Prof. Malinga Amarasinghe
Prof. Malinga Amarasingheprofessor
B.A.(Kel'ya), M.Phil. (Kelaniya), FSLCA
2009-2015 Head dept of Archaeology
Life member of Royal Asiatic Society – Sri Lanka.
Life member of the society of Archaeology.
President of the Sri Lankan Painting Conservation Trust.
Fellow of the Sri Lankan Council of Archaeologists.
Member of the Association on Study and Research of Sri Lankan ancient art.
Executive Committee member of the China-Sri Lankan Buddhist friends Alliance.
malingaamarasinghe@yahoo.com

Research interest areas

Ancient Technology, Art and Architecture of Sri Lanka and Asia

Books :

  • Ithihasa Kathandara  17. "Walagamba Rajjuruwo" (King Walagamba), 2009, Dayawansa Jayakody and Co., Maradana. 
  • Ithihasa Kathandara  16. "Swarnamali" (Prince Dutugemuna and Prince Saddatissa), 2009, Dayawansa Jayakody and Co., Maradana. 
  • Ithihasa Kathandara  15. "Vijithapura Satana" (Prince Dutugemuna and Prince Saddatissa), 2009, Dayawansa Jayakody and Co., Maradana.
  • Ithihasa Kathandara  14. "Dutugemunu saha Saddatissa"(Prince Dutugemuna and Prince Saddatissa), 2009, Dayawansa Jayakody and Co., Maradana.
  • Ithihasa Kathandara  13. "Yodainge Kata II"(The story of warriors), 2009, Dayawansa Jayakody and Co., Maradana.
  • Ithihasa Kathandara  12. "Yodainge Kata I "(The story of warriors), 2009, Dayawansa Jayakody and Co., Maradana.
  • Ithihasa Kathandara  11. " Gemunu Kumaraya"( Prince  Gemunu), 2009, Dayawansa Jayakody and Co., Maradana.
  • Ithihasa Kathandara  10. "Vihara maha devi "(Story of Viharamaha devi), 2008, Dayawansa Jayakody and Co., Maradana.
  • Ithihasa Kathandara  09. " Srimaha Bodiye Kathava "( Story of the Sri Maha Bodi), 2008, Dayawansa Jayakody and Co., Maradana.
  • Ithihasa Kathandara  08. "Mihindu Hamuduruwo"( Story of Mahinda Thero). 2008, Dayawansa Jayakody and Co., Maradana.
  • Ithihasa Kathandara  07. "Asoka Rajathuma "(Story of King Asoka), 2008, Dayawansa Jayakody and Co., Maradana.
  • Ithihasa Kathandara  06. "Pandukabhaya Kumaraya "(Story of Prince Pandukabhaya), Dayawansa Jayakody and Co., Maradana.
  • Ithihasa Kathandara  05. "Unmada Chitra"( Story of Unmada Chitra), 2007,  Dayawansa Jayakody and Co., Maradana.
  • Ithihasa Kathandara  04. "Vijaya Rajjuruwo "(Story of King Vijaya), 2007,  Dayawansa Jayakody and Co., Maradana.
  • Ithihasa Kathandara  03. "Sinhabahu saha SinhaSeewali"(Story of Sinhabahu and sinhaseewali), 2007, Dayawansa Jayakody and Co., Maradana.
  • Ithihasa Kathandara  02. "Siv Helaye Katava"( Story of  the Sihalese),  2007,   Dayawansa Jayakody and Co., Maradana.
  • Ithihasa Kathandara  01. "Ape Mutun mitto"(History of  ancestors), 2007,  Dayawansa Jayakody and Co., Maradana.
  • "Lakdiva  Abharana Ithihasaya" (Jewellary in Ancient Sri Lanka), 2014, Dayawansa Jayakody and Co., Maradana.
  • Buduruwagala, 2011, Tharale Dhammarathane Publishers.
  • Sithulpavva, 2012, S. Godage Publishers, Colombo 10.
  • Embekke, 2012, M H Publishers, Park Road. Colombo.
  • Lakdiva  Buddha Prathimava (Buddha Image in Sri Lanka),2009 , Dayawansa Jayakody and Co., Maradana.
  • Puravidya lipi (Collection of Archaeological essays)2009, Dayawansa Jayakody and Co.
  • Lakdiva Purana Rajamaliga (Royal Palaces in Sri Lanka, New edition), 2009,  Dayawansa Jayakody and Co., Maradana.
  • "Perani Lakdiva Vasthrabharana" (Costumes of Ancient Sri Lanka), 2007,  Dayawansa Jayakody and Co., Maradana.
  • "Naga Sankalpaya saha Sinhala Sanscrutiya" (Naga  cult in Sri Lanka),2006, Samanthi Publishers, Ja-Ela
  • "Sigiriya" (details of a World Heritage Site), 2005, Dayawansa Jayakody and Co, Maradana.
  • "Situlpahu  Viharaya", 2005, Samanthi Publishers, Ja-Ela.
  • " Ancient Royal palaces in Sri Lanka"  2005, Samanthi Publishers, Ja-Ela.
  • " Ancient Stupa  in Sri Lanka" 2005   S. Godage  &  Co,  Maradana
  • "Siduhath Kumaraya" (prince Siddhartha), 2004, Samanthi Publishers, Ja-Ela.
  • Egypt, 2004, Samanthi Publishers, Ja-Ela
  • "Lakdiwa Supatala Budupilima"  (Buddha Statues in Sri Lanka) 2004,  S.Godage  &  Co.
  • "Mesapotamiya" 2002, Rathana Prakashakayo,  Maradana.
  • "Sinhale Purana Andum Ayiththam" 2000. (Dress and ornaments in ancient Sri Lanka) M.D.Gunasena  & Co. Colombo.
  • "Balumo Sihagiri" 2000. (Historical archaeological guide book for Sigiriya),  Author publication 2004, Samanthi Publishers, Ja-Ela
  • "Thimira Era" 1999. An Anthology of poems, Author publication.
  • "Polonnaruwe Natabun" 1998.  (Archaeological guide book for Polonnaruwa) S.Godage & Co. Maradana. 2001 2nd edition.

