Senani Ponnamperuma

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Senani Ponnamperuma
Born (1950-09-27) September 27, 1950 (age 64)
Wadduwa, Sri Lanka
Occupation Author, IT Specialist
Language English
Ethnicity Sri Lanka
Citizenship Australia
Education St. Aloysius' College (Galle)
St Benedict's College Colombo
Brent School Baguio
Alma mater University of Oregon

Senani Ponnamperuma is an Australian author and IT Specialist of Sri Lankan descent. He is the author of the self-published books 'The Story of Sigiriya' and 'Sigiriya The Real Story'.[1] He is also the creator of Trishan's OZ, an award winning[2][3] website about Australia.


Senani Ponnamperuma was born on September 27, 1950, in Wadduwa, Sri Lanka. He is the son of Dr. Felix (FN) Ponnamperuma[4] the eminent pedologist (Soil Scientist) at the International Rice Research Institute.

Ponnamperuma was appointed Chief Information Officer at Payless Supermarkets. While at Payless, Ponnamperuma was one of the first to implement barcode scanning technology in Australian supermarkets.[5]


Ponnamperuma is the author of 'The Story of Sigiriya' and ‘Sigiriya: The Real Story’ which are historical accounts of Sigiriya (one of the three great cities of antiquity in Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle). This book has received critical acclaim.[1][6][7]

Web Designer[edit]

Trishan’s OZ a website about Australia, was created by Ponnamperuma,[8] for his son. It presented Australia from the view point of an eleven-year-old Australian child. This site soon became the premier site showcasing Australia and received over 1.6 million visits between 1997-2001. Trishan’s Oz was referenced by other sites.[9][10]

Website awards[edit]




  1. ^ a b Karunaratne, R.S. (22 September 2013). "Editor". Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka). 
  2. ^ Hayne, J; J.F. Archibald (25 Nov 1997). "Internet Award Winning Sites". The Bulletine Magazine (6096): 15. 
  3. ^ "Internet site a winner". The Gazette. 19 November 1997. 
  4. ^ Chandler, Robert (1992). An Adventure in Applied Science: A History of the International Rice Research Institute. IRRI. p. 55. ISBN 971-104063-8. 
  5. ^ Page, Bill (24 April 1985). "Payless changes image with one-stop 'warehouse store'". Retail World 38: 23. 
  6. ^ Yapa, Vijitha (August 2013). "Editor/Publisher". LMD Magazine (August 2013): 80. 
  7. ^ "The Story of Sigiriya - Interesting Facts Researched and Revealed". Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 10/7/2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  8. ^ Ponnamperuma, Senani (1996). "Trishan's Oz [electronic resource]". Senani Ponnamperuma. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Geography Awareness". National Geographic. National Geographic. 
  10. ^ "Great Sites for Teaching About... Australia". Education World. Education World. 
  11. ^ "Australian Internet Site of the Year Awards 1997". Australian Financial Review. 
  12. ^ "Australian Internet Site of the Year Awards 1998". Australian Internet Site of the Year Awards.