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Department of Political Science

University of Peradeniya

Dr. Malini Balamayuran

Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

PhD (Western Sydney, Australia), M.A.(Hawaii at Manao, USA)

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Education

PhD

University of Western Sydney, Australia

2017

MA

University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

2011

BA

University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

2004

Current Positions

Warden - Ramanathan Hall, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

2020 - To Present

Activity Coordinator, AHEAD PROJECT( World Bank, Grant : Rs.100 million) - Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya

Oct 2019 - To Present

Positions Held

Academic Coordinator - Centre for Study of Human Rights, University of Peradeniya

January 2018 - December 2018

Awards

University of Western Sydney International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (UWSIPRS) - University of Western Sydney, Australia

2012-2016

East-West Center Association Alumni Scholarship - East-West Center, USA,

Aug 2009 - May 2011

East-West Graduate Degree Fellowship - East-West Centre, USA

2009- 2011

Publications

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Pushparajah, N., & Balamayuran, M. (2022). The Failure of Constitution-making in Sri Lanka (2015–2019). Millennial Asia. Sage Publications

https://doi.org/10.1177/09763996221087017

Malini Balamayuran (2020), Disaster Capitalism in the Wake of COVID -19, Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (JHS), 3(2) 101-128.

http://pgihs.ac.lk/reserch/7/5.%20Dr.%20Malini%20Balamayuran%20(Final).pdf

Malini Balamayuran (2018), Tamil Youth Radicalization after the Armed Conflict in Sri Lanka , in Keerawella G & Senanayake A (Eds), Trends in Youth Radicalization in South Asia (pp. 65-87), Colombo: Regional Centre for Strategic Studies.

https://rcss.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Trends-in-Youth-Radicalization-in-South-Asia.pdf

TRANSLATION AND PUBLICATION OF BOOKS OF SCHOLARLY WORK

Is the Cure Worse than the Disease? Reflections on COVID Governance in Sri Lanka (2021), Pradeep Peiris (Ed.) Colombo: Centre for Policy Alternatives

https://www.cpalanka.org/is-the-cure-worse-than-the-disease-reflection-on-covid-governance-in-sri-lanka/

Politics and Political Science: A Contemporary Introduction (2018), Jayadeva Uyangoda, Colombo:Social Scientists Association.

Conferences

De-radicalization of Tamil youth in post-war Sri Lanka: Gender perspective, Conference on Trends in Youth Radicalization in South Asia, Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka.2018.

The performance of ethnic identity of Up-country Tamils in Sri Lanka, Asian Conference on the Social Science, Osaka, Japan, 2014.

The issues of Internally Displaced Persons in the post-conflict Sri Lanka,27th Annual Spring Symposium, Center for South Asian Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA, 2010

Specialization

Youth, Extremism, Disaster capitalism and issues related COVID-19

Teaching

PSC 3008 - Contemporary Political and Social Thoughts

Department of Political Science

2021 - To Present

PSC 2007 - Modern Political Theory

Department of Political Science

2020 - To Present

PSC 2001 - Classical and Medieval Political Theory

Department of Political Science

2020 - To Present

Research Interests

Senior Researcher (January 2021- March 2021), Survey on Youth Social Media and Violence, Sri Lanka, Funded by British Council, Research Grant-2.5 million (LKR). https://www.britishcouncil.lk/sites/default/files/youth_social_media_and_violence_research_report_compressed.pdf

Senior Researcher (January 2020- March 2020), Pulse Survey on Next Generation of Sri Lanka, Funded by British Council, Research Grant-3.8 million (LKR).

Senior Research Fellow (April 2018- March 2019), Next Generation: Baseline Survey of Sri Lanka, Funded by British Council, Research Grant-29.4 Million (LKR). https://www.britishcouncil.lk/sites/default/files/next-generation-sri-lanka-march-2019.pdf

Other Academic Contributions

Balamayuran, M. (2022), Sri Lanka's Crisis 2022, Postcolonial Politics, Centre for Postcolonial Studies at Goldsmith, University of London. https://postcolonialpolitics.org/%ef%bf%bcsri-lankas-crisis-2022/