Publications by Type: Journal Article

2016
Wickramasinghe LS, Subasinghe SMCUP, Ranwala SMW. Spatial and Temporal Changes of the Green Cover of Colombo City in Sri Lanka from 1956 to 2010. Journal of Environmental Professionals Sri Lanka [Internet]. 2016;5(1):53-66. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Colombo city, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka and also a popular touristdestination is currently under a redesigning program coupled with landscapingactivities. Therefore it is important to investigate the spatial distribution of thegreen cover and its change over the time so that the findings can effectively be used to identify priority areas for restoring and revitalizing the greenery of the city. This study was conducted on mapping the green cover in all 47 wards of Colombo city for the years 1956, 1982, 2001 and 2010 by analyzing aerial photographs and IKONOS maps using Geographic Information Systems. Investigations were further extended to identify the vegetation cover% and its change in each ward during the 54 year study period. According to the results, the green cover of Colombo city declined from 35.67% to 22.23% from 1956 to 2010. In 2010, the highest green cover (49.65%) was reported in Narahenpita and only three other wards (Kirillipone, Cinnamon Gardens, and Thimbirigasyaya) had green cover over 30% of the total land extent. In contrast, the green cover was less than 10% for ten wards, i.e., Kochchikade North, Kochchikade South, Grandpas North, Masangasweediya, Panchikawatte, Fort, Gintupitiya, New Bazaar, Maligawatte, and Aluthkade East. Under the current redesigning plans, those ten wards should be given the priority to increase the green cover to re-establish a healthy environment. Expansion of built-up areas and road network can be surmised as major reasons for the gradual reduction of green cover in Colombo city.
Madurya Adikaram, Pitawala A, Ishiga H, aham Jayawardana. Spatial distribution, enrichment, and source of environmentally important elements in Batticaloa lagoon, Sri Lanka. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 2016.
Ekanayake S. Sri Lankan Foods: Glycaemic indices and physico-chemical factors affecting the glycaemic indices. Red. 2016;4:7–5.
Nahallage CAD, Leca J-B, Huffman MA. Stone handling, an object play behaviour in macaques: welfare and neurological health implications of a bio-culturally driven tradition. Brill. 2016.
Dilrukshi PAD, Nirmanamali HDIM, Lanel GHJ, Samarakoon MASC. A Strategy to Reduce the Waiting Time at the Outpatient Department of the National Hospital in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications [Internet]. 2016;6(2):281–287. Publisher's Version
Dhanapala WM. A Study on the Impacts of Religious Response to the Repercussions of War: Revival of Buddhist Culture and Religiosity in Contemporary Sri Lanka. Journal of International Buddhist Studies (JIBS). 2016;7:21–32.
Vidanapathirana M, Ruwanpura RP, Amararatne SRRG. Sudden death of a middle-aged man with an artificial vagina in situ. International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research. 2016;6:287.
Jayawardana D. TAPHONOMY OF RECENT BURROWS FROM EASTERN COAST, SRI LANKA. Journal of Geological Society of Sri Lanka. 2016.
Y. Anuradha Iddagoda OHHDNP, Gunawardana KD. Towards a Conceptualization and an Operationalization of the Construct of Employee Engagement. International Business Research. 2016;9:85–98.
Iddagoda AY, Opatha HHDNP, Gunawardana KD. Towards a Conceptualization and an Operationalization of the Construct of Employee Engagement. International Business Research. 2016;9:85.
Senavirathna RMISK, Ekanayake S, Jansz ER. Traditional and novel foods from indigenous flours: nutritional quality, glycaemic response and potential use in food industry. Starch-Stärke. 2016.
Shin-ichi N, Nobuyoshi I, Pathmalal M, Zen'ichiro K. Trophic roles of heterotrophic nanoflagellates and ciliates among planktonic organisms in a hypereutrophic pond. 2016.
Lohitharajah J, Malavige GN, Arembepola C, Wanigasinghe J, Gamage R, Gunaratne P, Ratnayake P, Chang T. Viral aetiologies of acute encephalitis in a hospital-based population in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2016:444.
Gunethilake KMTB, Vidanapathirana M. Water monitors; implications in forensic death investigations. Medico-Legal Journal of Sri Lanka. 2016;4.
කලාව හා සමාජවිද්‍යාව සමාජ ප්‍රගමනයට සිදුකරනු ලබන කාර්යභාරය පිළිබඳ අධ්‍යයනයක්. Journal of Buddhist Culture, Department of Buddhist Culture, Faculty of Buddhist Studies, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. 2016;1.
Wijekoon WAS. පෙර අපර දෙදිග මනෝවිද්‍යාත්මක ඉගැන්වීම් පිලිබඳ තුලනාත්මක අධ්‍යයනයක්. VIDYODAYA Journal of Buddhist Studies, Department of Pali and Buddhist studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayawrdenepura. 2016;05(II).
2015
Meegama RGN, Punchimudiyanse M. 3D Animation framework for sign language. 2015.
Chandrakumara DPS. ACHIEVEMENTS IN HUMAN CAPITAL FORMATION IN SRI LANKA. Sri Lanka Journal of Business Economics. 2015;3.
Niroshika A, Meegama RGN, Lokupitiya RS, Kannangara DKS. Active Contours with Prior Corner Detection to Extract Discontinuous Boundaries of Anatomical Structures in X-ray Images. IET Image Processing [Internet]. 2015;9(3):202-210. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Active contours are a form of curves that deforms according to an energy minimising function and are widely used in computer vision and image processing applications to extract features of interests from raw images acquired using an image capturing device. One of the major limitations in active contours is its inability to converge accurately when the object of interest exhibits sharp corners. In this paper, a new technique of active contour model to extract boundaries of objects having sharp corners is presented. By incorporating a priori knowledge of significant corners of the object into the deforming contour, the proposed active contour is able to deform towards the boundaries of the object without surpassing the corners. The ability of the new technique to accurately extract features of interest of anatomical structures in medical X-ray images having sharp corners is demonstrated. 
b Jayasiri, N. K. a GDKDP. ADOPTION OF INTERNET BANKING IN SRI LANKA: AN EXTENSION TO TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTANCE MODEL. First Asia Pacific Conference on Contemporary Research (APCCR-2015). 2015;1.

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