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J.M Sudharmawathie
B.A.(Kel'ya), M.Sc.(Kel'ya)
Designation:

Senior Lecturer I

Head of the Department

Contact Address: 65/14, Delghawaththa, Soriyapaluwa, Kadawatha, Sri Lanka
Telephone: 0112970524/0112914491
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Research Interests
  • Ancient History (Sri Lanka - India)

Positions

  • Member, Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka.
  • Member, Sri Lanka Historical Association.
  • Student counselor , University of Kelaniya

Selected Publications

Research

1993, “The Influences made by Rivers and Ports for the Sri Lankan History:from early age to 10 century A.D.”; a research project conducted for the  degree of B.A (Hons)

2002, “A Historical and Archeological study of the kingdom of Dambadeniya and Yapahuwa”; a research project conducted for the degree of Master of    Science.

BOOKS

The influence of the rivers and ports on Sri Lankan history, Godage international publishers, Sri Lanka, 2014

Historical value of the Dambadeniya and the Yapahuwa kingdomsGodage international publishers, Sri Lanka, 2014

Articles

1997, "Land use Pattern centered on the ancient village and tanks in the dry zone of Sri Lanka", Journal of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Vol. ii, University of Kelaniya.

1997, "Decline of Rajarata Civilization and Magha invasion", The History of Sri Lanka 1, ed. by Kumaratunga G. D.

1998, "Some aspects of the Meuseological concepts prevalent among ancient Sri Lankans", Sambhasha, Vol. ix, Education and Higher Educational Piriven Department.

2001, "An Examination of the systems of taxation in ancient Sri Lanka as reflected in Inscription", Sambhasha, Vidyalankara 125th commemoration Volume 11, Education and Higher Educational Piriven Department.

2002, “The Contribution of the Rulers in Dambadeniya period to Promote of Education”, a Paper presented at the Annual Research Symposium 2001, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

2003, “The Nature of the kingdoms of Medieval Sri Lanka”, Historical Research, Vol. 1, pp.31 – 52.

2004, “The Religious background in the period of Kotte kingdom”, Cultural Heritage of Kotte – 1, ed by Dimiyawe Amaravansa Thero and Alikewela Selananda Thero.

2004, “The Kingdom of Kurunegala”, Wayamba Puthra Prasadinie, Central Cultural Fund, Ministry of Cultural and National Heritage, Colombo.

2005,“Destination of Worrier: with reference two carvings found in the Wijayasundararam Temple in Dambadeniya”, Essays in Archaeology: in Honours of Professor H. T. Basnayake, ed. Prishanta Gunawardhana and Robin Conningham, Godage International Publishers (Pvt) Ltd,. Sri Lanka.

2006, “The Centre of the Mahayana Buddhism in the East”, (in Sinhala), PRANAMA: Nandasena Mudiyanse Felicitation, S. Godage Publishers, Colombo.

2009, “Magha invention and decline of the Kingdom of Polonnaruwa”, Pulathisiwansaya, Ministry of Cultural Affaires and National Heritages, Sri Lanka.

2009, “The efforts made by the rulers of Dambadeniya to safeguard and protect the scared Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha”, Journal of Social Sciences – Sri Lanka, Quarterly Review, Vol. I, No. 3

2009, “A Review of the Funeral Traditions of the Ancient Sri Lanka”, Golden Jubilee Commutation volume of the University of Kelaniya, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

2009, “As Evident from the Devundara Slab Inscription the Reign of Parakramabahu II”, Professor M. U. de Silva Commemoration volume, Department of History, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (forthcoming)

2011, Reign of King Parakramabahu II as Evident from the Devinuvara Slab Inscription, JANAPRABHA: Professor Amaradasa Liyanagamage Felicitation Volume, Godage International Publishers (Pvt) Ltd., Colombo.

2013, ‘Kingship during the Kotte period of the History of Sri Lanka’, Journal of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Vol. 2.

2014, The Kingship and Ruling of State in the Kotte Period, ASIRIMATH KOTTE, ed. Hettiarchchi S. B., Herath Dharmarathna and Vidyalankara, A. Municipal Council of Kotte. p. 178-208.

2014, Is Bhuwanekabahu III become a ruler, uprising of Wanni rulers? Kulatilaka Kumarasinghe Critical Gaze. (ed.) Senevirathna L., Mahaulpotha, S. Garusinghe, U. and Gunasekara, U. G. S. Godage and Brothers (pvt) Ltd. Colombo. p. 556-574

2015, Historical significance of Yapahuwa: a historical site of ancient Sri Lanka. International Conference on Advances in Management, Economics and Social Sciences. Institute of Research Engineering and Doctors. USA. P. 227-232.

