Prof. P. M. Karunarathna Bandara

Qualifications: BFA (Hons) , MA (J’pura) , Vadya Visharada (Lucknow)


Professor, Department of instrumental music. Former head of the department. Former director, Center for Open and Distance Learning. Former senior student counselor. Chairman, National dance and ballet advisory board. Senior Superintendent of Police, honorary service – Sri Lanka Police. Escalating sri lankan percussion music nationally and internationally. Creation and directing of national and international events; National independence day, Ranaviru commemoration day, National sports festival. Resource person for television and radio programs with regard to traditional dance and instrumental music.

Research Interests:

Percussion music and dance


  • Udarata bera wadana kalawa, Pahatharata bera wadana sampradaya, International and national Symposium research papers(6), Research publications(38)


  • ‘Kala shoori’ president award(2019), ‘Kala bhushana’ national award(2019) , IGP award for the service rendered in international platform for Sri Lanka



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