Professor Ramani Hettiarachchi
(BA, MA, PhD, Post Doc)

 

Office Address: 
Department of History, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Email: 
nadihistory@gmail.com
Telephone: 

0763712998


 
BIOGRAPHY:

Professor Ramani Hettiarachchi, Senior Lecturer in History had her primary and secondary education at Aluthgama Maha Vidyalaya. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in History from the University of Peradeniya where she also obtained Master of Arts Degree in the same field. Consequently she attained her PhD at University of Kel, The Plantation Economy and Social Formation among Indian Immigrant Laborers of Sri Lanka, being her major area of study. She has been Awarded with Post-doctoral Fellowship:Erasmus Mundus Fellowship by European Commission for her work entitled The Christianizing the Immigrant Plantation Workers in Colonial and Contemporary Sri Lanka; The Mission and its Contradiction, University of Uppsala, Sweden, 2015-2016. Professor Ramani Hettiarachchi was offered Research Fellowship by EXPERTS4 Asia Project, Erasmus Mundus by European Commission, University of Gottingen, Germany in 2014 the title of the Research being Fraternity, Caste and Buddhist Culture in Sri Lanka. Further she gained Research Fellowship from Indo-American Centre, Hyderabad, India in 2005 of which the title is The Trade Union and Politics in USA. She was also awarded Visiting Research Fellowship, Department of Anthropology, University of South Carolina, USA, the title of which is Slave Labour, History of South Carolina followed by The University Research Grant for Parameters of Colonial Urban Development The City of Colombo, which have been offered by research grants By University Research Council, University of Peradeniya, 2017-2018. Currently she is holding the position of Deputy Proctor of the Faculty of Arts at University of Peradeniya while being noted for her role as a Board of Nominee, Faculty of Arts, Board of study for social sciences in PGIHS. Equally important is her dedication in the academic context. Her main academic contribution has been towards Portuguese, Dutch and British Colonialism in Asia and South East Asia. She dedicated her full time to conduct many programs to empower the plantation labour community who until this point remained inarticulate through the deliverance of various programs. Not only did she made a subjective impact but also a practical impact in this context.

EDUCATION:
Year Qualification
2015 University of Uppsala ( Sweden) . Post Doc.
2012 University of Kelaniya. Ph.D in History.
1999 University of Peradeniya . M.A in History
1986 University of Peradeniya. B.A. ( Hons) in History.

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS (Selected) :
Year Position
1999 Up To Present Senior Lecturer. (Grade 11) University of Peradeniya, Department of History.
1989 - 2001 Assistant Lecturer ( permanent), Department of History, University of Peradeniya.
2004 Visiting Research Fellow, University of South Carolina, USA.
2014 Visiting Research Fellow, University of Gottingen, Germany.
2015-2016 Visiting Research Fellow, University of Uppsala (Sweden)under the Erasmus Mundus Fellowship by European Commission.
2001 to Present , Visiting Lecturer, Post Graduate Institute of Social Sciences.

RESEARCH INTERESTS (Selected) :
  • Diaspora Studies
  • Religious Studies (Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity.)
  • Gender Studies.
  • Colonialism (Portuguese, Dutch and British.)
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Ethnic Studies.
  • Education
ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCES (Selected):
Year Experience
2018 -2020 Deputy Proctor, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya
2000 - 2007 The Warden, Ramanathan Hall,University of Peradeniya
2014 General Secretary- Alumni Association, University Peradeniya
2014 Senior Student Counselor, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya
2005 and 2009 Volunteer Student Counselor, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya
2011 and 2012 Chief Examiner- Advanced Level Examination, Department of Education, Ministry of Education, Isurupaya.
2015 To 2018 Member of the Board of the Study, Post graduate Institute of Social Science, University of Peradeniya.
2019 Coordinator- Revised syllabi of Courses of Master of Arts degree Programme in History of the PGIHS
2019 Board of Nominee, Faculty of Arts, Board of study for social sciences in PGIHS.
2013 Committee Member, Alumni Association ,University of Peradeniya.
2005 August 21-26 Committee Member, International Conference Organizer Yedi Tepi,University, Turkey.
2013 Chairman of the Food Committee - General Convocation, University of Peradeniya.

