Board of Managment

The Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology is managed by the Board of Management which is the principal administrative and academic authority of the Institute. The Present Board of Management members are as follows.

Ex-officio Members:

  • Senior Prof. A.M. Gamini Adikari  -  Director, Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology 
  • Mrs. A. P. S. Dilusha  -  Deputy Director / Justice, Law & Order, Department of National Planning Ministry of Finance, Economy and Policy Development, General Treasury
  • Senior Prof. Anura Manathunga  -  Director-General, Department of Archaeology 
  • Snr. Prof. N. A. K. P.J.  Seneviratne - Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya

  • Dr. P. N.D. Fernando -  Dean of the Faculty of Commerce and  Management Studies, University of Kelaniya
  • Mrs. H. D. C. Janaki      -  Director (Student Loans) (Non – State Higher  Educational Division), Ministry of Education (Higher Educational Division)


Members appointed by the UGC:  

  • Prof. S. Pathmanathan - Former Chancellor, University of Jaffna.
  • Emeritus Prof. T. G. Kulatunge - Emeritus Professor,  Sri Jayawardhanapura University 
  • Prof. Gamini Ranasinghe - Director General, Central Cultural Fund
  •  Prof. A. Harendra Kariyawasam - Director Finance, Lake House
  • Prof. Ajitha Thennakoon - Retired - Professor, University of Kelaniya
  • Emeritus Prof. A. A. D. Amarasekara - Emeritus Professor,  University of Kelaniya


Assistant Registrar (Secretary)  

       Mrs. Kajenthini Tharminth


Assistant Bursar (On invitation)

       Mrs. Ranjala Kariyawasam


About Us

The Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology (PGIAR) was established on the 1st January 1986, by order dated 18th December 1985, under section 24A of the Universities Act No. 16 of 1978 by the University Grants Commission. The PGIAR is a Postgraduate Institute of the University of Kelaniya. It is the prime institution for postgraduate studies and research in archaeology and subjects related to archaeology in the country.


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Contact us

  • Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology
  • No. 407, 
  • Bauddhaloka Mawata
  • Colombo 7
  • Sri Lanka
  • (+94) 112 685 217