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Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts - University of Peradeniya

academic

Mr. W. A. S. N. Wijesinghe

BA (Peradeniya), MA (Thailand), Ph D(Reading - Sweden)
Medical Sociology, Peace and Conflict Research, Social Development

shanti_nandana@yahoo.com
+94 777806240 / +94 81 5675670

Education

  • Reading for Ph.D., Dept. of Peace and Development Research, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Box 700, SE 405 30, Gothenburg, Sweden, Funded by SIDA/ SAREC.
  • MA in Health Social Sciences-1996, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakhonpathom 73170, Thailand. Funded by Ford Foundation.
  • Study Program at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 04011, U.S.A., Funded by Inter Collegiate Sri Lanka Education (ISLE) Program, USA. 1992/93.
  • BA in Sociology, Second Class (Hons.) Upper Division -1985, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, 20400, Sri Lanka

Appointments

  • Director (Social Development Affairs) to His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka, The Presidential Secretariat, Colombo 1, Sri Lanka, July 2006 to January 2015.
  • Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka, from 01.10.1996 onwards
  • Lecturer in Sociology, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka, from 31.10.1989 to 31.09.1996.
  • Assistant Lecturer in Sociology, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka, Consecutive Temporary Service from 15.07.1985 to 30.10.1989.
Visiting Lecturer
  • Visiting Lecturer, Theories of Society, Post - Graduate Programme, Post–Graduate Institute of Humanities and Social Science (PGIHS), University of Peradeniya 2015 on wards
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health, Department of Sociology, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 2014/2015
  • Visiting Lecturer, Theories of Society, Department Higher Degree Programme, Faculty of Arts University of Peradeniya 2008 - 2015

Research Interests

  • Research interests include Medical Sociology, Reproductive Health, Peace and Conflict, Conflict and Post-Conflict Reconciliation, Religion and Conflict, Peace Building.

Completed and Ongoing Research

  • Researcher, Force for Peace: Buddhist monks and the Sri Lankan conflict experience from six districts form six districts 2005-2009, SIDA/SAREC Research Project 2003-2009.
  • Young Volunteers and Peace in Sri Lanka.funded by Enhancing Knowledge and Virtues: Student Empowerment (Nana Guna Weduma: Sisu Diriya Jathika Wedasatahana) for Eastern, North Central, Northern, North Western and Western Provinces in Sri Lanka. Development of Leadership Skills and Ethnic Integration of School Children in Post Conflict and Difficult Areas
  • Youth Volunteerism and Social Reconciliation for Social Development. funded by Enhancing Knowledge and Virtues: Student Empowerment (Nana Guna Weduma: Sisu Diriya Jathika Wedasatahana) for Eastern, North Central, Northern, North Western and Western Provinces in Sri Lanka. Development of Leadership Skills and Ethnic Integration of School Children in Post Conflict and Difficult Areas
  • Reconciliation in Post-conflict Sri Lanka. funded by Enhancing Knowledge and Virtues: Student Empowerment (Nana Guna Weduma: Sisu Diriya Jathika Wedasatahana) for Eastern, North Central, Northern, North Western and Western Provinces in Sri Lanka. Development of Leadership Skills and Ethnic Integration of School Children in Post Conflict and Difficult Areas
  • Conflict, Peace and South Asia. funded by Enhancing Knowledge and Virtues: Student Empowerment (Nana Guna Weduma: Sisu Diriya Jathika Wedasatahana) for Eastern, North Central, Northern, North Western and Western Provinces in Sri Lanka. Development of Leadership Skills and Ethnic Integration of School Children in Post Conflict and Difficult Areas
  • The Attitudes, Conflict Styles and Personality of Sri Lankan Buddhist Monks in Peace.
  • Researcher, The Role of Sri Lankan Youth in Conflict and Peace, (Enhancing Knowledge and Virtues: Student Empowerment National Program) Presidential Secretariat and other local Agencies Funded Research Project, Since 2009 Onwards.
  • Researcher, The Role of Sri Lankan Buddhist Monks in Peace, SIDA/SAREC Funded Research Project 2003-2008.
  • Decentralization: Theory and Practice. Funded by Provincial Council, Central Province, Kandy.
  • Field Coordinator of the Behavioral Surveillance Surveys among The specific Sub-Populations in Sri Lanka. At the Center for Inter-sectoral Community Health Studies (CICHS), Kandy, Sri Lanka.
  • Researcher on Aspects of economy, power, status and their relationship to breast feeding behavior in Sri Lanka. Funded by Ford Foundation 1994-1996.
  • Researcher on sociological study of Indigenous Medicine in Sri Lanka, Funded by Arts Faculty Research Committee, University of Peradenya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka, 1992/93.
  • Submitted Dissertation in partial fulfillment of degree examination requirements entitled A Sociological Study of Sinhala Buddhist Practices relating to Health and Illness in an Upcountry Village in Sri Lanka.
  • Worked as a Field Investigator for the study entitled Needs of youth in Sri Lanka, Funded by National Youth Services Council, Sri Lanka, 1984.

