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RC Review

RC Review

Keywords: Research Council

University of Kelaniya – Sri Lanka
Research Council Review 2017 – 2019

ISBN 978-955-4563-30-8
Designed by
The Master Street
Acknowledgement

• Prof. D M Semasinghe – Vice Chancellor, University of Kelaniya
• Prof. Lakshman Seneviratne – Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Kelaniya
• Prof. M J S Wijeyaratne – Former Chairman of Research Council of University of

Kelaniya

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Editorial Board
Prof. N P Sunil Chandra
Prof. U S Amarasinghe
Prof. M K Wickramasinghe
Prof. Ariyarathne Jayamaha
Prof. R P C Ranjani
Dr. Gamini Wijayarathna
Dr. P N D Fernando
Dr. M G Kularatna
Mr. G H B A De Silva
Mrs. R K M C Ranaweera

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1 Message from the Vice-Chancellor.................................................................................1

2 Message from the Chairman of the Research Council .................................................3

3 Research Council of University of Kelaniya..................................................................5

3.1 About the Research Council of UoK...................................................................................... 5
3.1.1 Vision ................................................................................................................................ 6
3.1.2 Mission.............................................................................................................................. 6
3.1.3 Aim.................................................................................................................................... 6
3.1.4 Values................................................................................................................................ 7
3.1.5 Functions ........................................................................................................................... 7
3.1.6 Composition of the Research Council............................................................................... 7

3.2 Faculty & Institute Research Centres ................................................................................. 16
3.2.1 Centre for Management Research (CMR)....................................................................... 16
3.2.2 Research Centre of Faculty of Computing and Technology ........................................... 18
3.2.3 Research Centre for Social Sciences ............................................................................... 20
3.2.4 Research Centre of the Faculty of Humanities................................................................ 22
3.2.5 Medical Faculty Research Centre ................................................................................... 24
3.2.6 Research Services Centre of the Faculty of Science ....................................................... 26
3.2.7 Research Committee of Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies ................. 27
3.2.8 Research Committee of Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute, Yakkala ....... 28
3.2.9 Research Committee of Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology ..................................... 29

4 Financial Support for Research & Development........................................................30

4.1 Lists of Research Council funded symposia and publications............................................. 32
4.1.1 Commerce and Management........................................................................................... 32
4.1.2 Computing and Technology ............................................................................................ 32
4.1.3 Graduate Studies ............................................................................................................. 33
4.1.4 Humanities ...................................................................................................................... 33
4.1.5 Medicine.......................................................................................................................... 33
4.1.6 Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies........................................................ 34
4.1.7 Science ............................................................................................................................ 34
4.1.8 Social Sciences................................................................................................................ 34
4.1.9 Miscellaneous Publications, Symposia & Conferences .................................................. 35
4.1.10 University wise publications....................................................................................... 35
4.1.11 Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute-Gampaha......................................................... 35

5 Rewarding Researchers.................................................................................................36

5.1 Senate Honours & Cash Prizes for Research Publications................................................. 36

5.2 Senate Awards & Cash Awards for Research Publications ................................................ 38
5.2.1 Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 38
5.2.2 Terms and conditions ...................................................................................................... 38

5.3 Senate Honours & Cash Prizes for Patent Holders ............................................................ 39
5.3.1 Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 39
5.3.2 Terms and conditions ...................................................................................................... 39

5.4 Recognizing President's Award Winners............................................................................. 40

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5.4.1 Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 40
5.4.2 Terms and conditions ...................................................................................................... 41
5.5 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards................................................................................................... 41
5.5.1 Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 41
5.5.2 Terms and conditions ...................................................................................................... 42

5.6 Reimbursement of Publication Charge................................................................................ 43
5.6.1 Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 43
5.6.2 Terms and conditions ...................................................................................................... 43

5.7 Junior Research Fellow....................................................................................................... 46
5.7.1 Guidelines for Junior Research Fellows positions leading to PhDs................................ 46
5.7.2 Terms and Conditions ..................................................................................................... 46

5.8 Providing Registration Fees for Local Symposia................................................................ 49
5.8.1 Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 49
5.8.2 Terms and conditions ...................................................................................................... 50

6 University Research Grants ..........................................................................................51

6.1 Foreign Travel Grants......................................................................................................... 51
6.1.1 Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 51
6.1.2 Terms and conditions ...................................................................................................... 51

6.2 Sabbatical Leave Research Fellowship ............................................................................... 53
6.2.1 Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 53
6.2.2 Terms and Conditions ..................................................................................................... 53

6.3 Innovative Pilot Research Project ....................................................................................... 55
6.3.1 Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 55
6.3.2 Terms and Conditions ..................................................................................................... 55

6.4 Foreign Travel Grants/Registration fee reimbursement for Undergraduate students ........ 56
6.4.1 Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 56
6.4.2 Terms and Conditions ..................................................................................................... 56
6.4.3 Annex A .......................................................................................................................... 59

7 Research Promo .............................................................................................................60
7.1 Research Connect Conference- “Building World Leading Research Universities ............. 60
7.2 Research Press Conference I: 21st of December 2017 ........................................................ 64

7.3 Research Press Conference II: 25th of July 2017 ............................................................... 66
7.4 Research Press Conference III: 02nd of July 2019 .............................................................. 67

7.5 Awareness Programme on Scopus & Scival Analytics........................................................ 69

7.6 Research Council Research Seminar I ................................................................................ 71

7.7 Research Council Seminar II............................................................................................... 73

7.8 Special Training for the Research Managers by the Research Council.............................. 75

7.9 Strengthening Research Presentation (Year of Grant 2016) I ............................................ 76

7.10 Strengthening Research Presentation (Year of Grant 2016) II ........................................... 77

8 UoK Research Snapshot ................................................................................................78

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8.1 Overall research performance based on Scopus Publications............................................ 78
8.2 Scholarly Output – Scopus .................................................................................................. 78
8.3 Scopus Topics & Topic Clusters: Between 2014 to 2019, researchers of the University of
Kelaniya have contributed to............................................................................................................ 79
8.4 Top 500 Scholars of the University of Kelaniya (2014 – 2019) .......................................... 80
8.5 Top 100 Google Scholars .................................................................................................... 95
8.6 Top collaborating Institutions (Local and Foreign)............................................................ 96

9 E-Repository of UoK....................................................................................................126

10 Research Council Collaborative Programmes ..........................................................129
10.1 University Ranking in collaboration with the SDMU........................................................ 129
10.1.1 Purpose...................................................................................................................... 129
10.1.2 Team ......................................................................................................................... 129
10.1.3 Times Higher Education Rankings (from 2017)....................................................... 130
10.1.4 QS University Rankings (from 2018) ....................................................................... 132
10.1.5 Ranking Web of Universities (Webometrics) (till Aug 2017) .................................. 133
10.2 Web Revamping in collaboration with the ICTC............................................................... 136
10.2.1 Top 5 High Impact Web Sites for the Webometrics Rank (2015-2018)................... 136
10.2.2 Best Sri Lankan Web Site: University and Education Institute Category Winners .. 137
10.2.3 RankRanger Organic Global Web Rank................................................................... 137
10.3 Zero Defect University Project in collaboration with the ZDUP...................................... 138
10.3.1 Team ......................................................................................................................... 139
10.4 Fostering Lifelong Learning: Research Council’s Collaborative Educational programme
with Staff Development Centre (SDC)............................................................................................ 140

11 Research Ethics and Good Practices..........................................................................142
11.1 Identification and justification of research problems........................................................ 142
11.2 Conflicts of interest............................................................................................................ 143
11.3 Utilization of funds, resources and methodology .............................................................. 143
11.4 Ethical issues in social and biological research ............................................................... 143
11.5 Reporting of results: .......................................................................................................... 143
11.6 Publications and duplicate/redundant publications:......................................................... 143
11.7 Authorship: ........................................................................................................................ 143
11.8 Research Fraud:................................................................................................................ 143
11.9 Research to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals ............................................ 144
11.10 Innovative, multidisciplinary, intra / interdisciplinary research collaborations .............. 145

