Activities

 

Population Association of Sri Lanka (PASL) 24th Council 

 

Guest lecture on COVID- 19 Pandemic: Preparedness for Breathing Challenge through Yogic Pranayama 

A series of guest lectures are planned to conduct by the 24th Council of the Population Association of Sri Lanka (PASL) while earmarking the 25th Anniversary of the PASL (2017-2022) under the broad theme of "Population in Focus: Advancing Knowledge & Building Connections". The first guest lecture of the series was conducted virtually through zoom on the 2nd of October by Dr.(Mrs.) M.W.S.J. Kumari, Senior Lecturer of the Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo on “COVID- 19 Pandemic: Preparedness for Breathing Challenge through Yogic Pranayama”. The recording of the lecture can be obtained from the given link below.

https://www.facebook.com/pasl2016/videos/604564813903540


 

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Population Association of Sri Lanka (PASL) 23rd Council 

Webinar on Emerging population issues in the context of COVID-19 pandemic”.

The 23rd Council of the Population Association of Sri Lanka (PASL) host the webinar on “Emerging population issues in the context of COVID-19 pandemic”. 0n 25 July 2021 via Zoom.

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Guest lecture on Protection from COVID-19: An Ayurvedic Approach 

Dr. (Ms.) M. W. S. J. KumariSenior Lecturer of Ayurveda at the Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo was the guest speaker of the event and more than 150 participants were joined for this event. Guest lecture was held on 9th June 2021 via zoom platform. 

 

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A FORUM FOR PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING ONLINE

This video series is an attempt to make the PASL membership aware of different organizations and institutes that collect reliable demographic and related data, and the different types of data collected by these organizations which can be used for demographic research and policy planning.

Video Session 1:

Introduction to demographic data sources by Professor K.A.P. Siddhisena, Emeritus Professor of Demography, University of Colombo

 

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Video Session 2:

Data from the Department of Census and Statistics by Dr. Indu Bandara, former Director General - Department of Census and Statistics

 

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Video Session 3:

Data from the Ministry of Health by Ms. Ms.M.M Darshani,Senior Statistician, Medical Statistics Unit, Ministry of Health

 

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Video Session 4:

Data from the Department of Register General by Mr. K.S.L.R. Senadeera, Deputy Director, Vital Statistics Unit, Department of Register Genaral

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Population Association of Sri Lanka (PASL) 22nd PASL Council 

       Inauguration of the Twenty First Annual Scientific Sessions of the PASL 

       Twenty first Annual Scientific Sessions

 

  • Annual sessions 2010

  • Organization of special lecture series on population and related issues in all three mediums for university students.

  • Publishing an annual refereed journal named Sri Lanka Journal of Population Studies – Volumes 1 to 16 have been published already.

  • Publishing a monograph on ageing in Sri Lanka

  • Organization of public lecture series.

  • PASL newsletter (bi-annually)  

  • Offering special awards to eminent scholars who made distinguished contribution

  • to the field of population by way of research and studies accomplished by them.     

  • Conducting young talent competition in the field of population/demography

  • Conducting training programmes for university personnel and public sector personnel in the field of population/demography

  • Organizing annual sessions accompanied by annual general meetings

  • Organizing workshops on population issues

  • Special Events

 

Annual sessions

PASL – 2018/2019

Annual Scientific Sessions

Twentieth Annual Scientific Sessions of the PASL were successfully held at the Department of Demography, University of Colombo on 9th June 2018. The sessions were under four themes with eleven presentations. Inauguration ceremony of the Scientific Sessions was addressed by the President of the PASL-Mr. Wimal Nanayakkara, Keynote Speaker-Senior Professor Lakshman Dissanayake, Vice Chancellor, University of Colombo, Guest of Honour-Ms. Ritsu Nacken, UNFPA Country Representative of Sri Lanka and Chief Guest-Professor Ananda Jayawardane, Director General, National Science Foundation. The Scientific Sessions concluded with interactive panel discussions.

 

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Organization of special lecture series on population and related issues in all three mediums for university students.
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