Professor K.A.P. Siddhisena

Prof. K.A.P. SiddhisenaSenior Professor

Ph.D (Michigan), M.S. (Michigan), M.A. (Canberra), PGD in Applied Social Statistics, B.Phil. (Hons). B.A. (Hons.)(Colombo)

Phone: 94-11-2586111, mobile: 0777-780-178, office: 94-11-2578361

E-mail: ksiddhisena@gmail.com

Qualifications

♦ Ph.D (Michigan), M.S. (Michigan), MA (Canberra)

♦ PGD in Applied Social Statistics

♦ B.Phil. (Hons). B.A. (Hons.)

Teaching areas

♦ Fertility

♦ Mortality

♦ Migration

♦ Demographic Techniques

♦ Research Methodology

Research interests

♦ Fertility and Mortality

♦ Migration and Urbanization

♦ Ageing

♦ Population and Development

Awards and grants

♦ Royal Society, London

♦ Lesli Kirkly fellowship, London

♦ Japan Foundation

♦ Asian Development Bank (ADB)

♦ A grant to analyse Socio- Economic Survey on Rural Electrification in Sri Lanka, Department of Electricity Board, Colombo 2002.

♦ UNICEF. A grant to carry out census and a survey on street children in Colombo M.C. Area

Involvement with other organizations

♦ Institute of Local Governance

♦ Post Graduate Institute of Medicine

♦ Institute of Human Resource Advancement

♦ Health Education Bureau

♦ UN-SIAP, UN-ESCAP, UNFPA, Colombo,

Executive and other positions on boards of international, national organizations

♦ Population Association of America (PAA) -2017.

♦ Population Association of Sri Lanka (PASL) Founder Secretary General (1997-1998)

♦ Vice-President (2004=2007; 2010- to date) and Former President (2008-2010)

♦ American Studies Association of Sri Lanka Member

♦ Sri Lanka Association of Applied Statistics Member

♦ Board Member- National Institute of Social Work, Ministry of Social Services

♦ Member of the Board of Management, Institute of Computer Technology, University of Colombo,1998

♦ Committee Member of Task Force on Population and Reproductive Health Policy, Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine , 1997-1999

♦ Member of the Advisory Group, Vibasha, Centre for Policy Alternatives, Colombo 2001-2002

♦ Member, Board of Study for Development Studies, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, 1992-1999

♦ Member, Computer Users Committee at the Institute of Computer Technology, University of Colombo 1992-1994

♦ Member, the Technical Evaluation Committee for the Kukule Ganga Feasibility study, Ministry of Power and Highways, Consultant, Establishment of Water Supply & Sanitation Sector Data Bank with UNICEF Assistance 1992-1994

♦ Member of the Technical Committee in IDA/World Bank Health and Family Planning Project, The Ministry of Health and Women’s Affairs 1992-1995

Editorial work

♦ Editorial Committee of Sri Lank Journal of Social Sciences, National Science Foundation – 2014 – to-date

♦ Editorial Committee of Marga Journal, Marga Institute, 2014 -to-date

♦ Chief Editor of the Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies (2005)

Books

♦ Demographic Prognosis for South Asia: A Future of Rapid Ageing, Paper in Population Ageing, No.6, Bangkok, Thailand, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (Co-author with Dr. Ghazy Mujahid) July 2009.

♦ Dictionary of Environmental Science, ISBN NO: 978-955-30-0281-5,Colombo, Godage International Publishers, (Co-Author with H.K.N. Karunaratna), 2008.

♦ The identification of the Poor in Sri Lanka: Development of regional poverty lines and composite Poverty Index, Colombo, Institute of Policy Studies, 2004 (co-author).

Sri Lanka Human Resource Development Report 1998, Colombo, UNDP Publication,Co-author, 1998

Chapters and web documents

Labour Force and Manpower, A chapter written to the Study Guide on Population Issues, Chapter Four: 39-48, Colombo, Department of Demography, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo, 2010.

Sources of Demographic Data, A chapter written to the Study Guide Introduction to Demography, Chapter 2: 11-23, Colombo, Department of Demography, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo, 2010.

