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Mr. SM. Aliff

Senior Lecturer Gr.I in Political Science
Dept. of Political Science
Faculty of Arts and Culture



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Mr. SM. Aliff
Designation Senior Lecturer Gr.I in Political Science
Department / Unit Dept. of Political Science
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Culture
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  • M.Phil -University of Peradeniya
  • 2002
  • B.A.Hons- University of Peradeniya
  • Second Class (Upper Division) Honours in Political Science in 1992.and Winner of the C.L.Wickramesinhe Memorial Prize for Best Results in Political Science at the Special Arts Degree Examination in 1992
  • Awarded Certificate in Teaching in High Education (CTHE) at Colombo University in1999
  • Head / Department of Political Science
  • Dean Faculty of Arts and Culture, 2007-2011
  • South Asian Politics
  • Post-War Conflict and Peace Building
  • Comparative Politics
  • Constitutional Development of Sri Lanka
  • Conflict Resolutions,
  • Human Rights
  • Minority politics of Sri Lanka
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Human Rights
  • Sri Lankan Peace Process
  • Muslim Politics of Sri Lanka
  • South Asian Politics
  • Electoral Politics and Local Governments.
Chairman for research and publication in the faculty of Arts & Culture SEUSL.2002 to 2005, Editor for Kalam 2015, Editorial member for Kalam,
  • War and Peace in Sri Lanka( in Tamil), 2015
  • Contemporary Electoral Systems, in Tamil,2015
  • Political Sociology (co-author)2012,JULY. In Tamil
  • Terrorism An Introduction, ( 2011), in Tamil
  • Kashmir Unfinished Conflict(2009), in Tamil
  • Ethnic Conflict, War Crimes and Human Rights: Revisiting U.S Sponsored UNHRC Resolution against Sri Lanka in 2013, International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences Vol. 55 (2015) pp 123-136, © (2015) SciPress Ltd., Switzerland doi:10.18052/www.scipress.com/ILSHS.55.123,
  • Reconciliation through the Devolution of Powers in Post-War Sri Lanka: A Special Reference to Debates on 13th Amendment of the Constitution, in Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol 5, No 6, ISSN, 2249-7315, pp 62-84.
  • Revenue Collections and Local Government: An evaluation of Akkaraipattu Municipal Council of Sri Lanka (2011-2012), in the Journal of African & Asian Local Government Studies, Vol 3, No 3,(2014) Sep-Nov,p-38-56
  • India's Nuclear Policy and Developments, Kalam ,International Journal of Faculty of Arts & Culture,SEUSL,Vol viii (2), Dec,2015,ISSN:1391-6815,pp-102-112
  • India's Role in Promoting Peace in Sri Lanka after LTTE, International Journal of Novel Research in Humanity and Social Sciences Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp: (1-12), Month: November-December 2014, Available at: www.noveltyjournals.com. Pp 01-12.
  • Peace Building in Post-War Societies, A research article in the journal of Social Review, Vol 2, No 1, June 2014.pp 31-44.
  • Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) In Post-Conflict Societies, A research article in the journal of Kalam, International Journal of Faculty of Arts & Culture,SEUSL,vol VIII(1), June,2014,pp 10-20.
  • Good Governance in Sri Lanka: Problems and Prospects, in Environment, Governance and Development, vol,I, Feb, 2014, Dept. of Law, University of North Bengal, West Bengal, India, ISBN:978-81921285-2-8, pp,147-163.
  • Provincial Council and Devolution of Power in Sri Lanka, A research article in the journal of Kalam vol VI,2013,pp 6-19
  • "The Role of Local Governments in Building Democracy: A Study the Akkaraipattu Municipal Council of Sri Lanka". A Research Article in the Journal of African & Asian Local Government Studies, Vol 2, No 1(2013) March-May,p-32-47
  • Roles of Third Party's Mediation in the Conflict Resolution. A Research article in the journal of Kalam vol: 5,2012.
  • Muslim Politics of Sri Lanka and Roles of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress. An Article in the International Journal of South Asian Studies, Punjab University of Pakistan,Vol.27,No,1,Jan-Jun,2012, p-247-261.
