2008 - 2009

American Institute for Lankan
Studies Fellow to conduct
field research in Sri Lanka

1986 - 88

Post-Doctoral Research
Fellowship, IIMI, Sri Lanka.

1973 - 78

Graduate Tuition and
Fee Scholarship
and Teaching Assistantship,
Department of Anthropology, UCSD.


Invited Keynote Address :
“Cultural Environments,
Practices and Interpretation”.
WATER: Histories, Cultures, Ecologies:
An Inter-disciplinary Research
Symposium on the Future of Water,
The University of Western Australia, Perth.



Recognized as an Outstanding Teacher at
UCLA, by the UCLA Daily Bruin.


1989 - 90

Research Associate,
South Asia Center, Syracuse University.


1976 - 78

Doctoral Fellowship, Social
Science Research
Council and American Council
of Learned Societies.



First Prize in the All Ceylon Essay
Contest sponsored by the
Government of Ceylon to
promote local industry.
Essay title: "Industrial Devel¬opment in