R.M.M. Chandraratne, professor in Archaeology, holds a doctorate in archaeology from the University of Pune and completed a Masters from the University of Poona and a Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors in Archaeology from the University of Peradeniya. He had scholarships from the Ford Foundation for the Master’s and doctoral degrees and has been awarded a South-Asia Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship to the Institute of Archaeology, University College, London. Afterwards he was an Academic staff visitor, the University of Turku, Finland and had a Postdoctoral Scholarship to Dept. of Geology (the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences) at the University of Turku, Finland under the Erasmus Mundus Action II. He takes part in teaching and research on archaeology having multidisciplinary nature and contributes several publications.