Mrs. M.N. Vineeshiya

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)

BA (SUSL), MA ( Colombo), PhD- Reading ( Peradeniya)

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Central Campus, Department of Social Studies,Faculty of HSS, Room 12, 2nd Floor, Faculty of HSS, OUSL, Nawala

Office: +94 (0)11 2853777, Ext: 2407


Nimali Vineeshiya is a Senior Lecturer (II) in the Department of Social Studies at the Open University of Sri Lanka. She completed her sociology and anthropology special degree in English medium at the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Then she obtained her Masters in Sociology from the University of Colombo in 2017. Prior to joining the OUSL, she served as a Visiting Lecturer in Sociology in the Department of Social Sciences at Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Subsequently, she was appointed as a Lecturer (Temporary) in 2010 and she continued in the said position till 2016. In addition, she worked as a Visiting Lecturer in the External Degree Programmes and Extention Services Unit of the same university. In addition, she served as a student counselor for Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

And she was engaged in research work with different organizations like Transparency International Sri Lanka, Free Media Movement, National Secretariat for Media Reforms (NSMR), National Building Research Organization (NBRO) Sri Lanka, and collaboration with Vanderbilt University’s institute for Energy and Environment. And in her school age she was able to achieve 1st and 2nd places (all island )  “Music and Drama Competitions” from 1998–2004 as an oriental music violin player. She was awarded the annual grant of scholarship by the Sri Lanka Agonshu friendship foundation from 1996 to 2004. She enjoys volunteering, traveling, playing instruments, and vlogging with her daughter in her free time.

Areas of Specialization:

Environmental Sociology, Urban Sociology, Development Sociology, Sociology of Sexuality sociology of entrepreneurship, Sociology of Work and Organization, Military Sociology, Action Sociology

Research interests:

Gender Studies, urban studies, Rural Studies, family and marriage, waste management, social policy and social development, work and work organization, social psychological studies, Applied Social Research


Reviewer for Management of Environmental Quality- an International Journal. Emerald Insights. ISSN 1477-7835

Reviewer for International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS), ISSN No. 2454-6186

Member of Sociology Alumina Association University of Colombo

Programme Coordination:




My ongoing sociological research focuses on how slacktivism effect on ethical purchasing habitts of online environmental activities Sri Lanka. This research is framed in to understand the environmental slacktivism in Sri Lanka and how far it directed towards environmental sustainability discourses in the country.  

My previous research work focuses on participatory aspects of solid waste management and it analyzed how community participation can effectively use in handling solid waste among the urban and sub-urban communities in Sri Lanka

Research Supervisions:

Attended in supervision of undergraduate’s dissertations for four academic years of the department of Social sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.


Mahees M.T.M & Vineeshiya, M.N (2020) Model of rational participation; A case study of solid waste management process of urban communities in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Innovative Research and Knowledge (IJIRK) (Full paper) ISSN: 2213-1356

Vineeshiya, M.N. & Mahees M.T.M 2020. Political ecological analysis of solid waste disposal in Sri Lanka; A Content Analysis of Newspaper Articles, International Journal of Education and Research (Forth coming).

Vineeshiya, M.N. & Mahees M.T.M 2019. Environmental attitudes and discourses of community participation in solid waste management. International Educational Applied Research Journal. IEARJ ( E-ISSN: 2456-6713) (Full paper)

Vineeshiya, M.N. 2018, solid waste management through effective community participation. Sri Lanka Institute of Local Governance. (Full paper)

Vineeshiyam M.N. 2017. Jeewavidyathmaka Lingikathwaye Samaja Nirmithaya” Social construction of Human Sexuality. Akyana (Narrations) Centre for Indigenous Knowledge and Community . Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. (Full paper)

Vineeshiya, M.N. & Mahees M.T.M 2016 “Gender Perspective of Community Participation in Solid Waste Management; a case of Balangoda urban council Sri Lanka. 7th international conference on sustainable build environment. (Full paper)

Vineeshiya, M.N. 2016, “watukara Stiyage Deshapalana Niyojanaya Pilibanda Samaja Vidyathmaka Wimarshanayak” Political participation of women in plantation sector. Sri Lanka Institute of Local Governance. (Full paper)

Vineeshiya, M.N. 2010, “Madyama Panthika Paul sansthawa Kerehi wana Rupavahiniye balapema” Television impact on Middle class family. Sabaragamuwa University Shasthreeya Sangrahaya. (Full paper)


Abstracts Presented at National/International Conferences:

Vineeshiya, M.N. 2010, “The Impact of Television on Sri Lankan Middle Class Family Unit: A Sociological Study” Insym. 3rd International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Pradeep, K.G. &Vineeshiya, M.N. 2011, “Women Contribution in Garbage  Management inside the Family unit” 4th national geography conference, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.

Priyanthi, P.M.T.S & Vineeshiya, M.N. 2012, “A sociological study of street dwellers and the process of rehabilitation” Insym. 4th International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Vineeshiya, M.N,Rathnayake, H.2012. Impact of sexually related internet usage on altering attitudes of youth (A social-psychological study with special reference to university students). RASSL. 5th Annual Research Conference, Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka.

 Amarasiri K.L.A, Vineeshiya, M.N. 2012, “A Sociological study on socio economic and cultural changes of Tsunami resettlers” IRCHS. First International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences. University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.


Jayasuriya  S.H.L.S, Vineeshiya, M.N. 2014. A Sociological Study on Social Attitude towards Divorced Women. First annual research session of social sciences and languages. Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Godage N. Vineeshiya, M.N. 2014. A sociological study on social attitude towards the soldier in post war context of Sri Lanka. First annual research session of social sciences and languages. Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Jayasooriya S.H.L.H, Vineeshiya, M.N. 2014 A Sociological Study on Social Attitude towards Divorced Women. 14th National Convention on Women Studies. Center for women Research (CENWOR) (Full paper)



Books/ Book chapters and other Publications:

Mahees M.T.M & Vineeshiya, M.N, Thennakoon D.R (2021). Historical Analysis of Human-Elephant conflict of Sri Lanka; An Envionmnetal Sociological Review. Baththaramulla. Sameera Publishers.   (Forth coming)

Vineeshiya, M.N,2021, “Sri Lankawe kelikasala arbudaya; Samaja Sanskrutika pethikada pilibanda Wimasumak” In book Social Problems [ed MTM Mahees], Baththaramulla. Sameera Publishers.  

Jayaprsad W.M.J and Vineeshiya M.N. Introduction to Social Problems. Gimhara Publishers (Forth coming)

Vineeshiya, M.N., , 2017. Kasala Kalamanakaranaye Balangoda Adarshaya. Desathiya News Megazine. October 2017.

Vineeshiya, M.N,2010, Why the knowledge of Sociology is Important in studying Military? Article for the annual publication of the Military Academy Diyathalawa – TORCH 2010

Vineeshiya, M.N. 2010, “Sabaragamu perani ahara sanskruthiya”old food culture in Sabaragamuwa. “sabargamu Urumayn”.Centre for Indigenous community studies, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Vineeshiya, M.N. 2010, Adyathana Samaja Viparyasa Hamuwe Abiyogayata Laku Paramparika Vedi jana Ahara ratawa” veddha’s food culture challenged by contemporary social changes “sabargamu Urumayn”. Centre for Indigenous community studies, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Vineeshiya, M.N,2013, “Patron Client Relationship” In book Political Sociology [ed Handaragama Saman], Baththaramulla. Sameera Publishers.

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