SUSL Staff Directory

Dr. GRSRC Samaraweera

Senior Lecturer

sumadi@ssl.sab.ac.lk

Qualifications

Academic

PhD, MEcon, BA: University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Economics (2015)

Title of the Thesis: Moonlighting: An Economic Analysis of Secondary Job Holding in Sri Lanka

Degree of Masters in Economics (2009)

Title of the Dissertation: Demand for Ayurvedic Medical Care in Sri Lanka

Degree of Bachelor of Arts (Special Degree in Economics) with First Class Honours (2006)

 

Professional

Certificate Course of Teaching in Higher Education (2008), Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Participated a workshop on “Curriculum Development, Lesson Planning, Assessment and Evaluation” Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Participated a workshop on “Learning Management System” Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka


Profile

G.R.S.R.C. Samaraweera has joined to the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka in 2006 after obtaining a First Class Honours for the Special Degree in Economics from University of Colombo. She received her postgraduate qualifications also from University of Colombo: Master in Economics in 2009 and PhD in Economics in 2015. Currently she serves as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics and Statistics, Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Her main areas of teaching are Econometrics, Human Resource Economics, Economy of Sri Lanka and Advanced Micro Economics.

She performs her administrative role as an Academic Sub Warden, a Student Counsellor and the Coordinator of BA General Degree Programme. Currently she is working as the Programme Coordinator in Economics and the Chairperson of Study Board in Social Sciences, Faculty of Graduate Studies. Sumadi served as the Secretary of the National Conference on Traditional Knowledge held in 2009 and a Coordinating Secretary of 6th International Conference of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka in 2017. Currently she is working as the Secretary of Third Students Research Session, Faculty of Social Science and Languages and 7th Annual Research Session of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.


Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

Life Member of Sri Lanka Economic Association

Life Member of Sri Lanka Population Association

Member of Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists


Research Interests

Labour/Human Resources Economics: Labour Supply, Moonlighting, Work Family Spillover, Labour Demand, Wage Differentials, Gender Disparities in Labour market, Skill and Education Mismatch in the Labour Market, Labour Market Policy

Health Economics: Demand for Health Care, Economic Cost of Diseases, Labour Supply of Healthcare Professionals, Health Impacts of Labour Supply

Environmental Economics: Economic Valuation of Environmental Resources, Economic Costs of Natural Hazards


Current Research Projects

Impact of Moonlighting on the Economic Wellbeing of Workers in Sri Lanka

Wage Differentials among Informal Sector Workers in Sri Lanka


Recent Publications

FULL RESEARCH PAPERS

Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C, (November,2016), Gender Differences of Moonlighting in Sri Lanka, Research Papers, National Symposium on Labour and Employment, Ministry of labour and trade union relations, Colombo, Sri Lanka, p.15-24

Wijenayake, K.V.A.H.P and Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C, (2016). What Determines Recreational Television Behaviour of the People? A Study with Reference to the Gampaha District. (W. Handapangoda, Ed.) Sri Lanka Journal of Business Economics, 6, 40-62.

Watching Hours of Television: With Special Reference to Gampaha District (December 8, 2016). University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 13th International Conference on Business Management (ICBM) 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2910307

Samaraweera G.R.S.R.C., Rathnayaka R.M.L., Jagoda D.J, Sriyani H.G.D, 2012, The Economic Cost of Landslides in Hali-Ela Divisional Secretariat of Sri Lanka, Conference Proceedings; Global Challenges in Construction Industry, Ceylon Institute of Builders, International Council for research & innovation in building and Construction and Building Economics and Management Research Unit(BEMRU), Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Samaraweera G.R.S.R.C, 2011, Moonlighting among Secondary Education Teaching Professionals in Sri Lanka, Conference Proceedings, 10th Annual Sessions on Research Redeems Realism, Eastern University, Sri Lanka

Samaraweera S, 2011, Characteristics of Patients Seeking Ayurvedic Medical Care in Ratnapura District of Sri Lanka, Economic Review (Oct./Nov.), A People’s Bank Publication, Sri Lanka, pp.19-25

