Saturday, July 9, 2016


Mausumi delivered a  'Public Talk' on 'Mobile Phone: A new tool to empower rural women in India' on Friday, 10 June 2016 in Colombo at the Auditorium, Department of Information, Ministry of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media, Sri Lanka. The talk was based on her post doctoral research supported by the IAWRT-FOKUS, Norway. The session was well attended by ministry officials, Sri Lankan journalists, Mass Communication researchers, students and others. Mr Nalaka Gunawardene, an independent journalist, on behalf of the Department of Government Information, Sri Lanka presided over the session. 

The talk was followed by a lively interactive session, where the audience was keen to ask questions and engage with Mausumi. They also shared their views which helped Mausumi understand the Sri Lankan perspective on the subject. She hopes to use this data to further her research across South Asia.