Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
|Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka|
|Other name||Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology|
|Country of Residence||Sri Lanka|
407 Bauddaloka MawathaColombo 07
|Phone||+94 11 2694151 & +94 11 699624 & +94 11 2685217|
|Fax||+94 11 2694151|
The Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology is officially inaugurated in 1985, with the blessings and patronage of the Central Cultural Fund and the University of Kelaniya.
The Institute was first located under the same roof which sheltered the CCF - head office at 212/1 Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo -7. With the development of its activities the Institution could obtain the present building located at No. 407, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo -7, with the kind patronage of the then President of Sri Lanka, His Excellency D. B. Wijetunga during the founder Director of PGIAR, Prof. Seneke Bandaranayake.
The Institution was under the Direction of Prof. Seneke Bandaranayake since its inception to year 2001. Then Mr. Sirinimal Lakdusinghe became the Director and ran the institution from year 2001 to year 2004.
Since its establishment the institution has produced more than 500 post graduate holders and diploma holders in Archaeology related fields.
At the beginning it was called as "CENTARC" by abbreviating the term Centre for Archaeological Research.
The Vision of the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology is to be a centre of excellence for research and higher learning and related activities with emphasis on national relevance and international recognition in the advancement of archaeology and related disciplines. Mission
The Mission of the institute is to promote the science of archaeology and related fields by developing research, conducting courses of learning and conferring postgraduate degrees, and by popularising knowledge of the subject.
|Experts referring to this organisation|
|P. L. Premathilake|
Establishment of museum in Hambantota
Integrated Plan for Conservation, Preservation and Development of Cultural Heritage in the Southern Region within a concept ‘A Cultural Triangle in the South’ under the Netherlands-Sri Lanka Cultural Cooperation Programme 2006/2009
Conservation and landscaping of Dutch Fort of Katuwana
Conservation Laboratory for Maritime and Underwater Archaeology at Galle
Projects referring to this organisation
|Cultural Impact Assessment & Maritime Archaeology in Galle, Sri Lanka|