Samaraweera G.R.S.R.C., 2011., Comparative study on the Determinants of Moonlighting among Professionals, Skilled and Elementary Workers in Sri Lanka, International Research Conference on Management and Finance, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp.149-163

Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C, Rathnayaka R.M.L.and Kumari G.K.D.D.W., 2011, The Determinants of Infant Malnutrition at Birth in Estate Sector of Sri Lanka: A Case Study from Dehiovita Estate, Conference Proceeding, International Conference on Building Resilience, University of Salford, UK

Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C, Edirisooriya, K.V.D. and Vithanage, N.S, 2011, Human Elephant Conflict in Sri Lanka: Special Reference to Thanamalvila DS Division, Conference Proceeding, International Conference on Building Resilience, University of Salford, UK

Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C & Rathnayaka R.M.L., 2010, Determinants of Hours of Work of an Individual in the Labour Market of Sri Lanka. Annual Research Conference (ARC 2010). University of Jaffna. Sri Lanka

Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C, K.V.D.Edirisooriya & Rathnayaka R.M.L., 2010, Women’s Demand for Ayurveda Medical Care in Sri Lanka. Annual Research Conference (ARC 2010). University of Jaffna. Sri Lanka

Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C .,2010, Comparative Study of Demand for Ayurvedic Medical Care: Private vs Government, A Case Study in Ratnapura District, Full Paper Conference Proceedings, 5th International Research Conference on Management and Finance, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C & Rathnayaka R.M.L. 2010, Measuring Pro Poor Growth in Sri Lanka, In: Shantha, M.S., Bandara, H.M. and Priyanath, H.M.S., ed. 2010, Problems and prospects of Economic development in 21st century, A Festschrift in Honour of Professor Dayananda Somasundara, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka, pp. 129-146

Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C & Gunarathna A.M.I. 2010. The Impact of Land Size and Ownership on Small Scale Farming in Sri Lanka. In: Shantha, M.S., Bandara, H.M. and Priyanath, H.M.S.,ed. 2010, Problems and prospects of Economic development in 21st century, A Festschrift in Honour of Professor Dayananda Somasundara, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka, pp. 87-100

Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C & Rathnayaka R.M.L.2010, Moonlighting Behaviour in the Labour Market of Sri Lanka, In: Shantha, M.S.,Bandara, H.M. and Priyanath, H.M.S.,ed. 2010, Problems and prospects of Economic development in 21st century, A Festschrift in Honour of Professor Dayananda Somasundara,, and Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka.pp.243-262

Samaraweera G.R.S.R.C. Edirisoooriya Menike K.V.D. Sadamali A.S. 2010. The Economic Cost of Flood in Ratnapura: A Case Study from Dewalegawa and Ratnapura Town, International Research Conference on Sustainability in Built Environment, Common wealth Association of Surveying and land economy United Kingdom and Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Edirisoooriya Menike K.V.D. Samaraweera G.R.S.R.C. 2010. Flood Disaster in Ratnapura Municipal Council Area. International Research Conference on Sustainability in Built Environment, Common wealth Association of Surveying and land economy United Kingdom and Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C., Samanthi, K.L.N. 2010. Television Advertising and Food Demand of Children in Sri Lanka: A Case Study of Galle District, International Research Conference on Business and Information, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka [available online at http://www.kln.ac.lk/fcms/ICBI2011/images/ICBM/dccs/MKT015.pdf ]

Rathnayaka R.M.L, Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C and Jayasekara Y.G.P.K., 2010. Determinants of Unemployment in Sri Lanka, In: Shantha and M.S., Bandara. ed. 2010. Peace, prosperity and Development; Challenges and prospects of 21st Century (Sinhala), and Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka, pp.53-71

Jayathunga N.S. and Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C, 2010, Crime Trends in Sri Lanka, In: Shantha and M.S., Bandara. ed. 2010. Peace, prosperity and Development; Challenges and prospects of 21st Century (Sinhala (Sinhala), and Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka, pp.257-279

