Subhangi M.K. Herath

2003. ‘Gender and Media.’ Published in Women, Media Portrait and Reality (in Sinhala with English and Tamil translations). Colombo: Ministry of Women’s Affairs

2008. ‘Internally Displaced Persons: Implications for the Development of Social Work in Sri Lanka.’ Co-authored with Bogdan Lešnik, in Social Work in the Context of Political Conflict, (ed. ) Shulamith Ramon. Birmingham: Venture Press. 2008. ‘Meeting the Challenge of Caring for Elderly in Sri Lanka – A gender Perspective.’ In, The Journal of Social Work, Faculty of Social Work, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


Siri Hettige

2000a. Sri Lanka at Cross Roads. Co-edited with M. Meyer. New Delhi: Macmillan

2000b. Readership Survey of Sri Lanka 1997-98. Colombo: Ministry of Cultural Affairs

2000c. Voter Aspirations in Sri Lanka. Colombo: Fredrich Ebert Stiftung

2001. Globalization, Electronic Media and Cultural Change: The Case of Sri Lanka (Eds. S.T. Hettige et.al.). Colombo: German Cultural Institute

2002. Sri Lankan Youth; Challenges and Responses. Co-edited with M. Mayer. Colombo:FES

2004a. Contemporary Social Crisis in Sri Lanka (in Sinhala). Colombo: Godage & Sons

2004b. Improving Livelihoods. Co- authored with N. Fernando, et.al. Colombo: GTZ/ IMCAP/ CMC

2005. Perspectives in Social Development in Sri Lanka. Edito. Colombo: SPARC

2007. Tsunami Recovery in Sri Lanka: Retrospect and Prospect. Colombo: SPARC and Actionaid International

2008. Youth, Peace and Sustainable Development in South Asia. Colombo. Colombo: CEPA

2009. Social and Political Exclusion of Youth in Sri Lanka (co-authored with Harini Amarasuriya). Colombo: SPARC- International Alert

2000a. ‘Politics, Social Order and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka.’ In, R. Lidija Basta Fleiner et. al. eds., Rule of Law and Organization of the Sate in Asia: The multicultural State in Asia. Munich: Helbing & Lichtenhahn

2000b. ‘Development of Social Science Education’ (With Karunanayake M.M.). In, S.Tilakaratne and H.M.P. Gunasena (eds.) University Education Since Independence. Colombo: U.G.C.

2000c. ‘Methodology in Social Research Essays in Honor of Ramakrishna Mukherjee’ (Book Review). In, Sri Lanka Journal of Social Science, 2002 -23

2001b. ‘Consumerism, Youth and Identity formation.’ In, S.T. Hettige, et.al, Globalization Electronic Media and Cultural Change. Colombo: Germen Cultural Institute

2001c.‘Empowering Local Communities Through Devolution of Power in Sri Lanka; The Unfinished Agenda. In, Governance Journal, Sri Lanka Institute of Local Governance, 21- 31, Vol. 1 No.01

2002. ‘Globalization and Its Impact on Sri Lanka.’ In, Sri Lanka Journal of Social Science, 2002- 25

2003. ‘Economic Liberalization, Changing Opportunity Structures and Ethnic Conflict in Sri Lanka. In, D. Winslow and M. Woost (eds.) Economy, Culture and Civil War in Sri Lanka. Bloomington: Indiana University Press

2004a. ‘Economic Growth and Social Polarization under Globalization.’ In, W. Glatzer (ed.) Rich and Poor: Disparities, Perceptions and Concomitants, Dordrechts: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 203-216

2004b. ‘Pseudo- Modernization and the Formation of Youth Identities in Sri Lanka.’ In, P. Mukherji and Sengupta (eds.) Indigeneity and Universality in Social Science, New Delhi: Sage Publications

2004d. ‘Ethnicity vs. Nationalism: The Devolution Discourse in Sri Lanka’ (Book Review). Sri Lanka Journal of Social Science, 2004-27

2004e. ‘Devolution of Power: Theory and Practice, Sri Lanka Institute of Local Governance.’ Governance Journal, 1-5, Vol. No. 03

2005a. School to Work Transition of Youth in Sri Lanka. Geneva: International Labour Office, (co-edited with Markus Mayer and Maleeka Salih)

2005b. ‘Colombo’. In, Nas Peter (ed) Diversities of Urban Change in Asia. London: Routledge

