Researcher, Livelihood, Land and Rights
International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Viyanga Gunasekera is a Researcher at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies in Sri Lanka. She has an MPhil in Psychology from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Her ongoing research involves land ownership and women’s empowerment; pathways to grassroots women’s representation in politics; social inclusion and exclusion; reimagining vulnerability in the Covid-19 context; and wellbeing of vulnerable groups of people, in Sri Lanka.
Areas of interestWomen’s empowerment; pluralistic memories; vulnerable groups of people; transitional justice
- 019. From “Combatant” to Civilian”: The Psyhcosocial Wellbeing of Ex-Combatants in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu in Sri Lanka. Colombo: International Centre for Ethnic Studies. ICES | From Combatant to Civilian : The Psychosocial Wellbeing of Ex-combatants in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu, Sri Lanka
- 2020. “Judging Whether Life Is or Is Not Worth Living in the Case of Suicide: A Theoretical Approach.” Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 2 (2): 39–51. PGIHS | Home
- 2021. Women and Land in Sri Lanka: A Literature Review. Colombo: International Centre for Ethnic Studies. ICES | Women and Land in Sri Lanka: A Literature Review
- 2021. “Former Combatants: Assessing Their Reintegration Ten Years After the End of War in Sri Lanka.” In In the Shadow of Transitional Justice: Cross-National Perspectives on the Transformative Potential of Remembrance, edited by Guy Elcheroth and Neloufer de Mel, 138–51. Europa Perspectives in Transitional Justice. Routledge. Former combatants | Assessing their reintegration ten years after the (taylorfrancis.com)