MEMBERSHIPS & AWARDS :
FELLOWSHIP AWARDS :
  • Awarded Post-doctoral Fellowship:Erasmus Mundus Fellowship by European Commission, The Christianizing the Immigrant Plantation Workers in Colonial and Contemporary Sri Lanka; The Mission and its Contradiction , University of Uppsala, Sweden, 2015-2016.
  • Awarded Research Fellowship: EXPERTS4 Asia Project, Erasmus Mundus by European Commission, University of Gottingen, Germany. 2014 .Title of the Research: Fraternity, Caste and Buddhist Culture in Sri Lanka.
  • Awarded Research Fellowship, offered by the US Embassy, in Colombo and Indo-American Centre , Hyderabad, India, was where the research was carried out. 2005 Title of the Research: The Trade Union and Politics in USA.
  • Awarded Research Fellowship, Department of Anthropology, University of South Carolina, USA, Title of the Research: Slave Labour History of South Carolina.
  • Awarded University Research Grant: Parameters of Colonial Urban Development; The City of Colombo, have been offered a research grants By University Research Council, University of Peradeniya, 2017-2018.
MEMBERSHIPS:
  • A Member of the Director Board, Social Development Institute (SDI), Kandy
  • Member of the Board of the Study, Post graduate Institute of Social Science, University of Peradeniya from 2015 to 2018.
  • 2020- A committee member - Policy on Curbing Ragging,in the preparation of the report, University of Peradeniya.
  • 1989- to the Present : Life member of the Historical Association,Colombo,Sri Lanka.
  • 2003- to the Present: Life member of Alumni Association, University of Peradeniya
  • 2014 - Member of the Technical Evaluation Committee.
  • 2017 - Member of the Committee on Post Graduate Curriculum Revision of the Department of History, University of Peradeniya.
  • 2017 - Member of the Under Graduate Curriculum Revision Committee of the Department of History, University of Peradeniya.
  • Member of the Departmental Subcommittee to facilitate the transition from the old syllabus to New Syllabus
  • 2019 Member of the Committee to prepare a proposal for the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Multi-Cultural Studies.
  • 2017,2018,2019 - Member of Scholarship Committee, Department of History, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya
  • 2013 - Committee Member- Gallery and Museum of Contemporary Arts Projects, University of Peradeniya.
  • 2017 - Writing Committee Member: Self Evaluation report, Department of History , University of Peradeniya.
  • 2014 - Subcommittee Member, General Convocation, University of Peradeniya.
  • 2014 - Organizing Member, International Research Conference, University of Peradeniya.
  • 2014 - Sub-Committee member of International Research Conference, University of Peradeniya.
  • 2003 Organizing Committee member, Golden Jubilee Celebration, University of Peradeniya.
  • 2017 -Committee Member - The Multi-Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya.
  • 2018 - The Editorial Coordinating Committee Member - ICHSS , Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya.
  • 2017 - Member of the Review Team, 1st International Conference of Social Science (ICSSH) Conference, Department of History, University of Peradeniya
  • Member of the teaching panel of the post Graduate program in the Department of History from 2011 to present.
  • Member of the Teaching Panel for the Certificate Course in History for Teachers in History, Faculty of Arts, From 05.03.2011 to 30. 09. 2011
  • Member of the Committee on Post Graduate Curriculum Revision of the Department of History, University of Peradeniya.
  • Member of the Under Graduate Curriculum Revision Committee of the Department of History, University of Peradeniya
KEYNOTE AND GUEST SPEECHES:
INTERNATIONAL COURSES/ TRAINING PROGRAMMS:
  • Received Training- Peace Corps Training of Trainers workshop, Center for Applied Linguistics. Training period: January 31 February 12 1988, Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington D.C.