2005c. Gender and Alcohol in Sri Lanka in Alcohol, Gender and Drinking Problems. Geneva: WHO (co-authored with D. Paranagama)

2005d. ‘Peace, Conflict and Development in the context of Sri Lanka.’ In, Sociological Bulletin, vol. 54, No3

2005e. ‘Empowering Local Communities for Better Poverty Monitoring and Planning in Sri Lanka.’ In, New Challenges for the CBMS; Seeking Opportunities for a More Responsive Role. CBMS/ IDRC/AKI, Maniles

2006a. ‘Conflict and Development in the Context of Sri Lanka.’ In, The Journal of the Indian Sociological Society

2006b. ‘Education and Employment in a liberal Economic Environment.’ In, Abstracts, ISA, 2006 – 107

2006c. ‘Measuring Vulnerability at Local Level.’ In, J. Birkmann (ed) Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards. Tokyo: United Nations University Press (article co- authored with John Birkmann and Nishara Fernando)

2007a. ‘Peace, Conflict and Development: A Macro Sociological Perspective’. In, Beyond Borders, The SAARC Journal of Literature, Ideas and Arts, New Delhi, vol. 3, No. 1, Spring

2007b. ‘Modernization, Education and Social Justice in Sri Lanka.’ In K. Kumar and J. Oesterheld (eds.) Education and Social Change in South Asia. New Delhi: Orient Longman Ltd

2007c. ‘Understanding Pervasive Corruption.’ In, Sri Lanka Journal of Development Administration, vol. 3, No 1, 45- 62

2008a. ‘Local Democracy: The Sri Lankan Experience.’ In, D. Gellner and K. Hachchetu (eds) Local Government in South Asia: Micro – processes of Democratization in Nepal and its Neighbors. Delhi: Sage Publications

2008b. ‘Youth and Political Engagement.’ In, D.Gellner (ed) Ethnic Activism and Civil Society in south Asia. New Delhi: Sage publications

2008c. ‘Policy, State, Nation- state and Ethnicity in Sri Lanka.’ In, A.R. Embong (ed.) Rethinking Ethnicity & Nation – Building, Malaysia, Sri Lanka & Fiji in Comparative Perspective. Malaysia: Persatuan Sains Sosial (co-authored with Thangarajah, Yuvi)

2008d. ‘Public policies and ethnic relations in Sri Lanka.’ In, N. Tarling, and E.T. Gomez (eds.) The State, Development and Identity in Multi- Ethnic Societies- Ethnicity, Equity and the Nation. London & New York: Rutledge

2009b. ‘Youth Activism in Sri Lanka: The Case of the JVP.’ In, D. Gellner (ed.) Political Activism in South Asia. Delhi: Sage

2009c. ‘Sociological Enterprise at the Periphery: The Case of Sri Lanka.’ In, M. Burawoy et al. (eds) Sociology in an Unequal World. Taipei: Academia Zinica


I.V. Edirisinghe

2007. Reading Sri Lankan Society and Culture: Selected Essays in Sri Lanka Social Sciences, 1960 - 1983 Volume 1 (In Sinhala). Co-Guest editor with Bruce Kapferer. Colombo Colombo Institute


Ramanie Jayatilaka

2000. ‘The Situation of Women in Revitalizing Agriculture and Community Life in Saga Prefecture.’ Center For Regional Studies, Faculty of Economics, Saga University, Vol.11, March

2001. ‘Social Issues Related to Human Resource Development in the Context of Participatory Development.’ In, Human Resource Development in the Context of Participatory Rural Development. Colombo: Japan International Cooperation Agency, University of Colombo

2001. ‘Participatory Rural Development, the Role of Facilitator: Experienced Gained.’ In, External Linkages in the Context of Participatory Rural Development. Colombo: Japan International Cooperation Agency, University of Colombo

2001. ‘Utilization of Physical Resources: Issues of Sustainability.’ In, Utilization of Physical Resources in the Context of Participatory Rural Development. Colombo: Japan International Cooperation Agency, University of Colombo

2005. ‘Elderly in Sri Lanka: Future Challenges.’ In, International Comparative Study on Support of the Elderly and Social Services in Asia and the Pacific. Tokyo: Social Work Research Institute and Japan College of Social Work