2016, Trade Centers in Medieval Period of Sri Lanka: SAMPRASADANA, Essays in Honor of Professor K.M.P. Kulasekara, Department of History, University of Kelaniya  p.121-132

 

Paper Presented

2002, “The patronage of Dambadeniya rulers for the promotion of Education”, paper presented at the Annual Research Symposium 2002, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

2003, “A Critical review of Kandavuru Siritha”, Paper presented at the Annual                    Research Symposium 2003, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of                                 Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

2005, “Funeral Traditions in Ancient Sri Lanka”, Paper presented at the Annual Research Symposium 2005, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

2007, “The First Recorded Peace Treaty in Sri Lanka”, Paper presented at the Annual Research Symposium 2007, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

2007, “Status of Women at the time of the Buddha in the 6th Century B.C. in India”, Indian Encounter (J.N.U. experiences) Social Science Research Center, University of Kelaniya.

2008, “Historical Significance of the Kingdom of Dambadeniya”, International Conference on Social Science – 2008, Faculty of Social Sciences, Sri Lanka.

2008, “A critical study of the efforts made by the successive rulers of Dambadeniya period in order to safeguard and protect the sacred tooth relic of the Lord Buddha”, A paper presented at the International Conference on Social Sciences, Research Centre for Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

2008, “The Puttini Cult: Its Origin, Historical Transformation and Significance in Sri Lanka”, 20th Conference, International Association of Historians of Asia, JNU, New Delhi.

2008, “Queen Leelawathie who became the Queen of Sri Lanka in three occasions”, JRAS(CB) Annual Research Conference (March).

2009, “Warship of God Upulvan and the Built of Aluthnuwara Devala in the Period of Dambadeniya”, Paper presented at the Annual Research Symposium 2009, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

2010, ‘Whether the King  Bhuwanekabahu 3rd became a king, a rise of Vanni Rulers’, Paper presented at the 11th Annual Research Symposium 2010, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

2011, ‘New political trend arise in 13th A.D. in Sri Lanka: with special reference to Dambadeniya Era’, Paper presented at the 12th Annual Research Symposium 2011, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

2012, ‘Kingship during the Kotte period of the History of Sri Lanka’, Paper presented at the 13th Annual Research Symposium 2012, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

2013, “The economic conditions of Dambadeniya period as depicted by the Royal donations to the Buddhist Sangha’, A paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences, Research Centre for Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. p. 10.

2013, “State security system in Dambadeniya period’. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Research Symposium 2013, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

2014, ‘An examination of relations between Lanka and other countries with special reference to Yapahuwa period of Sri Lankan History’, 5th International Congress of Society of South Asian Archaeology, 14-18 February, Pandith Ravi Shankar Shukla Universirt, Raipur, India. p. 3.

2014, An investigation of rights and rituals relating to rain in the medieval era (from Dambadeniya to Kotte period). Paper presented at the 15th Annual Research Symposium, October 30-31, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. p. 55

2015, An examination of relations between Sri Lanka and the other countries with special reference to Yapahuwa period of Sri Lankan History, Reviewing International Encounters, Conference organized by the RCSS, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya. p. 30.

2015, Historical significance of Yapahuwa: a historical site of ancient Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the International Conference on Advances in Management, Economics and Social Sciences. April 18-19. Rome, Italy. P. 227.

2015, the Influences of international trade on political background in the ancient period of Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the International Postgraduate Research Conference-2015. December 10-11, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

2016, Pearl industry of ancient Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the International Conference for Academic Discipline, International Journal of Arts and Sciences, May 23-25.  University of Auotonoma, Barcelona, Spain.

2016, Travels of Chen Ho to Sri Lanka and relationship between Sri Lanka and China. International Conference on Chinese Studies 2016. September 22-23. Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya.

2016, the role of Brahmans in the Medieval Period in the Sri Lankan Society. A paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Social Sciences (ICSS-2016). Research Centre for Social Sciences, September 30 – October 01. University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. p. 10.

Abstracts

International Conferences - Abstracts

  1. 1st International Conference on Chinese Studies, Institute of Chinese Studies, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  2. International Journal of Art And Sciences Conference, University Of Barcelona, Spain
  3. 2nd International Conference on Advances In Management, Economics And Social Science – Mes 2015, Rome, Italy
  4. International Postgraduate Research Conference 2015, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University Of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  5. 1st National Symposium Of Social Sciences Undergraduates (NSSU), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  6. Book
  7. 5th  International Congress Of Society Of South Asian Archaeology (SOSAA) 14-18 February 2014
  8. 2nd International Conference On Social Sciences, 22-13 November 2013, Faculty Of Social Sciences, University Of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  9. Annual Research Symposium 2013, Faculty Of Graduate Studies, University Of Kelaniya., Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  10. Annual Research Symposium 2012, Faculty Of Graduate Studies, University Of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  11. 'Jnanaprabha' Prof. Amarada Liyanagamage Felicitation Volume, Department Of History, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  12. 1st International Conference On Social Sciences, Faculty Of Social Sciences, University Of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  13. Annual Research Symposium 2007, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University Of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  14. M.Sc. Thesis, Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology, University Of Kelaniya.