Colombo)

Dr. Partha Lahiri
(Department of Mathematics, University of Maryland, United States)
Deepawansa,D.D., Dunusinghe, D.D.P.M. (2018) Deprivation of Well-being in Terms of Material Deprivation in Multidimensional Approach: Sri Lanka.16th Conference of IAOS OECD Headquarters, Paris, France.

Deepawansa,D.D., Lahiri,P, Gunatilaka,R. (2019).Measuring the Social Dimensions of Poverty and Deprivation.62nd ISI World Statistics Congress 2019 (ISI WSC 2019),Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Deepawansa,D.D., Dunusinghe, D.D.P.M., Lahiri,P, Gunatilaka,R. (2021).Synthesizing Methods to Measure Material Deprivation in the Analysis of Multidimensional Poverty.Social Indicators Research,Manuscript Number: SOCI-D-21-00761