Miss . M. Laavanya (On Study Leave)

Lecturer (Probationary) in Nursing

Faculty of Health Sciences
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Lecturer (Probationary)

Anuradhapura Regional Center, Anuradhapura Regional Centre, Jayanthi Mawatha, Anuradhapura

Office: 252222871, Ext: Mobile: 771586957 Fax: 252225674

E-mail: mlaav@ou.ac.lk mohan.laavanya@gmail.com

Web: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laavanya-lokeesan-339616123/


  • Reading for PhD at the School of Public Health and Social Works, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology(QUT), Australia (July 2019 – Present).
  • Certificate in Teaching for Higher Education (CTHE), Open University of Sri Lanka (November 2017- July 2018).
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Special Degree), Faculty of Health-Care Sciences, Eastern University, Sri Lanka (October 2011 – December 2015)


  • Lecturer (Probationary) in Nursing in Regional Educational Services – Open University of SriLanka, Anuradhapura Regional Centre (November 2016 – Present)
  • Temporary Demonstrator – Department of Supplementary Health Sciences, Faculty of Health-Care Sciences, Eastern University, SriLanka (April 2016 – October 2016)


  • Registered Nurse at the Sri Lanka Nursing Council ( Registration Number: 14394)


Member :

  • Open University Teachers Association (OUTA)
  • Graduate Nurses Foundation of Sri Lanka (GNFSL)
Areas of Specialization:

Nursing (Critical Care Nursing)

Research interests:

Maternal and Child Health, Public Health Nutrition, Non Communicable Diseases




  • Graduate Nurses Foundation of SriLanka (GNFSL)
Programme Coordination:

Coordinating BSc.Nursing / B.Pharm/ B.MLS/ Bsc.Psychology and Counseling programmes at Anuradhapura Regional Centre

Course Coordination:

Courses conducting by visiting academics at Anuradhapura Regional Centre, OUSL



  • Queensland University of Technology Postgraduate Research Award (QUTPRA) (International) – 2019
  • Queensland University of Technology Higher Degree Research Tuition Fee Sponsorship (QUT- HDR Tuition Fee) – 2019


  • Laavanya ,M., Priyangani, T.R.A., Premachandra,W.M.C.M., Dahanaka, D.R.N.S., Sadeera, S.D.H., Josepha, J., Kartheepan, K., & Karthijekan, K.(2017). Factors associated with the nutritional status of adults in Batticaloa district. International Journal of Scientific Research Publications(IJSRP),3(7), 69-75. http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0917/ijsrp-p6912.pdf
  • Thuvaraka,S., Vijayanathan,S., Pakeerathy,M., Subathra,R., Laavanya,M., & Priyanthi,W.N.(2018). Challenges faced by nurses in implementation of nursing process in special units at  Teaching Hospital, Jaffna. International Journal of Science and Health Care Researches(IJSHR), 3 (1), 61- 64. DOI:inrein.com/10.4444/ijshr.1003/87
  • Karan,B., Mayuran,J., Niththiyananthasivam,V., Prasath,F., Laavanya,M., Deivy,T., & Priyanthi,W.N.(2018). Factors affecting the B.sc. Nursing education among Nurses at Teaching Hospital, Jaffna. International Journal of Research and Review, 5(5),10-14. DOI: inrein.com/10.4444/ijrr.1002/570
  • Thanushiya, K., Mayuran,P., Rizwan, M.L.M., Sutharshini, S., Laavanya, L., Sujendran, S., & Priyanthi, W.N.(2019). Factors influencing poor oral drug compliance among patients with Diabetes Mellitus. International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research, 4(1), 26-30. http://www.allscientificjournal.com/archives/2019/vol4/issue1/4-1-14
  • Lokeesan, V., & Laavanya, L. (2019). Self Medication Practices among Undergraduate Nursing Students. Int J Pharma Res Health Sci,7(1), 2894-98. DOI:10.21276/ijprhs.2019.01.07




  • Laavanya ,M., Premachandra,W.M.C.M., Priyangani, T.R.A., Sadeera, S.D.H.,Dahanaka, D.R.N.S., Josepha, J., Karthijekan, K., & Kartheepan, K.(2016). Prevalence and risk factors of overweight and obesity among adults in rural  areas in Batticaloa district. Full paper presentation, TRInCo 2016- 1st International Research Conference, Trincomalee Campus, Eastern University, SriLanka. Pp161- 165. ISBN 978-955-1443-84-9
  • Laavanya ,M., Sadeera, S.D.H., Priyangani, T.R.A., Dahanaka, D.R.N.S., Premachandra,W.M.C.M., Kartheepan, K., Karthijekan, K., & Josepha, J.(2016). Prevalence and risk factors of overweight and obesity among adults in urban areas in Batticaloa district. Abstract presentation, 3rd International Conference on Social Sciences (ICSS), Research Center for Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. Pp .35.
  • Laavanya ,M., Dahanaka, D.R.N.S., Sadeera, S.D.H., Priyangani, T.R.A., Premachandra,W.M.C.M., Karthijekan, K., Kartheepan, K., & Josepha, J.(2016). Prevalence and associated risk factors of overweight and obesity among adults in Batticaloa. Abstract presentation. International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences(IRCHSS)-2016. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. Pp.101.ISSN 2279 – 2309
  • Laavanya ,M., Premachandra,W.M.C.M.,  Dahanaka, D.R.N.S., Sadeera, S.D.H., Priyangani,T.R.A., Josepha, J., Kartheepan, K., & Karthijekan, K.(2016). Nutritional status and factors associated with weight distribution among adults in Batticaloa district. Abstract presentation, 17th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPRC), Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. Pp. 60-61.
  • Subathra,R.,Thuvaraka,S.,Pakeerathy,M.,Vijayanathan,S., Laavanya,M., & Priyanthi,W.N.(2017). Challenges for implementation of Nursing Process. Abstract Presentation. 4th International Research  Conference on  Multidisciplinary Approaches (iCMA). Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of  Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.Pp. 60-61.ISSN 2386 – 1509


Ongoing Research:
  • “Adherence to Breastfeeding supportive practices in Sri Lankan hospitals by mode of birth” – PhD thesis


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