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International Conference on Asian Art, Culture and Heritage 21st – 23rd August 2013 Programme

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International Conference on Asian Art, Culture and Heritage

 21st – 23rd August 2013

Programme

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21st August 2013

9.30 am                       Inauguration Ceremony

10.30 am                      Conferring of ten memorial awards by the IAAH

11.30 am                     Refreshments

12.00 pm                     Keynote Address

1.00 pm                       Lunch

2.00 – 5.30 pm            Academic Sessions (Day 1)

7.00 pm                       Cultural Show

 

22nd August

9.00 am – 3.00 pm      Academic Sessions (Day 2)

4.00 pm                       Valedictory Function

23rd August                Conference Tour to Galle( For Foreign delegates)

 

Inauguration 21st August 2013

9.30 am-9.40 am                        Lighting of the Traditional Oil Lamp

9.40 am – 9.50 am                      Welcome Address – Prof . Anura Manatunga, Director, Centre for Asian Studies

9.50 am -10.00 am                     Address by Prof. Ranjith Bandara, Chairman, Sri Lanka Foundation

10.00 am – 10.10 am                  Launching of Conference Publications

10.10 am – 10.20 am                  Address by Prof. Sarath Amunugama, Vice Chancellor, University of Kelaniya

10.20. am – 10.30 am                 Address by Mr. Wasantha Ekanayaka, Secretary, Ministry of Culture and the Arts

10.30 am – 11.00 am                  Conferring Ten Memorial Awards by the IAAH

11.00 am – 11.10 am                  Address by Hon. Dr. Jagath Balasuriya, Minister of National Heritage

11. 10am – 11.20 am                  Address by Hon. Mr. T.B. Ekanayaka, Minister of Culture and the Arts

11.20. am -11. 25 am                 Vote of Thanks

11.25 am – 11.30 am                  National Anthem

11.30. am. -12.00 pm                 Refreshments

12.00 pm- 1.00 pm                     Keynote Speech by Prof. Manique Gunasekere, Dean Faculty of Graduate Studies,  University of Kelaniya

1.00 pm  – 2. 00pm                    Lunch

21st August 2013- Academic Session 1

Bio-Diversity, Physical Anthropology, Ethnography, Prehistory and Environmental Archaeology

Venue: Lecture Hall 1

Session: 1.1: 2.00 – 3.30 pm

Chairperson: Dr. S. U. Deraniyagala

Rapporteur : Dr. Lanka Ranaweera

 

Tim

Title

2.00 – 2.15 pm

 The Rathnapura Fauna of Sri Lanka and its Affinities with other South and South East Asian Faunal Elements

 G.L. Badam 2.15 – 2.30 pm

 Unique Mesolithic Creations from Animal Remains in Sri Lanka

Kelum Nalinda Manamendra-Arachchi, K.H. Sonali Rangika Premarathne, Gamini Adikari2.30 – 2.45pm

 Need for Creating Inventory of Human Skeletal Findings from Archaeological Context

Veena Mushrif-Tripathy2.45 – 3.00 pm

 Non-Metric Dental Trait Variations in an Aboriginal Vedda Population of Anuradhapura, North Central Province of Sri Lanka 

Jayaweera J.A.A, Peiris H.R.D, Arambawatta A.K.S, Nanayakkara C.D 3.00 – 3.15pm

 Roopkund Mystery “Pathology Reveals Head Injury Behind the Casualties”

Alka Barthwal Pant,  SR Walimbe,  RS Negi

 3.15 – 3.30 pm  Discussion and Chairperson’s Remarks

            3.30 pm           TEA BREAK

21st August 2013

Session 1.2: 4.00 – 5.30 pm

Chairperson : Dr. T. R. Premathilake

Rapporteur   : Dr. Chulani Rambukwella

 

Time

Title

4.00 – 4.15 pm Local Landraces of Rice from Sri Lanka      Mayuri Munasinghe

 4.15-4.30 pmEthnoarchaeological Study of Jhum Cultivation Among the Chakhesang Tribe of Nagaland