  • The Role of Civil Society in Democratic Governance: State -Civil Society Relations in Democratization- special focus on contemporary Sri Lanka, Research Journal of Faculty of Arts & Culture, SEUSL, vol-iv, Dec 2010.
  • Provincial council and Eastern Province Muslim of Sri Lanka An article in An International Journal of South Asian Studies, Punjab University of PakistanVol.25,No. 2, July- Dec 2010.
  • An Article in the journal of Kalam vol 2&3 "South Asia an introduction"
  • An Article in the journal of Social Review,2009, "Kashmir Conflict and an efforts of International Mediation"
  • An Article in the magazine of Al Inshah "India's foreign policy: it relations with it neighbors".
  • 13th parliament election of Sri Lanka, Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2004
  • Paper presented on Post-War Conflict in Sri Lanka: A Study Focusing on Violence against Sri Lankan Muslims and Buddhist Hegemony at the second International Symposium on 'Empowering National Development through Religions, Languages, Culture and Society' organized by Faculty of Islamic Studies and Arabic Languages, SEUSL on 4th March, 2015.
  • Paper presented on Kashmir Conflict and India at South Eastern University Arts Research Session on "Promoting Research and Development in Social Sciences and Humanities", held on Dec, 30, 2014, at South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
  • Paper presented on Revenue Collections and Local Governments: An Evaluation of Akkaraipattu Municipal Council of Sri Lanka's Revenue in 2011-2012, at South Eastern University Arts Research Session on "Promoting Research and Development in Social Sciences and Humanities", held on Dec, 30, 2014, at South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
  • Paper presented on 'Peace Building in Post-War Societies' at the 4th International conference on "Emerging Trends & Sustainable Development" held on August 02-03,2014 at South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
  • Paper presented on India's Role in Promoting Peace in Sri Lanka after LTTE , at the International Conference on Redrawing the Boundaries of International Relations: Going Beyond State and Power , held on February 20-22, 2014 Organized by Dept. of Political Science, Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Odisha, India.
  • Paper presented on Islamization in Pakistan and its Impacts on its Minorities: with Special Reference to General Zia- UL- Haq Era, at the First International Symposium on Towards the Integration of Islamic Knowledge with Human Sciences, held on January 05, 2014 at the South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.
  • Paper presented on Reconciliation through the Devolution of powers: A Study Focusing on the Debates to the Devolution of Power in Sri Lanka. at The 2013 Asia -Pacific Peace Research Association(APPRA) on Engaging Deadly Conflicts in Asia-Pacific with Nonviolent Alternatives, held on November 12-14, 2013 Organized by Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Paper presented on US- Sri Lanka Relations after the War: Special References to US Second Resolution at UNHRC on Sri Lanka in 2013,at 42nd Annual Conference of Indian Association for American Studies, Organized by Department of History, Sri Venkedashwara University, Tirupati, Andra Pradesh, India on 29-31 July 2013.
  • Paper presented on " Governance: Issues & Prospects" of Good Governance in Sri Lanka at 4th International Conference On Harnessing Knowledge through Research to Address Emerging Global Issues", Organized by Subaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka held on January,11-12,2013.
  • Paper presented on "Good Governance in Sri Lanka: Problems & Prospects" at International Conference on Good Governance, Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice in SARRC Region, Organized by Department of Law, University of North Bengal, West Bengal, India held on December, 01-02,2012.
  • Paper presented on "The Role of Local Governments in Building Democracy: A Study the Akkaraipattu Municipal Council of Sri Lanka" at the 3rd International Conference on Local Government, College of Local Administration, Khon Kaen University, Thailand, held on November 15-16, 2012.
  • Paper presented on "US's Policy on Kashmir and Indo- US Relations" at 41st Annual Conference of Indian Association for American Studies, Organized by Directorate of Distance Education Political Science & Public Administration Wing of Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India, held on 29-31 August 2012
  • Paper presented on "SLMC Performances in the Local Government Election Of Eastern Province of Sri Lanka in 2011" at National Conference on Regional Development 2011,Faculty of Arts & Culture, SEUSL, held on 10th & 11th Dec 2011
  • Paper presented on ''The Problems of Socio- Economic Development in Navithanveli Divisional Secretariat Area of Ampara District: A Study of Post Communal Riot Era" at Annual Symposium 2011 on "Challenges of Post Conflict Sri Lanka", at General Sri John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka, , held on 18th & 19th August 2011.