Samaraweera G.R.S.R.C and Sanjeewani E.V.N., Jayathunga N.S, 2009. Demand for State Lotteries in Sri Lanka: A Case Study from Mawanella DS Division. Full Paper Conference Proceedings, 4th international research conference on management and finance, Faculty of management studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

EXTENDED ABSTRACTS

Samaraweeera, G.R.S.R.C & Ranasinghe, A, 2014, Comparative Study on the Factors Associated with Moonlighting between Workers in Formal and Informal Sectors of Sri Lanka, Symposium Proceedings, Annual Research Symposium 2014, National Centre for Advanced Studies, Sri Lanka

Samaraweera S. and Ranasinghe A, 2012, Moonlighting among Married Men over Life Cycle Stages in Sri Lanka, Proceedings; Global Economic Outlook and Challenges to Developing Economies, 1st International Economic Research Conference of the Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists, Department of Economics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka pp.163-167

Abeysinghe K.N and Samaraweera S., 2012, The Impact of Part-time Employment on Education of Undergraduates (A Case Study from Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka), Proceedings; Global Economic Outlook and Challenges to Developing Economies, 1st International Economic Research Conference of the Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists, Department of Economics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka pp.149-153

Samaraweera G.R.S.R.C., 2011. Seeking Extra Money; Moonlighting Among Paddy Farmers in Sri Lanka, Proceedings. The 1st International Conference on the Social Sciences and Humanities. University of Peradeniya. Sri Lanka. pp 9-13

 

ABSTRACTS

Rupasinghe R.A.D.H & Samaraweera G.R.S.R.C (2016), Moonlighting mong university academics: A case of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Proceedings, Annual Research Symposium 2016, Department of Demography, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo, p.21

Samaraweera G.R.S.R.C and Ranasinghe, A, 2015, Seeking Extra Work; Determinants of Moonlighting in Sri Lanka, Abstracts “Changing Socio Economic Dynamics in Sri Lanka: Contexts, Culture and Imaginations”, International Research Conference, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo

Samaraweera G.R.S.R.C and Ranasinghe, A, 2015, "Moonlighting Trends in the Labour Market of Sri Lanka", Abstracts, 5th Annual Research Session, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Chamali K.K.B, Samaraweera G.R.S.R.C, 2015, The Demand for Preventive health care during the Pregnancy (With Special reference to Galle District), Abstracts, 2nd Annual Student Research Session on Social Sciences and Languages, Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages, Sabaragmuwa University of Sri Lanka

Dias, S.,Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C, 2015, A Comparative Study of Human Capital Investment of Teachers between Public and Private Schools (with Special Reference to Kalutara District), Abstracts, 2nd Annual Student Research Session on Social Sciences and Languages, Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages, Sabaragmuwa University of Sri Lanka

Gunawardhana A.P.D.V, G.R.S.R.C Samaraweera, 2015, The Factors Associated with the Demand for Cosmetics among Women (With Special Reference to Ratnapura District), Abstracts, 2nd Annual Student Research Session on Social Sciences and Languages, Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages, Sabaragmuwa University of Sri Lanka

Sudusinghe I.D, G.R.S.R.C Samaraweera, 2015, Work-Family Spillover among Married Female Nurses (A Comparative stud between Nurses of Public and Private Hospitals in Western Province), Abstracts, 2nd Annual Student Research Session on Social Sciences and Languages, Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages, Sabaragmuwa University of Sri Lanka

Fernando W.K.V., G.R.S.R.C Samaraweera, 2015, The Factors Associated with Informal Credit Market (With Special Reference to Furniture Industry in Moratuwa) Abstracts, 2nd Annual Student Research Session on Social Sciences and Languages, Faculty of Social Sciences and languages, Sabaragmuwa University of Sri Lanka

Samaraweera G.R.S.R.C., 2013, Factors Associated with Moonlighting among Government Workers in Sri Lanka, Abstracts, 15th annual Sessions, Population Association of Sri Lanka

