R. C. de S. Manukulasooriya

R. C. de S. Manukulasooriya (1919-2005) was a Sri Lankan scholar and the past President of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka.

Life events
Born in 1919 to a family in Ambalangoda in Galle, Manukulasooriya had his primary education at Dharmasoka College in Ambalangoda and Mahinda College in Galle (Arunasiri, 2005). He entered the University College in 1939 and passed B.A. London Degree in 1942 (Arunasiri, 2005). In 1943, he joined the Public Service as a Divisional Revenue Officer and served at Kalutara, Galle, Morawakkorale and Siyanekorale (Arunasiri, 2005).

In 1963 Manukulasooriya joined the Sri Lanka Administrative Service and in 1965, he became the President of the Labour Tribunal in which position he served till his retirement in 1979 (Arunasiri, 2005).

Manukulasooriya passed away on 8 October 2005 at the age of 86 (Fernando, 2003).

# Siṅhala Natụm: Dances of the Sinhalese (1967): With M. D. Raghavan.
#) Aesthetic And Cultural Aspects Of Ambakke Devalaya In Kandy (2003)
# Masks of Sri Lanka and Mask, and Kolam Dancing (2005)

# State Literary Award (2001)
# Medal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka (2001)

1) Arunasiri, K., 2005. A Tribute: Richard Charles de Silva Manukulasooriya. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, pp.119-122.

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