Publications

Books
  • Author, Young Volunteers and Peace in Sri Lanka , Colombo: Enhancing Knowledge and Virtues: Student Courage National Program, P75, 2015 (Unpublished).
  • Author, Youth Volunteerism and Social Reconciliation for Social Development, P XII+145, 2015, (Unpublished).
  • Author, Reconciliation in Post-conflict Sri Lanka, Colombo: Department of Government printing, P iv + 55, 2013, ISBN 978-955-4889-03-3.
  • Author, Investing today for tomorrow´s smiles, Colombo: Department of Government printing, P VI+42, 2013, ISBN 978-955-4889-04-0.
  • Author, Sisudiriya (Sinhala & English booklet) Colombo: Department of Government printing, P 34, 2013, ISSN 2345-9891.
  • Author, Sisudiriya (Sinhala & Tamil booklet) Colombo: Department of Government printing, P 34, 2013, ISSN 2345-9891
  • Author, Empowerment, Leadership and Social Development Colombo: Enhancing Knowledge and Virtues: Student Empowerment National Program, P 100, 2012 (Unpublished), ISBN 978-955-4889-01-9
  • Author, the Attitudes of Sri Lankan Buddhist Monk to Peace Proposals in Sri Lanka, Colombo: P34, 2011 (Forthcoming).
  • Author, Conflict, Peace and South Asia, Colombo: P37, 2011 (Unpublished).
  • Author, Decentralization: Theory and Practice, Colombo:, P85, 2010 (Unpublished), ISBN 978-955-4889-02-6
Chapters in Books
  • Co-author, the chapter on the legal system of Sri Lanka, the book entitled Trends in Legal Advocacy: Interviews with Leading Criminal Defense Lawyers and Prosecutors around the Globe, edited by Professors Jane Delahunty (Charles Sturt University, Australia) and Dilip Das (Coppin State University, United States). CRC Press & Taylor and Francis Group, and will be part of a series on Global Leaders in Criminal Justice.
  • Co-author, the chapter on Mr. Yasantha Kodagoda, (Presidents Counsel), Additional Solicitor General, Attorney General's Department, Colombo the book entitled Trends in Legal Advocacy: Interviews with Leading Criminal Defense Lawyers and Prosecutors around the Globe, edited by Professors Jane Delahunty (Charles Sturt University, Australia) and Dilip Das (Coppin State University, United States). CRC Press & Taylor and Francis Group, and will be part of a series on Global Leaders in Criminal Justice.
Edited Books
  • Chief Editor, Social Affairs, Vol 1, No. 3, 2015, P 94 ISSN 2362-2889, http://socialaffairsjournal.com, Printed version, P V+75, (Forthcoming).
  • Editorial Committee, Conference Programme and Abstracts of Papers Presented on Socilogy Day 2015, annual theme on " Sociology for Social Development and Reconstruction", at New Arts Theater, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka. Funded by University of Peradeniya. VIII+24, 2015.
  • Chief Editor, Social Affairs (trilingual) affiliated Sinhala Language Journal; 'Samaja Sameeksha', Vol 1 No. 1 (P IV+95), 2015 and Tamil Language Journal; Samooga Chalaram Vol 1 No. 1, 2016, (Forthcoming).
  • Chief Editor, Social Affairs, Vol 1, No. 2, 2015, P 94 ISSN 2362-2889, http://socialaffairsjournal.com, Published Printed version, P V+85.
  • Chief Editor, Social Affairs, Vol 1, No. 1, 2014, P IV+93 ISSN 2362-2889, http://socialaffairsjournal.com, Published Printed version, P V+94.
  • Editor, Panhidaka Arumaya, Colombo: Enhancing Knowledge and Virtues: Student Empowerment National Program, P224, 2011 (Unpublished).
  • Editor, Sarasavi Vimasuma, The annual publication of World University Friends (WUF), Colombo: P88, 2011 (Unpublished).
  • Chief Editor of Sahajeevana Vol 1 No 1(P20), 2015. ISSN 2345-9859 Publication of World University Friends (WUF) and Harmony Centre Sri Lanka, No. 440/01/M, Bulugahawatta, Ihala Biyanvila, Kadawatha.
  • Chief Adviser of Nana Guna (Knowledge and Virtues) Vol 1 No 1(P20), 2009, Vol 1 No 2(P24), 2010, Vol 1 No 3(P24), 2011, Vol 1 No 4(P24), 2012. Publication of Enhancing Knowledge and Virtues: Student Empowerment (Nana Guna Weduma: Sisu Diriya Jathika Weda Satahana) Funded by Presidential Secretariat, Colombo 1, Sri Lanka with the collaboration of World University Friends (WUF), Rajarata Development Forum (RDF)Since 2009 Onwards.
  • Editor, Who is this Mahinda ( Kauda Me Mahinda), Peradeniya: World University Friends (WUF), P50, 2005.
  • Editor, An Aspect of Mahinda Chinchanaya, Peradeniya: World University Friends (WUF), P150, 2005
  • Editor of Samaja Vimasuma, Publication of Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka, 2000/2001, viii + 187 pages.
