Name: Prof. Mallwa Arachchige Nimal Karunaratne.
Present Post: Professor in Sinhala
Department: Department of Sinhala
University Address: Department of Sinhala, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Room Number: K2 208/2
Telephone: (Extension) 699/ (Office) +94-11-2914493/ (Mobile) +94-71-4458359
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Feilds of Study:
• Historical Linguistics
Socio-Linguistics
• Sinhala Language and Literature
• Japanese Language
Academic Qualification:
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.), Graduate School of Language and Society, Hitotsubashi University Kunitachi City, Tokyo, Japan 2006.
• Field of Study: Socio- Linguistics.
•Title of Thesis: “Foreignism and Colloquialism in the Development of the Sinhalese Literary Language” (written in English)
Master of Arts (M.A.) By Research Work, Graduate School of Language and Society, Hitotsubashi University, Kunitachi City, Tokyo, Japan 2002.
• Field of Study: Socio- Linguistics.
• Title of Thesis: “The Sinahalese Diglossia and its History”(written in Japanese)
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) By Research Work (Distinction Pass), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka 1996.
• Field of Study: Historical Linguistics.
• Title of Thesis: “With Special Reference to Sinahala Inscriptions, the Development of Sinhala Language as revealed through Sinhala Prose from the beginning to 15 Century AD” (written in Sinhala).
Master of Arts (M.A.) By Course Work, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka 1994.
•Field of Study: Sinhala Language and Literature
Bachelor of Arts Special Degree (B.A. Special- First Class), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka 1990.
•Subject: Sinhala
Research Theses:
• Conducted a research for MPhil Thesis (Historical Linguistics) at the University of Kelaniya on The Development of Sinhala Language as revealed through Sinhala Prose from the beginning to 15 AD. C. In this study a special reference was given to Sinhala Inscriptions dating the earliest period of Sinhala records.(1996-Written in Sinhala)
• Conducted a research for M.A. Thesis (Socio-Linguistics) at the Graduate school of Language and Society, Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, Japan on The Sinhalese Diglossia and Its History, (2002-Written in Japanese)
• Conducted a research for PhD Thesis (Socio-Linguistics) at the Graduate school of Language and Society, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo Japan on the Foreignism and Colloquialism in the Development of the Sinhalese Literary Language. (2006-Written in English)
Publications:
• Wimalakeerthi Sambhawana, (Co-editor) An Anthology of Research Articles. Vidyalankara Press, Peliyagoda, Sri Lanka. 1992
• Sinhala Bhashawe Vikashanaya, (Author), S. Godage & Bros. Co. Ltd. Colombo, 2004
• Journal of the Faculty of Humanities, (Co-editor), 50th Anniversary Volumes, University of Kelaniya, Vol. IX, 2009
• Journal of the Faculty of Humanities, (Co-editor), 50th Anniversary Volumes, University of Kelaniya, Vol. X, 2009
• Journal of the Faculty of Humanities, (Co-editor), 50th Anniversary Volumes, University of Kelaniya, XI, 2009
• Sinhala Bhasha Vikashaya saha Shilalekhana Vimarshana, (Co- Author), Colombo, 2010.
• Anandabhinandana, (Co-editor), Felicitation volume for Professor Ananda Abesiriwardhana, S. Godage & Bros, Colombo, 2012
• Pranamanjali, (Main editor), Felicitation volume for Most Venerable Ketawala Dhammarama Nayaka thero, Vijitha Printers, Colombo, 2012
• A Special Volume of One Asia Seminar Series- 2013, (Editor-in-Chief) Collection of Research papers on National and International seminar series, Kelani Printers, Makola, 2013
• A Special Volume of One Asia Seminar Series- 2014, (Editor-in-Chief) Collection of Research papers on National and International seminar series, Vidyalankara press, Peliyagoda, 2014
Research Articles:
Written in Sinhala:
• “Sinhala Prakruta Yugaye Bhasha Lakshana” (The Prakrit Sinhalese Language), Sinhala Sangarawa, Vol.6. Publication of the Sinhala Society of the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.Sheela Printers, Sinharamulla, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 1993, pp.9-22
• “Sinhalaye Vruttagandhi Shailiya” (Vruttagandhi Style of Sinhala Language), Sambhasha Vol.5. Publication of Pirivena Unit of the Education and Higher Education Ministry, United Merchant Ltd. Colombo. Sri Lanka,1993, pp. 175-177
• “Sahitya Vichara Vicharaya” (Literary Criticle Criticism in Sri Lanka), Chintaka, Publication of the Students’ Union of the University of Kelaniya, Pubudu Press, Makola, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,1994, pp.4-6
• “Bertolt Brecht ge Hunuwataye Natya Tulin Ismatuwana Chintana Viplawaya” (The Caucasian Chalk Cercal Drama and New Concepts of Bertolt Brecht), Hunuwataye Katawa, Journal published by the Peoples’ Bank of Matara, Sri Lanka 1994, pp.20-22
• “Apurwa Wasthu Nirmaanayehila Selalihini Kaviya Dekvu Prathibhawa” (Selalihini Sandeshya: Poems and Poetry), Sinhala Sangarawa , Vol. 8. Publication of the Sinhala Society of the University of Kelaniya, Piyasiri Printers, Nugegoda, 1996, pp.9-14
• “Yuganthaya Kata Temawa saha Charitha Nirupanaya”, Sarasavi Prathibha, An Academic Journal, eds., M. G. Siril et. al., Old Students Association ofColombo University, Kurunegala, 1997, pp. 28-36
• Grahanaya Nawakatawa saha Miniwan P. Thilakarathne (Miniwan P. Thilakaratne's Grahanaya Novel), Minivan P. Thilakaratne ha Sahitya Lokaya, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 1998, pp. 121-127
• “Sinhalata Awenika Vichara Kalawak Sandaha Mahacharya Gunasekarage Dayakatwaya”, Serade Nuwan Mini Panduren (Bandusena Gunasekara Hara Saraniya), eds., Piyasena Kahndagamage et. S. Godage & Brothers, Colombo, 1998, pp.154-169
• “Sinhala Bhashave Nama Prakurthi” (Noun Stems of the Sinhala Language), Abhisarana, Rev. Morawaka Sorata Felicitation, Published by the Buddhist Society of Cyprus, Pubudu Printers, Makola, 2006,pp. 223-230
• “G.B.Senanayaka saha Nidahas Kaviya” (G.B. Senanayake's Poems), Sulekha, (Modern Poetry Vol.), Publication of the Sinhala Society of the University of Kelaniya, Piyasiri Printers, Nugegoda, 2006, pp.135-144
• "Kurunegala Distrikkaye Len Vihara" (Cave Temples in Kurunrgala Disrtict) , Historical Kurunegala, An Academic Journal, Publication of the Ministory of Cultural affairs in Sri Lanka 2007 pp.
