Ms. Dodan Godage Kanchana

Lecturer on Contract (G II)

Social Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Temporary Senior Lecturer Gr. II
Contact:

Central Campus, Department of Social Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka, P.O. Box 21, Nawala, Nugegoda 10250, Sri Lanka.

Office: (+94) 0112 881496, Ext: 496 Mobile: (+94) 0712192958

Email: dgkanchana84@gmail.com dkanchana92@yahoo.com, gkanchana2016@outlook.com, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3493-9732


Ms. Dodan Godage Kanchana completed her B.A. (Hons) (Special) Degree in Political Science in 2009 and a Master Degree in Political Science at the University of Peradeniya in 2012. Further, she has conducted a Master Degree in Public Policy and Governance at the North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2015. She has work experiences which were gained through her studies and by playing a different role as a researcher, university teacher, and administrator in the public and private sector institutions. She has conducted various research studies related to Public Policy and Administration, Good Governance, Performance Management, Political Culture, Local governance, etc. As a Temporary Senior Lecturer in Social Studies, at the undergraduate level, she is currently involved in teaching courses such as Public Policy and Administration, State, Society and Citizens: Normative Dimensions of Political Life, Introduction to International Politics and Politics of South Asia. In addition, her immense contribution as a teacher and an academic coordinator can be seen to the programmes such as Advance Certificate in Social Sciences and Higher Diploma in Youth Development Work. Previously, she used to teach for the undergraduate level programme at the Department of Political Science, University of Peradeniya.

Area of Specification:

Political Science, Public Policy and Administration

Research Intrests:

Voting Behavior in different social contexts, Political Culture, Political Ecology, Dimensions of Accountability and Governance

Affiliations:

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Programmes Coordination:

Academic Coordinator for the Programme of Higher Diploma in Youth Development Work (2017 to date)

Course Coordination:

Course Leader for DSC2811 – Elements of Political Science (Advance Certificate in Social Sciences), DSD3504 – Principles and Practices of Youth in Development Work (Higher Diploma in Youth Development Work), DSU3541 – Introduction to International Politics (Undergraduate level 03) , DSU4346- Public Policy and Administration (Undergraduate level 04), Politics of South Asia (Undergraduate level 04), DSU5345-State, Society and Citizens: Normative Dimensions of Political Life (Undergraduate level 05 (2017/2018 academic year)),

