Department of Political Science

University of Peradeniya


Dr. Malini Balamayuran

Senior Lecturer
BA, MA, Ph.D.



  • PhD Western Sydney University (Australia)
  • MA University of Hawaii at Manoa (USA)
  • BA University of Peradeniya


  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Peradeniya.

Research Interests

  • Ethnicity, ethnic identity, ethnic mobilization of minorities, conflict resolution and gender issues

Research Interests

  • Balamayuran, M. (2014), The performance of ethnic identity of Up-country Tamils in Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the Asian Conference on the Social Science, Osaka, Japan.
  • Paramaguru, M. (2010), The issues of internally displaced persons and post-conflict peace building in Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the 27th Annual Spring Symposium, Center for South Asian Studies, Hawaii.
  • Paramaguru, M. (2009), The role of civil society in the post-conflict peace building in Sri Lanka: With special reference to Eastern Province. Paper presented at the International Conference on Peace Building and Human Security, Indonesia.
  • Sivarajah, A. and Paramaguru, M. (2006), Ceasefire 2001 and economic development of North and East of Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the Postgraduate Symposium, University of Peradeniya.

Fellowships and awards

  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Western Sydney University, 2012-2016.
  • East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship, 2009- 2011.
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