Inequality in the Labour Market in Sri Lanka. Shantha M. S., Bandara H.M. and Priyanath H.M.S. (eds) Problems and Prospects of Economic Development in the 21st Century. A Festschrift in Honour of Professor Dayananda Somasundara. Colombo. Godage International Publishers (Pvt.) Ltd. 2010

Ageing of Population in Sri Lanka and its Policy Implications, ICPD 15 Years on Sri Lanka: A Review of Progress, ISBN 978-955-8876-15-2 : 57-65, 2009.

Refereed Journal articles

♦ Abortion and its legalization: an overview of the opinion of doctors in Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka. Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka. Vol 4. (1). December, 2016 : 11-19. (Co-author with R. P. A. Dinethri,  N. Roshanthan,  M. A. P. A. Perera,  W. D. O. Wasana,  A. A. B. S. Perera,  M. Vidanapathirana,  K. Wijewardena).

♦ Women on the move: Human Trafficking in Sri Lanka , Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies April 2016) Vol. 15-16: 27-40. (Co-author with M.D.A.L. Ranasinghe).

♦ Comparison of Deaths due to Lethal Weapons During and After Civil Strife in Sri Lanka: A Medico-legal Analysis, Global Journal of Nursing & Forensic Studies. Vol. 1, issue 1: 1-5. (co-author with Vidanapathirana M. et al.) 2016.

♦ Unmet Need for Family Planning in Sri Lanka: Low Enough or Still an Issue? International perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. Vol. 41. No.4 : 200-209. December 2015.

Health Conditions and Health care Practices of the Ageing Population in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies, vol.12-13:55-80, 2011.

♦ A Pace of Its Own: The Demography of Ageing in Sri Lanka, Journal of Population Ageing, Vol. 2,combined 3-4:77-99, 2010 (co-author with Deborah S. DeGraff)

♦ Determinants and Consequences of Sexual Behaviour among Female Workers in Free Trade Zones in Sri Lanka: A Qualitative Analysis, Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies, vol.9: 69-85, 2007 (Co-author):

♦ Socio-economic implications of ageing in Sri Lanka: An overview, Working Paper no. WP105, Oxford Institute of Ageing, University of Oxford, October 2005.

♦ Demography of Ageing in Sri Lanka, in UNFPA and PASL (eds.) Ageing Population in Sri Lanka: Issues and Future Prospects, Colombo, UNFPA Publication, 2004:7-43.

♦ Marital disruption in Sri Lanka: Trends and differentials, Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies, vol. 6:1-16, 2003.

♦ The Aging of Population in Sri Lanka and Japan: Socio-Economic Implications, Social Analysis, 28 : 3-18, 2000

♦ Mortality trends, determinants and implications in Sri Lanka: Retrospect and prospect, Demography of Sri Lanka: Issues and Challenges, A publication to mark twenty-five years of the establishment of DTRU/ Department of Demography, University of Colombo: 119-139, 2000

♦ Determinants and implications of fertility trends in Sri Lanka: Retrospect and prospect, Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies, vol. 3: 35-58, April 2000.

♦ Sri Lankan of Great Britain: Migration and settlement, Asian and Pacific Migration Journal (APMJ), 8(4): 511-536, 1999.

♦ Aging of Population and Elderly Care in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies, Vol. No 1: 35- 56 (Co-author with K. Ratnayake), 1998.

Research Papers and Publications

1. Socio-demographic and economic determinants in fertility preferences among urban employee women in Sri lanka, Prof. Attapattu’s felicitation volume, University of Ruhuna (Co-author with Jayani Wijesinghe), 2014.

2. Population Ageing in Sri Lanka: Challenges and Policy Implications, in A Festschrift in Honour of Dr. Leel Gunasekera,..2013 Colombo, Godage Inc. Publishers : 536-557.

3. Ethnicity and its specificities in Sri Lanka, Parliamentary Research Journal, vol.01-No. 01:32-46, 2011

4. Health Conditions and Health care Practices of the Ageing Population in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies, vol.12-13:55-80, 2011.

5. Labour Force and Manpower, A chapter written to the Study Guide on “Population Issues”, Chapter Four: 39-48, Colombo, Department of Demography, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo, 2010.

6. Sources of Demographic Data, A chapter written to the Study Guide “Introduction to Demography”, Chapter 2: 11-23, Colombo, Department of Demography, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo, 2010.