  • Received Training Trainers workshop for Peace Corps Training Methodology and Language Instructions,1988.

  • Served as a Language Instructor, in the Peace Corps Pre- Service Training Program held in the Peace Corps Training of Trainers Workshop held in Kandy, from January 31 to February 12, 1988.

  • Followed a Certificate course on Computer Skills For Research In Humanities and Social Sciences, 24 March 1991.

  • Invited Presenter: I presented a research paper in a seminar conducted on The Religion and Rituals among Indian Diaspora in Colonial Context in South Asia, Department of Theology, University of Uppsala, Sweden, 2015.

  • Invited Presenter: I presented a research paper in a seminar on The Christianizing the Immigrant Plantation Workers in Colonial and Contemporary Sri Lanka; The Mission and its Contradiction , University of Uppsala, Sweden, 16. 03. 2016.

  • Invited Guest Talk : on Religious Diversity in Sri Lanka: Past and Present, among students and staff of University of Hokkaido, Japan, 29.07.2016. I delivered a speech on the above topic and I distributed a paper.

  • Invited Presenter: I presented a research paper at a Seminar, on Religious Heritage and Cultural Aspects of Indian abourers in Sri Lanka: a Comparative study of Burma and Malaya, Faculty of Theology, University of Uppsala, 17.02.2016.

  • Participant: The Seminar on Promoting Historical Research in Sri Lanka, At BMICH, National Heritage Commission and Historical Association of Sri Lanka 2003.
NATIONAL PROGRAMS (SELECTED):
  • Invited Participant: in a workshop on Up- Country Tamils in the 21st Century Sri Lanka.,- American institute for Lankan Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 23rd April 2013

  • Invited Participant in a workshop for Consultative Dialogue on Preventing Ragging and Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Universities, UGC, Colombo, 13. 08, 2019.

  • Guest Speaker: Rules and Regulations of UGC and University of Peradeniya, Auditorium of the Gymnasium of University of Peradeniya, Freshers Welcome, 2018.

  • Guest Speaker: Rules and Regulations of UGC and University of Peradeniya, Auditorium of the Gymnasium of University of Peradeniya, Freshers Welcome, 2019.
RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS ( selected) :
BOOK PUBLICATIONS :
BOOKS BY RECOGNIZED PUBLISHERS :
  • Hettiarchchi, Ramani, Use and Abuse of Caste in Colonial Economy: the Case of Plantation Workers in Sri Lanka, Ariya Publishers, Warakapola, 2019. (ISBN- 955-553-795-7)

  • Hettiarchchi, Ramani, Christianity and Social Mobility within the Indian Immigrant Plantation Labor Community in Colonial Sri Lanka, Ariya Publishers, Warakapola, 2019 . ISBN- 978- 955-553-798-8)

  • Hettiarchchi, Ramani, The Christian Mission and Social Mobility in Southern India, Ariya Publishers, Warakapola, 2019. (ISBN -978-553-800-8)

  • Hettiarchchi, Ramani, A Historical Analysis of the Donoughmore Constitution, Ariya Publishers, Warakapola, 2019 in Sinhala. ( ISBN- 978-955-553-799-5)
JOURNAL ARTICLES:
PUBLISHED ARTICLES. :
  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, 2005, The Colonialism and Health Policy affecting workers in Sri Lankan Plantation Sector in Joshua Fisher, Kathleen Millar,and Alex Nading (eds), Anthropology Work Review, No 27 (3), California University Press, USA , pp. 14-1 (Printed copy and the online publication- Online ISSN:1548-1417).

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, 2018, Women and Motherhood in the Plantation Sector of Colonial Sri Lanka in S.Sridhar (ed), Elixir Journal: Social Studies, USA, pp. 51421- 51427.

