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educator , Language professional

Gamage Don Wijayawardhana, Sri Lankan Language professional, educator. Recipient Literary award Government of Sri Lanka, 1968, 93. Member Royal Asiatic Society, Oriental Studies Society.

Background

Wijayawardhana, Gamage Don was born on January 1, 1935 in Horana, Sri Lanka. Son of Guneris and Jane Nona (Batagoda) Gamage.

Education

Bachelor, University Ceylon, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University Ceylon, 1963. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Ceylon, 2005.

Career

Lecturer University Ceylon, 1963-1972. Associate professor University Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1972-1979, professor Sri Lanka, 1979-1989, senior professor Sri Lanka, 1989—2000. Head department Sinhala University Colombo, 1975-1988.

Visiting professor Sri Lankan studies University London, 1988-1991.

Membership

Member Royal Asiatic Society, Oriental Studies Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: Oriental music.

Connections

Married Gladys Fernando Tantulage, May 17, 1959. Children; Pradeepa Mendis, Harshini, Karunaratna, Sumedha.

father:
Guneris Gamage

mother:
Jane Nona (Batagoda) Gamage

spouse:
Gladys Fernando Tantulage