  • Paper presented on ''Role of Local Governments in Building Local Democracy in Sri Lanka- A Comparative Study of Kalmunai and Batticoloa Municipal Councils of Eastern Province" at Annual Symposium 2011 on "Challenges of Post Conflict Sri Lanka" at General Sri John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka, held on 18th & 19th August 2011.
  • Paper presented on ''Questions of Minorities' Rights Accommodation in the Discourse and Process of Post-War Peace- Building and Development in Sri Lanka :A Critical Analysis" at Annual Symposium 2011 on "Challenges of Post Conflict Sri Lanka" at General Sri John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka, held on 18th & 19th August 2011.
  • Paper presented on "The formation of Eastern Provincial Council a new environment for coalition politics and sustainable development: a critical Analysis "at Annual Research conference of University of Jaffna on Knowledge for Reconciliation and Redevelopment" at University of Jaffna, held on 15th November 2010.
  • Paper presented (joint author) on "Empirical erosion modeling in GIS with multi-sensor and multi -temporal satellite data", at 3rd International Symposium on New Horizons in humanities & Sciences towards Sustainable Development at Sabragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, held on August 26th -28th, 2010
  • Paper presented on "Tamil laundry workers- Problems and social status In the society" at 3rd International Symposium on New Horizons in humanities & Sciences towards Sustainable Development at Sabragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, held on August 26th -28th, 2010
  • Paper presented on "Representation of Muslims' in the 7th parliament of Sri Lanka" at 3rd International Symposium on New Horizons in Humanities & Sciences towards Sustainable Development at Sabragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, held on August 26th -28th, 2010
  • Paper presented on "Muslim Women's Participation in Sri Lankan Politics: Issues and Challenges" at Twelfth National Convention on Women's Studies 02th - 05th July 2010, Colombo.
  • Paper presented on A Study of Domestic Violence in Selected Locations in Sri Lanka at Twelfth National Convention on Women's Studies 02nd - 05th July 2010, Colombo.
  • Paper presented on "Mechanization of Agricultural Industry and its consequent Impact of the Rural Agricultural Community: Special Reference to South Eastern Region-Sri Lanka", paper presented at the International Conference on Agripreneuship & Rural Development, Faculty of Management Studies Banaras Hindu University India, December 05-06, 2009.
  • Paper presented on "Changing Dynamics Muslim Demands for Territorial Autonomy in Eastern Province of Sri Lanka: A critical Analysis", at International symposium on Language, Culture and Society of Tamil Speaking Muslim,24th,25th,& 26th October 2009,organized by Department of Languages, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil.
  • Paper presented on "The impact of the break-up of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress in the Muslim Politics of Sri Lanka: A critical Analysis", at International symposium on Language, Culture and Society of Tamil Speaking Muslim,24th,25th,& 26th October 2009,organized by Department of Languages, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil.
  • Paper presented on "The Muslim factor in the Peace Process Facilitated by Norway (2002-2006) , at International symposium on Language, Culture and Society of Tamil Speaking Muslim,24th,25th,& 26th October 2009,organized by Department of Languages, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil.
  • Paper presented on "As women going to abroad and its impact on family" (in Tamil), at International symposium on Language, Culture and Society of Tamil Speaking Muslim,24th,25th,& 26th October 2009,organized by Department of Languages, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil.
  • Sri Lanka's ethnic problem and efforts to decentralization, a paper presented at the seminar on New Trends in Social Sciences, Department of Social Sciences, SEUSL, April 2002
  • Sri Lanka Ethnic Issues and Muslim: a Special reference to Interim Administration at a seminar in Food land Hotel, Kandy in 2001.
  • C.L. Wickramasinge prize for Best performance for Political Science in 1992, University of Peradeniya
  • Best oral presentation in the session of Media and Politics Of the Social Sciences & Humanities Forum at the Third International Symposium held from 26th to 28th August 2010 At the Sabragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.
