J. B. Disanayake

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Prof. J. B. Disanayaka
Nationality Sri Lanka Sri Lankan
Other names Jebee , Jayarathna Bandara Disanayake
Education Phd
Alma mater Ananda College
University of Ceylon
University of California, Berkley
Occupation University Professor, Ambassador
Spouse(s) Kusum Disanayake
Children Madhubashini Disanayake - Samitha Disanayake

Deshamanya Jayaratna Banda Dissanayake (born 16 April 1937) is an Emeritus Professor and one of the leading authorities of the Sinhala Language.[1] He was former Sri Lankan Ambassador to Thailand.[2][3]

Academia[edit]

Dissanayake received his primary education at Dharmaraja College, Kandy, secondary education at Ananda College, he graduated from the University of Ceylon, Peradeniya campus in 1961. He would later received a Fulbright scholarship to the University of California, Berkley to read for a Masters in linguistics and obtained a PhD from the University of Colombo.

With a long teaching career of over 40 years as a lecturer of the University of Colombo, he is the author of numerous books on linguistics, culture and history.[4] Prior to his retirement Dissanayake served in the capacity of the Head of the Department of Sinhala at the University.

Publications[edit]

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  • Lanka, the land of kings by J. B. Disanayaka (Sumitha Publishers, Distributed by Sarasavi Bookshop, 2007)
  • Mānava bhāṣā pravēśaya by J. B. Disanayaka(Sumita Prakāśakayō, 2005)
  • Paintings of Kelani Vihara by J. B. Disanayaka(Godage Poth Mendura, 2004)
  • Kălaṇi Vihāre situvaṃ by J. B. Disanayaka(Goḍagē Pot Măndura, 2000)
  • Uḍaraṭa Sinhalaya by J. B. Disanayaka(Goḍagē Pot Măndura, 2002)
  • Understanding the Sinhalese by J. B. Disanayaka (S. Godage & Bros., 1998)
  • Siyalanga rū sobā by J. B. Disanayaka (Goḍagē Pot Mandura, 1998)
  • Banda vaṭā pada raṭā by J. B. Disanayaka (s. Goḍagē saha Samāgama, 1996)
  • Gamaka suvanda siv siya gavu ăsēya by J. B. Disanayaka (s. Goḍagē saha Samāgama, 1996)
  • Siṃhala bhāṣāvē nava muhuṇuvara by J. B. Disanayaka (Saṃskr̥tika Kaṭayutu Depārtamēntuva, 1996)
  • Samakālīna Siṃhala lēkhana vyākaraṇaya by J. B. Disanayaka (s. Goḍagē saha Sahōdarayō, 1995)
  • The monk and the peasant by J. B. Disanayaka (State Print. Corp., 1993)
  • Water in culture by J. B. Disanayaka (Ministry of Environment & Parliamentary Affairs, 1992)
  • Siṃhala budu samaya by J. B. Disanayaka (Rajayē Mudraṇa Nītigata Saṃsthāva, 1991)
  • Studies in Sinhala literacy by J. B. Disanayaka(National Association for Total Education, Sri Lanka, 1990)
  • Nūtana Siṃhala lēkhana vyākaraṇaya by J. B. Disanayaka (Lēk Havus Invesṭmanṭs, 1990)
  • Siṃhala vehera vihāra by J. B. Disanayaka(Piyavi Pot Prakāśakayō, 1988)
  • Mihintale, cradle of Sinhala Buddhist civilization by J. B. Disanayaka(Lake House Investments, 1987)
  • Say it in Sinhala by J. B. Disanayaka(Lake House Investments Ltd., 1985)
  • Aspects of Sinhala folklore by J. B. Disanayaka(Lake House Investments, 1984)

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