7. A Pace of Its Own: The Demography of Ageing in Sri Lanka, Journal of Population Ageing, Vol. 2,combined 3-4:77-99,  2010 (co-author with Deborah S. DeGraff)

8. Inequality in the Labour Market in Sri Lanka.  in Shantha M. S., Bandara H.M. and Priyanath H.M.S. (eds) Problems and Prospects of Economic Development in the 21st Century. A Festschrift in Honour of Professor Dayananda Somasundara. Colombo. Godage International Publishers (Pvt.) Ltd. 2010

9. Demographic Trends and Main Characteristics of the Population Composition in Western Province, Secretarial office, Western Provincial Council, Colombo, Western province and
Provincial Council Process in Sri Lanka:21-30, June 2010.

10. Population Ageing in Sri Lanka: Current Trends and Future Scenarios- A paper presented at the Sub-regional Seminar on Ageing Readiness in South-East Asia and South Asia, United Nations, ESCAP and Demographic Institute, University of Indonesia, Jakarta, October 7-8,  2009.

11. Ageing of Population in Sri Lanka and its Policy Implications, ICPD – ‘15 Years on’ Sri Lanka’: A Review  of Progress, ISBN 978-955-8876-15-2 : 57-65, 2009.

12. Demographic Prognosis for South Asia: A Future of Rapid Ageing, Paper in Population Ageing No.6, Bangkok, Thailand, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office (Co-author with Dr. Ghazy Mujahid) – July 2009.

13. Dictionary of Environmental Science, ISBN NO: 978-955-30-0281-5, Colombo, Godage Publishers, (Co-Author with H.K.N. Karunaratna), 2008.

14. ‘Poverty level and its Impact over the Information Poverty in Rural Sri Lanka” , A paper presented at the International Conference on Social Sciences, Sri Lanka – 2008 (ICSSL): Theory and practice of social sciences for human wellbeing in South Asia, 18-20 July, 2008 (Co-author) Abstract published and full paper in Press, 2008.

15. Demographic Trends, Distribution and composition of the Population  in the Western Province in Sri Lanka , Published in Monograph on Socio-economic Profile of the Western Province, Colombo. Ministry of Western Provincial Council, 2008 (in Sinhala)

16. Determinants and Consequences of Sexual Behaviour among Female Workers in Free Trade Zones in Sri Lanka: A Qualitative Analysis, Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies, vol.9: 69-85, 2007 (Co-author):

17. Ethnicity and its specificities, a Chapter on the Sri Lanka Abhimanaya, 58th Independence of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Ministry of Information. 2007.

18. The origin, Growth and Distribution of Population of Vedda, in Somasundaram Dayananda  (ed.), Indigenous People of Sri Lanka, Chapter 23: 227-237, 2006.

19. An analysis of community information needs of rural Sri Lanka and factors affecting to information access. A paper presented at the conference on “Information Seeking in Context”, ISIC, Technological University, Sydney, 19-21 July, 2006 (Co-author), 2006.

20. Modeling community information behaviour in rural Sri Lanka: a citizen-centered perspective, Proceedings; Asia-Pacific Conference on Library Information Education and Practice (Co-author), 2006.

21. A Book Review on “The Graying of India: Population ageing in the context of Asia”, SAGE, New Delhi, 467 pp. published in Ageing & Society. Vol. 25 July. 2005:624-625,

22. Socio-economic implications of ageing in Sri Lanka:  An overview, Working Paper no. WP105, Oxford Institute of Ageing, University of Oxford, October 2005.

23. Demography of Ageing in Sri Lanka, in UNFPA and PASL (eds.) Ageing Population in Sri Lanka: Issues and Future Prospects, Colombo, UNFPA Publication, 2004:7-43.

24. The identification of the Poor in Sri Lanka: Development of   regional poverty lines and composite Poverty Index, Colombo, Institute of Policy Studies, 2004 (co-author).

25. Status of Community Information Provision in Rural Areas in Sri Lanka, Conference on Sri Lanka Challenges of a Society in Transition, Session on Education, 16-18 December, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, 2004 (Co-author).

26. Marital disruption in Sri Lanka: Trends and differentials, Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies, vol. 6:1-16, 2003.