  • Passed the Sri Lanka Administrative Service (SLAS) Examination and faced Interview in 1994/95
  • National Science Foundation
  • Member to National Center on Advance Studies of Humanities and Social Sciences since 2007 to 2009.
  • Member of the Standing Committee on Humanities & Social Sciences in UGC. From 2007 to 2011
Conducted
  • Chief Coordinator(Organizer) for seminar on New Trends in Social Sciences organized by Department of Social Sciences, SEUSL, in April 2002
  • Participated as resource person for Academic Consultative workshop for curriculum designing for the syllabus of Political Science in the Department of Social Science, Open University of Sri Lanka, on 31st May 2013.
  • Conducted workshop on post war development in the East of Sri Lanka for stake holders organized by International Center for Ethnic Studies on Nov 19th 2011, at Rivaira Hotel, Batticolla
  • Conducted Seminar & Workshop for G.C.E(A/L) Arts and Commerce Teachers, Organized by Provincial Department of Education, North Eastern Province, Trincomalee, on April 20
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  • 1999, Addalaichenai.
  • Workshop on Credits and Qualification Framework in Arts, Humanities and Social Science, paper presented at the workshop Organized by UGC, at hilltop hotel, Kandy, June 16
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Participated
  • Workshop of Training of Trainers on the Second Advanced Training Programme on Women and Peace Building organized by Dept. of Law, University of Colombo held on 27th April 2013 in Colombo.
  • Workshop on the Teacher Training Workshop on International Humanitarian Law (IHL), Organized by APIIT Law School and The International Committee of Red Cross, held on 17th & 18th May 2012, in Colombo.
  • Workshop on "Sri Lanka Qualifications Framework "organized by Ministry of Higher Education, on 28th January 2011, at Hotel Janaki, Colombo.
  • Workshop on "Future Perspectives of Higher Education of Sri Lanka", organized by Committee of Vice Chancellors and Directors (CVCD) on 28th and 29st August 2009, at Villa Ocean View Hotel, Wadduwa.
  • Workshop on Planning the New Education Project with Stakeholders -Faculties of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Aesthetic Studies by Ministry of Higher Education on 18th Feb, 2009,BMICH, Colombo
  • Workshop on Conflict, Community and Faith Research Dissemination funded by UK Economic and Research Council on 07-08 Feb 2009,Hotel Topaz, Kandy.
  • Conference on Fundamental & Operational Research for Development organized by NCAS on 17-18 Oct 2008, Sri Lanka Foundation Institute.
  • Residential Workshop on Financial Management of Universities, organized by Committee of Vice Chancellors and Directors (CVCD) on 30th and 31st May 2008, at Villa Ocean View Hotel, Wadduwa.
  • Workshop on Quality Related Issues in Higher Education in Sri Lanka Organized by CVCD and IRQUE project on 4th & 5th Jan 2008. Hotel Janaki, Colombo.
  • Workshop on Ethnic conflict and the Muslim of the North and East Organized by Peace Secretariat for Muslims at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo on March 19, 2006.
  • Workshop on Information Technology Conducted by Staff Development Center of South Eastern University of Sri Lanka in Collaboration with the Computing Center, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Oluvil, on 27th -29th September 2005 .
  • Workshop on Needs Assessment For the Capacity Building of the Universities of the Eastern Region of Sri Lanka, at South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, July 30, 2005.
  • Workshop on Social Harmony under the Theme of "Peace and Reconciliation" at South Eastern University, 25th April 2005.
  • Workshop on the Federal Idea, Organized by Forum of Federations (An International Network on Federation) and Center for Policy Alternatives, Colombo, 23rd -26th August 2004.
  • Workshop on inter-communal Dialogue and Peace Building, Organized by Karuna Center for Peace Building, USA Alliance for Peace and Integration at Negombo, at the Club Dolphin Waikkal, 24th - 29th January 2003
  • Workshop on Human Rights, Organized by Legal Aid Foundation, Anuradhapura, 2003.
