Name: Ven. Kahapola Sugataratana
Nationality: Sri Lankan (By descent)
Present Post: Senior Lecturer, Grade 1
(Waiting for professorship by merit promotion)
Department: Department of Sanskrit Studies
University Address Department of Sanskrit Studies,

University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Academic Qualification:
• Ph.D (Three years research) in the field of Buddhist Sanskrit. little of the dissertation – “ A Critical study of   Āryasālistamba Sūtra, with special reference to pāli Abhidhamma” (2001) University of Delhi.
• M.Phill. (Two Years research) in the field of Buddhist Sanskrit (1997), University of Kelaniya.
• B.A. First class Honours in Sanskrit With Hindi as Subsidiary (1983), University of Kelaniya
A part from the above mentioned graduate and post graduate Qualifications he has passed the final exam of the Sri Lanka Oriental studies Society, conducted by the Department of Education.
Professional Qualifications:
• The Head of the Department of Sanskrit, University of Kelaniya. from 03.06.2002 to 02.06.2005.
• External examiner of PhD. Student’s thesis, Sri Jayawardhanapura University, 2004.
• External Exerminer of M.Phil and Ph.D. Students’ thesis, Post Graduate institute of pāli and Buddhist studies, University of Kelaniya, from 2002 to 2005.
• Visiting Lecturer, faculty of social sciences, University of Kelaniya from 2004 to 2006.
• Visiting Lecturer, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, 1991.
• Senior Lecturer, Grade I, Dept. of Sanskrit, University of Kelaniya, 2003.
• Senior Lecturer, Grade II, Dept. of Sanskrit, University of Kelaniya, 1997.
• Assistant Lecturer (probationary) in Sanskrit, Dept. of Sanskrit, University of Kelaniya, 1990
• Visiting Lecturer, Dept. of Sanskrit, University of Kelaniya. 1987.
• Visiting Lecturer, Dept. of Sanskrit, University of Kelaniya, 1986
• Temperory assistant Lecturer, Dept. of Sanskrit University of Kelaniya, 1985.
• Tutor, Dept. of Sanskrit, University of Kelaniya, 1984.
Positions of Responsibilities:
• The member of the board of faculty of humanities, University of Kelaniya.
• The Member of the senate, University of Kelaniya, from 2002 to 2005.
• The senior Treasurer of the University Bhikkhu Sangamaya, University of Kelaniya, 1991.
• The Course co-ordinator of M.A and Sanskrit certificate course, Department of Sanskrit, University of Kelaniya from 05. 06. 2004 up to now.
• The course co-ordinator for external examination seminars in Sanskrit, Department of Sanskrit, University of Kelaniya, from 10. 03. 2002 up to now.
• The External Member of the Board of senate, Sri Lanka Buddhist & Pāli University, Homagama from 01. 09. 2005 up to now.
• The External Member of the Board of faculty of post Graduate Institute of Pāli & Buddhist studies University of Kelaniya from 30. 08. 2002 to 29. 04. 2005.
• The chief Examiner of Pracheena final examination, National Evaluation and Testing Service, Department of Examinations of Sri Lanka, 2005.
• The Setter of question papers for Prācheena final Examinations, National Evaluation and Testing Service, Department of Examinations of Sri Lanka, 2005.
• The member of the committee of structural and qualitative development of question papers of the Department of Examinations, 2005.
• The member of the Buddhist advisory board of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Co-operation, from 1994 to 1996.
• The Member of the committee of External Degree Examinations, University of Kelaniya, from 2002 to 2005. ( As the Head of the Department )
• The Member of the Committee of Curriculum, Learning & Evaluation, University of Kelaniya, from 2002 to 2005. ( As the Head of the Department )
• The Member of the Board of Faculty of Graduate studies in Humanities University of Kelaniya, from 2002 to 2005. ( As the Head of the Department )
Researches and Publications:
• He has worked on many research publications and articles for the use of both graduate and undergraduate students.