Conferences

1992: Women – The State, Fundamentalism and Cultural Identity in South Asia

In March 1992 a conference was held in Sri Lanka organized by the SSA with participation of delegates from Pakistan, Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka. The papers presented were published in 1996 by Kali for Women in a book entitled “Embodied Violence: Communalising Women’s Sexuality in South Asia” edited by Kumari Jayawardena and Malathi de Alwis. …

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1987: Facets of Ethnicity

Following the success of “Ethnicity and Social Change” (1984), the SSA in 1987 published another book Facets of Ethnicity edited by … on the themes of nationalism, ethnicity. The contributors were Serena Tennekoon, Newton Gunasinghe, Radhika Coomaraswamy, V. Nithyanandan, Sunil Bastian, K. Sivathamby, Kumari Jayawardena and Gamani Samaranayake.

1979: SSA Projects

The SSA held a seminar on Nationalism, and History in December 1979, where historians and social scientists presented papers. These were published in three languages in 1984 under the title “Ethnicity and Social Change in Sri Lanka”. The writers were Senake Bandaranayake, Leslie Gunawardana, W.I. Suraweera, Susantha Goonetilake, Neil Kuruppu, K. Kailasapathy, Kumari Jayawardena, K. …

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