Madura Kulatunga

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Madura Kulatunga
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Madura Kulatunga in May 2014
Born (1980-03-23) March 23, 1980 (age 43)
Matara, Sri Lanka
NationalitySri Lankan
EducationMSc IT
Alma materSikkim Manipal University
OccupationSoftware engineer
Years active2002–present
Known forFounder of Madura English–Sinhala Dictionary
Websitewww.maduraonline.com

Madura Kulatunga (Sinhala: මධුර කුලතුංග; born March 23, 1980) is a Sri Lankan software engineer and the founder of Madura English–Sinhala Dictionary.[1][2][3]

Early life[change | change source]

Kulatunga studied at Royal College, Colombo 7 and earn his Master of Science in Information Technology degree in Sikkim Manipal University.[4][5] He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.[6][7]

Career[change | change source]

Kulatunga saw an opportunity to transform the printed English-Sinhala dictionaries,[8][9][10] which was difficult to use.[11][12][13] He decided to create an electronic English-Sinhala dictionary.[14][15][16] Then he went on to develop the Madura English–Sinhala Dictionary computer software which has popular in Sri Lanka.[17][18][19] He was the founder of the world's first online English-Sinhala dictionary.[20][21][22]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kodagoda, Anuradha (17 May 2015). "Madura's moxie". Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka) – Youth Observer. Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited. pp. 8–9. Archived from the original on 23 November 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  2. "Madura Kulatunga, a commendable contribution". The Island (Sri Lanka) – Watchout. Upali Newspapers. 24 May 2015. p. 15. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015.
  3. Devapriya, Uditha (21 June 2015). "Madura's story". The Nation (Sri Lanka) – insight. Rivira Media Corporation. p. i10. Archived from the original on 29 July 2016.
  4. Wickramasinghe, Kamanthi (15 July 2015). "A humble success story Madura Kulatunga". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) – Features. Wijeya Newspapers. pp. A12–A13.
  5. "Effectively bridging the language gap". Ceylon Today – Hello. Ceylon Newspapers. 26 July 2015. p. 2. Archived from the original on 29 July 2016.
  6. Karunamuni, Kanchana (8 August 2015). "'මේ වෙනකොට ලක්ෂ නවයක් මධුර ශබ්දකෝෂය බාගත කරගෙන' මධුර කුලතුංග" ['Up to date nine lakhs have downloaded Madura Dictionary' Madura Kulatunga]. Dinamina – Features (in Sinhala). Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited. p. 20. Archived from the original on 23 November 2018. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  7. "Madura Kulatunga's Notable Achievements". The Sunday Leader – Weekend Leader. Leader Publications. 30 August 2015. p. 2. Archived from the original on 23 November 2018.
  8. "මධුර ඉංගීසි – සිංහල ශබ්දකෝෂය නිර්මාණය කළ මධුර කුලතුංග" [Madura English–Sinhala Dictionary creator Madura Kulatunga]. Silumina – Guru Gedara (in Sinhala). Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited. 27 September 2015. p. 39. Archived from the original on 23 November 2018. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  9. "The generosity of Madura Kulatunga". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) – Education Times 2. Wijeya Newspapers. 27 September 2015. p. 4.
  10. "ඉංගීසි භාෂාව සිංහලයට සමීප කළ "මධුර"" [English language made closer to Sinhalese by "Madura"] (PDF). Rajina – Loka Lama Dinaya (in Sinhala). Sumathi Newspapers (Pvt) Ltd. 2 October 2015. p. 23. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 July 2017.
  11. Senanayake, Palitha (18 October 2015). "ඉලෙක්‌ටොනික මාධ තුළින් ඉංගීසි සිංහලට සමීප කළ මධුර" [Through electronic media English made closer to Sinhalese by Madura]. Divaina – Features (in Sinhala). Upali Newspapers. p. X. Archived from the original on 23 November 2018.
  12. Rathnaveil, Ravi (18 October 2015). "යටත්වීම වෙනුවට සටන් කිරීමෙන් උපන් මධුර ශබ්දකෝෂය" [Instead of surrender Madura Dictionary was born fighting]. Irudina – Pitu 8 (in Sinhala). Leader Publications. p. VIII.
  13. "The Story Behind 'Madura'". The Sunday Leader – Business. Leader Publications. 1 November 2015. p. 28. Archived from the original on 23 November 2018.
  14. Wanninayaka, Gemunu; Liyanage, Dinithi (13 November 2015). "Nagena Ira Program With Madura Kulatunge (Madura English–Sinhala Dictionary Maker) 2015-11-13". RanOne FM. EAP Broadcasting Company Limited. Archived from the original on 29 July 2016.
  15. "Get the word right with Madura". Business LK Magazine. 1 January 2016. pp. 92–95.
  16. Muthumalie, Aruni (24 January 2016). "ගහ බලපෑම් පරදා කාටත් වැඩක් ගත හැකි On line ශබ්දකෝෂයක් තැනූ මධුර කුලතුංග" [Defeating astrology effects and developed useful online dictionary for everyone by Madura Kulatunga]. Silumina – Sithmalyaya (in Sinhala). Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited. p. 28. Archived from the original on 23 November 2018.
  17. "Madura Kulatunga Beyond the written word". The Island (Sri Lanka) – YOUth. Upali Newspapers. 11 December 2016. pp. 8–9.
  18. "Madura Kulatunga Reflections on the world of dictionaries". Esteem Magazine. 1 April 2017. pp. 54–56. Archived from the original on 23 November 2018.
  19. "The story of Madura". Ceylon Today – Hello. Ceylon Newspapers. 25 June 2017. p. 14. Archived from the original on 2 July 2017.
  20. "මධුර ශබ්දකෝෂය නිර්මාණය කළ මධුර කුලතුංග" [Madura Dictionary creator Madura Kulatunga]. Resa – CYBER ROUNDUP (in Sinhala). Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited. 29 January 2018. p. 2. Archived from the original on 23 November 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  21. Devapriya, Uditha (27 September 2018). "Beyond the written word". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) – Features. Wijeya Newspapers. pp. A18. Archived from the original on 23 November 2018.
  22. "Madura Kulatunga, the Founder and Owner of The Madura English-Sinhala Dictionary". Hi!!. 12 October 2020. Archived from the original on 4 March 2021.

Other websites[change | change source]

Official website