Samaraweera G.R.S.R.C., Rathnayaka, R.M.L., Edirisooriya Menike K.V.D., 2013, Sex Differentials of Willingness to Pay for Government Ayurvedic Out-patient Health Care in Ratnapura District, Abstract proceedings. 15th annual Sessions. Population Association of Sri Lanka

Samaraweera S., 2013, Single and Multiple Job Holding among Elderly People in Sri Lanka. Abstracts. “Harnessing knowledge through research to address global issues”. 4th International symposium, Sabaragamuwa university of Sri Lanka. p.146

Samaraweera S, Thathsarani U.S., 2012, Determinants of Patient’s Satisfaction on Government Ayurveda Outpatient Care in Rathnapura District of Sri Lanka. Pandit G.P. Wickramarachchi Memorial International Research Symposium. University of Kelaniya. Sri Lanka

Jayathilake, G., Samaraweera, S., 2012, Socio Economic Determinants of Criminal Behavior; A Case Study of Kaluthara Prison in Sri Lanka, Fourteenth annual Sessions. Population association of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka

Samaraweera G.R.S.R.C, Ranasinghe M.D.A.L.,2011, The Life Race for Money; Moonlighting Practice among Dual Earner Couples in Sri Lanka. Post Graduate Symposium, Department of Economics. University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Shantha M.S., Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C, 2011, The Socio Economic Impact of Forest Firing: A Case Study in Imbulpe DS Division (Gomale, Paraviyangala and Hawagala Range) in Sri Lanka. Abstract Proceedings. International Conference on Building Resilience, University of Salford. UK

Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C & Rathnayaka R.M.L., 2010, Determinants of Secondary job holding by Household heads in Sri Lanka. Third International Research Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka

Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C. 2010. Demand for Ayurvedic Medical Care in Sri Lanka: Case Study of Rathnapura District. 12th International Conference on Sri Lankan Studies. Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka and Open University of Sri Lanka

Krishantha, G.V.S. Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C. 2010, The Determinants of Child Delivery Method in Sri Lanka. Twelfth Annual Academic Sessions. Population Association of Sri Lanka

Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C and Gunarathne, A.M.I. 2009., An Economic Valuation for the Recreational Value of the Environment at Belihuloya. Sustainable Utilization of Natural Resources for National Development. First National Symposium on Natural Resources Management. Department of Natural Resources. Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka.

Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C and Perera R.N.N, 2009., The Impact of Motherhood on Employment of Women in Reproductive Age in Sri Lanka. Eleventh Annual Scientific Sessions. Population Association of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka.

Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C, 2008., The Relationship between Poverty and Population Characteristics in the Estate Sector of Sri Lanka. Fundamental and Operational Research for Development. National Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Science. Sri Lanka.

Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C and Rathnayaka R.M.L., 2008. The Factors affected on the Labour Demand in Sri Lanka. Abstracts: Modelling the Issues and Challenges towards Sustainable Development. 2nd International Symposium. Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C and Hemalatha R.P.S., 2008. The Impact of Economic Ideology in Politics on the Economic Growth in Sri Lanka. Abstracts: Modelling the Issues and Challenges towards Sustainable Development. 2nd International Symposium. Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka

Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C and Jayathunga N.S., 2008. The Importance of Dowry in Marriage in Sri Lanka. Abstracts: Modelling the Issues and Challenges towards Sustainable Development. 2nd International Symposium. Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka

Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C and Rathnayake R.M.L. & Jayathunga N.S., 2008. Job Expectation of Undergraduates of Social Sciences in Sri Lankan University System; A Case Study in the Department of Social Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Abstracts: Modelling the Issues and Challenges towards Sustainable Development. 2nd International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka

Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C and de Zoysa M.U., 2008. Labour Demand for Middle East Employment in Sri Lanka. Abstracts: Modelling the Issues and Challenges towards Sustainable Development. 2nd International Symposium. Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka

