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Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts - University of Peradeniya

Academic Staff


academic

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)
Environment, Women & Gender and Migration

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

Ext 2807

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Prof. 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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Prof. 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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Prof. 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

Ext 2801

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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 / abeyrathnayake1965@arts.pdn.ac.lk
+94 77 1525535

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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 issues, Social Work and Welfare, Sociology of Religion, Sociology of Education

weerakoonupali@yahoo.com , weerakoonupali@arts.pdn.ac.lk
+94 71 8495489 / +94 81 2392806 / +94 81 2392611

Ext 2806

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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 81 239 2611

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Mrs. Kowsalya Duraisamy

BA (Peradeniya), MPhil (Peradeniya), PhD (NUIG, Ireland) - Reading
Public Health, Health and Development, Women’s work and well-being.

kowsalya.duraisamy@arts.pdn.ac.lk
+94 777 695 446

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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Ms. I. U. Gunarathna

BSW (NISD), MSc (University of Peradeniya), MSW (Reading-Peradeniya)
Social Work and Direct Practice Methods, Social Work and Disability, Community Development

udeshi_gunarathna@yahoo.com
+94 77 1952168 / +94 71 3041492

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Ms. Dinushika M. Yapa Abeywardhana

BA (Colombo), MA in Sociology (Reading-Colombo)
Environmental Sociology, Political Ecology, Sociology of Development, Urban Sociology, Sociological Theory, Disaster Management, Sociology of Education

dinuyapa93@gmail.com
+94 71 9246063

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Mr. D. M. C. J. Bandara (Temporary Lecturer)

BA (Peradeniya), MA (Peradeniya)

janakadissanayakesoc@gmail.com

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Ms. Chanchala Gunasena (Temporary Lecturer)

BA (Peradeniya), MSW (reading - Peradeniya)

chanchalag@arts.pdn.ac.lk

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Ms. Sumudu Wijesooriya (Temporary Lecturer)

BA (Colombo), MA (Reading - Colombo)

sumuduwijesooriya@arts.pdn.ac.lk

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Mr. S. S. M. Karunathilaka (Temporary Lecturer)

BA (Peradeniya), MA Reading (Peradeniya)

shiranthamadushan2019@gmail.com

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Ms. M. A. F. Afra (Temporary Lecturer)

BA (Peradeniya), MA Reading (Peradeniya)

fathimaafra280@gmail.com