12 How to improve the impact of your publication .......................................................146
12.1 Maintain an active Virtual Profile..................................................................................... 146
12.1.1 Google Scholar ......................................................................................................... 146
12.1.2 LinkedIn.................................................................................................................... 150

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12.1.3 ResearchGate ............................................................................................................ 151
12.1.4 ORCID ...................................................................................................................... 151
12.1.5 Academia.edu ........................................................................................................... 154

13 the Researcher Toolkit ................................................................................................156

13.1 Find a trending area to research (before doing research)................................................ 156

13.2 Using Intelligent Journal Finder before publishing.......................................................... 156

13.3 Select a high impact journal from ..................................................................................... 156

13.4 Preparing your article ....................................................................................................... 157
13.4.1 SEO........................................................................................................................... 157
13.4.2 Promoting your article .............................................................................................. 157
13.4.3 Media relations ......................................................................................................... 157
13.4.4 Share Link:................................................................................................................ 157
13.4.5 ORCID ID................................................................................................................. 158
13.4.6 Social Media ............................................................................................................. 158
13.4.7 LinkedIn.................................................................................................................... 158
13.4.8 Facebook................................................................................................................... 158
13.4.9 Twitter....................................................................................................................... 159
13.4.10 Mendeley .................................................................................................................. 159

13.5 Monitor your article .......................................................................................................... 160
13.5.1 Google Scholar alert ................................................................................................. 160
13.5.2 CiteAlert.................................................................................................................... 160
13.5.3 Usage Alert ............................................................................................................... 160
13.5.4 Altmetrics.................................................................................................................. 160

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1 MESSAGE FROM THE VICE-CHANCELLOR

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Research is vital for economic and social the policy making and guiding body for
development of our nation and it is also research of the University.
crucial to the mission of our university. The activities carried out by the Research
Today the world progresses only through Council for the past 3 years since its
scientific inventions and discoveries which inception, has contributed towards
are the results of sustained research and developing a research culture within the
development activities. Every now and then university. I sincerely hope that the current
research efforts are required to meet Research Council will continue to retain all
regulatory standards such as ethical aspects the successful programmes of the previous
and green policy requirements. In addition, council and introduce new schemes in the
university research should also be directed future that support the academic research in
to enable the optimal and appropriate use of the University of Kelaniya.
scarce resources available in our academic I wish the Research Council every success
departments. in all its future accomplishments.

Benefits of research are noticeable if it Professor D. M. Semasinghe
improves livelihood and health and Vice Chancellor of University of Kelaniya
environment of the society. Therefore, the B. Com (Sp) (Kelaniya), M. Com
research carried out by our academics (Kelaniya), PhD (QUT-Australia)
would be mainly beneficial to the society.

To improve research output of the
university and to encourage our staff to
carry out high quality research, and also to
facilitate the dissemination of their research
findings both locally and globally, the
Research Council of the University of
Kelaniya was established in May 2014 as

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2 MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE RESEARCH
COUNCIL

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The mission of the Research Council of the so that the results of their research are used
University of Kelaniya is to promote for knowledge enhancement throughout the
excellence in research to make a significant world, and encouraging academics to carry
contribution towards knowledge out high quality research. It provides
enhancement and national development for funding for publishing research findings in
the wellbeing of mankind through fostering high impact indexed journals, publishing
knowledge-based society with better research journals and proceedings of
understanding of the environment and research symposia by the Departments and
conservation of nature for sustainability of Faculties, funding to conduct student
economic growth. research symposia and departmental,
faculty and university level research
With a long tradition of research and conferences, offers foreign travel grants to
innovation, the University of Kelaniya the staff to present research findings at
places a high regard on excellence in international symposia and registration fees
research and supports research of different for local research symposia. It has also
disciplines. The University also works hard initiated a rewarding scheme for university
at pushing research boundaries, and takes researchers namely senate honours and
pride in its achievements and in the Vice Chancellor’s awards. It also promotes
application of research knowledge to the establishment of international research
beneficial outcomes. links with reputed overseas universities and
institutions to enhance collaborative
The Research Council of the University of multidisciplinary research, which will
Kelaniya was established in May 2014 with undoubtedly enhance the knowledge and
the aim of promoting excellence in capacity of the university academics.
research. Its activities are aimed at
encouraging the staff at various stages in Prof. N.P. Sunil-Chandra, FNASSL
their career, promoting research culture
among undergraduate and postgraduate Cadre Chair and Senior Professor of
students and disseminating research Medical Microbiology
findings both locally and globally. It is the
policy making and guiding body for BVSc (Sri Lanka), M.Phil. (Perad'ya),
research at the University. PhD (Cambridge), FSLCVS, FSLCM
(h.c)
The activities of the Research Council
include giving more visibility to the
research work carried out by the academics

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3 RESEARCH COUNCIL OF UNIVERSITY OF KELANIYA

3.1 About the Research Council of UoK

Research plays a vital role in achieving University of Kelaniya is a pioneer in the
career goals of university academics. In Sri Lankan university system in rewarding
addition to teaching, one of the main academics who have excelled in research.
expectations from university academics is In 2006, then Vice-Chancellor of the
generation of new knowledge through University initiated the Vice-Chancellor's
research. awards scheme to recognize and honour the
best researchers in each Faculty, best
The University of Kelaniya, being one of inventor of the university, highest recipient
the leading universities in Sri Lanka as well of outside research grants and the most
as in the South Asian region, is highly outstanding promoter of international
committed to enhance research in many relations, with a view to encourage high
disciplines in broad areas of studies quality research and collaboration with
including Commerce, Management studies, reputed international universities and
Humanities, Medicine, Science and Social research institutions. In 2014, this awards
Sciences. It has been continuously engaged scheme was strengthened on the
in many activities to improve the research recommendation of the present Vice-
culture and encourage academics to engage Chancellor by awarding Senate Honours
in quality research. With the recent and cash prizes to staff members who have
establishment of the Research Council of published research articles in high impact
the University, many new initiatives have journals and won prestigious national and
also been introduced. This document international research and creativity
provides vital information for the staff awards.
members of the University of Kelaniya to
enhance the dynamism of the research The number of papers published in peer
environment within the University. reviewed journals is very important in
measuring the research productivity of any
In order to facilitate research at the faculty university.
level, Research Centres had been
established at each faculty of the Participation at research symposia
University. In addition, several other undoubtedly help to improve collaborative
centres and units which are involved in research with other institutions, which will
research on specific fields of studies have be beneficial in several aspects. In order to
also been established in the University. promote participation of academic staff
members at international symposia to
The University of Kelaniya is enriched with disseminate their research findings, the
three affiliated institutions, namely the University of Kelaniya awards international
Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology, travel grants and also provides registration
Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist fees for local research symposia.
Studies and Gampaha Wickramarachchi
Ayurveda Institute. In addition to teaching, Research is the foundation for knowledge
a significant amount of research is also and it plays a vital role in a knowledge
being carried out in these institutions. based economy which is being experienced

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today. However, most of the research University and also in the social networking
requires funding. The University of site for researchers, the ResearchGate,
Kelaniya has implemented a research grant contributes significantly for this.
scheme for nearly two decades. These
research funds are given from the Research is needed not only to the
consolidated fund as well as from generated economic and social development of our
funds. nation but also is critical for the vision and
mission of the University. Research is
Since the University is capable of allocating essential for creation and dissemination of
only a limited amounts of funds for knowledge which is highlighted in the
research, the staff members are encouraged vision statement of the University. As such,
to get research funds from outside granting to achieve the vision, research is of utmost
agencies, both local and foreign. importance. Similarly, research plays a vital
role in creativity and innovation. Therefore,
More the research is used by other scholars research is also needed to fulfil the mission
as a source of valuable information, more of the University. Hence, this document is
the importance of it will be in that particular expected to be useful to all staff members
field. To get more citations, it is highly to fulfil the mission and achieve the targets
important that the research results are envisaged in the vision statement of the
disseminated among a wide audience. University in addition to their continuous
Publication of research in high impact professional development.
journals as well as in the e-repository of the

3.1.1 Vision

“To become a centre of excellence in creation and dissemination of knowledge for
sustainable development”

3.1.2 Mission

“To nurture intellectual citizens through creativity and innovation, who contribute to the
national development”

3.1.3 Aim

With a long tradition of research and the aim of promoting innovation and
innovation, University of Kelaniya places a excellence in research in the University of
high regard on excellence in research and Kelaniya. The activities of the Research
supports researches of different disciplines. Council are aimed at encouraging the staff
The University also works hard at pushing at various stages of their career and
research boundaries, and takes pride in its disseminating research findings both
achievements and in the application of locally and globally.
research knowledge to beneficial outcomes.
The Research Council is the policy making
The Research Council of the University of and guiding body for research at the
Kelaniya was established in May 2014 with University.

