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Business Management and  Entrepreneurship
  1. Jayaweera, Johannessan and Wickramanayake: Extending UMM with Speech Acts
  2. de Alwis: The Impact of Socio-Cultural Background on Management and  Business Practices of Selected Small and Medium Scale Businesses in Sri Lanka
  3. Gunathunga: Habermasian way of Understanding Information Systems Development in Organizations in Sri Lanka       
  4. Jayasinghe: Structure and agency in entrepreneurship research - An alternative research framework
  5. Gamage:  Are Sri Lankan Entrepreneurs motivated by the need for achievement
  6. Gamage:  Theory, Surprise and reality: Exploring the world of the Sri Lankan Entrepreneurship

Economic Development
  1. Athukorala: The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment for Economic Growth (A case study of Sri Lanka)
  2. Caron: Defining Security, Negotiating Rights: The Influence of Environmental Impact Assessment Legislation
  3. Yamane: Rethinking Vulnerability to Climate Change in Sri Lanka

Education and  Employment
  1. Hughes and Balasuriya:  Education and Employment in Sri Lanka:  A Look toward the Future
  2. Weligamage and Sengitai: Employer Needs and Graduate Skills: The Gap Between Employer Expectations and Job Expectations of Sri Lankan University Graduates National Politics

Gender and  Society
  1. Ruwanpura: Conflict and Survival: Sinhala Female –Headship in Eastern Sri Lanka
  2. Jayawardena and Senevirathna: Human Resource Management: A Post-modern Reading   
  3. Weeramunda:  Migrant Female Domestic Labor: Answer to Rural Poverty in the Context of Globalization?

  1. Gulawita: Good Governance produces a salutary effect in world politics
  2. Rajapakse: Government Audit: Review of Employees’ Attitudes on Government Audit of Public Sector Enterprises in Sri Lanka
Linguistics and Language Studies
  1. de Silva and  Premawardhena: Some Computational Aspects of Natural Language Understanding:  A Case Study on Spoken Sinhala
  2. Fernando:  The Vocabulary of Sri Lankan English: Word and Phrases  that Transform a Foreign Language into Sri Lanka’s Own
  3. Fonseka: A Sri Lanka Variety of English? Exploding Fallacy
  4. Meddegama: Depiction of Ethnic Conflicts and Riots in Modern Sinhala Fiction
  5. Premawardhena: Impact of English Loan Words on Modern Sinhala
Nutritional and Health Aspects
  1. Elankumaran: Malnutrition in Preschool Children of Jaffna Society- A Post-exodus Statistical Perspective
  2. Gunasekara, Chandrasekara and Silva: High Prevalence of Under Nutrition among Preschool Children from Low-income Group in Colombo, Sri Lanka: Impact of Low Quality and Quantity of  Nutrient Intakes
  3. Kusumarathna: Unripe and Ripe Concepts in Ayurveda and Treatment Behaviors  (A Sociological Review)
  4. Pathirana: Preschool Children and Violence: Psychological Profile
  5. Wijerathna and Gunasekera: Social and Psychological Factors Associated to Infertility and  their consequences on Quality of Life of Infertile Couples in Sri Lanka
Peace Building & Social Harmony
  1. Abeyratna - War and Ethnic Identity in an Ethnically Mixed Village Community: The Case  of Panama
  2. Korf : Graveyard of Peace? Spatial Politics and Political Geographies in Post-War Sri Lanka
  3. Mishra: Sinhala-Tamil Reconciliation and the Indian Connection
  4. Orjuela - Peaceful Identities? Multiculturalism and Civic Peace Building in Sri Lanka
  5. Hoglund and Svensson - Risking Peace: Comparing Mistrust-Reducing Strategies in the Sri Lankan Peace Processes   
Peadogogical Issues and Methods
  1. Ekanayake: Deductive Formal Proof in Geometry: Implications for Instructional Practices
  2. Fitzimmons:  Sri Lankans Playing with Mac’s: Insights into the ‘Mind Tools’ Needed for Computer Learning
  3. Karunarathna :Teaching English in Urban Sri Lanka: Some Pedagogical Issues
  4. Weerawardena: Developing Conceptual Understanding of Chemical Equilibrium through the Use of Computer-based   Visualization Software   
  5. Wckramarachchi: Perceived Stress in a Sample of G. C. E. (A/L) Students in Sri Lankan Schools
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Urban Issues
  1. Nawagamuwa:  Slums, Squatter Areas and Informal Settlements- Do They Block or Help Urban Sustainability in Developing Contexts
  2. Fernando: A Measure of Urban Livelihood Vulnerability – A Case of Colombo
  3. Wickramarachchi: Land Readjustment as a Land Management Technique for Urban Areas

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