Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Ruhuna

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

Senior Lecturer I/ Head of the Department

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

Phone: +944122227012(O), +94777342762 (M)

Email: nvg.hemantha@gmail.com/nvghemantha@soci.ruh.ac.lk

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Biography:

Dr. N.V.G.A.Hemantha Kumara is a senior lecturer in sociology. At present he serves as the Head of the Department. Hemantha Kumara studied at Saint Aloysius College, Galle and graduated from University of Ruhuna in 1993. He has authored several textbooks, journal articles, research papers on the field of sociology. Also, his textbook is very popular among sociology students at Sri Lankan Universities.

Qualifications:

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

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science - (SLAAS)

Specialized fields:

Sociology of Gender
Globalization and Development
Contemporary Social Institutions

Teaching areas:

Gender Studies

Globalization and Development

Counseling Theory

Changeology

Research Areas:

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

Publications:

Textbooks Published

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2019). Counseling Psychology: Theory and Practice, Galle: Asian Printers (66 Pages).ISBN 978-955-99721-2-9.
  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2008). Sociology: Basic Concepts, Theories and Methods, Colombo: Wejesooriya Book Centre, (1st Print with 360 Pages). ISBN 978-955-652-438-3.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2012). Sociology: Basic Concepts, Theories and Methods, Colombo: Wejesooriya Book Centre, (2nd Print, 360 Pages). ISBN 978-955-652-438-3.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2013). Sociology: Basic Concepts, Theories and Methods, Colombo: Wejesooriya Book Centre, (3rd Print, 360 Pages). ISBN 978-955-652-438-3.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2016). Sociology: Basic Concepts, Theories and Methods, Colombo: Wejesooriya Book Centre, (4th Print - Enlarged editionwith including a new chapter, 440 Pages). ISBN 978-955-652-43-3.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2018). Sociology: Basic Concepts, Theories and Methods, Colombo: Wejesooriya Book Centre, (5thPrint, 440 Pages). ISBN 978-955-652-43-3.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2017). Sociology of Family, Kinship and Marriage, Galle: Ruhuna Study Circle & New National Printers, (344 Pages). ISBN 978-955-1737-08-05

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2011). Approach to Sociology, Galle: Author Publication, (1st Print with 464 Pages). ISBN 978-955-99721-1-2.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2012). Approach to Sociology, Matara: Ruhuna Study Circle, (2nd Print with new topics, 624 Pages). ISBN 978-955-1737-04-7.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2015). Approach to Sociology, Galle: Ruhuna Study Circle, (3rd Print – Fully edited version with A4 size book,498 Pages). ISBN 978-955-1737-07-8.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2002). Basic Concepts, Theories and Methods of Sociology, Colombo: Wejesooriya Book Centre, (212 Pages). ISBN 978-652-112-7.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2001). An Introduction to Basic Concepts, Theories and Methods in Sociology, Colombo: Wejesooriya Book Centre, (160 Pages). ISBN 978-652-112-8.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (1997). Approach to Sociology and Anthropology, Colombo: S. Godage Publishers, (200 Pages). ISBN 955-20-2227-4.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. and A.K.G. Jayasinghe (1996). Sociology: A Collection of Critical Essays, Colombo: S. Godage Publishers, (120 Pages). ISBN 955-20-2056-5.

Research Books Published

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2009). Gender and women’s Rights, Colombo: Wejesooriya Book Centre, (464 Pages). ISBN 978-652-439-4.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2001). Family and Marriage: A Sociological Review, Colombo: Wejesooriya Book Centre, (1st Print with 186 Pages). ISBN 978-652-039-9.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2009). Family and Marriage: A Sociological Review, Colombo: Wejesooriya Book Centre, (2nd Print- Fully edited version with 240 Pages). ISBN 978-652-039-9.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2006). Sri Lankan Society: A Sociological Review, Galle: Author Publication, (240 Pages). ISBN 955-9972-1-0-3.


Publications in Refereed Journals

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2019).The Impact of Globalization March on Gender Relationships in Rural Family Units,Sri Lanka Journal of Social Work, Colombo: National Institute of Social Development, Ministry of Housing and Social Welfare, Vol.03, ISSN 2602-8867.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2019). An Investigation of the Ideology of Theories and Models related to Globalization Process, The Faculty Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences- FJHSS, Matara: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna,Vol.08, Issue 01. ISSN 1800-3486.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2018).The Impact of Globalization on Rural Social System in Sri Lanka, The Faculty Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences- FJHSS, Matara: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Vol.07, Issue 02. ISSN 1800-3486.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2018). Transition to Perfect Man to Realistic Man: A Critical Review of Social Reconstruction Process in the Era of Globalization, Sri Lanka Journal of Social Work, Colombo: National Institute of Social Development, Ministry of Housing and Social Welfare, Vol.02, pp.1-10. ISSN 2602-8867.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2018). Good Governance, Human Rights and Social Progress: Struggling to Create a Transnational Culture in Sri Lankan Context, International Journal of Research in Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol.05, Issue 07, pp.06-12.ISSN 2394-6288-Print : ISSN 2394-6296-Online.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2018). Globalization Discourse and Cultural Construction: Struggling to Create Better Life and Better Society, International Journal of Innovative Science and Research Technology, Vol. 03, Issue 07. ISSN 2456-2165.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2018). Perspectives on Globalization Paradigm: The Struggle to Build a Better Society, American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences (ASRJETS), Vol.04, No. 01, pp.257-263. ISSN2313-4410-Print: ISSN 2313-4402-Online, http://asrjetsjournal.org/

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2006/07).Models and Approaches to Women’s Development, Journal of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Matara: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Vol.04,pp. 53-72. ISSN 1800-3486.

