News and events
Professor Joy Palmer Cooper's visit to Sri Lanka July 2010
Professor Joy Palmer Cooper spent the month of July 2010 in Sri Lanka engaging in research and support for our project endeavours on the island.
She visited all of the villages which are the sites of research for the Durham Model strand of work and the majority of locations of the IASSW strand.
She had extensive interactions with our local researchers Kanthi and Shantha and worked in partnership with them to ensure progression in appropriate data collection in the various villages.
Professor Palmer Cooper also held various meetings to progress plans for the Project 2011 Conference to be held at the Sarvodaya Institute for Higher Learning, Bandaragama, Colombo on January 15th 2011.
It was a greatly worthwhile visit, ensuring that our Project is proceeding according to the planned timetable and that local researchers are fully equipped and happy with the important research work they are undertaking.
(2 August 2010)
Professor Joy Palmer Cooper's visit to Sri Lanka New Year 2010
Professor Joy Palmer Cooper spent four weeks in Sri Lanka in January/February 2010 engaging in various meetings, visits and research discussions and development sessions relating to our on-going data collection.
Various meetings were held in Colombo and she also visited the fieldwork location sites of Palana, Rassandeniya, Gandarawatte, Hiththatiya, Kirelawela (located in the Southern Province) and Puwakgahawela in the Sabaragamuwa Province.
Professor Palmer Cooper met with Advisory Board members Dr Vinya Ariyaratne, General Secretary and former Chief Executive of Sarvodaya, Ms Gill Westaway, Director of the British Council in Colombo and Professor David Cooper, Associate Director for Academic Affairs and Student Activities of Project Sri Lanka.
She had extensive discussions about research progress with three of our Research Associates in Sri Lanka. All are presently in the process of regular community visits for the purpose of conducting interviews and transcribing the data.
(12 February 2010)