Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Ruhuna

Aruni Samarakoon, W.M.A. (Ms.)

Lecturer (Probationary)

Department of Public Policy
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
University of Ruhuna
Matara 81000
Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 765778780

Email: arunisamarakoon@gmail.com

Biography:

I have obtained the BA in Political Science (English Medium), Second Class Honours (Upper Division) from the Department of Political Science, University of Peradeniya. I completed the M.Sc in Development Management at the University of Agder (Norway) and the MA in Political Science at the University of Colombo (Sri Lanka).I have worked as an Assistant Lecturer at the three national Universities i.e. University of Sabaragamuwa, the Open University of Sri Lanka and the University of Ruhuna.

Qualifications:

  • M.Sc in Development Management (University of Agder, Norway)
  • MA in Political Science (University of Colombo)
  • BA in Political Science (University of Peradeniya)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Norwegian Students’ and Academics International Assistance fund
  • Royal Asiastic Society
  • Sri Lanka Population Association

Specialized fields and teaching areas:

Public Administration, Public Policy, Research Methodology, Feminism, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding

Research Areas:

Peacebuilding, Women’s studies, Public policy

Publications:

Journal Articles
  • Samarakoon, A . (2010). Politicization of Development administration in Sri Lanka, Journal of Sabaragamuwa(Sinhala Medium)


Conference Publications
  • Samarakoon, A. (2018). A Feminist reading on the Testimonies of Tamil Tigress in selected literature. Presented at the South Asia International Conference (2018) at the Women’s Research and Education Center, Sri Lanka.

  • Samarakoon, A (2016). The Liberal Peace Project of Reintegrating Female Freedom Fighters to the post war society in Sri Lanka through the Norwegian Preferred road map of Sustainable Development Goals. Presented at the conference of Nordic Approaches to Foreign Fighter in Oslo.
  • Samarakoon, A., Priyantha, I. (2016). Inclusion of the Vanni Tamil women in peace building Sri Lanka. At the International Conference of Multitude and Democracy, at the Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development in India.

Full Papers
  • Samarakoon, A., Priyantha, I., Webersik, C., Madland, R. (2016). Ensuring a Space for the Voice of the Vanni Tamils in Peace after the Sri Lankan Civil War.At the International Conference of IGUS in Skagen , Denmark (2016). It is a book project of the University of Agder, Norway and Center for Integrated Emergency Management.


Abstracts
  • Samarakoon, A., Priyantha, I., and Dickwella, R. (2017). Can Rights be Protected in neo- liberal agency: Narratives of working women in a selected Sri Lankan Super-market. Presented at the 5th Annual Conference on Sri Lanka Japan Collaborative Research (SLJCR 2017).

  • Samarakoon, A., Priyantha, Silva, D. (2016). From Human Rights to Human Dignity: The inside- outsider view of the Refugees in Kristiansand Locality of Norway. At the International Conference on Humanities and Social Science (2016).
  • Samarakoon, A., Priyantha, Jayasena, C. (2016). Uncaring but says benevolent: State guardianship of democracy and freedom in post-war Sri Lanka. At the International Conference of Humanities and Social Science.
  • Samarakoon, A., Priyantha ,Vimal , T. (2016). The Voice of the Vanni Tamils for peace process in post-war Sri Lanka: At the international Conference of Peace, Reconciliation and Development at the University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.
  • Samarakoon, A., Priyantha (2015), The challenges of Micro-enterprise in Sri Lanka: A case study at the Peradeniya University International Research Session.
  • Samarakoon, A., Priyantha, I. (2014). Development and Reconciliation in Post War Sri Lanka- A case study. At the Peradeniya University International Research Session (2014).
  • Samarakoon, A., Priyantha (2014). Development to Whom in Sri Lanka- a case study. At the 11th Academic Session of University of Ruhuna (2014).
  • Samarakoon, A.,Kehebiyahetti, N. (2013). Neo Liberal Policy in Goods and Services Market and its impact on private sector labor Supply of Sri Lanka after 1990s- A case study. At the International Conference on Contemporary Management.