Research Articles:

  • Lord Buddhas Life Story : Art historical aspect, 2014, Segiri Udanaya, Rathnapura Chethiyagiri Pirivena, Rathnapura.
  • Sri Lankan Mindu statues, 2011, Arya Vibhushana, Prof. Abaya Aryasinghe felicitation volume, S. Godage and Company, Colombo.
  • Polonnaruwa Thiwanka Image House, 2010, Prof. S. U. Hettiarachchi Felicitation Volume, Sarasavi Publications, Colombo.
  • Sri Lankan colossal Buddhist statues, 2012, Charana, Volume 04, Bhikkhu Society, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. 
  • Sigiri Frescos, 2012, Essays in Social Sciences and Humanities, Prof. Chandra Wickramagamage Felicitation Volume, S. Godage and Company, Colombo.
  • The Robe and Ornamentals of Buddha images in Sri Lanka, 2011, Dhamma Academic Essays in Vidyodaya. 
  • "Kataragama Devidu saha Sinhala Janakaviya" , 2012, Suridhuni Kataragama, Kataragama Maha Devalaya. 
  • “Kathargama Devi Upatha”, 2011, Suridhuni Kataragama, Kataragama Maha Devalaya. 
  • Polonnaruwe Prathima saha Murthi Kalawa (Arts, Statues and Sculpture in Polonnaruwa)
  • Pulathisi Wansya 2009, Ministry of Cultural affairs. 
  • Matara Prthima Kalawa (Art of Statues in Matara) Matara Wansaya 2008 Ministry of Cultural
  • Lakdiva Athivisala Budupilima ( Colosal  Buddha Images in Sri Lanka) Chiranthana 5 2009 Tharangi printers.
  •  "A palace and the summit of the rock the lion gate the wall and its ancient form"  SOSAA. 2006, University of Mumbai, India. 
  • "See Raja Yasasa Siri(The lion of Sigiriya) 2006. Professor Nandadeva Mudiyanse felicitation vol. University of Kelaniya. 
  • "Purana Lakdiva Baudda nirmana saha run bhavithaye dayakatvaya" (Usage the Gold for Buddhist  worksman) 2005, Essays in Archaeology, In Honor  of Prof. H.T.Basnayake, S.Godage and Co pvt Ltd, Maradana.                                   
  • " Panduwasnuwara Rajamaligaya saha Etyemgeya (Royal palace in Panduwasnuwara) 2005, Wyambaputhra Prasadini – Central Cultural Fund, Colombo.                                   
  • "Purana Lakdiva Menik Karmanthaya ( Ancient Gem industry in Sri Lanka) 2005, Archaeologia - Journal  of Archaeology Vol.I Dept. of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya  
  • "Lankeya Kalakaruwan dutu Budu Siritha (Vision of  Buddha's  character from Artists)2004, 'Prathiba,No.2 Alumni  Society of  of Sri Seelakanda Buddhist College,
  • "Sripadastanaye puravidyathmaka  Ithihasaya (Archaeological Value of  Adam's peak) 2003, Vidusatara, Vidyasamadhi parivena.
  • "Sithulpahuve Bithusithuwam(Paintings of sithulpahuva) 2003, Essays in Archaeology, In honor of Prof. Senake Bandaranayake, S.Godage Publishers pvt. Ltd. Colombo.
  • "Hela Kalawe Sinha Sankethaya" in Sinhala. (Symbol of Sinha in Sinhalese Art). Nissanka. Vol I .2000 December. CCF publication.
  • "Purwa Ithihasika Yugaye Wastu Widyawa" in Sinhala. (Architecture in proto- historic Sri Lanka). 1999 Puravidya Paryeshana. CCF publication.
  • "Polonanaru Yugaya Kalashilpa" in Sinhala. 1997. (Art of Polonnaruwa period) Sri Lankawe Ithihasaya I.
  • "Janakaviya dutu purana Lankawe Yakada karmanthaya". in Sinhala. 1998.(Ancient iron works)  "Vasundara" Department of Archaeology. University of Kelaniya.
  • "Perani Lankawe Srungarathmaka Kalawa" ( Erotic Art in ancient Sri Lanka)  in Sinhala. 1997. "Vasundara". Department of Archaeology. University of Kelaniya.
  • "Ramakele Mahameru Akruthiya" (Mythical Stone Pillar)  in Sinhala. 1995. "Vasundara" Department of Archaeology. University of Kelaniya.
  • "Paranavithana and Sigiriya" in Sinhala. 1994. Sanskrutha puranaya. CCF publication

