SUSL Staff Directory

Mr. Saman Handaragama

Senior Lecturer

saman@ssl.sab.ac.lk

Qualifications

BA (Special) Sociology (Hons) Colombo, MA in Sociology- Colombo, Reading PhD - AIT.  


Profile

I have been lecturing at Sabaragamuwa Universiy of Sri Lanka (SUSL) since 1997. I am the pioneer  director of  Centre for Gender Equity and Equality at SUSL.  


Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

Life member of Sri Lankan Sociological Association.


Research Interests

Development sociological studies, Political sociological studies, Gender and Tourism.


Current Research Projects

Small scale entrepreneurship in tourist industry of Sri Lanka: A gender analysis.


Recent Publications

1. Books

Childlessness and Religious Rituals (2000) (In Sinhala) Colombo: Godage Publications.

(Reprinted in 2012 (in Sinhala) Baththaramulla: Samira Publications)

11. Tourism and Gender Relations: A Sociological Analysis (2010) Borella: SandeepaPublishers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2. Co- Author Books

Development Sociology (with SusanthaRasnayaka) (2011) (In Sinhala) Baththaramulla: Samira Publications                                                                         

3. Edited Books

Marginalized Social Groups: A Sociological Analysis (2012) (In Sinhala) Moragahahena :Handaragama Publishers.

II. Political Sociology I. (2013) (In Sinhala) Baththaramulla: Samira Publications.

Political Sociology II. (2014) (In Sinhala) Batharamulla: Samira Publications.

4. Chapters in Edited Books

I. “Marginalized Social Groups: An Introduction” (with HiruniRathnayaka) In, Marginalized Social Groups: A Sociological Analysis. (2012) (In Sinhala) SamanHandaragama (Ed).Moragahahena: Handaragama Publishers.

II. “Introduction to Political Sociology.” (With PradeepUluwaduge) In, Political Sociology I (2013) (In Sinhala) SamanHandaragama (Ed).Batharamulla: Samira Publications.

III. “Elites”. In Political Sociology I. (In Sinhala) SamanHandaragama (Ed).Batharamulla: Samira Publications.

IV. “Authority and Bureaucracy”. In Political Sociology II. (In Sinhala) SamanHandaragama (Ed).Batharamulla: Samira Publications.

V. “Caste and Politics”. (With NimaliSusanjika) In Political Sociology II. (In Sinhala) SamanHandaragama (Ed).Batharamulla: Samira Publications.

VI. “Religion and Politics” (With PradeepUluwaduge and PrabashaSiriwardana) In Political Sociology II. (In Sinhala) SamanHandaragama (Ed).Batharamulla: Samira Publications.

5. International Paper Presentation

Handaragama, Saman (2006) A Case Study of Gender Relations in Coastal Tourism in Sri Lanka. 10th Anniversary International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

II. Handaragama, Saman (2008) Impact of Coastal Tourism on Changing Gender Relations within Household in Sri Lanka. Second International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

III. Handaragama, Saman, (With Amaya Kodikara) (2012) Challenges of Resettlement on Livelihood Development: With Special Reference to Magampura Harbor Development Project. Proceedings of the International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences.Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

IV. Handaragama, Saman (With Amaya Kodikara) (2012) Circumstances of Compensation in Resettlement with Special reference to Magampura Harbor Development Project. A Sociological Analysis.Fourth International Symposium, Sabaragaamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

6. National Paper Presentation

I. “Handaragama, Saman, (With HiruniRathnayaka) (2011) Changing Women’s Role in Development: A Sociological Analysis. Fourth National Geography Conference.Department of Geography, University of Sri Jayawardenepura.

II. Handaragama, Saman, (With ChandimaJayasena and ChamaniWijerathna) (2012) (In Sinhala) Changes in Religious Beliefs among the Urban Populace: A Socio - Anthropological Study. 5th Research Conference, The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka.

III. Handaragama, Saman (With K. NimaliSusanjika and SusanthaRasnayaka) (2012) (In Sinhala) A Sociological Analysis of the Significance of Small Scale Enterprises in the Family Livelihood Development and District Development.5th Research Conference, The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka.

IV. Handaragama, Saman (With K. NimaliSusanjika and SusanthaRasnayaka) (2012) (In Sinhala) A Sociological Analysis of Gender and Informal Entrepreneurship.13th National Convention on Women’s Studies, Document series No. 81. Colombo: Center for Women’s Research, Sri Lanka.

V. Handaragama, Saman (2008) The Influence of Coastal Tourism on Economic Activities of men and women in Sri Lanka. Eleventh National Convention on women’s research. Colombo: Center for Women’s Research, Sri Lanka.

