Mr. Aruna Rajapakse

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Department of Archaeology,
University of Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka.


0 81-2389968 , 071-4395277

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  • Aruna Rajapakse, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology had his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree at the University of Peradeniya . Subsequently obtained his Postgraduate Diploma in Urban Revitalization and Heritage Management in The Netherlands and completed MA in Archaeology and Heritage Management in India . Now he is reading for PhD at the University of Peradeniya . He has Participated in several overseas training programs, workshops and seminars in UK , Netherlands , Japan and India . He has worked for 6 years as a Research officer of the Central Cultural Fund in Sri Lanka before joining the University of Peradeniya
Educational Qualifications:
  • BA (Cey), PG Diploma ( Netherlands ), MA ( India )
Appointments (Selected) :
  • Academic Sub-warden 1999; Student counselor; Editor Alternative Archaeology 2009; Senior Treasurer, Archaeological Society 2010-2011; General Secretary, Peradeniya Arts Faculty Teachers' Association (PAFTA) 2010/2011.
Memberships & Awards :
  • Member SLCA;
  • Professor Leelananda Prematilleke prize for Archaeology1996, ,
  • Nuffic Scholarship for Sri Lankan Professionals 1998,
  • Gate Mudliyar A.G.Tillakeratne Postgraduate fellowship 1998,
  • ISLE fellowship 2005,
  • Indian Commonwealth Scholarship 2005
Research Intersests :
  • Heritage and Cultural Resource Management, Cultural Tourism, Museology, Conservation of Archaeological Material, Field Archaeology
Research Publications :
  • ‘‘ Dalada Vahanse Pasubimkota Godanegunu Desheeya Sanskruthika Uruma Sanrakshana Yantrnaya saha Ehi Gamaka Balavega'', Pujaneeya Dalada Sanskruthiya, (2010) 1-18.
  • ‘‘ Presentation and Interpretation of Local Cultural Heritage through museums”. Alternative Archaeology , Dept.of Archaeology, University of Peradeniya , (2009) 129-140.
  • ‘‘ Sanskruthika Uruma Vyasanaye Kalinaa Pravanatha saha Abhiyoga'' Sarathi, Department of Cultural Affairs, Central Province , (2009) 26-37.
  • ‘‘Redefining Cultural Landscapes of World Heritage Sites In Sri Lanka '' Heritage , Asia Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO(ACCU), Japan , (2004) 83
  • ‘‘ Issues in Tourism Management in the Sacred City of Anuradhapura ” Sanskruthika Puranaya, CCF, (2001). ___ ‘‘Heritage Management of the sacred City of Anuradhapura ” Institute for Housing and Urban Development studies (IHS) Rotterdam , The Netherland, (1998).
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