Doctor of Philosophy ( Ph.D) in Sociology, University of Peradeniya . 2001
Master of Arts (M.A).in Sociology. University of Delhi India . 1985
B. A (Hons.) in Sociology, University of Peradeniya.in 1977
(Present)Professor in Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya
Research interests include the Rural Sociology, Environment Sociology
2010 - The Cultural Dimension of Some Agricultural Rituals in Sri Lanka’ Economic Review (eds) A.P.Keerthipala, Colombo: Peoples Bank Publication.pp.69-72.
2009 - H.M.D.Herath Significance of Water in the Sri Lankan context; A sociological Perspectives (English) Economic Review Colombo: Peoples, Bank Publication pp.02-15
2009 - H.M.D.R.Herath Max Weber Father of modern Sociology’ Samaja vimasuma (eds.) Daya Amarasekera Thusara Kamalarathna , Peradeniya; Sociology Department Publication.pp.46-71.
2009 - H.M.D.R.Herath and K.T.Silva Levi- Struss and Anthropological Thought (eds.) Daya Amerasekara and Thusara Kamalarathna, Peradeniya: Sociology Department Publication.pp.1-47.
1994 - Sociological Classification of Agricultural Non Home Garden Flora in the North Central Province, Multipurpose Tree Spices in Sri Lanka (ed_ H.P.M. Gunasena, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, pp. 204 – 211
1992 - A Review of Sri Lanka Krushi Ithihasaya (Sinhala) by Indrakeerthi Siriweera, Samaja Vimasuma, Journal of the Sociological Association, Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya, Vol. VIII pp. 208 – 214.
Gama (Sinhala) published in the Sinhalese Encyclopedia Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Colombo, Vol. IX.
Gama Rala (Sinhala) published in the Sinhalese Encyclopedia Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Colombo, Vol. IX.
Mohottala (Sinhala) to be published in the Sinhalese Encyclopedia, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Colombo. (Accepted for publication, Letter attached).
Thuppottiya (Sinhala) to be published in the Sinhalese Encyclopedia, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Colombo. (Accepted for publication, letter attached).
Mulanduma (Sinhalese) to be published in the Sinhalese Encyclopedia, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Colombo. (Accepted for publication, letter attached).
1992 Sinhalese and Dravidian Kinship Terminology (in Sinhala) Samaja Vimasuma, Journal of the Sociological Association, Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya. Vol. VIII pp. 127 – 142.
1989 - H.M.D.R. Herath, K.T. Silva & S.K. Pinnawala, Introduction to Sociology of Sri Lanka (Sinhala) Samaja Vimasuma. Journal of The Sociological Association, Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya, Vol. VI pp. 84 – 92.
1987 - Right and Left Concept in Sinhalese Society (Sinhala) Samaja Vimasuma, Journal of the Sociological Association, Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya, Vol. VII pp. 163 – 174.
Non Refereed Journals
2010 - H.M.D.R . Herath The Sacred Tooth and Agriculture in Sri Lanka. Dalada culture (eds.) H.M.D.R. Herath Annual Publication. Kandy: The Ministry of Environment. Central Province pp.84-92.
2010 - H.M.D.R.Herath Children`s World in the Traditional Sri Lankan Society. Parartha.(eds.) D. Rathnayake and H.M.D.R.Herath. Kandy. Central Province Chief Ministers Fund Publication,pp.31-
2009 - H.M.D.R Herath. “Human Activities, Associated Landslides in the Central Hills” Prabatha (eds.) National environment forum, University of Peradeniya. Pp. 09-14.
2009 - H.M.D.R.Herath . Dalada perehera, Provicial and Regional level flags. Dalada Culture (eds.) H.M.D.R.Herath, Annual Publication. Kandy : Ministry of Environment. Central Province. Pp78-90.
2008 - Dalada Culture and Karthika Festival (Sinhala) Dalada Culture.(eds)H.M.D.R Herath. Kandy: Ministry of Environment, Central Province. PP. 67-73
2007 - ‘Secred Environment , Adorability and Dalada Perahara’ (Sinhala) Dalada Culture.(eds) H.M.D.R Herath. Kandy: Ministry of Environment, Central Province PP. 45-54
2007 - The Tooth Ralic, Dalada Perahara and Central Value System’ (Sinhala) Dalada Culture (eds) H.M.D.R Herath, Annual Pablication. Kandy: Ministry of Environment, Central Province PP 70-88.
2006 - Four Festivals at Dalada Maligawa, Dalada Culture and Folk Sociaty (Sinhala) Dalada Culture (eds) H.M.D.R Herath. Annual Publication,Kandy: Ministry of Environment, Central Province. PP 93-110.
