Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Ruhuna

Gamage, G.C. L. (Mrs.)

Senior Lecturer

Department of History & Archaeology
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
University of Ruhuna
Matara 81000
Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 714378327

Email: lakmini@hist.ruh.ac.lk /lakmini24@gmail.com


Ms Lakmini Gamage received her first appointment as a Probationary Lecturer in the Department of History and Archaeology of Ruhuna University in 2003. After working for five years in that position she was promoted to the post of Senior Lecturer Gr II. In 2014 she was appointed as a Senior Lecturer Gr I. Over the nearly 15 year period of her service she was involved in various research and teaching activities covering the fields of Modern History and Conflict Studies. She enhanced her knowledge of these subjects by participating in a number of national and international training programs, which also included Research Methodology, Staff Development and allied topics. In 2014, a NORHED-CPDS fellowship was awarded to her by the University of Ruhuna for her PhD studies. As a part of her PhD studies, she engaged in academic activities in some universities of Norway and Pakistan. Currently she has already submitted her PhD thesis under the topic of ‘’Socio-economic Analysis of the Emergence of the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) Movement of Sri Lanka ‘’.


  • MPhil (Ruhuna)
  • BA (Hons) (Ruhuna)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Member of Sri Lankan Historical Association, from 2003 to date.

  • Life time member in Global Association for Humanities and Social Science Research.

Specialized fields and teaching areas:

Modern History , Conflict & Ethnic Studies.

Research Areas:

Modern History, Conflict & Ethnic Studies.


Journal publications

  • Gamage ,L., 2015. Contemporary Sri Lankan education policies and its effects on the origin of the Tamil military movement in beginning of 1970s  , IMPACT: International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Literature ,3(5) . Available at www.impactjournals.us

  • Gamage,L., 2016 . Pre historical background of Sri Lankan Tamil violence movement (from 1920 to 1970s ), International Journal of Science and Research ,  5 ( 2). Available at  www.ijsr.net
  • Gamage,L., 2016. A brief analyses of the Sri Lankan Tamil military groups in the    emerging ages and its socio  - political and ideological outline, BEST: International Journal of Humanities, Arts and Medicine . 4( 3).Available at  www.bestjournals.in

  • Gamage ,L ., 2016.   Tamil Youth Unemployment – As One of the Prominent Reasons for the Tamil Militant Movement of Sri Lanka in the 1970s ,International Journal of Science and Research ,5 (6 ). Available at www.ijsr.net

  • Gamage,L..2002. The Historical Importance of Devanampiyatissa Era ,In : ,Navagamuve,R & .Sumanapala,G ,eds.Sambavana ,Kalaniya.

  • Gamage, L,.2002. The Buddhist Revival Movement in the End of 19th Centenary of Sri Lanka. In: Welagedara,V ,ed. Sambahasha (13) ,Batharamulla.

  • Gamage ,L.,2003.The Expansion of  Buddhism and Buddhist Culture in the Kingdom of China.In:  Kulathunga, T.G,eds. Sanskruthikapuranaya ,Colombo.

  • Gamage,L.,2013.The Religious Atmosphere of Portuguese & Dutch periods of Sri Lanka.In ; Kulathunga,T.G.,eds. Arahath Sagamith Puda (2) ,Athurugiriya.

Conference publications

  • Gamage ,L., 2017. Sri Lankan Tamil Militant Movement ;Its Emergence ,Development and the Indian Intervention (From early 1970s to 1987) , Abstract Booklet ,International Seminar  On ‘’Challenges to Indian Polity ; Concepts and Issues ‘’ ,West Bengal ,India.

  • Gamage ,L., 2017. Socio –Economic Grievances of Tamil Youths in the 1970s and the Emerging of Tamil Militant in Sri Lanka, Ruhuna University International Conference on Humanities and Social Science,Matara.

Invited keynote talks and seminar presentations

  • Presented a research paper name ‘’ Contemporary education policies & Tamil Youth Unrest in the beginning of 1970s ‘’ in  Annual Research Symposium, 2014  ,organized  by National Center for Advance Studies ,Colombo ,Sri Lanka

  • Presented a research paper name ‘’ Socio-economic grievances of Tamil youths in the  1970s   and the emerge of  Sri Lankan  Tamil militant  movement .‘’ in International Conference 2017 ,University of Ruhuna ,Matara ,Sri Lanka.

  • Presented a research paper name  ‘’Sri Lankan Tamil Militant Movement ;Its Emergence ,Development and the Indian Intervention (From early 1970s to 1987) ,in International Seminar on 21st of July 2017,organized by University of Gour Banga ,Mokdumpur ,Malda,West Bangal ,India.

  • Resource Person  at the International Seminar  On ‘’Challenges to Indian Polity ; Concepts and Issues ‘’ ,West Bengal ,India, in 2017.

  • Chair of the Session at the  International Seminar  On ‘’Challenges to Indian Polity ; Concepts and Issues ‘’ ,West Bengal ,India, in 2017.

  • Co-Chair of the Session at the  International Seminar  On ‘’Challenges to Indian Polity ; Concepts and Issues ‘’ ,West Bengal ,India, in 2017.

  • Participated for the international conference under the theme of ‘’The World Beyond 2015; is Higher Education Ready’’ in Islamabad, Pakistan on 10th September 2014.