Nutazo Lohe

 4.30-4.45 pmEnvironmental Archaeology of Sri Lanka: A Site Catchment Analysis      

D.K. Jayarathne4.45-5.00 pmUse of Bamboo Shoots Among the Galo Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh                     

Bina Gandhi Deori

 5.00-5.15 pmAn Ethnographic Documentation of the Subsistence Pattern of The Paniyar Tribes of Wayanad, Kerala

S. Urmila

 5.15 – 5.30pmDiscussion and Chairperson’s Remarks

 

Academic Session 2

Historical Archaeology, Art History and Ancient Architecture

Venue: Lecture Hall 2

21st August 2013

Session: 2.1: 2.00 – 3.30 pm

Chairperson:  Dr. Pushpa Tiwari

 Rapporteur : Dr. Rose Solangaarachchi

 

Time

Title

2.00 – 2.15 pm

 Preliminarily Investigation of the Sri Lankan Copper-Based Statues of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

K.A. Anusha Kasthuri

 2.15 – 2.30 pm

 Influence of Nalanda Bronzes on the Art of Neighbouring Countries 

     Dilip Kumar

 2.30 – 2.45pm

 Aspects of Sri Lanka’s Footprints of the Buddha                     

Kayoko Kusumoto

 2.45 – 3.00 pm

 An Investigation into Objective of Buddhist Art

R.G.D Jayawardena3.00 – 3.15pm

 Documentation of the Buddhist Cultural Heritage of District Shangla, Pakistan

Ghani-ur-Rahman3.15 – 3.30 pm 

 Discussion and Chairperson’s Remarks

 

            3.30 PM     TEA BREAK

21st August 2013

Session 2.2: 4.00 – 5.30 pm

Chairperson : Prof. Jagath Weerasinghe

Rapporteur : Dr. Vinay Kumar

 

 

Time

Title

4.00 – 4.15 pm Historical Archaeology: Recent Discovery of Some Important Temple Remains in Yamunapar Region of Allahabad District

Pushpa Tiwari 

 4.15 – 4.30 pmA Unique “Yaksha” Sculpture at “Manikdurg” Fort Maharashtra, India

Shivendra Kadgaonkar, Sachin Vidyadhar Joshi, Abhijit Dandekar

 4.30 – 4.45 pmThe Variants of the Elephant Motif in Sri Lankan Art: A Survey from the Sixth Century B.C. to the Nineteenth Century

Anuththaradevi Widyalankara

 4.45 – 5.00 pmPatronage, Composition and Iconography in Rock – Cut Temples at Badami and Aihole

Niharika Sankrityayan

 5.00 – 5.15 pmArt and Architecture of Vishnu Temple at Janjgir

Vishi Upadhyay, Shivi Upadhyay, Bharti Shroti

 5.15 – 5.30 pm Discussion and Chairperson’s Remarks

 

Academic Session 3

Language, Literature and Society

Venue: Lecture Hall 3

21st August 2013

Session: 3.1: 2.00 – 3.30 pm

Chairperson: Prof. Sunanda Mahendra

Rapporteur : Dr. Bandana Mukhopadhyay Bhattacharya

 

 

Time

Title

2.00 – 2.15 pm Patterning Storytelling- Oral Traditions and History in Modern Animation Media in India

      Lopamudra Maitra

 2.15 – 2.30 pmMahavamsa as a Meta Narrative                

Desmond Mallikarachchi

 2.30 – 2.45 pmJaffna Tamil Society as Represented in the Stories of Alagu Subramaniam

Sivagowri Sivagurunathan Rajashanthan

 2.45 – 3.00 pmEarly Translations of the Bible into Malayalam: The Poetics and the Politics  R.K.Jayasree3.00 – 3.15 pmNew Regimes and Old Structures: An Analysis of Ideological Shifts and Strategies of Change in Raja Rao’s Kanthapura

Thilini Meegaswatta

 3.15 – 3.30 pm Discussion and Chairperson’s Remarks

 

