October 16, 2017 - 3:00 pm
October 16, 2017 - 4:00 pm
The Department of Sociology will be organizing the monthly seminar for the month of October, on 16th of October 2017 at 3.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. in the Seminar Room of the Department of Sociology. At this seminar, Prof. R. L. Stirrat presented the lecture on “Forty Years On: The processes of change in a Sinhalese Fishing Village”.
Prof. R.L. Stirrat taught at the University of Sussex between 1976 and 2010. Since then he has been a Research Professor associated with Sussex. As far as Sri Lanka is concerned, he has carried out ethnographic research in fishing communities, forms of religiosity amongst Roman Catholics, and the ‘aid community’ in Colombo. He has also directed two development oriented research projects in Sri Lanka, one concerned with coastal zone management, and the other with the role of charity and philanthropy in the development process.