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


I’ve been working here since 1995. My hometown is in Matara. Date and place of birth: 1963.09.20, Matara.
Family information: Two sons and husband is a teacher.


  • MA (Ruhuna)
  • BA (Ruhuna)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Population Association of Sri Lanka

Specialized fields and teaching areas:

Population Geography and Demography, Development and Globalization

Research Areas:

Population, coastal environment, water pollution


Conference publications


  • 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.