Prof B.D. Nandadeva is a Professor in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Kelaniya in Sri Lanka. He has an interesting multidisciplinary training which combines art history, conservation science and cultural heritage management. Professor Nandadeva received his PhD in Art Conservation Research from the University of Delaware and also holds a degree in Rock Art Conservation from the University of Canberra, Australia as well as M.Sc. in Architectural Conservation from the University of Moratuwa.
He spent two years attached to the University of Thessaloniki and the British School of Archaeology in Athens where he studied Greek and Byzantine art and held the prestigious Caroline Villers fellowship at the Courtauld Institute of the University of London in 2011-12. Professor Nandadeva serves as Consultant Director on wall painting conservation projects of the Central Cultural Fund, which is the custodian organization of the World Cultural Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka.