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Dr. A.K. Jeewaka Saman Kumara

BA(Hons.), P.Dip, MA, PhD
Senior Lecturer
Email: jeewakas@hotmail.com
Mobile: +94 718267313

Education


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Political Science, (2007/2010), Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Pune.
  • Master of Arts Degree, Political Science, (2000-2003) Department of Political Science and History, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in World Affairs, (2000-2002) Bandaranayake Centre for International Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), Political Science, Department of Political Science, (1995-1999) Department of Political Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Appointments


  • Senior Lecturer (Grade II), Department of Political Science, University of Peradeniya.
  • Visiting Lecturer, Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Science, University of Peradeniya.
  • NORPART Activity Coordinator/Course Development, Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Science, University of Peradeniya, 2017-2019
  • Secretary, Board of Study for Social Sciences, Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Science, University of Peradeniya, 2015-2017
  • Co-editor, Sambawana Journal, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2011-2014
  • Postgraduate Coordinator, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, 2013-2016
  • Coordinator, Arts Faculty Seminar Series, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, 2013-2016
  • Coordinator/Citizenship Education Programme, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, 2011- 2013/2016
  • Senior Academic Sub-warden, University of Peradeniya, Sarasaviuyana Hall, 2013
  • Senior Student Counsellor, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, – University of Peradeniya, 2003 – 2004

Research Interest


    International Politics, Political Theory, National Security, Foreign Policy, Human Rights


Publications


  • National Security Dilemmas of Small States: A case study of Sri Lanka, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 2012
  • India and Neighbours, Samanthi Publishers, Sri Lanka, 2003 (in Sinhala)
  • Concept of Human Rights: Global and Regional Mechanisms, Author publication, 2015 (in Sinhala)
  • Role of Third Party Mediation in the Process of Conflict Resolution, in Ranjith Dickwella, Renuka Priyantha, Sirani Hettiarachchi (eds.), Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice, Ariyapala Publishers, Sri Lanka, 2003, pp. 134-159 (in Sinhala)
  • An Analyses of the Political Elite in the New States, in Tilak Kariyawasam (ed.), Gnalakoka Sambawana, R. P. Printers, Sri Lanka, 2003, pp. 101-114, (in Sinhala)
  • An Analytical Study of Buddhist View towards the Origin of the state, in Akiriyagala Nanda (ed.) Sri Sumangala Abinanda felicitation volume, 2002, pp. 38-53
  • Buddhist Ideas on Origin of State and Kingship: A Comparative Study, Sambhavana, Vol. 9, issue I. 2015/2016, pp.
  • The Insecurity Dilemma of Developing Small States: A Critical Study of Sri Lanka in Relation to Terrorism and Insurgency, Rexter – časopis pro výzkum radikalismu, extremismu a terorismu Vydání: 01/2015, pp. 127-155
  • National Security Dilemmas of Developing Small States: A Study of Sri Lanka, Modern Sri Lanka Studies, Vol . IV , No. 2 , 2013, pp. 34-55
  • The Economic Impact of Civil Wars: A Case Study of Sri Lanka, Global Meltdown: Opportunities and Challenges, Department of Management Science, University of Pune, 2009, pp. 221-225
  • Eastern Political Thought and Kautilya’s Arthasastra, Sambawana, Vol. 2, issue I. 2001, pp. 01-24, (in Sinhala)
  • An Analytical Study of Terrorism, Sambasa, vol. 02. 2002, pp. 704-725, (in Sinhala)
  • The Buddhist Perspective of the State and the Origen of the King, Sri Sumangala Felicitation Volume, 2002, (in Sinhala)
  • Big Powers Presence in Small Powers: Chinese-Sri Lanka Relations, PURSE, Vol.18, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2013
  • Intra-State Conflict in South Asia, Annual Academic Session, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, 2013, pp. 48-49
  • National Security Dilemmas of Developing Small States: A Study of Sri Lanka, 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2013, p. 155
  • India’s Strategic Interests in Sri Lanka, PURSE, Vol.16, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2011, p. 196
  • A Critical Study of the Insecurity Dilemma in Sri Lanka, PURSE, Vol.15, University of Peradeniya, 2010, p. 820
  • Redefining Security Puzzles of South Asia, PURSE, Vol.14, University of Peradeniya, 2009, p. 643
  • Development in the Context of Globalization: A Buddhist Perspectives, Evolving Development Perspectives in the Context of Globalization, S. K. Somaiya Collage of Arts, Science & Commerce, Mumbai, India, 2009

Awards and scholarships


  • The Role of Non-governmental Organization in Participatory Development: A Case Study of Education in Sri Lanka, NORHED Project, University of Bergen, 2016.
  • The Insecurity Dilemma of Developing Small States: A Critical Study of Sri Lanka in Relation to Terrorism and Insurgency, University of Brno, 2014-2015, Funded by Erasmus Mundus Scholarships 2014/2015
  • ISLE Fellowship, Bowdoin College, Brunswike. ME. USA, 2005
  • Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), University Grants Commission, India, 2008-2010

Other Credentials


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