Dr. K.D. Manori K. Weeratunga

Dr. K.D. Manori K. Weeratunga

Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer
PhD (Adelaide, Australia), MPhil (Colombo), PG Diploma (Colombo), BA(Hons)(Colombo)

Office: +94 112 586 111, Mobile: +94 729 518 989

E-mail: manori.demo@gmail.com

 

Qualifications

  • PhD (Adelaide, Australia)
  • MPhil (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
  • PG Diploma (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
  • BA (Hons) Special (Colombo, Sri Lanka)

 

Teaching areas

  • Family Demography
  • Population and Development
  • Population and Disaster Management
  • Population Theories
  • Social Demography
  • Population and Environment
  • Population Issues

 

Research interests

  • Population Ageing
  • Family Studies
  • Migration
  • Population and Development
  • Regional Development

 

Awards and grants

  • Adelaide Scholarship International (ASI) for PhD studies at University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 2011-2014

 

Books/ Books Chapters

Books

  • Weeratunga, M.K., 2013,The Impact of Tsunami Disaster on Demography of Sri Lanka,LAPLAMBERT Academic Publishing

Book Chapters

  • Weeratunga, M.K., 2010, “Influence of Tsunami Disaster on Migration in Sri Lanka”, Regional Development Perspectives, Kumaran Book House, Chennai, Sri Lanka.
  • Weeratunga, M.K., 2010, Population and Environment: A Study Guide, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo.
  • Weeratunga, M.K., 2010, Population Distribution, Migration and Urbanization: A Study Guide, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo.

 

Refereed Journal articles

Journal papers- International refereed

  • Weeratunga, M.K., 2010, “Fertility and Natural Disasters: the case of tsunami disaster in Sri Lanka”, Asian Profile, Vol. 37, No.1
  • Weeratunga, M.K., 2010, “Tsunami Disaster and Changing Family in Sri Lanka”, Asian Profile 2010
  • Weeratunga, M.K., 2009, “Tsunami Mortality and the Future: the case of Sri Lanka”, Asian Profile, Vol. 37, No.3

Journal Papers- Sri Lanka refereed

  • Weeratunga, M., Hugo, G., 2014, Changing family structure in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies, Vol.
  • Kaluthantiri, M., 2006, “Pre- tsunami and post- tsunami mortality in Galle District”, Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies, 2006 Vol(9)
  • Kaluthantiti, M, 2006, “Demographic Issues related to development planning in the Moneragala District”, Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies, Vol(9)(Co-author)
  • Kaluthantiri, M., 2005, Family Planning and Reproductive Health: a Sociological Analysis, in Media Studies, Sri Palee Campus, University of Colombo
  • Kaluthantiri, M., 2004, “Economics of Population Aging in Sri Lanka”, Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies, Vol(7), 21-35( co-author)

 

Unpublished Thesis

PhD Thesis

  • Ageing and Changing Role of the Family in Sri Lanka

MPhil Thesis

  • Impact of Tsunami Disaster on Demography of Sri Lanka

BA Dissertation

  • Family Planning and Reproductive Health: A Sociological Study

 

Presentations and trainings

  •  Presentation on “Changing family structure in Sri Lanka, at the seminar of the International Bridging Programme(IBP), Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia on 3rd March 2012
  • Presentation on “Feld work experiences of the study of Ageing and Changing Role of the Family in Sri Lanka”, at the Staff and Postgraduate Seminars-2013, Geography, Environment and Population, University of Adelaide, South Australia on 16th September 2013.
  • Presentation on ‘ Ageing and Changing role of the Family, at the staff and Post Graduate Seminar- 2014, Geography, Environment and Population, University of Adelaide, South Australia on 14thJuly 2014

Trainings

  • Training on Empowering Women through Social, economic and Cultural intervention in Indonesia from 17th to 22nd may 2010.
  • Group Training on Integrated Agriculture and Rural Development through the Participation of Local farmers J-Green, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Sapporo Centre, Japan -11- June, 2004 to Aug., 2004
  • Training Programme on How Information Technologies can be used for Rural Development- MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, India, March 2004
  • Participated in the Workshop for Young Social Scientist conducted by National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka 2001

 

Involvement with Other Organizations

  • Member of Australian Population Association (APA), Australia
  • Committee Member of Population Association of Sri Lanka

 

Graduate Supervision

  • Supervision of dissertations of undergraduate students of the Department of Demography

 

University Development Activities

  • Junior Student Counselor, Department of Demography, University of Colombo, April 2007 – 2009

 

Research Experiences and Other Related Activities

  • Member of the research team for Tsunami Recovery Impact Assessment and Monitoring System (TRIAMS) funded by UNDP, 2007
  • Member of the research team for Right Based Intervention Programme( Rebuilding project in Tsunami affected areas2006/2007, Funded by Asian Development Bank/ Ministry of Justice and Law Reforms
  • Member of the research team for identifying suitable industrial development Project, Industrial Development Authority, Western Province 2007
  • Member of the research team for the study on Humanitarian Aid and Conflicts, funded by Oxfam America 2006.
  • A Consultant of an ILO Project on “Divisional Livelihood Development Plans in Tsunami Affected Districts”.(Trincomalle, Batticaloa and Galle Districts”. 2006 Funded by RADA/ILO
  • Member of the research team on “ The tsunami response by government agencies at the sub national level in the selected districts”, Funded by Norwegian institute for Urban and Regional Research, 2006
  • Member of the research team that wrote the report on ‘Peoples Consultation on Post-Tsunami Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Sri Lanka“, CUCEC, UNDP, DRMU, Human Rights Commission 2005.
  • Member of the research team “How do Sri Lankan Institutions Respond to Relief and Rehabilitation after the Tsunami? A Study of the Interface Between National and International Institutions in Selected Districts”, Funded by Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, 2005
  • Co-investigator Preparation of Five-Year Development Plan for the North-WesternProvince: 2005-2009, Sri Lanka
  • Research Report on Study, Verification and Evaluation of Price Mechanism and Trade Practice in Operation Dambulla and Meegoda Whole Sale Markets, Submitted to the Rural Economy Resuscitation Trust Fund, Ministry of Rural Economy, Jan 2004
  • Research Assistant: Bibliography, Literature of Hambantota Integrated Rural Development Programme: Development Studies Institute, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka July 2002
  • Baseline Survey, Mahakubukkadawala D.S. Division, North Western Province, UC-JICA Joint study Project on Participatory Rural Development, 2002
  • Conducted Gender Training Programmes for the villages (North-Western Province) – 2003
  • Training Programme for new Facilitators on Project Cycle Management- January 2005