DSpace Repository

The Evolution of Sinhala Marriage Alliances: A Study of Panama; Sri Lanka

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Gunarathne, M.R
dc.contributor.author Samarasekara, K.M.S
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-08T06:38:20Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-08T06:38:20Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Gunarathne, M.R, Samarasekara, K.M.S.(2021)."The Evolution of Sinhala Marriage Alliances: A Study of Panama; Sri Lanka", VJHSS (2021), Vol. 06 (01) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1391-1937
dc.identifier.uri http://dr.lib.sjp.ac.lk/handle/123456789/9162
dc.description.abstract Sri Lankan marriage alliances have manifested a considerable interdependency with the socioeconomic system from the early stages through its history. While sociocultural change is an inherent phenomenon of the evolutionary history of mankind, the traditional Sinhalese marriage system has adapted to the changing socioeconomic forces over the centuries. This study intends to investigate the impact of the current socioeconomic system on modern marriage alliances in Sri Lanka. An analytical ethnographic study was used to execute the research in Panama, drawing upon the study of Nur Yalman, the extraneous anthropologist in 1967. Fifty households were randomly sampled, and a structured interview schedule was employed as the key method of data collection, using non-participant observation and genealogical methods as the subsidiary methods. Both primary and secondary sources were referred to through a mix method in data analysis where both quantitative and qualitative data were used. The findings of the study reveal that, with the passage of time, Sinhalese marriage has undergone a tremendous change in the size of household, age at marriage, process of mate selection, education which leads to labour force, land tenure, caste and the kinship network in Sri Lanka. The research concludes by disclosing that, though the sanctity of Sinhalese marriage is generally affected by socioeconomic change, the shadow of traditional form of marriage alliances can be found in rural Sri Lanka. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Sri Jayawardenepura en_US
dc.subject Sinhalese marriage alliances Economy Sociocultural Change Sri Lanka en_US
dc.title The Evolution of Sinhala Marriage Alliances: A Study of Panama; Sri Lanka en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://doi.org/10.31357/fhss/vjhss.v06i01.06 en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search DSpace


My Account