ENVIRONMENT, TOWN, VILLAGE AND MONASTIC PLANNING – Dr Roland Silva
MEMOIRS OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF CEYLON
VOLUME X – PARTI
ARCHITECTURE AND TOWN PLANNING IN SRI LANKA
DURING THE EARLY AND MEDIEVAL PERIODS
ENVIRONMENT, TOWN, VILLAGE
AND MONASTIC PLANNING
ROLAND SILVA ARIBA, Postgrad. Dipl. Indian Archae. (London), Postgrad. Dipl. Di Profezionamente, in Studio dei Monumenti
(Rome), FIA (Sri Lanka), FCA (Sri Lanka), Hon. MSc (Moratuwa), PhD (Leiden), Hon. DSc (Moratuwa).
PUBLISHED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHAEOLOGY COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
Pages: 370 including 50 colour figures and 34 colour plates
Epigraphical Notes Nos 1- 18 – Dr. Malani Dias
The first issue of the Epigraphical Notes was released in April 1972 with a brief survey of Epigraphy in Sri Lanka, provided by Dr. R. H. de Silva, the Archaeological Commissioner in his introductory note. There he has recorded as follows:
“A monthly bulletin called the ‘Epigraphical Notes’ will be issued giving the text, translation and other details of about ten inscriptions, which have hitherto not been published. This bulletin will be issued to all the Universities in Ceylon as well as to the Museum Library. The present issue is the beginning of this venture”.
In view of this, the Department of Archaeology deciphered the inscriptions as and when they were discovered and published them periodically in the Epigraphical Notes. These issues were sent to the libraries to provide first-hand knowledge of the recent discoveries in Epigraphy which would have been useful to those involved in conducting research in History and Archaeology.
With the publication of twenty such issues, there was a general request that the Epigraphical Notes should be compiled in book form with the photographs of inscriptions. It is indeed the fruits of such a venture that we see in this book.
This is a publication of Department of Archaeology, Sri Lanka. 1991
History of The Kingdom Of Rohana from The Earliest Times to 1500 A.C – Prof Sirimal Ranawella
MEMOIRS OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF CEYLON VOLUME XI
HISTORY OF THE KINGDOM OF ROHANA FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO 1500 A.C.
B.A. Hons. (Ceylon); Ph. D. (London) Hon. D.Litt. (Kelaniya University of Ceylon) Professor Emeritus, University of Ruhuna)
PUBLISHED JOINTLY BY THE MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND THE
DEPARTMENT OF ARCHAEOLOGY
Röhana played an important role in the history of the Island almost from the very beginning of its history as a human settlement in the fifth century B.C. On many an occasion during the historical periods of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruva, when the Island was divided among rival powers, when internal disorder brought revolution, or when invaders from South India took possession of the Northern part of the Island, which was then known as Rajarata, and forced some of its people with its rulers to flee to the South, deliverance usually came from this unique Kingdom of Röhana. Knowledge of its history is therefore essential for a proper understanding of the history of the whole Island. I regret no scholar so far has been able to present a comprehensive and critical history of this principality, which is politically and culturally important for a study of the history of the Island as a whole. However, the present editor presented an abridged version of the History of the Rohana Kingom in Sinhala in 2003 on the occasion of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the University of Ruhuna. The present publication is really for the benefit of the English educated public.
Pages – 241 A4 size pages
Inscriptions of Ceylon Volume I – Early Brāhmī Inscriptions
This book is an outstanding work of Prof. Senarat Paranavitha, and it contains the cave inscriptions from 3rd Century B.C to 1st Century A.C. and other inscriptions in the early Brāhmī scripts. It was published by the Department of Archaeology, Sri Lanka.
Note: This is a new book from the original print from 1970. The book is in good condition, and some pages may contain some marks(which are not disturbing the text).
Only five copies left.
Inscriptions of Ceylon Volume II Part II – Late Brāhmī Inscriptions
Another outstanding work by Prof. Senarat Paranavitana. This volume was edited by Dr. Malania Dias. It contains rock and other inscriptions from the reign of Kanitthatissa( 164 – 192 A.D.) to Mahasena (276 – 303 A.D.). This was published by the Archaeological Survey Department Sri Lanka.
Inscriptions of Ceylon, Volume V Part I – Prof Sirimal Ranawella
This is the first part I of the ‘Inscriptions of Ceylon, Volume V; it contains a historical introduction to the texts and translations of 115 inscriptions, both published and unpublished , belonging to the period between 815 to 923 AD, covering the reigns of Kings Dappula II (815-831), Sena I (833-853), Sena II (853-887), Udaya II (887-898) Kassapa IV (909-914) and Kassapa V (914-935). There are a few other records, which could be ascribed to the reigns of those kings, which are very fragmentary, and a good number of other records which cannot be attributed to any particular king; these are not included in this Volume.
