The ColomboArts Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities is the biannual on-line journal of the Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo. Its intention is to provide a platform for informative and thought-provoking research papers, conceptual papers, technical papers, case research and book reviews that specialize in social sciences and humanities. Articles are peer-reviewed by subject specialists and published in June and December each year under ISSN 2536-894X.

Consistent with the vision of the Faculty of Arts, the journal aims to be a platform of excellence in creative thinking, teaching, research and community outreach in the South Asian region.

We wish to express our appreciation and thanks to all those who contributed towards the Second Issue of ColomboArts. Words are not adequate to express our gratitude and respect for Senior Professor Lakshman Dissanayaka, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo, for his steerage. We also sincerely thank Senior Professor Premakumara de Silva, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, who constantly guided and advised us throughout the publishing process.  Further, we would like to convey our respect to Prof. Athula Ranasinghe, Former Dean, Faculty of Arts for initiating the ColomboArts E-journal.

Thanks are also due to the authors who submitted their research papers for consideration, the reviewers and also the Language Editor. Our Advisory Board furnished valuable guidance and saw us through to completion of the issue. The staff of the Student Computer Unit, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo is also thanked for technical assistance.

ColomboArts Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities welcomes informative and thought provoking research papers from all areas of the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo