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Addressing Intimate Partner Violence in Sri Lanka
Looking back: Moving forward

October 13, 2015
Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH)
Colombo, Sri Lanka 

Guest lecture 

Researching IPV in Sri Lanka: The transnational experience and the global context

March 18, 2015 

 Dr. Vathsala Jayasuriya-Illesinghe talked about the preliminary results focusing on the gaps in existing literature. 

This lecture was held at the Department of Community Medicine, University of Colombo and was organized by the Women’s Health Expert Committee of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. 


Research Staff Training Workshops

Workshop l: Resource persons 

Dr. Vathsala Jayasuriya-illesinghe, co-PI

Prof. Nalika Gunawardena, University of Colombo

Prof. S. Sivayogan, Univeristy of Sri Jayewardenepura

Dr. Mahesan Ganesan, NIMH 

Workshop ll: Resource persons  

Dr. Vathsala Jayasuriya-illesinghe

Prof. Gameela Samarasinghe,  University of Colombo

Ms. Sujatha Seneviratne,  Univeristy of Sri Jayewardenepura

Mrs. W.M. Ariyaseeli, School of Nursing, SriJayewardenepura

The workshops were aimed at research staff 

capacity building; to help them understand the importance of their role and equip them with the tools and skills required for field work. 

Poster Presentation 

Faculty Achievement and Year End Celebration

Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University 

April 2, 2015

Sally Horsfall Eaton Centre Atrium, Ryerson University, Toronto

The Faculty of Community Services (FCS) is focused on highlighting the research work and collaborations that FCS faculty have with other researchers internal and external to the Ryerson community. The purpose of the celebration was to recognize the achievement of faculty members in making positive impacts locally and internationally. Truly, the research which arises from the passion and dedication of those a part of the Ryerson community makes this event, not only a testament to the power of motivation, but a celebration of humanity's long-term progress.

Prof. Sepali Guruge and Dr. Vathsala Jayasuriya-Illesinghe can be seen presenting from the research in addressing intimate partner violence (IPV) in Sri Lanka.  The poster is a visual representation of research strategies, methods of data synthesis used as well as a summary of the findings. 

Knowledge Sharing Forum

October 13, 2015 

Sri Lanka 

Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Stakeholders Meeting

October 14, 2015 

Sri Lanka 

Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Policy Makers Meeting 

December 16, 2015 

Sri Lanka 

Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Stakeholders forum  in Toronto

January, 2016

Sears Atrium, Ryerson university, Toronto

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