Mr. W. A. Nishoka Sandaruwan

Mr. W. A. Nishoka Sandaruwan

Senior Lecturer | Head, Department of Ethnomusicology

Qualifications: M.phil


Born in 1973, I received my higher education from C.W.W.Kannangara Central College, Matugama. I entered the Faculty of music University of Kelaniya and graduated in 2000 with a first class. Joining the state music band, working as an external lecturer at the university, and working as a school teacher can be mentioned as special occasions. From 1992 I learned folk music and violin from Lionel Ranwala and Dr, Somasiri Ilesinghe. I was appointed as a lecturer at the university of the visual and performing arts in2010 and has been working there ever since.

Basic Education C.W.W.Kannangara central collage, violin teacher Dr. Somasiri Eieysinghe , Folk music first teacher Lionel Ranwala ,1999 state music ochestra ,2001 to 2005 visiting instructor institute of Aesthetics studies

Research Interests:

North Indian music, Ethnomusicology. Drama and Film Music , Folk Literature



  • 1997, 1999 best violinist [N.Y.S] Best music Director (Children drama 2007)



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