Jayathunga N. S. & Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C and 2008, Impact of International Migration of Women on Family: A Case Study of Wariyapola DS Division. Theory and Practice of Social Sciences for Human Wellbeing in South Asia. International Conference on Social Sciences. Research Centre for Social Sciences. University of Kelaniya. Sri Lanka

Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C., 2008. Demand for Government Ayurvedic Medical Care; A Case Study from Ratnapura Provincial Ayurveda Hospital. Theory and Practice of Social Sciences for Human Wellbeing in South Asia. International Conference on Social Sciences. Research Centre for Social Sciences. University of Kelaniya. Sri Lanka

Perera W.A.P, Samaraweera G.R.S.R.C and Shantha M.S., 2007. The Impact of Ethnic Problem on Economic Development in Sri Lanka. Social Sciences and Humanities for a Peaceful and Prosperous Tomorrow. First annual Symposium on Social Sciences and Humanities. Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages. Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka

Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C., 2007. Alcohol and Poverty in the Estate Sector of Sri Lanka. Social Sciences and Humanities for a Peaceful and Prosperous Tomorrow. First annual Symposium on Social Sciences and Humanities. Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages. Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka

Jayathunga N. S. & Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C. 2007. A Sociological Study on the Impression of Love in the University Sub Culture: Case Study from the Department of Social Science. Social Sciences and Humanities for a Peaceful and Prosperous Tomorrow. First annual Symposium on Social Sciences and Humanities. Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages. Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka

Jayathunga N. S. & Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C , 2007. A Sociological Study on the Causes of Crime: A Case Study from Ratnapura Secretariat Division. Social Sciences and Humanities for a Peaceful and Prosperous Tomorrow. First annual Symposium on Social Sciences and Humanities. Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages. Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka

Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C and Rathnayake R.M.L.2007. What are the Main Determinants of CA Marks? Social Sciences and Humanities for a Peaceful and Prosperous Tomorrow. First annual Symposium on Social Sciences and Humanities. Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages. Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka

 

BOOK ARTICLES

Samaraweera, S.R., 2010. Roga Suwa Kirimehila Yantra Mantra Vidi (Sinhala). Adi Vasi ha Hela Urumayan, Indigenous and Sri Lankan Heritages. Center of Indigenous Studies. Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka

Samaraweera, G.R.S.R.C., 2009. DANI People in Indonesia. Indigenous People in the World. Center of Indigenous Studies. Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka

Samaraweera, S.R, 2009. Athbhootha Roga Suwa Kireemehi la Yak Thovil Wala Bhawithaya (The Usage of Ritual in Curing Abnormal Diseases). (Sinhala) Conference Proceedings of National Conference on Traditional knowledge. Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

 

EDITIORIAL WORK

A Member of Editorial Board, Abstracts: “Flourishing Knowledge Beyond Contemporary Paradigms.” (2017), 6th International Conference of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

Shantha M.S., Hewawasam, T., Samaraweera S., Weerasekara, P., Gamage, G., 2009, Conference Proceedings; National Conference on Traditional Knowledge, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

 

CONSULTANCIES

Shantha M.S, Priyanath H.M.S, Edirisooriya Menike K.V.D., Ratnayake, R.M.L, Jagoda, D.J, Samaraweera G.R.S.R.C(Member), Gunadasa H.W, Nanayakkara, R., 2011, “A Review of the Socio Economic Impacts of Development Programmes/Projects Implemented by the Ratnapura District Secretariat”, District Secretariat office, Ratnapura, Sri Lanka

Shantha M.S, Priyanath H.M.S, Esham, M, Edirisooriya Menike K.V.D., Samaraweera G.R.S.R.C(Member), 2011, “Ratnapura District Integrated Development Plan 2010-2019”, District Secretariat office, Ratnapura, Sri Lanka

 

PRESENTATION AWARDS

The Best Presentation in Economics in the Third International Symposium in Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka in 2010

Gold Medal for the Best Presentation in Economics in the Second International Symposium in Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka in 2008.

Awarded for the Best Student Presentation at the Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Economic Association in 2008 as a Post Graduate Student in the University of Colombo.