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Isha Prematilleke

Main content author and editor

The only daughter of late Professor Leelananda Prematilleke, she is Professor in Pathology at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

In creating this website, which to her is the achievement of a major life goal, it is her aim not only to create a lasting tribute to her father, but also to  maintain a repository of his work and publications, for the benefit of future generations of Archaeology students and researchers.

The website is created mainly using printed and handwritten documents, soft copies, photographs etc., which are in the personal collection of Prof. Leelananda Prematilleke. 

It was supplemented with personal reminiscences of the main author, and information obtained from recognized websites, family and friends; of these the author is particularly grateful to:

  • The PGIAR library (librarian Monica Bulathsinhala, and Inoka Dilhani)
  • The Central Cultural Fund library (Chitra and Lalitha)
  • Chair Prof. Chulani Rambukwella, Department of Archaeology, University of Peradeniya 

If you have any further information regarding Prof. Prematilleke’s work or publications, please email us at

Isha was ably supported in this endeavour, by the team below.

Kithsiri Ekanayake

Lead UX

The son-in-law of Professor Leelananda Prematilleke, he is the Senior UX Design Lead at Mitra Innovation Pvt Ltd. This website has been a labour of love for him and his wife, and with his knowledge and talent as a designer and his dedication, he has chosen each design and colour with great care to represent the style and taste of Professor Prematilleke, while maintaining a pleasant browsing experience for the user. He also photographed the personal effects of Prof. Prematilleke such as documents, awards, artwork and framed photographs for the website.

Madhusha Liyanage

Second author

Dr. ADMD Liyanage is a graduate of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. She has dedicated many months and years to perusing the documentary evidence, researching and editing the content for this website together with Isha Prematilleke. Her interest in the history of this country as well as in the life’s work of Professor Prematilleke, and her efficiency in gathering and organising data, made her an invaluable asset for content creation.

Akhila Munasinghe

Third author

Dr. Munasinghe is a graduate of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. His help was invaluable in documenting data from the hundreds of researched items, into the various sections of this website.