Prof. Raj Somadeva

Professor of Archaeology University Of Kelaniya

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

BA  Special Degree in Archaeology (Hon), 1986, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
MPhil Degree in Archaeology, 1994, Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
PhD Degree in Archaeology, 2006, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University,    Sweden

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

•    Consultant archaeologist – Teaching excavation at  Pilikuttuva monastery in Gampaha District (1995)
•    Consultant archaeologist – Teaching excavation at Samanabadda monastery in Colombo District (1996)
•    Consultant archaeologist – Rescue excavation at Pallemalala shell midden in Hambantota District (1997)
•    Consultant archaeologist- Situlpauvva exploration – (1998)
•    Consultant archaeologist – Lower Kirindi Oya Basin settlement survey (1999-2000)
•    Consultant archaeologist – Teaching excavation at Thanthirimale cist burial  excavation  in Anuradhapura District (2010)
•    Conducted a training workshop for the excavation officers of the Mahavihara  project of the Cultural Triangle in Anuradhapura

•    Assistant Director, Sigiriya – UNESCO-Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle project (1989-1994)
•    Field Director, Sri Lanka-German joint excavation project (1989-92)
•    Field Director, Swedish-Sri Lanka Settlement Archaeology project (1989 –94)
•    Co-Director, Pallemalala excavation project, (1997)

•    Institutional Coordinator, Sri Lanka-Western Australian Maritime Archaeology project 1990 held in Galle
•    Institutional Coordinator, Exhibition of the Ancient Bronze heritage in Sri Lanka organized by the Department of National Museums in 1994

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

•    Somadeva, R. 2006. Urban Origins in Southern Sri Lanka. African and Comparative   Archaeology, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History Uppsala University & Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya.

•    Somadeva, R. 2010. The Galpaya Survey. Occasional Paper no. 1. Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology. Colombo: Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology.

•    Somadeva, R. 2011. Archaeology of the Uda Walave Basin. Occasional Paper no. 2. Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology. Colombo: Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology.

•    Somadeva, R. 2012. Rock Paintings and Engraving Sites in Sri Lanka. Colombo: Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology.

•    Somadeva, R. 2013. The Manabharana Vihara at Siyambalanduva. Memoirs of the Department of Archaeological Survey Vol. XI, Colombo: Department of Archaeological Survey.