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Shiam Vidurupola a specialist in conflict with three decades of experience. He is Security Sector Reform Expert in the United Nation’s Roster and a retired Colonel from Sri Lanka army experienced with complex conflict. He is skilled in higher strategy and policy on counter terrorism, counter insurgency, intelligence cooperation and mediation.With the United Nations he has been a Technical Advisor on military-rebel integration / reintegration / rehabilitation; a Planning Consultant on peace-building and recovery with the UNDP; and a Senior Military Advisor with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, in field deployments.
He had developed SSR networks conducting cross cultural educational programs with multi disciplinary groups in Asia. He served as a diplomat in London for four years from 1999 working with international defence and security agencies, academic think tanks and law enforcement agencies working on criminality, migration, rights, Diasporas, displacement, conflict transfformation and recovery. With an academic background in international relations his research interest concerns the participation of women and children in violence within rebel organisations. He is fluent in English, Sinhala, Bahasa Indonesia and understands Tamil, Hindi and Nepali.
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