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Dr. Athambawa Sarjoon

BA(Hons.),PG Dip., MA, M.Phil, PhD
Lecturer
Email : sarjoona@gmail.com & sarjoona@pdn.ac.lk
Mobile : +94773080654
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ISI Researcher ID : I-4053-2016

Biography


    Athambawa Sarjoon, Lecturer in Political Science, had his primary education at KM/Addappallam Vinayagar Vidayalayam, and his secondary education at Al-Ashraq M.M.V Central Collage (National School) in Nintavur before completing his bachelor (honored) degree in Political Science from the South Eastern University of Sri Lanka. He subsequently obtained his M.A from University of Peradeniya, PG.Diploma from University of Bradford, UK, M.Phil from University of Colombo, and PhD from National University of Malaysia. Also, he has spent one semester of his M.Phil study at University of Oslo, Norway under NOMA fellowship. Initially, Sarjoon served as an Assistant Lecturer at South Eastern University of Sri Lanka for about 8 years, and later joined at University of Peradeniya in 2010. Sarjoon’s researches are mainly in Muslim minority politics, issues in development administration and public policy in Sri Lanka. Sarjoon has published numerous articles in international indexed journals, and presented research papers in international forums.


Education


  • PhD in Political Science (National University of Malaysia-UKM, Malaysia) - 2017
  • M.Phil in Political Science (University of Colombo) - 2011
  • M.A in Political Science (University of Peradeniya) - 2004
  • PG Dip in Conf. Resolution and Peace Preparedness (University of Bradford, UK) - 2009
  • B.A (Hons) in Political Science (South Eastern University of Sri Lanka) - 2001

Appointments


  • Lecturer, University of Peradeniya - From 28.09.2010 to date.
  • Assistant Lecturer, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka - 23.03.2009-27.09.2010, 26.01.2004 - 15.01.2005, & 01.04.2002-31.03.2003.
  • Chief Examiner (Political Science), Advanced Level-2011,2012

Visiting Appointments


  • Visiting Lecturer, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka-2003-2004

Research Interest


  • Development administration & public policy issues, minority rights & political issues, Conflict analysis, and Muslim politics of Sri Lanka

Publications - Books (in Tamil)


  • Sarjoon, A & Rifan, M. 2011. Contemporary Political Science Concepts. Colombo: Islamic Book House (Also republished twice). ISBN:978-955-0687-87-9

Articles in International, Refereed and Indexed Journals (In English)


