Publications by Type: Book Chapter

2015
Herath I, Vithanage M. Phytoremediation in constructed wetlands. In: Phytoremediation. Springer International Publishing; 2015. pp. 243-263.
A Short note on the Indian Background of Sinhala Song
Tilakasiri P. A Short note on the Indian Background of Sinhala Song. In: Shruti Laya. Varanasi: Kala Prakashan; 2015. pp. 67-72.
2014
Lakshman RWD, Perera S, Sangasumana RP. The Children Left Behind by International Migrants from Sri Lanka: Victims or Beneficiaries of Globalization?. In: Child and Youth Migration. Springer; 2014. pp. 162–185.
Dantanarayana G, Wickramage C, Jayaweera P. Goal Oriented Value Object Classification for Healthcare Service Development. In: Service Science and Knowledge Innovation. Springer Berlin Heidelberg; 2014. pp. 135–144.
Vithanage M, Wijesekara SSRMDHR, Siriwardana AR, Mayakaduwa SS, Sik Ok Y. Management of municipal solid waste landfill leachate: a global environmental issue. In: Environmental Deterioration and Human Health. Springer Netherlands; 2014. pp. 263-288.
2013
Nahallage CAD, Huffman MA. Macaque–Human Interactions in Past and Present-Day Sri Lanka. In: The Macaque Connection. Springer New York; 2013. pp. 135-148.
2012
Dabrowska BB, Vithanage M, Gunaratna KR, Mukherjee AB, Bhattacharya P. Bioremediation of arsenic in contaminated terrestrial and aquatic environments. In: Environmental chemistry for a sustainable world. Springer Netherlands; 2012. pp. 475-509.
2011
Jayathilake C. Classroom Interactional Feedback: A True Facilitator in Second Language Learning?. In: Language and Literature: ELT Across the Boarders (Edis. H.S. Chandalia & G.K. Sukhwal). New Delhi: Creative Books; 2011.
Jayathilake C. Classroom Interactional Feedback: A True Facilitator in Second Language Learning?. In: Language and Literature: ELT Across the Boarders (Edis. H.S. Chandalia & G.K. Sukhwal) ISBN 81-8043-085-5. New Delhi: Creative Books; 2011. pp. 318-348.
Ranaweera WVPH. Contribution Made by Ballerinas in Western Ballet. In: Narthana Gaveshi . Colombo: Ministry of cultural Affairs; 2011.
Edirippulige S, Marasinghe R, Maon SN, Fujisawa. Y. The Impact of Telehealth on the Healthcare Workforce: A Global Perspective. In: Human Resources in Healthcare, Health Informatics and Healthcare Systems. Human Resources in Healthcare, Health Informatics and Healthcare Systems. IGI Global, 2011. 180-192. Web. 9 Jun. 2017. ; 2011. pp. 180-192. . Publisher's VersionAbstract
he pressures on the health workforce have a profound impact on the quality of care. The solution to health workforce issues is a global concern and governments and health systems around the world are seeking solutions to the problems of worker shortages and access to health services. Education and training of more doctors, nurses, and other health professionals require long-term policy changes, funding, and infrastructure development. Telehealth has been identified as an alternative solution to address some of these critical issues and this chapter outlines the potential of telehealth to address some challenges facing the health workforce. The discussion will provide evidence for feasible and effective adoption of telehealth solutions.
Marasinghe R, Edirippulige S. Telenursing in Aged-Care: Systematic Evidence of Practice. In: Intelligent Technologies for Bridging the Grey Digital Divide. IGI Global; 2011. pp. 269-281. Publisher's VersionAbstract
The rapidly growing aged population is challenging conventional methods of care provision. Global ageing, combined with other challenges, has compelled health systems to explore new methods for providing health care. Telenursing, providing nursing care at a distance using new technologies, is identified as one alternative. The lack of evidence for the effectiveness of telenursing in aged care is a drawback for its wider use. The aim of this chapter is to review the evidence of randomised controlled trials (RCT) in geriatric telenursing practices. We performed a systematic literature review using the Ovid Medline and Pubmed databases on telenursing. A total of 62 articles were retrieved and 18 studies were selected for comprehensive analysis. The review found that the RCTs were conducted in different areas of geriatric telenursing and various information and communication technologies (ICT) were used in the interventions. Although robust evidence, based on RCTs in aged care telenursing is yet to emerge, the majority of current studies suggest that telenursing is an effective tool.
