The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka proudly invites you to the 1st National Research Symposium on Social Sciences and Humanities (NRSSSH 2022)

NRSSSH will be held on the 29th (Tuesday) of November 2022 as an ONLINE symposium under ‘Promoting multidisciplinary research for national development.’  The inauguration ceremony will take place at the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, while the speeches and presentations will take place on a virtual platform. NRSSSH 2022 will be a golden opportunity for researchers to share their knowledge, experiences, and outcomes of research and contribute to the dissemination of valuable, innovative findings to a well-read audience.

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline – 05th  July 2022
  • Notification of acceptance – 22nd July 2022
  • Submission of revised abstract – 26th August 2022
  • Registration closing date– 06th October 2022
  • Conference date: 29th November 2022

Conference Tracks

  • Archaeology, Heritage Management, and History  
  • Environmental Management, Geography, and Development Studies
  • Language, Culture, and Literature
  • Technology, Innovation, and Education
  • Economics, Governance, and Development
  • Communication and Mass Media
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management

Abstract Template and Guidelines

Authors are required to submit an abstract prepared according to the guidelines given in the following.

The abstract must report original research and be limited to approximately 250-300 words, and should exactly convey the content of the study. It should specifically contain the background, importance of the study, objectives, methodology used, key findings, and major conclusions. Authors should include five keywords after the abstract. All submissions should be typed on A4 size pages with 1-inch margins on all sides and line space 1.15. The draft can be submitted only in English. We encourage all of you to use the template provided below.


All accepted abstracts will be published in the symposium proceedings. In addition to that, the Authors will also be invited to contribute to a special volume of peer-reviewed faculty journal “Samodhana,” volume 10, issue ii, published by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Premakumara de Silva

Senior Professor (Chair)
Department of Sociology,
University of Colombo
Chairman Standing Committee/ Humanities,
Social Sciences & and Education University Grants Commission

Dr. PB Dharmasena

Independent Consultant

Guidelines for Oral presentations

All the authors should present their research using PowerPoint (MS Office) format 97-2003. Details of the presentations are as follows:

  • Duration of the presentation: 10 minutes (8 minutes for presentation and 2 minutes for question)
  • Mode: Online
  • Language: Sinhala and English


  • 2000 LKR for Early Bird Registration (before 06th October 2022)
  • 3000 LKR (After 7th October 2022)

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Conference Chair

Prof. Manjula Ranagalage
Department of Environmental Management,
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities,
Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.

Conference Secretary

Ms. Hiruni Samarasinghe
Department of Languages,
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities,
Rajarata University of Sri Lanka.

Symposium Proceedings