Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Ruhuna

Dayalatha, W.K.V. (Mrs.)

Senior Lecturer

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

Phone: +94 714469507

Email: wkvdayalatha@yahoo.com

Biography:

W. K.V. Dayalatha is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography, University of Ruhuna. She holds the BA Honours degree and MA degree in Geography from the University of Ruhuna. Teaching undergraduate courses are in Population Geography, Adolecent and Reproductive Health, Medical Geography, Globalization, Natural Environment and Resources, and Geography of Southern Sri Lanka. Lanka.She has served as the coordinator of the Faculty Computer Unit in 2017-2018.

Qualifications:

  • PhD (submitted-Ruhuna, Sri Lanka)
  • MA (Ruhuna)
  • BA (Ruhuna)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Population Association of Sri Lanka

Specialized fields and teaching areas:

  • Population Geography
  • Medical Geography
  • Globalization
  • Coastal Resources and Population

Research Areas:

Population, coastal environment, water pollution

Publications:

Journal Publications

  • Dayalatha, W.K.V. (2018). The Use of Mangroves as a Source of Fire Wood: A Socio-Economic Study on Selected Mangroves in Southern Sri Lanka. Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Review (JSSHR), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Vol. 03(03).
  • Dayalatha, W.K.V. (2018). Population Increase in the Coastal Belt of Matara and Galle Districts in Southern Sri Lanka. The Faculty Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (FJASS), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Vol. 07(02).
  • Dayalatha, W.K.V., Siddhisena, K.A.P., Ali, S.K.M. (2018). The Impact of Population Growth on Degradation of Mangroves, Water and Coral Reefs in the Southern Part of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies, Population Association of Sri Lanka (PASL), Vol. 20. No 01. Feb. 2019.



Conference publications

  • Dayalatha. W. K. V. (8-9,January 2017). The Influence of the Use of Contraceptives bt Different Cultures.National Geography conference 2009, Department of Geography, University of Ruhuna.
  • Dayalatha. W. K. V. (2-3, March 2015).The Depletion and Degradation of Mangroves in Southern Coastal Area in the Matara District.International Conference on Postcolonial Societies in Transition, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna.
  • Dayalatha. W. K. V. (04thMarch 2015). Environmental and Socio-Economic Problems Caused by Dumping Garbage in Mangrove Areas. 12th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna.
  • Dayalatha. W. K. V. (08-09, June 2015). The Impact Human Population Dynamics and Spatial Variations of Human Activities on Degradation of Coastal Resources in Matara District. .Annual Research Symposium on Social Sciences and Humanities (ARSSSH-2015), organized by the National Centre for Advanced Studies, Colombo 05.
  • Dayalatha. W. K. V. (28-29, March 2017). Status of Sea Water Quality at Polhena, Unawatuna and Hikkaduwa Sea. 3rd International Conference of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna.
  • Dayalatha. W. K. V. (28-29, March 2017). Coastal Human Population Increase in Matara and Galle Districts of Southern Sri Lanka from 1981-2012. 3rd International Conference of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna.
  • Dayalatha. W. K. V. (20thDecember 2017). Increasing Human Population and Its Impacts on Fish Resources Degradation in the Southern Coastal Area in Sri Lanka. 4th Annual Research Symposium on Social Sciences and Humanities (ARSSSH-2017), organized by the National Centre for Advanced Studies, Colombo.
  • Dayalatha. W. K. V. (7thMarch 2018). Human Population Increase and Their Socio-Economic Status Affected Mangrove Resources Degradation in the Southern Coastal Area. 15th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna.
  • Dayalatha. W. K. V. (27-28, September 2018). The Use of Mangrove as a Source of Fire Wood: A Socio-Economic Study on Selected Mangrove in Southern Sri Lanka. 5th International Conference on Arts and Humanities -ICOAH, Colombo.
  • Dayalatha. W. K. V., Siddhisena, K. A. P. and Ali, S. K. M. (29-30, November 2018). People’s Awareness of Seagrass and Affected Reasons for Its Degradation in the Southern Coastal Area. International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS-2018), University of Sri Jayawardanapura.
  • Dayalatha. W. K. V. (13-14, December 2018). Human Impact on Degradation of Coral Resources in the Southern Coastal Area in Sri Lanka. International Research Symposium on Social Sciences and Humanities (IRSSSH-2018) organized by the National Centre for Advanced Studies, Colombo.
  • Dayalatha. W. K. V. (6thMarch 2019). Coastal People’s Identification of Mangrove Species in the Southern Coastal Area. 16th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna.
  • Dayalatha, W.K.V. (30-31, October 2019). Coastal Fishing Families are Living with Low Socio-Economic Status in SouthernSri Lanka. The 2nd Postgraduate International Conference on Humanities, Universiti of Malaysia.
  • Dayalatha, W.K.V andH. K. K. D. Hemanthika. (12-13, December 2019). A Study of Landslide Risk and Appeared Problems in Dosar Hill Area in Kakanadura South GramaNiladhari Division. 2ndInternational Symposium on Social Sciences and Humanities (IRSSSH-2019), National Centre for Advanced Studies, Colombo.

    Abstracts:
  • Impact of 2004 Tsunami on widows and widowers in two selected DSDs in the Matara District, Southern Sri Lanka

  • Fertility preferences, attitudes and behavior of two ethnic groups in Sri Lanka
  • The impact of human population dynamics on degradation of coastal resources in Southern Sri Lanka

  • The depletion and degradation of mangroves in Southern coastal area in Matara District.

  • Environmental and socio-economic problems caused by dumping garbage in the mangrove areas.

  • The impact of human population dynamics and variations of human activities on degradation of coastal resources in Matara District.

  • The influence of the use of contraceptives by different cultures.

  • Status of sea water quality at Polhena, Unawatuna and Hikkaduwa sea.

  • Coastal human population increase in Matara and Halle Districts of Southern Sri Lanka from 1981 to 2012.