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Humanities educator

Manikku Badaturu Ariyapala, Sri Lankan humanities educator.

Background

Ariyapala, Manikku Badaturu was born on June 1, 1916 in Dodanduwa, Sri Lanka.

Education

Student, Mahinda College, Galle, 1936. Student, University College, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1941. Bachelor, University London, 1940.

Bachelor with honors, University London, 1941. Doctor of Philosophy, University London, 1949. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Colombo, 1984.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Ruhuna, 1992.

Career

Lecturer, examiner in Sinhala University London, 1947-1950, reader, 1965-1968. Professor Sinhala University Ceylon, 1968-1981, dean faculty of humanities, 1969-1973, dean faculty of arts, 1973-1974, 75-78. President Colombo campus University Sri Lanka, acting vice chancellor, member University Court & Council, professor emeritus, since 1982.

Membership

President Arts Council of Sri Lanka. Member Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka branch, president 1980-1986, annotated index of articles journal. 1845-1989), Buddhist Theosophical Society (vice president, press 1981-1982), Pushpadana Society, Kandy (past president), Yatala Vihara Restoration Society (past president), All Ceylon Buddhist Congress (past president), Sri Lanka Sahitya Shiromani, Malwatta Chapter Siam Nikaya.

Sammana Panditha, Sri Lanka Oriental Studies Society.

Connections

Daughter of Bachelor of Medicine Carolis de Silva and K.P.W. Jane Nona. Married Nilamani de Silva, March 6, 1952. Children: Kumundini Jayasekera, Harshini Fernando, Hemamala Sellahewa, Venya Molligoda, Peshali Fernando.

father:
Bachelor Ariyapala

spouse:
Nilamani de Silva

children:
Kumundini Jayasekera Ariyapala

Harshini Fernando Ariyapala

Hemamala Sellahewa Ariyapala

Venya Molligoda Ariyapala

Peshali Fernando Ariyapala