  • Yusoff, M.A., Hussin, N & Sarjoon, A. 2014. Positioning Muslims in ethnic relations, ethnic conflict and peace process in Sri Lanka. Asian Social Science. 10(10):199-211. (Indexed in Scopus, ERA and other indexes). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ass.v10n10p199
  • Yusoff, M.A., Hussin, N & Sarjoon, A. 2014. Muslim demand for territorial autonomy in the Eastern Sri Lanka: An analysis of its origin, accommodation and the present stance. Asian Social Science. 10(15):76-88. (Indexed in Scopus, ERA and other indexes). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ass.v10n15p76
  • Yusoff, M.A., Sarjoon, A., Asrinaldi & Mohd Zain, Z. 2015. Decentralized administration and minority accommodation in Sri Lanka: Analyzing status, issues, challenges and prospects. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences. 6(4S1): 533-542. (Indexed in Scopus and other indexes). DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n4s1p533
  • Yusoff, M.A., Sarjoon, A., Awang, A., Hussin, N & Effendi, D. 2015. From the era of civil war to peace and democratization: Sri Lanka in transition. The Social Science. 10(4):510-519. (Indexed in Scopus and other indexes). DOI: 10.3923/sscience.2015.510.519
  • Sarjoon, A., Yusoff, M.A, Hussin, N. & Awang, A. 2015. The demand for an administrative district for the coastal belt of Amparai district in Sri Lanka: An assessment of its root causes. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences. 6(4S3):434-443. (Indexed in Scopus and other indexes). DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n4s3p434
  • Yusoff, M.A., Sarjoon, A., Awang, A & Hamdi, I.H. 2015. Land policies, land-based development programs and the question of minority rights in Eastern Sri Lanka. Journal of Sustainable Development. 8(8):223-233 (Indexed in ERA and other indexes). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/jsd.v8n8p223
  • Yusoff, M.A., Sarjoon, A., Hussin, N & Awang, A. 2015. Public administration and minority language: The case of district administration in Amparai, Sri Lanka. Public Administration Research. 4(2):31-44. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/par.v4n2p31
  • Yusoff, M.A., Sarjoon, A., Effendi, D & Awang, A. 2016. Conceptualizing decentralization and its dimensions. International Business Management. 10(6):692-701. (Indexed in Scopus and other indexes). DOI: 10.3923/ibm.2016.692.701
  • Yusoff, M.A., Sarjoon, A & Hasan, M.A. 2016. An analysis of the development impacts of the establishment of Kalmunai administrative district in Sri Lanka. Journal of Sustainable Development. 9(1):164-171 (Indexed in ERA and other indexes) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/jsd.v9n1p164
  • Yusoff, M.A & Sarjoon, A. 2016. Ethnicity, ethnic minority and self-determination: An examination of conceptual linkage. Research on Humanities and Social Sciences. 6(2):145-151 (Indexed in Crossref, EBSCOhost, UDL and other indexes)
  • Yusoff, M.A & Sarjoon, A & Hassan, M.A. 2016. Decentralization as a tool for ethnic diversity accommodation: A conceptual analysis. Journal of Politics and Law. 9(1):55-64. (Indexed in ESCI (Web of Science), ERA and other indexes). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/jpl.v9n1p55
  • Yusoff, M.A., Sarjoon, A & Abdul Wahab, A.R. 2016. State-building, power-sharing discourse and political autonomy of minorities within ethno-nationalist gloom in Sri Lanka. Journal of Politics and Law. 9(1):88-96. (Indexed in ESCI (Web of Science), ERA and other indexes). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/jpl.v9n1p88
  • Yusoff, M.A., Sarjoon, A & Othman, S. 2016. Parliamentary democracy and representation of women: A comparative stance of Sri Lankan and Malaysian stances. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studied. 5(1):111-120. (Indexed in many indexing partners).
  • Yusoff, M.A & Sarjoon, A. 2016. Civil society activism for democracy and peace-building in Sri Lanka. The Social Science. 11(5):661-671. (Indexed in Scopus and other indexes). DOI: 10.3923/sscience.2016.661.671
  • Yusoff, M.A, Sarjoon, A, Hussin, N & Mohammad Ghazali, Z.A. 2016. Ethnicity, minority and group consciousness: An examination of ethnic group formation of Sri Lankan Muslims through conceptual analysis. The Social Sciences. 11(7):1322-1330. (Indexed in Scopus and other indexes). DOI: 10.3923/sscience.2016.1322.1330
  • Yusoff, M.A & Sarjoon, A. 2016. An analysis of the political impacts of establishing the Kalmunai administrative district on the Muslim community in Sri Lanka. Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. 5(3):52-66 (Indexed in EBSCOhost, Index Copenicus, Global Impact Factors and other indexes).
  • Yusoff, M.A & Sarjoon, A. 2016. Communalization of minorities’ demands in Sri Lanka: The case of Kalmunai administrative district demand. Journal of Educational and Social Research. 6(3):99-112. (Indexed in many indexes).
  • Sarjoon, A., Yusoff, M.A & Hussin, N. 2016. Anti-Muslim sentiments and violence: A major threat to ethnic reconciliation and ethnic harmony in post-war Sri Lanka. Religions. 7(10):1-18. (Indexed in ISI (Web of Science), Scopus and other indexes - Q1 in journal ranking). Religions. 7, 125; DOI:10.3390/rel7100125
  • Yusoff, M.A & Sarjoon, A. 2016. The Muslims’ quest for a Kalmunai administrative district in South-Eastern Sri Lanka. Journal of Politics and Law. 9(9):55-64. (Indexed in ECSI (Web of Science), ERA & other indexes). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/jpl.v9n9p55
  • Yusoff, M.A & Sarjoon, A. 2016. Ethnic politics and the survival of minorities’ demand: A historical review of the political advocacy process of Kalmunai administrative district demand. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. 5(3):61-72 (Indexed in many indexes). DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2016.v5n3p61
  • Sarjoon, A., Yusoff, M.A & Azziyadi Ismail, M. 2017. Public service delivery: Impact of establishing an administrative district in the Kalmunai region, Sri Lanka. International Business Management. 11(4): 929-940 (Indexed in Scopus and other indexes). DOI: 10.3923/ibm.2017.929.940
  • Yusoff, M.A & Sarjoon, A. 2017. Anti-halal and anti-animal slaughtering campaigns and their impact in post-war Sri Lanka. Religions. 8(4):46(1-15) (Indexed in ISI (Web of Science), Scopus and many other indexes. DOI:10.3390/rel8040046
  • Yusoff, M.A., Sarjoon, A., Hussin, N & Ahmad, A. 2017. Analyzing the contributions of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and its founder-leader to Muslim politics and community in Sri Lanka. Social Sciences. (Indexed in Scopus and many other indexes)

