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In memoriam: Emeritus Professor Laksiri Dharmasoka Jayasuriya (1931–2018)

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Siri Gamage

School of Social Science and Psychology, Western Sydney University, Parramatta, AU
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Abstract

Emeritus Professor Laksiri Jayasuriya who was a Professor of Social Work and Social Administration at the University of Western Australia passed away on April 20th 2018 in Perth. He was the founder of the Sociology Department of the University of Colombo and led an illustrious career in the Australian academia while contributing to government policy making in areas such as multiculturalism, ethnic affairs, immigration and citizenship. He nurtured cohorts of students under his care during his long career in Australia and continued to engage in scholarly activities and publishing after retirement. Professor Jayasuriya leaves behind beloved wife Rohini and two loving sons Kanishka and Pradeep -both professionals- one in the academia and the other in medical field. His death comes as a great loss to his academic colleagues, particularly in Australia and Sri Lanka.

 

Original Source: Gamage, S. (2018) Obituary: Emeritus Professor Laksiri Dharmasoka Jayasuriya (1931-2018), Social Affairs: A Journal of the Social Sciences, 1(8), pp. 56-59.

Copyright 2018 by Social Affairs: A Journal of the Social Sciences. Published with permission.

How to Cite: Gamage, S., 2019. In memoriam: Emeritus Professor Laksiri Dharmasoka Jayasuriya (1931–2018). Sri Lanka Journal of Social Sciences, 42(1), pp.77–79. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljss.v42i1.7858
Published on 10 Jun 2019.
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