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Sabaragamuwa University Journal

About the Journal

The Sabaragamuwa University Journal publishes the results of multidisciplinary research covering areas of Agriculture, Science and Technology, Social Sciences and Humanities and Management Studies. It is open for the publication of Research Articles, Reviews and Research Communications in all disciplines. The journal provides a forum for local and international scholars to publish high quality research from broader disciplines.

Publication frequency:

Two issues per year (February and August each year)

Editorial Policy

Authors submitting the manuscripts to journal need to follow instructions given in the authors' guidelines. Manuscripts which do not conform to the format and style of the Journal may be rejected at the preliminary screening process. The Journal reserves the right to make any further formal changes and language corrections necessary in a manuscript accepted for publication so that it conforms to the formatting requirements of the Journal.

Editorial Board

Prof. (Mrs.) J.M.C.K. Jayawardhana - Editor in Chief, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Prof Rohana P. Mahaliyanarchchi - Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Prof D.M. Anil Gunaratne - Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Prof H.M.S. Priyanath - Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Prof Wasantha Ratnayake - Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Prof. M.N. Wickramaratne - Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Prof J.W.D. Somasundara - External

Prof Rajeev Wijesinghe - External

Prof M. S. Rupasinghe - External

Prof K. A. P. Siddisena - External

Prof A. Kulasooriya - External

Dr. H.M. Indika Prasanna - Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Dr. Enoka P. Kudavidanage - Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Mr. M. Hapugoda - Copy Editor

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Computing & Formatting - Dr. Sadeera Bandara, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Ms. W.A.K. Amitha - Editorial Assistant

Author Guidelines

Sabaragamuwa university journal is a refereed journal that publishes articles in the multidisciplinary fields such as Agriculture, Science and Technology, Social Science and Humanities, and Management studies. Articles may be research papers, short communications, or review papers.

Peer Review Process

Manuscripts submitted by authors are preliminarily screened for quality and appropriateness of the content of the manuscript by the editorial board. The manuscripts which are passed through the initial screening process will be preceded for peer reviewing process. The reviewers are assigned for the manuscript by the editor in Chief in consultation with the subject editors. Based on the evaluation reports of reviewers the editorial board will make the final description of acceptance or rejection of the manuscript.

Conditions of the submission

  • Research papers must not exceed 20 manuscript pages including Tables and Figures.
  • Reviews should critically summarize and discuss the current state of understanding of a topic relevant to the scope of the journal. Should contain an abstract and the length should be similar or little higher than a normal research paper.
  • Short communications must not exceed 8 manuscript pages, must have an abstract, but may not contain the usual major headings of full papers.
  • Only original, unpublished manuscripts not under consideration for publication elsewhere should be submitted. Articles must be technically sound and written in English. Spelling should conform to The Concise Oxford Dictionary. Authors must prepare manuscripts according to the journal’s standards and instructions in order to facilitate prompt review and processing of papers
  • It is the responsibility of the author to obtain the permission for reprinting from the respective publisher for any materials that has been published elsewhere enabling them to reprint in SUSL journal.

Preparation of the manuscript

Prepare your manuscript including (1) Title Page (2) Abstract (3) Main text (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion) (4) References (5) Tables (6) Figures and (7) List of legends

Title Page

The title page should include:

  • The name(s) of the author(s)
  • A concise and informative title
  • The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
  • The e-mail address, and telephone number(s) of the corresponding author


Please provide an abstract of less than 200 words. The abstract should not contain any undefined abbreviations or unspecified references.


Please provide 4 to 6 keywords.

Main Text

Introduction – includes the problem addressed, current level of knowledge, the aim of the study, and the hypothesis tested.

Methods – must give all information on the methodology and analysis to allow replication of the study.

Results and Discussion – Explains the results and discuss the results in a larger context of study discipline and literature, and gives the scientific contribution of the study.

Conclusion – Explain the main conclusions of the study

In the text, all quoted and paraphrased intellectual property of other authors, as well as other works of the contributing author(s) must be properly referenced.

Work cited in the text should be indicated as follow: (Pathirana, 2005) or (Gombrich and Obeysekara,1990). Use ‘et al’ when citing a work by more than two authors, but indicate all the authors under references.

To distinguish the citation of different works of the same author published in the same year, use letters, i.e. (Perera, 2005a, 2005b).

Text Formatting

Manuscripts should be prepared in Word.

  • Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 12-point Times Roman) for text.
  • Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages.
  • Save your file in docx format (Word 2007 or higher) or doc format (older Word versions).


