A. M. P. Senanayake

Office Address: 

Department of Archaeology
University of Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka.




077-7795572, 081-5628128

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  • Piyatissa Senanayake, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, had his secondary education at Mahasen Central College Nikaweratiya before completing an special degree in Archaeology and Ph.D. in Archaeology at University of Peradeniya
Educational Qualifications:
  • B.A. Special in Archaeology ( Sri Lanka ), Ph.D. ( Sri Lanka )
Appointments (Selected) :
  • Director, Archaeology 2008 – up to date Jetawana Project, Anuradhapura, UNESCO Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle, Central Cultural Fund.
  • Member, Board of Studies, Post-graduate Institute of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya. 2010- up to date
  • Member, Editorial Board of Sinhala Journal Sambhawana, Arts Faculty, University of Peradeniya 2005 – up to date
Memberships & Awards :
  • Life Member Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka
  • Fellow member – Sri Lanka Council of Archaeologists
  • Life member – All India Epigraphic Society
Research Intersests :
  • Indian History and Archaeology Special Reference to South India, Early Iron Age and State Formation, Ancient Trade and Exchange systems, Epigraphy and Numismatic Studies, Ethno archaeology
Research Publications :
  • Cultural Heritage of the North Western Sri Lanka, A book published by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs 1993, Colombo
  • Inscriptions of Polonnaruwa, A book published by Central Cultural Fund, Ministry of Cultural and Religious Affairs 1998, Colombo.
  • History of Kandy City , A book published by the Ministry of Religious Affairs
  • Editor of 20 books (with Prof S. Seneviratne) 2009 written on Jetawana Project, Anuradhapura Central Cultural Fund, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Colombo
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