Ms. A.M.M. Chandrika

Office Address:  Department of History, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Email:  malanichandrika42@yahoo.com

Telephone:  +94 0717904912
Biography:
Miss A.M.M. Chandrika was born in 1977 in Rathnapura, Sri Lanka. She has Completed Primary and Secondary education at Rathnapua. BA ( Hons) Degree at University of Peradeniya. She is currently employed as a Senior Lecturer, Department of history, University of Peradeniya.
Educational Qualifications:
  • BA (Hons)
  • M.Phil (Completed)
  • PhD Reading
Appoinments (Selected)
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of History, University of Peradeniya
  • Lecturer ( Probationary) Department of History, University of Peradeniya
  • Lecturer (Temporary Assistant) Department of History, University of Peradeniya.
  • Lecturer (Visiting) Department of History, University of Peradeniya.
  • Program Assistant,  Planning Unit, Sabaragamuva Provincial Council
  • Part time Academic Sub Worden
  • Volunteer Student Counselor
Visiting Appointments
  • Department of History, University of Peradeniya
  • University of Sabaragmuwa.
Memberships & Awards
  1. Asoka History prize (2003)
  2. FHM Corbert prize For Best in Ceylon History (2003)
  3. Mebal Jayasooriya prize for Ceylon History (2003)
  4. University prize for Academic Excellence (2003)
  5. Lifetime Member, Historical Association of Sri Lanka
  6. Committee Member, Historical Association of Sri Lanka
  7. Lifetime Member Royal Asiatic Society Sri Lanka
Research Interests:
  • Sri Lankan History
  • Ancient Indian History/ South Asian History
  • Women's History
Research Publications (Selected)

Books

  1. The Concept of God in Sri Lanka and God Saman, Ariya Publication, Warakapola
  2. Kuveni Asna: A Historical Perspective, S. Godage Publication, Colombo, 2014.

Research

  1. A Historical Study of the Concept of God Saman, Research (Dissertation) Submitted to University of Peradeniya, For B.A. Final Examination – 2003
  2. The State and the Sangha: A Historical Analysis of The Political role of Buddhist Monks in the Polonnaruva period (From the 11th Century to 13th Century A.D.) , Research (Thesis) Submitted to the University of Peradeniya, For Degree of Master of Philosophy - 2012

Research Papers

  1. Women in Sri Lankan Historiography, Published by International Research Conference, University of Kelaniya - 2015.
  2. Property Rights of Women in Medieval Sri Lanka, Published by Annual Research Symposium, National Centre for Advanced Studies - 2015.
  3. Asna Literature” as a Historical source,  Presented at The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka 8th Research Conference - 2015
  4. A Historical Analysis of the Political Participation of the Buddhist Monks during the  Polonnaruva period  (11rd Century to 13th Century A.D), Presented at the University Research Sessions 2012– University of Peradeniya.
  5. Labor Contribution and its assessment of Sri Lankan Women: A Historical study during the pre-colonial period,  Presented at the International Research Conference, University of Sri Jayewardenepura – 2012.
  6. Women in Economy: A Historical Analysis of the Women’s Ownership of  Land and Property during the Anuradhapura period, Presented at the Thirteenth National Convention on Women’s Studies, Centre for Women’s Research (CENWOR) in Sri Lanka – 2012.
  7. Foreign Relations and the Role of the Buddhist Monks within the Context of Cultural and Political relations in the Polonnaruva period. Presented at the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, First National Conference – 2012
  8. A Historical Analysis of the Sasana Katikavat and the Sri Lankan Sangha Community, Presented at The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka 5th Research Conference - 2012
  9. Historical Analysis of the Political Role of Buddhist Monks in Sri Lanka during the Anuradhapura period  (3rd Century B.C. to 10th Century A.D), Presented at the University Research Sessions 2011– University of Peradeniya
  10. The Women’s Ownership of  Land and Property in the Pre- Colonial Period in Sri Lanka ( From 3rd Century B.C. to 15th Century A.D.) Presented at the University Research Sessions 2004 – University of Peradeniya.

