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Senior Professor K.M.P Kulasekara.

 

B.A.(Vidyal.), Ph.D.(Lond.)
Contact Address: Department of History, University of Kelaniya
Telephone: 0112914491
Intercom: 844
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Research Interests
  • Modern Sri Lankan History, especially the History of the Kandyan Kingdom and the Kandyan Provinces under the British
  • PhD: 'British Administration in the Kandyan Provinces of Sri Lanka, 1815-1832, with Special Reference to Social Change'

Positions

  • Past President and Currently Vice-President, Sri Lanka Historical Association
  • Co-editor, KALYANI: Journal of the University of Kelaniya
Selected Publications
  • ‘Internal Dynamics and the Fall of the Kandyan Kingdom’, History of Sri Lanka from Pre-history to 2004 (A Comprehensive Book on Sri Lankan History), edited by Professor W.M.K. Wijetunga, M.D. Gunasena (pvt) Ltd, to be published.

 

 

  • ‘Social Conditions in the Kandyan Kingdom’ (in Sinhala), Chapter in the book History of Sri Lanka from Pre-history to 2004 (A Comprehensive Book on Sri Lankan History), edited by Professor W.M.K. Wijetunga, M.D. Gunasena (pvt) Ltd, 2012.

 

  • ‘Internal Dynamics and the Fall of the Kandyan Kingdom’(in Sinhala), History of Sri Lanka from Pre-history to 2004 (A Comprehensive Book on Sri Lankan History), edited by Professor W.M.K. Wijetunga, to be published.

 

 

  • 'A Traditional Social Institution in a Colonial Context: A Study of the Caste System in Pre-British and Early British Rule in Kandy' Professor J.W. Gair Felicitation Volume, W.S. Karunatillake et. al. (eds.), 2010.

 

  • 'Last Days of Politics in the Kandyan Kingdom of Sri Lanka: A Feudal Tendency Aided by a Foreign Power?', Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, New Series, Vol. LII, 2006-2007, pp. 75-94.

 

  • 'The Beginnings of a Colonial Bureaucracy: British Administrative Policy Embodied in the Kandyan Convention and the Establishment of the Board of Commissioners', Kalyani: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Kelaniya, Vols. IX,X,XI,XII and XIII, 1990-1994, pp. 269-98.

 

  • 'Religion and Politics in the Administration of a British Colony: the Kandyan Scene in Sri Lanka, 1815-1832', Social Science Review, No.4, January 1988, pp. 101-26.