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Dr. Sarah Lawson Welsh
(Keynote Speaker)
Associate Professor
School of Humanities, Religion and Philosophy
York St John University
United Kingdom
I take great pleasure in inviting the community of research scientists, academics and postgraduate students to participate in the South-Asia Conference on Multidisciplinary Research (SAMR’18) to be held on 05th - 06th October 2018 Colombo, Sri Lanka. It has been a real honour and privilege given to me by the SAMR’18 organizing committee to serve as the Chair of this conference. We hope to have more than 100 participants from 18 countries. The International Research and Development Institution (TIRDI) has brought together a rich diversity of scientists from various universities and industries to share ideas and new perspectives on a wide range of topics related to Multidisciplinary Research.

The conference focuses on many areas through six (6) conference tracks of various subjects and Keynotes Speeches, Invited Talks, and Technical Programs. The conference will be organized by the professional international organizing committee at TIRDI. There will be a significant participation by researchers from local universities and industrial organizations and the potential for collaboration and cross fertilization across borders would be substantial at this international conference.

As the Chair of the conference I am requesting to submit your valuable abstract and participate in the SAMR’18, selected papers from the conference will be published after peer reviewing. I am confident that these experienced international organizers, TIRDI will make the SAMR’18 an unforgettable event for all the participants. Finally, I am inviting you to join this most enjoyable gathering of scientists belonging to the universities and industries from many countries across the globe to get the immense benefits in the Multidisciplinary research field.

Prof. T. S. G Peiris
Conference Chair (SAMR’18)
Head of Mathematics Department,
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
(Statistical Advisor at HARTI)
Chair’s Message

Welcome to the South Asia Conference on Multidisciplinary Research (SAMR’18)
International Scientific Committee

•   Prof. T.S.G. Peiris (Sri Lanka)

•   Prof. Solehah Ishak (Malaysia)

•   Prof. Thaiyamuthu Thanaraj (Sri Lanka)

•   Prof. Dejo Olowu (Nigeria)

•   Prof. N.R. Abeynayake (Sri Lanka)

•   Prof. Masarrat Haseeb (India)

•   Prof. Mario C. Nierras (Philippines)

•   Assoc. Prof. Sarah Lawson Welsh (UK)

•   Dr. J.M.K.J.K. Premarathna (Sri Lanka)

•   Dr. C. J. Aluthgama Baduge (UK)

•   Dr. Sunethra Kankanamge (Sri Lanka)

•   Dr. Puji Lestari (Indonesia)

•   Dr. Ayesha Wickramasinghe (Sri Lanka)

•   Dr. Ira Wirasari (Indonesia)
Keynote Speakers
Prof. T. S. G Peiris
(Conference Chair)
Head of Mathematics Department
University of Moratuwa
Sri Lanka
Prof. T.S.G. Peiris is currently the Professor in Applied Statistics, University of Moratuwa and the Head of the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa. He has more than 35 years’ experience in Applied Statistics and made a significant contribution to Sri Lanka in the field of Applied Statistics.

He has published about 50 research papers in international and national refereed journals and around 50 conference proceedings in both local and international. He was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA during August to October in 2015. He has a diverse research portfolio that includes Regression Analysis, Applied Multivariate Techniques, Time Series Analysis and Climate Change Analysis.
Dr. Sarah Lawson Welsh is an Associate Professor in School of Humanities, Philosophy & Religion of York St John University, United Kingdom. She teaches students in undergraduate and postgraduate level in York St John University (twice: 1992-97 and 2005 to the present). Previously she worked in the Department of English Literature at University of Hull, School of Arts at University of Kent and Centre for Caribbean Studies at University of Warwick.

She gained a first-class degree in English & American Literature at the University of Kent in 1987. She was one of the first to graduate from the Centre for Caribbean Studies at the University of Warwick in 1991 with a PhD in Caribbean Studies (Language and Literature of the Anglophone Caribbean). She has done several researches in the Caribbean and guest lectured abroad for Universities and the British Council on topics relating to Black British and Caribbean literatures and culture.

Her main research interests are in contemporary postcolonial writing and cultures, especially Caribbean, Black British and women’s writing, Food studies and also interests in postcolonial pedagogies. She is also a founder member and Associate Editor of Journal of Postcolonial Writing (formerly World Literature Written in English), Taylor & Francis.
Advisory Board
Prof. Solehah Ishak
Head of Post Graduate Program
University Technology MARA
Puncak Perdana Campus
Prof. Dejo Olowu
Dean School of Law
American University of Nigeria
Dr C. J. Aluthgama Baduge
University of Derby
United Kingdom
Prof. T. Thanaraj
(Keynote Speaker)
Dean Faculty of Education
Horizon Campus
Sri Lanka
Prof. T. Thanaraj is the Dean of Faculty of Education, Horizon Campus, Malabe, Sri Lanka. He has long experience in the field of education and had also worked at the Ministry of Education, National Institute of Education and the Open University of Sri Lanka. He has participated in many national and international workshops and conferences and also has published in local and international journals. He is involved in research activities in teacher education, education management and language teaching.
Prof. N.R. Abeynayake graduated from the University of Peradeniya with a B.Sc. (Agriculture) majoring in Statistics with Second Class upper division. She obtained M. Sc. in Applied Statistics from the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya. She obtained her PhD from Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute in New Delhi. She is former Head of the Department of Agribusiness Management, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka and Immediate Past President of the Institute of Applied Statistics, Sri Lanka (IASSL)
Prof. N.R. Abeynayake
(Keynote Speaker)
Head of Agribusiness Management Department
University of Wayamba
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