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The South Eastern University of Sri Lanka is a public university in Oluvil in Sri Lanka. Established in 1995 as a university college, it became a full fledged university in 1996. Like all public universities in Sri Lanka, SEUSL receives the bulk of its funding from the University Grants Commission , part of the Ministry of Higher Education in Colombo. The UGC and the central government therefore exert a great deal of control over SEUSL.The campus is in Oluvil near Akkaraipattu. It also has faculty in Sammanthurai. The university currently has four faculties . SEUSL offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses that award degrees such as BA, BBA, BCom, BSc and MBA.The university had 2,237 students and 338 employees in 2010. It is the thirteenth largest university in Sri Lanka in student numbers. In 2009/10 the university admitted 836 undergraduates. SEUSL had a recurrent budget of Rs. 277 million and a capital budget of Rs. 121 million in 2010. Its income in 2010 was Rs. 397 million of which 99% was grant from the government in Colombo.The chancellor and vice-chancellor of the university are professor Achi. M. Ishaq and Dr. S. M. Mohamed Ismail. SEUSL is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Wikipedia.

Saja A.,South Eastern University of Sri Lanka | Sevekari P.B.,Pooja Park
Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development | Year: 2016

Development of a four hazard-specific toolkit (drought, flood, landslide and chronic kidney diseases of unknown aetiology) for needs and vulnerability assessment in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector included community consultations with district, divisional and community stakeholders in four selected districts of Sri Lanka, which are highly prone to the respective hazards. Existing global WASH tools such as sphere and global WASH cluster indicators are contextualized, and the toolkit covers three different displacement scenarios: no displacement, temporary displacement (short and medium term), and camp-based displacement. This toolkit focuses on four key sections of WASH: water supply, sanitation, waste management and control, and hygiene practices and promotion. The toolkit consists of a set of indicators in the areas of WASH that are relevant to the selected scenario in the Sri Lankan context for the specific hazard, a checklist for initial and rapid assessment before and after disasters, and some guide notes for the field works. © IWA Publishing 2016.

Razmy A.M.,South Eastern University of Sri Lanka
Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease | Year: 2014

Objective: To investigate the clinical features of chikungunya fever (CHIKF) outbreak in Sri Lanka in 2006 and to estimate the relative risk for CHIKF for various demographic factors. Methods: A total of 885 individuals belonging to 200 families were studied individually for surveillance of this disease, symptoms, contraction order within the family and means of treatments. Relative risks for CHIKF for demographic characters such as gender, age and educational levels were estimated. The associations of symptoms with age and gender were also studied. Results: The estimated surveillance of CHIKF in the studied population was 89.2%. The duration of suffering due to this disease was 50.9 d (95% CI, 47.3, 53.9 d) with fever for 3.9 d (95% CI, 3.7, 4.1 d). 93% of the CHIKF patients felt at least one type of joint pain and 8% felt joint swellings. Rash was observed in 15.1% of the patients. Buccal bleeding and mouth ulcer were observed in 1.5% and 9.3% respectively. About 22.7% of the CHIKF patients had vomiting. Female had 1.48 folder higher relative risk for CHIKF infection. The duration suffered due to CHIKF, duration of fever and contraction order within family were highly associated with age (P<0.000). Female patients had more than one folder higher relative risks for the symptoms such as rash, vomiting, buccal bleeding and mouth ulcer (P<0.000). Conclusions: The surveillance of CHIKF in Sri Lanka was a severe outbreak which infected much on female and caused more suffering on aged population. The symptoms such as rash, bleeding from mucosa, mouth ulcer and vomiting were highly associated with gender. The reasons for these observations need to be further explored. © 2014 Asian Pacific Tropical Medicine Press.

