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Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts - University of Peradeniya

Academic Staff


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Dr. W. M. S. M. Kumari Thoradeniya

Head of the Department
BA (Peradeniya), MA (Peradeniya), Lphil(Sweden), Ph D (Gothenburg University, Sweden)
Social Psychology, Gender

m_sachitra@yahoo.com
+94 81 2392611 / +94 77 1516586

Ext 2610 / 2800

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Senior Prof. Daya Amarasekara

BA (Peradeniya), MA (Peradeniya), Ph.D (Calcutta)
Sociology of Religion, Cultural Anthropological Issues in South Asia, Sociology of Education

dayaamarasekara@gmail.com
http://dayaamarasekara.lk
+94 71 8155661

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Prof. Mallika Pinnawala

Ph D(ISS University of Erasmus The Netherlands), MA (By Research)Peradeniya, BA (Peradeniya)
Environmental and Urban Studies, Migration, Women & Gender

mallikap@pdn.ac.lk
+94 71 8188147 / +94 81 2389144 / +94 83 892011

Ext 2807

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Mr. W. A. S. N. Wijesinghe

BA (Peradeniya), MA (Thailand), Ph D(Reading - Sweden)
Medical Sociology, Reproductive Health, Peace and Conflict, Conflict and Post-Conflict Reconciliation, Religion and Conflict, Peace Building

shanti_nandana@yahoo.com
+94 777806240 / +94 81 5675670

Ext 2809

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Dr. M.G. Manurathne

B.A.(Hons) (Peradeniya), M.Phil (Peradeniya), PhD ( New England , Australia )
Sustainable Community Development, Gender and Development, Resettlement planning

manurathne@yahoo.com
+94 71 3073102

Ext 2810

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Dr. R. M. Abeyrathne

BA (Bowdon College, USA), M.A. (University of Washington), M. A. (Mahidol University,Thailand ), PhD (London)
Medical Anthropology / Anthropology

abeyrathnayake87@gmail.com
+94 77 1525535

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Dr. Sarath Gamlath

B.A.(Peradeniya), BSW(La Trobe University), GRdp(La Trobe University) M.Sc. (AIT), PhD (La Trobe University)
Social Work and Social Development, International Social Work, Social and Welfare Policy, Professional Social Work Practice

sarath.gamlath@gmail.com
+94 81 2240688 / +94 77 7513439

Ext 2808

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Dr. H. M. K. Shantha Wanninayake

BA (Peradeniya), M Phill (Peradeniya), Ph. D(Gothenburg University, Sweden)
Peace and Development, Migration, Human Displacement, Disaster Management, Refugees and Internal Displacement.

shanthaw2003@yahoo.com
+94 81 2392611 / +94 71 8489896

Ext 2812

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Dr. Upali Weerakoon

BA (Peradeniya), M Phill (Peradeniya), Ph. D(Peradeniya)
Rural Sociology, Social Problems, Social Work and Welfare, Sociology of Education.

wmuweerakoon@yahoo.com
+94 71 8495489 / +94 81 2392611

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Dr. Dhammika Herath

BA (Peradeniya), PhD (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
Peace and Conflict, Post-Conflict Reconciliation, Religion and Conflict, Peace Education, Development, Democracy and Governance

dhammikaherath@pdn.ac.lk
+94 777730716 / +94 71 8003605 / +94 81 2392801

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Mr. Thushara Kamalrathna

BA (Peradeniya), M Phill (Peradeniya)
Anthropology, Participatory Research and Development, Criminology

thusharak@pdn.ac.lk
+94 71 8158493

Ext 2811

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Mr. Susantha Rasnayake

BA (Peradeniya), MA (Peradeniya), MPhil (Peradeniya)
Urban Planning and Development, Society; Environment and Culture, Development and Governance, Media and Society

rasnayakarms@yahoo.com
+94 71 3888753

Ext 2803

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Dr. P. K. Seelagama

BA (Peradeniya), MA (Japan), PhD (Japan)
Social Institutions, Regional Development, Tourism and Development

poorniseelagama@gmail.com
+94 77 8923381

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Mrs. D. Kowsalya Duraisamy

BA (Peradeniya), M.Phil (Peradeniya)
Social Stratification, Sociology of Development, Social Mobility, Sri Lanka Society, Sociology of Education, Social Research.

kowsalya86@gmail.com
+94 72 5396964

Ext 2802

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Miss. H. D. P. Premarathne

BA (Peradeniya), Postgraduate Diploma (Colombo), M.Phil (Peradeniya),PhD in Sociology (Reading - On study leave)
Job quality, work-life balance, Well-being, Child Health, Women and work, Sociology of Family

priyadarshanisoc@pdn.ac.lk
+94 81 2392611

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Mr. A.K.A.S. Gnanaratne

BA (Peradeniya), M.Phil (Reading-Peradeniya)
Sociology of Development, Sociology of Military Studies, Sri Lanka Society, Medical Anthropology, Social Research.

asinthasg@yahoo.com
+94 71 8233659

Ext 2813

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Ms. Rizmina Rilwan

BA (Peradeniya), MA (Peradeniya - Masaryk University, Czech republic)

rizminarilwan@hotmail.com

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