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Chamindha Samantha Rajakaruna (Attorneyat-Law) chamindha@sarvodaya.org Director-Partner Coordination Unit, Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement, 98, Rawathawatta Rd, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

PROFILE

Residence: 1/19, Sri Gnanawimala Mawatha, Athurugiriya, Sri Lanka. Office: +94112655255 Residence: +94602093132 Mobile: +94777710205

36 years old Agricultural / Water Resources Engineer and Attorney-at-Law, currently working as Director Partner Coordination at Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement of Sri Lanka

Name with initials : C. S. Rajakaruna Full name: Chamindha Samantha Rajakaruna Date of birth : 11th April, 1973 Gender : Male Nationality : Sri Lankan Civil status: Married with 2 children

EDUCATION

Secondary School Royal College, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka Bachelor Degree Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Major: Agricultural Engineering - Second Class Upper Division degree), Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka -2000 Post-Graduate Degrees Complementary Studies in Water Resources Engineering, Katholieke University, Leuven, Belgium-2004 Masters of Science in Water Resources Engineering, Vrije University, Brussels, Belgium-IUPWARE (Distinction)-2005 Masters of Science in Resources Engineering, Karlsruhe University, Karlsruhe, Germany (September, 2006) Professional Degrees Attorney-at-Law in Supreme Court of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (2001).


WORKING AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement (Director-Partner Coordination Unit)December 2006 to to date Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement (Director-Deshodaya)-January 2006 to December 2006 (Community mobilization in peace, democracy and good governance and in consensual politics) Department of Rural Engineering, University of Karlsruhe (as Professor Assistant)-September 2005 to September 2006 District and Magistrate Courts at Kuliyapitiya (As Attorney-at-Law)-January 2002 to December 2002 Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya (as Research Assistant)-March 2000 to December 2001 Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (as Clerk)-from April 1994 to April 1996

PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS

Designing, Construction and Evaluation of Engineered Sanitary Landfill (Graduate thesis publication) Application of CASI Imaging Spectroscopy and Thermal Remote Sensing to Investigate Soil Moisture Gradients (Post-graduate thesis publication) Maximising the Treatment Capacity of Central Sewerage Treatment Plant in Biyagama Export Processing Zone in Sri Lanka (Post-graduate thesis publication) Co-author for several publications in Water Resources Management for international seminars with Professor D. Prinz, University Karlsruhe, Germany

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

LOCAL AND NATIONAL INITIATIVES

12th Asian Non-Government Organization Coalition (ANGOC) General Assembly Meeting cum 29th ANGOC Board of Directors Meeting, 13-14 March 2008, Bangkok, Thailand

Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC) Coordinators Meeting (Representing South Asia Coordinator, Dr Vinya Ariyaratne), 18-20 February 2009, Geneva, Switzerland

Interfaith Summit for Peace & Harmony in Australia & the Asia-Pacific Region, 18-21 February 2009, Brisbane, Australia

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1612 on children in armed conflict, rights violation, monitoring and reporting mechanism in Sri Lanka, UNICEF

South Asian Association for Regional Corporation (SAARC) Social Charter Sri Lankan Action Plan, Prime Ministers Office

SAARC Gender Info Base, Ministry of Child Development and Women Empowerment

Common Humanitarian Action Plan (CHAP), UN Sri Lanka

Early Recovery Cluster Group (ERCG), Ministry of Nation Building and UNDP


LANGUAGES

Sinhalese – native language

English – speak fluently and read/write with high proficiency

German – little knowledge

MOTIVATION TO WORK IN DEVELOPMENT SECTOR

When I was coming back to Sri Lanka after my further education, Sri Lanka has been a war torn land where thousands of people suffer due to direct and indirect impacts of war, mistrust and social disintegration. Uneven distribution of wealth has caused poor poorer. Inter-ethnic inter-religious tensions often result in violence, since people themselves do not believe in each other. As I believe no political or economic force will have answer to this situation. It is the people who have to find their own way by collective action, and that is the message of Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement in Sri Lanka too.

EXPECTATION

Continuing my career in development sector in Sri Lanka

RECOMMENDATIONS

Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne, Executive Director, Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (ed@sarvodaya.lk, +94112655255) Dr. Sharif Abdullah, Consultant, the Executive Director, The Commonway Institute, P.O. Box 12541, Portland (97212), USA (sharif.alt@gmail.com, 1503-281-1667)

I wish to state that the above information is true, accurate & most recent to the best of my knowledge.

---------------------------------CS Rajakaruna

22nd July, 2009 ------------------------------Date

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