Sakeena Alikhan (MSc)

Sakeena is a specialist in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). She has worked with the International Centre for Ethnic Studies (ICES) developing maps for projects on post war resettlement and women’s development. She has Masters in Environmental Science and Bachelors in Geography and has lectured at the University of Colombo. Sakeena’s areas of interest include migration and climate change and has a number of publications.

Sakeena’s Publications


  1. Alikhan, S., M. M. Alikhan, D. Jayatilaka (Forthcoming), Evolution of Colombo: A City of Migration and Diversity, xx

Academic Conferences

  1. Jayatilaka, D., S. Alikhan, A. Azam (2018), "Early findings for Colombo: Trapped populations and unknown city", Migrants on the Margins: Final International Workshop, Johannesburg, South Africa

Other publications

  1. Alikhan, S., M. M. Alikhan, D. Jayatilaka (Forthcoming), ‘Migration, Eviction and Encroachment: Evolution of Low Income Neighborhoods in Colombo, Sri Lanka’, Colombo: Centre for Migration Research and Development

  2. Sakeena, M.N.F. (2014) "Measuring paddy farmers’ vulnerability to climate change in Mahavillachiya DS Division, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka", 4th International Symposium on 2 – 3 August 2014. South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.

  3. Sakeena, M.N.F. (2013) "Farmers’ Perception on Climate Change", 3rd International Symposium on 6 – 7 July 2013. South Easter University of Sri Lanka.

  4. Sakeena, M.N.F. (2013). "Farmers’ perception and adaptation to climate change in Agriculture: A case study of rain-fed and irrigation based paddy farmers in Mahawilachchiya DS division of the Anuradhapura district, Sri Lanka". Water Professionals’ Day Symposium on 1st October 2013. University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.