            3.30 PM                      TEA BREAK

21st August 2013

Session 3.2: 4.00 – 5.30 pm

Chairperson : Prof. K.D. Paranavitana

Rapporteur : Dr. Janaki Jayawardhane

 

 

Time

Title

4.00 – 4.15 pm Sri Lanka: the Colonial in the Postcolonial      Buddhini Wijesuriya

 4.15 – 4.30 pmA Historical Study of the Position of Women from 13th Century A. D. to the End of the 15th Century

N. A. Wimalasena

 4.30 – 4.45 pmReligion and Politics as projected in the Mahabharata             

Supriya Banik Pal 

 4.45 – 5.00 pmDancing Bodies Through Centuries: – Analyzing Devadasis Roles as Representatives of Changes

S. Jeevanandam

 5.00 – 5.15 pmIndigenous Characteristics of Dance in Anuradhapura Period

Koshalee Kakulandala

 5.15 – 5.30 pmDiscussion and Chairperson’s Remarks

Academic Session 4

Religious Studies

Venue: Lecture Hall 4

21st August 2013

Session: 4.1: 2.00 – 4.00 pm

Chairperson: Prof. Oliver Abeynayake

Rapporteur : Ms. Uma Bodas

 

Time

Title

2.00 – 2.15 pm What is a World?  Indigeneity, Regionalism and the Vernacular in Nagarjun

Toral Gajarawala

 2.15 – 2.30 pmPerformative Aesthetics and the Cultural Turn of Religion in India              

Saayan Chattopadhyay

 2.30 – 2.45 pmStudies in Religion, Language and Literature      Ven. Bhikkhuni Anula Devi

 2.45 – 3.00 pmThe Nath Cult  in Sri Lanka                              Bachchan Kumar

 3.00 – 3.15 pmThe Enigma of Tara Cult : An Ethnoarchaeological Study of Eastern India      Elora Tribedy

 3.15 – 3.30 pm Discussion and Chairperson’s Remarks

 

            3.30 PM                      TEA BREAK

 

21st August 2013

Session 4.2: 4.00 – 5.30 pm

Chairperson : Prof. S. Padmanathan

Rapporteur : Dr. Toral Gajarawala

 

Time

Title

4.00 – 4.15 pm The Trajectory of Culture of Human Rights and Civil Liberty in Hinduism        

N.K.Kumaresan Raja

 4.15 – 4.30 pmMusical Instruments in Hindu Traditional Life      Narayanan Mallikadevi

 4.30 – 4.45 pmA Critical Study of Saivism in India                                                    Gayathri Karthikeyan

 4.45 – 5.00 pmGoddess Shri Tuljabhawani : Kinds of Woships      Satish Kadam

 5.00 – 5.15 pmBuddhist Symbolism: Its Impact on Trans-Himalayan Art, Culture and Society                   

Morup Dorjay

 5.15 – 5.30 pmDiscussion and Chairperson’s Remarks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22nd August 2013 – Academic Session 1

Venue: Lecture Hall 1

Session 1.3: 9.00 – 10.30 am

Chairperson: Dr. Roland Silva

Rapporteur : Arct. Prasanna Rathnayaka

 

Time

Title

9.00 – 9.15 am The Curious Case of the Lepchas: One-Man Mission for Heritage Management of a Vanishing Tribe in Kalimpong in the Eastern Himalayas

Maitreyee Choudhury

 9.15 – 9.30 amA Call to Align the Management of Sri Lanka’s Heritage Sites with Ancient Cultural Values and UNESCO Policy

Wolfgang Dittus & Sunil Gunathilake9.30 – 9.45 amIf Pots Could Speak: Technological Studies of Pre-historic Pottery from Pañr       

Prerana Srimaal

 9.45 – 10.00 amHeritage Marketing and Historical Re-enactment: A case study of Delhi    

Milisa Srivastava10.00 – 10.15 amUnderwater Archaeological Impact Assessment of the Colombo Port City, Sri Lanka

