ASITHA G PUNCHIHEWA

Publications

 

AWARDS

SAARC Cultural Centre Research Grants (2011-12) on Diminishing Cultures in South Asia to conduct a one year research on “Biological indicators of nature and their association with folk lore and myths” which was successfully completed.

 

Books

Punchihewa, A. (unpublished) Research with children on vulnerability to child sex tourism. Save the Children in Sri Lanka.

Punchihewa, A (2015) Biological Indicators used for forecasting and their association with folk lore and myths in Sri Lanka. SAARC Cultural Centre.

Fernando. N; Punchihewa, A (2013) Resettling the Displaced: Strategies for Sustainable Resettlement. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Sri Lanka.

Punchihewa, A.; Thampi, G. (2013) Guidelines for implementing Citizen Report Cards at Local Government Levels in Sri Lanka: A Manual developed for the Pilot Citizen Report Card Project. The Asia Foundation of Sri Lanka.

Fernando. N; Punchihewa, A. (2011) Migration and Global Environmental Change, CS2: Lessons learnt from the 2004 Asian tsunami. UK Government's Foresight Project. http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/foresight/docs/migration/case-studies/11-1157-cs2-lessons-learnt-indian-ocean-tsunami 

De Silva, P.; Punchihewa, A. (2011) Socio Anthropological Research Project on Vedda Community in Sri Lanka. Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Sri Lanka.

De Silva, N.; Punchihewa, A. (2011) Push and Pull Factors in Institutionalization of Children, a study in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. Save the Children in Sri Lanka.

De Silva, N.; Punchihewa, A. (2010) Children on the move in Hambantota district of Sri Lanka. Save the Children in Sri Lanka.

http://resourcecentre.savethechildren.se/content/library/documents/protecting-children-move-study-based-probation-district-hambantota-sri-lan

 

Papers/ Presentations

De Silva. W. Indralal; Punchihewa. A. (2016) Child Sex Work in Sri Lanka: Causes, Consequences and Remedies. Youth and Social Transformation, The power, opportunities and challenges. National Centre for Advanced Studies in Human & Social Sciences Sri Lanka.

Punchihewa, A. (2016). Improving Lives of Vulnerable Children Engaging in Sex Tourism in Sri Lanka. 12th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific region. Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Punchihewa, A. (2016). Geographic Expansion of HIV prevention Programmes into post Conflict Affected regions and challenges. 12th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific region. Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Punchihewa, A. (2016). Strategies to effectively reach out to Key Populations;
Men who have Sex with Men, Heroin users, beach boys, female sex workers and their clients. 12th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific region. Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Punchihewa, A. (2015). Cultural transformation in Sri Lanka and its impact on the regional cultural landscape. Social Affairs: A Journal for the Social Sciences. ISSN 2362-0889 (online).

http://socialaffairsjournal.com/CurrentIssue/5_SAJ_1%283%29Punchihewa.pdf  

Punchihewa, A. (2013). Transformation of culture and transformation of development: SAARC Regional seminar on “cultural dynamics in national harmony. The SAARC Cultural Centre, Sri Lanka.

Punchihewa, A. (2014). Youth Activism and Politics in Sri Lanka. Youth and Their Life Chances in Sri Lanka. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Sri Lanka & Social Policy Analysis and Research Centre.

Punchihewa, A. (2013). Biological indicators and their association with folk lore and myths: Diminishing Cultures in South Asia. The SAARC Cultural Centre, Sri Lanka.

Punchihewa, A. (2013). Women and Society in Sri Lanka. Khallikhotte Autonomous College, Bharnampur, Odisha, India.

Punchihewa, A. (2013). Political incentive and service delivery in local government. Ravenshaw University, Odisha, India.

Punchihewa, A. (2013). State of human trafficking in Sri Lanka. Fakir Mohan University, Odisha, India.

Hettige, S. T.; Punchihewa. A. (2013) Reintegrating with home community: Perspectives of returnee migrant workers in Sri Lanka. International Labour Organisation.

Hettige, S. T.; Punchihewa. A. (2013) Changing profile of Sri Lankan migrant workers, causes and consequences. Sri Lankans on the Move; International Conference on Migration (ICSOM), Colombo, Sri Lanka. National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka. ISBN 978-955-576-223-5.

Punchihewa, A. (2011) Ancestral worshiping among the Muslim Community in Sri Lanka. SAARC Cultural Journal. SAARC Cultural Centre, Sri Lanka.

Punchihewa, A. (2011) Development Induced Displacement: The case of Colombo- Moratuwa in Sri Lanka.Resettling the Displaced: Strategies for Sustainable Resettlement National Policy Dialogue. Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Sri Lanka.

Punchihewa, A. (2011) Destruction of Sinharaja Disguised in Development, What next? The UN Annual of the United Nations Association of Sri Lanka.

Punchihewa, A. (2010) World population boom, is the world heading towards a judgment day?. The UN Annual of the United Nations Association of Sri Lanka.

Punchihewa, A. (2010) The role of ethnic identity in shaping the relationship among youth in Sri Lanka. National Youth Conference. Social Policy Analysis Research Centre. University of Colombo.  Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Punchihewa. A. (2009) Helabagaswewa in the shades. The UN Annual of the United Nations Association of Sri Lanka.

Punchihewa. A. (2009) Yes we can-abis. The UN Annual of the United Nations Association of Sri Lanka.

