Name: H.A.A. Swarna Ihalagama
Present Post: Senior Lecturer  I
Department: Department of Sinhala
University Address: Department of Sinhala, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Room Number: K2 207/2
Telephone: (Extension) 714
Academic Qualifications:
• Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D), Wuhan University, China (2006-2009).
• M. Phil., Kelaniya
• Japanese (Special) Subject for degree University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka 1981-1984.
• B. A.(Hons.),Kelaniya .
Publications:
Books:
• Kavikaramaduwa (in print), 2012
• ''Pedura ha Sinhala Jana Jeevithaya''(The Mat and Sinhalese Folk Life), 1998
Research Articles:
Full Papers in International Journals
• "Folktales as an Effective Media for Culture Communication", Proceedings of the International Conference on Media and Globalization, Tuder Weerasinghe and others (Ed.), Department of Mass Media, Sri Pali Campus, Horana. -2010.
• "Social Security and Quality of Life of the Peasant Migrant Women in Sri Lanka", The Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Construction of Harmonious Society and Social Security, China, 2007.
Full Papers in Refereed Journals:
• "Sri Lanka Traditional Food Culture Reflects by Literary and Folklore Sources", Journal of the Faculty of Humanities,Vol, XXII, 2014.
•"Mahanuwara Samaye Prachalithawu Awasthanubaddha Kshanika Padya Sampradaya", 2012.
• "Importance of Folk Narratives and the Art of Storytelling in Child Development", KALYANI, Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Kulatilaka Kumarasinghe and others (Ed.) University of Kelaniya, , Vol.xxviii, 2009
• "The Folktale Cycle woven round Gamarala; A Reflection of Sinhalese Traditional Folklife", Journal of Social Sciences Sri Lanka, Prof. Sunanda Madduma Bandara and Piyadasa Ranasinghe (Ed.), University of Kelaniya-2009
• III' "Sinhala Kavikaramaduwa and Wannam", Journal of Faculty of Humanities, Vol. 5, Rev. Kollupitiye Mahinda Sanga Rakkitha and others (Ed.), University of kelaniya, 2008.
Papers published in Other Publications:
• ''Sinhala Janakathawalin Pilimbumbu wana Sampradaika Edahili Vishvasa'' (Traditional Beliefs), 'Kala' Magazine. (ed. Samantha Herath, Sri Lanka Board of Arts), March,2012
• ''Sinhala Kalashilpawala Ethulath Sathwa Sankethawala Boudda Abhasaya''(Buddhist influence of Symbols of Animal in Sinhalese arts and crafts), 'Kala' Magazine (ed. Samantha Herath, Sri Lanka Board of Arts), March,2011
• ''Adhyathmeeya Sanwaedanaya Mul Karagath Upadesha Kavya'' (Didactic Poetry Focused on Spiritual Development) 'Kala' Magazine; (ed. Samantha Herath and Others, Sri Lanka Board of Arts), Special Vol. 2010
• ''Sri Lankave Purana Gama ha Srama Huwamaru Krama'' (Ancient Village and Exchange of Labour in Sri Lanka), Santhutti, The felicitation of Rev. Iththepana Dammalankara, (ed.) Rev. Bellanwila Winalarathana and Others, Dharmawijayaloka Vihara, Pannipitiya.
Editions :
• Journal of the Faculty of Humanities-2010, Vol.12,13 & 14, with Rev. Dr. Nadalagamuwe Dammadinna, Dr, Uditha Gayashan Gunasekara & Koushalya Perera. University of Kelaniya
• Pranama - Professor Nandasena Mudiyanse Felicitation-2006 with Professor Gamini Dela Bandara & Anjalee Wicramasinghe. Depatment of Sinhala, University of Kelaniya,
• Abstracts for Symposium (International)
Abstracts and Full Papers Presented at International Conferences:
• "Local-Global Shifts in Sri Lankan Society under the Globalization Process", International Conference on Social Sciences Sri Lanka-2013(ICSS), Proceedings. Editor-in-Chief:- Prof. Piyadasa Ranasinghe. The research centre for Social Sciences. Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
"Social and Symbolic Roles of Sri Lankan Traditional Food Culture", International Conference on Social Sciences Sri Lanka-2013(ICSS), Proceedings. Editor-in-Chief:- Prof. Piyadasa Ranasinghe. The research centre for Social Sciences. Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
• "Health Concepts in Sinhalese Traditional Customs", Panditt G.P. Wicramarachchi Memorial International Research Symposium-2012. Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Janith A. Liyanage. Research & Publication Division, Gampaha Wickramarachchi Ayurveda Institute, University of Kelaniya, Yakkala, Sri Lanka
• "The Role of Sinhalese Didactic Literature in Spiritual Development of People", 12th International Conference on Sri Lanka Studies, Royal Asiatic Society, 2010
• "The Folktale Cycle woven round Gamarala; A Reflection of Sinhalese Traditional Folklife", International Conference on Social Sciences Sri Lanka (ICSSL), University of Kelaniya-2008
• "Reading Habit and Children's Literature in the Context of Sri Lankan School Children", Second International Conference, 'Politics & Polemics in Children's Literature, Children's Literature Association of India, 2008
• "Social Security and Quality of Life of the Peasant Migrant Women in Sri Lanka", The Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Construction of Harmonious Society and Social Security, China, 2007.
Specialized Area:
•Culture, Folklore and Classical Literature