Amalka Wijesuriya, Palitha Weerasinghe, Sanath Karunaratne, Pradeep Tennegedara

 10.15 – 10.30 amDiscussion and Chairperson’s Remarks

 

10.30 am         TEA BREAK

22nd August 2013

Session 1.4: 11.00am – 12.30pm

Chairperson: Prof. N.K. Dangalla

Rapporteur : Ms. Melathi Saldin

 

Time

Title

11.00 – 11.15 am Heritage Management as a Tool for Educating Tribal Communities of India to Realize Their Identity

Vinay Kumar

 11.15 – 11.30 amHousehold Archaeology: A Theoretical Perspective                                        

Astha Dibyopama & Anura Manatunga

 11.30 am – 11.45 am‘Sited’ Movements in the Landscape: Preliminary Findings from an Archaeological Survey of Saru Maru Buddhist Stupa and Monastic Complex, Madhya Pradesh, India

L. Lamminthang Simte

 11.45 am – 12.00 noonTourism and Transition: An Understanding of Authenticity and Commodification of Culture in the Context of Ladakh (India)

Tashi Lundup

 12.00 noon – 12.15 pmA Study on Impacts of Unplanned Tourism Development in the Negombo Tourism Hub

Indrachapa Gunasekara

 12.15 – 12.30 pmDiscussion and Chairperson’s Remarks

 

12. 30 – 2.00 pm         LUNCH BREAK

 

22nd August 2013

Session: 1.5: 2.00 – 3.30 pm

Chairperson:  Prof. Ranitha Rathnayaka

 Rapporteur : Dr. Arjuna Tanthilage

 

 

Time

Title

2.00 – 2.15 pm Cognitive Map: An Alternative Tool to View Cultural Information                       

Pratapanand Jha

 2.15 – 2.30 pmStudy of Using 3D Models in Sri Lankan Archaeological Sites                         

M.V.M. Jayathilake & P.H.A.B. Shantha

 2.30 – 2.45 pmGIS Method: Approaches to Define Landscapes and Settlement Choice in South India During the Neolithic Period                                          

Opangtula Imsong

 2.45 – 3.00 pmDiminishing or Vanishing Cultures in Sri Lanka                       

Subathini Ramesh                                                                                                              

 3.00 – 3.15 pmThe Operation System of the Ancient Irrigation System in the Dry and Proximity Zone: A Study of Ancient Canals in Sri Lanka

Chandana Rohana Withanachchi

 3.15 – 3.30 pmDiscussion and Chairperson’s Remarks

 

3.30 pm      TEA BREAK

 

22nd August 2013

Session 1.6: 4.00 – 5.30pm

Chairperson : Prof. Daya Edirisinghe

Rapporteur :Dr. Lopamudra Maitra

 

Time

Title

4.00 – 4.15 pm Revealing Antiquities from Kolhua (Early Vaishali)

Badar Ara

 4.15 – 4.30 pmConservation of Urban Heritage, Tourism and Living Communities: A Study of Planning Policy and Social Exclusion in Agra (India)

Kapil Kumar Gavsker 4.30 – 4.45 pmOwin: A Lost and Ruined Fortress and Defense Watch Tower in Kashmir at the Edge of Punjab, Pakistan

Samina Saleem

 4.45 – 5.00 pmPatola – The  Mystery  Craft : A  Case  Study  of  the  Salvi  Community of  the  Patan,  Western  India

Sanghamitra Rai Verman

 5.00 – 5.15 pmIron : From Antiquity to Culture                      Saravanan, R.

