Prof. A. S. Chandrabose

Senior Lecturer (G I)

Social Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Select, 1st Floor of the HSS building

Office: 2881083, Ext: 583


Prof. A.S.Chandrabose, Senior Lecturer in Social Studies and involved in teaching the subjects of Economy of Sri Lanka and Comparative Economies to the students of the BA Degree in Social Sciences and teaching the subjects of Development and Public Policy to MA in Development Studies and Public Policy offered by the Department of Social Studies. He also coordinating the course on Certificate in Social Harmony for the undergraduate students of the Open University of Sri Lanka, which is World Bank funded project of Undergraduate Development Grant for the Higher Education for Twenty-first Century (HETC) of the Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka. He also involved in supervising the research dissertations of the students of the postgraduate programme both in the Open university and the Graduate studies of University of Colombo, Sri lanka. Chandrabose’s primary research interests are in the area of plantation economy, rural Labour, social welfare, minority community and the Indian Tamil culture in Sri Lanka. Pending

Area of Specification:

Labour in the Plantation Sector

Research Intrests:

Plantation economy, rural Labour, social welfare, minority community and the Indian Tamil culture in Sri Lanka.



Programmes Coordination:

1. M.Phil/Ph.D in Development Studies

Course Coordination:

Certificate in Social Harmony


1. Indian Council for Cultural Relation, scholarship to ursue postgraduate studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in 1997.

  1. Chandrabose, A.S. (2019). Labour in the Tea plantation Sector: A Special Reference to Privatized Large Scale Tea Estates in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Arts and Commerce, 8(4), 36-45.
  2. Red Colour of Tea’ : Central Issues that impact the tea plantation Community in Sri Lanka, published by HDO in Collaboration with CCFD France, 2011.
  3. Caste Discrimination among Indian Tamil Plantation Workers in Sri Lanka‹¨« in Caste less or Caste-blind? By IDSN/IIDS, Kumaran Book House, 2009Alcohol consumption amongst the plantation community: with special reference to large scale tea estates in the district of NuwaraEliya in Sri Lanka.‹¨« –
  4.  Labour Turnout In Small Tea Holdings: A Comparative Study Of Nilgiri Tea Gardens in South India and Tea Region of Low Elevation In Sri Lanka, Economic Review,Peoples Bank , Sri Lanka in September/December 2006 4. ‹¨«Migration of Tea Plantation Workers: India and Sri Lanka Experiences‹¨« (in Tamil) published in Manivila Malar by the Diamond Jubilee Committee of Prof. S. Sandarasegaram, Colombo, 2004. 5. ‹¨«Demographic Profile of Sri Lanka‹¨«, Published by the FES, Sri Lanka in 2004. The Tamil version of this article has been also published by the FCT in 2005 6. ‹¨«Distribution Pattern of Indian Origin Tamils in Sri Lanka‹¨«, Published by the memorial committee of Late R. Sivalingam, No. 2. Mangala Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2003
Ongoing Research:

1. Hired Labour in the Tea Small Holding Sector in Sri Lanka. 2. Outgoing Labour Force from the Large Scale Plantation: A Special reference to Tea Estates in Sri lanka.

Research Supervisions:

1. Supervising a MA dissertation on Marginal labour in the Wavuniya District of Sri lanka.


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