Osmund Bopearachchi is a Director of Research at the French National Center for Scientific Research (C.N.R.S), 'Hellenism and Oriental Civilisations' program (UMR 8546/5), and teaches Central Asian and South-Asian archaeology and art history at the Paris IV-Sorbonne University. Prof. Bopearachchi holds a B.A. from the University of Kelaniya (Sri Lanka), a B.A. honors, (M.A.), M.Phil., Ph.D. from the Paris I-Sorbonne University, and a Higher Doctorate (Habilitation) from the Paris IV-Sorbonne University. He has published nine books, edited six books and published 130 articles in international journals. As a Trung Lam Visiting Scholar in Central Asian Art and Archaeology (2010-2012) at the University of California, Berkeley, Prof. Bopearachchi is working on a new catalogue of Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek Coins, as well as the publication of a selection of hitherto unknown masterpieces from Gandhāra and Greater Gandhāra dispersed in museums and private collections in Japan, Europe, Canada and United States of America.
Former Adjunct Professor of Central and South Asian Art, Archaeology, and Numismatics