 5.15 – 5.30 pmDiscussion and Chairperson’s Remarks

 

Academic Session 2

Heritage, Museums and Tourism

Venue: Lecture Hall 2

22nd August 2013

Session 2.3: 9.00 – 10.30 am

Chairperson: Mr. Sirinimal Lakdusinghe

Rapporteur : Dr. Anuththaradevi Widyalankara

 

 Time

Title

9.00 – 9.15 am The Role of Museums in Cultural and Heritage Tourism for Sustainable Economy in Developing Countries

Kamani Perera9.15 – 9.30 amThe Role of Sanskriti Museums: Popularizing of Terracotta, Textiles, and      Everyday Art and Crafts

Nidhi Saryal9.30 – 9.45 am

Museums in Sri Lanka: from the Colombo Museum to the Colombo National  Museum and Beyond

Chulani Rambukwella

9.45 – 10.00 amConceptualising Religious Repositories and Communities into Living Museums: 120  Beyond Aspects and Perspectives

Abantika Parashar & Mrinmoy Das10.00 – 10.15 amThe Significance of Colombo Dutch Museum as a Tourist Attraction 

K. Anupama Damunupola10.15 – 10.30 amDiscussion and Chairperson’s Remarks

          10.30 AM        TEA BREAK

22nd August 2013

Session 2.4: 11.00am – 12.30pm

Chairperson: Prof. Chandra Wickramagamage

Rapporteur : Ms. Kayako Kusumoto

 

Time

Title

11.00 – 11.15 am Sinhala Buddha Images and Political Legitimation in Southeast Asia

Hema Goonatilake

 11.15 – 11.30 amHindustani Influences in the Architecture of South-West Asia

Iván Szántó11.30 am – 11.45 amThe Seductress and Ascetic: Two Female Archetypes in the Traditional Murals

Asoka de Zoysa

 11.45 am – 12.00 noonRaktamrittika Mahavihara (chiruti) – a Newly Discovered Buddhist Site in Murshidabad, West Bengal, India

Bela Bhattacharya &  Ahana Bhattacharya

 12.00 noon – 12.15 pmWhat’s in a Name? Capitalizing 18th & 19th Centuries’ Buddhist Murals of Sri Lanka

Jagath Weerasinghe

 12.15 – 12.30 pmDiscussion and Chairperson’s Remarks

 

12.30 – 2.00 PM         LUNCH BREAK

 

 

 

22nd August 2013

Session 2.5: 2.00 – 4.00 pm

Chairperson : Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri

Rapporteur :  Ms. Sivagowri Rajashanthan

 

Time

Title

2.00 – 2.15 pm Spectrum of Culture & Heritage Reflected Areas in India                                           Jayaram Gollapudi &  N.R.Giridhar

 2.15 – 2.30 pmNewly Discovered Rock Art Sites in North Karnataka, India                             

Mohana R

 2.30 – 2.45 pmThe Aesthetic of Painting in the Visnudharmottarapurana                 

Reeta Bhattacharya

 2.45 – 3.00 pmThe Archaeological Evidences on A Hospital in The Ruins of Mihintale        

Nadeesha Gunawardana

 3.00 – 3.15 pmRemnants of Chola Art from Sri Lanka          Swati Raikhy

 3.15 – 3.30 pmDiscussion and Chairperson’s Remarks

           

3.30 PM          TEA BREAK

 

22nd August 2013

Session 2.6: 4.00 – 5.30 pm

Chairperson : Dr. Mala Malla

Rapporteur : Dr. Dilip Kumar

 

 

Time

Title

4.00 – 4.15 pm Art and Architecture in the Asokan Inscription      Suchitra Ray Acharyya

 4.15 – 4.30 pmCultural Landscape in Ancient Southern Anuradhapura

Thusitha Mendis

 4.30 – 4.45 pmThe Role of Iconographic Terminology in Documentation of Indian Sculptures

Indra Vats

 4.45 – 5.00 pm

Representation of Picturesque Paradise – CaseStudy of Sri Lanka

Priyantha Udagedara

 

5.00 – 5.15 pmSome Observations on Dutch Leprosy Hospital Complex in Sri Lanka                     

Sānā Medhāli Ranasinghe

 5.15 – 5.30 pmDiscussion and Chairperson’s Remarks

 

 

 

