Mr. G. B. C. Dayawansha

Mr. G. B. C. Dayawansha

Head - Department of Musicology | Senior Lecturer (Grade I)

Qualifications: BFA, Visharad, PGD, M.Mus.


After completing secondary school education at seewali central college Rathnapura, I devoted my time to higher education. I joined and followed a degree program in music from the institute of aesthetic studies at the University of Kelaniya(1985-1991). I completed a bachelor of fine arts special degree in music from IAS Kelaniya university in 1991. after I joined the staff member as a temporary instructor in the institute of aesthetic studies. After that, I followed a post-graduate diploma in Sri jayawardanapura University. After I joined the permanent staff member as a lecturer (probationary) in the Faculty of music, University of visual and performing arts. My subject is north Indian music instrumental-Tabla. thereafter I went to India in 2003 And I got my Master of Music degree from Banaras Hindu University Varanasi India in 2005. After I returned I became a senior lecturer at the university of visual and performing arts. Then I became Head of the department in the Department of musicology and I developed the curriculum and infrastructure of the musicology department. and I gave my service to that department for 8 years as Head of the department. Then I became the Dean of Faculty of music from 2017-2020.

Research Interests:

Field of north Indian music, Field of Musicology, Field of folklore studies



  • Sociological background of Sinhala traditional songs.-sangeethanjalee 2013
  • Different musical genres that appear in association with practice-2014
  • Historical background of the subject of musicology in Ceylon-“”sanwidha””2015
  • The look of the music that generates taste-2015
  • Tabla evolution and playing techniques- miyurusara 2017
  • Tabla solo playing style and Sri Lankan usage-2019
  • Unspecified terminology in the field of tabla studies in Sri Lanka-2020
  • “සොදුරු සංස්කෘතිය” මහාචාර්ය වෝල්ටර් මාරසිංහ – අභිනන්දන කලාපය – 2022
  • උත්තර භාරතීය සංගීත ගායනය සහ වාදනය සඳහා යෝජිත ආසන ක්‍රම සහ යෝග ශ්‍රාස්ත්‍රයේ භාවිතා වන ආසන අතර දක්නට ලැබෙන සම්බන්ධතා පිළිබඳ විමසුමක් – 2022


  • සෞන්දර්ය විශ්වවිද්‍යාල වංසකතාව- සහය සංස්කාරක 2014
  • Miyurusara musical journal-2017
  • Member of the Advisory Board Journal of C. de S. Kulathilaka Archival and Research – Vol. 01 No. 01 – 2020
  • Coordinating Editor – “Sangeetha Vidya Sankathana” – 2021





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