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3.1.4 Values

Openness Integrity

We encourage the university communities We act with integrity and practice honesty.
to speak openly and communicate freely
both internally and externally regarding the Collaboration
research policies and practices
We work together with our colleagues in a
Innovation way that leverages and values each other’s
expertise and insights
We encourage and experiment with new
ideas, both basic and applied aspects of
leading-edge

3.1.5 Functions

• Taking measures to improve the overseas universities and research
research carried out by the institutes
academics • Encouraging multidisciplinary
research
• Fostering a research culture in the • Coordinating the activities of the
University Faculty Research Centres and
affiliated institutions
• Taking steps to improve the • Advising the Research and
accessibility to the research Publications Unit of the University
findings of the university academics • Coordinating Dean’s meeting with
the Vice Chancellor and the Deputy
• Facilitating publication of research Vice Chancellor to discuss about
in high impact international university reforms
journals

• Strengthen the cooperation among
academics both within the
University and with other local and

3.1.6 Composition of the Research Council

• The Chairman who has an excellent • A representative of the Council of
research record, appointed by the the University of Kelaniya
Vice-Chancellor
• The Dean of the Faculty of
• Three other nominees of the Vice- Graduate Studies
Chancellor who are members of the
academic staff of the University of • A representative of the Senate
Kelaniya having an excellent • Directors of the Research Centres
research record
of each faculty and institutes

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3.1.6.1 Members of the Research Council

Prof. N.P. Sunil Chandra Prof. Patrick Ratnayake

Cadre Chair and Senior Professor of Dean, Faculty of Humanities
Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Prof. B. M. Jayawardena
Medicine

Chairman Research Council

Prof. P. S. Wijesinghe

Dean, Faculty of Science

Dean, Faculty of Medicine
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Prof. A. H. M. H. Abayarathna

Dr. P. N. D. Fernando

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences Dean, Faculty of Commerce and
Dr. Gamini Wijayarathna Management

Prof. Ariyarathna Jayamaha

Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies

Dean, Faculty of Computing & Technology
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Prof. W.M.T.B. Wanninayake

Prof. S.R.D. Kalingamudali

Council Nominee Professor in Physics - VC’s nominee
Mr. G H B A De Silva Prof. M.K. Wickramasinghe

Overall Consultant of Web Revamping
Activities

Professor in English - VC’s nominee
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Prof. R.P.C. Ranjani

Prof. N. M. Devanarayana

Professor in Finance - VC’s nominee
Dr. W.M.C.B. Wanninayake

Director / RC Medicine
Dr. K.M.U.I. De Silva

Coordinator of the Research Centre,
Faculty of Humanities

Senate Nominee
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Dr. D.S.M. de Silva Dr. M.G. Kularatna

Coordinator of the Research Centre,
Faculty of Social Sciences

Dr. Chamli Pushpakumara

Director of the Research Services Centre,
Faculty of Science

Dr. G. W. J. S. Fernando

Director / Research Centre, Faculty of
Computing & Technology

Director of the Centre for Management
Research, Faculty of Commerce and
Management

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Dr. K.G.H.D. Weerasinghe Ms. D.S. Priyangika

Senior Lecturer in Computer Science Senior Assistant Librarian II
Director of the ICT Centre Mrs. H.K.D.W.M.S.K. Hapuhinna
Mrs. C.M. Abeygunasekara

Senior Assistant Registrar, Research &
Publications Division

Secretary to the Research Council

Senior Assistant Librarian I
Faculty of Medicine -
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Dr. C.C. Jayasundara Dr. K.P.P. Peiris

Librarian
Rev. Dr. Wadinagala Pannaloka Thero

Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda
Institute

Dr. T.R. Premathilaka

Postgraduate Institute of Pali & Buddhist
Studies

Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology
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3.1.6.2 Research Intelligence Committee

Dr. Chamli Pushpa Kumara Dr. M.M. Gunarathne
Department of Applied Computing Department of Social Statistics
Faculty of Computing and Technology Faculty of Social Sciences

Dr. Dhammika Weerasinghe Mr. G.H.B.A. De Silva
Department of Computer Systems Department of Human Resources
Engineering Management
Faculty of Computing and Technology Faculty of Commerce and Management
Studies
3.1.6.3 Research Council Staff
Mr. E. M. P. M. B. Ekanayaka
Prof. N.P. Sunil Chandra Research Assistant
Chairman Research Council
Ms. P. N. Weerasooriya
Mr. G. H. B. A. De Silva Research Assistant
Overall Consultant of University Web
Revamping Activities, Senior Lecturer (G Ms. P. S. I. Indumini
II) Management Assistant (Grade III)

Ms. H.K.D.W.M.S.K. Hapuhinna Ms. B. N. Senevirathne
Senior Assistant Registrar, Research & Computer Application Assistant (CAA)
Publications Division
Secretary of the Research Council Mr. D. M. Krishantha
Labourer Grade III

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3.2 Faculty & Institute Research Centres

In order to facilitate research at the faculty • Research Centre of the Faculty of
level, Research Centres have been
established in every faculty of the Humanities
University. In addition, several other
centres of the University also facilitate and • Medical Faulty Research Centre
coordinate research in specific broad areas
of studies. • Research Services Centre of the

These centres are as follows. Faculty of Science

• Centre for Management Research • Research Centre for Social Sciences
of the Faculty of Commerce and
Management Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences

• Postgraduate Institute of Pali and

Buddhist Studies

• Gampaha Wickramarachchi

Ayurveda Institute (GWAI)

• Postgraduate Institute of

Archaeology (PGIAR)

3.2.1 Centre for Management Research (CMR)

Dr. Narada Fernando Dr. Sriyantha Fernando
Dean - FCMS Director - CMR

Mr. Tharindu Weerasinghe Mr. Harshaka Hettiarchchi
Research Manager Research Manager

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The Centre for Management Research • To conduct conferences, seminars,
(CMR) of the University of Kelaniya was workshops to proliferate
established at the Faculty of Commerce & management education and
Management Studies in 2012. research

Effective management practices are • To undertake collaborative
essential to high performance of all research with other national and
institutions, both in the state sector and non- international research groupings
state sector, and to the success of all sectors
of the economy. Hence the aim of the CMR • To develop research partnerships
is to support the further development of a with industry and trade associations
knowledge-driven economy and wealth of the country
creation.
• To obtain internal and external
The research strategy of the CMR is funding to undertake the work of the
focused on creating and sustaining a Centre
supportive, collaborative, and vibrant
research culture through raising the quality Several Research Groups carry out their
and quantity of research output of the research under the CMR on the following
Faculty of Commerce and Management areas.
Studies and by developing and managing
all faculty to achieve the aim. • Leadership and Strategy
• Entrepreneurship and Small
Strategic objectives of the CMR are as
follows. Business
• Human Resource Management
• To conduct rigorous research and
produce quality research outputs in (HRM)
management and associated subject • Marketing and Pedagogy
areas • Accounting and Finance

• To assist undergraduate and The CMR has a monthly Research Seminar
postgraduate students to develop Programme, which is free and open to
research capability everyone to attend. In addition, the CMR
has weekly research presentations which
• To enhance research skills of the help to share the research findings of
members of the Faculty of faculty members.
Commerce and Management
Studies CMR also organizes an annual International
Conference on Business and Information.
Publication of the Journal of Management
Research is also carried out by the CMR.