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, 2018, The Lineage and Buddhism in Sri Lanka in S.Sridhar (ed), Elixir Journal: Social Studies, USA, 121, pp.51411-51420.

  • Hettiarachchi, R, The Role of the Marxist Leadership within the Trade Union Movement in Colonial Sri Lanka in Society and State in South Asia, published by Institute of Social and Cultural Studies, Kolkata, India. ( To be Published)

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, 2018, Srimath Anagarika Dharmapalas Contribution Towards The Buddhist And Social Purity in Rev. Rangama Chandawimala, Dooldeniye Gnanarathana, Lim Ai Ling, Yap Yng Ling, Jenny Quek and Grace Hoo Hui Chin (eds), ANUSSATI: A Collection Of Essays To Commemorate The Silver Jubilee Of Buddhist And Pali College, Singapore, pp. 275- 288.

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, 2013, The Role of Buddhist Monks in Buddhist Education in Colonial Sri Lanka in Rev. Rangama Chandawimala (ed) Vijjavimutti : A Commemorative Volume Celebrating the Twentieth Anniversary of the Buddhist and Pali College of Singapore, pp. 224-233. ISBN- 978- 981-07-8574-1

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, 2017/ 2018, The modern discourse on the Administrative Structure of the Kandyan Kingdom in Ven. Bamunugama Shanthawimala, Ven. Madurawala Sobitha and Ashwin Wickremesuriya (eds), Sambawana, Volume 10, issue1, pp. 21- 44

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, 2013, The Development of the Buddhist Education in Kandyan era and the Literature creations therein Originated in Darshani Gunathilake, Piyathissa Senanayake and Rohitha Dasanayake (eds), Sambawana, Volume 7, issue 1, pp. 45- 78

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, 2014, A Historical Study of the Caste System and Social Structure of the Kandyan Era in Ven. Wewala Dhammaloka, Kalundawe Chandawimala and Bolliyadda Dhamma Kusala (eds), Pravacana, Volume 5, No. 2, Bhikku University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, PP.161- 184. ISBN- 978-955-1867-05-8, ISSN- 2345-9999. (Reviewed Journal).

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, 2018, Theory and Practice of British Colonialism; Labor Rights among the Indian Immigrant Plantation Community of Sri Lanka in (eds), The journal of studies in humanities, 23 ISSN2363_0706 volume 4 No: 2

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, 2019, The Missionary Education and Social Mobility of British Colonial India in (eds), The journal of studies in humanities, 23ISSN2363_0706 volume 4 No: 2

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, 2013, The Women's Role in Dalada Culture in H.M.D.R.Herath (ed), Pujaneeya Dalanda Sanskruthiya, Issue 8, Ministry of Central Province Agricultural and Central Environmental Affairs, Kandy, pp. 54-72.

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, 1999, The Social Condition of Kandyan Women in Rev. Godagama Mangala (ed), Mahanuwara Thorathuru: Mahanuwara Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Sasthriya Sangrahaya, Kandy, pp. 122-130.

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, 2013, The Inter-Relationship between the State and Buddhism in the Kandyan Era in M.Somathilaka, T.M.D.K. Rathnayake, T.M.Namini Bandara, Jayani Gunerathne and P.G.Ranthilake Manike (eds), Sarathi, Vol. 11, Ministry of Cultural affairs, Kandy , pp. 101-118.

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, 2002, The Kangani System and Non-market Mechanism in Colonial Sri Lanka in Daya Amarasekere and Rohitha Dasanayake (eds), Induwara: A Research Journal on History, Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya, pp.221-237

  • Hettiarchchi, Ramani, 2012, The British Colonial Attitudes towards the Buddhism and sacred tooth relic in Sri Lanka in H.M.D.R.Herath and Buddhika Konara (eds), Pujaneeya Dalanda Sanskruthiya, Volume 7, Ministry of Central Province Agricultural and Central Environmental Affairs, Kandy, pp. 56-70.

