SUSL Staff Directory

Dr. MD Ranaweera

Senior Lecturer

rana@appsc.sab.ac.lk

Qualifications

  • Teacher Training in Sports, Health and Physical Education, Teachers’ College Maharagama Sri Lanka, 1980
  • BA 2nd Class Hons University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1988
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Merit) University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 1992
  • Master of Philosophy of Education Preliminary Courses (English, Academic Writing and Research Methodology), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 1995
  • Master of Philosophy of Education Course Works (Educational Psychology, Research Methods, Comparative Education and Philosophy of Education) University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 1996
  • Sport Coach Level II Australian Coaching Council, Australia, 1999
  • Swimming and Life Saving Intermediate Certificate, Sri Lanka Life Saving Association and Royal Life Saving Association, New Zealand, 1984
  • Master of Education in Health and Physical Education (Course Works), University of Wollongong, Australia 1998
  • Doctor of Education in Health and Physical Education, University of Wollongong, Australia 2003

Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

Professional Experience:

  • Mathematics and Science Teacher, Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka 1973-1977
  • Student Teacher in Sports, Health and Physical Education, Teachers’ College Maharagama, Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka, 1978-1979
  • Teacher in Sports, Health and Physical Education, Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka, 1980-1985
  • Lecturer in Sport, Health and Physical Education in Colleges of Education at Bandarawela & Nilwala Akuressa, Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka, 1986-1993
  • Senior Lecturer/Lecturer Coordinating Officer (Sri Lanka Teacher Educators’ Service Grade II) in Colleges of Education, Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka, 1993-2008
  • Senior Lecturer Grade II in Physical Education, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya, 2008- 2015
  • Senior Lecturer Grade I in Physical Education, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya, 2015 up to date
  • Visiting Lecturer in Education and Physical Education, Faculty of Arts, Department of Education, University of Peradeniya, 1996- 2015
  • Visiting Lecturer in Physical Education, NIE, Maharagama, Sri Lanka, 1993-1997
  • Teacher Educator for Physical Education, Distance Teacher Training Centre at Kuliyapitiya, 1982-1985
  • Customer Service Attendant for Sydney Olympic 2000 in Black Town Equestrian, Australia
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, 2015.08.01-2016.04.01 (Sabbatical Leave)

Other Professional Affiliations:

  1. Technical Session Chairperson for Sports for Healthier Society; Issues, Methods and Alternatives; International Research Conference, Jaffna University Sri Lanka, 12-13 August 2016.
  2. Technical Session Chairperson for Sports and Physical Education; 6th International Research Conference, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, from 03rd May to 5th May 2017 at the Grand Kndyan Grand Hotel, Sri Lanka.
  3. UGC Nominee for the Selection Committee to the Post of Director of Physical Education, University of Peradeniya, 2013.
  4. UGC Nominee for the Selection Committee to the Post of Director of Physical Education, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, 2016
  5. UGC Nominee for the Selection Committee to the Post of Director of Physical Education, University of Sri Jayawardenpura, Sri Lanka, 2016+.
  6. Lecturer in Basic Statistics and Research Methods, Naval and Maritime Academy, Naval Base, Trincomalee, 2016.
  7. Chairperson, Board of Study of Text Book Writing in Health and Physical Education, Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka, 2010.

Recent Publications

Ranaweera, M.D. (1998). A comparison of physical education curriculum at the Department of Health and Physical Education at University of Wollongong Australia with the Teacher Education Curriculum in Health and Physical Education at the Ministry of Education in Sri Lanka, University of Wollongong (Un-published- Minor Research Project), NSW, Australia.

Ranaweera, M.D. (1998). A Study of Sport, Health and Physical Education Curricula in Selected Sixteen Universities in Australia, University of Wollongong (Un-published- Minor Research Project), NSW, Australia.

Ranaweera, M.D. (1999). How Physical Activities Change Overtime- Experiences of Selected Fifteen Subjects who are Involving in Physical Education Activities, University of Wollongong (Un-published- Minor Research Project), NSW, Australia.

Ranaweera, M.D. (2003). The Physical Education Curriculum in Post-Independence Sri Lanka, University of Wollongong Publication, NSW, Australia.

Ranaweera, M.D. (2004). Sports, Physical Education and Making of Good Citizens, Divaina News Paper, Sri Lannka, 2004.

Ranaweera, M.D. (2005). Knowledge Dissemination and Action Research, Hapitigam College of Education, Mirigama, Sri Lanka

Ranaweera, M.D. (2010). The Major Issues Facing the Development of Physical Education Curriculum in Post-Independence Sri Lanka, International Symposium 2010, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya , Sri Lanka

Ranaweera, M.D. (2012). The British Public School Games Tradition in Post-Independence Sri Lanka, International Symposium 2012, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya , Sri Lanka

Dr.Ranaweera,M.D. (2011). Impact of foreign and local influences on the development of sports and physical education curriculum in Post-Independence Sri Lanka, Thematic Presentations,Windows,Internet,Explorer, http://www.scribd.com/doc/74674682/23/Dr.D.M.Ranaweeera, www.javaworldcongress.