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3.2.2 Research Centre of Faculty of Computing and Technology

Dr. Chamli Pushpakumara
Director

Dr. Gamini Wijerathne
Dean

Dr. Sidath Liyanage Dr. Thilini Rupasinghe

Research Manager Research Manager

The Research Centre of Faculty of by motivating and managing all faculty
Computing and Technology of the members to achieve this aim.
University of Kelaniya was established at
the Faculty of Computing and Technology Strategic objectives of the Research Centre
in 2015 with the aim to support research and of Faculty of Computing and Technology
innovation among the academics and are as follows.
students of the faculty.
• To foster research and innovation
The research strategy of the Research culture and to promote high quality
Centre of Faculty of Computing and research and innovations in the
Technology is focused on creating and areas of computing and technology
sustaining a supportive, collaborative, and
vibrant research culture through raising the • To conduct joint research and
quality and quantity of research output of development projects with other
the Faculty of Computing and Technology Faculties of the University of
Kelaniya
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• To assist undergraduate and The PhDs and MPhil Programmes
postgraduate students to develop conducted
research thinking and capabilities
• Natural Language Processing and
• To commercialize the research
outputs and innovations of the Recognition
faculty
• Text mining
• To conduct conferences, seminars,
workshops, and experiments to • Computational Mathematics
thrive innovation and research
• Networking and Security
• To enhance research skills of the
academic and administrative • Image processing and Computer
members of the Faculty
Vision
• To obtain internal and external
grants to promote research and • Cyber security
publications
• VANET/MANET security
• To obtain research collaborations
from industry • privacy/anonymity in

• To provide financial assistance to communication
the academics to conduct research
• Cryptocurrency and Block chains
• To collaborate with international
researchers • Data Science

The centre provides basic facilities and • Brain Computer Interfacing
guidance for researchers to carry high
impact research. The faculty hosts an • Machine Learning
annual conference, “International
Conference on Advances in Computing and • Environmental nanotechnology
Technology” (ICACT) since 2016.
• Functional nanomaterials prepared

via crystal engineering

• Advanced materials (electronic,

photonic and magnetic materials)

• Sustainable and clean energy

technologies

• Waste management and recycling

• Battery materials and energy

storage technologies

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3.2.3 Research Centre for Social Sciences

Dr. M.G. Kularatna
Director

Prof. A.H.M.H. Abayarathna
Dean

Dr. C. Bogahawatte Mr. A.R.N.D. Ramanayake

Research Manager Research Manager

The Research Centre for Social Sciences • Encourage academic staff of the
(RCSS) was established to achieve several faculty of Social Science to conduct
objectives. The broad objective of the research in their own fields of
RCSS is to encourage and coordinate studies
multidisciplinary policy- oriented research
on Social Sciences as well as on issues of • Provide financial assistance to the
national importance. In addition, RCSS has academics to conduct research
several other objectives. They are as
follows: • Motivation of academic staff of the
Faculty of Social Sciences to
engage in research

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• Make arrangement to establish • Establish a mechanism to exchange
systematic linkages with local and research personnel with academic
international research centres institutions

• Provide financial support to the Policy decisions related to RCSS are taken
researchers of the Faculty of Social by the Board of Research of the Faculty of
Sciences to publish their research Social Sciences. This consists of the Dean
findings of the Faculty (Chairman of the Board),
three coordinators of the RCSS, Heads of
• Establish a mechanism of the Departments and two other members
publishing all research reports and appointed by the Faculty Board.
articles presented by the members
of the Faculty of Social Sciences Every decision taken by the Board of
Research has to be approved by the Faculty
• Mobilize expertise from the Faculty Board. Administration of the RCSS is done
of Social Science, policy makers, by the Faculty.
business community and other
institutions to undertake Current activities of the RCSS include
collaborative policy oriented organizing research presentation and lunch
research time seminars to facilitate the dissemination
of research findings of the Faculty members
• Establish a system of conducting and organizing guest lectures of eminent
research in relevant fields on researchers in Social Sciences. The annual
contract basis for government research symposium of the Faculty of
departments or private institutions Social Sciences is also organized by the
when requested RCSS.

• Establish a system of coordinating
and documenting various research
projects undertaken by the RCSS

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3.2.4 Research Centre of the Faculty of Humanities

Prof. Patrick Ratnayake Dr. Udara De Silva
Dean Director

Dr. A.S. Kaluarachchi Mr. T. I. Wickramaarachchi

Research Manager Research Manager

Research Centre of the Faculty of Objectives of the RCFH are as follows.
Humanities (RCFH) was established with
the aim of fostering a research culture • Encourage innovative, broad-
within the Faculty of Humanities by ranging and collaborative research
creating a stimulating interdisciplinary in the Humanities for the 21st
community of academics to share century
knowledge through intensive discussions
with each other and with eminent external • Create a dynamic research
scholars of diverse fields. Through the environment in the faculty
RCFH, it is further expected to encourage
the staff to get more and more competitive • Raise the research profile of the
grants from national and international Faculty
granting agencies and publish their research
in highly reputed international journals in • Promote research activities among
addition to publishing in local journals, all staff in the Faculty
felicitation volumes and as monographs.
• Initiate new research activities
• Encourage and support

multidisciplinary research within
the Faculty of Humanities and
among faculties

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• Advise on and encourage the • Providing research assistance for
pursuit of outside funding for
Humanities research junior scholars

Functions of the RCFH include the • Encouraging the sharing of
following:
resources among academics within
• Developing strategies to improve
research in all fields of Humanities the University and with other

• Building and maintaining institutions and organizations
databases relevant to different
fields of Humanities • Conducting national and

• Identifying research topics and international conferences,
promoting pilot studies for
interdisciplinary research seminars, symposia and workshops

to promote research in Humanities

• Organizing guest lectures from

eminent scholars

• Providing fellowships

• Providing funding for research

activities, training and publications

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3.2.5 Medical Faculty Research Centre

Prof. P.S. Wijesinghe Prof. N.M. Devanarayana
Dean Director

Dr. D.S.G. Mettananda Dr. T. B. Wickramasinghe

Research Manager Research Manager

The Medical Faculty Research Centre received Medical Faculty Travel Grants.
(MFRC) of the University of Kelaniya was The Research Forum is held immediately
established in June 2014 to promote high after the monthly Faculty Board meeting.
impact research and international
cooperation in research at the Faculty of Further, the MFRC collates data on
Medicine. research publications, research grants and
prestigious national and international
One of the main activities of the MFRC is awards received by Faculty staff members.
to conduct a monthly Research Forum for With the assistance of Medical Faculty
presentations by staff members who have Library, the MFRC has collated data on
travelled overseas in the recent past to research publications and prestigious
participate in international conferences or national and international awards received
meetings, especially those who have by Faculty members to be uploaded on to

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the Faculty web site. MFRC has also Tropical Medicine and International Health
collated data on research grants and of the Faculty of Medicine into a multi-
postgraduate and undergraduate research faceted research centre which was
projects and uploaded them on the Faculty forwarded to the Research Council and
web page. organizing the Medical Faculty Retreat
2014.
MFRC also encourages the Faculty
members regularly to open Google Scholar Recently, the Faculty of Medicine received
and ResearchGate accounts and make them a mega grant by the National Research
public. Council to carry out target-oriented multi-
disciplinary research on dengue. A pre-
The MFRC also carries out many activities proposal for the establishment of a
to promote innovative research in the Regional Centre for Research and Training
Faculty. The recent activities of the MFRS in Medical and Molecular entomology for
towards improving research in the Faculty vector- borne disease control was accepted
of Medicine include getting the approval of by the International Atomic Energy
the University to strengthen the Centre for Agency.