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, 2015, The Foreign Influence and its Challenges relating to the Sacred Tooth Relic,( From 4 BC TO 16TH Century in H.M.D.R.Herath and Nimal Wijesiri (eds), Pujaneeya Dalanda Sanskruthiya, Issue. 10, Ministry of Central Province Agricultural and Central Environmental Affairs, Kandy, pp. 52-63.

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, 2016, Women and Buddhism in the Kandyan Kingdom in Sri Lanka in M.Somathilake and N.A.Wimalasena (eds), Essays on History Culture and Foreign Relations: Festschrift For Prof. S. Pathmanathan, Godage Publishers, Colombo, pp. 462-472. ISBN- 978-955-30-6840-8.

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, 2018,The Origin and trends of Buddhist Linage of Ancient Sri Lanka in Padmasiri Kannangara and Rohitha Dassanayake (eds), Felicitation Volume of Prof. M. Edagama, University of Jayawardenapura, pp.1-25. ISBN- 978-955-30.

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, 2018, The Trade Union and Politics of Indian Immigrant workers of Sri Lanka in Sumudu Dharmarathne (ed), Felicitation Volume of Prof. W. I. Siriweera, Department of History, University of Peradeniya, pp .1-17.(To be Published)

BOOK CHAPTERS:
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS BY RECOGNIZED PUBLISHERS:
REFEREED:
  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, 2004, Fascism and Nazism , in Mandis, Rohanadeera, Mangala Ilangasinghe, M.U.de Silva, Malani Endagama, K.M.P. Kulasekere and Rohana Kumara (eds), History of Europe from 1500 BC to 1950, Education Publication Department, Colombo, pp. 245- 256. ( No. 2004/ C/ Athi/ 01/ 10000) . (A Text book Chapter for A/L and Higher Education. Education Publication Department, Ministry of Education in Isurupaya.)

  • Hettiarchchi, Ramani, 1998, The Citizenship Problem of Indian Immigrant Workers of Sri Lanka 1948-1967 in G.B.Gannile, Ananda Herath and H.M.S.Thundeniya (eds), The Memorial Volume of the Golden Jubilee of Independence, Chief Secretary office, Kandy, pp.311-320 . (Reviewed Book Chapter)

  • Hettiarchchi, Ramani, 2015, Medarata Within the Colonial Context, in Ven. Hanguranketha, Deerananda (ed), Medarata Wansha Kathawa, Vol. 1, Published by the Cultural Department of Central Province, Kandy, PP. 734- 757. ISBN- 978- 955- 0562- 03-9 (Reviewed Book chapter)

  • Hettiarchchi, Ramani, 2019, Medicine and Medical Practices of Vedda Community in Sri Lanka, in Hani/ Ahka International Research Center, Honghe University, China Republic, PP 1- 38, Translated to Chinese Language also. (Reviewed Book chapter, to be published)
OTHER PUBLISHED PAPERS:
  • Hettiarchchi, Ramani, The Impeachment was Added to the History, Divayina Sunday issue, 1991, October, 13th (page 6. )
  • Hettiarchchi, Ramani, The womens struggle emerged from the New york City, International Womens day Especially Feature Article. Divayina Sunday issue, 1992 8th March.
INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL CONFERENCES (in proceedings):
  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, The Buddhist Monastic Lineage in Sri Lanka, workshop on orders and Itineraries; Buddhist Islamic and Christian networks in South Asia, C 900-1900", Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. ,2013 (18 pages)

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, The Colonialism and Health Policy in Sri Lanka under the British rule, World Congress: Health Challenges of the Third Millennium, The International Forum for Social Sciences and Health Congress ,Yeditepe University, August 2005, Istanbul, Turkey, PP 143-156.

