Hippolytus and Phaedra (ca. 290 AD)
Muditha Dharmasiri
Office Address Department of Classical Languages
Faculty of Arts
University of Peradeniya
Peradeniya 20400
Sri Lanka
Email mudithad_5@yahoo.com
Telephone 081 239 2524
Personal Website ~

Educational & Professional Qualifications

MA in Classics (Washington) 2018
BA Hons. in Western Classical Culture (Peradeniya) 2013
DELF (Diplôme d’études en langue Française): DELF A1 (2006), DELF B1 (2008) - Alliance Française of Kandy, Sri Lanka


Previous Positions Held (selected)
  • Assistant Lecturer in Greek and Roman Studies at Department of Classical Languages, University of Peradeniya - From 2013 to 2016
  • Instructor in English, ELTU, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya - 2013

  • Awards and Recognitions (selected)
  • Fulbright Master’s Student Award 2016-2017

  • Language Proficiency
    Sinhala (Native), English (Good), French (Good), Latin (Good),
    Ancient Greek (Good), Sanskrit (Fair)

    Research Interests
    Greek and Roman theatre, Mime actresses in Latin epitaphs,
    Greek philosophy (from the Pre-Socratics to Aristotle)

    Papers presented at Conferences (selected)
  • “Remember Me Thus: A study of Latin epitaphs of Mime Actresses”, CAMWS (Classical Association of the Middle West and South), University of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. https://camws.org/sites/default/files/meeting2018/abstracts/172.RememberMeThus.pdf - 2018
  • “The realm of Hades and contemporary Sri Lankan society, Lokanthara”, ConFest March 2015, Orality and Plurilingualism in Translation, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi, India.  2015
  • “The dual role of a woman as mother and wife: A comparative study on Jocasta and Suppadevi”, iPURSE (Peradeniya University International Research Sessions), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka http://www.dlib.pdn.ac.lk/archive/bitstream/1/5237/1/697.pdf - 2014

  • Theatre (selected)
    Directing
  • 2014 Lokanthara (Between two worlds) a play by Renascor, theatre ensemble of the Department of Classical Languages, at E.O.E Pereira Theatre, Peradeniya and Punchi
    Theatre, Borella.
  • 2008 A Little Box of Oblivion (written by Stephen Bean), at E.O.E Pereira Theatre, University of Peradeniya.

  • Acting
  • 2009 The Commode by Dhanuka Bandara, at E.O.E Pereira Theatre, University of Peradeniya.
  • 2008 A Little Box of Oblivion (written by Stephen Bean), at E.O.E Pereira Theatre, University of Peradeniya.

  • Music and Sound Operating
  • 2003/2010 Thatta Gaayikawa (a Sinhala adaptation of Eugène Ionesco’s La Cantatrice Chauve) a play by Kanchuka Dharmasiri, at Punchi Theatre, Borella, Lumbini Theatre, Colombo, John De Silva Theater, Colombo and Hindu Cultural Centre, Kandy.

  • Videography & Editing (selected)
  • 2017 Asphyxia and Other Stories : A video installation and performance by Lohan Gunaweera and Muditha Dharmasiri, at Janamedura, Kandy.
  • 2012 Wishwa Pusthakayata Theweni Esak a documentary on the Main Library, University of Peradeniya.
  • 2010 Video Presentation on an awareness program on sexual minorities by Diversity and Solidarity Trust (DAST).

  • Community Organizing and Other Credentials (selected)
  • 2017 Drama workshop facilitator, organized by DramSoc, at University of Peradeniya.
  • 2014/15 Facilitator, Renascor theatre ensemble of the Department of Classical Languages, University of Peradeniya.
  • 2013/14 Volunteer Students’ Counsellor, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya.
  • 2010/11 President, The Ceylon University Dramatic Society (DramSoc), University of Peradeniya.
  • 2017 Participant, Fulbright Enrichment Seminar on U.S. Society and Culture: Federalism, Washington D.C., USA.
  • 2013 Magazine Article, “I know that I know nothing” Thenetha (The Third Eye), Vol.1, University of Peradeniya.
  • 2011/12 Research Assistant, Streets Ahead with Haththotuwegama Edited by Kanchuka Dharmasiri, Lohan Gunaweera and Nicole Calandra.
  • 2004 Editor, Children’s page, Nuwara newspaper published by Nuwara Circle, Kandy.


  • Department of Classical Languages, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
    0094 81 239 2524-6 | classical.pdn@gmail.com