The Sri Lanka Journal of the Humanities is a bi-annual issue of the University of Peradeniya. It is devoted to the publication of articles based on original research in the Humanities and the Social Sciences, which pertain mainly, though not exclusively to Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lanka Journal of the Humanities is a journal published by the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. It is one of the successors to the University of Ceylon Review (1943-67) and was known as the Ceylon Journal of the Humanities (1970-71) before assuming its present name.
The Journal provides a serious forum for research papers in fields coming within the ‘traditional’ humanities such as literature and language studies, history, philosophy, psychology, archaeology, aesthetics and aesthetic theory, and translation and cultural studies. Submissions in other disciplines and sciences that may not technically come within the domain of humanities but are interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary in nature will also be considered for publication on a case-by-case basis. Potential contributors are therefore encouraged to adopt a wide interpretation of the fields covered by the Journal. While SLJH, given its title, will give priority to articles taking Sri Lanka as their locus, they need not always have a Sri Lanka focus to be considered for publication in the Journal.
In addition to research articles, the Journal accepts notes, communications, opinions, interviews, review articles and book reviews on topics that come within the journal’s stated purview.
After a period of about two years when the Journal was dormant, The Sri Lanka Journal of the Humanities recommenced its journey in 2017 under the stewardship of two new Co-editors and a new Editorial Board. The present issue of the Journal is special in that it marks this new beginning.