  • Workshop on The Dialogue on Transforming the Negative Peace into Sustainable and Lasting Peace, Organized by Ministry of Constitutional Affairs, at "Visumpaja" in Colombo, November 14, 2003.
  • Workshop on Social Harmony and Reconciliation, Organized by UGC, Colombo, 2003.
  • Workshops on Commonwealth Education Fund National Workshop-01, Organized by Save the Children, January 11th 2003, Colombo.
  • Workshop on social harmony in higher education programme, organized by UGC, Colombo, November 09, 2002.
  • Workshop on Interactive Conflict Understanding Dialogue 1 , Organized by Berghof Foundation for Conflict Studies Sri Lanka Office and the Alliance for Peace and Integration at Retreat House, Pandatharippu, Jaffna, 5th -6th October2002.
  • Intensive Training Workshop on Involuntary Resettlement Planning Conducted by Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and Ministry of Lands Assisted by Asian Development Bank and World Bank, August 28 - September 1 2002.
  • Conference of University Academics for lasting peace, organized by Center for Democracy and Development, Center for the Study of Human Rights, Movement for the Defense of Democratic Rights and Alliance for Peace and Integration, in August 28, 2002.
  • Workshops and Seminar on Preparing Question Papers and Improving the System of Education, May 23rd - 24th 2001, SEUSL
  • Workshop on Strategic Planning Academic Session-2001, at South Eastern University, 19th to 21st January 2001.
  • Workshop on Computer Career Guidance Program, at South Eastern University, 21st January 2001.
  • Dean, Faculty of Arts & Culture, from Feb, 2007 to August 2011.
  • Coordinator for Post Graduate Degree in the Faculty of Arts & Culture since Nov 2009-2010.
  • Compiled & Edited student hand books, 2005/06, 2006/07,2007/08,2008/09,2009/10.
  • National Quality Assurance Reviewer to review for Political Science In the Colombo University, Eastern University and University of Jaffna.
  • Subcommittee member of the standing committee for review the implementation and progress of the Course Unit System.
  • Subcommittee member of the standing committee for information technology.
  • Subcommittee member of the Council for search for Vice Chancellor nomination in 2008.
  • Member to National Center on Advance Studies of Humanities and Social Sciences since 2007 to 2009.
  • Member of the Standing Committee on Humanities & Social Sciences in UGC. From 2007 to 2011
  • Member of the Council of South Eastern University.
  • Chairman of faculty tender board
  • Acting Head for Dept. of Social Sciences from Dec 28, 2006 to Feb 27 2007.
  • Served as in Committee of the Board of Inquire into ragging fresher, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka July 20th 2006.
  • Served as a chairman in Committee of the Board of Inquire into ragging fresher, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka in June 29, 2006.
  • Proctor, South Eastern University, 2006.
  • Deputy Proctor, South Eastern University, 2005
  • Assistant Secretary for All Ceylon Muslim Educational Conference (Ampara District), since 2006 to date.
  • Served in Committee of the Board of Inquire into ragging fresher, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka in 2005.
  • Chief Coordinator(Organizer) for seminar on New Trends in Social Sciences organized by Department of Social Sciences, SEUSL, in April 2002.
  • Patron, Rural Development Society, Town Division no 01, Akkaraipattu.2004-2006
  • Chief Examiner, G.C.E A/L in Political Science, 2000 to date.
  • Senior Treasurer for Political Science Society in 2001, 2002,2005.
  • Senior Treasurer for Student Union in 2000, 2003, 2005.
  • In Charge for Center for study of the Human Rights in the SEUSL.
  • Chairman for research and publication in the faculty of Arts & Culture SEUSL.2002 to 2005
  • Draft the syllabuses for Political Science in 1995, 2003 and 2007 in the SEUSL.
  • Secretary for South Eastern University Teachers' Association from Oct 2001 to 2003August
  • Students Councilor at SEUSL in 1999 , 2003, 2004
  • Subject coordinator for Political Science since 1997 to 2002 and 2004 to date
  • Secretary for Senior Common Room 1995 to 1997
  • An Academic Sub warden for Eastern University from 1994 to Sep 1995.

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