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Name: Ven.Dr. Naotunne Wimalagnana
Designation: Senior Lecturer Gr I
Department: Department of Pali & Buddhist Studies
University Location: (Room Number) K2-107-5
University Address: Department of Pali & Buddhist Studies,

University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Residential Address: Jethawana Maha Viharaya, Colombo 14, Sri Lanka
Telephone Number: (Office) +94-011-2-914492/ (Home) +94-0112975338
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Educational Qualification:
Ph.D. University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2012.
Senior Research Scholar, (Chinese Maddyama Agama) Wuhan University, China, 2008.
Senior Research Scholar, (Chinese Buddhist Sect of Chan) Renmin University, China, 2006.
Advanced Certificate in Chinese Language, Language and Culture University, China, 2005.
M.Sc., University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2004.
Advanced Certificate in Hindi Language, Hindu Collage, Sarnath, India, 1996.
Diploma in Education, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1995.
M.A., University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 1993.
B.A. (First Class Honors), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 1991.
Advanced Certificate in German Language, German Language and Culture House, Sri Lanka, 1988.
Teaching Experience:
Senior Lecturer I, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, since 2014.
Senior Lecturer II, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, since 2008.
Lecturer, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2006-2008.
Visiting Lecturer, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, 2011-2013 up to now.
Visiting Lecturer, Department of Buddhist Philosophy and Culture, Buddhist and Pali University, Homagama, Sri Lanka, 2004-2011 up to now.
Visiting Lecturer, Departments of Sinahala, Unite of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2012.
Probationary Lecturer, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2003-2005.
Teaching Assistant, Mahabodhi Vidyalaya , Maradana, Sri Lanka, 2001-2003.
Temporary Assistant Lecturer, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 1997-2003.
Temporary Lecturer (Tutor), Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, since 1996.
Visiting Lecturer, Sariputtha Bhikshu Training Collage, Nittambuwa, Sri Lanka, 1996-1997.
Librarian, Library of Anagarika Dharmapala, Sarnath Centre, India, since 1995.
Visiting Lecturer, Institute of Undergraduate, Vidyalankara Pirivena (University of Kelaniya), Sri Lanka, 1993-1995/1998-2003.
Teaching assistant, Sri Lanka Vidyalaya, Maradana, Sri Lanka, 1992-1995.
Teaching assistant, Indasabha Pirivena, Bopitiya, Matugama, Sri Lanka, 1991-1993.
National Development Activities:
Chief Examiner - G.C.E. (A/L) Examination, Department of Examinations, Sri Lanka, 1992-1995/1998-2003/2011 up to now .
Resource Person, Department of Examinations, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka, 2003 up to now.
Resource Person, Ministry of Education, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka, since 2003 up to now..
Vice Principle, Dharma Parayana Dharma Vidyalaya, Colombo-14, since 2000-2005.
Resource Person, Center for National Education, Maharagama, Sri Lanka, since 2010.
Resource Person, Setting Question Papers and marking answer scripts, Buddhist and Pali University, since 2004, Sri Lanka.
Advisor and Resource Person, Postgraduate Institute of pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya.(2009~), Sri Lanka.
Resource Person, Nagananda International Academy of Buddhist Studies, Manelwatta, Bollagala, Kelaniya. 2014, Sri Lanka.
International / National Seminar Presentations:
Second  Research Conference on Dharma and Dhamma Tradition, Sanchi University of Buddhist Indic Studies , Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh,India,2014.
First Research Conference, Sri Lanka Buddhist and Pali  University, Homagama , December, 2012, Sri Lanka
Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya - November, 2012, Sri Lanka
Fifth Annual Research Conference, The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka (RASSL) 2012.
Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya - November, 2011, Sri Lanka
Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya - November, 2010, Sri Lanka
Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya - November, 2004, Sri Lanka
Buddhism and Hinduism,Religious Programme, Mahabodi Center, Sarnath, India, 1996.
Publications: BOOKS (SINHALA MEDIUM):
Tantric Buddhism, Samayawaradana, Maradana,Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2013.
Scientific Method (Logic),Sumith Book Shop, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2000.
Buddhism - I & II,Godage, Maradana, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1998.
The Dhammapada - An Investigative Study,Samayawaradana, Maradana,Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1994.
Articles in Sinhala:
Buddhist attitude to Freewill, Wimala Vibhavi, Sri Lanka Vidyalaya, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1993.
Concept of Logic in Early Buddhism, Magadhi, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Sri Lanka, 1999.
An Introduction to Materialism, Sarada,Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2001.
Idealism found in Early Buddhism and in Yogacara Philosophy, Sarada, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2002.
Concept of Dhamma in Therawada Abhidhamma, sammani,Lassan press,Wellampitiya,2005.
Literate of Buddhist Awadana,Pagna Purmi,baouddhalaka Maha Vihara,2005
A Study of Anthropological elements reflected in Agganna Sutta , Journal of Humanities,University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2009, Vol: 10.