Seminar Papers Presents:

  • 2009 Discoveries in Sigiriya. Special Guest Lecturer, Archaeology Day at Ananada Shasthralaya, Kotte.
  • 2009 Cave Architecture in ancient Sri Lanka, Monthly Lecture series, Society of Archaeology.National Museum, Colombo.
  • 2006 Polonnaruwa Thivanka Pilimaya,(Reconstruction of Thivanka Buddha Image) Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate studies, University of Kelaniya.
  • 2008 Thissamaharamaya Visesa Budupilimayak (Special Buddha Image found Thissmaharama)
  • 2008 Ancient Technology of Stone Buddha Image, Monthly Lecture series, Department of Archaeology.
  • 2007 Special Guest Lecturer in Aitken Spence Travels Ltd. for Tour Guides
  • 2007 De "Sri Lankawe Dharmachakra Mudra Budupilimaya" Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate studies, University of Kelaniya.
  • 2005 Special Guest Lecture for National Archaeological Day at Totagamuwa, Department of Archaeology.
  • 2003 Feb "Siyawasaka Niyamuwo" Seminar o Polonnaruwa Alahana Parivena Project.
  • 2000 Special Guest Lecture for National Archaeological Day at Panduwasnuwara, Department of Archaeology
  • 2000 "Polonnaruwe Siyawasaka Puravidyawa". Seminar on SLFA, Colombo. Reconstructions of ancient Royal Palaces in Sri Lanka.
  • 2000 Jun."Guest lecture of National Museum in Colombo, Ancient Royal Palaces, (Conducted by Council of Archaeology).
  • 1990 National Archaeological Congress, SLFA, Colombo, "Sigiriye Mahameru Akkrutiya".
  • 1990 Archaeological Seminar in Kelaniya University. "Ramakele Mahameruwa"

International Conferences and Overseas Participation 

  • 2008 Participated International Conference of Social Sciences, Research Center of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya.
  • 2006 Dec Society of South Asian Archaeology, Mumbai presented a Research Paper on
  • " A Palace on the summit of the rock lion gate the wall and its ancient form.
  • 1998 Presented a paper "Artifacts of Sri Lanka Vedda people, "Dual Congress", Fiesole, Italy.
  • 1994 Dec World Archaeological Conference at New Delhi, Presented a Research paper on brief survey of Ancient Royal Palaces in Sri Lanka.
  • 1994 Apr SAREC concluding seminar on Landscape Archaeology, BMICH, Colombo, "Comparative study of ground plans in Sri Lankan ancient Royal Palaces"
  • 1993 Participated ICOMOS 10th general assembly, BMICH, Colombo.

Editorial Work

  • Surinduni Katharagama 2012 - Annual Magazine of Kataragama Devalaya.
  • Surinduni Katharagama 2011 - Annual Magazine of Kataragama Devalaya.
  • Chief Editor of Arya Vibhushana, 2011: The felicitation of Prof. Abaya Aryasinghe.
  • Chief Editor. 2014, Archaeologia Zeylanica, Vol 2 Part II, Department of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya.
  • Chief Editor. 2014, Archaeologia Zeylanica, Vol 2 Part I, Department of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya.
  • Chief Editor. 2011, Archaeologia Zeylanica, Vol 1 Part II, Department of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya.
  • Chief Editor. 2011, Jan – Apr, Archaeologia Zeylanica, Vol 1 Part I, Department of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya.
  • Co-editor. Chiranthana Vol. 5 2008, Tharanga Publishers, Colombo
  • Co-editor. Great Archaeologists. 2007, Department of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya.
  • Editor. Retrospect. Monograph series. No.6 2006
  • Editor. Retrospect. Monograph series. No.1 1996
  • Co-editor. Chiranthana Vol. 4 1996 Colombo.
  • Associate editor. SMR Project. Matale. Department of Archaeology. 2001
  • Associate editor. SMR Project. Vayamba. Department of Archaeology. 2001
  • Associate editor. "Nissanka". CCF publication.2000.
  • Associate editor. Guide book of Wayamba ruins. Ceylon Tourist Board. 2000.
  • Associate editor. Heritage of Asia and Oceania 10th ICOMOS General Assembly in Sri Lanka. 1993