27. Strengthening Health Systems in Sri Lanka: A literature review, JICA, Colombo, 2002.

28. Health Status in Sri Lanka: Situation Analysis: Special reference to vulnerable groups, A Research Report, JICA, Colombo, 2002 (co-author)

29. Demographic Aspects of Labour Force in Sri Lanka, Labour Market Review, vol. 2 (2), 2002.

30. The Aging of Population in Sri Lanka and Japan: Socio-Economic Implications, Social Analysis, 28 : 3-18, 2000

31. A comparative study of the aged parents support: An interim report of a consciousness in Japan, Korea, Thailand and Sri Lanka, Journal of the Social-cultural Research Institute, Seta, Kyoto, Ryukoku University, Vol. 3: 145-204 (Co-author), 2000.

32. Mortality trends, determinants and implications in Sri Lanka: Retrospect and prospect, Demography of Sri Lanka: Issues and Challenges, A publication to mark twenty-five years of the establishment of DTRU/ Department of Demography, University of Colombo: 119-139, 2000

33. Determinants and implications of fertility trends in Sri Lanka: Retrospect and prospect, Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies, vol. 3: 35-58, April 2000.

34. Sri Lankan of Great Britain: Migration and settlement, Asian and Pacific Migration Journal  (APMJ), 8(4): 511-536, 1999.

35. Locational specificities of fertility transition in Sri Lanka, GeoJournal, Vol. 45, the Netherlands, Kluwer Academic Publishers :177-188, 1998: (Co-author with L. Yapa)

36. Sri Lanka Human Resource Development Report –1998, Colombo, UNDP Publication, Co-author, 1998

37. Globalization trends and their relationship to migration trends with particular emphasis on South Asia by Olga Memedovic, A Commentary, in A.D.V.de. S. Indraratna (ed.) Globalization and South Asia: Retrospect and Prospect, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science :153-154, 1999.

38. Income generating Activities of Youth and Women in Matale District, a Report, RDSC/ Dept. of Demography, University of Colombo, (Mimeograph) Co-author, 1998

39. A Census of Street Children in the City of Colombo, Sri Lanka, UNICEF publication (Mimeograph), 1998

40. Census of Street People in the Colombo MC area, Colombo Municipal Council, (Mimeograph), 1998

41. Demographic Trends Since Independence and Future Prospects; A chapter in Indraratne A.D.V. de S. (ed.), Fifty Years of Sri Lanka’s Independence; A Socio-Economic Review,  Colombo, Sri Lanka  Institute of  Social and Economics Studies (SLISES) :472-485, 1998.

Technical reports

♦ Elderly Population in Myanmar, 2015 Census Thematic Report, Ministry of Population and Immigration, Nay Pyi Taw. Myanmar 2017.

♦ Migration and Urbanization in Timor-Leste, Analytical Report, 2010 Census in Timor Leste, Dili, National Statistics Directorate, Ministry of Finance and UNFPA, 2012

♦ Health issues pertaining to internal migration in Sri Lanka, Survey report, International Organization of Migration (IOM) & Ministry of Health. (Co-author), 2011.

♦ Health issues pertaining to internal migration in Sri Lanka, Survey Report, International Organization of Migration (IOM) & Ministry of Health. (Co-author), 2011.

♦ A Study on Nature and Extent of Illicit Alcohol: Special Reference to Western and North-western Provinces of Sri Lanka, Department of Excise, Colombo (Co-author).  2009.

♦ Nature and Extent of Trafficking of women and children in Sri Lanka, Ministry of Child Development and Women Empowerment Colombo, (Co-author), Colombo University Community Extension Centre. 2009.

♦ Sexual behaviour, unwanted pregnancy and HIV/AIDS of female workers in Free Trade Zone in Sri Lanka, A formative research, A report prepared for UNFPA Sri Lankan.  2006 (main co-author).

♦ Impact of Internal Migration, International Organization for Migration, 2011, (Co-author)

♦ Nature and Extent of trafficking of women and children in Sri Lanka, Submitted to Ministry of Child Development and Women’s Empowerment 2009 (Co-author)

♦ Dry Zone livelihood support and Partnership Programme (DZLiSPP): An Economic and Financial Analysis of Impact Assessment, sponsored by IFAD/World Bank, Ministry of Agriculture 2010 (Co-author).