Buddhist Explanation of the Cartesian philosophical system, Journal of Humanities,University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2009, Vol: 11.
Kamma and Rebirth, Magazine of Nivanmaga, Department of Government Printing,118, Dr. Danister De Silva Mawatha, Colombo, 1999,Sri Lanka
Buddhist view of War and peace ,State Mortgage & Investment Bank, Sri Lanka, 2009.
Mahapurusha Lakshana, Magazine of Nivanmaga, Department of Government Printing,118, Dr. Danister De Silva Mawatha, Colombo, 2010,Sri Lanka
Dharama sangayana, Magazine of Nivanmaga, Department of Government Printing,118, Dr. Danister De Silva Mawatha, Colombo, 2011,Sri Lanka
Logical system of Buddhism, Journal of Humanities,University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2010, Vol: 12.
An Introduction to Chinese Maddhyamagam, Kalyani, Commemoration of 200th anniversary of the Kalyaniwansanikaya, 2010.
The Foundation of Theory of Buddhist knowledge,Kusumanjali.2010
Chinese Maddhyamagam, Vidyodya , Commemoration 100th Anniversary of Ven Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala,Vidyodaya Pirivena,2011.
Second Buddhist council and Early Buddhist Sects of India, Magazine of Nivanmaga, Department of Government Printing,118, Dr. Danister De Silva Mawatha, Colombo, 2011,Sri Lanka
Religion, Origin and Spread , Journal of Humanities -Vol: 16, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2012,
Concept of Cittamattrata and the External world , Magazine of Nivanmaga, Department of Government Printing,118, Dr. Danister De Silva Mawatha, Colombo, 2012, Sri Lanka
Origin of Tantric Buddhism, An investigative Study , Journal of Humanities- Vol: 17, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2012,
Buddhism and Occupation ,Magazine of Nivanmaga, Department of Government Printing,118, Dr. Danister De Silva Mawatha, Colombo, 2013, Sri Lanka
Spread of Mahayana Buddhism in Sri Lanka , Abhinandana  Sri Lanka Ramanna Sect, 2013.
Concept of Mahayana and Theravada, Subhashitodaya, Kancana printers, Gangodavila, 2013.
Meaning of Bodhisattva, A Investigative Study, Gnanagaveshi, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Ruhuna, 2013.
Articles in English:
A Brief introduction of Chinese Religions, Sarada, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2006.
Nuns in the Chinese Buddhist Sect of Chan, Journal of Humanities,University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2008, Vol: 7.
The theory of emptiness (sunyata) in Chinese Buddhism, Journal of Humanities,University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2009, Vol: 9.
Teachings of the Yogacara School of Mahayana Buddhism, Annual Magazine, Buddhist & Pali University, Homagama, 2009.
A philosophical Study of The mind-body relationship in Early Buddhism and the Theravada Tradition, Journal of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2011, Vol: 14
Philosophical basis of Buddhist Theory of Personality ,Ratananjali, Toronto Maha Vihara, Canada,2012
Editions:
Chief Editor - Vimala Vibhavi, Sri Lanka Vidyalaya, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka, 1992-1995.
Editor - Journal of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2011, Vol: 15,16,17.
Chief Editor - Journal of Sarada, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, since 2011,
Co-Editor – Course Units Editorial Board , Academic Year 2010-2011, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Co-  Editor – Newsletter Editorial Board, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.2013
Research Experience:
Completed a research titled "Concept of Buddha in Mahayana Buddhism" as a requirement of M.A. Degree Programme, 1993, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Completed a research titled "Negative aliments of School Children” as a requirement of post Graduate Diploma in Education, 1995, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Completed a research titled "A Comparative Study of Rationalism in Early Buddhist Teachings and the Philosophy of Rane Descart " as a requirement of M.Sc. Degree Programme, 2004 University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Completed a research titled "A Comparative Study Pali Majjhima Nikaya and Chinese Maddhyama Agama " as a requirement of Ph.D. Degree Programme, 2012, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Current Research Activities:
Comparative Study of Idealism in Yogachara teaching and the western philosophy.
Research Interest:
Comparative Study of Early Buddhist Teachings and Western Philosophy.
Chinese Buddhist Sect of Chan.
Tantric Buddhism
Administrative Experience:
Organizer - Special lectures for post graduate student of Dept. of Pali & Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 1999.
Vice principle, Dharma Parayana Dharma Vidyalaya, Colombo-14, 2000-2005.
Secretary, Staff Academic Circle, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, since 1998.
Member of Faculty, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, since 2003.
Treasurer of welfare of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2009,2010,2011,2012
Student Counselor Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, 2008 – 2010
Senate Member of University of Kelaniya, since 2011
Member of Faculty, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, since 2003.
Senate Member of Buddhist and Pali University ,Homagama, since 2013
Senior Treasurer, Society of Buddhist Monks, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, ,2013
Senior Treasurer, Pali and Buddhist  Society , University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, ,2014
Senior Student Counselor for University Monks , University of Kelaniya, 2014
Course coordinator, MA in Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, 2014
Special Field:
Buddhist Philosophy.
Academic Awards:
The Chinese Government Scholarship, 2005.


 

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