Prof. A. M. Navaratna-Bandara

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Department of Political Science,
University of Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka.



+94-081-2387320, 077-3602868

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Educational Qualifications:
  • B.A. ( Ceylon ), MA (Peradeniya), D. Phil ( York )
Appointments (Selected) :
  • Dean Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya (2012 to date)
  • Head of Department of Political Science University of Peradeniya, (2008-2012)
  • Director, National Integration Programme Unit, Ministry of National Integration, Sri Lanka (2001, 2005);
  • Director, Centre for the Study of Human Rights, University of Peradeniya (2002-2008);
  • Controlling Chief Examiner, G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination (2010 to date)
Memberships & Awards :
  • Commonwealth Academic Scholarship, U.K. 1988-1991;
  • South Asia Senior Fellowship (Centre for Contemporary Theory, Baroda , Gujarat , India (2008);
  • Senior Research Fellowship, Sri Lanka Foundation, Colombo (2004-2005)
Research Intersests :
  • Nation Building ; Multilevel Governance; Human Rights, Public Policy and Public Management; Conflict and Peace Building
Research Publications :
  • Management of Ethnic Secessionist Conflict; the Big Neighbour Syndrome, Dartmouth , Aldershot , 1995, pp.195;
  • National Movement in Sri Lanka during British Colonial Period; Sinhala-Buddhist Nationalism and the Ceylon National Congress, Fast Publishing (PVT) Ltd., Colombo , 2007, pp. 476 (in Sinhala Language);
  • “Politics of devolving power” in Ranjith Amarasinghe, et. al., Twenty two years of devolution; An Evaluation of the working of Provincial Councils in Sri Lanka , Institute of Constitutional Studies, Colombo , 2010, pp.33-54;
  • “Provincial Public Administration and the Public Service” in Ranjith Amarasinghe, et. al. Twenty two years of devolution experience in Sri Lanka , Institute of Constitutional Studies , Colombo , 2010, pp.163-192;
  • “Ethnic Relations and State crafting in Post-Independence Sri Lanka”, in Weligamage D. Lakshman and Clement A. Tisdell (eds.), Sri Lanka 's Development Since Independence : Socio-Economic Perspectives and Analysis , Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York , (113- 126), 2000
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