Research

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Conference Papers

2017

2016

2015

  • Rathnayake, C. (2015). From street protests to Facebook campaigns: Political cynicism, efficacy and online political engagement of Sri Lankan students. International Journal of E-Politics. 6(1), 42-58.
  • Rathnayake, C. (2015). Social construction of Colombo Lotus Tower: Intertwined narratives of religion, economic development, and telecommunication. International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change. 6(3), 1-14.

Manuscripts in Progress

  • Rathnayake, C. & Buente, W. Sociotechnical traces in Sri Lanka‚Äôs 2015 presidential election hashtags: An exploratory study of #PresPollSL, Bulletin of Science Technology and Society [Status: Major revision under review].
  • Rathnayake, C. & Winter, J.S. Examining social media acceptance for politics: An extension to the Technology Acceptance Model, Bulletin of Science Technology and Society, [Status: Under review].
  • Rathnayake, C. & Suthers, D. Cross-ideology Exposure in Contexts of Political Controversy: A Study of Engagement and Inter-ethnic Interaction on Facebook Networks Related to Channel 4 War Crime Videos on Sri Lanka [Status: In preparation].
  • Rathnayake, C. & Winter, J.S. Characterizing Potential Dissidence and Allegiance based on Social Media Uses and Gratifications [Status: In preparation].
  • Rathnayake, C., A Bipartite Graph Based Analytical Framework for Examining Twitter Issue-response Retweet Networks [Status: In preparation].
  • Rathnayake, C., Winter, J.S., & Buente, W. #BlackLivesMatter and #AliveWhileBlack: A Study of Topical Orientation of Hashtags and Message Content [Status: In preparation].
  • Rathnayake, C. Tweeting Satire in the Post-Truth World: A Comparison between The Onion, The Daily Show, and The Late Show [Status: In preparation].

Conference Presentations

  • Rathnayake, C. & Winter, J.S. Connecting Political Tolerance and Dogmatism with Social Media Uses and Gratifications: A Discriminant Analysis, Platform Society Conference, September 2016, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK.
  • Rathnayake, C. & Suthers, D. Dissidents versus allegiants on Facebook: An examination of Facebook page networks related to Channel 4 war crime videos on Sri Lanka, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), January 2016, HI, USA.
  • Rathnayake, C. & Suthers, D. Networked solidarity: An exploratory network perspective on twitter activity related to #illridewithyou, Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), January 2016, HI, USA.
  • Rathnayake, C. From street protests to Facebook campaigns: Political cynicism, efficacy and online political engagement of Sri Lankan Students, American Sociological Association Media Sociology Preconference, August 2014, Oakland, CA, USA.

Chamil Rathnayake