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

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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).
My career as a lecturer (contract basis) in Political Science started from 2010 at the Sabaragamuwa University and then joined the Open University and Institute of Human Resources Advancement, at the University of Colombo and University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

Qualifications:

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

Awards /Grants:

  • NOMA Fellowship holder
  • Quota Fellowship holder

Memberships and Affiliations:

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

Teaching Courses:

Human Rights, Gender and Feminism, Comparative Politics and Political Analysis, Organization Theory, Research Methodology, Conflict and Peace Studies and Comparative Peace Processes

Specialized fields:

Policy Science, Gender and Politics and Post-Colonial Studies

Research Areas:

Women’s Studies and Politics, Post-Colonial studies, Human Rights, Peace and Conflict Resolution and Policy Science

Publications:

  • Samarakoon, A. (2020). Public Choice of President 2019: - A shape of individual consciousness of Political Networks? Academic Session- University of Sri Lanka. University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.
  • Samarakoon, A. (2019). A feminist reading on the Freedom Fighters of Tamil Tiger: Based on selected writings. 8th South Eastern University International Arts Research Symposium: South Eastern University
  • Samarakoon, A., Priyantha, R., and R. Dickwella. (2019). Sustaining Peace and Reconciliation in Post-War Sri Lanka through Human Rights. Presented at the Ruhuna University International Conference. Matara: Ruhuna University.
  • Samarakoon, A. (2019). The Choices of Women for them or someone else. Feminism, Democracy and Cinema. Pahura. Sri Lanka: Election Commission of Sri Lanka
  • Samarakoon, A., Priyantha, R . (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. Norway: Oslo Peace Research Center.
  • Samarakoon, A., Priyantha, R., and R. Dickwella. (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. Peradeniya: University of Peradeniya
  • Samarakoon, A., Priyantha, R . (2015). The challenges of Micro-enterprise in Sri Lanka: A case study. At the Peradeniya University International Research Session. Peradeniya: University of Peradeniya
  • Samarakoon, A., and Silva, D. (2015). Every women is Queen??? A theoretical readings of a selected movie. In Women’s Education Research Center, Conference on Gender studies.
  • Samarakoon, A., Priyantha, R., and R. Dickwella (2015). How to Sight the Holy Grail of Development. Two Development Tails of Sri Lanka and Malaysia. In the felicitation volume of professor. PremaPodimanike (p.53-65). Sri Lanka :Univeristy of Kelaniya.
  • Samarakoon, A., Priyantha, R . (2014). Development and Reconciliation in Post War Sri Lanka- A case study. At the Peradeniya University International Research Session. Peradeniya: University of Peradeniya
  • Samarakoon, A., Priyantha, R . and Pradeep, H.,U.,S. (2014).Development to Whom in Sri Lanka- a case study. At the 11th Academic Session of University of Ruhuna (2014). Matara: University of Ruhuna
  • Samarakoon, A. (2018). Walk away from Mainstreaming: Feminist Reading from Malathi to Tamilini. In NadeekaBandara, (Ed.), Wetland. Colombo: Abaya books
  • Samarakoon, A., Priyantha, R., and Silva, P. (2014). 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, p.345- 370. Matara: University of Ruhuna
  • Samarakoon, A., (2013). Ethnic Politics..In SamanHandaragama (Ed.), Political Sociology- 2. (Sinhala Medium), (p.58- 101). Sri Lanka: Handaragama Publication
  • Samarakoon, A., (2010). Politicization of Development administration in Sri Lanka, Journal of Sabaragamuwa(Sinhala Medium), Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

Administrative positions:

  • Mentor- University of Ruhuna
  • Member – Web Development Committee, University of Ruhuna
  • Member- Printing and Publishing Committee- Academic Session, 2020, University of Ruhuna