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Prof. G.D.R.U. Abeyrathne

BA(Hons.), MPhil, PhD
Professor of Political Science
Email : abeyrathne.upul@gmail.com
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Education


  • PhD in Political Science, Department of Political Science, Bangalore University, Bangalore (2010)
  • MPhil in Political Science, Department of Political Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2005).
  • BA in Political Science, Department of Political Science’ University of Peradeniya (1992-1996)

Appointments


  • Professor of Political Science from 1st of November 24, 2016 to date
  • Senior Lecturer (Grade I), Department of Public Policy, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, from 1st June 2011 – 31st October 2016.
  • Senior Lecturer (Grade II), Department of Economics, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, from 1st June 2005 – 31st May 2011.
  • Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, from 1st January 1999 – 31st May 2005
  • Assistant Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka from 15th October 1996 to 31st of January 1999.

Visiting Appointments


  • Visiting Lecturer, Masters Degree Programme in Conflict, Peace and Development Studies, conducted by Tribuvan University, Nepal, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka 2010/2011.
  • Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna, on Basic introduction to Social Studies, Democracy and Good Governance and Political Systems of the World 2005
  • Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna, Galle, Sri Lanka on Foundational Module on Social Harmony, 2006
  • Visiting Lecturer, Political Academy, National Youth Services Council of Sri Lanka, 1999.

Research Interest


  • Public Policy Management, Minority Politics, Poverty, Transnational studies, Power Rivalry in the Indian Ocean.

Publications - Journal Articles


  • (2011)‘Ethno-nationalism in Sri Lanka: Reverse and obverse of nation state’’, Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, University of Ruhuna.(In English)
  • (2010), Co-author, “Revolutionary Idealism and Parliamentary Politics: A study of JanathaVimukthiPeramuna (Pepole’s Liberation front) in Sri Lanka” Special Issues, No. 01 December, 2010(In English).
  • (2009) (Co-author) “Political Crisis and the Role of Judiciary in Sri Lanka”, Asia-Pacific Journal of Social Science, vol. 01 (02) June- December pp1-20. (In English)
  • (2008), “Participatory Development and Policing the Poor: A study of National Poverty Alleviation Programme in Sri Lanka” Vol 29(3) BiiSs Journal, Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Pp: 302-304. (In English)
  • (2011) “RajyaParipalanaVidyaveVikasaya: VenasvanaParadimanenaAdhyanayak: (Evolution of the study of Public Administration: A study of Changing Paradigms) Vimasuma, Pp. Department of Sociology, University of Ruhuna. (In Sinhalese)
  • (2000) RajyaParipalanaya: Vishay Kshetraya ha MaataKalinaPrvanata(Public Administration: Scope of the Discipline and Recent Trends) SamajeeyaVidyaVimarshana, Vol.01 SamajeeyaVidyaAdhyanaKenraya, August 200.(In Sinhalese)

Publications - Books


  • 2011, Politics of Poverty Alleviation in Sri Lanka: Public Policy and Beneficiary Organizations LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KGHeinrich-Bocking-Str.6-8 (In English)
  • 2011, Co-author, KantavanataPrajatantravadiPraveshayak, (A Democratic Intitiative for Women), Saviya Development Foundation, Galle. (In Sinhalese)
  • (2007), PalatPalanaayathana, (Local Government Institutions) VikalpaPratipattiKendraya, Colombo. (In Sinhalese)
  • 1997, SahabagitvaSanvardanaya: JanasaviyaVedapilivela(Participatory Development: JanasaviyaProgramme) Supun Graphic, Colombo. (In Sinhalese)

Publications - Chapters in Edited Books


  • (2004) Co-author, “Perspective from the south” in Georg Frerks and Bart Klem (eds), Dealing with Diversity: Sri Lankan Discourse on Peace and Conflict, The Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’ Maharagama(Translated in to Sinhala and Tamil)
  • (2004), “Ethnic Problem and Sri Lankan Political Culture” in Georg Frerks and Bart Klem (eds), Dealing with Diversity: Sri Lankan Discourse on Peace and Conflict, The Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’ Maharagama(Translated in to Sinhala and Tamil)
  • (2004) Contributor, The Annotated Bibliography on Sri Lankan Discourse on Peace and Conflict, The Netherlands Institute of Relations ‘Clingendael’ Maharagama
  • (1999), Sri LankaveKulaya ha Deshapalanaya, (Caste and Politics in Sri Lanka), NavarathneBandara (ed.) DeshapalanaVidyaLipi ha AgayumModiyula, JathikaTarunasevaSabava, Maharagama (in Sinhalese)

