The Department which was initiated with only three academic staff members in 1969 has burgeoned into a large group of academic staff. In addition, to the following permanent staff members, tutors and assistant lecturers are employed regularly on a temporary basis by the Department.
ACADEMIC STAFF
Siri Hettige - Senior Professor and Chair of Sociology
BA, BPhil (Colombo), PhD (Monash)

Migration, poverty, education, youth and identity and politics, inequality, governance and development, community studies

sthetti@webmail.cmb.ac.lk, hettigesiri@gmail.com

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Premakumara de Silva - Professor - (Head of the Department)
BA, MA (Colombo), MSc & PhD (Edinburgh,UK)

Anthropology, Sociology, Indigenous Studies, Rituals and Pilgrimage, Sociology of Religion, Theravada Buddhism, Youth Culture, Globalization, Social Movements, Citizenship, Local Governance and Democracy, Post-colonial and Post- Marxist Theory, and Qualitative Research Methods
prema@soc.cmb.ac.lk, prema112@hotmail.com

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Ramanie de. S. Jayathilaka - Associate Professor
BA, BPhil (Colombo), MPhil (Sussex), PhD (JNU)

Migration, gender issues, rural social change, disaster related issues

ramaniej@yahoo.com

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I. V. Edirisinghe - Senior Lecturer
BA (Ceylon) MA (Manchester), (Retired with effect from 09.10.2010)
Subhangi M.K. Herath - Senior Lecturer
BA, MA (Colombo), PhD (Waterloo, Canada)

Gender relations, environmental sociology, social issues including ageing, suicide, crime and deviance, poverty, social inequality

subhangiherat@gmail.com

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Gameela Samarasinghe - Associate Professor
BA, MA (Sorbonne), PhD (Brest, France)

Violence and conflict-related psychological distress and wellbeing, cultural relevance of psychosocial interventions, migration, domestic violence

gameela@eol.lk

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Chandrasiri Niriella - Senior Lecturer
BA, MA (Colombo), MPhil (TISS), PhD(JNU)

Sociology of urban housing, urban politics, cities and ethnicity, urban neighbourhood studies, urban policies, urban low-income communities, sociology of work and formal organizations

cniriella2003@yahoo.co.uk

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Chandani Liyanage - Senior Lecturer
BA, MA (Colombo), PhD (Delhi)

Director - Center for Disability Research, Education and Practice
Member - Ethics Reveiw Committee in Facutly of Medicien and the Institute of Indiginous Medicne University of Colombo

Sociology of Medicine, Sociology of Development

chandaniliyanage@soc.cmb.ac.lk

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W Jagath S. de Silva - Senior Lecturer
BA, MA (Colombo)

War and law affected children, family related problems of Middle East migrant workers, sociology of family, violence against women and children, political environment in Sri Lanka & policy-making for child protection

wellawatta@yahoo.co.uk

Nishara Fernando - Senior Lecturer
(Coordinator, Postgraduate Programmes)
BA, MPhil(Colombo), PG. Dip.(La Trobe Australia), PhD (Bonn)

Applied sociological research methods, poverty and livelihood security, urban and rural level relocation, natural disasters and reconstruction, Indicators and social vulnerability assessment
nishara.fernando@gmail.com

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Dilrukshi Abeysinghe - Senior Lecturer
BA, MPhil (Colombo), PhD (Ljubljana)

Sociology of medicine, Mental health social work, Cultural competence in social work practice

dilrukshiabeysinghe@yahoo.com

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Farzana F. Haniffa - Senior Lecturer
BA, MA, PhD (Columbia)

Gender, ethnicity, media

Haniffa_fuad@sltnet.lk

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Iresha M. Lakshman - Senior Lecturer
BA (Colombo), PhD (Monash)

Education, gender, urban studies

ireshalakshman@gmail.com
ireshalakshman@soc.cmb.ac.lk

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Kumudu Kusum Kumara - Senior Lecturer
PhD (York, Toronto)

Social theory, politics, citizenship

M.T.M. Mahees - Senior Lecturer & Senior Student Counselor
BA (Peradeniya), MA (Colombo),PhD (PGIA)

Sociology of Urban Housing, Sociology of Low-income Dwellers, Urban Social Organization: Urban Community and Urban Neighbourhoods, Cities and Ethnicity, Urban Housing Market, Urban Classes and Urban Culture, Urban Social Planning, Urban Social Psychology

drmahees@gmail.com

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Anthonymuttu Robinson - Senior Lecturer
BA (Jaffna) MA (Delhi), MPhil (JNU)

Youth, identity politics and nationalism and Diaspora

antonyrobinson2000@yahoo.com

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Jagath Bandara Pathirage - Lecturer
BA (Colombo) MSc (Edinburgh)

Anthropology of Hope, Body, Landscape, Migration, Transnationalism, Religion and Ritual, Subjectivity and Identity, Sexuality

jpathirage@yahoo.com

Chamathka Devasirie – Probationary Lecturer
BA (Colombo), MA (Waterloo)



chamathkadevasirie@gmail.com

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Avanka Fernando - Probationary Lecturer
BA (Colombo)



avankafernando@yahoo.com

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Unnathi Samaraweera – Lecturer
Coordinator - Undergraduate Programmes

BA (Colombo), MA (SAU)



unnathisamaraweera@yahoo.com

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Tharindi Udalagama - Probationary Lecturer



tharindi.udalagama@gmail.com

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