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Kulani Wijayabahu

Lecturer (Probationary)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Academic Qualifications

 

B.A. (Hons) First Class in International Relations, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2013)

Diploma in Political Economy, University of Hong Kong and George Mason University, USA. (2014)

Reading for Masters in International Relations, Department of International Relations, University of Colombo.

 

Research Interest

Geopolitics and Security Studies, International Political Economy, Foreign Policy

 

Conference Presentations

“Development through international events: a case study on Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka 2013”, International Research Symposium, University of Uva, Sri Lanka, 2015

“Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean: illegal fishing between India and Sri Lanka” International Research Symposium, Department of International Relations, University of Colombo, 2014

“Regime as a compatible solution for bilateral issues: A case study of illegal fishing between India and Sri Lanka”, International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS), University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, Sri Lanka, 2014

“Maritime Security: illegal Fishing between India and Sri Lanka”, International Research Symposium, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Rajarata, Sri Lanka 2014.

“Indian Utilization of Soft Power: a comparative study with the United States” Department of Civics and Politics, Pherozeshah Mehta Bhawan and Research Center, University of Mumbai, India, 2014

Publications

 “Sri Lankan military contribution to Country’s International Relations: UN Peacekeeping operations”, Seminar on Current Geopolitical realities and its impact on Sri Lanka’s Foreign Policy at Officer Career Development Centre, Sri Lanka Army, 26 – 27 May 2015 (Paper submitted for publication as a joint paper)

“The Emergence of ISIS and Its Implications on State Sovereignty”, in Rajiv Gandhi University Research Journal (RGURJ), Vol. XI. No. 2, 2015 (to be published)

“Strengthens and Challenges for utilizing Indian soft power: a comparative study with the United States of America”, in International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Volume 4, Issue 12, December, 2014, ISSN 2250-3153

“Maritime Security: illegal Fishing between India and Sri Lanka.” International Research Symposium. Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Rajarata, Sri Lanka. 2014.

 

Special Awards/ Fellowships and Scholarships

Summer Scholarship for studying International Political Economy at University of Hong Kong in associate with George Mason University and The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) 2014.

Professor Shelton Kodikara award for International Relations special degree examination, 2013.

Amara Mohotty Memorial award for the best performance in International Relations special degree examination, 2013.