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Dr. Srimal Fernando

Department of Tourism and Cultural Heritage

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Dr. Srimal Fernando

Head of the Department of Tourism and Cultural Heritage


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Dr. Srimal Fernando received his PhD in International Affairs. He was the recipient of the prestigious O.P. Jindal Doctoral Fellowship and South Asian University (SAU) Scholarship under the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) umbrella. He also has a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Sociology and a Master of Arts (MA) in Development Studies and Public Policy.  Dr. Fernando’s research has been published in major peer-reviewed scholarly journals. He focuses on comparative politics and socioeconomic policies of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) as a Senior Lecturer.

Dr. Fernando has recently published over 100 research papers and provided a combination of lectures, seminars, and online activities in addition to supervision.   Dr. Fernando is an expert in international relations and serves as an advisor on new regional diplomacy. Dr. Fernando has published over 100 weekly Foreign Policy Columns focused on the five Indian Ocean Island states of Mauritius, Seychelles, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Réunion (2020-2023). Dr. Fernando has also been on International Television channels, presenting insightful commentary for more than 50 live broadcasts, as well as in-depth analysis of significant events and developments. He has also won awards such as the 2018/2019 ‘Best Journalist of the Year’ (GCA) Media Award for 2016 and the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA). Dr. Fernando is the author of ‘Politics, Economics and Connectivity: In Search of the South Asian Union’.



Book Chapters

  • Fernando , Srimal (2023)  A Novel Approach for Integration in South Asia
     Through Trade Promotion and Economic Corridors ,The Routledge Handbook of South Asia , Region, Security and Connectivity, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, ( ISBN9781003279662)


  • Fernando, Srimal  (2019) Peace  Through   Regional   Integration By  SAARC ,,India;s Foreign Policy PM Modi Regime. 16 ,pp 168 – 179 ( ISBN: 9789385991769)


  • Fernando, Srimal and Jha, Pankaj (2021) Exploring the impacts of economic corridors on south Asian countries. India Quarterly SAGE publication , 77 (3). pp. 404-423.


Peer review Journals

  • Fernando, Srimal and Jha, Pankaj (2020) In Pursuit of Integration: Is South Asia Unfit for Regionalism? The Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies.  Council for Social and Economic Studies  Washington


Weekly  Foreign Policy Columns ( Indian Ocean Islands) No : 100


International Television ( No:  50 lives )

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