SLEvA International Conference Programme


Tuesday 19thSeptember

8:00 – 9:00 am


9.00 – 10. 30 am

Inaugural Ceremony
Lighting of the Traditional Oil Lamp followed by the National Anthem
Welcome Address by Ms Chandima Wickramasinghe, President, SLEvA
Remarks by Ms Una McCauley, Resident Coordinator, UNDP Sri Lanka
Address by Guest of Honour Mr Austin Fernando, Secretary to the President
Address by Chief Guest: Hon. Eran Wickramaratne, State Minister of Finance
Address by Keynote Speaker Ms Adeline Sibanda, President, African Evaluation Association
Remarks by Mr Tim Sutton, UNICEF Representative
Remarks by Ms Dharshana Senanayake, Secretary, Ministry of Development Assignments
Vote of Thanks

10.30 – 11.00 am


11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Session C: Panel Discussion 02 - “Engaging Parliamentarians for Promoting Evaluation Culture”

Panel Chair: Hon. Ananda Kumarasiri

12.30 am- 1.30 pm


1:30 - 3.00 pm

Session A: Paper Presentation 01 – “Evidence-Based Decision Making”
Paper 1:Performance Measurement Framework for Service Quality Evaluation in Public Transport Operations in Sri Lanka, Mr AHMS Sharic, and Prof JMSJ Bandara, University of Moratuwa
Paper 2: Evaluating the Tasks of the English Language Teaching Units for English Language Proficiency of the Undergraduate- A Case Study, Mr Nimalanathan Jeyagopal, and Dr Kennedy Jeevaretnam, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
Paper 3: Status Assessment on Child Learning Centers (CLC) of Partner Organizations of ChildFund Sri Lanka, Ms Kumudu Sandamali, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist and Mr Jagath Kusumsiri – Education Specialist, ChildFund Sri Lanka

3:00 – 3:30 pm


3:30 am- 5.00 pm

Session B: Panel Discussion 01 -“Equity Focused and Gender Responsive Evaluation Policies and Systems to Leave No One Behind”


Panel Chair: Ms. Adeline Sibanda, President, African Evaluation Association
Panel member 1 : Mrs. Chandrani Senaratne, Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Affairs
Panel member 2: Ms  Bimali R. S. Ameresekere, Technical Coordinator Gender & Women’s Empowerment, UNDP
Panel member 3 : Dr D M P Dissanayake

Wednesday 20th September

8.30 -9.00 a.m.


9.00 – 9.30 a.m.

Guest Lecture: Ms Adeline Sibanda, President, African Evaluation Association

9.30 – 11.00 a.m.

Session D: Paper Presentation 02 –“Innovative Approaches in M&E”

Paper 1: The Impact of Implementing e-Technology in the Guidelines on National Educational Standards and ISA Competencies in the schools in the Batticaloa Educational Zone, Ms Nilakshy Thavarajah, and Dr Kennedy Jeevaretnam, Eastern University of Sri Lanka
Paper 2: Evaluation of Highway Project Feasibility in Sri Lanka – Current Practices and Way Forward, Mr C S Wijenayake, Dr H R Pasindu and Mr HM A Deshapiya, University of Moratuwa
Paper 3: Owners’ satisfaction and the willingness over the implementation of Easy Automated Car Parking System (GPS and Dialog GSM) in Sri Lanka- Case Study, Mr S Rajivkanth. S, Zonal Education Office, Kalkudah Zone, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
Paper 4: Crowdsourced Data Into Evaluation of Development Projects: Applications In Sri Lanka, Mr Sakitha P. Kumarage, Dr Dimantha De Silva and Prof JMSJ Bandara, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa

11.00 – 11.30  a.m.


11.30 a.m.– 1.00 p.m.

Session E: Paper Presentation 03 – “Sustainable Development”

Paper 1: An examination of potentials in application of Sustainable Transportation Performance Indicators (STPI) to Sri Lanka, Ms Chamali Hewawasam, and Prof. JMSJ Bandara, University of Moratuwa
Paper 2: Global Eval Agenda - Sri Lanka Bite of Eval Apple, Mr Asela Kalugampitiya,  EvalPartners
Paper 3: Sri Lankan Government Mechanism to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals, Mr Pradeep Saputhanthri, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Wildlife
Paper 4: Role of Corporate Sector in Sustainable Development, Mr Ranjit Thabrew, Sri Lanka Evaluation Association

1.00 – 2.00 p.m.


2.00 – 3.30 p.m.

Session F: Paper Presentation Session 4– “Lessons Learnt”

Paper 1: Lessons Learnt from Evaluations of “People Centered” Post- Conflict Reconstruction Projects implemented by UN-Habitat in the Northern and the Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka, Dr C Talpahewa and Ms S A Usoof, UN-Habitat Sri Lanka
Paper 2: Evaluating complex multi-sectroal programmes. Lessons from recent evaluations of UNICEF’s response in protecting children from violence, Dr Krishna Belbase, UNICEF, New York.
Paper 3:
Advertising Expenditure in the Social Sector in Sri Lanka, Mr Jinendra Kothalawala and Ms Thisaru  Hemachandra, The Nielsen Company Lanka (Pvt) Ltd

3.30  – 4.00 p.m.


4.00 –5.30 p.m.

Session G: Panel Discussion 03: Private Sector Participation in Sustainable Development – What Role for M&E ?


Panel Chair: Prof. Mohan Munasinghe, Chairman of the Presidential Experts Committee for the Preparation of the national Sustainable Development Vision – 2030 and Founder Chairman, Munasinghe Institute for Development (MIND)