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Excavating the Royal Palace of Seethawaka

By Chryshane Mendis The rise and fall of the Seethawaka Kingdom in the 16th century is one of those remarkable episodes of history where a kingdom with a short lifespan could have an effect for generations to come such [...]

Udupiyangala excavations, the conclusion

The Udupiyangala cave in Kalthota, Balangoda is a prehistoric habitat which was excavated by Dr. P.E.P Deraniyagala in 1936. Through that excavation it was recorded that quartz tools and a clay pot with seeds was found. Based on that [...]

Fieldwork of the Hunters in Transition Project -2016 (Second field season)

The second season of the hunters in Transition project was initiated between 22nd July and 4th September 2016. Two excavations have been carried out in Illukkumbura of Balangoda. The objective of the fieldwork was to investigate the adaptation of the [...]

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Time line of Prof Senarat Paranavitana 1896 - 1972

Prof. Senarat Paranavitana could be described as person once for all, never before and never again, greatest of all during his time in the field of Sri Lankan archaeology. He was born on December 26, 1896. He was the first Sinhala Lankan to become the Commissioner in Archaeology in 1940. Yeoman services he rendered did not limit within realms of archaeology but also spread to other disciplines and branches of knowledge such as history, aesthetics, cultural heritage and contemporary foreign relations of Sri Lanka.
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Bibliography of the published writings of Professor Senerat Paranavitana

senarath_paranavithanaThis bibliography was prepared by Sandamali Wijenayake(Assistant Librarian – Sri Lanka Parliament) using  ‘A Bibliography of Ceylon’ by H.A.I. Goonetileke, Vol. 1-5, Zug Switzerland, Inter Documentation Company AG, 1970- (Bibliotheca Asiatica series volumes) and the Bibliography appeared in the Senaratha Paranavitana Commemoration volume edited by S. Paranavitana, Leelananda Prematilleka and Johanna Engelberta van Lohuizen- de Leeuw, Brill, 1978)

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