Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Ruhuna

Manoj Darshana Bandara (Dr.)

Senior Lecturer

Department of History & Archaeology
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
University of Ruhuna
Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 714912610

Email: manojbandara35@yahoo.com


Darshana Bandara is a senior lecturer attached to the Department of History, University of Ruhuna. He has completed his PhD and the title of his thesis is, “A Critical Study on the Modern Human Rights Concept and the Human Rights Practices Implemented in the Region of Rohana During the Period of Rajarata Civilization”. He completed his Master of Arts Degree in Heritage Studies at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka in 2009. In 2008, he completed the Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB) at the Open University of Sri Lanka and Enrolled as an Attorney-at-Law. He graduated from the University of Colombo in 2005, with honors in History and he was awarded Dr. Tikiri Abeysinghe memorial gold medal and Dr. Tikiri Abeysinghe memorial price for the best student at the Department of History, University of Colombo. While working as a lecturer in History, he closely works with several institutions and organizations related to History, Heritage Study and Archaeology.


  • PhD (Ruhuna)
  • MA (PGIAR)
  • PG Dip.
  • BA (Colombo)
  • LLB (OUSL)
  • Attorney-At-Law

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Faculty coordinator at the Distance and Continuing Education Unit, University of Ruhuna
  • Member of the advisory board of the Cultural Center, University of Ruhuna
  • Cultural activity coordinator of the Conflict Study Center, University of Ruhuna
  • Registered Member of the Sri Lanka Council of Archaeologists
  • Senior treasurer of the students’ union of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna
  • Secretary of the Teachers’ Union of the Humanities and Social Sciences and Management and Finance, University of Ruhuna
  • Member of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka

Specialized fields and teaching areas:

  • Ancient and modern history of Sri Lanka and IndiaHistorical sources
  • History of Rohana
  • Ancient irrigation system of Sri Lanka
  • Indigenous knowledge and national Heritage in Sri Lanka
  • International relations between Sri Lanka and India
  • Foreign policy and International relations of Sri Lanka


  • Bandara, D.M. (2016). Recent archaeological proof of ancient iron industry carried out around the north –western slope of Sinharaja forest. E Journal, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 2.