Munasinghe Institute for Development

Past Activities

Academic
 

Scholarships
To increase awareness among young scholars on the issues of SD, MIND grants annual scholarships to undergraduates in Sri Lankan universities.
 
1st Batch of Scholars - Sept 2001 - Aug 2002
 
U/Colombo - Faculty of Arts Ms WMS Wijekoon
  Ms K Don V Priyadarshani
  Ms MRN Perera
  Mr WWSP Fernando
 
2nd batch of scholars - Sept 2002 - Aug 2003
 
U / Colombo Faculty of Arts Ms Budhika P Herath
  Ms Chamila T Danthanarayana
  Ms K M Perera
   
U / Moratuwa Mr B A D Sujeewa Wimalasena
  Mr H A C Perera
  Mr P M M Achintha
   
 
3rd batch of scholars - Sep 2003 - Aug 2004
 
U/Colombo Ms SBN Ransirini Bandusena
Faculty of Arts
Ms EAT Sandamali Edirisinghe
  Ms DS Pramuditha Madurawala
  Ms MKGamindi Peiris
  Ms TPG Nilanthi Alwis
  Mr SKB Herath
   
U/Moratuwa Mr DM Prasanna B Dasanayake
  Mr Seevaratnam Jagandan
   
 
4th batch of scholars - September 2004-Aug 2005
 
U/Colombo - Faculty of Arts Ms Dilani Hirimuthugodage
   
   
Faculty of Science Mr L Chanaka de Silva
  Ms Amaratunga V Thilanka Dilruwani
  Mr Akila D Kumarasiri
  Mr Romesh T Sooriyaarachchi
  Mr K Sharlom M Perera
  Mr. Dilan C Paranagama
  Ms Rasika V. Jayatillake
 
5th batch of scholars - September 2005-Aug 2006
 
U / Colombo - Faculty of Arts Ms T Nagasinghe
  Ms I G C Priyadarshani
  Mr H D B J Dasanayake
   
U / Colombo - Faculty of Science Ms C D Jayasinghe
  Ms L D L Priyangika
   
U / Moratuwa Mr M W M N K K Senanayaka
  Mr S A D C Wimalachandra
   
U / Sri Jayawardenapura Ms C D Geeganage
  Mr L A M C Amarasekera
 
6th Batch of Scholars - September 2006-Aug 2007
 
U / Colombo Faculty of Arts Mr HNCP Kumara
  Ms KWD Gunarathne
   
U / Colombo - Faculty of Science Ms KMCP Seneviratne
  Mr WDS Rubunusiri
 
7th Batch of Scholars - September 2007-Aug 2008
 
U / Colombo Faculty of Arts Ms Dulanii Liyanahetti
  Ms Pramodha Harshani Samarasinghe
  Ms H. Nimasha Ranatunga
  Ms Dasunie Thathsara Dhanawalavithana
  Ms Anuththara Perera
   
U / Colombo - Faculty of Science Ms W. Vindhi T. De Silva
  Ms Irushinie Ruwanthi Wedage
  Ms S.V. Chamika de Silva
  Ms S. Malithi Ruvinika Ambalangodage
   
U/Moratuwa Mr Aravinda Joseph Perera
  Mr J. P. K. Sampath
  Mr Yapage Namal Nuwan Sanjeewa
   
U/Sri Jayewardenepura Ms Dulmini Nadeesha Jayawardana

8th batch of scholars - September 2008-Aug 2009 (15 scholars)
 
U / Colombo - Faculty of Arts Mr Nuwan Rathnayake
   
U / Colombo - Faculty of Science Mr MADS Piumal
  Ms IW Siriwardene
  Mr PU Wewalwala
  Ms MP Obeysekera
  Mr Kasun SW Kodippili
  Ms AP Epa
  Mr N. Weerasinghe
   
U / Colombo - School of Computing (UCSC) Mr Girisha Durrel De Silva
  Ms Don Chaturanganie Malika Pathirage
   
University of Moratuwa Mr Hettiarachchige Nadeera Kavinga Karunasekara
  Mr Rasika Sandaruwan Katugaha
  Ms Dayani Jathunge
  Ms G.P. Dissanayake
   
University of SJP Ms WAS Lakmali
 
9th batch of scholars - September 2009-Aug 2010
 
U / Colombo - Faculty of Arts Ms Wijesingharachchige Dhanusha Sandamali
  Ms Inoka Kumuduni Pathiranage
  Ms Nisansala Lakmalee Jayaweera
  Mr M Raheem Mohammadu Ranees
  Ms Ashani SK Amarasinghe
  Ms Shashini Lanka Geeganage
   
U / Colombo - Faculty of Science Ms Ranathunge Arachchige Abhimani Ruwanrekha Ranatunge
   
U / Colombo - Computer Science Ms KB Sachithra P Lokuge
   
University of Moratuwa  
Faculty of Engineering Ms Vageesha Lathindi Fernando
  Mr Rashindu Devaka Mendis
  Mr Weerasinghe Jeyesh Eshan
  Mr Nishantha Pradeep Fernando
   