Abstracts Published

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2018).Impact of Modern Globalization Process on the Formation of Gender Relations in Rural Family,Proceedings of National Research Symposium on Historical Studies- NRSHS, Department of Humanities, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, 30th January 2018, pp. 282-285.ISBN 978-955-30-8728-7.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2017). The Impact of the Modern Globalization Process on the Formation of Gender Relationship Obligations Existing in the Rural Societies in Sri Lanka, 3rdInternational Conference of theFaculty of Humanities and Social Sciences- RUICHSS, March 28-29, 2017, University of Ruhuna, p.138. ISBN978-955-1507-53-4.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. &S.W. Amarasinghe (2017). The Impact of the Transnational Culture on the Formation of Gender Relationship in the Rural Sri Lanka, National Conference on Social Work for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development, Colombo: National Institute of Social Development, p.95, ISBN 978-955-8003-19-0.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2017). The Impact of the Globalization March on the Formation of Rural Social Structure in Sri Lanka, National Conference on Social Work for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development, Colombo: National Institute of Social Development, p.67, ISBN 978-955-8003-19-0.


Editorial Works

  • Editorial Board Member (2018). –The Faculty Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences- FJHSS, 2018, volume 07 and Issue 02,University of Ruhuna,(206 pages with 14 Articles), ISSN 1800-3486.

  • Editorial Board Member (2016). Felicitation Volume of Senior Professor A.K.G. Jayasinghe, Matara: Department of Sociology, University of Ruhuna,( 449 pages with 20 Articles) ISBN 978-955-1507-43-5.

  • Editor (2014). Felicitation Volume of Kanumuldeniye Chandawimala Maha Thero, Galle: Ruhuna Study Circle,(764 Pages with 39 Articles)ISBN 978-955-1737-06-1.

  • Editorial Committee Member (2009). Abhimani: A Journal of the Ruhuna Study Circle, Matara: Ruhuna Study Circle,(416 pages with 22 Articles) ISBN 978-955-1737-01-06.

  • Editorial Committee Member (2014). Patipada: Academic Journal of the Ramanna Maha Nikaya, Colombo: Government Press Board of Sri Lanka, (128 pages with 16 Articles), ISBN 978-955-7524-009

  • Editor (2003/04). Prathimana: Ruhuna Journal of Sociology, Sociological Society of the Department of Sociology, University of Ruhuna, Vol.05,(232 pages with 14 Articles),ISSN 1391-2445.

  • Editor (1995/96). Prathimana: Ruhuna Journal of Sociology, Sociological Society of the Department of Sociology, University of Ruhuna, Vol.02,(80 pages with 07 Articles),ISSN 1391-2445.

  • Editor (1993/94). Prathimana: Ruhuna Journal of Sociology, Sociological Society of the Department of Sociology, University of Ruhuna, Vol.03,(298 pages with 14 Articles)

  • Editor – Student Handbook of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Academic Year 2011/2012, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.ISBN- 978-955-1507-19-0.

  • Chief Editor - Student Handbook of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Academic Year 2012/2013, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. ISBN- 978-955-1507-19-0.

  • Chief Editor- Student Handbook of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Academic Year 2013/2014, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. ISBN- 978-955-1507-19-0.