Session 3

Literary Heritage, Intangible Culture and Gender

22nd August 2013

Session 3.3: 9.00 – 10.45 am

Chairperson: Prof. Manique Gunasekere

Rapporteur :  Mr. Axel Diaz Maimone

 

 

 Time

Title

9.00 – 9.15 am Charıty: A Parsı Constructıon of “Good Thought, Good Words and Good Deeds”

Kreeti Goswami

 9.15 – 9.30 amA Critical Discourse Analytical Approach to Interpretation of Heteroglossic                                                        42 Situations in Fiction

EA Gamini Fonseka9.30 – 9.45 amInterpretation of  the Word “Sālakaañkata”

Radhika S. Adivarekar

 9.45 – 10.00 amCultural Aspect of Printing Press in Bengal: A Case Study of Serampore Mission and Indigenous Responses

Amrita Mondal10.00 – 10.15 amA Critical Study of the Metre and Rhetoric of Mànàvulusandesaya

Ven. Moragollagama Uparathana

 10.15 – 10.30 amDiscussion and Chairperson’s Remarks

          10.30 AM        TEA BREAK

 

22nd August 2013

Session 3.4: 11.00am – 12.30pm

Chairperson: Prof. K.N.O. Dharmadasa

Rapporteur :Dr. Amrita Mondal

 

 

 

Time

Title

11.00 – 11.15 am Festivals Celebrated by Newaras of Kathmandu Valley                                    

Mala Malla

 11.15 – 11.30 amRabindranath Tagore and Victoria Ocampo       Axel Díaz Maimone

 11.30 am – 11.45 amMixed Language in the Print and Electronic Media in Sri Lanka  

Chamindi Dilkushi Senaratne Wettewe

 11.45 am – 12.00 noonStudy of Words ‘duhkha’ and ‘kaa’      

Madhavi S. Godbole12.00 noon – 12.15 pmSanskritization of the English Lexicon: the Influence of Sanskrit on the Word-stock of the English Language

Rusiru Kalpagee Chitrasena

 12.15 – 12.30 pmDiscussion and Chairperson’s Remarks

12.30 – 2.00 PM         LUNCH BREAK

22nd August 2013

Session 3. 5: 2.00 – 4.00 pm

Chairperson : Prof. Maithree Wickramasinghe

Rapporteur : Dr. Indika Bulankulame

 

Time

Title

2.00 – 2.15 pm Women in Kuṭṭanmata: Courtesan and Wife in the Socio-Cultural Context  

Joyshree Nath

 2.15 – 2.30 pmRewarding the Female Compliance Through Fairy Tales Vs Encouraging Female Potential Through the Life Stories of Buddhist Lay Women

T.M.W.P.Tennakoon2.30 – 2.45 pmCoir work and the Rural Women- A Study of a Traditional Craft and Home Industry of Bengal, India

Rokaiya Begum

 2.45 – 3.00 pmAn Analysis of Ancient Sri Lankan Female Clothing Details Depicted from Selected Sculptures from the Anuradhapura Period to the End of the 19th Century

Ayesha Wickramasinghe3.00 – 3.15 pmThe Mat Weavers of Henawala: Integrating a ‘Feudal” Craft to the 21st  Century

Ninel Fernando3.15 – 3.30 pmDiscussion and Chairperson’s Remarks

 

                        3.30 PM          TEA BREAK

 

22nd August 2013

Session 3.6: 4.00 – 5.30 pm

Chairperson : Dr. K.D.G. Wimalarathne

Rapporteur : Dr. Dilkushi Wettewa

 

Time

Title

4.00 – 4.15 pm The Usage of Art and Traditional Sinhala ‘Serasili’ for the Surface Decoration of Earthenware Clay Vessels in Sri Lanka

W.M.N.D. Ranasinghe

 4.15 – 4.30 pmNational Heritage and Ethnic Problem in Sri Lanka                        

Ven. Uduwila Uparathana

 4.30 – 4.45 pmFashion Traditions: Reading the Hybridization of Dress in Sri Lanka           