Please use no more than three levels of displayed headings.


Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter.


Footnotes can be used to give additional information, which may include the citation of a reference included in the reference list. Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data).


Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc.. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.

Reference list

The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. Personal communications and unpublished works should only be mentioned in the text. Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last names of the first author of each work.

  • Journal article:

Chikumba, S. (2007) Present and Future Opportunities in Industrial Attachment Training for Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Journal of Educational Research, v. 19(1),pp.85-98.

  • Book:

Cleaver, T.(2006) Understanding the World Economy, London: Rutledge.

  • Book chapter

Iyengar, K.R.S. (1961) ‘The Litterature of India’ in The CommonwealthPen: An Introduction to the Litterature of British Commonwealth, McLeod, A.L. (ed), New York: Cornell University Press.

  • Conference paper:

Bartlett, K. (2001) A study of human resource development in indigenous firms and multi-national corporations in East and Southeast Asia in OA Aliaga (ed),Academy of Human Resources Development: proceedings of the 2001 conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma, February 28-March 4, 2001, Academy of Human Resources Development, Los Angeles, U.S., PP. 71-77.

  • Unpublished work:

Gunasekara, T.(1974) Dairy Propitiation in Urban Sri Lanka. Unpublished M A thesis, University of Edinburgh.

Author Downloads


Submit the manuscript including Tables and Figures. After the review, submit two printed copies of the revision, original of Figures and a soft copy. The computer file must be in Microsoft Word.

Send manuscripts to the;


Sabaragamuwa University Journal

Center for Research and Knowledge Dissemination,

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, P O Box 02

Belihuloua, 70140

Sri Lanka.

Phone: +94 (0)45 2280013

Fax:+94 (0)45 2280013 or

e-mail: Editor in Chief Sabaragamuwa University Journal:


Page proofs will be sent to the first author unless otherwise stated on the title page of the manuscript. Proofs must be corrected within two days. Alterations in proofs other than corrections of printer’s errors may be charged to authors.

Copyright Notice

© The Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

The copyright covers the exclusive right to distribute the article, including reprints, portable document format (pdf) files or any other reproduction of similar nature. No part of the article may be reproduced without permission in writing from the copyright holder.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Publication Fees

No page charges are levied and authors will receive a PDF copy of the published paper.


Volume 16 Number 1 August 2018

Complete Archives of the Journal can be visited at

Volume 13 Number 1 May 2014

  1. A review septage management related regulatory and institutional aspects and needs in Sri Lanka S. Fernando,  P. Drechsel,  H. Manthrithilake,  L. Jayawardena 
  2. Employee turnover in manufacturing SMEs in Japan: an analysis of the link with HRM practices  Aruna Gamage
  3. Effect of plant growth regulators on micropropagation of selected Sri Lankan traditional and improved rice cultivars Oryza sativa L
  4. D. M. P. Dissanayaka,  Nilanthi Dahanayake
  5. A Comparative study for pre and post war performance of Colombo Stock Exchange CSE D. A. I. Dayaratne
  6. Development of new processed mussel product using local mussel species Perna viridis M. C. N. Jayasooriya,  Vigith Jayamanne,  M.T.N. Ranathunge.

Volume 12 Number 1 December 2013

  1. Critical constructivist teaching in good sportsmanship through olympism education: an action based teacher education program conducted in Sri Lanka  Samantha Nanayakkara   
  2. Enjoying elephant watching: a study on social carrying capacity of Kawdulla National Park in Sri Lanka  R. M. W. Rathnayake,  U. A. D. P. Gunawardena
  3. Awareness and participation of farmers in extension activities of agricultural media resources and extension centre in Ogun state O. P. Fawole,  S. A. Tijani
  4. How can terrorism be prevented: special reference to “Kotiyagala village” in Monaragala district of Sri –Lanka from 1995 2009 H. Ranjith,  Ravindra Palliyaguruge  
  5. The GoaCeylon religious connection: a review of the ‘The Indian Cry’ of Alvares Mar Julius Archbishop of Ceylon Goa and India Pratima Kamat  
  6. A study on Ludwig Wittgenstein’s concept of language games and the private language argument R. A. D. Weerasekara



Center for Research & Knowledge Dissemination,

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka,

P.O. Box 02, Belihuloya - 70140



+94 45 2280013


+94 45 2280013


Editor in Chief: Professor JMCK Jayawardane; 

Secretary: Ms. WAK Amitha (Scientific Assistant);