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Name: Ven. Prof. Nabirittankadawara Gnanaratana
Designation: Professor
Department: Department of Pali & Buddhist Studies
University Location: (Room Number) K2 123
University Address: Department of Pali & Buddhist Studies,

University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Residential Address: Vidyodaya Pirivena, Maligakanda, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka.
Telephone Number: (Office) +94-011-2-914492/ (Residence) +94-011-2-683448/
(Mobile) +94-776260796
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Educational Qualification:
Ph.D. in Pali and Prakrits, University of Delhi, India, 1999.
M.A. in Pali, Buddhist and Pali University, Sri Lanka, 1992.
B.A. (First Class Honours) in Pali & Sanskrit, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 1990.
Pandita (Pali, Sanskrit & Sinhala), Oriental Studies Society, Ministry Of Education, 1986.
Post graduate Diploma in Mass Communication, Buddhist & Pali University, Sri Lanka, 1991.
Diploma in Chinese Language, BCIS, 2006.
Administrative Experience:
Head, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2008.
Organiser - International conference on Dialogue between Buddhism and Islam, 2008.
Chief incumbent of Vanasingha Rajamaha Viharaya (a temple of 1500 years old), Anuradhapura.
University & National Development Activities:
Student Counselor - University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2008.
Course Coordinator - Diploma Course in Pali & Buddhist Studies for Foreign Students -University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka 2000-2005.
Senate Member - Buddhist & Pali University, Sri Lanka, 2004-2006.
Controlling Examiner - G.C.E. (A/L) Examination, Department of Examinations, Sri Lanka, 2000-2009.
Controlling Examiner - G.C.E. (O/L) Examination, Department Of Examinations, Sri Lanka 2001-2009.
Controlling Examiner - Pracheena, Prarambha / Madhya & Pandita Examinations, Department Of Examinations, 1999-2005.
Spiritual Instructor - Buddhist Society, Government Press of Sri Lanka, 2004-2009.
Member of Disciplinary Board of Mahapola Bhikkhu Educational Institute, Sri Lanka.
Incumbent - Vanasingha Rajamaha Viharaya, Galkiriyagama, Anuradhapura. Sri Lanka.
Member of Board of Pirivena Text Composition, Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka.
Appointments (Contribution to Teaching & Academic Development):
Senior Lecturer Grade I - Deptartment of Pali & Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 1999.
Visiting Lecturer - Department of Pali & Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2000- 2003.
Visiting Lecturer - Postgraduate Institute of Pali & Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2002-2008.
Visiting Lecturer - Buddhist & Pali University, Sri Lanka, 2003-2004.
International / National Seminar Presentations:
International Conference on Buddha Sasana in Theravada Buddhist Countries - Galadhari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2002.
National Conference On Buddhist Studies - Mahaveli Auditorium, Colombo, Sri Lanka - May, 2003.
Conference of the Sri Lanka Association for Buddhist Studies, Kandy, Asgiriya - November, 2003
Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya - November, 2003 .
HIV/ AIDS Prevention Training Programme, Chiang Mai, Thailand - March, 2004.
International Seminar on Anti Imperialism, Tehran, Islamic Republic Of Iran - June, 2004 .
Imam Khomeini’s Commemoration Speech, Cultural Consulate, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Colombo, 2005.
The Role of Monks after European Colonization - Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, India, 2006.
Buddhist Religious Programme, Doha-Qatar, 2006.
International Visitor Leadership Programme - State Department of America, May, 2007.
Publications (Researches in English):
A Historical Study of Prakrits with Particular Reference to the Jain & Buddhist Scriptures (Ph.D. thesis submitted to the Delhi University), 1999.
Remarkable Resemblance of Buddhist and Jain Scriptures, Sri Lanka Association for Buddhist Studies, Asgiriya, Kandy, 2003.
Magadhi & Ardhamagadhi, the Center for Buddhist Studies, Colombo 05, Sri Lanka, 2003.
A Historical Stratification of Pali Canonical Literature, Annual Research Symposium 2003, Kelaniya University, Sri Lanka.
Publications in Sinhala:
Sanskruta Bhashava, Dept. of Education, Srilanka, 1993.
Koala’kusala Darsanaya, Published by Padmini, Maharagama, 2002.
Gathasattasati, (Trans) Godage Publishers, Colombo 10, 2003.
Editor - Vidyodaya Dharma Sastriya Sangrahaya, Vidyodaya Pirivena, Maligakanda, Sri Lanka, 2001-2005.
Articles in Sinhala:
Sa Magadhi Mulabhasa, Saragaveshi, University of Peradeniya, 1999.
Mapiya Ghatanaye Vipaka Pilibanda Bauddha Vinishcaya, Dayavansa Jayakodi, 2003.
Bauddha Rajya Sankalpaya Ha Kosala Samuttaya, Pratibha, 2003.
Prkruta Bhasavanhi Samaja -Vidyatmaka Pasubima, Sarada, University of Kelaniya, 2003.
Dahaduk Pilibanda Bauddha Viniscaya, Dept of Attorney at Law, Colombo 02, 2003.
Hala Viracita Gathasattasatiya Pilibanda Vimarsanayak, Godage Publishers, 2003.
Samayantara Sajjhayana Ha Pirith Sajjhayanava, Nivan Maga Government Press, 2004.
Vinaya Saha Danduvam, Nivan Maga, Government Press, Colombo, 2004.
Sasana Itihasa Varta Samiksava, Sarada, University of Kelaniya, 2004.
Jayasuriya Abisamacaraya, Sarada, University of Kelaniya, 2004.
Buddha Caritaya Sannivedana Madhayaki, Nivan Maga, Government Press, Colombo, 2004.
Samma Ajivaya, YMBA, Colombo 08, 2005.
Nirvanaya, Nivan Maga, Government Press, Colombo, 2006.
 

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