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3.2.6 Research Services Centre of the Faculty of Science

Prof. B.M. Jayawardena Dr. D.S.M. De Silva

Dean Director

Research Services Centre of the Faculty of industry partners and the
Science (RSCFS) was established in 2014 community
with the aim of facilitating and promoting • Developing a sustainable structure
the commercialization of research and for future development of the
related activities of the staff members of the activities of the Centre
Faculty of Science. Initial funding for • Promoting a research culture at the
establishing this Centre was received from Faculty
the World Bank funded Higher Education • Providing guidance and support
for the Twenty First Century Project of the needed for the career development
Ministry of Higher Education, due to the of junior staff members
success of a proposal submitted by the • Providing testing services and
faculty members for a competitive grant. consultancy services
The activities of the RSCFS are coordinated
by an Advisory Board consisting the Heads Some of the key areas of services provided
of Departments and a senior member from to the industry are in the fields of Botany,
each department. Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer
Science, Electronics, Environmental
The activities of the RSCFS include the Conservation and Management, Industrial
following. Management, Mathematics, Microbiology,
Molecular Biology, Physics, Plant
• Commercialization of the research Biotechnology, Software development,
of the academic staff Statistics and Zoology.

• Providing services and facilities for Services of the RSCFS are open to both
research at the Faculty whilst public and industry sectors. These include
enhancing and maintaining providing simple test reports, guidance on
common facilities quality improvement of products and
services, and undertaking research and
• Developing procedures for development activities.
interactions of academic staff with
outside researchers, institutions,

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3.2.7 Research Committee of Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies

Ven.Prof. Kotapitiye Rahula Thero Ven. Dr. Wadinagala Pannaloka Thero

Director RC Member

Postgraduate Institute of Pali & Buddhist develop knowledge, attitudes and research
Studies (PGIPBS) is another institute skills in the field of Buddhist Studies.
affiliated to the University of Kelaniya. Sri
Lanka is considered as a place that protects The PGIPBS has gained recognition locally
and preserves Buddhism. Hence, it is called as well as internationally, which is evident
as "Centre of Theravada Buddhism". The from the ever increasing number of scholars
PGIPBS came to the stage to uplift, who enrol for different courses of the
enhance and nourish this theme through institute. Its international fame and
research and Buddhist scholarship. popularity is evident from the number of
Established in 1975, it has now grown up to foreign students enrolling from countries
be the centre par excellence of postgraduate including Thailand, Burma, Cambodia,
studies in Pali & Buddhist studies in Sri Vietnam, Korea, Japan, U.K, U.S.A, India,
Lanka. Malaysia, Indonesia, German, Nepal, and
Bangladesh for postgraduate studies and
The Mission of the PGIPBS is to achieve conduct research on Buddhist Studies.
excellence in providing learners with the
best possible opportunities and facilities to Source:
http://www.kln.ac.lk/institutes/pgipbs/

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3.2.8 Research Committee of Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute, Yakkala

Major General (Rtd) H.M.U.B. Herath Dr. K.P.P.Peiris

Competent Authority RC Member

Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda "Traditional Medicine for Healthy Life".
Institute (GWAI) is one of the pioneering Highly renowned international researchers
institutes that conduct research on participated at this symposium.
Ayurveda and allied sciences. It encourages
academics to disseminate knowledge of A large number of researches on Ayurveda
Ayurveda by organizing annual symposia, and allied sciences are being conducted at
publishing journals, presenting papers at any moment of time as a part of the
research symposia and conferences and academic programme of the GWAI. More
publishing research articles in the local and than 150 researches are currently being
international journals. done under the supervision of the academic
staff of the institute, both at the
GWAI organizes Pandith G.P. undergraduate level and postgraduate level.
Wickramarachchi Memorial International
Research Symposium annually, which is an Academic staff is successful in getting
excellent forum for Ayurvedic Medical outside grants too. At the moment, several
Practitioners and Ayurveda Researchers to research projects under such grants which
present their research findings and share amount to several millions of rupees are
their knowledge. being conducted.

Recently, an international symposium was GWAI also encourages its staff to present
also conducted under the distinguish papers at international research symposia.
patronage of His Excellency the President Financial assistance is provided for
of Sri Lanka under the theme of academics to present their papers in
international research symposia.

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3.2.9 Research Committee of Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology

Prof. Gamini Adhikari Dr.T.R. Premathilake
RC Member

Director

The Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology • Prehistoric and protohistoric
(PGAIR), which is attached to the
University of Kelaniya has over 20-year archaeology
history of pioneering new developments in
Sri Lankan archaeology, such as settlement • Archaeology and history: historical
archaeology, total archaeological landscape
studies, urbanism, garden history, records
paleoecology, the study of ancient iron
production, archaeometallurgy, and opened • Historical archaeology
up new directions in prehistory, the
protohistoric transition, epigraphy, • Pre-industrial technology and
numismatics, art history, conservation and
heritage management. history of science

• Architecture and garden history

• Art history: sculpture, painting,

prints and crafts

• Palaeography, epigraphy and

numismatics

• Ethno-archaeology, cultural

All members of the academic staff of the anthropology and anthropological
PGIAR and many associated scholars are
engaged in individual or team based archaeology
research projects. The PGIAR undertakes
research projects and carries out research • Environmental archaeology, geo
and documentation for institutions such as
the Department of Archaeology, the Central and bio-archaeology
Cultural Fund and the Department of
National Museums. The research output of • Museology
the institute is published in local and
foreign journals and monographs. • Conservation/ preservation of

cultural property

• Heritage/ cultural resource

management

• Public archaeology; Public and

social responsibility of archaeology

PGIAR had recognized the following • Development of archives and
subject areas as its research terrains:
archival studies on archaeology

and related subjects

• Archaeological theory and • Archaeological sciences such as
problematics
metallurgy, dating etc.

• Cognitive archaeology

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• Ancient languages such as Pali, Source: http://www.pgiar.lk
Sanskrit etc.

4 FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR RESEARCH &
DEVELOPMENT

Several steps are taken by the university to collaboration with other institutions, both
facilitate publication of research findings. local and foreign.
These include providing page charges for
high impact journals, providing the In order to get funding, it is compulsory that
required payments to make available the foreign researchers participate at the
papers published in high impact journals symposia and present papers. The
online, publication of journals by the maximum amounts of funds allocated for
academic departments and faculties, and the symposia at each level are as follows.
publication of proceedings of research
symposia carried out at the university, • Departmental level: LKR.
department, institutional and faculty levels. 100,000.00

The University will provide funds to • Faculty level: LKR.
conduct research symposia at the 500,000.00
departmental level and faculty level, in
addition to the university level with a view • University level: LKR.
of improving the research culture within the 1,000,000.00
university and encouraging research
The guidelines for providing these funds
are given below (visit RC Web site for
updates).

GUIDELINES FOR PROVIDING FUNDING FOR RESEARCH SYMPOSIA

In order to enhance the research culture staff and students, provide a platform to
within the university and improve exchange ideas and disseminate research
collaboration with international findings, and to encourage research
researchers, the University of Kelaniya has collaboration with other universities and
decided to provide funding to conduct institutions both within Sri Lanka and
research symposia at the departmental level abroad. Funding for symposia will be
and faculty level in addition to the awarded once only per year. Provided there
university level. is more than one university level symposia,
the decision will be taken by the Research
The main objectives of this funding scheme Council on case by case basis. These
are to improve the awareness of research guidelines are effective from the 01st
carried out within the university among the September 2018.

Terms and Conditions

1. The maximum amounts of funding provided are as follows:

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• Departmental level: LKR 100,000.00 – should be organized and

contributed by the relevant department

• Faculty level: LKR 500,000.00 – At least 70% of the departments should

contribute

• University level/Golden Jubilee/Silver Jubilee: LKR 1,000,000.00

• Centre level: LKR 200,000.00 – (for Inter disciplinary study centers)

• International level: LKR 1,000,000.00

• Student symposium: LKR 50.000.00

2. The research council decided to grant funds using the following scheme for student

research symposia for joint requests from more than one department to collaborate and

organize one student symposia.



