Dr. S. M. A. K. Samarakoon

Senior Lecturer (G II)

Social Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Office: 2881082, Ext: 2405

E-mail: smasa@ou.ac.lk smak918@gmail.com

I teach several subjects in the area of Politics and International Studies. My major research interests include ‘small states and major power relations, Sino-Sri Lanka relations, Cyberpolitics, and Political and IR theory, Ethnicity and Nationalism. Apart from my academic engagement, I also involve in trade union politics being a member of the Federation of University Teachers’ Associations.

Areas of Specialization:

Small States and Major Powers, Sino-Sri Lanka relations, Foreign Policy of Sri Lanka, Cyberpolitics, and IR and Politial Theory

Research interests:

Currently working on Sino-Sri Lanka Relations, and A Neo-Realist Analysis of Sri Lanka’s Relations with Major Powers



Programme Coordination:

B.A. in Social Sciences/Politics and International Studies Stream (Level 3, 4 and 5)

Course Coordination:

Living Political Ideas; State, Society and Citizenship; Introduction to International Politics; Politics of South Asia, and Project Work



Anarchy and Small States: Sri Lanka’s Survival Strategy vis-à-vis India, 1948-19561



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