The Young Researchers’ Forum 2012 – 20th & 21st January – Western Province Aesthetic Resort, Colombo Forum Program

Program - 20th January - Morning 8.30am-9.00am 9.00am-10.00am 10.00am-10.15am Registration Opening Ceremony Tea Session 1 – Education and Empowerment A Degree for Sale (?): Can Private Higher Education (Dis-) Empower the Sri Lankan Youth? -Rusiru Kalpagee Chitrasena 10.15am-11.30am úYajúoHd, isiqkaf.a bx.%Sis NdId wjfndaOh ms<sn| iudc úoHd;aul wOHhkhla ^fld<U úYajúoHd,fha Ydia;% mSGh weiqfrka& - M.G.L Mahesh Premaratne & Nirosha Ruwanpathirana Session 2 – Development and Progress The Importance of Public-Private-Non-Profit Partnership at Sub-National Level for Post-War Regional Development in Sri Lanka 11.30am-12.30pm - N. Sivakumar, H. U. S. Pradeep and S. Rasnayake Issues in Post-war Indo-Sri Lanka Relations: A Sri Lankan Perspective - Thiyagaraja Waradas

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The Young Researchers’ Forum 2012 – 20th & 21st January – Western Province Aesthetic Resort, Colombo Program - 20th January – Afternoon 12.30pm-1.15pm 1.15pm-2.15pm Lunch Plenary Discussion- Being Young and Being a Researcher Session 3 - Youth in Sri Lanka The Youth Vote: A Hope For Democracy 2.15pm-3.15pm -Navam Niles Capturing Gandhiji's Attention: A History of a Youth Movement in Colonial Ceylon - Niyanthini Kadirgamar 3.15pm-3.30pm Life Changes of Migrants - I.D.G. Dharmasinghe 3.30pm-4.30pm Violation of individual rights of persons from Plantation Sector in obtaining personal documents: a case study from the Badulla District - Fahurdeen Sajeed Ahamed 4.30pm-5.30pm Plenary – Linking Research and Action Tea Session 4 - Minorities: Place and Belonging

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The Young Researchers’ Forum 2012 – 20th & 21st January – Western Province Aesthetic Resort, Colombo Program - 21st January – Morning Session 5 – Environmental Concerns and Challenges The impact of the War on Water Resources in Post-War Sri Lanka 9.00am-10.00am - W.A.Upul Wickramasinghe Youth Voice: The Missing Link in Sri Lanka’s Environmental Discourse - Thiagi Piyadasa 10.00am-10.15am Tea Session 6 - Representation and Articulation
Performativity and Performance: An Analysis of the portrayal of gender identity of women in plays written by Sri Lankan Playwrights

10.15am-11.15am

- Sabreena Niles
The Sri Lankan IDP: A Portrayal by the Media

- Sachee Ranaweera Session 7 - Crime, Violence and Justice The Romanticization of Crime on News Broadcasts in Post-War Sri Lanka 11.15am-12.15pm - Dinidu Karunanayake (In)Justice in Sri Lankan Society: Alternative Understandings of Justice in Sri Lanka - Shashik Dhanushka Silva

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The Young Researchers’ Forum 2012 – 20th & 21st January – Western Province Aesthetic Resort, Colombo Program - 21st January – Afternoon Lunch The Future for Young Researchers & Young Researchers for the Future Session 8- Inclusion, Politics and Participation Tamil Moderate Politics and Discontent among Tamil Youths in Sri Lanka: Some Introductory Notes on their Relationship from 1948 to the Present. - Kumarvadivel Guruparan Seeing Double?: Contesting Visions of Reconciliation in Post-War Sri Lanka - Andi Schubert 3.00pm-3.30pm Tea Session 9 - The Personal and the Public Youth and Facebook: The Impact on the Private Public Distinction 3.30pm-4.30pm - Tharindi Udalagama The Collusion of Three Identities: Sri Lankan. Muslim. Woman. - Hyshyama Hamin 4.30pm-5.30pm
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12.15pm-1.00pm 1.00pm-2.30pm

2.30pm-3.30pm

Closing Ceremony

The Young Researchers’ Forum 2012 – 20th & 21st January – Western Province Aesthetic Resort, Colombo

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