Thushara Kamalrathne

Thushara Kamalrathne
University of Huddersfield · School of Applied Sciences

Master of Philosophy

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Publications (35)
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This paper discusses the significance of public health information sharing among underprivileged communities during a pandemic, based on a survey conducted in 9 districts in Sri Lanka. Further, the paper highlights the socio-demographic and public-health information-related factors that affect vaccine hesitancy in Sri Lanka during the COVID-19 pand...
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This paper presents an evaluation of two community-based planning sessions organized in the Rathnapura and Jaffna districts in Sri Lanka promoting public engagement in multi-hazard preparedness and response.
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This paper discusses the critical challenges faced in urban planning in multi-hazards' context. A systematic literature review has been conducted to identify the key constraints and challenges of urban planning in a multi-hazard situation.
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A co current hazard on top of COVID-19 pandemic could create a devastating impact on the health and disaster response systems. The likelihood of such a multi hazard scenario in Jaffna district is high. Training of community members and grass root level public health workers on a multi hazard scenario would be a future investment. Objectives of thi...
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This conference paper highlights the need and strength of a community-based approach to pandemic preparedness and response as learnt during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Paper presents a set of findings derived from a desk study.
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The paper presents key elements and stages of a framework developed on pandemic and epidemic preparedness and response, in the context of multi-hazard.
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This paper elaborates on the key elements of pandemic preparedness and response. As an output of the paper authors present a comprehensive framework that is based on the epidemic and pandemic preparedness and response, special focus on early warning and multi-hazard preparedness.
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The entire world is in an unprecedented dysfunction since 11 th March 2020 when the WHO declared a global pandemic as unprecedented health and socioeconomic issues emerged with the outbreak of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and its associated 53 coronavirus diseases (COVID-19). This challenging pandemic has created...
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This paper explores explore the main elements and key stages of epidemic and pandemic early warning through literature and identify the critical elements in order to analyse the interconnectedness between different elements in an effective epidemic and pandemic early warning mechanism
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Cybercrime has become a potential threat in the global context irrespective of regions and countries, sparking the need for a robust global and local policy response. The unprecedented increase of cyber-interactions due to technological advancements in cyberspace, social media, cyber-based marketing and financial instruments, and internet banking h...
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This paper discusses how the pandemic response in Sri Lanka could be more decentralized and embedded into the existing DRR framework with special focus to increase the involvement of multi-stakeholders.
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This paper analyzes what are the policy challenges of disaster risk governance in the context of systemic risk with special focus to Covid19 health pandemic
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This research investigates the social constraints faced by resettlers due to inadequate social management planning in a disaster-induced resettlement program in Sri Lanka. Further, the research discusses the possible policy measures that have to be incorporated with the existing resettlement policies and practice.
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Sri Lanka's long history of the strategic endowments in direct public intervention in anti-poverty measures goes back to the British colonial period. All successive governments since independence have continued the same policies. It is obvious that these policies and programmes have contributed towards the mitigation of income poverty to some exten...
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This study explores a community that is less known in Sri Lanka-Afro-Sri Lankan community or Kaffirs, whom is considered as the smallest ethnic minority. Earlier their members were scattered in few places in Negambo, Jaffna, Kalpitiya, and Puttalam, but one of the remaining and known community now lives in Sirambiadiya. It has been studied as havin...
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Malnutrition is a major health issue of children in the global level, especially among the third world countries including Sri Lanka. There are about 150 million malnourished children living in the third world countries and 78 million children among them are living in the South Asian region (World Bank 2007: United Nations 2007). According to the D...
