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Name: Ven. Welimadagama Kusaladhamma
Present Post: Lecturer (Probationary)
University Location: K2-104
University Address: Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies,
Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Residential Address: Sri SumanaWeerasingharamaya, Kudabollata,
Ganemulla, Sri Lanka.
Telephone Number: (Office) +94 (0) 112 914492/ (Mobile) +94 (0) 71 8007059
(Home) +94 (0) 332262088
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Educational Qualification:
M.Phil. in Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2008.
M.A. in Buddhist Studies (Distinction Pass), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2005.
B.A. in Buddhist Culture (Sanskrit as subsidiary), First Class (Hons.), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2004.
Royal Pandit Degree in Pali, Sanskrit and Sinhala, Oriental Studies Society , Department of Education, Sri Lanka, 2002.
Post Graduate Degree Course (for Foreign Dharmadhuta Service), Two Years, English Medium, Buddhist & Pali University, Sri Lanka, 2005.
Certificate Course in English Language, Institute of Worker's Education, University of Colombo, 2005.
Computer Course, Mahabodhi Shokanji Computer Institute, Colombo, 2002.
Career Profile:
Lecturer (Probationary), Department of pali & Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2009 up to date.
Junior Fellow, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2006-2009.
Visiting lecturer, Diploma Course in Pali & Buddhist Studies for Foreign Students, Department of Pali & Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2006-2008.
Permanent teacher, Parama Dhamma Cetiya Mahapirivena, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka, 2003-2005.
Lecturer in the Compulsory Foundation Course, operative in the 2007/2008 academic year, Department of Pali & Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Training and Workshops:
Partcipated and successfully completed Staff Development Programme held in the University of Kelaniya. The programme was conducted by the Faculty of of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2006.
Partcipated and successfully completed Englisg Language Course in the Staff Development Programme held in the University of Kelaniya. The programme was conducted by the Faculty of of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2006.
Partcipated and successfully completed Staff Development Programme in Worshop on Writing up Research held in the University of Kelaniya. The programme was conducted by the Faculty of of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2006.
Partcipated in Workshop on Services of National Library of Sri Lanka held in the University of Kelaniya, conducted by the National Library and Documentation Services Board in collaboration with Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2005.
International/National Conferences/Seminars:
Participated and Presented a paper on "The procedures followed by the Mahavihara Tradition to reject alien concepts" at the International conference conducted by Sri Lanka Association for Buddhist Studies in Buddhasravaka Bhiksu University, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, 2008
Participated and presented a paper on "Principal Characteristics of Government Environment Policy Bound with Buddhist thought" at the annual Research symposium, conducted by faculty of Post Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2005.
Participated and Presented a paper on "Tantric influence in Sri Lankan Theravada Budhist Culture" at the annual Research Symposium, conducted by faculty of Post Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2006.
Participated and presented a paper on "Buddhist Cultural Relationship Between Sri Lanka and China with special reference Anuradhapura Period" at the annual Research symposium, conducted by faculty of Post Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2007
Participated and presented a paper on "The Retentieity of The Teaching in The Anuradhapura Monk" at the annual Research symposium, conducted by faculty of Post Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2008.
Research and Publications:
Books (Sinhala Medium):
Theravada Tradition and Mahavihara, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2005.
Studies of Buddhist Culture, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2008.
The contributions of the Anuradhapura Mahavihara for the Reestablishment of the Theravada Tradition (B.A. Theses), 2003.
A Study of Anthropocentric Character of Buddhism (M.A. Dissertations), 2004.
Buddhist Monk of Anuradapura Period (M. Phil Theses), 2008.
Editions:
Buddhist Culture of Burma, Saraswati Publications, Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka, 2007.
Journal of Dinasa, Volume 03, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2007.
Journal of Dinasa, Volume 04, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2009.
Articles:
"Chinese Sri Lankan Buddhist Cultural relationship" (with reference to Anuradhapura era) Journal of faculty of Humanities (Volume-7), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2008.
"Tantric Influence in Sri Lankan Buddhist art" Journal of Faculty of Humanities (Volume 08), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2008.
"Everlasting Utility of the Usage and discipline of Language as seen in the Buddhist teachings", Journal of Dinesa (Volume 03), Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2007.
"SymbolicMeanings Used in Sri Lankan Buddist art, Journal of Dinesa (Volume-04), Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2009.
"Mahavihara Tradition and alien Concepts", "Sarada" Journal of Department of Pali and Buddhist studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2004.
"An Enquiry into the courses and factors that led to the Dicline of the Bhikkuni Sasana in Sri Lanka", "Sarada" Journal of Department of Pali and Buddhist studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2005.
"Development of Sri Lankan Buddhist Culture and Birth Stories", "Sarada" Journal of Department of Pali and Buddhist studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2006.
"Introduction of Buddhism to Burma and State Patronage Received for its Development", "Sarada" Journal of Department of Pali and Buddhist studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2006.
"The Contribution of Theras Mahanama and Upesea in the Writing of Pali Atthakata", Journal of Oriental Studies, society, Ministry of Education, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka, 2008.
"Anuradhapura Mahavihara and Theravada Writing of texts", Journal of Oriental Studies, society Ministry of Education, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka, 2007.
"Chinese Sri Lankan Religious Relationship", Journal Patipada, Volume for the Special higher ordination of Sri Lanka Ramanna Nikaya, Embilipitiya, Sri Lanka, 2007.
"Buddhist Political Ethics", Vidyodaya Academic Journal, Vidyodaya Pirivena, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2008.
"Pre Buddhist Religious Background", Journal of Burmese Buddhist Culture, Saraswati Publication, Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka, 2007.
"Burmese Sri Lankan Religious Relationship", Journal of Burmese Buddhist Culture, Saraswati Publication, Divulapitiya, Sri Lanka, 2007.
"The Cultural Features Connected with Zen Buddhist Tradition in Japan", Journal of Abhisarana, Buddhist Association of Cyprus, Syprus, 2006.
"Dhamma Sermon", Jornal of Punnyanjali, Samanti Publication, Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka, 2007.
"The Origin and Evolution of Buddhist Stupa", Journal of Sumanaprabha, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka, 2007.
"The Utility of Virtue for Good Conduct of Human life", journal of Abhivandana, Sumana Publication, Monaragala/ Journal of Mihidupuja, Ambalangoda, Sri Lanka, 2007.
"The Principal Features of a Economic Policy bound with the Buddhist State", Journal of Ammasadaki, Lalit Sooriyaarachi, Ekala, Sri Lanka, 2008.
"The Retentieity of The Teaching in The Anuradhapura Monk", Journal of Sammanani, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2008.
Research Experience:
Completed a research titled "The Contribution of the Anuradhapura Mahavihara for the Reestablishment of the Theravada Tradition" as a requirement of B.A. Degree Programme, 2004.
Completed a research titled "A Study of Anthropocentric Character of Buddhism" as a requirement of M.A. Degree Programme, 2005.
Completed a research titled "Buddhist Monk of Anuradhapura Period" as a requirement of M.Phil. Degree Programme, 2008.
Administrative Experience:
Sub Warden : Pragnasara Bikku Hostel, University of Kelaniya, 2005, up-to- date.
Librarian : Department Library, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2005, up-to-date.
Organizer : Monthly research symposium, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2005, up-to-date.
National Development:
Chief Examiner: Advanced Level (A/L), Department of Examination, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka, 2006-2008.
Resource Person: Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka, 2007.
Member of Bench of Judges: Ministry of Buddhasasana, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2004.
 

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