Department of Demography : 2011

Survey of Health Issues Pertaining to Internal Migration, Sri Lanka – Dr. Swarna Ukwatta, Prof. K. A. P. Siddhisena and Dr. E.L.S.L. Perera.

The Department of Demography conducted the research on ‘Health issues pertaining to internal migration in Sri Lanka’ with the financial assistance of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and under guidance of the Ministry of Health. The prime objective of the study was to understand the health issues pertaining to labour migrants who work in the Export Processing Zones (EPZs), students (both school children and university students) and seasonal workers, especially the agricultural workers, in Sri Lanka. Mixed methodological approach was used in this study to collect and analyze data. Sample size of the study consisted of 1000 EPZ workers, students and seasonal workers covering five districts of the country namely Colombo, Gampaha, Kandy, Galle and Anuradhapura.  The findings of the study were presented at the National Scientific Symposium on Migrant Health and Development on 13th October 2011 at Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo.

 Department of Sinhala

  • Book Editing Project with the National Library and the Ministry of Education (From 2009 todate)- Mr. Premasiri Nagasinghe
  • Editing Classical Sinhala texts in Collaboration with the National Library, the Docementation Board of Sri Lanka and the Sri Lanka Oriental Studies Society, Ministry of Higher Education, SriLanka. (2007) – Prof. R. Paranavithana, Prof. L.A.D.A. Thissa Kumara and Mr. Premasiri Nagasinghe


Department of Sociology

  • Sociological Study and Behavior related to the prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease in Anuradhapura District (2009) – Prof. S. R. Jayatilake and Dr. C. Liyanage
  • Socio Anthropological Research on Adi-Vasi People ( 2009) – Prof. Premakumara de Silva
  • Save the Children Project (2004) – Prof. S. R. Jayatillake and Ms. S. Gunasekera
  • ADB Road Network Improvement Project (2003) – Prof. S. T. Hettige


Buddhist Studies Unit (2010 – 2012)

  • Sri Lanka contributor for the internatioal research project – The Power of the Word: Socio-Philosophical Dimensions of Buddhism. – in collaboration between K. J. Somayya centre for Buddhist Studies, Mumbai and Indian Council for Philosophical Research (ICPR), New Delhi. – Prof. Asanga Thilakaratne.