Name: Ven. Walapane Gnanasena
Present Post: Lecturer
Department: Department of Sanskrit Studies
University Address: Department of Sanskrit Studies, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya,
Sri Lanka.
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Academic Qualification:
• Royal Pandith, in the Oriental studies society in 2002.
• B.A. (Hons) in Sanskrit , University of Kelaniya, (1st Class).
• M.A., Buddhist & Pali University.
M.Phil,  in Post Graduate Institute of University of Kelaniya.
Diploma in Education (Dip. In. Edu), University of Colombo.
Professional Qualifications:
• Lecture, Department of Sanskrit, University of Kelaniya, since 2011.
• Visiting Lecturer, Department of Sanskrit Language, and University of Kelaniya, 2009/2010 (1 academic year).
• Visiting Lecturer on Sanskrit in the Department of Ayurveda, at the Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of colombo.
• Visiting Lecturer, Department of Languages, Buddhashsrawaka Bhikkshu University, Anuradhapura, since 2002 up to 2005 (4 academic years)
• Visiting Lecturer, Department of Sanskrit Language, Buddhist and Pali University, Homagama, Sri Lanka in 2004 (1 academic year).
• Visiting Lecturer, Department of Sanskrit Language, University of Kelaniya, in 2005/2006 (1 academic year).
• Temporary Lecturer, Department of Sanskrit Language, University of Kelaniya, in 2006/2007 and 2007/2008 (2 academic year).
• Junior Fellowship, Department of Sanskrit Language, University of Kelaniya, in 2008/2009 (1 academic year).
• Visiting Lecturer, Department of Sanskrit Language, University of Kelaniya in 2009/2010 (1 academic year)
• Visiting Lecturer on Sanskrit in the Department of Ayurveda, at the Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo.
• Guest Lecturer, Certificate of Sanskrit Course, Department of Sanskrit Language, University of Kelaniya (since 2009).
• Guest Lecturer, Deploma in Sanskrit, Department of Sanskrit Language, University of Kelaniya (since 2010).
• Guest Lecturer, In-Service Teacher Training, Department of Pirivena Education, Ministry of Education (since 2002).
• Guest Lecturer, Oriental Exam (Intermediate Level, Sri Lanka Vidyalaya, Maradana, Colombo 10.
Scholarships, Medals and Prizes Etc.
• I excelled all the students of the Faculty of Humanities by scoring the highest marks and hence was awarded with a Gold Medal, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya 2000.
• First place in Sinhala essay, Inter Pirivena, Literary Competition, conducted by Ministry of Education,1990.
• First place in Sanskrit essay, Inter Pirivena, Literary Competition, conducted by Ministry of Education, 1991.
• Second Place in Sanskrit essay, Inter Pirivena in All Island, Literary Competition, conducted by Ministry of Education,1991.
• First place in Pali essay, Sri Sumangala Competition, Conducted by Vidyodaya Pirivena 1995.
Research and Publications:
Books
"Sanskrutha Bhāshāva 2"- Teachers Guide Book, 2004, Department of (Pirivana) Education, Ministry of Educational.
"Panchathanthraya- Apareekshitha Kārakaya", Edit 2005, Authors Publication, Ruwan Paharuwa Press, Maharagama.
VAIRAGYASATHAKA, 2009, Authors Publication, Ruwan Paharuwa Press, Maharagama.
"Nirmānamālā 2009", Authors Publication, Ruwan Paharuwa Press, Maharagama
"Thelithuda 2010", Ranga Publication, Ranga Press, Kottawa.
A booklet Sadaham Maga Part I, Ranga Publication, Ranga Press, Kottawa.
A booklet Sadaham Maga Part II, Ruwan Paharuwa Press, Maharagama.
Abstract Papers
• "A Comparative study on  similarities and dissimilarities of Buddhist and Snkya Philosophy" 7th Annual Research Symposium, 2006, Abstracts of Presentations, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya.
DECLENSION OF BISEXUAL NOUNS IN SANSKRIT GRAMMAR. (1.27) 8th Annual Research Symposium, 2007, Abstracts of Presentations, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya.
A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE WAY OF EMANCIPATION BETWEEN THERAWADA AND ZEN BUDDHISM (1.23) 9th Annual Research Symposium, 2008, Abstracts of Presentations, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya.
Articles
• "Concepts of buddhist and other religions on Ideology of Parammarana" ,Journal of the Faculty of Humanities (Referred Journal Vol. VI), University of Kelaniya, 2008, PP 73 -79.   http://repository.kln.ac.lk/1431/
"Psychological Aspects depicted in Indian evolution theory" Journal of the Faculty of Humanities (Referred Journal Vol. VIII), University of Kelaniya, 2008, PP 45 -58.  http://repository.kln.ac.lk/1432/
"Preface to prakrutivaada " Journal of the Faculty of Humanities (Referred Journal Vol. IX), University of Kelaniya, 2009, PP 115 -129.  http://repository.kln.ac.lk/1433/
• "The influence of Indo – civilization to indo- religions",  Journal of the Sri Lanka Oriental Studies Society (Referred Journal), 2000, PP 104-112
"Evolution features of ancient indo – Arya Languages in the medieval", Journal of the Sri Lanka Oriental Studies Society 2007-2008, PP 45-60.
• "Methods of Writing in Seetawaka era" Seethawaka Urumaya, Vol. I, 2009, PP 284-301.
• "Kavyadarsha & metres in Sanskrit" Pagna JournalL, 133 VIDYALANKARA DAY, 2008, PP 303-327.
"The great poet Dandi & His Prose Dashakumaracarita" ,SADHANA, Vol. IX, Department of Sanskrit, University of Kelaniya, 1999, PP 170-182.
"A brief Introduction to Sanskrit Verbs", SADHANA, Vol. X, Department of Sanskrit, University of Kelaniya, 2007, PP 127-133.
"Uddhyamena hi siddhyanti in Sanskrit" . Vidyodaya Dharma Sastriya Sangrahaya (Vidyodaya Academic Journal) 75th Anniversary of the Past Students’ Association of Vidyodaya Pirivena, 2010, PP 137-139.
• Preamble for the translation of cases of the Re-incarnation Type - Vol II,
• Ten Cases in Sri Lanka (Iyan Steaven) compiled by Pathma Gunasekara, 2006.
Administrative and Other Experience:
Examiner;G.C.E. (O/L), Sanskrit, Department of Examination, Sri Lanka.
Examiner;G.C.E. (A/L), Sanskrit, Department of Examination, Sri Lanka.
Examiner;Oriental Preliminary Exam, Sanskrit, Department of Examination, Sri Lanka.
Examiner;Final Exam of Pirivena, Sanskrit, Department of Examination, Sri Lanka.
Resource Person in G.C.E. (A/L), Sanskrit Seminars.
Resource Person in Final Exam of Pirivena.
Governing Board Member of Sri Lanka Amarapura Maha Sanga Saba.
Justice of Peace, All Island (08/5/nm/uqos/137).
Principal of Sri Vajiragnana Dhamma School in Mallikarama Maha Viharaya at Ratmalana.