Prof. Jayadeva Uyangoda is an internationally recognized scholar and Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Colombo. He has been associated with the Social Scientists’ Association for a number of years and currently holds the position of the Treasurer of the Association. Prof. Uyangoda’s publications span a wide range of subjects and he has published a number of books, book chapters and articles in both Sinhala and English on a number of topics ranging from democracy and local governance, political reforms, state reform, social inclusion and exclusion to violence, human rights, ethnic politics and conflict resolution. Prof. Uyangoda has been an important actor in a number of different attempts to resolve Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict including being a member of the Government’s negotiation team during the 1995 peace talks.
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