• No. of Departments involving • Proposed Amount (LKR) of financial

support per Annum

• 01 • 50,000.00

• 02 • 75,000.00

• 03 • 100,000.00

• 04 • 150,000.00

• >04 • 200,000.00



Contribution involves presenting articles, serving on review panels, organizing logistics etc.

3. The detailed account on the estimated budget should be submitted with application.
4. When the funds are approved, an advance will be provided to the Coordinator. The

advance should be spent and settled as per the university financial regulations.
5. Participation of foreign researchers to the symposium should be encouraged.
6. The abstracts submitted to the symposium should be refereed by eminent persons in the

relevant field.
7. The referees of the abstracts may be remunerated with honoraria.
8. Proceedings of the symposium containing the abstracts that are accepted for

presentation should be printed before the symposium to be distributed among
participants.
9. The proceedings should contain the university vision and mission statements.
10. Three copies of the proceedings should be handed over to the main library of the
University within one week from the last day of the symposium.
11. PDF version of the proceedings should be handed over to the Research Council within
one week from the last day of the symposium. This will be published in the university
e- repository.
12. The organizers are encouraged to send the copies of the proceedings containing the
abstracts to other universities and relevant institutions.
13. Additional funding, if required, may be sought from other sources.
14. Members of the organizing Committee are not entitled to any payment.
15. All the applications should be submitted to the Chairman, Research Council at least
four months before the event by the Coordinator of the symposium through the
recommendations of Director/FRC, HOD and Deans as applicable. The applications

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from interdisciplinary study centres should be submitted directly to the Chairman,
Research Council with a copy to the Vice Chancellor.
16. The International Symposia are expected to comprise adequate international
participants.
17. Joint symposia are encouraged and can be approved if the publications of proceedings
will be added to University of Kelaniya e-repository.
18. If there are parallel sessions, the organizers may consider bridging sessions for
publicity.
19. The publication should not be a redundant/duplicate publication.

4.1 Lists of Research Council funded symposia and
publications

4.1.1 Commerce and Management

4.1.1.1 Publications

• Case Studies in Accounting
• ICARE Magazine
• Kelaniya Journal of Human Resources Management
• Kelaniya Journal of Management
• People Management Review
• Sri Lanka Journal of Marketing
• The Junior Journal of Human Resource Management
• Journal of Business and Technology

4.1.1.2 Symposia & Conferences

• International Conference in Accounting Researchers and Educators (ICARE)
• International Conference on Business and Information (ICBI)
• Junior Research Symposia

o HRM Student Research Symposium
o ICARE Student's Conference
o International Student Conference on Business (ISCB)
o Students’ International Conference on Business (SICB)
o Students’ Research Symposium - Department of Finance (SRS-DFIN)
o Undergraduate Symposium on Contemporary Management and Theory
o Student Research Conference on Marketing(SRCM)
• International Conference on Advanced Marketing

4.1.2 Computing and Technology

• International Conference on Advances in Computing and Technology (ICACT)

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4.1.3 Graduate Studies

• Journal of the Faculty of Graduate Studies
• Annual Research Symposium (ARS)
• International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPRC)

4.1.4 Humanities

4.1.4.1 Publications

• Journal of Humanities
• 'Prabha'
• Journal of Aesthetic and Fine Arts (JAFA)

4.1.4.2 Symposia & Conferences

• International Conference on Chinese Studies (ICCS)
• International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka (ICLSL)
• International Conference on Sanskrit Studies (ICSS)
• International Conference on the Humanities (ICH)
• International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Learning (ICFLTL)
• International Conference on Christian Studies
• Junior Research Symposia

o Gnosis - Undergraduate Research Symposium - Department of English
o International Symposium; Pāli and Buddhist Studies
o Junior Research Symposium on Western Classical Culture and Christian

Culture
o Junior Research Symposium - Visual Arts & Design and Performing Arts Unit
o Student Research Symposium, Drama & Theatre and Image Arts Unit
o Undergraduate Research Conference on Linguistics (URCL)
o Undergraduate Research Symposium of the Department of Sinhala (URSDS)
o Undergraduate Research Symposium of the Department of Hindi Studies

(URSHS)
• Indo-Sri Lanka Hindi Conference
• International Conference on Sanskrit and eastern Studies (ICSES)

4.1.5 Medicine

• 25th Anniversary International Scientific Conference-2016
• Symposium on Dengue - 2015
• Voice for All - 2014

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4.1.6 Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies

• 'Anveshana' - Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies
• Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of the Pali and Buddhist Studies

4.1.7 Science

4.1.7.1 Publications

o Journal of Science

4.1.7.2 Symposia & Conferences

o International Research Symposium on Pure and Applied Sciences (IRSPAS)
o Junior Research Symposia

▪ Undergraduate Research Symposium on Environmental Conservation
and Management (URS-ENCM)

o Symposium on Statistical & Computational Modelling with Applications
(SymSCMA)

o Smart Computing and Systems Engineering (SCSE)

4.1.8 Social Sciences

4.1.8.1 Publications

• Archaeologia Zeylanica
• "Arthikavidya" Journal of Economics Students’ Society
• Journal of Social Sciences
• Journal of Social Statistics
• Samaja Vimarshana
• සරසවි ලේඛා
• Journal of Political Sciences
• Journal of Sport & Recreation Management

4.1.8.2 Symposia & Conferences

• International Conference on Social Sciences (ICSS)
• International Conference of Sri Lanka Forum of University Economists
• International Conference on Library and Information Management (ICLIM)
• International Conference on Sri Lanka Studies (ICSLS)
• Junior Research Symposia

o National Conference on Applied Social Statistics Research (NCASSR)
o National Symposium of Social Sciences Undergraduates (NSSU)
o Undergraduate’s Research Conference on Archaeology
o Undergraduate Research Symposium on History
o International Studies Students’ Research Symposium (ISSRS)
• National Research Conference on Applied Social Statistics (NRCASS)

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• Research Symposium for Temporary Academic Staff (RSTAS)
• Social Sciences Academic Forum (SoSAF)
• Reviewing International Encounters (RIE)

4.1.9 Miscellaneous Publications, Symposia & Conferences

• Annual Research Symposium
• Biennial Conference of the International Association for Asian Heritage (IAAH)
• International Conference on South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of

Culture and Religion (SSEASR)
• Staff Development Centre Research Forum
• Centre for Heritage Studies University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka
• International Conference on Asian Elephants in Culture & Nature
• International Workshop on Molecular Biology Techniques Related to

Infectious/Genetic Diseases & Human Identification
• International Conference on Buddhism and Jainism in Early Historic Asia
• The International Conference on Land Transportation, Locomotive Heritage and Road

Culture - 2017

4.1.10 University wise publications

• Asian Art, Culture and Heritage
• Journal of Archaeology - "Archaeologia"
• Kalyana Deepanie
• Kalyani
• Asian Elephants in Culture & Nature
• Books
• Golden Jubilee Commemoration Volume of the University of Kelaniya
• South Asia Culture, History and Heritage
• ආසියානු අලි ඇත්තු
• Buddhism and Jainism in Early Historic Asia

4.1.11 Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute-Gampaha

• Journal of Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute (JGWAI)
• International Symposium on Traditional Medicine
• National Research Symposium
• Pandit G.P. Wickramarachchi Memorial Research Symposium
• International Conference of the Shalakya Tantra – ‘Shalakya Sandipani’

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5 REWARDING RESEARCHERS

In order to improve the research carried out Vice-Chancellor's Awards and Senate
by the academics and foster a research Honours.
culture in the University, the University has
established a scheme to appreciate and These awards are presented annually on the
recognize outstanding researchers. 1st working day of the year at a ceremony
held in the University.
Outstanding researchers of the University
of Kelaniya are rewarded by awarding

5.1 Senate Honours & Cash Prizes for Research
Publications

In order to recognize and felicitate the staff ‘Cash Prize’ awards scheme. The aim of
members of the University of Kelaniya who this scheme is to encourage academic staff
publish their research findings in globally in the University to carry out high quality
recognized reputed journals as full research research and to develop a research culture
papers, the Research Council of the in the university. These guidelines are made
University had decided to implement a effective from the 01st September 2018.