Awards:
  • NORHED scholarship for a Master Degree in Public Policy and Governance (MPPG), awarded by North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2014.
Researches:
No Title of Articles Author Source and date of the publication
Abstracts
i Learners’ Perception on Open and Distance Learning via Online: A Case from OUSL Kanchana, D.G. Abstract: Open University International Research Sessions 2018 (iOURS 2018), The Open University of Sri Lanka (The paper was presented on 29th & 30th November 2018).
ii Globalization and the Developmental role of a State: The Sri Lankan Experience from its Independence to date Kanchana, D.G. Abstract: 3rd International Conference on Social Sciences (ICSS 2016). University of Kelaniya: Research Centre for Social Sciences. (The paper was presented at the conference on 30th September and 1st October 2016).
iii Challenges of Learning Tamil as an Official Language: A Study on Public Sector Officials Kanchana, D.G. Abstracts: Second International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka (ICLSL 2016). University of Kelaniya: Department of Linguistics. (The paper was presented at the conference on 25th August 2016).
iv Effectiveness of the Social capital for the Empowerment of Women: A Study on Neethra Samadhi Women’s Foundation Kanchana, D.G. Proceedings of Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE 2016). Vol. 20: Peradeniya: University of Peradeniya. (The paper was presented at the sessions on 4th & 5th November 2016).
v Accountability in Local Government Institutions of Sri Lanka: A Study of the Hali-Ela Pradeshiya Sabha Kanchana, D.G. Conference Programme: International Postgraduate Research Conference-2015. University of Kelaniya:  Faculty of Graduate Studies. (The paper was presented at the conference on 10-11 December 2015).
vi The Need of High Quality Counselling Service in Schools and Quality of Education (With special reference to National and Provincial Schools in the Colombo District) Kanchana, D.G. et al. Proceedings of the Second International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences-2013, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, 4th and 5th December, 2013.
vii Women’s Participation and their Activities in Decision Making: A Case study of Hali Ela Pradeshiya Sabha Kanchana,  D.G., Abstracts: 6th Research Conference, Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, Colombo, 2013 28th -30th March 2013.
viii An Analysis of the Challenges of Sustainable Development in Sri Lanka with Special References to the Development Project Planning and Implementation: A Case Study of Norochcholai Coal Fired Thermal Development Project Kanchana,  D.G. Programme and Abstracts, Matara: University of Ruhuna. (The Paper was presented at the sessions on 22nd October 2013).
ix “The Role of the 20th Century Women in Relation to the Concepts of Cultural Dynamism and Cultural Modernity” Kanchana, D.G. et al. Book of Abstracts: Peradeniya University Research Sessions-PURSE 2012, Vol. 17. Peradeniya: University of Peradeniya. (The paper was presented at the sessions on 04th July 2013.
x “The Role of E- Governance in Curbing Corruption of the Public Sector: A Case Study of Devinuwara Divisional Secretariat Office”. Kanchana,  D.G. and Pradeep, H.U.S. In I.D. Silva. et.al., (eds). Proceedings of the Peradeniya University Research Sessions (PURSE) 2011. Vol. 16. Peradeniya: University of Peradeniya. (The Paper was presented at the conference on 24th November 2011).
xi “Status of being Child Mothers and Deprivation of their Child Rights in Sri Lanka: A Study on a Child Mothers’ Home at Kandy District” Kanchana, D.G. et al. National Conference 2012 “Gender, Power & Resistance” (Sinhala Medium). Colombo: Women’s Education and Research Centre. (The paper was presented at the conference on 30th November & 01st December 2012).
Extended Abstracts
i “Different Paradigms of Public Administration: The Sri Lankan Experience from 1900s to 1970s onwards” Kanchana, D.G., and Senadeera, A.N. In Sunil Chandrasiri. et.al., (eds). Proceedings of the Annual Research Symposium-2015. Colombo: University of Colombo; Faculty of Graduate Studies. pp. 384-389. (The paper was also presented at the research Sessions on 25th October 2015).
Full Papers in International Research Conference Proceedings
i “Different paradigms of Public Administration as a discipline: The way of responding to the challenges occurred in public sector over time (A Theatrical Overview)”. Kanchana,  D.G. Towards a Greener Future: Proceedings of a Jaffna University International Research Conference (JUICE-2016). Jaffna: University of Jaffna. Sri Lanka. pp. 359-369.The paper was also presented at the conference on 12-13 August 2016.
ii “Institutionalization Process of Managing for Development Results (MfDR) in the Public Sector Institutions: A Study on the Health Sector in Sri Lanka”, Kanchana,  D.G. In Jayampathi Kumasaru. (ed). Proceedings: 5th International Conference on Management and Economics. Matara: University of Ruhuna, Faculty of Management and Finance. pp. 375-398. (The Paper was also presented at the conference on 26th August 2016).
Full Papers/Book reviews in refereed International and Local journals
i “Sociological study on the success of the Activity Based Oral English”. Kanchana, D.G. et al. ESOFT Metro Campus International Journal, Vol. 01, Issue 01. November 2014. Colombo 04: ESOFT Metro Campus. pp. 57-67.
ii “Accountability in Local Government Institutions of Sri Lanka: A Study of the Hali-Ela Pradeshiya Sabha”, Kanchana, D.G. South Asian Journal of Social Sciences (SAJSS), Vol-01, Issue 01, January-June 2016. (http://www.sajss.sayrid.org/volume-1-january-june-2016).
iii NGO Accountability: Politics, Principles and Innovations. [Review of the book NGO Accountability: Politics, Principles and Innovations. (eds) by Lisa Jordan & Peter van Tuijl]. Kanchana, D.G., and Rana, J. South Asian Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 2 (2), South Asian Youth Research Initiatives for Development (SAYRID), 2017.