2005. Home Truths: Children in Institutional Care. Co-authored with Harini Amarasuriya. Colombo: Save The Children

2005. Social Perceptions of the Impacts of Colombo Water Supply Projects.” Co-authored with Asit. K. Biswas and Cecillia Tortajada. In, The Journal of the Human Environment

2007. ‘Women in Non-Farming Activities: Are Women Empowered or Not?’ In, Jaya Arunachalam & U. Kalpagam Eds. Rural Women in South Asia. Delhi: Rawat Publications

2007. ‘Non-Governmental Organizations in Peace and Development in Sri Lanka: Positive Impacts and Challenges.’ In, Subrata Banarjee (ed.) Peace and Development: Haksar Memorial Vol. IV. Chandigarh: Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development

2008. Women Migrant Workers and Trafficking in Sri Lanka. Colombo: Women’s Education & Research Centre, Colombo

2009. ‘Migration, ICPD- ’15 Years On.’ In, Bradman Weerakoon ed., Sri Lanka A Review of Progress. Colombo: FPA Sri Lanka


Chandrasiri Niriella

2005. ‘Ethnic Differences and Urban Neighborhood Relationships among the Slum Dwellers in Colombo City.’ In, Domains. Colombo: International Center for Ethnic Studies


Nishara Fernando

2008. ‘Youth Aspirations for Education, Vocational Qualifications and Livelihoods in the Context of Economic Liberalization in Sri Lanka.’ In, Hettige, S.T. & Mayer, M eds., Youth, Peace and Sustainable Development. Colombo: Centre for Poverty Analysis

2008. ‘Measuring Revealed and Emergent Vulnerabilities of Coastal Communities to Tsunami in Sri Lanka – A Prerequisite for Sustainable Reconstruction’. Co-authored with Joern Birkmann. In, Disasters, Vol. 32, Issue, pp 82-105

2007. ‘Rapid Vulnerability Assessment in Sri Lanka.’ Co-authored with Joern Birkmann, S, Hettige et.al. Education publication Series of UNU-EHS. No.7-2007. New York and Tokyo: UNU-Press

2006. ‘Measuring Vulnerability in Sri Lanka at the Local Level. Co-authored with Joern Birkmann and Siri Hettige. In, Joern Birkmann ed., Measuring Vulnerability to Hazards of Natural Origin - Towards Disaster Resilient Societies. New York and Tokyo: UNU-Press

2005. ‘Education and Employability: Skills, Competencies and Expectations of Sri Lankan Youth.’ Co-authored with Markus Mayer and Maleeka Salih. In, S.T Hettige, Markus Mayer and Maleeka Salih eds., School to Work Transition of Youth in Sri Lanka. Geneva: International Labour Organization

2004. ‘A Measure of Urban Vulnerable Livelihoods – A Case of Colombo.’ In, IWE Journal (Institute of Workers’ Education, University of Colombo), Volume 4: 2004

2004. ‘Improving Livelihoods of the Urban Poor – A Study of Resettlements Schemes in Colombo, Sri Lanka.’ Co-authored with S.T Hettige, Markus Mayer and Christiane Noe. Published by GTZ Sri Lanka in collaboration with Participatory Improvement of Underserved Settlement of the Colombo Municipal Council (PRIMUSS) and Improving Capacities for Poverty and Social Policy Research Program of the University of Colombo (IMCAP)

2003. ‘Socio-Economic Profile of Un-convicted Prisoners: A Study on Welikada Remand Prison, Sri Lanka. Published under CSHR report series 2003/1 by Centre for the Study of Human Rights, University of Colombo

2001. ‘TV and Youth: Findings from National Youth Survey.’ Co-authored with with S. T. Hettige. In, S. T Hettige, Markus Mayer and Ayoma Abeysuriya eds., Globalization, Electronic Media and Cultural Change. Colombo: German Cultural Institute


Gameela Samarasinghe

2006. Transitional Justice in the Context of Psychosocial Work in Sri Lanka (Co-author). Colombo: Social Policy Analysis and Research Centre, University of Colombo


Premakumara de Silva

2000. Globalization and The Transformation of Planetary Rituals in Southern Sri Lanka. Colombo: International Centre for Ethnic Studies

2000. ‘Sri Lankan Culture under the impact of Globalization: Homogenization or Revitalization.’ In, Hettige, S.T & Mayer, M (eds.) Sri Lanka at Cross-Roads, Dilemmas and Prospects after 50 Years of Independence. London: Macmillan Press

