Dr.(Mrs) Iranga Samindani Weerakkody

Name: Dr.(Mrs) Iranga Samindani Weerakkody

Qualifications: Doctor of Philosophy (Cultural Studies- Music), University of Sri Jayewardenepura Master of Philosophy (Cultural Studies- Music), University of Sri Jayewardenepura Master of Arts (Mass Communication), University of Kelaniya Master of Arts (Buddhist Ayurvedic Counseling), University of Kelaniya Post Graduate Diploma in Writer ship and Communication, University of Sri Jayewardenepura Bachelor of Fine Arts (Special), First Class, University of Kelaniya “Sangeetha Visharadh” degree from the Bhatkande University of Lucknow, India.

Position: Senior Lecturer – Grade 11 | Department of Musicology

Profile:

Dr.Iranga Samindani Weerakkody is the immediate former Head of the Department of the department of Musicology in the Faculty of Music. Iranga Samindani has been awarded a PhD from the University of Sri Jayawardenepura in 2017. She got her Master of Philosophy from the University of Sri Jayawardenepura in 2011 and two Master of Arts Degrees from the University of Kelaniya in 2009 and 2019. Her Post Graduate Diploma is from the University of Sri Jayawardenepura in 2008 and she got her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with First Class from the University of Kelaniya in 2005. Her research interests are in Folklore, Ethnomusicology, Cultural Studies, Musicology and Music education.

Publications:

GUWANVIDULIYA SAHA SANGEETHAYA [The Radio and Music], 2008, Author Publication

DARU MUTHUWEL [A Collection of Children’s Songs] 2010, Author Publication

NALAWILI GEEYEN NIRUPITHA SINHALA JANASRUTHIYA (Sinhalese Folklore Represented Through Lullabies) 2013, S. Godage and Brothers [Published with a grant of the National Archives and Documentation center]

SRI LANKAWE MUHUDU VEDDO (Coastal Veddas in Sri Lanka) 2013, [with K. R. Premaweera] S. Godage and Brothers [published with a grant of the National Archives and Documentation center]

DARU MUTHUWEL [A Collection of Children’s Songs] 2013 – 2nd Edition, Women’s Co-operative Publications.

PADIMU PADIMU API RAN ONCHILLA [The folklore related to the Onchillawa and Onchili-waram] 2015, Janamihira Creations.

Editor of SANVIDA [A collection of articles on Musicology] 2015, University of the Visual and Performing Arts.

Awards:

KARATHTHA KAVI KATHANDARE – JANA SANGEETHA VIMARSHANA – 1 st Place (Best Children’s Book – Buddhist Congress) 2017, Janamihira Creations.

KALA BHUSHANA SAMMANAYA – Moratuwa AG Office, 2016

Achievements:

JANA SANGEETHA VIMARSHANA – 1 st Place (Colombo District Literary Competition 2016) 2017, Janamihira Creations.

KARATHTHA KAVI KATHANDARE – JANA SANGEETHA VIMARSHANA – 1 st Place (Colombo District Literary Competition 2016) 2017, Janamihira Creations.

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