Name: Prof. J.K.Darshana Ratnayake.
Present Post: Professor in Sinhala
Department: Department of Sinhala
University Address: Department of Sinhala, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Room Number: K2 208/4
Telephone: (Extension) 695/ (Office) +94-11-2-914493/ (Home)+94-33-2286116/ (Mobile) 0719175255
Academic Qualification:
Grantha Visharada - 2010
Master of Philloshopy (M.phil.) Degree in Sinhala, University of Kelaniya, 1997
Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Special) Degree in Sinhala (First Class), University of Kelaniya, 1985
Royal Pandith - 1979
Research & Publication
Papers published
•  "Kalashilpa vishayehi prakashita bauddha abhashaya" ( Buddhisat influence found in Arta and Crafts) Ven. Wimalakiththi Felicitation Volume. Ed. Ven. A. Dhamminda Thera, Wanavasala Purana Viharastha dayaka Sabava. Kelaniya. 1992
• " Madya Kalina Sinhala kata kalava pilibanda samalocanayak" Asian centre, University of Kelaniya. – 1995
• "Mahanuwara chitra kalave deshiya ananyatava" ( National characteristics of paintings in Kandy) In ' Samadhi ' Ven. Dodampahala Chandrasiri Felicitation volume . Eds. Ven. Tapovanaye Sutadara Thera, Darshana Ratnayake. Sri Lanka  Kalyanivanshika Tapovana Sanga Sabhava. Colombo. 1996
• "Nutana prabandha kata kalave shilpdharma" (Techniques used in Novels and Short stories). 'Bauddaloka', Ven. K. Angirasa Thera Felicitation Volume, ed. Rathnayake Bandara. Bauddaloka Piriven vidyayatanaya. Kurunegala 1998

• "Maname natakaya pilibanda samalocanayak" (Chritical study of Maname.) Ven, Sri Somarathana Felicitation Volume. Ed. Ven G. Indajoti Thera. Arevvals Somrathana Memorial Fund. 2001

• "Kalashipa pilibanda nirvachana ha wargikarana" (Definitiona and classifications of Arts and Crafts.) 'Abhinandana puja', ed Ven M. Wimalagnana thera , Department of Cultural  Affairs, Colombo. 2005

• "Budusamaya saha Kavisamaya" (Buddhism depicted in Poems). ' Hela gi magehi yatipelahara' Ven R. Siddharyha Thera Felicitation volume. Eds Ven. P Hemarathana thera , Sansara Api Mitra Samagama. 2006

• "Nilambara sandamadala saha taraka" (An appreciation of Ven. Sri Sumanasaranayake thera). 'Sri Sumanasara Samabhavana'. Eds. Darashana Ratnayake , Ven. Sri Sumanasara Commemorative Committee. 2006.

• "Madya Kalina prabandha kata kalava saha Butsarana" ( Writings in Mediaeval period and Butsarana). 'Pragna'. Ed. Ven. I Dhammasiri Thera. Vidyalankara Maha Sisya Sangamaya. 2008

• "Nova peraniya vana ramaniya vitin vita" (A critical study on Selalihinisandesaya). Sri Dharmaloka Varshika Sastriya sara sangrahaya, Sri Dharmaloka Bauddha Sangamaya, Kelaniya. 2008

• "peney Nagalakanda pereni mitureku vilasa- Nagalakandathranaya". (A Review of Nagalakanda). ' Wimal Dissanayake and Commiunication World'. Ed. Prof Kulathikaka Kumarasinghe. S. Gogage & Sons. Colombo. 2009

• "swabhavoktiya, vakroktiya haa graamyataa dooshaya pilibanda punrikashanayak" Ven. W.Kusaladhamma Nayaka thera Felicitation volume. (in print)

• "Mahanuwara yugaye citriya sannivedanaya" in'Janamadya, sanskruiya ha samajaya- Prof. Sunanda Mahendra Felicitation Volume' ed.L.Priyankara et al. Kelaniya Nirmana Sansadaya, Kelaniya. (in Print)

Books
•"Duta gitaya" (The messengersong), Author publication, Ellakkala. 2004.
"Butsarana" Suramya publication, Ellakkala. 2008.
"Sadharmaratnavaliya" Suramya publication, Ellakkala. 2008.

"Mahanuwara citra sampradaya saha samajaya" ( The paintings in kandy and the society). Suramya publication, Ellakkala. 2009.

"Kavsilumina" Suramya publication, Ellakkala. 2009.

"Kalpalataa" (Kalpalataa-Philosophical poetie narrative) Suramya publication, Ellakkala. 2009.

"China puahasa kata" (co-author:Haowe Min), Suramya publication, Ellakkala. 2009.

"bawa re keles sanda" Suramya publication, Ellakkala. 2009.

"Cina upama Katha" (co-author:Haowe Min), Suramya publication, Ellakkala. 2010.
Editing of collections of essays

'Samadhi' Ven. Dodampahala Chandrasiri Felicitation Volume. Eda. ven. Tapovanaye Suthadhara Thera, Darshana Ratnayake. Sri Kalyanivansika Tapovana Sangha Sabhava. Colombo. 1996.

'Wendaruwe Sri Upali Ashir Lekka' Eds.  Darshana Ratnayake, Ven. Narampanawe Ananda Thera. Kandy. 2000

'Sri Sumanasara Samabhavana'. Eds. Darashana Ratnayake et. al. Ven. Sri Sumanasara Comemorative Committee. Hanguranketa. 2006.

Creative Works :
•  Paintings
•  Designing cover pages
•  National library anthem, 2009
•  University of Kelaniya anthem 2008
•  'obe rusiru mata dila' ; Music: Rohana Weerasinghe ; Singer: Gihan Godakanda 2008
•  'danaya noleba yavuvane' ; Music: Rohana Weerasinghe ; Singer: Gihan Godakanda 2008
•  'asa oba gena......'; Music: Priyanka Weerasekara ;Singer: Priyanka Weerasekara 2005
•  'sakala sahita kala ketyaye...' Tissa abesekara memorial song ; Music: Rohana Weerasinghe ; Singer: dopika Priyadarsani 2009
• 'Savanak res' Full moon day religious programme, ITN. 1999-2001
• 'Vandana' A cultural programme, Rupavahini, From 2008 up to date

• 'Saccagavesi' A cultural programme, Rupavahini, 2005

• 'Sede nimnaya' An educational programme, Rupavahini, 1999

Specialized Subject area:
Art and architecture
• Language , Literature and Drama