Terms and conditions

1. The applicants should be members of the permanent staff of the University of Kelaniya.
2. A cash prize not exceeding LKR 75,000.00 will be awarded for every full research paper

published in a journal listed in any of the following Citation Indices or have won
Presidential Research Awards for research publication.

• Arts and Humanities Citation Index
• Science Citation Index Expanded
• Social Science Citation Index
• In addition, research papers published in 4* journals listed in CABS academic journals
list or A* journals listed in ABDC journals list will also be considered for cash prizes
scheme. Cash Prize of LKR 75,000.00 is dependent on the impact factor of the article
in the following manner.
• If any of the above articles recommended for senate honours and cash prize/cash award
are listed in Scopus database, the award will be increased by 50%.

Impact Factor Citation Indices/4*journals in Scopus and Citation
ABS/ A* journals in ABDC/ Indices/4*journals in ABS/
0≤ IF <1 Presidential Awards (LKR) A* journals in ABDC/
1≤ IF <2 Presidential Awards (LKR)
2≤ IF <3 10 000 15 000
20 000 30 000
30 000 45 000

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3≤ IF <4 40 000 60 000
IF ≥ 4 50 000 75 000

Short communications, short articles, case reports, letter to editor and review articles will not
be considered for cash awards.

3. One research publication is entitled for only one prize.
4. When there are several co-authors, the prize will be distributed equally among them.

Research Assistants, graduate students and members of the temporary academic staff
of the University of Kelaniya are eligible to receive the cash prize if they are co-authors
and were affiliated to the University of Kelaniya at the time that the work was carried
out. However, the co-authors outside the University are not eligible to receive the prize
money. A letter of acknowledgment to the co-author /s affiliated to other institutes is
sent for the contribution to the publication that received a cash prize.
5. In order to qualify for the award, the University of Kelaniya address should appear
below the names of the author(s). The papers without the words “University of
Kelaniya” in the address shall not be considered for awards.
6. The article should not be a redundant article.
7. The applicants should have ORCID, ResearchGate and Google Scholar which have
been made public. Google scholar account should have the University of Kelaniya
address and kln.ac.lk email verification.
8. Applications prepared as per the format approved by the Research Council should be
sent to the Chairman of the Research Council with the recommendation of the Head of
the Department and Dean of the Faculty.
9. A reprint of the paper should be submitted with the application, which will be deposited
in the Library.
10. A PDF version of the abstract should be submitted with the application to be published
in the University e-repository.
11. The printed version of the papers should be available in order to issue the cash prize
and certificate which would be awarded at the Senate.
12. Online journals that do not have a printed version will be considered for
recommendation upon submission of the relevant DOI, (Digital Object Identifier).
However, the applicant should provide sufficient evidence to support that such journals
do not have a printed version, (e-journals only).

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5.2 Senate Awards & Cash Awards for Research
Publications

5.2.1 Introduction

In order to encourage the staff members to The members of the staff who have
carry out high quality research and published research papers in recommended
disseminate their research findings through indexed journals should provide details of
the publication of research papers in high such publications to the Chairman of the
quality journals, the Research Council of Research Council by 3rd week of every
the University of Kelaniya has month to be considered at the Research
implemented a scheme to recognize the Council Meetings. These guidelines are
researchers by awarding Senate Honours. effective from the 01st September 2018.
The Senate Honours are awarded and
documented at senate meetings.

5.2.2 Terms and conditions

1. The applicants should be the members of the permanent staff of the University of
Kelaniya.

2. To be qualified for Senate Honours, papers should have been published in journals
listed in Clarivate Analytics (earlier: Thomson Reuters Master Journal List), SciMago,
Scopus, Association of Business Schools (ABS) academic journals list and Australian
Business Deans Council (ABDC) journals list

3. Articles other than research papers will not be considered for Senate Honours.
4. However, short communications, short articles and review articles will be considered

for Senate Honours, if those are published in journals indexed in Science Citation
Index, Social Sciences Citation Index or Arts and Humanities Citation Index.

‘Case reports’ and ‘letter to editor’ articles are not considered for Senate Honours

5. Senate Honours are accompanied with a cash award amounting up to a maximum of
7500 LKR. This will be equally distributed among the authors of the article.

6. Co-authors outside the University are not eligible to receive Senate Honours.
7. In order to qualify for Senate Honours, the University of Kelaniya address should

appear below the names of the author(s). The papers without the words “University of
Kelaniya” in the address shall not be considered for awards.
8. The applicants should have ORCID, ResearchGate and Google Scholar which have
been made public. Google scholar account should have the University of Kelaniya
address and kln.ac.lk email verification.
9. The abstract of the paper should be published in the ResearchGate profile of the
applicant.
10. If a particular applicant becomes eligible for both Senate Honours and cash prizes
simultaneously, only the award with a higher cash amount will be awarded.

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11. A letter of acknowledgment to the co-author /s affiliated to other institutes is sent for
the contribution to the publication that received Senate Honours and cash award or
cash prize.

12. Applications prepared as per the format approved by Research Council should be sent
to the Chairman of the Research Council with the recommendation of the Head of the
Department and Dean of the Faculty.

13. A reprint of the paper should be submitted with the application, which will be deposited
in the University Library.

14. PDF version of the abstract of the paper together with the web link to the paper should
be submitted with the application to be published in the University e-repository.

15. The printed version of the papers should be available in order to issue the cash prize
and certificate which would be awarded at the Senate.

16. Online journals that do not have a printed version will be considered for
recommendation upon submission of the relevant DOI, (Digital Object Identifier).
However, the applicant should provide sufficient evidence to support that such journals
do not have a printed version, (e-journals only).

17. The publication should not be a redundant/duplicate publication.

5.3 Senate Honours & Cash Prizes for Patent Holders

5.3.1 Introduction

Guidelines for Awarding Senate Honours University have decided to implement a
and Cash Prizes for Research Leading to Senate honours and ‘Cash Prize’ award
Patent Outcome: scheme. The aim of this scheme is to
encourage academic staff in the University
In order to recognize and felicitate the staff to carry out high quality innovative
members of the University of Kelaniya who research leading to patent outcome and to
completed their research leading to patents develop an innovative research culture in
and obtained national or international the university. These guidelines will be
patent, the Research Council of the made effective from the 01st January 2019.

5.3.2 Terms and conditions

1. The applicant should be a member of the permanent staff of the University of Kelaniya.
2. A cash prize not exceeding LKR 100, 000.00 will be awarded for every patent based on

the quality of innovation.

Quality of Innovation Points
National patent 10
International patent 40
Licensing 20
Market ready product developed 20
Potential for National Contribution 10
Total 100

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Points (up to) Cash award (LKR)
10 10 000.00
20 20 000.00
30 30 000.00
40 40 000.00
50 50 000.00
60 60 000.00
70 70 000.00
80 80 000.00
90 90 000.00
100 100 000.00

3. One patent outcome is entitled for only one prize.
4. When there are several co-inventors, the prize will be distributed equally among them.

Research Assistants, graduate students and members of the temporary academic staff
of the University of Kelaniya are eligible to receive the cash prize if they are co-
inventors and were affiliated to the University of Kelaniya at the time that the work was
carried out. However, the co-inventors outside the University are not eligible to receive
the prize money. A letter of acknowledgment to the co-inventors /s affiliated to other
institutes is sent for the contribution to the patent that received a cash prize.
5. In order to qualify for the award, the University of Kelaniya address should appear
below the names of the inventor(s). The patent without the words “University of
Kelaniya” in the address shall not be considered for awards.
6. The applicants should have ORCID, ResearchGate and Google Scholar which have
been made public. Google scholar account should have the University of Kelaniya
address and kln.ac.lk email verification.
7. Applications prepared as per the format approved by the Research Council should be
sent to the Chairman of the Research Council with the recommendation of the
Director/RSC, Director, Technology and Innovation Support Centre (TISC), the Head
of the Department and Dean of the Faculty.
8. A certified copy of the patent document should be submitted with the application.
9. The publication should not be a redundant/duplicate publication.

