Vini Vitharana Edit Profile
Bachelor, University London, 1956. Bachelor with honors, University London, 1958. Master of Arts, University London, 1959.
Doctor of Philosophy, University London, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University Ceylon, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1966.
Assistant teacher Mahinda College, Galle, Sri Lanka, 1949-1953, St. Thomas' College, Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka, 1954-1957. Assistant editor Sinhala Encyclopedia, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1957-1959. From lecturer to associate professor in Sinhala Vidyodaya University, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka, 1960-1981.
Professor in Sinhala Ruhuna University, Matara, Sri Lanka, 1981-1993. Visiting professor Postgraduate Institute Archaeology University Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, since 1993. Visiting professor Buddhist and Pali University, Colombo, 1996-1997.
Visiting professor Sri Jayawardenepura University, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka, since 1996, Sabaragamuwa University, Belihul Oya, Sri Lanka, 1997-1998. President Panel for Sinhala Literature, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, 1970-1977. Assistant director United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization-Sri Lanka Cultural Triangle Project, 1981-1985.
Patron Samudrasanna Residents' Welfare Association, Mount Lavinia, since 1990. President Sri Lanka Kala Mandala, 1990-1994. Member Royal Asiatic Society Sri Lanka (council member, vice president), Asian Buddhist Conference for Peace (council member), Mahinda College Old Boys' Association (senior vice president, president), Sri Lanka Archaeol.
Society (senior vice president), Munidasa Kumaratunga Foundation (president 1985-1997), Hela Havula (member presidium 1975-1996), Sunil Santa Samajaya (president 1991-2003) Academy Sri Lankan Culture, Sri Lanka Gandharva Parshada and Sri Siddhartha Cultural Foundation (board directors since 1997), Ceylon Society Arts (vice patron since 2002, award 2006).
Married Tilaka Abeysiriwardhana, July 31, 1961. Children: Lalitha Kumudini, Ruvan Lasith.
1949 - 1953
1954 - 1957
1957 - 1959
1960 - 1981
1981 - 1993
1996 - 1997