1996 - Kandyan Folk Life and Measurements (Sinhala) Annual Publication, Sri Sumangala Vidyalaya Publication, Kandy, Vol. V pp. 124 – 140.
1995 - “Communication Researches, Its, Importance to Policy Makers and Programme Developers” (Sinhala) Sanwardana SANASA Development Campus Publication, Kegalle, Vol. I pp. 42 – 48.
1995 - Sociological Background of Peasants in Sri Lanka. Prathiba (ed) Athula Withanawasam, Academic Publication, Vol. I pp. 19 – 37
1995 - Sociological Analysis on Sinhalese Marriage Customs (Sinhala) Mahanuwara Sangawunuthorathuru, Annual Publication, Sri Sumangala Vidyalaya, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Kandy. Vol. IV pp. 51 – 64.
1994 - “Traditional Sinhalese Participatory Management Methods” (Sinhala) Grameeya Thamkshanaya, Annual Publication, Sri Sumangala Vidyalaya, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Kandy, Vol. III pp. 37 – 41.
1994 - “Rural Technology” (Sinhala) Grameeya Thakshanaya, Annual Publication, Sri Sumangala Vidyalaya, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Kandy, Vol. III pp. 1 – 8.
1994 - American Kinship System (Sinhala) Prathimana, The Journal of Sociological Association, Dept. of Sociology, Ruhunu University, Matara, pp. 49 – 61.
1992 - A Critical Evaluation on Sarvodaya (Sinhala) Anjalee Pranama. A.T. Ariyarathne Felicitation Volume (ed) E.R. Sarachchandra, Rathmalana, pp. 51 – 54.
1992 - Ethnicity (Sinhala) Prathimana. The Journal of the Sociological Association, University of Ruhuna, Matara, pp. 17 – 22.
1988 - Village in Suffering (in Sinhala) Ravaya, Monthly Magazine, 1988, May, pp. 6 – 10.
1988 - Family and Modernization in Sri Lanka (Sinhala) Anubuthi (Research Collection) (ed) Rev. Pollemure Soratha, Daya Amerasekera, Peradeniya, Vol. II pp. 112 – 132.
1979 - “Communication, Modernization and Temple in Modern Sri Lanka” (Sinhala) Patipada, Journal of the Buddhist Brother- hood, University of Peradeniya.
1978 - “Peasant Solidarity and Personality Modernization” (Sinhala) Dasuna, Journal of the Economic Society, Vol. I.
1977 - “Prostitution, Its Functions and Dysfunctions” (Sinhala) Young Sociologist, Journal of the Sociological Association, University of Peradeniya, pp. 110 – 117.
Chapters in Books
2010 - H.M.D.R.Herath “Plants, Social structure and Communication” Penasara Prof.K.N.O.Dharmadasa Felicitation Volume.(eds.) P.L. Nugapitiya and M.Rathnayake.Colombo; S .Godage and brothers.pp.482-526.
2010 - H.M.D.R.Herath “Destruction of values and Social Change in Sri Lankan Society “ Samarchana Rev.N.Ganissara Felicitation Volume (eds.)Rev.Minivangamuve Mahanama.pp.37-52.
2009 - H.M.D.R.Herath ‘ The scientific Method and the Chullahaththipadopama Sutta”Abhivandana (eds.) Rev.Ekiriya Somananda, and Rev. Badalkumbure Dhmmissara.Kandy: Author Publication pp.282-291.
2008 - ‘Socio- Cultural Impact on Disaster Management’. Disaster Management in the Central Province. Peradeniya: The Ministry of Human Rights and Disaster Management, The Post Graduate Institute Of Science Publications. PP 7-13.
2007 - ‘Plant lore in Sri Lanka’ Abhinandana Prof Kusuma Karunarathna Felicitation Volume.(eds) Rev.Agalakada Sirisumana and Sarath Wijesuriya, Ananda Tissa Kumara. Colombo: Wijesuriya Grantha Kendraya. PP300-319
2007 - ‘Sociological Aspect of Elderly People in Sri Lanka’ Essays in History and Sociology. Prof W.M.Sirisena, Felicitation Volume(eds) Daya Amerasekera and Rohitha Dananayake. Colombo: Ariya Publications Warakapola. PP.466-484.
2005 - “Cultural Traditions and Child/Youth Sexuality in Sri Lanka” CSEC The Crime Against Children (ed) Maureen Senaviratne, The Body Shop Foundation, Colombo, pp. 130 – 137.
