Prof. Siri Hettige

[Conference Chair]
Emeritus Professor of Sociology
University of Colombo
Sri Lanka

Siri Hettige is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka . He is also an Adjunct Professor at the RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Professor Hettige was recently appointed as the Chairman, National Police Commission, Sri Lanka. He is also the Honorary President of the Association of Sri Lankan Sociologists and Chairman, the Working Committee on Social Sciences, National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka. He has published widely on such themes as youth, education, social and political conflict, social policy and governance and development. He has also served as a Visiting Professor/ Researcher at a number of overseas universities such as University of Zurich, Switzerland, University of Kuopio, Finland, Melbourne University, and University of Adelaide, Australia. His most recent publications include: Globalization, Employment and Education, co-authored with Angela Little, Rutledge, London (2013), Governance, Conflict and Development in South Asia, co-edited with Eva Geherz, Sage publications, Delhi, (2014), Towards a Sane Society, Sarasavi, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka (2015).

Human societies across the world face diverse challenges today and how these challenges are faced by societies will have a bearing on the life chances and well-being of children and youth. While there is considerable diversity among societies in terms of their political, economic, social and cultural characteristics, some of the challenges they face are similar. It is against this backdrop that exchange of knowledge and experiences across countries is necessary to understand issues and find appropriate solutions to various issues pertaining to children and youth. It is in this sense that 2020 Children and Youth conference is an exciting prospect for researchers and many other stakeholders dealing with children and youth issues. We hope that this conference will attract a wide array of participants and contributors from different parts of the world so that the event would be a truly global event taking place in Colombo.

 I, as Co-Chair of CCY2020 wish to invite senior and young researchers, practitioners, policy makers and service providers to contribute papers to this conference or be part of the conference as active participants there. I very much look forward to meeting paper presenters and participants at the CCY2020 in Colombo.


Prof. Siri Hettige

Emeritus Professor, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Scientific Committee


Dr. Tim Burgoyne, Wilmington College, USA

Dr Ankur Madan, Azim Premji University, India

Dr. Roziah Mohd Rasdi, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr Victoria Cooper, The Open University, UK

Dr. Samudra Senarath, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Dr Ankur Madan, Azim Premji University, India

Dr. Ayaz Muhammad Kha, University of Education, Pakistan

Dr. A. Shahin Sultana, Pondicherry University, India

Prof. Nandita, University of Delhi, India

Dr Vinod Chandra, University of Lucknow, India

Dr. S. P. K. Jena, University of Delhi, India

Dr. Samudra Senarath, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Dr. Ana Uka, Istanbul University, Turkey

Dr. Batool Atta, The University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Pakistan

Dr. R.Surenthirakumaran, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Dr. Mohd Mursyid Arshad, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr. Mohd Ashraff Mohd Anuar, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr. Abdul Lateef Abdullah, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Prof. Pamela Singla, Delhi University, India

Dr. Ishrat Zakia Sultana,North South University,Bangladesh

Dr. Gabriella Daróczi,Eötvös Loránd University,Hungary

Dr. Zsombor M. Tóth,Eötvös Loránd University,Hungary

Dr. Ádám Pölcz,Eötvös Loránd University,Hungary

Dr. Miklós Lehmann,Eötvös Loránd University,Hungary

Dr. Gabriella Pataky,Eötvös Loránd University,Hungary

Dr. Éva Márkus ,Eötvös Loránd University,Hungary

Conference Convener


Mr. Isanka P Gamage
The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka
Hotline: +94 715 589 870 / +94 777 379 779
TP: +94117992022

Conference Secretariat

Mr.R.M.K.S Chandana
#531/18, Kotte road, Pitakotte, Sri Lanka.
Tel: +94117992022
Fax: +94 112 873 371
Hotline (whatsapp/viber) : +94 76 573 3737