Welcome to the fifth International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS-2016) organized by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS) of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. The conference – interdisciplinary in method and internationalist in spirit – will be held on the 10th and 11th  of November 2016 at the University and its theme is ‘Transformation for Empowerment: Moving beyond Buzzwords’. It is geared up to transform for empowerment and social innovation – JOIN US.

I extend a warm welcome to academia, professionals, policy makers and the public from all over the world to join us for an exciting year of novel and emerging ideas, concerted action and the dissemination of knowledge through the main event of the conference along with keynote speeches; technical sessions;   the symposium on media and society: Concerted Thinking and Collaborative Work; the poster presentation: Crossing Spatiality and Temporality and The Nexus: IRCHSS-2016 on Blogosphere.

Look forward to meeting you at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, IRCHSS-2016.

Dr Chitra Jayathilake

PhD in English (Keele/UK),
MA in Linguistics (Kelaniya), MA in TESL (PGIE/OUSL), BA (Hons) USJ
Senior Lecturer in English/Department of English
Faculty Member/Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka