The Institute of Archaeology and Heritage Studies has a Non Academic Staff section comprising archaeology graduates. These professionals support the institute’s operations through administrative, financial, and technical roles. They work alongside academic staff and students to foster a collaborative environment for research and learning. With diverse skills in areas like museum management, artifact conservation, and fieldwork logistics, the non-academic staff contribute to a holistic approach to archaeology. Their dedication and expertise are highly valued, as they play an integral role in promoting archaeological research, conservation, and public engagement.

The institute encourages exploration of the non-academic staff profiles to discover their unique contributions to the field of archaeology and cultural heritage preservation.

Non Academic Staff

Nadeera Harshajith
Nadeera HarshajithProject Manager
A a Project Manager at the Institute of Archaeology and Heritage Studies. Nadeera graduated with Second Upper honors in Archaeology and Heritage Management from Rajarata University of Sri Lanka in 2017. With over six years of field archaeology experience, Nadeera brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the institute’s projects.
Sithani Jayatissa
Sithani JayatissaCourse Coordinator
Sithani Jayatissa is a highly accomplished individual in the field of archaeology. She holds a BA (Hons.) in Archaeology with a second-class upper degree from the University of Kelaniya. Currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Archaeology at the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology, she specializes in Museology and Heritage Management. Sithani has published several articles and presented conference papers related to archaeology. Her professional journey began as a Research Assistant at the Institute of Archaeology and Heritage Studies in March 2020. She also worked as a Course Coordinator on a part-time basis from January 2022 to June 2023 at the same institution. Additionally, Sithani served as a Temporary Assistant Lecturer in Archaeology at the Department of Archaeology, University of Ruhuna, from January 2022 to January 2023.

Currently, she holds the positions of Course Coordinator and Research Assistant at the Institute of Archaeology and Heritage Studies.