As an emerging department with an interdisciplinary approach towards the field of Social Science research in Sri Lanka, our academic staff carry out both individual and group research in a number of disciplines. The department is dedicated to conduct research under five broad research themes with substantial focus on individual specializations. Details related to the research interests of the academic staff members are given below.

Staff Member

Broad Area of Research

Sub Disciplines

Latest Publications

Prof. P. HewagePopulation StudiesSexual and Reproductive Health Research, Family size and sex preference, Perception of induced abortion, Migration, Green Space in citiesJayasinghe, D.B.C., G.P.T.S.Hemakumara, P. Hewage, People’s Use of Public and Private Green Spaces in a Residential Zone of Galle City, Sri Lanka,(2020) , 17th Academic sessions and the 16th Vice Chancellor’s Awards, University of Ruhuna.
Dr. Lakshika LiyanageSocial WorkMental Health, Strengths-Based Practice, Ethnographic ResearchBailey, D. & Liyanage, L. (2012) The Role of the Mental Health Social Worker: Political Pawns in the Reconfiguration of Adult Health and Social Care. British Journal of Social Work 2012, 1-19 (Advance Access Published 18th June 2012).
Dr. Tamara JayasunderaEconomic DevelopmentGender Economics, Poverty Analysis, Labor economics, Education Economics, and Health EconomicsCarnevale, A., T. Jayasundera, A. Gulish, and M. Van Der Werf. 2016. The Divided Recovery. Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (June 2016).
Dr. Hemantha PremarathneEconomic DevelopmentInstitutions and Rural Development, Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Development, Tourism Sector DevelopmentPremarathne, W.M.A.G.H.A., (2011). The Impact of Informal Institutions on Agricultural Production and Marketing: The Experience of Sri Lanka. 24th Annual Conference, The Japanese Association for South Asian Studies, 83-84.
Mr. Nuwan HerathSociology of ReligionReligion and Politics, Buddhism and Politics in Sri LankaHerath, N. (2021). Reforms via Katikāvat: Dissension among Buddhist Monks in Sri Lanka over the Code of Conduct Bill. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 44(1), 52-70.
Mrs. Menaka Prabhani Madushani GamageBusiness ManagementInternational Business, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Behaviour, Knowledge ManagementFernando, P.I.N, Gamage, D.G.M.P.M, Perera K.J.T, Udawaththa U.D.I.C, & Ratnayake R.M.C.S. (2021). Consumer Stockpiling Behaviour within the Face of COVID-19 Pandemic: Systematic Review SSRN: or
Ms. NAK WeerasingheBusiness ManagementManagement Philosophies, Gender Studies, Human Resource Management, Development StudiesWeerasinghe, N.A.K, Madhuwanthi, L.A.P. (2012). Does Gender Matter in Employment with Special Reference to Managerial Positions in the Licensed Private Commercial Banks in Sri Lanka.Proceedings of the First International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences.University of Sri Jayewardenepura.