Panelists Detail

Kate Norton

Dr. M.T.M Mahees

Senior Lecturer
University of Colombo

Dr. MTM Mahees is currently employed as a Senior Lecturer Gr 1 in Sociology, University of Colombo. He earned his B.A. Hons in Sociology from University of Peradeniya (1999), M.A. Research Degree in Environmental Sociology from University of Colombo (2007), PhD in Water Resource Management from Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya in affiliation with Crossing Boundaries project of Netherlands (2011). Postgraduate Diploma in Counseling (2018) from Faculty of Education university of Colombo.

He is the president of Art Council of University of Colombo. Dr. Mahees was the former Coordinator for Master of Arts in Sociology and Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Sociology. He was the former Senior Student Counselor for University of Colombo and Academic Affaires Board Member of National Institute of Education. His key research interest areas are environmental sociology, water resources management, solid waste disposal, disaster politics, human wildlife conflicts, volunteerism, and students counseling.