Hettige, S. T.; Punchihewa. A. (2008) Social determinants of health, the case of the estate sector in Sri Lanka. Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka.

Punchihewa, A. (2008) Schools relief initiative development plan for 2008- 2012. Schools Relief Initiative.

Punchihewa, A. (2008) Role of the non-governmental organisations towards disaster risk reduction. Divisional Secretariat, Tissamaharama.

Punchihewa, A. (2007) Multi- stakeholder development action plan for Siribopura old and new villages of Hambantota district. Divisional Secretariat, Hambantota.

Ariyaratne, M.; Punchihewa, A.; Serasinghe, P. (2007) Development programme for Walawa agricultural development. Walawa Farmer Development Project.

Punchihewa, A. (2007) Disaster Relief Monitoring Unit, Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka. Information Post, Newsletter for the civil society. The Information Unit, CHA. http://www.humanitarian-srilanka.org/eResources/PDFdocs/CHA_NL/InfoPost_June07_E.pdf

Punchihewa, A. (2006) Report of the visit to Vakarai by the special fact finding team of the Disaster Relief Monitoring Unit of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka. The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka.

Punchihewa, A. (2006) Issues of project implementers not absorbing novel ideas of youth. An International conference on young people, different futures, risk, resilience,& resistance. Jordanhill Campus, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland. 

Punchihewa, A. (2005) Guidelines for housing programmes in tsunami affected areas of Sri Lanka. Help Age Sri Lanka.

Govinnage, S.; and Punchihewa, A. (2005) Role of the Disaster Relief Monitoring Unit- Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies radio programme - Broadcast on SLBC. Voices of Reconciliation Radio. http://radio.voicesofpeace.lk/page.php?0/v/172

Govinnage, S.; Jayamaha, H.; and Punchihewa, A. (2005) Modifications to the post tsunami 100 meter buffer zone-consortium of Humanitarian Agencies radio programme - Broadcast on SLBC. Voices of Reconciliation Radio. http://radio.voicesofpeace.lk/page.php?0/v/175

Punchihewa, A. (2003) Multi-stakeholder development proposal for Giribawa Village of Galgamuwa electorate in Sri Lanka. Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Sri Lanka.

 

Newspaper Articles

Punchihewa, A. (2014) Katina: From Alms to Consumerism. The Daily News. Associated newspapers Lanka Limited.  http://www.dailynews.lk/?q=features/katina-alms-consumerism

Punchihewa, A. (2013) When the Rights of a Girl are Compromised. The Nation. Rivira Media Corporation.  http://www.nation.lk/edition/fine/item/21577-when-rights-of-a-girl-child-are-compromised.html

Punchihewa, A. (2013) Learning devolution from Ancestors. The Nation. Rivira Media Corporation.  http://www.nation.lk/edition/feature-issues/item/18836-learning-devolution-from -our-ancestors.html

Punchihewa, A.; Thampi, G. (2013) Pursuing social justice in the Age of Neo-Liberalism. The Nation. Rivira Media Corporation.  http://www.nation.lk/edition/news-features/item/16103-pursuing-social-justice-in-the-age-of-neo-liberalism.html

Punchihewa, A. (2013) The World Day of Social Justice: Are We On Track?. Daily Mirror.Wijeya Newspapers Ltd. http://www.dailymirror.lk/opinion/172-opinion/25863-the-world-day-of-social-justice-are-we-on-track-.html

Punchihewa, A. (2013) Illegality of Halal certification. The Nation. Rivira Media Corporation. http://www.nation.lk/edition/feature-issues/item/15882-illegality-of-halal-certification.html

Punchihewa, A. (2013) Religious evolution amidst extremism in Sri Lanka. The Nation. Rivira Media Corporation.http://www.nation.lk/edition/news-features/item/14852-religious-evolution-amidst-extremism-in-sri-lanka.html

Punchihewa, A. (2012) Population boom leads world to doomsday. The Nation. Rivira Media Corporation. http://www.nation.lk/edition/news-features/item/13886-population-boom-leads-world-to-doomsday.html    

 

Publications Acknowledged in

Save the Children in Sri Lanka. (2012) Protection of Children On The Move in the Probation District of Sri Lanka. Save the Children in Sri Lanka. ISBN: 978-955-1197-38-4.

Foresight: Migration and Global Environmental Change. (2011) Final Project Report. The Government Office for Science, London. (p:209). http://mudancasclimaticas.cptec.inpe.br/~rmclima/pdfs/destaques/11-1116-migration-and-global-environmental-change-1.pdf

Jayatillake, R. (UNPUBLISHED) Human trafficking in Sri Lanka and law responses, Centre for Women’s Research for International Organisation for Migration in Sri Lanka.

De Silva, N. and Seneviratne, D. (2010) Realizing child rights in Sri Lanka, baseline survey. Save the Children in Sri Lanka.

The Open University of Sri Lanka (2008) Intellectual property protection and access to knowledge initiatives in Sri Lanka. United Nations Development Programme.

Kaiser, S. and Lembesis, V (2007) I/NGO accountability to beneficiaries: post tsunami housing projects in Sri Lanka. York University, Toronto, Canada.

Intermediate Technology Development Group (2006) Standardisation of biogas plants and appliances in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Standards Institution.

National Peace Council of Sri Lanka (2006) Transitional justice and woman combatants in Sri Lanka. National Peace Council of Sri Lanka.