Ms. Gayathri Abeywickrama

Ms. W.D.D.G.AbeywickramaLecturer

Masters in Demography, B.A (Hons.in Demography) – University of Colombo

Office: +94 112 586 111, Mobile: +94 778 201 551

E-mail: gayathri@demo.cmb.ac.lk

Qualifications

♦ PhD candidate at University of Southampton, UK

♦ Reading Master of Philosophy, Department of Demography, University of Colombo

♦ Masters in Demography, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.2013

♦ Diploma in Human resource Management (Merit Pass), Institute of personnel Management, Sri Lanka 2006

♦ Bachelor of Arts (Second Class Upper.), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.2006-2007

Teaching Areas

♦ Population Issues

♦ Population Policies & Programmes

♦ Urban Demography

♦ Regional Demography

Research Interests

♦ Fertility

♦ Reproductive Health

♦ Gender

♦ Population Ageing

♦ Urbanization

Research conference/Workshop attended

♦ Abeywickrama, G. (2014), Demographic and socio-economic factors associated with decision making of women in fertility behavior: Evidence from urban shanties in Colombo District,Reserch Symposium, Department of Demography, University of Colombo.

♦ Abeywickrama, G. (2014), Women’s role of decision making on fertility behavior in Colombo District, 14th national convention on women’s studies-2014, Center for women’s studies (CENWOR), Colombo.

♦ Abeywickrama,G.(2013),Prevalence of poverty and alcohol consumption among Estate workers: Evidence from Kahawatta, Rathnapura District, Annual Research Symposium-2013, University of Colombo.

♦ Abeywickrama,G.(2013),Reproductive health knowledge among secondary school children in Sri Lanka”, Annual Research Symposium, University of Colombo.

♦ Abeywickrama,G.(2012),Gender Differentials in reproductive health and attitudes: Evidence from secondary school children in Sri Lanka,15thAnnual sessions, Population Association of Sri Lanka,  Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Journal Articles

♦ Women’s role of decision making on fertility behavior in Colombo District-14th national convention on women’s studies-2014,Center for women’s studies (CENWOR).

♦ Projections of population, Labour force and it’s female component in Sri Lanka (Co-author), Economic Review -2013, Research Division, Peoples’ Bank.

Unpublished Thesis

♦ Reproductive health knowledge among secondary school children in Sri Lanka,2011, A research carried out as a partial fulfillment of the requirement of a special degree in Demography, Department of Demography.University of Colombo.

♦ Women’s role of decision making on fertility behavior: Case of shanties in Colombo Distract,2014,A research carried out as a partial fulfillment of the requirement of Master’s degree in Demography, Department of Demography.University of Colombo.