News Paper Articles

 

  • “Puranaye Lankawe wasaya kala Kanthawage wasthrabharana”(Costumes of Ancient Sri Lankan Women) 2007 Feb 25 Sathdina
  • “Purana Lakdiwa Kantha Abharana”(Jewelry of Ancient Sri Lankan Women)  2007 March 04 Sathdina
  • “Lakdiwa Rajun karau purana Dalada Maliga”(Ancient Tooth Relic Palaces) 2006 Aug 04 Dinamina
  • “Lankiya kalawe hasthi rupa”(Elephant figures found from Sri Lanka) 2006Aug 25 Dinamina
  • “Dalada rajyathwaya sankethaya”(Tooth Relic as a symbol of Royalty) 2007 Aug 25 Silumina
  • “Atheetha urumaya rekaganimu”(Preserve the Ancient Heritage) 2006 Aug 05 Dinamina
  • “Purawasthu surekima ha wagakeema”(Protection and Responsibilities of Artifacts) 2005 Jul 16 Dinamina
  • “Sigiri Kanda mudune Kashyapa Rajuge udaanaya eda thibennata eththe mehemai” (The Royal Palace of King Kashyapa) 2004 Oct 24 Lakbima- Ridma
  • Prag mahinda yugaye Lankawe kala ha gruha nirmanaya”(Art and architecture of pre Mahinda Period) 2003 June 14 Budusarana
  • “Mihinthale Purawasthu”(Artifacts in Mihinthale) 2002 June 24 Budusarana
  • “Raja Maheshikawan thutupahatu kala iperani udyana kalawa”(Ancient Pleasure Gardens) 2000 June 23 Budusarana
  • “Mihintale Puravidyathmaka wedagathkama”(Archaeological importance of Mihinthale) 1999 June 16 Budusarana
  • “Mahindagamanaya thahauru kerena Baudha Purawasthu” (Archaeological proves of Mahindagamanaya) 1999 June 28 Lankadeepa
  • “Narthanaye Murthiya Nataraj”(The sculpture of Nataraj) 1999 June 13 Budusarana
  • “Kalakaruwa dutu Budu Siritha”(Life story of Buddha: Art historical aspects)1999 May 29 Budusarana
  • “Muni siripa patula simbi Samanola himi varuna”(Adams Peak)1999 March 28 Budusarana
  • “Sinhayata liyu kavi”(Poetries to Lion) 1999 April 11 Lankadeepa
  • “Dedi hadawath mrudu kala maha karunawe prathimurthiya”(The spirituality of Lord Buddha)1998 Aug. 14 Bududsarana
  • “Lowa mavitha karavana Egyptu malamini”(Egyptian Mummies) 1998 Aug 02 Budusarana
  • “Shastru gaurawaya kelesana nomana pilima thenim” (Guidelines for locating of Lord Buddha statues) 1998 July 09 Budusarana
  • “Wana wadulaka hudekala wu Buduruwagala”(Buduruwagala Archaeological Site) 1998 July 05 Lankadeepa
  • “Vihararama godanenvimehila balape paarisarika sadhaka” (The Environmental and landscape facts effected to construction of monasteries)1998 June 09 Budusarana
  • “Unmada Chithra ektem geya”(Pillar House of Unmada Chithra) 1998 May 06 Divaina
  • “Sonduru Sigiriya gena tawath visadumak”(The Sigiriya) 1998 April 20 Lankadeepa
  • “Sinhala jana kaviya dutu purana Lankawe yakada karmantaya” (Ancient Iron Industry of Sri Lanka : Folk songs) 1998 March 11 Divaina
  • “Anagata parapurata itiriwanne purawastuwala pintura vitarai”(The destruction of Heritage)1993 Dec. 28 Lankadeepa
  • “Mahindagamanayen tahauru karana purawasthu”(Archaeological proves ofMahindagamanaya) Poson Udanaya Dinamina 2007 June
  • “Nagara nirmanaye mula soya”(The origin of Town Planning) Muragala 2005 March
  • “Sancharaka viyaparaye hituwakkarakam” (The negative impacts of Tourism industry) Vatmana 1999 June
  • “Stupa sanrakshanaye nutana avadiya”(Conservation of Stupa : Contemporary period) Vatmana 1999  Oct.
  • “Purawastu heli karana valan katu”(Pottery evidence for Archaeology) Vatmana 1998 August

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