The Department of Sociology will be organizing the monthly seminar for the month of October, on Thursday 18th October 2018 from 2.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. in the Seminar Room of the Department of Sociology. At this seminar, Mr. Kavindra Paranage, will be delivering the lecture on “ “Constructing ‘water worlds’: the social implications of technical systems in water governance”.
Kavindra Paranage is a Ph.D. Candidate in Human Geography at Monash University. His research focuses on Sri Lanka, engaging with a broad range of theoretical and ethnographic issues related to development in irrigated-agriculture. These include the politics of development in irrigation projects, regulatory failures occurring in the schemes of irrigated-agriculture, and the place of expert knowledge and trusteeship in the development schematic. Kavindra obtained honors degrees in Sociology and in Law, and in 2017 received MIPRS and MGS scholarships for his Doctoral Candidature. He has also served as an assistant lecturer at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and has presented his work at numerous national and international conferences.