Name: Priyankara Rathnayaka
Designation: Senior Lecturer Grade I
Department: Department of Fine Arts
University Location: (Room Number) K2
Telephone: (Office) +94-0112903767
(Mobile) +94-074311312
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Web Site
http://staff.kln.ac.lk/priyankara/
Educational Qualifications:
2003 - 2005: Master of Arts Degree in Drama and Theatre, University of Sri Jayawardenapura
1989 - 1992: Bachelor of Arts Special Degree (Honours), University of Kelaniya
Teaching Experience:
Senior lecturer - Drama & Theatre and Image Arts unit, Department of Fine arts, University of Kelaniya
Visiting Lecturer - Department of Drama & Theatre, University of Peradeniya.
2004 - 2006: Visiting Lecturer (Diploma in Mass media) - Department of Mass communication, University of Kelaniya.
2002 - 2008: Visiting Lecturer (Theatre, Television and Cinema)- Department of Mass communication, University of Kelaniya.
2002 - 2011: External advisor (Drama & Theatre) - National Youth Council, Maharagama.
External advisor for Diploma in Drama & Theatre arts (Drama & Theatre) - National School of Drama, Tower Hall Theatre Foundation.
1999 - 2006: External examiner - Performing arts unit, Sripalee campus, University of Colombo.
Administrative Experience:
Course coordinator - Master of Arts Degree in Drama and Theatre, University of Kelaniya
Consultant and Treasurer - ‘Academic players’ (student association for theatre studies).
Co-Editor (2013 - 2014) - Journal of humanities, University of Kelaniya
Student adviser (2007 - 2009), University of Kelaniya.
Board member - Drama and Music arts council, University of Kelaniya
Member of the Syllabus Committee - Performing arts unit, Sripalee campus, University of Colombo.
External examiner (Drama & Theatre) for the fine arts special degree course in year
University of the Visual & Performing Arts, (former Institute of Aesthetic studies, University of Kelaniya).
Jury member - ‘Northern province arts festival’, organized by the Northern Province Council - Year 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Jury member: short drama festival organized by the Zonal Education Office, Sri Jayewardenepura - Year 2012, 2013.
Member of the Syllabus Committee, 2001 - 2003: Performing arts unit, Sripalee campus, University of Colombo.
The processes of enriching the area of modern visual arts across the folklore studies.’ - organized by the Excavations and research section, Polonnaruwa.
Publications:
1. 'Uncovering the Spectator: Theatrical and the Catharsis Experience’ - Literature issue - 2010, Literary Panel, Department of Cultural Affairs.
2. 'Performative aspects of Gamini Fonseka’s performing calling in contemporary Sri Lankan cinema’, Journal of Humanities, 14th issue, 2010,  University of Kelaniya.
3.‘Methodical approach to analyze the drama director’, Theatre issue - 2010, Humanities faculty, University of Kelaniya.
4. ‘Critical analysis about the Doll’s house’, introduction to the Henrik Ibsen’s Doll’s house translated by E.M.D. Upali.
5. ‘Dramatists from 70’s and 80’s’ - Investigation of the practice concerning Dharmasiri Bandaranayke, “ABHINAYA” issue, 2006. State Drama Panel, Department of Cultural Affairs.
6. ‘Analysis about Doll’s house’ (2005) - ‘Platform for alternative culture’ project funded by the Royal Norwegian Government.
Research Interest:
Films
Drama
Television (Writing, Acting)
Current Research Activities:
Greek Theatre
Awords:
‘Remarkable involvement to the expansion of the University theatre tradition’ awarded by the 2nd Colombo International Theatre Festival, 2013- Colombo, Sri Lanka.
‘Significant contribution to the development of the Sri Jayewardenepura education zone’ award.
BUNKA award - 2013 (The Japan Sri Lanka Friendship Cultural Fund (JSFCT).
Vice-Chancellors Award - 2013, University of Kelaniya.
President’s award for best screen play ‘Dorakada Marawa’ - 1999