Ellawala Liyanage Sunethra Jayathilake Perera

Country: Sri Lanka

Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aree Jamplaklay
1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rosalia Sciortino
2. Dr. Aree Prohmmo

Published Article:

1. Internal Migration in Sri Lanka (2020). In: Bell M., Bernard A., Charles-Edwards E., Zhu Y. (eds) Internal Migration in the Countries of Asia. Springer, Cham.
2. Perera E.L.Sunethra J. (2017). Fertility transition in Sri Lanka: Is it a temporary phenomenon? Journal of Biosocial Science, 49(s1)S116-S130. doi:10.1017/s0021932017000384
3. Kanthi Manel, Sureeporn Punpuing and Sunethra Perera (2017). Social and economic differentials among households of urban migrants: evidence from Kalutara District, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Social Sciences. 40(2):127-140
4. Kanthi Manel and Sunethra Perera (2017). Factors affecting on females’ employment in the urban informal sector in Colombo district, Sri Lanka. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research. 3(10): 49-55
5. Sunethra Perera and Malee Sunpuwan (2014) Feminization of ageing and Functional disability among Elderly: A Longitudinal study of the Kanchanaburi Demographic Surveillance System, Thailand. Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies, 2014, Volume 14:
6. Sunethra Perera and Aree Jampaklay (2011), International migration and children left behind: Impacts on children’s school enrolment in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies, 2011, Volume 12-13: 81-100
7. Sunethra Perera (2008), International contract migration in Sri Lanka: Dynamics issues and policy implications. Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies, Vol. 10: 40-56.
8. Sunethra Perera (2009), Gender Differentials in the Pattern and Determinants of International Labour Migration: Evidence from
Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol.1 (2)
9. Sunethra Perera (2005), Patterns, determinants and consequences of Internal migration in Sri Lanka 1981-2001, IWE Journal, Institute of Workers’ Education, Vol. 5 : 76-101.
10. Sunethra Perera (2004), Determinants of current attitudes to reproductive health among female labour migrants: A
study of Katunayake Export processing Zone, Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies, vol. 7: 36-51. 
11. Perera E.L.Sunethra J.(2017). Ageing Population of Sri Lanka: Emerging issues, and needs and policy implicationsthematic report based on Census of Population and Housing 2012. ISBN 978-955-8375-12-9: United Nations
Population Fund, Sri Lanka
12. Sunethra Perera (2015). Mobility, 20.4 Million: Sri Lanka’s Population at a Glance, UNFPA: Colombo, Sri Lanka.
13. Sunethra Perera (2014). Census of Population and Housing 2012: Migration, Key findings report. ISBN 978-955-577-906-7, Department of Census and Statistics, Colombo.
14. Lakshman, R. W. D. and S. Perera, P. Sangasumana, (2014) “The children left behind by international migrants from Sri
15. Lanka: victims or beneficiaries of globalization” in Angela Veale and Giorgia Dona (eds) Child and Youth Migration:Mobility-in-Migration in an Era of Globalization, pp.162-185, Palgrave Macmillan.
16. De Silva W.I and Sunethra Perera (2007), Trends and determinants of migration in Sri Lanka. Economic Review ,Vol.33 (4-9)
17. Sunethra Perera and Suwarna Ukwatta(2000). How popular is the Western Province among the migrant in Sri Lanka,Demography of Sri Lanka, Issues and Challenges. Department of Demography, University of Colombo,Colombo, 140-155
Area of your interest:
Migration / Population ageing


Doctor of Philosophy in Demography (International Program)
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