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, Implementation on Sirima - Shastri pact (1964): The Role of Pressure groups, The Multi-Disciplinary International Conference , International Conference on the Occasion of 50th anniversary of Independence of Sri Lanka, University of Peradeniya, Feb. 23- 25, 1998, PP. 1- 19

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, The Social Mobility and Globalization Process among the Indian Diaspora in Sri Lanka, Daito Bunka University, Higashimatsuyama Campus, Japan, Japanese Association for South Asian Studies (JASAS) 27th-28th September 2014, PP .82- 84.

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, The Process of Social Formation Among Indian Plantation workers In Sri Lanka, Burma and Fiji, Dialogue between civilizations, Zanzibar, Indian ocean institute, ZIORI Conference on the Indian Ocean, Aug. 15-17, 2008, PP. .1- 11.

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, War Women and Peace in Sri Lanka,, International Conference of Writers and Intellectuals, Sufism and Peace, Organized by Pakistan Academy of Letters, 14- 16, March, 2010, Islamabad, Pakistan. pp. 20-21.

  • Ramani Hettiarchchi, The Health under the Colonial in Sri Lanka , Twenty First Conference of the international Association of Historian of Asia, IAHA, National University of Singapore, Singapore, June,2010.

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, The Religion and Ritual Condition among the Indian Plantation Labour Community in Sri Lanka, SARRC Regional Seminar on Cultural Dynamics in National Harmony in South Asia, Senate room, University of Peradeniya, 2015.

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, The Marxist Trade Union Movement and Its Impact on Indian Immigrant Laborers of Sri Lanka. , International Conference on State and Society in South Asia: A Historical Perspective, Department of History, Jagannath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh & Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata , India, 15- 16 March 2019,p. 111.

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, Seminar, on Religious Heritage and Cultural Aspects of Indian labourers in Sri Lanka: a Comparative study of Burma and Malaya, Faculty of Theology, University of Uppsala, 17.02.2016.

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, Woman and Buddhism in the Kandyan Kingdom in Sri Lanka,Third South Asian Conference on Religion, State and Society in South Asia: A Historical Perspective, Department of History, Punjabi University, Patiala, India, 16-10, October, 2015, pp. 37- 38.

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, Masculinity and Gender in the British Plantation system in Sri Lanka", 6th research Conference, The Royal Asiatic Society, of Sri Lanka, Colombo, 28th 30th , March, 2013, p. 105.

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, The Living Condition among the Indian Immigration Plantation Women in Sri Lanka , Centre for Women's Studies, BMICH, Colombo, 2001.

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, Factors which influence the Revival of irrigation in the Mid- Nineteenth century in Sri Lanka The Annual Research Session, University of Peradeniya, 2001

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, Export Crops of Sri Lanka under the Dutch East India Company , , Annual Research Session, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, 2005, pp. 9-11.

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, The Attitude of the Missionaries towards Sri Lankan Society during the 19th Century , Buddhist International Conference, Asgiri Buddhist Center. Kandy,2010.

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, Women and Motherhood in Colonial Asia, International conference on social work-Social development and sustainable Development Goals, Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya and International Consortium for Social Development-Asia Pacific,29-30 September 2016.

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani,Christianity and Social Mobility of Indian Diaspora, Extended Abstract, ICSSH, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Development, Diversity and Harmony through Knowledge and Innovation International Conference on the Humanities and the Social Sciences ICHSS , 2018, pp. 213- 215.

  • Hettiarachchi, Ramani, and Hettiarachchi, T. S, City Plans and Construction Technologies in Colonial Sri Lanka , Proceedings: 8th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management, 2017, pp.10-17.

RESOURCE PERSON IN WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS:
  • Conducted National Seminar Series focusing the Power Devolution Peace package in Kandy District -. Organized by Center for Alternative Development in Kandy, 1988-1989.

  • Conducted Quiz program for school Students relating to the Power Devolution peace package in Kandy District. Organized by Center for Alternative Development in kandy,1988.

  • Invited Presenter: I presented a research paper in a seminar conducted on The Religion and Rituals among Indian Diaspora in Colonial Context in South Asia, Department of Theology, University of Uppsala, Sweden, 2015.

