The Social Scientists’ Association (SSA) is an organization working to investigate the way in which social change is contouring the multiple realities faced by communities in Sri Lanka and South Asia. The SSA is deeply committed to promoting a culture of knowledge production that informs and undergirds interventions aimed at achieving social emancipation for marginalized communities. Read More
As one of the pioneer research organizations in Sri Lanka, the SSA has long functioned as an entry point to local and international research networks. The SSA’s current research programmes focus on themes of democracy, marginality, social and political change, patriarchy and gender relations in Sri Lanka. Read More
The SSA’s extensive and interdisciplinary library collection is open to both local and international researchers. The SSA encourages students with interests and backgrounds in the Humanities and Social Sciences to make use of the facilities available at the library.
The SSA’s research work has been augmented by its links to a wide network of grassroots organizations across Sri Lanka which spans the plantation sector, community organizations and marginalized social groups in other areas of the country.