Priyanka Virajini Medagedara Karunaratne

 4.45 – 5.00 pmArtistic Craft and the Craftsmen of Bengal

Sekh Rahim Mondal

 5.00 – 5.15 pmCulture and Fashion                               Gayathri Madubhani Ranatunga

 5.15 – 5.30 pmDiscussion and Chairperson’s Remarks

 

Session 4

 

Rituals, Beliefs and Spiritual Wellbeing

22nd August 2013

Session 4.3: 9.00 – 10.30 am

Chairperson: Dr. Hema Goonatilake

Rapporteur : Dr. Satish Kadam

 

 Time

Title

9.00 – 9.15 am Management Thought  in Sanskrit Literature      Uma Bodas
9.15 – 9.30 am Critical Studies of Buddhist Biomedical Literary Ethics and its Application in Modern Society

Bandana Mukhopadhyay (Bhattacharya)

 9.30 – 9.45 amIdiosyncratic Wordings in the Mahavagga-Paḷi:  A Critical and Historical Scrutiny

Aruna K. Gamage

 9.45 – 10.00 amModern Concept of Ethics and Morality behind Ancient Indian Puranic Tales

Shiuli Basu

10.00 – 10.15 amComparative Study of Pacceka Buddhas of MN and Former Leaders of Jainism

S.Vijitha Kumara

 10.15 – 10.30 amDiscussion and Chairperson’s Remarks

          10.30 AM        TEA BREAK

22nd August 2013

Session 4.4: 11.00am – 12.30pm

Chairperson: Prof. Asanga Thilakarathne

Rapporteur : Dr. Morup Dorjay

 

Time

Title

11.00 – 11.15 am An Exposition of the Cognitive, Behavioural and Psychotherapeutic Aspects of the Sevenfold Purity 

R. M. Rathnasiri

 11.15 – 11.30 amDeul Temple: Initial of Pandvas of Dakshina Kosala           

Shivi Upadhyay Joshi, Vishi Upadhyay

 11.30 am – 11.45 amThe Portuguese and Menikkadawara                                                                                                 Dhanushka Kumara Jayaratne11.45 am – 12.00 noonRituals and Beliefs of the Nawagamuwa Paththini Dewalaya              

Piyumi Embuldeniya

 12.00 noon – 12.15 pmLocating the Importance of Yogini  Temples of Odisha

Koumudi Malladi

 12.15 – 12.30 pmDiscussion and Chairperson’s Remarks

12.30 – 2.00 PM         LUNCH BREAK

 

 

 

22nd August 2013

Session 4.5  : 2.00 – 3.00 pm

Chairperson : Dr. Sandagomi Coperahewa

Rapporteur : Dr. Prashantha Perera

 

Time

Title

2.00 – 2.15 pm Tibetan Buddhist Literature: Traces, Transmission and Translation

Padma Tsomo

 2.15 – 2.30 pmMaterial culture of Death, Grief and Memory: A Case Study     

Thilanka Manoj Siriwardana

 

 2.30 – 2.45 pmLegal issues regarding archaeological sites used for religious purposes

     Prashantha Lal de Alwis

 2.45 – 3.00 pmHistory and Collection of Carpets in India Md. Ali Nasir

 3.00 – 3.15 pmSir James de Alwis and his contribution to Sinhalese literature

     Chinthaka Ranasinghe3.15-3.30 pmDiscussion and Chairperson’s Remarks

3.30-4.00 PM TEA BREAK

22nd August 2013 Valedictory Function

6.00 pm – 7.00 pm      Chairperson:  Prof. Sarath Amunugama,

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Co-chairpersons:

 Prof. G. L. Badam, Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute, Pune

Prof. A.H.M.H. Abayarathna, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya

Prof. Gamini Adikari, Director General, Central Cultural Fund

Dr. Senarath Dissanayake, Director-General, Department of Archaeology

 Short Speeches by participants

Distribution of gifts and certificates

Vote of Thanks – Dr. Pushpa Kulanatha, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo

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