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Similar to the global environmental changes, Sri Lanka, as a lower-middle-income country, faces unprecedented extreme weather conditions and an increasing level of natural hazards. According to the reported data of the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) of Sri Lanka, a total of 1537122 people in 19 districts have been affected and 20 people have died...
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The study examines the role of the Central Provincial Council (CPC) on regional development and also analyzes decentralized powers of the Central provincial council have had to make any impact to attain this objective. The CPC has been functioning in the last thirty years, but, it could not achieve regional development owing to poor financial and i...
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Yakkama is one of the main ritual practices pertaining to religious sentiment and socio-cultural context in the Laggala Pallegama region in the Central Province of Sri Lanka. Basically, this ritual practice is concerned to have and denote the benevolence of great God Ravana who is known as Gage Bandara, Sellavi Bandara , Brahmana Bandara, and other...
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This study intends to identify the most prevalent sources of child malnutrition in the estate sector/plantation sector in Sri Lanka. It seeks to examine the relevance of what has been identified as ‘socio-economic determinants’ of child malnutrition in national-level surveys.
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Purpose Even though Sri Lanka has established Early Warning (EW) mechanisms and Evacuation Procedures (EP) for the communities affected by the coastal disasters, there are several gaps, which hinder effective mechanisms in operation of disaster management practices. These gaps affect both the vulnerable communities and relevant authorities involved...
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Purpose This study aims to evaluate the coastal disaster resilience and the disaster management framework of Sri Lanka, by conducting a case study in a few coastal areas in the district of Matara which were majorly affected in 2004 by the Indian Ocean Tsunami. Although it has been 15 years since the disaster struck the country, Sri Lanka is still s...
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Historically, Buddhism in Sri Lanka hasbeen shaped by various socio-economic and political frameworks. Within the existing sociological and anthropological literatures on Buddhism's changes in Sri Lanka, the present paper intended on analyzing the impact of Christian teachings on Buddhist religious pantheon as related to the legend ofGod Sakraat pr...
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This social Impact Assessment (SIA) is undertaken as an integral part of the proposal to establish a Problem Elephant Rehabilitation Center (PERC) within the Lunugamwehera National Park (LNP) under a credit line extended by the World Bank to the Government of Sri Lanka (Under the subproject proposal ESCAMP/DWC/EHGLUNUGAMWEHERA/2B-02). Elephants are...
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This chapter discusses the impact of imperialism on the socio-economic context of Sri Lanka. ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ සමාජ ආර්ථික සහ සංස්කෘතික සන්ධර්භයට අධිරාජ්‍යවාදය හේතුවෙන් සිදු වූ බලපෑම් මෙම පරිච්ඡේදය මගින් දීර්ග ලෙස සාකච්ඡාවට ලක්කර ඇත
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This book chapter is written in Sinhala (a local language in Sri Lanka) elaborating the nature of the youth in politics, especially in the Sri Lankan context. The chapter provides an overall insight into the nature and trends of youth politics which is thought to be unique and different from thoughts, involvement and patterns among adults in politi...
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This paper discusses the socio-economical challenges faced by the war widows in Sri Lanka in the context of post-war development scenario, from a social perspective.
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This study focused to examine role of informal women entrepreneurs in livelihood development and regional development. Objectives of the study are, to identify the significance of informal women entrepreneur’s role in livelihood development of family, to understand socio-economic potentialities of informal women entrepreneurs and to determine gende...
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This study aims to identify the health-related issues of the female landmine victims in Sri Lanka with reference to injured females due to land mine explosions
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This research paper intends to explore the ritualistic practices and cultural ethos pertaining to the 'Yakkkama' ritual which is identified as the only traditional ritual performed to 'God Ravana' in Ranamuregama village, Mathale District in Sri Lanka. The entire performance depicts the appreciation of God Ravana and other benevolent gods who are b...
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The research was a joint venture of the academic staff of the Department of Sociology and Sociology graduates of the 2008 batch. The financial assistance was received from the World Bank-funded IRQUE/SAKTI Project. The main objective of the Team Research was to construct a comprehensive socioeconomic profile of the upcountry plantation sector, focu...
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The chapter explains the changing nature of youth aspirations in the estate sector in Sri Lanka over the past two decades. This chapter has been written using the findings of field research conducted in Kandy, Nuwaraeliya, Mathale, and Badulla district in Sri Lanka.

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