Jagath Bandara Pathirage, completed his PhD in anthropology at Charles Darwin University in Australia, where he conducted his anthropological fieldwork among Sri Lankan immigrants in Darwin. In his Doctoral study, he looked at the sense of ‘Home’ among Sri Lankan immigrants in Darwin. Dr. Jagath received his first degree in sociology at the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka and MSc in social anthropology at the University of Edinburgh in UK. He was a research consultant for the University of Sussex in UK from 2007-to 2008 and then a senior research fellow at MARGA institute in Sri Lanka from 2008- 2011. Dr Jagath Bandara Pathirage is a senior lecturer in Anthropology and Sociology at the Department of Sociology, University of Colombo and is currently holding a Honorary Research Fellow position at Northern Institute at CDU. Dr Jagath is currently working on his manuscript on the idea of home among transnational migrants in Darwin.
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