Dr. Gayani Deepika Maddumage

Name: Dr. Gayani Deepika Maddumage

Qualifications: BFA, M.Phil, Ph.D

Position: Senior Lecturer (G. I) | Department of Sabaragamuwa Dance

Profile:

I entered the Sripalee Mahavidhalaya, Horana to have Advance Level Education. At Sripalee, I studied up country dance along with other three art subjects. In the meantime I had further development in upcountry dance from Erandathi Fine Arts Institute at Horana under the Supervision of Piyesara Silpadipathi. Apart from this, I have participated in sports activities. In field events, my special interests were to high jump and relay races in running.
After gaining entrance to the Institute of Aesthetic Studies affiliate to the University of Kelaniya in 1983/84 Academic Year on the basis of a highly competitive GCE (A/L) Examination, I opted to follow a course leading to the Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts. In fist year I followed all the three traditional dance of Upcountry, Low country and Subaragamu. In second year I selected Subaragamu Dance as main subject and followed my degree course on wards. I completed this course successfully and obtained Bachelor Degree in 1987. I have successfully completed my M.Phil by Research, at the University of Kelaniya, 1998. I have completed my P.hD by Research, at the University of Visual & Performing Arts, 6th October 2017.

Research Interests:

1. Comparison on Balangoda area’s relieving rituals

2. Pahanmadu Ritual in Sabaragamuwa Area related to Belief of Goddess Pattini

3. Madu Shanthikarma

4. Subaragamu Pahanmaduwa based on pattini Edehilla

5. Rituals and Society

Publications:

1. Authored ‘Balangoda Dewala Sanskruthiya’ launched in 2019, published by S. Godage & Brothers

2. Authored ‘Sabaragamuwe Pahanmadu Yaga’ launched in 2004, published by S. Godage & Brothers

Awards:

Siwehela Dancing Academy, Horana assessed the services offered by Senior Artist to the Sri Lankan society. Accordingly award offered to me was received from then Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Hon. Rathnasiri Wickramanayake

Achievements:

Siwehela Dancing Academy, Horana assessed the services offered by Senior Artist to the Sri Lankan society. Accordingly award offered to me was received from then Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Hon. Rathnasiri Wickramanayake

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