Kanthia Kunaratnam Edit Profile
Bachelor of Science in Physics with 1st class honors, University Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University London, 1963. D.I.C., Imperial College, London, 1963.
Assistant lecturer physics University Ceylon, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1958-1963. Lecturer physics University Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1963-1968. Senior lecturer physics University Ceylon Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1969-1975.
Professor, department head physics University Jaffna, Sri Lanka, 1975-1985, senior professor physics Sri Lanka, 1985-2000. Dean faculty of science University Jaffna, 1977-1978, 84-88. Founder, head department computer science University Jaffna, 1991-1993.
Vice chancellor University Jaffna, 1994-1996. Visiting lecturer geophysics University Durham, United Kingdom, 1971. Visiting lecturer physics University of Science Malaysia, 1981.
Visiting professor department geophysics University Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 1988-1989.
President Citizen Committee of Jaffna, 1995-1996. Member standing committee on physical science University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka, 1983-1993, University Staff Services Conditions, 1985-1993. Member committee for establishment of faculty of engineering in Jaffna, University Grants Commission, 1988.
Member council International Association for Tamil Research, Sri Lanka National Unit, 1979-1981. Member external science syllabus committee University Sri Lanka, 1976-1977. Ex-officio member Sri Lanka Inter-University Committee on computing, 1991-1993.
Member academy council Institute of Fundamental Studies, Sri Lanka, 1987. Member national committee to revise university curricula Senate House, University Sri Lanka, 1977. Member General Certified Education (advanced level) physics syllabus review committee National Institute Education, Maharagama, Sri Lanka, 1989.
Member syllabus preparation committee Curriculam Development Center, Department Education, Government Sri Lanka, 1974-1975. Fellow Royal Astronomical Society London, Institute Physics London.
Parents Kathirgamu Kanthia and Thamu Sithamparam. Married Pushpawathy Kandiah, September 10, 1964. Children: Thayaparan, Kumuthini, Jayanthini.
1958 - 1963
1963 - 1968
1969 - 1975
1975 - 1985
1975 - 1985
Recipient Doctor Hewavitharne Memorial Prize for Physics, University Ceylon, 1958, National Council of Educational Research and Training, Government of India travel award, 1976. Numerous other travel awards.