The annual field trip of the Department of Political Science and Public Policy was to Girandurukotte and took place from the 27th to the 29th of June, 2018. The aim of the visit was to enable final year students of the department to acquire knowledge about the socio, political and economic aspects of agrarian colonization in the sample field. Prior to the visit, the students were trained on developing a questionnaire and conducting field research by Senior Lecturer, Dr. Pradeep Pieris. The Head of the Department, Ms. Darshani De Silva, Senior Lecturer, Mahesh Senanayaka and Lecturers, Maneesha Ruwanpathirana, Crishni Silva Sumith Chaminda, Mohammed Faslan and junior staff members assisted the students with understanding each item in the questionnaire, clarified doubts and instructed them before sending them to the field.
The Grama Niladari of Girandurukotte C division gave a brief history of the village and summary of its current composition. Then, students were divided into 5 groups and were sent to the filed under the supervision of a lecturer. Students were given an opportunity to use research tools such as questionnaires and observation.