Siran Upendra Deraniyagala

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Dr. Siran Upendra Deraniyagala (born 1942) was former Director-General of Archaeology, Sri Lanka (May 20, 2005). He is the son of Dr.Paul E. P. Deraniyagala. In 1968 Deraniyagala discovered ancient human burials in the Fa Hien Cave.[1]


He received an MA at University of Cambridge, a postgraduate Diploma at the Institute of Archaeology, University of London and his PhD at Harvard University.[2]