Sasni Amarasekara

Ms. Korale Arachchillage Sasni Narmada Amarasekara


Professor
Department of Archaeology
+94 11-2891858             Ext:2225
+94 717775348
amarasekaras@bpu.ac.lk / sasni_amarasekara@yahoo.com

Academic Qualification 

  • B.A Special (1st Class Hons), Department of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Archaeology, Post Graduate Institute of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • Master of Science in Archaeology, Post Graduate Institute of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
    Graduate Diploma in Sociology, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

Memberships

  • Member - Australian Archaeological Association, Australia
  • Alumni Member- James Cook University, Australia
  • Member- Sri Lanka Council of Archaeologists
  • Member- Royal Asiatic Society

Academic Experience

  • 1994 to 1995  –          Research Assistant, Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya
  • 1996 to 1997  –          Assistant Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya
  • 1997 to 2004  –          Lecturer (Probationary), Department of Archaeology, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • 2004 to 2010  –          Senior Lecture Gr. II, Department of Archaeology, Buddhist andPali University of Sri Lanka
  • 2010 to date   –          Senior Lecturer Gr. I, Department of Archaeology, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka

Administration

  • Head of the Department of Archaeology, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Member of  the Senate, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Member of  the Faculty Board Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Member of the Higher Degree Committee Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Member of Library Committee Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka

Research interests

  • Buddhist Art and Architecture in Ancient Sri Lanka
  • Indigenous People in Sri Lanka and Australia
  • Buddhist Heritage in Ancient Sri Lanka
  • Ancient Numismatics Studies
  • Ancient epigraphy

International/ National Seminar Presentations

  • "An Archeological Study of Ancient Velgam Viharaya", Workshop on Academic Staff Development Programme, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • "The History of Thoppigala Religious Ground Revealed through the Sirisangabo Inscription", Workshop on Academic Staff Development Programme, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • "Padhanagara Vihararama", Workshop on Academic Staff Development Programme, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka 
  • "GirihanduSēya: An Archaeological Study", Workshop on Academic Staff Development, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • "Buddhist Meditation Monasteries in Ancient Sri Lanka", International Conference on Buddhist Archaeology in China and South Asia in Beijing - China
  • "Art and Architecture in Ancient Sri Lanka", International Workshop on Revival of Buddhist Tourism in Pakistan
  • Co-Chairperson International Conference on Religious Tolerance and Harmony organized by Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Advisor of the International Conference on Religious tolerance and Harmony organized by Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Member of the Organizing Committee at the International Seminar on Thai Culture and Heritage, organized by the Centre for Heritage Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Research & Publications

  • Amarasekara, S. 2013, Anuradhapura Batahirarama, Tharanji Printers, Maharagama, Sri Lanka.
  • Amarasekara, S.2014,The Difference between the site Based and Landscape Based Approaches to Cultural Heritage Management, Kanchana Printers, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
  • Amarasekara, S.2017,Padhanaghara in ancient Sri Lanka, Kanchana Printers, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
  • Amarasekara, S.2017, Sri LankaweMulaBrahmiSellipiSanketa, Kanchana Printers, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
  • Amarasekara, S. 2018, AththaniPariharaShilalekanaSahaVenathLipi,Kanchana Printers, Gangodawila, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
  • Amarasekara, S.2017, An introduction to concept and evolution of the Guard Stone and its architectural visualization of the contemporary religious and cultural diversities, Journal of Arts & Humanities, Volume 6 , issue 3,MIR Center for Socio-Economic Research, 1 research court, Rockville, MD 20850, USA.
  • Amarasekara, S. 2017, The Veddas: The Indigenous people of Sri Lanka, attitude on cultural heritage identification after relocation from their forest homeland, International Journal of Science and research Publications, volume 7, issue 4, Main Market, Sector 4, Gurgaon, India.
  • Amarasekara, S. 2017, Buddhist Meditation Monasteries in Ancient Sri Lanka, Journal of Arts & Humanities volume 6, Issue 1, MIR Center for Socio-Economic Research, 1 research court, Rockville, MD 20850, USA.
  • Amarasekara, S. 2017, 斯里兰卡佛寺构件护栏石分期研究Guardstone-Translated to Chinese by East China normal University, Journal of Art Institute of East China Normal University, China.
  • Amarasekara, S. 2017, PadhanagharaVihararama, Journal of Buddhist Philosophy, Volume I, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Pitipana, Homagama, Sri Lanka.
  • Amarasekara, S. 2017, New Inscription in Eruwawa, ThirappaneJournal of Archaeology volume I, Department of Archaeology, Buddhist &Pali University of Sri Lanka, Pitipana, Homagama, Sri Lanka.
  • Amarasekara, S. and Rev. Saddhananda, B. 2016, ToppigalaPudabimehiItihasayaHelikaranaNawaShilalekhanayakAncient Ceylon, Journal of the Department of archaeology, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Amarasekara, S. 2016, An Introduction to Indian Monastery Architecture,Journal of Dharmaduta, Ruchira Printers, Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
  • Amarasekara, S. 2015, An Introduction to Australian Aboriginal Religion and Myths, Journal of  Buddhist &Pali Studies, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Pitipana, Homagama, Sri Lanka.
  • Amarasekara, S. Range and Nature of the Phenomena that could be considered as cultural HeritageJournal of Religious Studies, Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka, Pitipana, Homagama, Sri Lanka.
  • Amarasekara, S. Traditional House Type in Kandy periodJournal of BashaPrabha, Department of Sanskrit, Buddhist &Pali University of Sri Lanka.

Current Research Activities

  • Anuradhapura Western monasteries and other meditation monastery sites
  • Heritage management in Abhayagiri Monastery sites
  • Research in Thoppigala, Nelugala, Narakamulla sites in Batticaloa District
  • PahalaMalwatuOya Reservoir Project, Archaeological Impact Assessment Survey
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