Books

Chapters in Books (Edited)
  • Samarakoon, A. (2018). Will Segregate from Main – stream of ideology: Reading Stage drama, Wetland through the narratives of Malathi and Thamilini .NadeekaBandara (Ed,). In Wet land critique , pp. 55-57.

  • Samarakoon, A., Priyantha, I.,Silva, P. (2018). Class Formation and crisis in Governability: Alavi and Kohil arguments in the Sri Lankan context In Human Capital and Globalization: Development Challenges in Sri Lanka. Professor Danny Atapattu felicitation volume, University of Ruhuna, pp. 345- 370.
  • Samarakoon, A. Priyantha, I. Dickwella, R. (2016). How to Sight the Holy Grail of Development. Two Development Tails of Sri Lanka and Malaysia (p.53-65). In the felicitation volume of professor. PremaPodimanike, Univeristy of Kelaniya.
  • Samarakoon, A . (2013). Ethnic Politics. SamanHandaragama (Ed.), Political Sociology- 2. pp. 58- 101.
  • Samarakoon, A. (2018). Will Segregate from Main – stream of ideology: Reading Stage drama, Wetland through the narratives of Malathi and Thamilini .NadeekaBandara (Ed,). In Wet land critique , pp. 55-57.
  • Samarakoon, A., Priyantha, I.,Silva, P. (2018). Class Formation and crisis in Governability: Alavi and Kohil arguments in the Sri Lankan context In Human Capital and Globalization: Development Challenges in Sri Lanka. Professor Danny Atapattu felicitation volume, University of Ruhuna, pp. 345- 370.
  • Samarakoon, A. Priyantha, I. Dickwella, R. (2016). How to Sight the Holy Grail of Development. Two Development Tails of Sri Lanka and Malaysia (p.53-65). In the felicitation volume of professor. PremaPodimanike, Univeristy of Kelaniya.
  • Samarakoon, A . (2013). Ethnic Politics. SamanHandaragama (Ed.), Political Sociology- 2. pp. 58- 101.

Other Publications
  • Samarakoon, A. (2018). Her + Story should write now. Published in Pravahini, Women’s Education and Research Centre.

  • Samarakoon, A. (2013). Saved He and She, Pravahini, Women’s Education and Research Centre.
  • Samarakoon, A. (2013). CheapLabor, Pravahini, Women’s Education and Research Centre.
  • Samarakoon, A. (2013). Violence against Women in Public Transport, Pravahini, Women’s Education and Research Centre.
  • Samarakoon, A. (2013). Her, Hereafter: Rethink women’s movement, Pravahini, Women’s Education and Research Centre.
  • Samarakoon, A. (2016). Guest Speaker at the event of Cinematic Reading through Feminism at the School of Social Work, National Institute of Social Development, 2016.
  • Samarakoon, A. (2016). Delivered a guest speech at the event of Lunch on time organized by the Rotary International – Colombo at the Hotel Galadari on 1st of September 2016.
  • Samarakoon, A. (2014). Delivered a guest speech at the event organized by Young Men Christian Association in Matara- 2014.

Links to web pages
  • Samarakoon, A. (2019). Women is not an object. She is a human. Retrieved from https://www.vikalpa.org/?p=34366

  • Samarakoon, A. (2019). Frozen fire from Tangalle to Valvettithurai. Retrieved from https://www.vikalpa.org/?p=34277
  • Samarakoon, A. (2018). In the evening July at Viharamahadevi Park. Retrieved from https://www.vikalpa.org/?p=33013
  • Samarakoon, A. (2018). Political stance on the Tamil National Alliance in the current political crisis of Sri Lanka. Retrieved from https://www.vikalpa.org/?p=33939
  • Samarakoon, A. (2018). Spread the light in Deepavali. Bring our children back. The voice of the mothers of disappeared. Retrieved from https://www.vikalpa.org/?p=33672