Concept Note

Research is an important component of higher education. The quality of graduates highly depends on the training they get in carrying out independent research work, which enrich them with skills both in systematic collection of data and analyzing them with a sound theoretical base. Graduate unemployment has been a burning issue in Sri Lanka for the last few decades and the complaint from the private sector employers has mostly been about the lack of analytical skills, together with communication skills of the graduates. A good researcher has more opportunities in the job market as most of the private sector organizations plan their activities based on research and surveys. In addition, graduates today are the researchers of tomorrow. As such, it is the need of the hour to develop a research culture among the graduates. The budding researchers should get more opportunities to present their works. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of University of Ruhuna organizes its first Students' Annual Sessions with the aim of providing a platform for budding researchers in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences. 

Conference Tracks

Caste, Class, Gender and Human Rights Natural Resources and Disaster Management
Environment and Sustainability Conflict, Peace and Reconciliation
Infrastructure, Public Finance and Development Religion, Morality and Spirituality
Politics, Policy and Governance Teaching, Learning and Knowledge Transformation
Culture, Heritage and Indigeneity Information Technology, Social Network and Human Values
Travel and Tourism Health, Morbidity and Healing Systems
Language and Literature Population and Demographic Changes
Ecosystem and Biodiversity International Trade, Finance and Global Relations
Keynote Speech

Professor W. Amarakirthi Liyanage
PhD - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, USA
M.A. - University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Department of Sinhala
University of Peradeniya