Full Papers Published in National Level Research Journals
  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2017/18). Analysis of Emphases, Dimensions and Perspectives of Globalization Process, Prathimana: Ruhuna Journal of Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Ruhuna, Vol.11, pp.79-92. ISSN 1391-2445.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2014). Issues Related to Aging of the Population in Sri Lanka,Sahurdha Prasadi: The Journal of Arts Circle of Richmond College, Galle: Richmond College,Vol.01, pp.243-260. ISBN 978-955-0203-01-7.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2014). Impact of Modernization Process on Sinhalese Kinship System: An Investigation Based on the Functional Perspective, Prathimana: Ruhuna Journal of Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Ruhuna, Vol.09, pp.66-90. ISSN 1391-2445.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2012). A Demonstration of Models and Approaches to Women’s Development for Gender Equality, Prathimana: Ruhuna Journal of Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Ruhuna, Vol.07, pp.188-222. ISSN 1391-2445.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2009). Gender Characteristics of Sinhala Society, The Journal of Rural Development, Colombo: Rural Development Research and Training Institute, pp.25-62. ISSN1800-2552.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2009). A Comparative Analysis of Sociology and Other Social Sciences, Abhimani: A Journal of the Ruhuna Study Circle, Matara: Ruhuna Study Circle, pp.253-268. ISBN 978-955-1737-01-06.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2009). Introduction to Questionnaire Method as a Research Tool, Abhimani: A Journal of the Ruhuna Study Circle, Matara: Ruhuna Study Circle, pp.205-212. ISBN 978-955-1737-01-06.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2009). A Critical Introduction to the Concept of Cultural Diffusion, Abhimani: A Journal of the Ruhuna Study Circle, Matara: Ruhuna Study Circle, pp.25-32. ISBN 978-955-1737-01-06.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2008). Social Change in Matara during the Post-Independence Period, Matara Wanshaya: A Journalof the Ministry of National Heritage and Cultural Affairs,Colombo: Ministry of National Heritage and Cultural Affairs, Vol.01, pp.358-363. ISBN 978-955-9117-11-7.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2007). Rice Culture of Sinhala Society, Sambhasha: A Journal of the Piriven Education Unit of the Ministry of Education, Colombo: Ministry of Education, Vol.15, pp.175-182.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2006). Social Welfare Approach and Rural Development, The Journal of Rural Development, Colombo: Rural Development Research and Training Institute, pp.31-38. ISSN 1800-2552.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2003/04). Marriage in Ancient Sinhalese Society, Prathimana: Ruhuna Journal of Sociology, Sociological Society of the Department of Sociology, University of Ruhuna, Vol.05, pp.74-117. ISSN 1391-2445.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2004). Introduction to a Feminist Discourse on Models and Approaches to Rural Development, Prajashakthi: The Journal of Rural Development, Colombo: Rural Development Research and Training Institute, pp.35-42. ISSN 1391-1846.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (1996/97). History of Psychology, the Nature of the Subject and Its Schools, Prathimana: Ruhuna Journal of Sociology, Sociological Society of the Department of Sociology, University of Ruhuna, Vol.04, pp.88-112. ISSN 1391-2445.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (1995/96). The Existence of Law and Social Order in Stateless Societies , Prathimana: Ruhuna Journal of Sociology, Sociological Society of the Department of Sociology, University of Ruhuna, Vol.03., pp.122-131. ISSN 1391-2445.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (1995/96). An Investigation into the Issues of Family Relationships and Migration of Married Women in Rural Sri Lanka , Prathimana: Ruhuna Journal of Sociology, Sociological Society of the Department of Sociology, University of Ruhuna, Vol.03, pp.15-22. ISSN 1391-2445.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (1993/94). Sri Lankans Who Record Suicide , Prathimana: Ruhuna Journal of Sociology, Sociological Society of the Department of Sociology, University of Ruhuna, Vol.02, pp.26-38.

Articles Published in Felicitation Volumes
  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2006).A Social Anthropological Review on the Origin of Religion, Felicitation Volume of Thibbotuwawe Shri Sobhitha Thero, Akuressa: Sri Sudarshanarama Temple, pp.58-65. ISBN-955-99659-0-5.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2008). A Socio-Anthropological Review on the Religious Magic, Felicitation Volume of Imbulegoda Chandananda Maha Thero, Colombo: Ministry of Cultural Affairs, pp.113-120. ISBN-978-955-1929-00-8.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2008). A Socio-Anthropological Review on the Institute of Religion,Felicitation Volume of Uduulle Sangharakkhitha Maha Thero, Naramwala – Kurunegala: Pawadan Lakara Maha Piriwena, pp.258-274.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2011). Sociological Analysis on the Institute of Religion, Galle District Shasanawansha Felicitation Volume, Baddegama-Galle: Sri Amarawansha Maha Piriwena, pp.119-130.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2013). Professor R.M.Ranaweera Banda: A Memory about the University Teacher, Prathimana: Ruhuna Journal of Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Ruhuna, Vol.08, pp.xxix-xxxvii. ISSN 1391-2445.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2014). Life History of Kanumuldeniye Chandawimala Maha Thero, Felicitation Volume of Kanumuldeniye Chandawimala Maha Thero, Galle: Ruhuna Study Circle, pp.33-52. ISBN 978-955-1737-06-1.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2015).The Impact of Globalization process on Sri Lanka: Opportunities and Threats, Felicitation Volume of Kalabhushana Mahanama Mangalasiri, Hikkaduwa: Circle of Senior Citizens, pp.159-178. ISBN 978-955-44262-1-4.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2018). The Seal ofDr. Rathna Sri Wejesinghe of Galle Saint Aloysius College : A Memory about the School Teacher, The Felicitation Volume of Rathna Sri Wejesinghe, Galle: Sudu Neluma Sahitya Kala Mangalyaya of Sanhinda Parshadaya.

  • Hemantha Kumara, N.V.G.A. (2018). The Seal of Senior Professor Sarath Amarasinghe of Ruhuna University, Professor Sarath Amarasinghe Felicitation Volume, Matara: Department of Sociology, University of Ruhuna, PP. 15-27. ISBN 978-955-1507-61-9.

Invited Keynote Speeches:
  • Keynote Address, (2006). Annual Conference on International Day of Human Rights, The conference was organized by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka, Marara Regional office, (07th December 2006).