Articles in Refereed Journals (in Tamil)


  • Sarjoon, A. 2017. Switzerland political system: a model for consensus democracy. Palkalai. 8(1-2):91-109 (A refereed journal of Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya).
  • Sarjoon, A. 2017. Origin and ethnic distinctiveness of Sri Lankan Muslims: a historical review. International Journal of Modern Tamizh. 5(2):203-213.
  • Sarjoon, A. 2017. Peace: conceptualizing and understanding. Kalam. 11(1): (Forthcoming). (A refereed journal of Faculty of Arts and Culture, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka).

Peer Reviewed Presentations at National/International Conferences/Seminars/Symposia:


Published as Full Papers

    Yusoff, M.A & Sarjoon, A. 2016. On the margin: A critical assessment of Muslims’ concerns in the post-war development and settlement process in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of the 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences. Peteling Jaya, Malaysia: National Defense University Malaysia.


Published in Abstract Form

  • Yusoff, M.A, Sarjoon, A & Awang, A. 2017. Resettlement of northern Muslims: A post-war development challenge in Sri Lanka. Proceeding of the Abstract of the Sixth International Conference of Sabragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Kandy, Sri Lanka.
  • Yusoff, M.A & Sarjoon, A. 2017. Analysis of the fragmentation and political survival of the SLMC in Muslim and national politics in Sri Lanka. Program Book of the First UHAMKA International Conference on Islamic Humanities and Social Science. Jakarta: Indonesia.
  • Yusoff, M.A & Sarjoon, A. 2016. On the margin: A critical assessment of Muslims’ concerns in the post-war development and settlement process in Sri Lanka. In Proceeding of the 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences. Peteling Jaya, Malaysia: National Defense University Malaysia.
  • Sarjoon, A. Yusoff, M.A. 2015. The demand for an administrative district for the coastal stretch of Amparai district in Sri Lanka: An assessment of its root causes. In Proceeding of the International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities-ICSSH 2015. Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Yusoff, M.A, Sarjoon, A & Hussin, N. 2014. Transition from civil war to peace and accommodating local and global interests: Sri Lankan experience. In Proceeding of the International Conference on ‘Sri Lanka in World Affairs.’ Department of International Relations, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Sarjoon, A. 2011. Territorial autonomy a way to accommodate minorities’ rights within cleavage societies: A critical study of the origin, accommodation and future of the Muslim demand for autonomy in the post-war peace building in Sri Lanka. In Proceeding of the International Conference on The Social Sciences and Humanities. Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Sarjoon, A & Kaleel, M.I.M. 2011. The political geography of Amparai district of Sri Lanka: A comparative study of pre and post-war scenario. In Proceeding of the International Symposium on Post-War Economic Development Through Science, Technology and Management. South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka.
  • Sarjoon, A. 2011. The Muslim politics of Sri Lanka-from bargaining politics to surviving politics: a critical analysis. In Proceeding of the International Symposium on Post-War Economic Development Through Science, Technology and Management. South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka.
  • Sarjoon, A & Aliff, S.M. 2011. Question of minority rights and accommodation in the discourse and process of post-war peace building and development in Sri Lanka. In Proceeding of the Abstracts of Annual Symposium 2011: Challenges of post-conflict Sri Lanka. Sir.John Kothalawela Defense University, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka.
  • Sarjoon, A & Aliff, S.M. 2010. The formation of Eastern Provincial Council – a new environment for coalition politics and sustainable development: A critical analysis. In Proceeding of the Abstracts of Annual Research Conference (ARC-2010) on Knowledge for Reconciliation, and Development. University of Jaffna, Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