  • Editor of Samaja Vimasuma, Publication of Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka, 1992/93, viii + 216 pages.
  • Editor of Samaja Vimasuma, publication of Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka 1990/91, vii + 200 pages.
  • Editor of Ralph Pieris Felicitation Volume (Samaja Vimasuma), Publication of Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka 1988/89 vi + 192 pages.
  • Editor of Samaja Vimasuma, publication of Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400,1987, v + 142 pages.
  • Editor of Samaja Vimasuma, publication of Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka, 1986, 1v + 162 pages.
  • Editor of Samaja Vimasuma, Publication of Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka 1985, iii + 216 pages.
Articles
  • Buddhist-Muslim Collision in Sri Lanka, Eurasia Review, (forthcoming)
  • Buddhist Monks of Conflict Zones in Tsunami 2004, Eurasia Review, (Forthcoming)
  • Social and Religious Obligations of Buddhist Monks, (Forthcoming).
  • This or other worldly activities and peace attitudes, (Forthcoming).
  • Religious and Social Life of Buddhist Monks in Sri Lanka, (Forthcoming).
  • Buddhist Education in Sri Lanka, Eurasia Review, 26 May, 2015, http://www.eurasiareview.com/26052015-buddhist-education-in-sri-lanka-analysis/
  • Empowering Youth–Road to Reconciliation in Sri Lanka, Eurasia Review, 06 January, 2014, http://www.eurasiareview.com/06012014-empowering-youth-road-reconciliation-sri-lanka-oped/
  • Spurring reconciliation Sri Lanka facilitating social capital among youth networks peace, Eurasia Review, 30 December, 2013 http://www.eurasiareview.com/30122013-spurring-reconciliation-sri-lanka-facilitating-social-capital-among-youth-networks-peace-analysis/
  • The Spring of Reconciliation in the Higher Education, Eurasia Review, 13 May 2013, http://www.eurasiareview.com/13052013-sri-lanka-the-spring-of-reconciliation-in-higher-education-analysis/.
  • Reconciliation through Art and Dancing, Eurasia Review, 03 May, 2013, http://www.eurasiareview.com/03052013-sri-lanka-reconciliation-through-art-and-dancing-analysis/.
  • Countering Extremism through Soft Power, Eurasia Review, 03 April, 2013, http://www.eurasiareview.com/30042013-countering-extremism-through-soft-power-analysis/.
  • Co-author, Harmony within Diversity–Emergence of Peace and Development through Student Empowerment Society activities in Northern Sri Lanka, Colombo: Enhancing Knowledge and Virtues: Student Empowerment National Program, P17, 2010
  • Co-author, Leadership, Empowerment and Harmony for Social Development, Colombo: Enhancing Knowledge and Virtues: Student Empowerment National Program, P14, 2010
  • ‘Samaja Vimasuma’ 20th annual celebration and Indian lesions. Samaja Vimasuma, Publication of Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Vol. 10, 2000/2001 pp 1-8.
  • Drug Addiction: Is it a Physical or Social Problem. Sri Premarathana Felicitation Volume, Dikkapitiya, Sri Lanka, 2000:31-37.
  • Bodhi Puja in Sri Lanka, Prabuddha: Rev. Udugama Sri Buddharakkhitha Felicitation Volume, Asgiri Maha Viharaya, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 1999:221-226.
  • The Sociological Significance of Proverbs in Sinhalese Society. Uvasara: Prof. Ananda Kulasooriya Felicitation Volume, Dept. of Sinhalese, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1999:168-173.
  • Primary Health Care and Related Social Behavior: A Conceptual Analysis. Samaja Vimasuma, Publication of Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka, Vol. 8,1992/93 pp 88-100.
  • Customs of Sinhalese Society. Published in Hidden Information in Kandy Publication of Wariyapola Sri Sumangala College, Kandy. Sri Lanka, 1992, pp 98 - 103
  • The Socio-Economic factors relating to protection of Cattle. Published in Sambhasha, Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Isurupaya, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka, 1991, pp 148-151.
  • An Introduction to Sociology & Social Anthropology. Published in Samaja Vimasuma, Publication of Dept. of Sociology, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka. Vol. 7 1990/91, pp 17-27.
  • The first Sri Lankan Professor of Sociology. Published in Ralph Pieris Felicitation Volume, publication of Dept. of Sociology, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka. Vol. VI 1988/89, pp 60 - 68.
