Abigail Jayasuriya

Postgraduate Research Student

Thesis Title

Pandith Amaradeva: His Life, Works, and Sinhalese Nationalism



The aim of this dissertation is to investigate the widely held claim that the Sinhalese musician Pandith W. D. Amaradeva had an unparalleled impact upon Sri Lankan music and culture. The investigation will involve historical research, data collection and ethnographic interviews, aural and musicological and literary analysis of selected works.