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Ms. S. Kayanan

BScHons (Env Sc) (Jaffna), MPhil (Peradeniya)

Senior Lecturer Gr. II



Life Cycle Assessment, Solid Waste Management

Academic Records
  • MPhil in Environmental Science (Peradeniya) 
  • BScHons in Environmental Science (Jaffna, Sri Lanka)
Admin Roles

Undergraduate Teaching

  • ENS3143 Solid Waste Management
  • ENS2172 Sustainable Development for Environment
  • ENS3132 Environmental Policies and Law
  • ENS3222 Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Audit
  • ENS4122 Cleaner Production

Full papers

  • Kayanan, S. and Basnayake, B.F.A. (2021) ‘Development of Evidence-Based Informative and Interactive Database (EBIID) for Vavuniya Solid Waste Management System in Sri Lanka’. Proceedings Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE) 2021, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka: University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka, p83.
  • Wijesinghe, W.A.N.J., Nanthakumaran, A. and Kayanan, S. (2017) ‘Socio economic determinants of solid waste generation at household level within the Urban Council Limits of Vavuniya’. 4th annual research symposium on Social Sciences and Humanities, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 20th December 2017, pp143-146.
  • Nanthakumaran, A., Kayanan, S. and Kishoran, S. (2016) ‘Pollution Reduction Potential of Subsurface Flow Constructed Wetland System’. Proceeding of 6th International Symposium 2016, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, 20th and 21st December, 2016, pp181-186
  • Nanthakumaran, A. and Kayanan, S. (2015) ‘Phytoremediation potential of three grass spp. in a constructed wetland system’. 5thInternational Symposium-2015, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, 7th and 8thDecember, 2015, pp167-169.
  • Nanthakumaran, A. and Sobana, K. (2013) ‘Analysis of Carbon: Nitrogen ratio of market waste compost’. Annual Academic Session -2013 Open University of Sri Lanka,27th-28thNovember, 2013. pp415 -416.

Published abstracts

  • Kayanan, S. and Basnayake, B.F.A. (2020) ‘Solid Waste Management Issues within Vavuniya Urban Council Limits’. Proceedings of the Postgraduate Institute of Science Research Congress, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 2020, 26th – 28th November 2020,p3.
  • Kumarasinghe, M.A.N., Nanthakumaran, A. and Kayanan, S. (2018) ‘Pesticide Use and Health Behaviour of Farmers in Rajanganaya’. Social Sciences & Humanities (IRSSSH) 2018, Towards Sustainable Future. International Research Symposium Proceedings of National Centre for Advanced Studies and Social Sciences, Sri Lanka, 13th – 14th December, 2018, p4.
  • Kanthasamy, S. and Nanthakumaran, A. (2012) ‘Household willingness to pay for improved solid waste management services within the Urban Council (UC) limits of Vavuniya’. Proceeding of 17thinternational Forestry and Environment Symposium- 2012 of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Services, University of Sri Jayawardenepura Sri Lanka, 16th – 17thNovember, 2012, p49.
  • Kanthasamy, S. and Nanthakumaran, A.(2012) ‘Existing coastal zone vegetation and expected coastal inundation areas in Jaffna district’. The first international conference on Oceanography in the Bay of Bengal, Colombo , Sri Lanka, November 28- 29, 2012, P27.
  • Sobana, K. and Nanthakumaran, A.(2012) ‘Assessment of Existing Solid Waste Management practices within the Urban Council limit of Vavuniya’. Proceeding of International Symposium on Agriculture and Environment 2012, University of Ruhunu,29th November 2012, p345