  • Folk life in rural Sri Lanka, published in Pethikada. Editor - O.Chandana, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka, 1987, pp 74 - 83
  • Buddhism & Ayurveda Medicine. Published in Samaja Vimasuma, publication of Dept. of Sociology, University of peradeniya 20400,
    Sri Lanka, Vol. v 1987, pp 17 - 28
  • Open Economic Policy and Peasant production, published in Samaja Vimasuma publication of Dept. of Sociology, University of peradeniya,
    Peradeniya, Sri Lanka Vol. iv 1986, pp 114 - 133.Translated the above English article into Sinhala.
  • The Role of Indigenous Medicine in Primary Health Care in Sri Lanka.Published in Ayurveda Sameeksha vol. v. Ministry of Indigenous Medicine, Colombo 8,Sri Lanka.
  • Traditional Practitioners in Primary Health Care in Sri Lanka, Term paper-SHSS 500 Health Sociology, Master´s Degree Program in Health Social Sciences, Dept. of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakhonpathom 73170, Thailand pp 19,(Unpublished).
  • Fertility decline and related socio-economic and cultural factors in Sri Lanka, Term paper-SHSS 679 Population and Health, Master´s Degree program in Health Social Sciences, Dept. of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakhonpathom 73170, Thailand, pp 12, (Unpublished).
  • The impact of indigenous medical beliefs on individual health behavior in Sri Lanka, Term paper- SHSS 595 Medical Anthropology, Master´s degree program in Health Social Sciences, Dept. of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakhonpathom 73170, Thailand, pp 7(Unpublished).
  • Primary Health Care and related social behavior : A sociological study of indigenous medicine in Sri Lanka, Term paper-SHSS 684 Social Research Methodology, Master´s degree program in Health Social Sciences, Dept. of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakhonpathom 73170, Thailand pp 12,(Unpublished).
Presentation of Papers
  • Reconciliation through Arts and Dancing, SAARC Regional Seminar on Cultural Dynamics in National Harmony in South Asia, at Senate Room, Senate building, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka, organized by SAARC Cultural Centre in Sri Lanka in collaboration with University of Peradeniya. 15th - 17th May 2015.
  • Social Development through Social Capital Formation and Social relations, Sociology Day 2015 on ''Sociology for social Development and Reconstruction'' at New Arts Theater (NAT), University of Peradeniya, organized by Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya. Funded by University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka. 08th April 2015.
  • Inter-religious and ethnic harmony in post-conflict Sri Lanka, Sri Lankaramaya, 30C, St Michael Road, Singapore 579786, 10th March, 2013.
  • The role of change agent in reconciliation in Sri Lanka, at the Kishore Mahbubani Library, WUC South East Asia, Singapore, 05th March, 2013
  • Sri Lankan University Undergraduates as Change Agents in Post-conflict reconciliation, Rajarathnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, 28th February, 2013.
  • The role of inter-religious leaders and devotees in reconciliation in Sri Lanka, Harmony Centre at an Nahdhan, 9A Bishan Street, 14, Singapore 579786, 28th February, 2013.
  • The Lessons Learned from Enhancing Knowledge and Virtues: Student Empowerment National Program, The first national conference on reconciliation: the way forward for post-conflict Sri Lanka, Organized and funded by Laskhman Kadirgamr Institute of International Relation and Strategic Studies(LKIIRSS), 24th November 2011.
  • The Vision and Mission of Sisu Diriya National Program. National Seminar on Peace, Harmony and Diversity 2011, NAT, University of Colombo, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka, 02nd August, 2011.
  • Social Activism, Political Socialization, Peace & Buddhist Monks in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Conference on `Peace and Development, 23-25 August 2009, Hotel Tourmaline, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
  • The Attitudes of Sri Lankan Buddhist Monks to Peace Proposals in Sri Lanka. PADRIGU DAY,SGS, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden 16th October 2008.
  • Buddhist Monks as Community Leaders for Integral Sustainable Development in Sri Lanka, Assignment submitted for PhD Summer Course organized by the Swedish IIASA Committee at FORMAS, Stockholm, Sweden, 27-30 August, 2008