Publications - Papers Published in Conference Proceedings


  • 2011, Participatory Development and Government: A study of Implementer- Beneficiary Syndromes, 10 Academic Session, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka
  • (2010) Poverty Alleviation in Sri Lanka: A Study of Policy Impact on Political Behavior, 9th Academic Session, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka.
  • (2004), co-author, Physical Intimidation and Discourse of Deceive: A Study of Political Violence at the University of Ruhuna, Second Academic Session, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka

Publications - Abstracts


  • (2010) Ethno-Nationalism in Sri Lanka: Reverse and Obverse of the Nation State, 12th International Conference on Sri Lanka Studies: Sri Lanka After the War: Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka and the Open University of Sri Lanka (0.75).
  • (2005) Co-author, Role of Civil Society Organizations and Politicians in Disaster Management in Sri Lanka: A study of post-tsunami Rehabilitation Work, 10 Annual Conference on Sri Lankan Studies (0.75/3).
  • (2004), Poverty, Public Policy Implementation and the politics of the beneficiaries: A study of Samurdhi Movement of Sri Lanka, Culture and Society in a Colonial Context, Leonard Woolf Memorial International Conference, University of Ruhuna, University of Ottawa and Sri Lanka Studies Network(0.75).
  • (2003)War and Ethnic Identity in an Ethnically Mixed Village Community in Panama Village in the Ampara District of Sri Lanka 9th International Conference on Sri Lankan Studies, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka p. 114(0.75/).
  • 2003, co-author, Responses of Majority Community to the Ethnic Conflict in a Multi Ethnic Society: A Study of the Present Conflict of Sri Lanka 9th International Conference on Sri Lankan Studies, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka p. 114(0.75/2).

Memberships & Awards


  • Commonwealth Scholarship, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Government of India from 2007 – 2010.
  • Gate Mudliyar A.G. Tillekeratne Post Graduate Research Fellowship awarded by University of Peradeniyya-2000.
  • Rt. Rev. C.L.Wickramasinghe Prize, 1999, for the best performance at the final examination in Arts (Political Science), University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 1996.
  • Honorary Citizen of Nebraska, United States of America (2011).
  • Honorary Citizen of Lincoln, United States of America (2011).

Administrative Experience


  • Deputy Proctor, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka from December 2011 to November 2017.
  • Member of Senate, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, nominated by the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences,University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka from December 2011 - 2014.
  • Coordinator, Computer Centre of Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka 2011
  • Secretary to the Committee for Writing the Proposal on Improving Relevance and Quality of University Education (IRQUE) Improvement of Social Harmony Component, University of Ruhuna, Matara, 2004
  • Chairman of the teachers Association of Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka for the Year 2010-2011.
  • Faculty Coordinator, Conflict Study Centre, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka 2004-to 2007.

Community Engagements


  • Member of the Public Representation Committee for new constitution, Government of Sri Lanka 2016.
  • Resource Person, training workshop for journalist in Badulla District, 11th to 13th December 2004, USAID, office of Transition Initiatives Program, Ampara, Sri Lanka.
  • Resource Person, peoples Dialog program, Presidential Secretariat, Sri Lanka. From 2000 to 2005.
  • Resource Person, feedback Program on Subject for External Degree Candidates, External Examination Unit, University of Ruhuna 1999.
  • Student Counselor, University of Ruhuna, From November 2000 to 2002.
  • Resource Persons, National Integration Programme Unit, Ministry of Ethnic Affairs, Sri Lanka, From 1997 to 2002.
  • Member, committee for Strategy and Planning, Ministry of Constitutional Affairs, Sri Lanka from 1997 to 2001.

Editorial Works


  • (2011), Editor in Chief, Review of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna.
  • (2010), Assistant Editor, Sri GunasinhaFeliciation Volume, Cultural Centre, University of Ruhuna.
  • Editor, SamaajeeyaVidyaVimarshana, (Social Sciences Review, A bi-annual Journal in Sinhala Published by SamajeeyaVidyaAdyanaKendraya), volume 01 no 01, April 2000.
  • Editor, SamaajeeyaVidyaVimarshana, (Social Sciences Review, A bi-annual Journal in Sinhala Published by SamajeeyaVidyaAdyanaKendraya), volume 01 no 02, April 2001.