5.4 Recognizing President's Award Winners

5.4.1 Introduction

In order to recognize and felicitate the staff encourage academic staff in the University
to carry out high quality research and to
members of the University of Kelaniya who develop a research culture in the University.
won President’s award for Scientific These guidelines are effective from the 01st
October 2018.
publications, the Research Council of the

University had decided to implement a
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5.4.2 Terms and conditions

1. The applicants should be members of the permanent staff of the University of Kelaniya.
2. One research publication is entitled for only one prize.
3. Cash Award of LKR 10,000.00 will be given for winning President’s Awards. A copy of

certificate and the full research paper should be submitted with application.
4. In order to qualify for the award, the University of Kelaniya address should appear

below the names of the author(s). The papers without the words “University of
Kelaniya” in the address shall not be considered for awards.
5. The applicants should have ORCID, ResearchGate and Google Scholar which have
been made public. Google scholar account should have the University of Kelaniya
address and kln.ac.lk email verification.
6. Applications prepared as per the format approved by the Research Council should be
sent to the Chairman of the Research Council with the recommendation of the
Director/FRC, Head of the Department and Dean of the Faculty.
7. A reprint of the paper should be submitted with the application, which will be deposited
in the Library.
8. PDF version of the abstract should be submitted with the application to be published
in the University e-repository.
9. The publication should not be a redundant/duplicate publication.

5.5 Vice-Chancellor’s Awards1

5.5.1 Introduction

The following guidelines and terms & • The most outstanding innovator
conditions will be applied for the Vice (1st,2nd and 3rd),
Chancellor’s Awards on outstanding
research and publications (visit RC web site • The most outstanding recipient of
for updates). outside research grants and the
most outstanding promoter of
Vice-Chancellor’s awards are presented to international relations.
the following categories.
• The researcher with the highest
• The 03 Outstanding Senior number of publications in the
Researchers in the Faculty /Institute faculty/Institute in journals indexed
(First, Second and Third) in Clarivate Analytics Master
Journal List, SciMago, 4* journals
• The 03 Outstanding Early Career in Chartered Association of
Researchers in the Faculty / Business Schools (CABS) academic
Institute (First, Second and Third) journals list, A*/A journal in

1 https://news.kln.ac.lk/index.php/updates/news/486-long-service-awards-and-vice-chancellor-s-awards-
ceremony-2018

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Australian Business Deans Council presented in research
(ABDC) journals list and Scopus. conferences/symposia organized by
• (Journals identified under it and its departments/centres/units,
predatory journals/publishers will • Top 10 researchers of the university
not be considered.) will be felicitated in order to
• Academic with outstanding encourage the academic community
Creative production,
• Academic with outstanding The members of the Academic Staff who
Creative literary work, wish to be considered for the Vice-
• The best innovator (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) Chancellor’s Awards must submit an
in the university, application together with a self-evaluation
• The best promoter of international and all relevant documents to the Deputy
relations in the university, Registrar/Senior Assistant Registrar of
• The researcher with the highest Academic Establishments by November
number of research papers each year
.

5.5.2 Terms and conditions

i. The applicants should be members of the permanent staff of the University of Kelaniya.
ii. The achievements from November of the preceding year to October of the year concerned

are considered for evaluation.
iii. Applications with self-evaluation prepared according to the guidelines given separately

should be submitted to the Deputy Registrar/Senior Assistant Registrar of Academic
Establishments through the Director/FRC, Head of the Department and Dean of the
Faculty.
iv. Reprints/certified photocopies of research papers, copies of books and other publications
and certified copies of all other relevant documents should be submitted with the
applications.
v. Reprints of research papers and copies of books submitted will not be returned to the
applicants and will be deposited in the University main library.
vi. The 03 Outstanding Senior Researchers (Senior lecturer Grade I/Associate
Professor/Professor/Senior Professor) and the 03 Outstanding Early Career Researchers
(Probationary lecturer/unconfirmed Lecturer/Lecturer/Senior lecturer Grade II) will be
awarded for each faculty separately.

vii. The applicants should have Google Scholar and ResearchGate profiles which have been
made public. The relevant web links should be indicated in the application.

viii. Applicants for the most outstanding Senior Researcher or the most outstanding Early
Career Researcher awards are not precluded from applying for the awards for the most
outstanding innovator, the most outstanding recipient of outside research grants and the
most outstanding promoter of international relations.

ix. In order to qualify for the most outstanding Senior Researcher or the most outstanding
Early Career Researcher awards, the University of Kelaniya address should appear below

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the name of the applicant in the publications considered for the award. The papers without
the words “University of Kelaniya” in the address shall not be considered for awards.
x. The abstracts of the research papers considered for the most outstanding Senior
Researcher or the most outstanding Early Career Researcher awards should have been
published in the e-repository of the University website and the applicants should indicate
the relevant web links in the application.
xi. If the criterion 10 is not fulfilled at the time of application, PDF versions of the abstract of
each paper considered for the award should be submitted with the application. These will
not be returned to the applicant.
xii. The abstracts of the research papers considered for the most outstanding Senior
Researcher or the most outstanding Early Career Researcher awards should have been
published in the ResearchGate profile of the applicant at the time of application and the
applicant should indicate the relevant web link of these abstracts in the application.

xiii. Regarding the Vice chancellor’s awards, the decision of the Evaluation Committee
appointed by the Vice Chancellor shall be final.

5.6 Reimbursement of Publication Charge

5.6.1 Introduction

In order to encourage the staff members to The members of the staff who have
carry out high quality research and published research papers in recommended
disseminate their research findings through indexed journals should provide details of
the publication of research papers in high such publications to the Chairman of the
quality journals, the Research Council of Research Council by the 3rd week of every
the University of Kelaniya has month to be considered at the Research
implemented a scheme to recognize the Council Meetings.
researchers by awarding publication
charges. These guidelines are made
effective from the 01st October 2018.

5.6.2 Terms and conditions

1. The applicants should be members of the permanent staff of the University of Kelaniya.
2. To be qualified, papers should have been published in journals listed in Scopus

(Elsevier’s), Clarivate Analytics Master Journal List and its subsidiary databases,
SciMago, Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) academic journals list
and Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) journals list.
3. Articles other than research papers will not be considered for awarding Publication
charges. However, short communications, short articles and review articles will be

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considered for providing publication fees if those are published in sources indexed in
Scopus, and Clarivate Analytics Master Journal List and its subsidiary journal lists.
4. The research council will reimburse the publication fee of the research papers
published in any sources indexed in the following citation databases [for all the
researchers (First Author) affiliated to University of Kelaniya – Sri Lanka].

Citation Database Link Source Type

Scopus https://www.scopus.com Any type

Clarivate Analytics https://clarivate.com Book Chapters

Book Series

Books

Conference Proceedings

Journals

Trade Publications

SciMago https://www.scimagojr.com Any type

CABS https://charteredabs.org Book Chapters

Book Series

Books

Conference Proceedings

Journals

ABDC www.abdc.edu.au Book Chapters

Book Series

Books

Conference Proceedings

Journals

5. The research council will reimburse the publication fee of the publications published

in any source indexed in the citation databases [for early career researchers (First
Author) affiliated to University of Kelaniya – Sri Lanka].

Citation Database Link Source Type
Scopus https://www.scopus.com Any type
Clarivate Analytics https://clarivate.com Any type
SciMago https://www.scimagojr.com Any Type
CABS https://charteredabs.org Book Chapters
Book Series
ABDC www.abdc.edu.au Books
Conference Proceedings
Journals
Book Chapters
Book Series
Books
Conference Proceedings
Journals

6. Co-authors outside the University are not eligible to receive publication charges.

7. In order to qualify, the University of Kelaniya affiliation/address should appear below
the names of the author(s). The papers without the words “University of Kelaniya” in

the address shall not be considered for reimbursement of publication charges.

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