Hello and welcome to Kanchuka Dharmasiri’s website! Kanchuka is a theatre director, translator and scholar from Sri Lanka. She is currently teaching in the Department of English at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Kanchuka’s interdisciplinary research interests include contemporary theatre and performance, translation, early Buddhist women’s writing, literature and film, and popular culture.

Kanchuka is the editor of Streets Ahead with Haththotuwegama, a selection of writings by and about Gamini Haththotuwegama, a pioneer of political street theater in Sri Lanka and the leader of the Wayside and Open Theater for 35 years.