Prof.Bilinda Devage Nandadeva

Research Publications and Conference Presentation

On Heritage Preservation and Technical Art History

2008.  ‘Preservation of Polychrome Wood in the Sacred Tooth Relic Temple in Kandy, Sri Lanka’, International Seminar on Conservation of Painted Surfaces on Wooden Structures in East Asia. Beijing, China.

2002.  ‘Recent studies on Sri Lankan Mural Painting Technology’ in Scientific Research in the   Field of Asian Art: Proceedings of the First Forbes Symposium at the Freer Gallery of Art. Ed. Paul Jett London: Archetype, and Washington D.C.: Freer Gallery of Art, pp. 170-76.

1998.  ‘Materials and Techniques of Sri Lankan Mural Paintings of the Late Historical Period’, 100th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America. Washington D.C.

1996.  With W.T. Chase ‘Beautiful Microstructures’ in Asian Art & Culture. Vol. xix. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. pp. 68-83.

1990 ‘Traditions and Techniques of Earthen Architecture of Sri Lanka’; in Adobe 90 Preprints, 6th International Conference on the Conservation of Earthen Architecture, Los Angeles, Getty Conservation Institute. pp. 105-110.

Art History and Material Culture

2008. ‘Anti-war Imagery of Contemporary Sri Lankan Artists’, 32nd Congress of the International Historians of Art (CIHA), University of Melbourne.

2008. Flowers for the dhamma: Painted Buddhist Palm-leaf Manuscript Covers (kamba) of Sri Lanka’, in Buddhist Manuscript Cultures: Knowledge, Ritual, and Art. Eds. Berkwitz, Stephen, Juliane Schober, Claudia Brown. London: Rutledge.  pp. 159-171.

2005. ‘Buddhist Art of Colonial Ceylon: Adaptation and Survival Strategy of a Marginalized Religious Majority’, XIXth World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions, Tokyo.

2004. 'Expressing the 'Other-ness' or Being Neo-colonial?  Dilemmas of the Painters of Post-colonial Sri Lanka', Symposium of  'Our Modernities: Positioning Asian Art Now', Singapore National University.

2003. 'Art Representations and Social Responses to Adaptation: Buddhist Art of Colonial Ceylon', 3rd International Convention of Asia Scholars, Singapore National University. August.

2002. ‘Anuradhapura’, ‘Kandy’, ‘Polonnaruva’, and ‘Sigiriya’; in Art of India. Ed. Fredrick M. Asher. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., Chicago.  (Four short articles on four major archaeological sites in Sri Lanka. pp: 347-48, 409-10; 447-48; 459-60).

1992. ‘Rock Art of Sri Lanka’; in Rock Art in the Old World, Ed. Michel Lorblanchet; IGNCA Rock Art Series-I, New Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. pp. 337- 347.

1990. ‘Illukvava Terracotta Figurines’ in Settlement Archaeology of the Sigiriya-Dambulla Region, Eds.  S. Bandaranayake et al. Postgraduate Inst. of Archaeology, Colombo. pp. 220-36.

1990.  ‘A Catalogue of Some Selected Terracotta Objects from Manavava’ in Settlement Archaeology of the Sigiriya-Dambulla Region, Eds.  S. Bandaranayake et al. Postgraduate Inst. of Archaeology, Colombo. pp. 241-46.

1988.  Rock Art of Sri Lanka- an Introduction; in Kalyani: Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Kelaniya (Vols. 7 & 8), pp. 157-64.

1986. Rock art sites of Sri Lanka: a Catalogue; in Ancient Ceylon (6), Department of Archaeology, pp.173-208.


Prof. (Ms.) Mangalika Jayatunga

Academic Research

Kunatuwa. (Translation) William Shakespeare's the Tempest- 2013,Tr. into Sinhala, ( in press) Godage Publishers,Maradana.

"Goddess Manimekhala", Paper presented at the Annual FGS Symposium, 2012, November.

Folk Theatre of India 2012, Masitha Publishers,Dankotuwa.

Western Art, 2012 ,S.Godage & Brothers,Colombo10.

William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Translation, 2009 (Nominated for State Literary Awards- Translations-Drama in 2010) Godage Publishers

Contribution of Women to the History of World Art, 2008, Journal of Humanities, Vol.10, University of Kelaniya (Sinhala)

Prasangika Kala, 2008, Author Publication.

Catalogue of Buddhist Temples which have Paintings Belong to the 19th Century, 2008, Masitha Publishers, Dankotuwa.

Interpreting the Rock Arts of Sri Lanka, 2007, Journal of theUniversity Of Sojo, Japan.

Customs and Manners in Japan, 2007, Author Publication.

The Cult of Kiri Amma, 2006, Journal of Humanities, Vol.5, University of Kelaniya

Influence of Zen on Zumi-e, 1999, Journal of Humanities, University of Kelaniya

Sokari and Pattini, 1999,  Sambhavya,( A Journal)

Avalokithesvara Image at Sapugoada Sri Maha Viharaya, 1998, Journal of The Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya.

Ms. Prashanthi Narangoda

2011  “Buddhist Iconography: Embodiment of Divine Powers to the Buddha Image,”10th Annual International Symposium of Religious Studies, Florida State University, Florida. (Selected paper for presentation).

2008  “The Assimilation of Prajñāpāramitā into Tārā: The Conceptual Development Annual Research Symposium of  National Center for Advanced Studies of Social Sciences and Humanities, Sri Lanka, December, 2008.

2005Identification of Bodhisattva Sculptures found from Polonnaruwa: Excavated during 2000-2004 (displayed at Polonnaruwa Regional Archaeological  museum.)” Nissanka,Journal of theRegional Archaeological Department,   Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka.

2004  “Characters of Bodhisattva sculptures of North Western Province,” Heritageof Rajarata,Edited by Prof. Chandra Wikramagamage, ISBN 955- 575-094-9, Rajarata Development Bank, Sri Lanka.

1996 Architectural Innovation of Galgē, The Old Shrine erected for God Upulwanin Southern Province of Sri Lanka, Sambhāsśā, Volume 07, Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Battaramulla

Ms. Lanka de Silva

2000    Gardens of Sri Lanka – to be published

1998    Plant identification book – Identification of Plant in selected varieties as specified for  Garden Design - research conducted as a partial fulfillment of Master of Science , University of Moratuwa

1995    Survey on Maritime Museum at Galle - Research  paper  submitted as a partial fulfillment of Post Graduate Diploma in Archaeology

1995    Vatadageya – Reserch  paper  submitted as a partial fulfillment of Post Graduate Diploma in Archaeology

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