Presentation of Papers in Person

  • Yusoff, M.A & Sarjoon, A. 2016. Anti-halal and anti-animal slaughtering sentiments and their impact in post-war Sri Lanka. At International Conference on Islamic Jurisprudence 2016 (ICIJ-2016), Krabi, Thailand. Held on 29th October.
  • Yusoff, M.A & Sarjoon, A. 2016. On the margin: A critical assessment of Muslims’ concerns in the post-war development and settlement process in Sri Lanka. At The 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences. National Defense University Malaysia. Peteling Jaya, Malaysia. Held on 27th – 28th May.
  • Sarjoon, A, Yusoff, M.A & Hussin, N. 2015. The demand for an administrative district for the coastal stretch of Amparai district in Sri Lanka: An assessment of its root causes. At International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities-ICSSH 2015. Colombo. Held on 17th -18th August.
  • Yusoff, M.A, Sarjoon, A & Hussin, N. 2014. Transition from civil war to peace and accommodating local and global interests: Sri Lankan experience. At International Conference on ‘Sri Lanka in World Affairs.’ Department of International Relations, University of Colombo, Colombo. Held on 3rd – 4th July.
  • Sarjoon, A. 2011. Territorial autonomy a way to accommodate minorities’ rights within cleavage societies: A critical study of the origin, accommodation and future of the Muslim demand for autonomy in the post-war peace building in Sri Lanka. At International Conference on The Social Sciences and Humanities. Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Held on 16th – 17th December.
  • Sarjoon, A & Kaleel, M.I.M. 2011. The political geography of Amparai district of Sri Lanka: A comparative study of pre and post-war scenario. At International Symposium on Post-War Economic Development Through Science, Technology and Management, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil. Held on 19th – 21st April.

Unpublished Thesis/Dissertation:

  • Development administration in Sri Lanka: Minorities’ demand for Kalmunai administrative district. PhD Thesis. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia). UKM Bangi. Selangor. Malaysia. 2017.
  • Changing dynamics of minority rights discourse in Sri Lanka’s eastern province: A study of Muslim demand for regional autonomy. M.Phil Thesis. University of Colombo. Colombo. 2011.
  • Accommodating regional minorities in an an ethnic conflict resolution process: A study with special reference to Muslims demand to territorial autonomy and its accommodation in the ethnic conflict resolution process in Sri Lanka (2002-2008). PG Diploma Dissertation. University of Bradford, UK. 2009.
  • The leadership of M.H.M.Ashraff in Muslim politics of Sri Lanka: A critical assessment. Undergraduate Dissertation. South Eastern University of Sri Lanka. Oluvil. 2001.

Memberships & Awards


  • Research University Fellowship for PhD Program, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia (February 2014 to February 2017)
  • NCAS PhD Grant by NCAS, Colombo (September 2013 to August 2016)
  • ISLE Wilhelm PhD Fellowship by Bowdoin College, USA (September 2013 to August 2016)
  • NOMA Fellowship for M.Phil study, University of Colombo-University of Oslo, Norway (January 2008 to December 2009).

Other Credentials


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