Thu, 09 Dec 2021 Today's Paper

Prof Ranasinghe, new DG at Central Cultural Fund

9 March 2021 11:20 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


General Secretary of the Society of South Asian Archaeology (SOSAA) Professor Gamini Ranasinghe has been appointed the new director general of the Central Cultural Fund (CCF).

He is slated to assume duties on Wednesday (March 10). The youngest ever Sri Lankan to reach the rank of professor in archaeology, the Medawachchiya born Professor Ranasinghe from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura has been making headlines in the recent past owing his unique life story.

Professor Ranasinghe obtained a doctorate in Marine Archaeology from the University of Xiamen in China following a Masters’ Degree in Archaeology from the University of Kelaniya. He read for his bachelors degree at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.


  Comments - 6

  • Lal Tuesday, 09 March 2021 11:22 AM


    pradeep dilrukshana Tuesday, 09 March 2021 11:33 AM

    well done professor...yours has been a remarkable journey

    manoj fernando Tuesday, 09 March 2021 11:35 AM

    Congratulations prof Gamini...yours is one of the best 'rags to riches' stories in the recent history

    C.Kappagoda Tuesday, 09 March 2021 05:58 PM

    Well done, Wishing you all the best in everything.

    Samira Yatawatta Wednesday, 10 March 2021 12:41 AM

    Warmest felicitations. Well deserved.

    migara Wednesday, 10 March 2021 10:30 AM

    so proud of you

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

A Sri Lankan giving dignified burials to unclaimed bodies for five decades

After their death, most people are memorialized at a service, surrounded by g

Focus on Laggala Gem mining big shots bigger than the law

The truth is now being uncovered regarding an illegal mining racket in state

How and why the TNA was formed twenty years ago

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is now twenty years of age. The premier pol

India lays emphasis on culture diplomacy with Sri Lanka

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to inaugurate the Kushinagar Inter