Publications by Type: Book Chapter

Jayawardhana Y, Kumarathilaka P, Mayakaduwa S, Weerasundara L, Bandara T, Vithanage M. Characteristics of Municipal Solid Waste Biochar: Its Potential to be Used in Environmental Remediation. In: Utilization and Management of Bioresources. Springer, Singapore; 2018. pp. 209-220.
Gunarathne V, Mayakaduwa S, Vithanage M. Biochar’s Influence as a Soil Amendment for Essential Plant Nutrient Uptake. In: Essential Plant Nutrients. Springer, Cham; 2017. pp. 47-67.
Jayathilake C. Ethno-linguistic Cartographies as Colonial Embodiment in Postcolonial Sri Lanka(Book Chapter). In: Jackson M Coloniality, Ontology, and the Question of the Posthuman. 1st ed. London and New York: Routledge (ISBN: 978-1-138-92090-3 (hbk) ISBN: 978-1-315-68672-1 (ebk)); 2017. pp. 280. Publisher's VersionAbstract
This book brings together emerging insights from across the humanities and social sciences to highlight how postcolonial studies are being transformed by increasingly influential and radical approaches to nature, matter, subjectivity, human agency, and politics. These include decolonial studies, political ontology, political ecology, indigeneity, and posthumanisms. The book examines how postcolonial perspectives demand of posthumanisms and their often ontological discourses that they reflexively situate their own challenges within the many long histories of decolonised practice. Just as postcolonial research needs to critically engage with radical transitions suggested by the ontological turn and its related posthumanist developments, so too do posthumanisms need to decolonise their conceptual and analytic lenses. The chapters' interdisciplinary analyses are developed through global, critical, and empirical cases that include: city spaces and urbanisms in the Global North and South; food politics and colonial land use; cultural and cosmic representation in film, theatre, and poetry; nation building; the Anthropocene; materiality; the void; pluriversality; and, indigenous world views. Theoretically and conceptually rich, the book proposes new trajectories through which postcolonial and posthuman scholarships can learn from one another and so critically advance.
Kumarathilaka P, Wijesekara H, Bolan N, Kunhikrishnan A, Vithanage M. Phytoremediation of Landfill Leachates. In: Phytoremediation. Springer International Publishing; 2017. pp. 439-467.
Wijesekara S, Seneviratne M, Vithanage M. Role of Biosurfactants on Microbial Degradation of Oil-Contaminated Soils. In: Agro-Environmental Sustainability. Springer International Publishing; 2017. pp. 165-181.
Seneviratne M, Seneviratne G, Madawala HMSP, Vithanage M. Role of Rhizospheric Microbes in Heavy Metal Uptake by Plants. In: Agro-Environmental Sustainability. Springer International Publishing; 2017. pp. 147-163.
Edirippulige S, Marasinghe RB. Telemental Health Services in Sri Lanka. In: Telemental Health in Resource-Limited Global Settings. Oxford University Press; 2017. Publisher's VersionAbstract
This chapter reviews the rare use of telemental health modalities in Sri Lanka and challenges facing nationwide implementation of these services in this resource-limited setting. As in other developing countries, cost of, and access to, appropriate infrastructure are key constraints in using such advanced technologies in health service delivery. While healthcare providers and policymakers have realized the value of telemental health as a useful tool, challenges to its implementation remain. These challenges include lack of technology, appropriate infrastructure, knowledge, and skills. This chapter will delve into discussing the current approaches to implement TMH through educating the General public and disseminating mental health services in Sri Lanka.
Vithanage M, Rajapaksha AU, Ahmad M, Shinogi Y, Kim KH, Kim G, Sik Ok Y. Biochar for waste management and environmental sustainability. In: Sustainable Solid Waste Management. ; 2016. pp. 273–291.
Vithanage M, Rajapaksha AU, Ahmad M, Shinogi Y, Kim KH, Kim G, Sik Ok Y. Biochar for waste management and environmental sustainability. In: Sustainable Solid Waste Management. ; 2016. pp. 273-291.
Weerasundara L, Nupearachchi CN, Kumarathilaka P, Seshadri B, Bolan N, Vithanage M. Bio-retention Systems for Storm Water Treatment and Management in Urban Systems. In: Phytoremediation. Springer International Publishing; 2016. pp. 175-200.
Wijesekara H, Bolan NS, Kumarathilaka P, Geekiyanage N, Kunhikrishnan A, Seshadri B, Saint C, Surapaneni A, Vithanage M. Biosolids Enhance Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation. In: Environmental Materials and Waste. ; 2016. pp. 45-71.
Subasinghe SMCUP, Hettiarachchi DS. Gyrinops walla: The Recently Discovered Agarwood-Producing Species in Sri Lanka. In: Agarwood: Science behind the fragrance. Singapore: Springer; 2016. pp. 89-101. Publisher's VersionAbstract
This chapter describes the morphology, distribution, wood anatomy, andvariations of agarwood resin contents and resin content of Gyrinops walla endemic to Sri Lanka. We revealed for the fi rst time, this species, which populates the lower elevations of the wet zone of Sri Lanka in 2012. More importantly, the recently identifi ed species possesses agarwood-producing ability, similar to other species in the Thymelaeaceae family. Before this scientifi c discovery, G. walla was considered a least valuable species due to the very low stem density. Not much is known about this forgotten species; we intend to unleash its full potential as a new economic commodity to this country.
Seneviratne M, Madawala S, Vithanage M. Heavy Metal Uptake and Tolerance Mechanisms of Serpentine Flora: Implications for Phytoremediation. In: Phytoremediation. Springer International Publishing; 2016. pp. 439-452.
Jayawardhana Y, Kumarathilaka P, Herath I, Vithanage M. Municipal Solid Waste Biochar for Prevention of Pollution From Landfill Leachate. In: Environmental materials and waste. ; 2016. pp. 117-148.
Weerasundara L, Vithanage M. Phytoremediation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Urban Atmospheric Deposition Using Bio-retention Systems. In: Phytoremediation. Springer International Publishing; 2016. pp. 91-115.
Bandara T, Vithanage M. Phytoremediation of Shooting Range Soils. In: Phytoremediation. Springer International Publishing; 2016. pp. 469-488.
Agricultural Insurance: Issues and Innovation. In: Policy Issues and Development . Colombo: , Stamford Lake Publication, Sri Lanka; 2015.
Gunarathne NAD. E-waste, an unnoticed threat or an opportunity?. In: e-waste Management in Sri Lanka. Department of Accounting, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka; 2015. pp. 1–4.
Vithanage M, Bhattacharya P. Fluoride in drinking water: health effects and remediation. In: CO2 Sequestration, Biofuels and Depollution. Springer International Publishing; 2015. pp. 105-151.
Gunarathne ADN. Fostering the adoption of environmental management with the help of accounting: An integrated framework. In: Social Audit Regulation. Springer International Publishing; 2015. pp. 301–324.