Project Team

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Rasika Muthucumarana

Maritime Archaeologist

Rasika is the project leader of the National Shipwreck Database of Sri Lanka and the key person behind this project. He is attached to the Maritime Archaeology Unit of Central Cultural Fund. His work, years of dedication, and maritime archaeology peer network were instrumental in bringing this national database online.

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Anuradha Piyadasa

ICT Consultant

Anuradha is an electrical engineer and archaeology enthusiast working in government projects. He is the co-founder of archaeology.lk and Institute of Archaeology and Heritage Studies. He played a significant role in designing, data representation, and developing this online database.

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Indika Hewage

Maritime Archaeologist

Indika is a young maritime archaeologist from the Maritime Archaeology Unit of Central Cultural Fund. His contribution to compiling the available information is key to the success of this project.

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Dharshana Jayawardena

Solo Underwater Explorer

Dharshana is a pioneering solo underwater explorer in Sri Lanka. He is the author of Ghosts of the Deep – Diving the shipwrecks of Sri Lanka and has identified the origins of several mystery wrecks in Sri Lanka and discovered its first underwater cave system. His information, videos, and photographs of shipwrecks around the country helped the project to provide a better understanding of our underwater heritage to everyone.

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Dr. Amal Karunaratne

Solo Underwater Explorer

Amal is an alumnus and former lecturer at the Adelaide University. He is a diving enthusiast and a good writer. His narration of the story of Godayawa for this project shows his love and passion for maritime archaeology.

Credits/Contribution

This online shipwreck database will not be a success without the contribution of the following contributors. The project wants to extend gratitude towards their contribution..

Central Cutral Fund

Prof. Gamini Ranasinghe, Director General

Prof. Sudharshana Seneviratne, Former Director General

Prof. Nimal De Silva, Former Director General

S.P.G. Chandraratne, Officer-in-Charge, Maritime Archaeology Unit

MAU Team

W.M. Chandraratne, Rasika Muthucumarana, Kamal Zoysa, Gamini Saman, Rukshan Priyandana, Indika Hewage, Sameera Karunaratne, Nadeeka Kumari, Chamal Gamage, inali Ekanayake, Palita Weerasinghe, Amalka Wijesooriya, Mahinda Karunaratne, Anil Dhammika, Asanka Ruwan Kumara, Kasun Weerasinghe, A.M.A. Dayananda, Nandadasa Samaraweera, Anusha Kasturi, Divisha Athukorala, Chitralal Nandasiri, Ruwan Kumara, Indika Prasad, Senarath Weerasinghe, Ashoka Thilakaratne, Manoj Priyantha, Gayashan Srilal, Sanjaya Chathuranga, Asanka Smapath, Thilini Alvis, Iresha Sndamali, Kinkini Mallawarachchi, Lochana, Suminda Madubashana, Lakmal Smarasinghe, Ruwan Jayantha, Ajith Shamal, D.M. Mahinda, Nadun Madushan, Prasad, Krishantha, AnandaMunasinge, Chathuranga, Jayatilaka

Diving Community

R.P. Sunil, Peminda Kumara, H.N.S. Perera, Nishantha Balasooriya, G.M. Priyantha, Colambage Jagath Lal, Shanaka Dilshan Perera, Chathurika Munasinge, Abby Polk, Madhu Mathi, Yoga Raja, Greshan, Kamal Deva, Felician Fernando, Supun Kanchana, Janaka de Silva, Adithya Muthucumarana

GIS Team

Prof Mangala Katugampola, Ujitha Punchihewa, Thilini Nuwanthika, Niranjan Jayakodi, Thilina Pallethanna, Manoj Indunil, V.P.A Sampath, Thilini Alwis, Ama Mihiri Wikramadara, A. Sarvatheepan, U. Balaarachchi, N.D. Gamage, S. Sivaruban, Shamalie Sanjiwani

Acknowledgements

Ashoka Perera, Anna Shepard, Anura Perera, Anusha Kasthuruarachchi, Andy Viduka, Annette Scherur, A.M.A.Dayananda, Amer Khan, Alok Thripathi, Amalka Wijesuriya

Barbara Consolini, Barbara Bolen, Balachandra H.K., Bill Jeffrey

Chandana Weerasinha, Clair Bans, Chinthana Thilak, Chaminda Yakshan, Chathuranga V.S., Chandana Prasad Pushpakumara, Corioli Souter, Cristian Kettle, Chalani Nadeeka, Chaminda Prasad, Channa Jayasinha

Darshani Samanthilaka, Dulip Asanka, Dena Garratte, Dilrukshi Sanjeevani

Eranga Kotuwegedara

Gamini Saman, Gunasekara A.S., Gihan Jayathilaka, Gamini Kumara

Hettipathirana H.D.S., Hance Bonke, Harry Bourima

Ian Godfrey , Indrani Fernando, Iresha Samaraweera, Inoka Liyanage, Inga Godfrey, Indrajith Kuruppu

Jeremy Green, John Carpenter, Jeff Kimpton, Jayarathne D.K., Jagath Weerasinhe, Janaka Warusawithana, Jayantha Mahanama, Jayadewa Wijenayake, Jayathissa Rathnayeka

Kumarasinha Thannegedara, Karan Millar, Karina Acton, Kamal Kumara Soyza, Kumarasinha H.M.D., Kapila Priyantha, Karunapala W.K., Kalle Kasi, Kevin Kemige, Kathelina, Kristian Murry, Krishantha

Kumarasinha Thannegedara, Karan Millar, Karina Acton, Kamal Kumara Soyza, Kumarasinha H.M.D., Kapila Priyantha, Karunapala W.K., Kalle Kasi, Kevin Kemige, Kathelina, Kristian Murry, Krishantha, Samaratunga, K.D.S.

Lodewijk Wagenaar, Lotti Beichert

Mohan Abeyratne, Michael Nash, Martin, Martjin Menders, Menno Lester, Miranda Voss, Moira Tampoe, Mahisha Samaraweera, Malik Fernando

Nipshira Kandakapuge, Nilantha Liyanage, Nilanthi Liyanage, Nimal Rexy, Nishantha Kumara, Navarathna Karawgahanga, Nayana Bandara, Nerina de Silva, Nirosha Gunawardhana, Nicolas Bogiman, Nelka Dabare, Nissanka, Nimal Karunathilaka, Nimal Wikramapala

Palitha Weerasinhe, Palingu Manike M.M., Premarathne T.M., Patrick Baker, Pradeep Kumara, Patricia Meehan, Pilantha Jayarathne, Priyantha Rathnayeka, Priyantha Attanayeka, Praki Thomas

Rasika Muthucumarana, Robert Parthesius, Ruwan Kumara, Ranjith Bandara, Ricardo Favis, Roelof Munneke, Ross Anderson, Raj Somadewa, Rohitha Ranasinha, Rukshan Amal Jayawardhana

S.M. Nandadasa, Somasiri Devendra, Saman de Silva, Sanath Karunarathne, Sara Ward, Senerath Liyanapathirana, Senarath Weerasinhe, Sugath Darmawardana, Somasiri Silva, Senerath Yapa, Srilal

Tatiana Villegas, Tom Dawson

Vanessa Roth, Vallerio Baffa

Wendy van Duivenvoorde, Wathsala Sanjeewani, Wicki Richards, Wasana Sirimalwatta, Wajira Abewardana