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Call for Papers: Environment And Society In Sri Lanka

  The Social Scientists’ Association invites submissions of between 2,000 and 5,000 words on the general theme of ‘Environment and Society in Sri Lanka’ for the forthcoming issue of its biannual English-language online and print journal, Polity. As of mid-2017, some 1.2 million people are affected by many months of drought conditions particularly in the …

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Shashik Dhanushka Presents Paper on Local Democracy & Social Inclusion

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text]   Shashik Dhanushka Presents Paper on Local Democracy & Social Inclusion Shashik Dhanushka Silva, a Senior Researcher attached to the SSA, presented a paper titled “Democratic institutions in Sri Lanka’s Clientelistic Politics: Challenges to Social Inclusion” at the South Asia Workshop of Social Inclusion/ Exclusion. The conference was jointly organised by the …

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Call for Papers: 1977 and After – 40 Years of the Open Economy in Sri Lanka

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text]   Call for Papers: 1977 and After – 40 Years of the Open Economy in Sri Lanka Polity, the online and print magazine of the Social Scientists’ Association, invites submissions marking the 40th anniversary of Sri Lanka’s ‘open economy’ reforms for its next issue which will be published in March in 2017. …

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Second Dialogue Session on Democracy, Citizenship and Justice

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text]   Second Dialogue Session on Democracy, Citizenship and Justice The SSA organized its second dialogue session with the participation of 30 Sinhala medium students from the Faculty of Arts, of the Open University of Sri Lanka on the 30th of September and 1st of October. This is the second in a series …

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First Dialogue Session on Democracy, Citizenship and Justice

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text]   First Dialogue Session on Democracy, Citizenship and Justice The SSA organized a dialogue session with the participation of 35 Sinhala medium students from the Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo on the 3rd and 4th of June . This is the first in a series of five dialogue sessions that aim to promote critical …

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SSA Short Course Series: Introduction to Social Science Research

SSA Short Course Series: Introduction to Social Science Research [et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] Date of commencement: 9th January (Saturday) Duration: 6 weeks 9 am – 1 pm on weekends Resource persons Dr. Kumari Jayawardena Prof. Jayadeva Uyangoda Dr. Pradeep Peiris Dr. Harini Amarasuriya Prof. Premakumara De Silva A certificate of participation will be awarded upon completing …

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Book Review: State Reform in Sri Lanka: Issues, Directions and Perspectives edited by Jayadeva Uyangoda by Sumanasiri Liyanage

Reviewed by: Sumanasiri Liyanage Source: The Island, October 25, 2013. With the recently concluded Northern Provincial Council (NPC) Election, the issue of state reform is back on the agenda as the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) that stands explicitly for federal system of governance was able to win the majority seats in the NPC. Mr Vignesvaran …

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