Research Session- 18th November 2015 at Senate room of the University of Ruhuna


A research session was organized to present the findings and discuss the outcomes of research projects, funded by NORHED-CPDS Project. This was held on 18th December,2015 at Senate room of the University of Ruhuna.

Event was attended by

Senior Professor. Gamini Senanayake, The Vice Chancellor of University of Ruhuna.

Members of the Management Committee of NORHED-CPDS Project

Prof. (Dr) Hem Raj Subedee, Programme Coordinator- Department of Conflict, Peace and Development Studies, Tribhuvan University of Nepal.

Prof. (Dr) Chinthamani Pokharel, Dean- Faculty of Humanities and Social Scinces, Tribhuvan university Nepal

Research Grantees, NORHED-CPDS Project

PhD Scholarship holders of the NORHED-CPDS Project

M.A in CPDS Scholarship holders of NORHED-CPDS Project

Following paper were presented and discussed at the event. These paper will be published soon.

Mr.Manoj Jinadasa

Rate of crime and the involvement of army soldiers in Post conflict Society in Sri Lanka

Mrs.Shamini Attanayke

 Strengthening democratic governance for peace and harmony in Sri Lanka

Senior Prof. Sarath Amarasinghe

Social issues of women war widows in Post Conflict Sri Lankan Society

Dr. B.M Sumanarathna

The Socio-Economic aspect of post conflict peace building in Sri Lanka

Mr. Vartharajah Jeyaruban

Causes and effects of armed conflict in Sri Lanka

Mr. G.Senarath

Land use conflicts on the Northern Buffers of the Sinharaja Forest Reserve in Sri Lanka

M.S.M.L Karunarathna

Disparity in utilization of natural resources for the development of post war     society


Generating knowledge in conflict, governance and gender

The project has planned around 25 researches on the various disciplines including gender, governance, development studies, conflict and peace. The ultimate objective of the research component of the project is to generate and share knowledge on the various fields related to the subjects of conflict, peace and development. The project has announced its first call for proposals from University academics and researchers in the country. Small grants will be allocated to selected research papers on annual basis. The project  also include two PhD scholarship grants  for three years and one sort term post doctoral grant to University of Ruhuna for extensive research in the areas of conflict, peace and development studies.

PhD Fellowships

Currently NORHED-CPDS has two Phd fellows pursuing their semester studies in COMSATS Institute of Information Technology,Pakistan which is one of partner universities in the programme. Their research titles are

  • An Analytical study of Socio-Political and economic aspects in the formation of the LTTE movement in Sri Lanka
  • The Ethnic Conflict and Reconciliation process in Sri Lanka: The role of memory on ethnic relations

 NORHED-CPDS small research grants

Currently NORHED-CPDS has funded 09 research projects under ‘Small research grants’ allocation. We are tracking the research progress and following are topics being researched.

ongoing research projects