Senarath Paranavitana
Date of Birth  :
Place of Birth  :
Country  :
Sri Lanka
Field of Expertise  :
pioneering archeologist
Educational background  :
  • Senarath Paranavitana received his Ph.D. degree in 1936 from the university of Laiden
  • Acheivements / Contributions  :

  • Paranavithana's period began with the on set of the Second World War, his erudition and energy resulted in a very fruitful 17 years as the Archaeological Commissioner of Ceylon, when he retired in 1956.
  • Sri Lankan history and prehistory are illuminated by his highly-regarded academic and popular writings.
  • Bibliography  :
    Excavations in the Citadel of Anuradhapura (Memoirs of the Archaeological Survey of Ceylon)