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Welcome to the Centre for Heritage Studies



The Centre for Heritage Studies at University of Kelaniya is an interdisciplinary centre which brings together researchers and students from a variety of academic as well as professional disciplines such as archaeology, heritage conservation and management.

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Yugathara – Volume Four

The fourth volume of the Yugathara academic journal series by the Centre for Heritage Studies of the University of Kelaniya is scheduled to be published in 2022 as an E-journal. This academic journal creates a platform with an interdisciplinary research approach for the researchers and professionals who conduct research on Heritage, in order to exhibit their research, theoretical analysis as well as concepts related to Heritage.

We have started to accept the articles for the fourth volume of the Yugathara academic journal series and look forward for your valuable contribution as well.

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The ‘Yugathara’ Journal (Sinhala Medium) - Volume Two was launched on 26th of December 2019 at the Board Room of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya

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The Archaeological Survey of the Giribawa Pabalugala Archaeological Reserve, which is being implemented by the Research Associate of the Commission for Archaeology of Non-European Cultures (KAAK), Bonn, the Department of Archeology, Sri Lanka, the CNRS Laboratory AOROC, in collaboration with Centre for Heritage Studies of the University of Kelaniya, was commenced on 7th of February 2022.

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Discussion on the proposal submitted by the Centre for Heritage Studies, University of Kelaniya to the State Ministry of National Heritage, Performing Arts and Rural Arts Promotion Affairs requesting to hold in hand together with their projects was held on 25th October 2021 under the patronage of subject minister Vidura Wickramanayake. 
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International Conference on Heritage as Soft Power organized by the Centre for Heritage Studies of the University of Kelaniya was held on the 26th December 2019 & 27th December 2019 at the University of Kelaniya. Professor Emeritus Sudharshan Seneviratne delivered the keynote address at the Inauguration Ceremony on 26th December 2019. Professor D. M. Semasinghe, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kelaniya graced the event as the Chief Guest.

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17th Lecture of the Lecture Series on Heritage Studies

The 17th lecture of the lecture series on heritage studies organized by the Centre for Heritage Studies of the University of Kelaniya was held on 19th of April, 2021 via Zoom Technology. Senior Prof. Jagath Weerasinghe, Postgraduate Institute of Archeology, University of Kelaniya conducted the lecture on the theme : “Heritage, Memory & Identity.”

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