prof. anura manatunga



Senior Professor in Archaeology
Department of Archaeology
Director of the Centre for Heritage Studies
University of Kelaniya
Sri Lanka.

Speech Title: ” Rocks, Trees, and Water in the landscape of Sigiriya “

Prof. Anura Manatunga is a Senior Professor in Archaeology at the Department of Archaeology and the Director of the Centre for Heritage Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. He has been working at the teaching faculty of the University of Kelaniya since 1986 and was the Head of the Department of Archaeology of the University during 1996-2001. He was the consultant and Director of the Polonnaruva World Heritage site project under the Central Cultural Fund of Sri Lanka from 1999-2014. Prof. Manatunga is a Founder member and Fellow of the Sri Lanka Council of Archaeologists. He was an Honorary Librarian of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, Senate Member of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka and member of the Board of Governors of the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology of the University of Kelaniya. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Department of Archaeology, Government of Sri Lanka and working as a consultant or a resource person in various institutions related to Heritage in Asia. Professor Manatunga is the Founder and General Secretary of the International Association for Asian Heritage [IAAH] which is one of the promising academic associations in the field of Heritage studies in the region.


The Scientific Committee consists of the experts in the field from many different countries in the world. The Committee Members evaluate your abstracts and provide insights to improve those further. According to the final decision given by them, you would be able to process further tasks for attending the conference.


Scientific Committee Members

  • Dr. Ravindra N. Singh,Banaras Hindu University, India
  • Prof. Anura Manathunga, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Sushama Deo,Deccan College Post Graduate and Reearch Institute, India
  • Prof. Sonia Jasrotia,University of Jammu, India
  • Prof. Clara Samanto,Centre for Intercultural Studies (CEI),Portugal
  • Prof. Ram Nandan Singh,University of Jammu, India
  • Prof. Robin Coningham,Durham University,United Kingdom
  • Dr. Saumya Chavan,SAARC Cultural Centre
  • Prof. Atul Tripaty,Banaras Hindu University, India
  • Prof. Vasant Shinde,National Maritime Heritage Complex, India


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