Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Ruhuna

Udayanga, K.A.S. (Mr.)

Lecturer (Probationary)

Department of Sociology
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
University of Ruhuna
Matara 81000
Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 716376070 / +94 713465905

Email: senithsrisami@gmail.com


Samitha is a lecturer of sociology at University of Ruhuna. His research focuses on Social Development, Social Policy, Medical Sociology and the Modern Social Theorizing. Samitha’s recent research has involved a series of field studies relevant to localizing sustainable development goals into the south Asian context. His researches on social development in South Asia has appeared in several journals including EPRA International Journal of Social sciences. His current researches more often focus on Local Knowledge and Southern theory in relation to the social development of South Asian countries.


  • Mphil(Reading-PGIHS)
  • BIT(Colombo)
  • BA(Peradeniya)

Specialized fields and teaching areas:

Social Development, Social Policy, Development Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Social Theory

Research Areas:

Sustainable Development, Social Policy, Anthropology of South Asia


Journal publications

  • Udayanga, K.A.S and L. Kunaratnam, 2017. “Social Construction of Gender Based Violence and Self-actualization of women in Sri Lanka”, International Journal of Research and Development 2(5), pp. 75 – 82.

  • Udayanga, K.A.S. and M.G. Manurathne, 2017. “Sustainable Construction Culture: An Analysis of Civil and State Partnership in Mega Development Projects”, EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research 3(1), pp. 59-65.

  • Udayanga, K.A.S, 2017. “Dismantling Society and Networked Individualism: Understanding Social Interactions of Adolescents in Modern Sri Lanka ”, International Journal of Scientific Publications 7(10).

Conference publications

  • K.A.S. Udayanga, 2017. “A study on the psychosocial context of the war disabled in the northern province, Sri Lanka.”, International Conference on the humanities and Social Sciences,Kandy, July.

  • K.A.S. Udayanga, 2017, “An unseen perspective of rural development: rise of rural elite and implications for education in Sri Lanka.” Research Congress, Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kandy, March.

  • K.A.S. Udayanga, 2017, “Dismantling society and networked individualism: a new sociological perspective to understand social interactions of adolescents.”, 6th International Conference of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Kandy, May.

  • K.A.S.Udayanga, 2016, “Sustainable construction culture: An analysis of civil and state partnership in mega development projects,  The 7th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, Kandy, December.

  • K.A.S.Udayanga, 2016, “Missing Women in the public sphere: implied cultural violence and distorted disposition of women.”,  Fifteenth National Convention on Women’s Studies, Center for Women’s Studies, Colombo, December.

  • K.A.S. Udayanga, 2016, “Misery in spite of happiness : critical problems of poverty alleviation programmes in Sri Lanka.”,Peradeniya International Research Sessions, Kandy, November.

  • K.A.S. Udayanga, 2016, “Owners of Social Development: The dialogue of SDGs in the third world and unseen challenges.”, International Conference on Social Work – Social Development and Sustainable Development Goals, Kandy, September.

  • K.A.S. Udayanga, 2016, “Social determinants of development democracy: A sociological study of the Uma Oya multipurpose development project.”, International Conference of the Humanities and the Social Sciences, Kandy, June.

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