David S, Vithanage M, de Fraiture C, Faures JM, Finlayson M, Gordon L, Molle F, Peden D, Stentiford D. Water availability and its use in agriculture. In: ; 2011.
2010
Marasinghe. R, Edirippulige S. Applicability of Transformative Learning Theory in E-Health Teaching. In: Transformative Learning and Online Education: Aesthetics, Dimensions and Concepts. . IGI Global; 2010. pp. 374-385. Publisher's VersionAbstract
The use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in health/medical practices is widely known as e-Health. Evidence suggests that the use of e-Health offers new opportunities for effective clinical practices, time and cost savings for patients, doctors and health services. However, the lack of appropriate education and training opportunities is considered to be a main barrier to provide necessary knowledge and skills in e-Health. Practice of e-Health demands rethink of the existing frames of reference and the adoption of new frames of reference in health and medical practice. Resistance to such change is an obvious challenge. Carefully designed education programs are the key to address this challenge. This chapter shares the experience of adopting key tenets of transformative learning theory in designing, developing and delivering e-Health teaching at the University of Queensland Centre for Online Health in Australia.
Balangoda man and Vadda people (in Sinhala). In Vaddi Jana Urumaya (in Sinhala), (eds) Gunawardene, P. and Adikari, G. In: Vaddi Jana Urumaya (in Sinhala). Colombo: Neptune publication, Sri Lanka; 2010. pp. 321-323.
Huffman MA, Leca J-B, Nahallage CAD. Cultured Japanese macaques: a multidisciplinary approach to stone handling behavior and its implications for the evolution of behavioral tradition in nonhuman primates. In: The Japanese Macaques. Springer Japan; 2010. pp. 191-219.
2009
N KWSPY, G YS, M PM, G A. Human Fossils found in Bellan-bandi Palassa prehistoric site (in Sinhala). In: Anthropology – Introduction. Colombo: Godage Publication; 2009. pp. 151-161.
Illangasekare T, Obeysekera J, Hyndman D, Perera L, Vithanage M, Gunatilaka A. Impacts of The 2004 Tsunami and Subsequent Water Restorations Actions in Sri Lanka. In: Decision Support for Natural Disasters and Intentional Threats to Water Security. Springer, Dordrecht; 2009. pp. 3-28.
Vithanage M, Mahatantila K, Chandrajith R, Weerasooriya R. Natural red earth: an effective sorbent for arsenic removal from Sri Lanka. In: Natural Arsenic in Ground Waters of Latin America (Arsenic in the environment). CRC press; 2009.
2008
Jayaweera PM. Chapter 4Value and Intention Based Information Systems Engineering. In: Information Systems Engineering: From Data Analysis to Process Networks. 1st ed. IGI Publishing; 2008. pp. 66-96. Publisher's VersionAbstract
In order to cope with increasingly complex business and IT environments, organisations need effective instruments for managing their knowledge about these environments. Essential among these instruments are models, i.e. representations of aspects of reality including the domain of work, the processes, and their context. Models come in a variety of forms, formal or informal; describing static or dynamic aspects; representing agents, data, goals, processes, or resources; focusing on business or IT aspects. A major question is how to organise and relate the different models that are needed for representing and visualising enterprises and their environments, and this issue has been addressed within the area of enterprise architecture. In this chapter, we propose a light-weight enterprise architecture framework based on linguistic theories and organizational metaphors. The concepts and entities of an organization are categorized into three groups concerning resources and resource exchanges, contracts and commitments, and authorities and roles. The activities and processes in organizations are divided into three levels based on how they affect physical, communicative and social aspects of organizations.

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