2004 - “Sociological Value of Indigenous Medicinal Plants” Anumodana (Anuradha Senevirathne Felicitation Volume) (eds) M. Somathilaka and H.M.D.R. Herath, S. Godage and Brothers, Colombo, pp. 185 – 705.
2004 - “Indigenous Knowledge, Environment and Traditional Value System” (Sinhala) Induwara Research Collection (ed) Daya Amerasekera and Rohitha Dasanayake. Ariya Publication, Warakapola, pp. 79 – 107.
2001 - “Important Locations and Verbal Narratives Associated with Princess Sita in the Central Hills of Sri Lanka”, Chanted Narratives (ed) Molly Kaushal Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, pp. 267 – 273.
2000 - “Man Culture and Morality”, News Paper Investigation Vol. III, Sri Lanka Board of Press, Colombo, pp. 1 – 14.
2000 - “Natural Order, Cultural Order and Five Percepts” (Sinhala) Prabuddha (ed) Rev. Anamaduwe Dhammadassi, Kandy, pp. 245 – 257.
1999 - “Our Temple and Village” Prabuddha (ed) Rev. Anamaduwe Dhammadassi, Colombo, pp. 188 – 204.
1998 - “Moral Education for Environmental Protection, Sarvodaya Model”, The Cultural Dimension of Ecology UVESCO Publication, New Delhi, pp. 165 – 177.
1997 - “Sociological Analysis on War Weapons in the Central Province”, 50th Independent Day Memorial Volume. Central Province General Secretariat Publication, Kandy. pp. 256 – 272.
1996 - Sociological Analysis on Death Rites in Sinhalese Buddhist Culture (Sinhala) Buddhism and Rituals (ed) Rev. Rotapitiye Rahula, Ministry of Buddha Sasana, Colombo. pp. 112 – 113.
1996 - Social Instances that Reflects Human Rights, Human Rights Manual for Community Leaders (ed) S.B. Ekanayake, University of Colombo, Colombo pp. 12 – 17.
1994 - “Traditional Rituals and Resource Management Practices in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. Sociological Aspects of Multi Mangallaya”. Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Development. Proceedings of the First National Symposium on Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Development, Colombo. pp 73 – 79.
1993 - “Agricultural Rituals” Govidina Udanaya Agricultural Department Publication, Kurunegala. pp. 5 – 9.
1993 - “Sinhalese Society and Central Value System” (Sinhala) Critical Essays on Language and Literature Rev. Hisselle Dhammarathana Commemorative Volume (ed) Rev. Pollamure Soratha, Balagalla, pp. 61 – 71.
1992 - Food Consumption and Beliefs Among Pregnant Women in Parts of the Matale Districit, Sri Lanka. Feedback From Health Social Science Research in Sri Lanka (eds) K.T. Silva, H.A. Aponso, R. Peeters, Centre for Inter-sectoral Community Health Studies, University of Peradeniya & University of Antwerp, Peradeniya. pp. 27 – 31.
1987 - Sociology of Education and Training National Seminar on Agricultural Education and Training Proceedings. DARP Publication, Department of Agriculture, Peradeniya. pp. 51 – 59.
1988 - Awarded a fellowship by UNESCO Regional Office Bangkok, Thailand. “Regional Seminar on Methodology of Comparative Research in Social Sciences. (May)
1990 - Awarded a fellowship by USAID for Health and Social Science Workshop in Antwerp, Belgium. (July – Aug.)
1991 - Awarded a fellowship to attend the conference on “Cultural Factors in Rural Development” by the Institute of Culture and Communications, East-West Centre, Hawaii. (May)
1991 - Awarded a fellowship by USAID for Health and Social Science Workshop in Antwerp, Belgium. (Aug.)
1993 - Special National Award: I received the National Award of the Sarvodaya Trust Fund for the Advancement of Humanity, Development and Peace. (June)
1995 - Awarded a fellowship by the UNESCO Chair Programme, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts International Conference on “Culture, Education and Ecology,” New Delhi, India. (September)
1995 - Awarded a fellowship by the “UNESCO for Culture and Agriculture”. An adaptation of Traditional Agriculture in the Global Context. Bangkok, Thailand. (December)
1997 - Awarded a fellowship by the UNESCO Chair Programme, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, International Conference on “Exploring India’s Charted Narratives”, New Delhi, India. (February)
1997 - Awarded a fellowship to attend and deliver the Keynote Address, at the 3rd IFOAM – ASIA Conference Organized by IFOAM – ASIA in association with the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India. (December)
2000 - Awarded a fellowship by the National Institute of Advanced Studies to facilitate an International Conference on “Knowledge and East-West Transitions”, Bangalore, India. (December).
2010 - The best academic award winner of the Central Province