Articles (Published)

  1. Labor Contribution and its assessment of Sri Lankan Women: A Historical study during the pre-colonial period, National Convention on Women’s Studies, Centre for Women’s Research (CENWOR) in Sri Lanka. (Sinhala)
  2. Buddhist Monastery and its  Activity: The role of the Buddhist Temple with Regard to the development of the Historical Tradition in Sri Lanka, 2013, Dharmavijaya: Sasthriya lipi Saraniya, Polgampola Indanandabidhana Upahara Abinandanaya.(Sinhala)
  3. Contribution of Katikavat for the existence of Sri Lankan Sangha community: A Historical study with relating to the Ancient and Modern Katikavat, 2013.Submitted to the "Sambavana" Journal, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya. (Sinhala)
  4. Women in Economy: A Historical Analysis of the Women’s Ownership of Land and Property during the Anuradhapura period, 2012. Thirteenth National Convention on Women’s Studies, Centre for Women’s Research (CENWOR) in Sri Lanka. (Sinhala)
  5. Foreign Relations and the Role of the Buddhist Monks within the Context of Cultural and Political relations in the Polonnaruva period. "Sarathi", Department of Cultural affairs (Sinhala)
  6. Polonnaru Gal Vihara Kathikawatha and the Sangha Community of the period, Polonnaru Galvihara Kathikawatha ha Samakalina Bikshu Samajaya, Puja Prasadini, Essays in Honor of Dimblkumbure Sri Saranakara Vimalabidhana Thero, eds, Kulugammana Sri Dhammarakkitha Thero and others, Colombo: Department of Buddhist affairs.(Sinhala)
  7. The Concept in God In Sri Lanka and God Saman, 2004. “ Sanskruthi,” Sahithya Visesha Kalapaya. (Sinhala)
  8. Pre Buddhist – Norms, Biliefs and Buddhism in Sri Lanka, 2004. “Saragaveshi” Academic Journal, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies University of Peradeniya. (Sinhala)
  9. Norms of Pre Buddhist Sri Lanka, Dinamina Vesak Kalapaya – 2005.

Articles (To be published)

  1. Foreign Relations and role of the Buddhist Monk: A Historical analysis of Inter relations between Sri Lank, Burma and Cambodia during the Polonnaruva Period, Submitted to the Felicitation Volume of S. Pathmanathan,  2015
  2. Buddhist influence of Sri Lankan Kingship and State organization during the Medieval Period, Submitted to the History Department Journal, 2015.
  3. Significance of Asna Literature as Historical sources with special reference to Kuveni and Dambadeni Asna, Submitted to the Journal of Sri Lanka Historical Association, Colombo, 2015.
  4. Ruling System of Central highland Submitted to the Madarata Vansakatava, Ministry of Cultural affairs, 2013
  5. "Historical Periodization, Limitation and nature of Central highlands" Submitted to the Madarata Vansakatava, Ministry of Cultural affairs, 2012.

News Paper Articles

  1. History in Adam’s Peak, Divaina Paper (Visesha Athirekaya) 2003.
  2. The role of the Buddhist Temple with Regard to the development of the Historical Tradition in Sri Lanka, Divaina Paper ( Visesha Athirekaya) 2003.
Other Academic Contributions
  1. History of the Indian sub continent from beginning to 320 A.D. Lecture, External degree programme in University of Peradeniya, 2011.
  2. History of the Indian sub continent from 320 to 1526 A.D.  Lecture, External degree programme in University of Peradeniya, 2012.
  3. History of Sri Lanka up to 16th Century A. D., Lecture, External degree programme in University of  Sabaragamuva, 2012.
  4. History of the Indian sub continent from 320 to 1526 A.D.  Lecture, External degree programme in University of Sabaragamuva, 2012.
  5. Colonialism and Independence of Sri Lanka, Guest Lecture, 65th Independence day, Hillwood College, Kandy,5th of  February 2013.