Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts - University of Peradeniya

Dr. RMDB Herath

Associate Professor in Sociology

PhD (Sweden)

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About Me

Prof. Dhammika Herath is Associate Professor of Department of Sociology , University of Peradeniya , Sri Lanka.


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Peace and Development Research

University of Gothenburg, Sweden


BA (Hons.) in Sociology

University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka


Current Positions

Associate Professor - Department of Sociology, UOP, Sri Lanka

Positions Held

Researcher - Peace and Development Research, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden


Senior Researcher and Acting Executive Director - International Center for Ethnic Studies, Colombo and Kandy, Sri Lanka



Swedish Development Cooperation Agency Scholarship (Sida Sarec) for doctoral education - Sweden


P.B. Samarakoon Memorial Scholarship for undergraduate education - Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala




Research Interests

Peace and Conflict, Post-Conflict Reconciliation, Religion and Conflict, Peace Education, Development, Democracy and Governance.

Other Academic Contributions

Training on Sectorial Management of Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation, World Bank at Elephant Bay Hotel, Pinnawala. 2013.

TOT Training on Management of Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation conducted by the World Bank Sri Lanka in Collaboration with University of Moratuwa.2013.

Promotion of Right to Information, Workshop conducted by Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative. New Delhi, 2012.

Citizen Report Card (CRC) Methodology, trained by the World Bank Institute.2009-07.

Social and Cultural Photography and Filming-Visual Anthropology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.2002.

Visiting lecturer, International Sri Lanka Education Program (ISLE), 2005 -2014.

Trained media personnel in Sri Lanka on “Achieving Millennium Development Goals” at the Action Aid, Colombo. December, 2009.

Visiting lecturer at the Post-graduate Institute of Science (PGIS), Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka- lectured on an Interdisciplinary Masters degree program on Disaster Management.December 2008.

Delivered a guest lecture on “Youth, Poverty and Conflict” at the National Council of Swedish Youth Organizations, LSU, Stockholm, Sweden, 2006.

Visiting Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 2015.

Delivered four guest lectures on “Poverty, Development and International Aid in Sri Lanka” at Växjö University, Sweden, in 2003 and 2006.