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Mahavansa Compilation Office

Collection of historical information in a country would be preserving its identity. The task is very much important locally and internationally. Accordingly, taking into account the importance of the process of compilation of Mahawamsa, compiling of articles for the Part VI of Mahawamsa has commenced on the instructions of the Minister of Culture and the Arts, Mr. T.B. Ekanayaka. To streamline the said activity the Mahawamsa Compilation Office has been established under the patronage of the Secretary of the Ministry, Mr. Wimal Rubasingha at the Department of Cultural Affairs, 8th Floor, Sethsiripaya, Battaramulla on 25.02.2011.

Collection of relevant information from the Ministries, Departments, Corporations, Semi Corporations, and the Departments and the Institutions which are not under the Ministries has now commenced by this office and plans are afoot to report on all incidents that have taken place during the period 1978-2010 in Sri Lanka in Part VI of Mahawamsa. The said process will be carried out based on political, religious, social, educational, economical, cultural, ecological, scientific and technological fields.

Compilation includes from the second term in office of the President J.R. Jayawardana to the end of the humanitarian operation and making oaths for the 2nd term in office of President Mahinda Rajapaksha i.e. 1978-2010.

Ruling period of President J.R. Jayawardene (1978-1989)

Ruling period of President R. Premadasa and President D.B. Wijethunga (1989-1994)

Ruling period of President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumarathuga (1994-2005)

Ruling period of President Mahinda Rajapaksha (2005-2010)


A Board consisting of 15 members has been appointed for the compilation of Mahawamsa VI

Name                                                                                                 Designation

Professor Wimal G. Balagalle                                                                          Chairman

Professor Malani Endagama                                                                            Secretary

Rev. Ellawala Medananda Thero, Former M.P. Puravidya Chakrawarthi        Member

Rev. Dr. Akuretiye Nanda Thero- Former Editor-in Chief                               Member

of Sinhala Dictionary office

Professor Ananda Abeysiriwardana - Editor-in- Chief                                      Member

of Sinhala Dictionary office

Professor K.N.O. Darmadasa – Editor-in-Chief of Sinhala Encyclopedia        Member

Professor Ratna Wijethunga                                                                               Member

Professor Walter Marasingha                                                                             Member

Dr. H.A.P. Abeywardana                                                                                   Member

Professor Saman Chandra Ranathunga                                                              Member

Senior Lecturer W.M. Amaradasa                                                                      Member

Professor Ratnasiri Arangala                                                                              Member

Dr. D.P.S. Chandrakumara                                                                                Member

Major General, Former Head of Commander Mr. A.M.U. Seneviratna           Member

Dr. Godwin Kodithuwakku                                                                               Member


Mr. Inesh Sampath Katipearachchi, Development officer, serves as coordinating officer of Mahawamsa VI.

It is envisaged to complete the compilation of Volume 1 of Mahawamsa Part VI and to launch in the first quarter of 2016 and to launch the Volume 2 in December in this year.


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