  • The socio-cultural and personality explanation of the contribution of Sri Lankan Buddhist Monks in war and peace, 7th APSSAM Conference, The Asia Pacific Network of the International Forum for Social Sciences in Health, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Philippines, Manila, Philippines , 21- 23 October 2008, (The paper was accepted).
  • The role of Buddhist monks in Peace, Hettne´s Seminar and PADRIGU Week, School of Global Studies, Peace and Development Research, University of Gothenburg, SE 405 30, Gothenburg, Sweden, 16th October 2008.
  • The activities of Sri Lankan Buddhist monks in war and non-war zones Nordic workshop on Peace and Development in Sri Lanka, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, Norway, 24-25 April, 2008.
  • Forced Migration, Racism, Immigration, and Xenophobia, Workshop on Forced Migration, Calcutta Research Group (CRG), FE 390, Sector 11, Ground Floor, Calcutta 106, India, 01-15 December, 2004.
  • Buddhist Theory on Causality and Views on Peace and War, OGSAA work-shop on Religion, Power and Politics in Asia and Africa, The Centre for Asian Studies in Gothenburg, 27-28 May 2004.
  • Reconstruction, Reconciliation and Mental Health: A conceptual Analysis, 18th European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies, Lund University, Sweden July 6- 9, 2004(The paper was accepted).
  • Social Aspect of Poverty in Northern-eastern Sri Lanka, International Seminar on “Global Challenges and Local Responses: Trends and Developments in Society and Sociology in Asia and Beyond”, 14-16 March 2004, Organized by the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore; the Asia Research Institute (ARI), National University of Singapore, the International Sociological Association (ISA), and the Department of Sociology, International Islamic University, Block AS7 (Shaw Foundation Building), Level 1, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore,5 Arts Link, Singapore 119241 ( The paper was accepted).
  • Reconciliation: Building on Local Tradition and intercultural Dialogue, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS), Leifsgade 33, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark, 12.03.2004 (Funded by NIAS).
  • The Conflict, Related Parties and the Root Causes of Conflict in Afghanistan, PADRIGU-UPPSALA Joint, Conference Internationella Kursgården, Uppsala University, Uppsala January 30, 2004.
  • The Potential Role of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Regional Conflicts, SEACSN conference-2004, Research and Education for Peace, School of Social Sciences, University Sains Malaysia, 11800 Penang, Malaysia, 12-15 January, 2003.
  • Buddhist views on conflicts, violence and conflict resolution, Annual Research Conference-2003, PADRIGU, Dept. of Peace and Development Research, University of Gothenburg, SE 405 30, Gothenburg, Sweden, 27-28 November, 2003.
  • Conflict related poverty in Northeastern Sri Lanka, Annual conference 2003, Norwegian Association for Development Research (NFU), FAFO Institute Applied Social Science, Funded by The Research Council of Norway (NFR)/The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Oslo, 23-24 October, 2003.
  • Aspects of economy power, Status And their relationships to Breast Feeding Behavior in Sri Lanka. 6th APSSAM Conference, The Asia Pacific Network of the International Forum for Social Sciences in Health, Kunming Medical College, Kunming, China, 14- 18 October, 2002.
  • High Risk Sexual Behavioural Patterns among Sex workers in Sri Lanka. 25th All Indian Sociological Conference, Kerela University, Thiruvanathapuram, 29-31 December, 2000.
  • Introduction to Behavioral surveillance, Workshop for discussion of the result of the pilot project for development of instruments for Behavioral surveillance of HIV/AIDS in Sri Lanka, Hotel Renuka, Galle Road, Colombo 3, Organized by Centre for Inter-sectorial Community and Health Studies(CICHS), Sri Lanka, 30th July,1999.
  • Behavioral surveillance survey(BSS) in Sri Lanka, Workshop on HIV risk behavioral surveillance surveys (BSS):country examples, lessons learned, and recommendations for the future held at the Royal River Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand 11-14 August, 1997. Funded by Family Health International.
  • A Sociological Study of Indigenous Medicine in Sri Lanka. Annual Research Sessions-1993, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka.

