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Kanthia Kunaratnam, Sri Lankan physicist.

Background

Kunaratnam, Kanthia was born on April 30, 1934 in Erlalai North, Sri Lanka.

Education

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.

Career

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.

Membership

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.

Connections

Parents Kathirgamu Kanthia and Thamu Sithamparam. Married Pushpawathy Kandiah, September 10, 1964. Children: Thayaparan, Kumuthini, Jayanthini.

spouse:
Pushpawathy Kandiah

children:
Thayaparan Kunaratnam

Kumuthini Kunaratnam

Jayanthini Kunaratnam