U / Sri Jayewardenepura - Faculty of Applied Science Ms Dona Jithya Nawodi Wijesinghe
  Mr Madushan Asanka Lankathilaka

 

10th batch of scholars - September 2010-Aug 2011
 
U / Colombo - Faculty of Arts Ms Vasana Kaumadee Wijesinghe
   
U / Colombo - Faculty of Science Ms Indika Arulingam
  Ms Bhagya Nilukshi De Silva
  Ms Sridhana Ganeshamoorthy
  Ms PL Thilini Samangi Liyanage
  Ms Dakshika C Uyangoda
   
U/Colombo – UCSC Mr MViraj Mathugama
  Mr Gayan Malinda Wijewickrama
  Mr P A Upul Sanjeewa
   
U/Moratuwa Mr L.M. Amila P. Cabral
  Mr Nimesha Indika Weliwita
  Ms Ireshika Hansini Wickramasinghe
  Mr Pubudu Punjee Dias
  Mr Wajira vidhuranga premathilaka
   
U/Sri Jayewardenepura Ms W Kasuni C Boteju

 

11th batch of scholars - September 2011-Aug 2012
 
U / Colombo - Faculty of Science Ms M Sasika Mapalagamage
   
U/Colombo – UCSC Mr SP Udalagama
  Ms PI Uthpala Amarasinghe
  Ms Anuradha K Madugalla
   
U/Sri Jayewardenepura Mr W.M.M.Sumudu Weeraratne
  Ms Priyanga Dilini Thalagala
  Mr PACU Pallewela
  Ms M Gamage Shayamila Niroshani
  Mr Roger Senarath Ratnayake
  Ms EC Rashmini Fernando

 

12th batch of scholars - September 2012-Aug 2013
 
U/Colombo – Faculty of Science Mr RMP Chamil D Rajapaksha
  Ms Savithra Jayaraj
   
U/Moratuwa Mr RP Ishan Thilina Somasiri
  Ms Sandareka KK Wickramanayake
   
U/Sri Jayewardenepura Ms WA Dulanjali M Wijethilake
  Ms N Pavithra Madhavi
  Ms GA Harshani Sewvandi
  Ms Kanishka Gihani Sapumohotti
  Mr MA Inesh Prabuddha
  Ms P Piyumi Upeksha Dias

 

13th batch of scholars - September 2013-Aug 2014
 
U/Colombo – Faculty of Arts Ms Iresha Sandamali Jayathunga
  Ms Thamara Iroshini
  Ms Chaturika Rasangi
   
U/Colombo - UCSC Mr Ganesh Weerathunga Wakista
   
U/Moratuwa Ms Kankanamge Ruth Nayomi Elizabeth
  Mr Tharindu Rusira Kumara
  Mr Uresh Dassanayake
  Mr Sembukutti Liyanage Duleepa Srinath
  Ms Dinu Sandaru Kumarasiri
  Mr P P Gallage

 

 

 

LIST OF RESEARCH FELLOWS

 

Name

University

Nationality

Study area

Period

Ms Risa Morimoto

University of Cambridge,

St Edmund's College, UK

Japanese

PhD in Environmental Management

 

PhD research :SED: assessing the econmic, social and environmental implications of hydropower projects in Sri Lanka

 

July-Sept 2000

Mr Yaw Afrane-Okese

University of Cape Town, Energy & Development Research Centre,

South Africa

 

Ghana

Ph.D thesis proposal: Developing Sustainable strategies for energy use in urban households in Southern Africa: case study of Botswana

 

July 10 – September 26, 2001

Mr Niggol Seo

Yale's Environment School

New Haven, USA

 

 

To look at different regions with different climates and relate the climate situation in each region to  the land value in the region, hence figure out how the climate situation is affecting the profitability of the regions.  

Aug 16 - Sept 16th 2002

Ms Akiko Yamane

Monash University

Australia

Japanese

Ph.D. in environmental studies

Nov'03-Feb'04

Robin White

The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy
Tufts University

Canadian

MA thesis

14 May-29 Aug'04

Harald Winkler

University of Cape Town

South African

Consolidation of PhD thesis:  Sustainable Energy Development Paths for the South African Power Sector: An Analysis of the Economic Viability of Future Scenarios

 

26 June-5 Aug'05

Golam Mathbor

Monmouth University

USA

Building social capital for sustainable disaster relief and management

25 May – 24 June’06

Carmen de Michele

 

German

Sustainable Community Development by the means of Eco-Tourism

July-August 2010

Prof Shobha Sriharan

 

Virginia State University

Indian

Integrate remote sensing for changes around Colombo between 2000-2010 for noting any differences due to urbanization. This may give clue to climate change due to human activities. Currently studying the changes in land cover, urbanization, and construction of commercial buildings for past 10 years in Nandikonda (outside of Hyderabad city).

April  2011

Mr Nishad Jayasundara

 

Hopkins Marine Station of
Stanford University

Sri Lankan

To identify biodiversity hotspots that can be threatened by climate change effects and recognize the plasticity of organisms to such changes and how that would effect the coastal ecosystem in Sri Lanka.

June 2011

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