Membership in Professional Organization

  • Life Member, Association for Sri Lankan Sociologist, Dept. of Sociology, University of Colombo 3, Sri Lanka, 2015 onwards.
  • Life Member (LMF 161), Indian Sociological Society, Institute of Social Sciences, 8 Nelson Mandela Road,Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070, India, Since 2000.
  • Life Member, Sociological Association of Sri Lanka, Dept. of Sociology, University of Colombo, Colombo 3, Sri Lanka.
  • Member, Alumni Association of Dept. of Sociology, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka.
  • Member, the Asia Pacific Network of the International Forum for Social Sciences in Health (APNET) Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, The University of Newcastle, Callaghan NSW 2308, Australia, Since 1994.
  • Life Member, Alumni Association of University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka.

Awards and scholarships

  • SIDA/ SAREC Scholarship 2003 - 2010 Dept. of Peace and Development Research, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Box 700, SE 405 30, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Contact Scholar, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS), Leifsgade 33, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmak, 2004.
  • Ford Foundation Scholarship 1994 - 1996, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakhonpathom 73170, Thailand.
  • The Pioneer Intercollegiate Sri Lanka Education (ISLE) Fellowship, selected from Junior members of the Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 1992/93. Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine 04011, U.S.A.
  • University Scholarship 1980 - 1984, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, 20400, Sri Lanka.
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