Prof. Karunasena Hettiarachchi
Head of the Department
The aim of the Department is to provide training for the under graduates to handle any aspects in the fields of History and Archaeology. In order to achieve this, the Department has, on the one hand, designed its curriculum motivating the undergraduates to study in the field of Ancient History as well as in Modern History, enabling the students to obtain an in-depth, meritorious vision through comparison of current problems with ancient human experiences. On the other hand, undergraduates following Archaeology are motivated to study the inception of Archaeology as a subject and also to study various aspects related to the field of Archaeology, interpretation of inscriptions, dating, conservation and management of archaeological heritage. Due to this training, the graduates who complete their degree are expected to be capable, not only of becoming theoretically trained historians and archeologists, but also of becoming practically oriented graduates who can be efficient administrators and heritage managers who are ready to take up any challenge in order to provide their maximum services to the development of the country.