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 
  • Mr. K.D.S.R. Perera   -   Additional Director General, Department of  National Planning of the Ministry of Finance, Economy and Policy Development
  • Senior Prof. AnuraManathunga  -  Director-General, Department of Archaeology 
  • Professor AriyarathnaJayamaha  -    Dean of the 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. K.D.Paranavithana Emeritus
  • Professor TG Kulatunga  
  • Arch. Ashly De Vos  
  • Professor Gamini Ranasinghe  -  Department of History and Archaeology,  University   of Sri Jayawardenapura
  • Prof. A Harendra Kariyawasam  -  Head, Department of Accountancy, University of Sri Jayawardenapura
  • Professor Hemantha Sirisena
  • Dr. ChamindaAbeysinghe    -  Department of International Studies, University of Kelaniya  


Assistant Registrar (Secretary)  

       Mrs KajenthiniTharminth


Assistant Bursar (On invitation)

       Mrs. RanjalaKariyawasam


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