 

iv “The Effectiveness of the Social capital for the Empowerment of Women: A Study on Neethra Samadhi Women’s Foundation” Kanchana, D.G. South Asian Journal of Social Sciences (SAJSS), Vol-03, Issued 01, South Asian Youth Research Initiatives for Development (SAYRID), Bangladesh.
v “Sustainable Development and Development Projects in Sri Lanka: A Case Study on Norochcholai Coal Fired Thermal Development Project Kanchana, D.G. Sabaragamuwa Vishwavidyalayeeya Shasthreeya Sangrahaya, Vol: 08: 2015, Belihuloya: Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

 

vi “Role of E-governance in curbing public sector corruptions (A Theoretical Overview) Kanchana, D.G. and Samarakoon, A.K. OUSL Journal (2018) 13(1), pp.5–27. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/ouslj.v13i1.7404, Published by the Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.
Full Papers in non-refereed Local Journals
i “Sustainable Development: Development Project Planning and Implementation (A Theoretical Overview)”. Kanchana, D.G. In Rev. Napiriththan Kadawara Ghaanarathana Thero and Rev. Kubhalgoda Dhammaloka Thero (eds.) Sambhasha Shasthreeya Sangrahaya, Vol: 19: 2016, Baththaramulla: Ministry of Education (Piriven Education Unit).
ii “The Practical Implementation and the Modern Trends of the American Constitution”. Kanchana, D.G. In Rev. Rasnakawawe Sangarathana Thero. (ed). Ghanôddeepanee. The Felicitation Volume of Venerable Nugethenne Sri Panghãnandhabhidhana Thero, Anuradhapura: Sri Sambuddhathwa Jayanthi Dharma Pusthakalaya, Sri Sambuddhathwa Jayanthi Viharaya. pp. 446-477.
Book Chapters
i “Political Culture” Kanchana, D.G., In Saman Handaragama. ed. Political Sociology-3. (In Sinhala Language) (It is being printed), 2017.
Articles in Local Magazines
i Kanchana, D.G., Volumes of 3rd February 2010 and 2nd January 2011, “Domestic Financial Management and the Role of Woman”.  Manasara. Kelaniya: K.R.B. Mapa. (In Sinhala).
ii Kanchana, D.G., May 2011, “Public Administration and its role”. Upadiya. Pannipitiya: Indhumini Prakashana. (In Sinhala).
iii Kanchana, D.G., Volumes of 14th September and 15th October 2011, “The History of the Sri Lankan Public Service”. Upadiya. Pannipitiya: Indhumini Prakashana. (In Sinhala).
Theses/Research Studies
i Research study on “Sustainable Development Concept; Development Project Planning and Implementation” (The Case of Norochcholai Coal Fired Thermal Development Project) (The dissertation was submitted in partial fulfillment of the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2008).
ii A Research Study on “Implementation of a Performance Management System in the Public Sector Institutions: A Study on the Regional Directorate of Health Services-Badulla”, the thesis was submitted in partial fulfillment of the Master Degree in Public Policy and Governance, North South University (under the NOHEAD scholarship), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2015.
iii Research study on “Land Degradation” which conducted for the certificate course on Environmental Awareness (2007/2008) at the Centre for Environmental Studies, University of Peradeniya.
iv Research study on International Engagement in the Ethnic Conflict of Sri Lanka which was done for the Case Study Based Course as an Online Lecture Program called The Global Campus Program 2011 (GCP) was conducted by the University of Tokyo in Japan from 31st May 2011 to 19th July 2011). (global_campus@tufs.ac.jp).
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