Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Ruhuna

Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (Mr.)

Senior Lecturer I/ Head of the Department

Department of Sociology
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
University of Ruhuna
Matara 81000
Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 777342762 

Email: nvg.hemantha@gmail.com

Biography:

Hemantha kumara is a senior lecturer in sociology. At present he is the head of the department of sociology. Mr. Hemantha kumara studied at Saint Aloysius college, Galle and graduated from University of Ruhuna in 1993. He has authored many textbooks and Where he has been University lecturer since 1994.

Qualifications:

  • MPhil (Ruhuna)
  • MA (Peradeniya)
  • BA (Hons) (Ruhuna)

Specialized fields and teaching areas:

Globalization and Development
Gender Studies
Psychological Counseling
Sociology of Literature
Contemporary Social Institutions

Research Areas:

Gender Studies, Globalization and Development, Sociology of Literature, Psychological Counseling, Changeology

Publications:

Major publication

  • Hemantha Kumara, NVGA (2017) — Sociology of Family, Kinship and Marriage, Galle, New National Printers and Ruhuna Study Circle. ISBN-978-955-1737-08-5, (Second Revised and Enlarged Edition)

  • Hemantha Kumara, NVGA (2017) — Approach to Sociology, Galle: Ruhuna Study Circle. ISBN-978-955-1737-07-8, (Third Revised and Enlarged Edition )

  • Hemantha Kumara, NVGA (2016) — Sociology: Basic Concepts, Theory and Methodology, Colombo, Wijesooriya Book Centre. ISBN-978-955-652-43-3 (Third Enlarged Edition)

  • Hemantha Kumara, NVGA (2009) — Gender and Women Rights, Colombo : Wejesooriya Book Centre.ISBN-978-955-652-439-4

  • Hemantha Kumara, NVGA (2009) — Family and Marriage; Sociological Perspectives, Colombo : Wejesooriya Book Centre.ISBN-955-652-039-9, ( Second Enlarged Edition)

  • Hemantha Kumara, NVGA (2006) — A Sociological Perspectives of Sri Lankan Society‚ Galle: Athula Printers. ISBN-955-99721-0-3

  • Hemantha Kumara, NVGA and AKG Jayasinghe, (1996) — Sociology: A Collection of Critical Articles, Colombo: S. Godage Publishers.

  • Hemantha Kumara, NVGA (1996) — Approach to Sociology and Anthropology, Colombo : S. Godage Publisher ISBN-955-20-2227-4

Journal publications

  • Hemantha Kumara, NVGA (2016) —Good Governance, Human Rights and Social Development: Straggling to Create a Transnational Social Order in Sri Lanka Context˜, Prathimana; Ruhuna Journal of Sociology, Matara, Department of Sociology‚ University of Ruhuna, (285-298).


Conference publications

  • Hemantha Kumara, NVGA (2017) — ‘The Impact of Modern Globalization Process on the Formation of Relationship Obligations Existing in the Rural Societies in Sri Lanka’, Ruhuna University International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences, (p. 138)


Book chapters

  • Hemantha kumara, NVGA , CH Wejesundara and MTK Premarathna ( 2016)-Felicitation Volume of Senior Professor AKG Jayasingha, Matara, Department of Sociology, University of Ruhuna.

  • Hemantha Kumara, NVGA (2015)- Felicitation Volume of Kanumuldeniye Chandawimala Maha Thero, Galle, Ruhuna Study Circle and International Buddhist Centre.

  • Hemantha Kumara, NVGA et.al (2014)- Patipada, Colombo, Government Printing Department.

  • Hemantha Kumara, NVGA et.al (2009)- Annual Journal of Ruhuna Study Circle, Galle, Ruhuna Study Circle.

  • Hemantha Kumara, NVGA (2003/4)- Ruhuna Journal of Sociology; Prathimana, Matara, Department of Sociology ,University of Ruhuna.

  • Hemantha Kumara, NVGA (1996/7)- Ruhuna Journal of Sociology, Matara, Department of Sociology,University of Ruhuna.


Editorial Works

  • Editor-(1996/97)-“PRATHIMANA”, Ruhuna Journal of Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Ruhuna, Matara.(ISBN-1391-2445)

  • Editor- (2003/04)-“PRATHIMANA”, Ruhuna Journal of Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Ruhuna, Matara.( ISBN-1391-2445)

  • Editor-(2011/12), Student Handbook, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Matara. ISBN-978-955-1507-19-0

  • Editorial Board Member- (2009), Journal Ruhuna Study Circle; Abhimani , (ISBN 978-955-1737-01-6)

  • Chief Editor-(2012/13), Student Handbook, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Matara. (ISBN-978-955-1507-19-0)

  • Editorial Board Member- (2013/14), Student Handbook, Faculty of humanities and social Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Matara. ( ISBN-978-955-1507-19-0)

  • Editorial Board Member- (2014), “Patipada” Government Printing Department, Colombo. (ISBN-978-955-7524-009)

  • Editor- (2015), Felicitation Volume of Kanumuldeniye Chandawimala Maha Nahimi, Ruhuna Study Circle, Galle. (ISBN-978-955-1737-06-1)

  • Editorial Board Member- (2016), Felicitation Volume of Senior Professor AKG Jayasinghe, Department of Sociology, University of Ruhuna, Matara.( ISBN-978-955-1507-43-5)

  • Co-editor for the period of 2017/18 - The Faculty Journal of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Matara.


Invited keynote talks and seminar presentations

  • Keynote Speaker- (2006), “International Day of Human Rights”, The event was organized by the Regional Centre for Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka.