Ms.Nilanthi Bandara
Ms.Nilanthi BandaraSenior Lecturer (II)
B.A., (Kelaniya), PG Dip. (PGIAR), MSc., (PGIAR) MSLCA
nilu@kln.ac.lk

Research Interests:

Paleography and Epigraphy, Numismatics, Anthropology

Books

  1. Ancient Sri Lankan Society (based on inscriptions)
    2008, Kadulla Publisher, Pahala Biyanwela, Kadawatha. 
  2. Ancient Economics (based on inscriptions)
    2008, Kadulla Publisher, Pahala Biyanwela, Kadawatha.

Journals

  1. A Study about the International relationship among Sri Lanka and Western Countries (3rd century B.C. to 9th century A.D.)
    2018, Amarabhinandana: Prof. A.A.D. Amarasekara Felicitation Volume, Uda Hettige (Editor in Chief), Central Cultural Found (CCF), Colombo, Sri Lanka. pp 191-200.
  2.  Future of Sri Lankan Jams mining Industry 
    2017, Girihisa: Essays in Honour of Most Ven. Prof. Kandegoda Wimaladhamma Thera, Rev. Kubukkana Revatha K.A.T. Dharanetha and Harini navida (Editors), Green Printers, Ganemulla, Sri Lanka pp 133-141.
  3.  Origin of the Writing system in Sri Lanka.
    2016, SAMPRASADANA Essayas in Honour of Prof. K.M.P. Kulasekera, J.M. Sudharmawathi, Dilma Thusari Koggalage, (Editor in Chief), Department of History, University of Kelaniya, pp.372-379
  4. An archaeological study about the relationship among Sri Lanka and Northern India (3rd century B.C. to 9th century A.D.)
    2016, Senor Prof. Prema Podimanike Felicitation Volume, Prof. Upali Hettiarachch, Anulawathi Menike, Manjula Gunarathne, Sitha Priyangani and Namal Balasooriya, Department of Economics, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. pp. 94-104
  5.  Early cultural afflux in Sri Lankan History
    2014, "Purathana, Volume I, Malinga Amarasinghe (Editor in Chief) Department of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. pp.31-53.
  6.  Inscriptional evidence about Katharagama Royal Ancestry
    2011, Suriduni Katharagama, Nimal Jayaweera (Editor in Chief), MGH Associates (Pvt)Ltd, Sri Lanaka, pp7-8.
  7.  Histrorical Background of Maya based on Puthgul Cave Inscriptions
    2011, Sudasana, Prof. Reverent Sir Nawagamuwe Ravatha Thero Felicitation Volume, Editor Methirigala Samitha Thissa Thero, Udavela Ravatha Thero, Deel Printers, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. pp290-302
  8.  Early political back ground in Sri Lanka; Inscriptional discussion
    2010, Ariya Vibhushana: Prof. Abaya Ariyasinghe Felicitation Volume, Malinga Amarasekara (Editor in Chief), Godage brothers, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp22-43.
  9. Inscriptional examine about ancient Sri Lankan medical treatments
    2010, Ayurveda Sameekshawa, Volume II, Part VI, Chief Editor Dr. Amarasiri Ponnamperuma, Department of Ayurveda, Sri Lanka. pp47-52
  10.  Buddhist Background as Revealed in Inscriptions (3 B.C. to 3 A.D.)
    2009, Abhisthawa, Reverent Sir Dewalegama Medhananada thero, Reverent sir Liyanegama Chandhrsiri thero (Editor in Consulter), Apes Graphics, Gampaha, Sri Lanka, pp170-199
  11. Inscriptions of Polonnaruwa.
    2009, Polatisi Vamsaya, Edition. Nihal P. Jayathunga (eds), Ministry of Cultural and National Heritage, Baththaramulla,Sri Lanka, pp.439-465
  12.  Culture, Politics and the future of Sri Lanka.
    2008, Sarasavi, Volume 04, Edition – Gunawarghana, P., M.M.M. Gunathilaka, Saman Rajapaksha, Harendralal Namalgamuwa, Melathi Saldin (eds), Department of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, pp.1-7
  13.  The Conventional history of kingdom in Sithawaka the epigraphy.
    2008, Sithawaka Urumaya, Volume 01, Gunawarghana, P., Gamini Adikari (Editor in Chief), Central Culture Fund, Colombo, Sri Lanka,.pp.227-240
  14.  A fragmentary unpublished slab- inscription from Sigiriya area.
    2007, Archaeologia, Journal of Archaeology, Volume 03, Gunawarghana,
    P.,(Editor in Chief), Department of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,.pp.37-41
  15.  In association with Mahawamsa and Deepawansa the a Per- Historic and early Historic cultures.
    2006, Vasundara 10th Edition - Jayampath, S, Amila Indika (eds ) Department of Archaeology,University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 23-31
  16.  Punch mark coins.
    2006, Abisarana, Rev. Wimalananda, G & Rev. Palampitiye Mahinda (eds). Cyprus Sri Lanka Buddhist Association, Cypurs, Sri Lanka, pp- 231-235
  17.  The ways and means of conventional conservation the Inscriptions in accordance with Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa.
    2004, Vasundara 9th Edition - Rajapaksha, S Uduvila Uparathana, Nilanthi Bandara (eds) Department of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya,Sri Lanka, pp 82-102

International Conferences

  1. An archaeological study about the relationship among Sri Lanka and Northern India (3rd century B.C. to 9th century A.D.)9th -6th February 2018, International Conference on Maritime Archaeology with special reference to Indian Ocean, Department of Archaeology, University of Kerala, India.
  2. Jaina Religion in Ancient Sri Lanka16th -17th February 2017, International Conference on Buddhism and Jainism in Early Historic Asia, center for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka and The All India Digamber Jain Heritage Preservation Organization New Delhi, India. P.11
  3. An archaeological study about the relationship among Sri Lanka and Northern Indian (3rd century B.C. to 9th century A.D.)30th September & 1st October 2016, 3rd International Conferences on Social Sciences (ICSS 2016), Global Challenges in development social sciences perspectives, Organized by research center for Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  4. Study of Sri Lankan Elephants, beast on Inscription and Coins20th -21st August 2016 International Conference on Asian Elephants in Culture and Nature, Centre for Asian studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, p.20

  5. Ethnic diversity revealed from the language used in Inscriptions (3rd B.C. to 10th A.D.)22nd to 23rd November 2013, Culture, Globalization and the Developing World, International Conference on Social Sciences, The Research Center for Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. p30

  6. Cultural Influxes of Sri Lankan History (Up to the 8th Century AD)2th to 23rd August 2013, International Conference on Asian Art, Culture and Heritage, International Association for Asian Heritage, Center for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.p11

  7. An Investigation of the Historical Background of Western Province According to the Cave Inscriptions7th to 8th April 2011, International Association for Asian Heritage (IAAH), First Biennial Conference, Center for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.p 9

  8. Danagoba Archaeology site; Discover and Investigation about Unpublished history20th to 21st August 2010, The Society of South Asian Archaeology Congress (SOSAA), 3rd International Conference, Centre for Asian studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, p8

  9. An archaeological perspective on the Damunupola village18th to 20th July 2008, International Conference on Social Sciences (ICSSL), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, p17

  10. Inscriptional evidence discoed from the upper Malwatu Oya region18th to 20th July 2008, International Conference on Social Sciences (ICSSL), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, p361


Editors

  1.  Amarabhinandana, Prof. A.A.D. Amarasekara Felicitation Volume
    2018, Central Cultural Found (CCF), Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  2.  Puranaya, Volume II,
    2018, Godage brothers, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  3. Archaeologia Zeylanica, Vol. 2, Part II
    2018, Center for Heritage Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri lanka.
  4.  International Conference on Buddhism and Jainism in Early Historic Asia
    2017, (Full Papers) center for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  5. International Conference on Asian Elephants in Culture and Nature.
    2016, Abstract Volume, Centre for Asian studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
    South Asia Culture, History and Heritage
  6.  2015, Full Papers, International Association for Asian Heritage (IAAH), Center for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  7.  Ariya Vibhushana: Prof. Abaya Ariyasinghe Felicitation Volume.
    2010, Godage brothers, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  8. Retrospect No.07
    2009, Sri Lankan Journal of Asian Studies, Center for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  9.  Archaeologia journal of Archaeology, volume 3,
    2007, Department of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  10. The eminent Archaeologist,
    2007, Amarasekara, A.A.D, Prishanta Gunawardhana, Malinga Amarasinghe, Sriyani Haturusinghe, Dinithi Wejesuriya & Harendralal Namalgamuwa (eds). Department of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  11.  Vasundara Magazine 9th Edition,
    2004, Department of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

Editorial Board

  1.  International Conference on Buddhism and Jainism in Early Historic Asia,
    2017, Abstract Volume, Center for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka and The All India Digamber Jain Heritage Preservation Organization New Delhi, India.
  2.  International Conference on Asian Elephants in Culture and Nature.
    2016, Abstract Volume, Centre for Asian studies, University of Kelaniya.
  3.  International Association for Asian Heritage (IAAH)
    2015, Abstract Volume, Center for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya,Sri Lanka.
  4.  International Conference on South Asia Culture, History and Heritage
    2013, Abstract Volume: International Conference on Asian Art, Culture and Heritage, International Association for Asian Heritage, Center for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  5.  International Conference on Asian Art, Culture and Heritage
    2013, (Full Papers) International Association for Asian Heritage, Center for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  6.  International Association for Asian Heritage (IAAH), First Biennial Conference
    2011, Abstract Volume, International Association for Asian Heritage (IAAH), First Biennial Conference, Center for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya,Sri Lanka.  
  7.  An archaeological study about the relationship among Sri Lanka and Northern India (3rd century B.C. to 9th century A.D.)
    9th -6th February 2018, International Conference on Maritime Archaeology with special reference to Indian Ocean, Department of Archaeology, University of Kerala, India.
  8.  Jaina Religion in Ancient Sri Lanka
    16th -17th February 2017, International Conference on Buddhism and Jainism in Early Historic Asia, center for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka and The All India Digamber Jain Heritage Preservation Organization New Delhi, India. P.11

 

 

Abstracts

  1. An archaeological study about the relationship among Sri Lanka and Northern Indian (3rd century B.C. to 9th century A.D.)
    30th September & 1st October 2016, 3rd International Conferences on Social Sciences (ICSS 2016), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  2.  Study of Sri Lankan Elephants, beast on Inscription and Coins
    20th -21st August 2016 International Conference on Asian Elephants in Culture and Nature, Centre for Asian studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya,
  3.  Ethnic diversity revealed from the language used in Inscriptions (3rd B.C. to 10th A.D.)
    22nd to 23rd November 2013, Culture, Globalization and the Developing World, International Conference on Social Sciences, The Research Center for Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  4.  Cultural Influxes of Sri Lankan History (Up to the 8th Century AD)
    2th to 23rd August 2013, International Conference on Asian Art, Culture and Heritage, International Association for Asian Heritage, Center for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  5.  An Investigation of the Historical Background of Western Province According to the Cave Inscriptions
    7th to 8th April 2011, International Association for Asian Heritage (IAAH), First Biennial Conference, Center for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  6. Danagoba Archaeology site; Discover and Investigation about Unpublished history
    20th to 21st August 2010, The Society of South Asian Archaeology Congress (SOSAA), 3rd International Conference, Centre for Asian studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,
  7. An archaeological perspective on the Damunupola village
    18th to 20th July 2008, International Conference on Social Sciences (ICSSL), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,
  8. Inscriptional evidence discoed from the upper Malwatu Oya region
    18th to 20th July 2008, International Conference on Social Sciences (ICSSL), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,
  9.  International Conference on Social Sciences (ICSSL)
    3rd to 4th November 2011, The 12th Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of postgraduate Studies (FGS), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,
  10.  Danagoba Cave inscription.
    07th, 08th to 09th July 2010, National Archaeological Symposium, Department of Archaeology, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka.
  11.  Historicism of Western Province: Alawala Puthgul Cave Inscriptions
    30th November-1st December 2010, 11th Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of postgraduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,
  12.  Inscriptions of the Alavala Potgul-lena Cave
    3rd November 2009, Symposium on new discoveries from the excavation at Alavala, Hunting for Hunter-gatherers at Alavala Cave, Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya,Sri Lanka,
  13.  Archaeologycal site and Inscription in Danagoba
    17th -18th December 2009, 10th Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of postgraduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,
  14.  Social influence on Buddhist Architecture and its Maintenance as Revealed in Brahmi Inscriptions.
    28th -29th November 2009, 5th National Conference on Buddhist Studies, Organized by Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka.
  15.  Construction and maintenance of Buddhist Buildings as depicted in inscriptions.
    30th -31st August 2008, 4th National Conference on Buddhist Studies, Organized by the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  16.  The communicating meaning of symbols (Inscriptions dating from 3rd BC to Anuradhapura Period).
    17th to October 2008, National center for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences in Sri Lanka (NCAS), Ward Place, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka,
  17.  The Systematic measures to protect ancient inscriptions.
    28th to 29th March 2008,2nd Research Conference of the Royal Asiatic Society, Sri Lanka.
  18.  Unpublished Slab- inscription from the Sigiriya.
    5th to 6th July 2007, National Archaeological Symposium, Department of Archaeology, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka.

 

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