• “Mahacharya Ananda Abeysiriwardhana Mahata” (Professor Ananda Abesiriwardhana), ed., Kulathilaka Kumarashinghe , Faculty of Humanities, 50th Anniversary Special Volume、University of Kelaniya, 2009, pp. 188-192
• Dalada Sirite Vrutta Gandhi Shailiya,Wimala Lekha, (Felicitation Volume for Most Venerable Mkulweve Wimalajothi Nayaka Thero), Sarana Publishers, Maharachchimulla, 2010, pp.264-271
• “Sinhala Akshara Malawe Aithihasika Vikashanaya”. Ed. Kulathilaka Kumarasinghe, Herson Dias, Nimal Mallawa Arachchi. Susantha Mahaulpotha, Felicitation Volume for Senior Professor Ananda Abeysiriwardhana, S. Godage & Bros. Colombo, 2011, pp.
• “Sinhala Bhasha Sahitya Kerehi wu Sanskruta Balapema, Pranamanjali .Felicitation Volume for Most Venerable Ketawala Dhammarama Nayaka Thero, 2012, pp 210-219
Written in English:
• “The History of Sinhalese Diglossia and the Impact of Western Languages on It” Tharanga, Journal published by the Sri Lanka Students’ Association in Japan, 2002, pp.16-20
• “What is (Sinhalese) Diglossia?”, Annual Research Journal of SLSAJ , Submitted for the Annual Research Session of SLSAJ-2002, Published by the Sri Lanka Students’ Association in Japan,2002,pp. 41-46-http://www.slsaj.com
• “ Language Community and Ethnicity in Sri Lanka” Annual Research Journal of SLSAJ, Submitted for the Annual Research Session of SLSAJ-2003, Published by the Sri Lanka Students’ Association in Japan, 2003, pp. 59-63-http://www.slsaj.com
• “Sinhala Prose Language in the Polonnaruwa Period”, Tharanga, Journal published by the Sri Lanka Students’ Association in Japan, 2004, pp. 40-48-http://www.slsaj.com
• “The beginning of the Sinhalese Literature and its Evolution”, Annual Research Journal of SLSAJ, Submitted for the Annual Research Session of SLSAJ-2005, Embassy of Sri Lanka, 2-1-54, Takanawa, Manato Ku, Tokyo, Japan.pp.82-86- http://www.slsaj.com
• “Language rehabilitation and Puristic movement in Sinhala”, Pranama, Professor Nandasena Mudiyanse felicitation, published by the Department of Sinhala, University of Kelaniya, 2006, S. Godage & Bros. Colombo, pp. 244-262
• “Language Community and Ethnicity in Sri Lanka” , Ed. W. S. Karunathilaka, R.M.W. Rajapaksha, Rev. Malwane Chandaratana. Saddha, (Felicitation Volume for Most Venerable Dr. Welamitiyawe Kusala Dhamma Nayaka Thero), S. Godage & Bros. Colombo, 2010, pp 510-517
• “Mixed Sinhala Language of Mediaeval Period”, Vidyodaya, Special Memorial Volume for Most Venerable Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Nayaka Thero, Samayawardhana Press, Colombo 2011, pp.357-367 http://repository.kln.ac.lk/1421/
• The Sri Lankan Language Community and Social Effects of Sinhalese Diglossia, A special Volume of One Asia Convention-Bandung, Pendidikan University, Indonesia, 2013, pp. 49-52, http://www.oneasia.or.jp http://repository.kln.ac.lk/1420/
• Asian Community and Co-existence in Multi-ethnic and Multi-cultural Contexts – A critical perspective, A special Volume of One Asia Convention-Jeju, Jeju National University, Republic of South Korea, 2014, pp.191-197, http://www.asianjeju.org , http://repository.kln.ac.lk/1419/
Scholarships & Fellowships:
• The Winner of the Island First Award in Arts & Merit Scholarship for G.C.E A/L in Sri Lanka, 1983~1988
• Association of International Education, Japan 'Honors Scholarship', Japan, 1998~1999
• Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation Scholarship, Japan, 2000~2002
• Mitsui Sumitomo International Education Scholarship, Tokyo-Japan,2002~2005
• Fuji Xerox Setsutaro Kobayashi Memorial Fund-Fellowship, Japan, 2005