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S. Chaminda Padmakumara

Lecturer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Academic Qualifications

 

Reading for PhD in International Relations at South Asian University, New Delhi, India.

M.A. in International Relations, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2012.

B.A. (Hons), Special Degree in International Relations, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2009.

 

Professional Qualifications

 

Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education-2012 (CTHE and SEDA)

 

Research Interests

 

Regional Integration, Non-state Actors, Global Civil Society

Conference Presentations

 

“Region formation in Southeast Asia from Historical and Institutional Perspectives” presented at the International Conference of Itihas Academy - Dhaka, Bangladesh, February 2016.

“A Study of Voters’ Behavior in Presidential Elections in Sri Lanka” proceedings of International Conference of Department of Political Science , University of Kalyani , West Bengal , December 2015.

“Contemporary Indo-Sri Lanka Relations from the Perspectives of Functionalism” proceedings of International Research Conference of Faculty of Arts University of Colombo, December 2015.

“Regional Integration in South Asia” - Presented at the International Research Symposium   organized by Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar College – University of Delhi, India October 2015.

“Shaping the Concept of Region with Ideas: New Ideational Paradigm for Regional Integration in South Asia”- Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Research Symposium of National Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (NCAS), June 2015.

“The 18th SAARC Summit from a Cooperative Theoretical Lens of Functionalism and Positioning Theory” proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Asian Studies of International University of Japan, June 2015.

“Regionalization and Catering Socio cultural diversity in Higher Education: Teaching beyond the Disciplinary Bound” Proceeding of the 11th Annual joint conference of SLAIHEE and Staff Development Centre, University of Colombo, June 2015.

“Novel Writing Approach for the Discipline of IR in Sri Lanka: a Sense of Narrative Fashion” proceedings of International Conference of Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya , May 2015.

A position paper on Malawi was presented at the EIMUN organized by the Youth Tinkers’ Society in Kathmandu, Nepal from 15th to 17th October 2014.

“Sri Lanka from the Perspective of Environmental Governance”. Sri Lanka in World Affairs: Proceeding of the International Conference of Department of International Relations, University of Colombo, and July 2014.

“Partnering with non-state actors for higher educational enhancement: An analysis of UN contribution to Sri Lanka”. Proceeding of the University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium, 2013. (Joint research)

“Exploration of lecturers’ perceptions for the use of student-centered teaching and IT deployment in Social Sciences”. Proceeding of the Annual joint conference of SLAIHEE and Staff Development Centre, University of Colombo, 2013.

“Protection of Cultural Communities through Human Security: Lessons from the European Union for South Asian Region”. Proceeding of the Annual Research Conference of the Royal Asiatic Society, 2012. (Joint research)

“Regional Integration for Persian Gulf: Lessons from the EU”. Proceeding the University of Colombo Annual Research Symposium, 2011.

“Post-conflict Sri Lanka from Human Security Perspective”. Proceeding of   the Kotalawala Defense University, Sri Lanka, 2011.


Publications

 

Padmakumara, S.C. “The 18th SAARC Summit: from a Cooperative Theoretical Lens of Functionalism and Positioning Theory” Hyderabad Journal of Political Science 2.2 (2014): 1-8. Print    

Padmakumara, S. C. “The Disciplinary Identity of International Relations: An Analysis on Cross Disciplinary Enterprise” International Journal of Scientific Research and Innovative Technology 1.5 (2014): 83-92.Print.

“Sport –Shirt Diplomacy and ASEAN integration” (joint article) The Diplomatic Society .Web. October 2015: http://www.thediplomaticsociety.co.za/home/16-home/1588-spirit-of-sport-shirt-diplomacy-and-asean-integration

“Terrorism versus Tourism: A Common Counseling Archetype for South Asian Tourism” The SARCist .Web. January 2015: http://thesarcist.org/Opinion/66)

Padmakumara S. C, Wimalasiri Krishanthi. “International System in 1945s” The Study Guide for Fist Year Students. Department of International Relations, University of Colombo, 2013. Print.

Madurangi W.D, Padmakumara S.C. “Global Environmental Governance: The Case for a New Paradigm”. Journal of the Faculty of Graduate Studies 1 (2012): 47-55.Print.

 

Volunteer positions
Student Counselor to the Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo from 2012 – May 2014.
The Treasure for Sri Lanka Association for Improving Higher Education Effectiveness (SLAIHEE) from 2012 to June 2014.