Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Colombo Branch Office
Applications are solicited for the Chair of Sri Lankan Studies, at the SAI for the Summer Semester 2020 (April to September).
Please find more information here.
Talk in Heidelberg: Voices of Peace in Sri Lanka: They were just like us
11th November, 2019, 8 pm
in cooperation with DAI
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Belinda Cassandra Wise

Position: Branch Office Manager of SAI, Colombo

Curriculum Vitae

Prior to joining SAI: Worked as a Research Assistant at the Social Policy Analysis and Research Center (SPARC), University of Colombo. Involved in a project titled “Challenges of Municipal Solid Waste Management: Learning from post-crisis governance initiatives in South Asia”

Graduated in 2019 (February) with a Second Upper class, specializing in Sociology.


  • Classical, Neo-Classical and Contemporary Sociological theory
  • Research Methodology
  • Sociology of Medicine
  • Sociology of Development
  • Sociology of Industry and Formal Organizations
  • Contemporary Social Issues
  • Violence and Conflict related Psychological issues
  • Sociology of Development

Dissertation title : An Exploratory Study of Online Interaction and Presentation of Self on Facebook. Also studied International Relations and Demography as minors in University of Colombo.

Future academic endeavors: Masters in Sociology –January 2020

Recent Publications:

An analysis of gastritis as a current morbidity- 6th Annual research Symposium

Abstracts (Submitted as joint papers)

Exploring how victims of natural disasters (floods) get conditioned to repetitive disaster risks in Ratnapura District – Submitted to the 9 th International Conference on Building Resilience, January 2020.

Identifying the influence of Dominant political parties in the patterns of voting behavior of University undergraduates: A case of University of Colombo- Annual research symposium 2019 organized by Election Commission of Sri Lanka (ARSECSL 2019).

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