Jafeen M.J.M.,South Eastern University of Sri Lanka | Careem M.A.,University of Peradeniya | Skaarup S.,Technical University of Denmark
Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry | Year: 2012

Polypyrrole polymer films doped with the large, immobile dodecylbenzene sulfonate anions operating in alkali halide aqueous electrolytes has been used as a novel physico-chemical environment to develop a more direct way of obtaining reliable values for the hydration numbers of cations. Simultaneous cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance technique was used to determine the amount of charge inserted and the total mass change during the reduction process in a polypyrrole film. From these values, the number of water molecules accompanying each cation was evaluated. The number of water molecules entering the polymer during the initial part of the first reduction was found to be constant and independent of the concentration of the electrolyte below ∼1 M. This well-defined value can be considered as the primary membrane hydration number of the cation involved in the reduction process. The goal was to investigate both the effects of cation size and of cation charge. The membrane hydration number values obtained by this simple and direct method for a number of cations are: Li + : 5:5 - 5:3; Na + : 4:5 - 4:3;K + : 2:3 - 2:5; Rb + : 0:9 - 0:8; Cs + : ∼ 0;Mg 2+ : 10:4 - 10:6; Ca 2+ : 7:9 - 8:1; Sr 2+ : 5:7 - 6:1; Ba 2+ : 3:0 - 3:1; Y 3+ : 13:6 - 13:8; La 3+ : 9:0 - 9:1: The hydration number for all of these cations seems to follow the same simple relation.

Matsumoto D.,Geological Survey of Japan | Shimamoto T.,Hiroshima University | Hirose T.,Japan Agency for Marine - Earth Science and Technology | Gunatilake J.,University of Peradeniya | And 5 more authors.
Sedimentary Geology | Year: 2010

In this paper we describe the sedimentary characteristics of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami deposits in and around Periya Kalapuwa Lagoon, Sri Lanka. Periya Kalapuwa is a coastal lagoon of about 13km2 area and has an average depth of about 1m. It is separated from the Indian Ocean by coastal barrier sand dunes of up to 9-m elevation through which two inlet channels open the lagoon to the ocean. This region was hit by three waves during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The second wave was largest (4-6m) and entered the lagoon not only via the two inlet channels, but also by flowing over the sand dunes. Erosive scars were found on the sand dunes adjacent to the two inlets. Twenty-seven core samples, along with trenching and hand-auger data, show that the tsunami deposits are 9cm thick on average (up to 35cm in the lagoon and up to 66cm on the shore) and are composed mainly of medium sand (mean grain size 1.06 φ) with low mud content (0.61wt.%), which is similar to the composition of sand from near the erosive scars in the sand dunes (mean grain size 0.94 φ), but different from the lagoon deposits (mean grain size 1.68 φ; mud content 4.7wt.%). The distribution of the tsunami deposits was limited to within about 1km from each inlet. The tsunami deposits become thinner and finer grained with increasing distance from the inlets. Most of the tsunami deposits are massive, but some show sedimentary structures: single or multiple-graded bedding structures, parallel laminations defined by layers of heavy minerals, and muddy laminations. Our observations and analyses suggest that the tsunami deposits were formed mainly from sand eroded from sand dunes near the two inlets. We estimated the total volume of tsunami sediments to be 83000m3. By assuming that the sediments of the tsunami deposits were supplied only by erosion of sand dunes from near the two inlets, this is equivalent to erosion of 83m3 of sand per meter of sand dune traversed by the tsunami wave. © 2010 Elsevier B.V.

Thowfeek M.H.,South Eastern University of Sri Lanka | Jaafar A.,National University of Malaysia
Applied Mechanics and Materials | Year: 2013

The study investigated the factors influencing e-learning adoption behavior of instructors of a public university in Sri Lanka. The analysis of various models used to study the adoption behavior reveals that cultural factors were neglected. Therefore an e-learning adoption model was proposed considering cultural factors and the model was tested among instructors. The findings of this research have significant effects on the suitability of adopting an e-learning system at this university. However it is recommended that this study should be extended to include instructors belonging to multi-ethnic groups in all universities in Sri Lanka. © (2013) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

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