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Hasith Kandaudahewa











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Academic Qualifications

Reading for PhD in International Relations at University of Auckland, New Zeland.

Master of Arts in International Relations (Distinction Pass) 2015

B.A. (Hons) First Class in International Relations, University of Colombo, Sri Lank, 2012

Diploma in Political Economy, University of Hong Kong and George Town University, USA, 2011


Professional Qualifications

SEDA Qualified (UK) and CTHE Qualified (Sri Lanka)


Research Interests

International Political Economy, Commonwealth Studies and Foreign Policy



Constitutional Aspect of the United Kingdom and Sri Lanka Foreign Policy Decision Making (1977-2016). International Journal of Research in Engineering and Social Sciences (IJRESS) 6.9 (2016): 38-45.

Sri Lanka in Commonwealth: UK-Sri Lanka Political and Economic Relations 2009-2015, International Research Symposium, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, 2015.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi South Asian Policy, Co-author, Daily Lankadeepa (18th March 2015), Sinhala – නරේන්ද්‍ර මෝදිගේ දකුණු ආසියානු ප්‍රතිපත්තිය,සම කතෘ,ලංකාදිප, 18 මාර්තු 2015

Indo-Sri Lanka Bilateral Relations: Analytical review on Political & Cultural relations since 2005, International Research Symposium, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, 2014.

Post War Reconstruction and Peace Building in Sri Lanka Tamil Diaspora as a Decisive Factor, International Research Symposium-General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, 2013.

Non State Actors in World Politic. International Relations in Praxis. Colombo: University of Colombo, 2013. 46-53. (Joint Chapter)

Publications (Forthcoming)

Indo-Sri Lanka Relations: Analytical Review on Indian Soft Power Influence. Ed. Shveta Dhaliwal. Foreign Affairs and India. New Delhi: Atlantic, 2015. (Co-author)

George W. Bush Foreign Policy: Analytical Study on “War on Terror”. 2012.

Conference Presentations

Foreign Policy Analysis: China-Sri Lanka Relations. Annual Research Symposium, Faulty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo, 2016

Sri Lanka-China Bilateral Relations: Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean Region. Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo, 2015

Sri Lanka in the Commonwealth: Future Challenges and Prospects. International Conference on ‘Sri Lanka in World Affairs’, Department of International Relations, University of Colombo, 2014

Rewarding scholarly excellence: an outcome-based analysis of a graduate ability to qualify for prestigious international scholarships. (Joint Research) Annual Research Symposium University of Colombo, 2013.

Post war reconstruction process in Sri Lanka: Positive peace as a core element of development. International Conference on Science and Management for Peace and Development - Institute of Human Resource Advancement, 2013.

Arab Spring: Social Constructivism as a New Method of Regime Change. International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2013.


Award/Fellowships and Scholarships

Professor Thilak Hettiarachchi Award for Academic Excellence, 2012
Professor Thilak Hettiarachchi Award for the Most Outstanding Student in Faculty of Arts, 2012
Amara Mohotty Memorial Award for the Best Performance at the International Relations Special Degree, 2012
Professor Shelton Kodikara Award for International Relations, 2012
Association of Former International Civil Servants (AFICS) - Sri Lanka Scholarship, 2011
Asian Institute of Political Economy (AIPE), University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2011
Volunteer Positions
Executive Committee Member - The Sri Lanka Association for Improving Higher Education Effectiveness (SLAIHEE) 2014-2016