2007. ‘Hindu and Muslim Connections to Sri Pada.’ In, Religion in Context (ed.) Jayadeva Uyangoda. Colombo: Social Scientists’ Association

2010. ‘(Re)production of Nationalism and Communal Politics in the Age of Globalization: Popular Buddhism in Sri Lanka’ In, Communalism and Globalization in South Asia and Its Diaspora (eds.) Deana Heath and Chandana Mathur. London: Routledge

2001. ‘An Overview of Ritual Theories: Ritualization and Human Agency.’ In, Pravada Vol.7 No 4. Colombo: Social Scientists' Association

2002, ‘Past in the Present: the Problematic of interpreting “History” in a Plural Society’ In, Pravada Vol.10, No.6. Social Scientists' Association Colombo

2006. ‘Hindu and Muslim Connections to Sri Pāda’ In Polity, Social Scientists' Association Colombo. Vol. 03, No 03

2006. ‘Anthropology of ‘Sinhala Buddhism.’ In, Contemporary Buddhism: An International Journal, Vol. 7, Number 2, Nov. 2006

2007. ‘Socio-cultural Aspects of Globalization: The Case of Sri Lanka,’ In, Economic Review. Vol. 33. No 1-3

2008. ‘Putting Democracy under an Ethnographic Lens: Understanding of ‘Democracy’ and Popular Politics of JHU in Sri Lanka.’ In, PCD Publication – Journal, Vol.1 No. 1, pp 138-145

2008. ‘Historicization’ of Anthropology and ‘anthropologization’ of history: An Overview.’ In, Polity, Vol. 04. No 03

2008. ‘God of Compassion and the Divine Protector of ‘Sri Pada’: Trends in Popular Buddhism in Sri Lanka. In, The Sri Lanka Journal of the Humanities (SLJH) Vol. xxxiv (Nos. 1 & 2)

2009. ‘Colonial Knowledge’ Productions on Sri Pada as ‘Adam’s Peak.’ In, Royal Asiatic Society Journal of Sri Lanka (forthcoming)

2009. ‘Second Tsunami’: Loss of Co-existence among Tsunami -Affected Communities in Southern Sri Lanka. Colombo: SSA

2009. ‘(Un)making Modernity and Modernisation: A conceptual Inquiry.’ In, Colombo University Review Vol. 1, No. 03 (In press)

2009. ‘Discourse and Counter-discourse(s) on the New Bhikkhuni Order in Sri Lanka: An Ethnographical Inquiry.’ In, Annual Journal of Gender Studies, Nivedini Vol.15 (Forthcoming)


Iresha Karunaratne

2009. Teaching of English: A Sociological Study. New Delhi : A.P.H. Publishing Corporation

2008. Teaching English in Urban Sri Lanka: The Case of Four Government Schools in Colombo. In, University of Colombo Review, 1, 2, pp 66-79


Farzana Hanifa

2005. ‘Sri Lanka: Militarization in the Context of Protracted Civil War.’ In, Militarization, State, Society and Culture in Asia. Jayadeva Uyangoda Ed., Special Issue of Asian Exchange 20:2/21:1 2004-2005

2005. ‘Under Cover: Reflection on the Practice of Hijab amongst Urban Muslim Women in Sri Lanka.’ In, Gender, Society, and Change. Colombo: Centre for Women’s Research

2006. In the Pursuit of Democracy in Postcolonial Sri Lanka: Local Human Rights Approaches to Transitional Justice. New York: International Centre for Transitional Justice

‘Believing Women, Piety and Power amongst Muslim Women in Contemporary Sri Lanka.’ In, Islamic Reformism in South Asia. Phillipo Ossella and Caroline Ossella Eds. Special Issue of Modern Asian Studies (forthcoming)

2008. ‘Winning Ways: Middle Class Muslim and Reforming Worship in Contemporary Sri Lanka.’ In, Gender and Islam: The South Asian Experience edited, A. Lindburg and S. Fennell. London: Routledge

2008. Twice Removed: Report on Women in the Northern Muslim Community expelled by the LTTE. Colombo: Law & Society Trust


Dilrukshi Abeysinghe

2008. ‘The Relationship between Non-qualified Allopathic Medical Practitioners and Their Patients.’ In, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. June 2008 14(5): 553-557


Anthonimuttu Robinson

2006. Essays in Sociology (In Tamil – Samoogaviyal Kadduraikal). Colombo: Author publication

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