Ranaweera, M.D., Bandara, H.M.S.U, Wijesiri, H.G., & Senanayake, D. (2013). A preliminary study about quality standard levels of the facility design of fitness centers in Colombo city, Final Year Research Project 2013, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Ranaweera, M.D., Jayasena, H.L.A., & Kumara, S. (2013). An action research to develop aerobic endurance and sprinting ability of army disable swimmers, Final Year Research Project 2013, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Ranaweera, M.D., Walisundara, G.M.B, & Samararathne, S. (2013). Identify the problems encountered in logistics management in World T20 Cricket Tournament 2012 and suggestions to overcome such issues in future evens, Final Year Research Project 2013, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Ranaweera, M.D., Kurukulasooriya, M.W.C, & Abeywardana, S. (2013). Effectiveness of team building interventions for netball team in National Youth Service Council, Final Year Research Project 2013, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Ranaweera, M.D., Bandara, S.M.A, & Siwakumar, P. (2013). A vivid study on adventure tourism programs in Sri Lanka, Final Year Research Project 2013, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Ranaweera, M.D., Kumara, W.G.P.I, & Gamage, C.G. (2013). Making of coir based paving material which is suitable for injury preventive jogging trials, Final Year Research Project 2013, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Ranaweera, M.D., Naiduwawadu, V.S, Weerarathna, L.R.N.D, De Silva, J.P.N.M, & Dampegama, S.D.P.G. (2013). Computer based distance measuring system for athletic field events- Javelin, hammer, discus, shot put throws and jumping event of triple and long jump, Final Year Research Project 2013, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Ranaweera, M.D., Rathnayake, R.M.N.B & Dimbulpitiya, D.K.R. (2013). An action research to develop long jump performance for selected athletes at St Thomas College Gurutalawa, Sri Lanka, Final Year Research Project 2013, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Ranaweera, M.D., Ravinath, A, & P.P. Pathirana. (2013). The gap between existing sport facilities and equipment providing by the government and athletes’ demand over them: a survey of school sport facilities in Kanthale Education Zone in Trincomalee District in Sri Lanka, Final Year Research Project 2013, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Ranaweera, M.D., Bhadrani, K.M.G, & Jayasekara, T. (2013). A study of dietary patterns and Assessment of nutritional intake in sprinters in the national athletic pool in Sri Lanka, Final Year Research Project 2013, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Ranaweera, M.D., Priyadharshani, D.D. & Perera, K.M.P (2013). An action research to develop fitness levels of the students between 10 to 13 in Kalutara Education District in Sri Lanka, Final Year Research Project 2013, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Ranaweera, M.D., Weeramuni, C.S & Fernandu, R. (2013). Comprehensive opinion on LSR Colombo Marathon, Final Year Research Project 2013, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Ranaweera, M.D.& Udayanga, M.A.S. (2014). Developing rugby basic skills for beginners in Ananda College at Colombo 10, Sri Lanka , Final Year Research Project 2014, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Ranaweera, M.D., Arunashanthi, W.C. (2014). Relationship between physical fitness and academic performance in grade eight students at Ferguson Girls High School, Rathnapura, Sri Lanka , Final Year Research Project 2014, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Ranaweera, M.D., Dilani, P.H.R & Premasiri, L.M. (2014). An action research to develop 800m running performance of selected students at the Divitura Mahavidyalaya, Galle District in Sri Lanka, Final Year Research Project 2014, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Ranaweera, M.D., & Arachchi, A.R.A. (2014). ‘Now we can swim’: a research project to develop the swimming ability of selected male non-starters at St’ Thomas College, Bandarawela Sri Lanka, Final Year Research Project 2014, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Ranaweera, M.D., Jayakody, D.A. & Dhanawardena, K.D.U. (2014). A study on fundamental motor skill levels of primary school students in Horana Education Zone, Colombo District in Sri Lanka, Final Year Research Project 2014, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Ranaweera, M.D. & Meddegedare, M.A.M.P.K. (2015) Progress evaluation of national sports development program of one sport for every school student

Ranaweera, M.D. & Abeydhera, H.A.H.K.S. (2015) Reasons for lack of female participation in athletics under 19 -21 female students at selected schools in Gampaha Educational Zone.

Ranaweera, M.D. & Kumara M.S.G. (2015) Assessment of the pre-school play area facilities in Minuwangoda Educational Zone and their impact on the physical education

Ranaweera, M.D. & K.I.T Suhani, (2015) A study of existing sport and physical education programs for junior secondary school students in Kelaniaya Education Division in Sri Lanka.

Ranaweera, M.D. & R.R.F., Kulasooriya, (2015) A study of existing physical education teaching methodologies in schools at Horana Educational Zone in Sri Lanka

Ranaweera, M.D, Chamara, K.K. & Jayasinghe, L.A . (2015). Correlation between physical fitness measures and job efficiency in police officers in Rathnapura District in Sri Lanka, Final Year Research Project 2014, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka