Research Degree Programs

Department of Statistics & Computer Science conducts the following research degree programs.

Currently executing research degree programs

MPhil Degree in Statistics

Optimal Village Planning and Management
Research Team:
  • Supervisors:
              Dr. D.D.M. Jayasundara
              Dr. N.V. Chandrasekara

  • Research assistant:

             Ms. N.M. Hakmanage

          Registration Number: FGS/SC/MPhil/STAT/2019/01

Funds provided by:
Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development (AHEAD) Development Oriented Research (DOR) grant of the Ministry of Higher Education funded by the World Bank

Background of the study:
Optimal village planning and management refers to the action of making the best or most effective use of the resource of the village in sustainable manner. This research proposes a cultivation plan, transportation plan and residential plan, which leads to uplift the economy and transportation and residential facilities of the rural community using statistical techniques.

  1. M. Hakmanage, N.V. Chandrasekara and D.D.M. Jayasundara. (2019). Statistical and mathematical models for a sustainable cultivation plan - A brief review of the literature. Proceedings of the International Conference on Applied Social Statistics, University of Kelaniya. 23-25.
  2. M. Hakmanage, N.V. Chandrasekara and D.D.M. Jayasundara. (2019). Modeling and forecasting of selected climatic factors influenced on sustainable cultivation plan: A case study for Dompe-Gampaha district. Proceedings of the 20th International Postgraduate Research Conference of University of Kelaniya. 75.
  3. M. Hakmanage, N. V Chandrasekara, and D. D. M. Jayasundara, (2020). “Comprehensive sustainable cultivation development plans based on statistical / mathematical models - A brief review of the literature,” Vol. 10, No. 8, PP. 255–259, 2020, DOI: 10.29322/IJSRP.10.08.2020.p10432.
  4. N. M. Hakmanage, N. V Chandrasekara, and D. D. M. Jayasundara. (2020). “Early recognition of distress from rainfall on cultivation – Forecasting model using Artificial Neural Networks for Gampaha district”. 32nd PGIA (Post Graduate Institute of Agriculture) annual congress 2020 (Submitted)
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