  • Invited Presenter: I presented a research paper in a seminar on The Christianizing the Immigrant Plantation Workers in Colonial and Contemporary Sri Lanka; The Mission and its Contradiction , University of Uppsala, Sweden, 16. 03. 2016.

  • Invited Guest Talk : on Religious Diversity in Sri Lanka: Past and Present , among students and staff of University of Hokkaido, Japan, 29.07.2016. I delivered a speech on the above topic and I distributed a paper.

  • Invited Presenter: I presented a research paper at a Seminar, on Religious Heritage and Cultural Aspects of Indian Labourers in Sri Lanka: a Comparative study of Burma and Malaya, Faculty of Theology, University of Uppsala, 17.02.2016.

  • Invited Participant: in a workshop on Up- Country Tamils in the 21st Century Sri Lanka. ,- American institute for Lankan Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 23rd April 2013

  • Invited Participant in a workshop for Consultative Dialogue on Preventing Ragging and Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Universities, UGC, Colombo, 13. 08, 2019.

  • Resource Person: International Society for the Anthropology of Work meetings in San Francisco, 2004.

  • Resource Person :to complete the manual for the course unit relating to following courses, (HISE 102,HISE 202,HISE 301,HISE 302 at CDCE University of Peradeniya, 2020.)

  • Resource Person- Emergency Preparedness workshop for the General Convocation, organized by the faculty of veterinary Science in collaboration with faculty of Medicine. University of Peradeniya, 2019.

  • Served as a Resource Person & Presented the Graduate Profile at Curriculum Development workshop held on 6th March 2015, at Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya.

  • Member of the Committee on Post Graduate Curriculum Revision of the Department of History, University of Peradeniya.

UNPUBLISHED THESIS:
  • The Plantation Economy and Social Formation among Indian Immigrant Laborers of Sri Lanka, University of Kelaniya, October, 2012.
OTHER CREDENTIALS:
  • The Editorial Coordinating Committee Member - ICHSS 2018.

  • Rev. Prof Dheerananda Felicitation, Chief Editor, Depar-tment of History, University of Peradeniya, 2019( in progress)

  • Conducted a lecture course to a group of Medical Undergraduates Students of the University of Hokkaido, under the student exchange program between University of Peradeniya and University of Hokkaido at the faculty of Medicine, 2018.

  • Conducted a seminar series for undergraduate students of Hokkaido University, The Programme theme was Peace Process and History of a Diverse and Multicultural Country, Sri Lanka , and it included a lecture series and several field visits. The 10-day programme was taken place from 2013 March 2017 at the University of Peradeniya.

FIELD RESEARCH:
2018 Team Leader of the field study carried out in the village of the Indigenous Mang Community at the China Vietnam Boarder.
2018 Contribution towards the field visit of Yuantong Buddhist Monastery- Kunming and Xishungbanna Buddhist Monastery, in collaboration with the Honghe University , China Republic.
2014-2016 participant observer and field researcher, Indian Diaspora Community of India at Trichinopoly, Thanjor and Madura
2010-to the present- Indian Immigrant Labor Community of Sri Lanka. (Nuwaraeliya ,Thalawakele, Hatton, Kandy).

PRESS AND MEDIA INTERVIEWS:
  • The womens struggle emerged from the New york City, International Womens day Especially Feature Article. Divayina Sunday issue, 1992 8th March.

  • Feminism Depends on the Theoritical base, Pawasa Journal, Published by National Youth Service Council, An especial interview. 2003 July_ August, Pages (30-32)

  • Especial live TV Discussion, Jathika Rupavahini( National Rupavahini Cooperation), The contribution of the Intellectuals towards the Ethnic Crisis, 23 May 2019 (From 11-12)

  • Continuous interview program on BBC Sandeshaya channel on Independence Memorial Program of Sri Lanka in 1993.