♦ ‘A Project Evaluation Report of the FPCSP’, Department of Information, Colombo, (Co-author) 1983.

Conference papers

♦ Comparison of deaths due to lethal weapons during and after civil strife in Sri lanka: A medico-legal analysis, A paper presented at the 13th Annual Academic Sessions, The College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanks, Colmbo, 28th February 2015 (Co-author with Vidanapathirana M et. al).

♦ Indicators of information poverty and their influence over the information access in the context of globalization. A paper presented at the Second International Conference of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Session 6.2 (Co-author with Dr. WathManel – Abstract was published ), 23rd2013.

♦ Evolution of Unmet needs for Family Planning in Sri Lanka; a paper presented at the International Family Planning Conference, European Population Association, Alabama, USA and Addis Abba, Ethiopia Session 2.14. (Joint author with Prof. Deborah Degraff). 2013

♦ Factors influencing rural women’s intention in childbearing; a paper presented at the 15th Annual Scientific Sessions of the population Association of Sri Lanka, 8th September 2013 (Co-author with Jayani Wijesinghe).

♦ Locality and Gender specific differences on health behaviour and personal health care expenditure of elderly, a paper presented at CEPRA, New South Wales, Sydney, 2013 (Co-author with Dr. Nisansala Madagama).

♦ Modeling community information behaviour of rural Sri Lanka: a citizen-centered perspective, Proceedings; Asia-Pacific Conference on Library Information Education and Practice Nanyang Technological University. 3-6 April: 369-381 (Indexed Online, Nanyang Digital Library), (Co-author), 2006. *

Population Ageing in Sri Lanka: Current and Future Scenarios, presented at the Sub-regional seminar on Ageing readiness in South-East Asia and South Asia, Jakarta, Indonesia, October, 7-8 2009

Status of Community Information Provision in Rural Areas in Sri Lanka, Conference on Sri Lanka Challenges of a Society in Transition, Session on Education, 16-18 December, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, 2004 (Co-author).

An analysis of community information needs of rural Sri Lanka and factors affecting to information access. A paper presented at the conference on Information Seeking in Context, ISIC, Technological University, Sydney, 19-21 July, 2006 (Co-author), 2006.

Modeling community information behaviour in rural Sri Lanka: a citizen-centered perspective, Proceedings; Asia-Pacific Conference on Library Information Education and Practice (Co-author), 2006.

The State of Family Based Elderly in Sri Lanka, presented at the Inter-Congress on Aging, Trivandrum, August, 19-21, 1996

Unpublished theses

Internal Migration in Sri Lanka – Patterns of migration into major urban areas of Colombo district, Sri Lanka, Unpublished Master Thesis, Australian National University, Canberra.

The Effect of Family Composition on Infant and Child Mortality in Sri Lanka: Logistic and Hazard Analysis; Ph.D. dissertation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Graduate supervision

About 20 Graduate theses (Post graduate Diploma in Population Studies, Economic Development, Urban Planning, about 24 M.A and M.Phil and Ph.D theses) were supervised during last 10 years.

Other responsibilities

2009 Mar.- Mar. 2010: Director, Colombo University Community Extension Centre (CUCEC)

2008 Oct. Mar. 2008: Acting Director, Colombo University Community Extension Centre (CUCEC)

2007- 2011: President, Faculty Centre, University of Colombo

2003: Acting Head, Department of Demography

1997-1998: Served as Dean (Actg.) four (4) short spells 18.12.1997 to 23.12.97; 31.12.97 to 5.1.98; 1.2.98 to 22.2.98; 10.9.98 to 15.9.1998.

1997 – 1999: Head, Department of Demography

1994 – 1996: Senior Student Counselor

1989 – 1997: Director, Demographic Training and Research Unit, University of Colombo

1981 – 1984: Co-ordinator– In charge of the Demographic Training and Research Unit, University of Colombo

1995 1996: Personal Tutor

1982 – 1984: Student Counselor, University of Colombo

Book review

♦ A Book Review on “The Graying of India: Population ageing in the context of Asia”, SAGE, New Delhi, 467 pp. published in Ageing & Society. Vol. 25 July. 2005:624-625, *