7. Research Articles in Refereed Journals

I. Handaragama, Saman, (2000) (In Sinhala) Fertility, Childlessness and factors effected to the Childlessness. Sabaragamuwa University Journal, Vol. 01 (1999-20000 Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. PP 111-126

II. Handaragama, Saman, (2008) Impact of Coastal Tourism on Changing Gender Relations within Households: A Case Study of Hikkaduwa in Sri Lanka. Sabaragamuwa University Journal, Proceedings of Second International Symposium 2008, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. PP 175-190

III. Handaragama, Saman, (With Gihani De Silva and SunethtraKumarawansha) (2011) (In Sinhala) Uninstitutionalized Buddhist Nuns in Anuradhapura: An Ethnographic Review. Sabaragamuwa University Journal.Vol. 6 (2011 January) Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. PP 151 - 174

IV. Handaragama, Saman, (With SusanthaRasnayaka and IndikaAberathna) (2013) (In Sinhala) Dalada Rituals in Commercialized Space: A Socio Anthropological Analysis. Sabaragamuwa University Journal.Vol. 7 (2013 January) Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. PP 155 - 174

V. Handaragama, Saman, (2013) (With S. Rathnayaka, P. Uluwaduge, N. Susanjika and T. Kamalarathne) The Role of Informal Women Entrepreneurs in Livelihood Development and Regional Development. International Journal of Arts and Commerce.Vol.2 No 5 ( 2013 May) ( ISSN : 1929- 7106) Center for Enhancing Knowledge, United Kindom. PP 1-15

VI. Handaragama, Saman, (2013) (With HiruniRathnayaka and PradeepUluwaduge) Women’s Economic Participation in Rural Development. International Journal of Education and Research.Vol.1 No 8 ( 2013 August) ( ISSN :2201- 6333) Contemporary Research Center, Australia. PP 101-118

VII. Handaragama, Saman, (2014) (With HiruniRathnayaka and PradeepUluwaduge) Invisible Economic Contribution of House Wives in Rural Sri Lanka. Jaffna University International research Conference – 2014, Conference Proceedings. (2014 December) University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka. PP 561-566

8. Published Abstract

Handaragama, Saman (2006) A case study of Gender Relations in Coastal Tourism in Sri Lanka. 10th Anniversary Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. P. 259

II. Handaragama, Saman, (2008) Impact of Coastal Tourism on Changing Gender Relations within Households in Sri Lanka. Second International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. P. 109

III. Handaragama, Saman (With HiruniRathnayake) (2011) Changing women’s Role in Development: A Sociological Analysis. Fourth National Geography Conference.Department of Geography, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. P. 58

IV. Handaragama, Saman (With ChandimaJayasena and ChamaniWijerathna) (2012) (In Sinhala) Changes in Religious Beliefs among the Urban Populace: A Socio – Anthropological Study. 5th Research Conference, The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka. P. 299

V. Handaragama, Saman (With K. NimalSusanjika and SusanthaRasnayaka) (2012) (In Sinhala) A Sociological Analysis of the Significance of Small Scale Enterprises in the Family Livelihood Development and District Development. 5th Research Conference, The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka. P. 346

VI. Handaragama, Saman (With K. NimaliSusanjika and SusanthaRasnayaka) (2012) (In Sinhala) A Sociological Analysis of Gender and Informal Entrepreneurship. 13th National Convention on Women’s Studies, Document series No. 81 Colombo: Center for Women’s Research, Sri Lanka. P. 51-53

VII. Handaragama, Saman (With Amaya Kodikara) (2012) Challenges of Resettlement on Livelihood Development: With Special Reference to Magampura Harbor Development Project. Proceedings of the International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences.Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenepura. P. 31

VIII. Handaragama, Saman (With Amaya Kodikara) (2012) Circumstances of Compensation in Resettlement with Special reference to Magampura Harbor Development Project. A Sociological Analysis.Fourth International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.P. 124.

9. Research Articles in Non Refereed Journals

1.Handaragama, Saman (1999) (In Sinhala) A Short Sociological Analysis on 1972 Land Reform, “Giraga” Academic Journal Millennium Center for Analysis. Vol. 01, Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages, SabaragamuwaUnversity of Sri Lanka. PP 85-92

II.Handaragama, Saman (2000) (In Sinhala) Fundamental Rights. “Giraga” Academic Journal Millennium Centre for Analysis Vol. 02 No. 01, Faculty of Social Sciences and Languages, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. PP 1-12

III. Handaragama, Saman (2000) (In Sinhala) A Short Sociological Analysis on Gender in Sri Lanka. “Nivedini” Centre for Woman Educational and Research Centre. Vol. 07 No. 02, PP 63 – 70

IV. Handaragama, Saman (2008) The Influence of Coastal Tourism on Economic Activities of Men and Women in Sri Lanka. Eleventh National Convention on Women’s Research. Colombo: Center for Women’s Research, Sri Lanka.

Handaragama, Saman (With K. NimaliSusanjika and SusanthaRasnayaka) (2012) (In Sinhala) A Sociological Analysis of Gender and Informal Entrepreneurship. 13th National Convention on Women’s Studies, Document series No. 81 Colombo: Center for Women’s Research, Sri Lanka. PP 1-15