Published by Department of Archaeology, Sri Lanka, 2001
Pages: 585 Plates: 90
Inscriptions of Ceylon, Volume V Part II – Prof Sirimal Ranawella
INSCRIPTIONS OF CEYLON
CONTAINING PILLAR INSCRIPTIONS AND SLAB INSCRIPTIONS
FROM 924 AD TO 1017
B.A (Hon.) (University of Ceylon), Ph.D (LONDON),
Hon. D. Litt. (Kelaniya University of Ceylon)
PUBLISHED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHAEOLOGY
Pages: 322 A4 Pages and 58 Plates
Spolia Zeylanica Vol. 37 – An Introduction to the COSTAL GEOMORPHOLOGY of SRI LANKA – Bernard Swan
This introduction to the coastal geomorphology of Sri Lanka originated in an idea sparked off by the late Professor K. Kularatnam two and a half decades ago.
INTRODUCTION TO THE COASTAL GEOMORPHOLOGY OF SRI LANKA
A PUBLICATION OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUMS OF
Pages: 182 Pages
The Archaeological Heritage of Jaffna Peninsula | යාපනය අර්ධද්වීපයේ පුරාවිද්යා උරුමය | யாழ்ப்பாணத் தீபகற்பத்தின் தொல்பொருளியல் மரபுரிமை
යාපනය අර්ධද්වීපයේ පුරාවිද්යා උරුමය | யாழ்ப்பாணத் தீபகற்பத்தின் தொல்பொருளியல் மரபுரிமை | THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL HERITAGE OF JAFFNA PENINSULA
මාලිනී ඩයස් கலாநிதி மாலினீ டயஸ் එම්. ඒ. (කැලණිය, පී.එච්. ඩී. (ලන්ඩන්) Dr. Malini Dias M. A. (Kelaniya) Ph.d. (London)
සුනිල් බණ්ඩාර කෝරළගේ சுனில் பண்டார கோரளகே බී.ඒ. (ගෞරව), ශාස්ත්රපති (කැලණිය) Sunil Bandara Koralage B.A.(Hons), Msc. (Kelaniya)
එම්. වී. පී. කප අසංගஎம்.வீ.ஜி. கல்ப அசங்க බී.ඒ., පශ්චාත් උපාධි ඩික්ලෝමා (කැලණිය)M. V. G. Kalpa Asanga B.A., Post Graduate Dip. Archaeology (Kelaniya)
පුරාවිද්යා දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව தொல்பொருளியல் திணைக்களம் Department of Archaeology
The Growth of Buddhist Monastic Institutions in Sri Lanka From Brāhmī Inscriptions Epigraphia Zeylanica Volume VIII Dr Malani Dias
The Growth of Buddhist Monastic Institutions in Sri Lanka From Brāhmī Inscriptions Epigraphia Zeylanica Volume VIII Being Lithic and Other Inscriptions Of Sri Lanka
Malini Dias Director (Epigraphy and Numismatics) Department of Archaeological Survey
A Thesis Submitted for The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy of The University of London
Department of Indology South Asia School of Oriental and African Studies University of London
Published by The Department of Archaeological Survey Government of Sri Lanka
Pages – 136 A4 pages with 25 plates
Urumayaka Arumaya Past Present (උරුමයක අරුමය එදා අද)
A rare collection of over 180 archaeological photos of Sri Lanka.
This book was published to commemorate the 125 years of the Department of Archaeology and contains a rare collection of photos of archaeological sites from past and present. The descriptions are in both Sinhala and English.
It contains the outstanding work from Joseph Lawton and others. This book is a must-have for the people who love archaeology.
මාර්ග පුරාණය – ආචාර්ය පී. විදානපතිරණ
පුරාවිද්යා පශ්චාත් උපාධි ආයතනයේ ජේ්යෂ්ඨ කථීකාචාර්ය පී. විදානපතිරණ මහත්මිය විසින් රචනා කරන ලද දර්ශනසූරි උපාධි නිබන්ධයේ ෙතොරතුර ඇසුරු කරමින් හා නව ගවේෂණ මඟින් අනාවරණය කරගත් තොරතුරු ද ඇතුුුුළු කරමින් රචනා කරන ලද පුරෝගාමී කෘතියකි.
ලංකාවේ අතීත මාර්ග රටාව හා පරිවහණය පිළිබඳ සිංහල බසින් දැනගැනීම සඳහා ඇති ප්රධානම කෘතියයි.
B5 ප්රමාණයේ පිටු 196කි.
පුරාවිද්යා පශ්චාත් උපාධි ආයතනයේ ප්රකාශනයකි.