Name: E.M. Neil Pushpakumara
Present Post: Senior Lecturer II
Department: Department of Sinhala
University Address:

Department of Sinhala, University of Kelaniya,
Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

Room Number: K2 204/3
Telephone:

(Extension) 692/ (Office) +94-112914493/
(Mobile) +94-0713261811

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Academic Qualifications:
M.Phil. in Sinhala, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2016.
M.A. in Sinhala, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2014.
• Royal Pandit, The Oriental Studies Society of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, 2009.
• B.A. (First Class Hons.) in Sinhala, University   of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2008.
Teaching Experience:
• Senior Lecturer II, Department of Sinhala, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 2017 June- up to date.
• Lecturer, Department of Sinhala, University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 2012 June- 2017 May.
•Lecturer (Probationary), Department of Sinhala, University of    Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka. 2011 September – 2012 May.
•Temporary Lecturer, Department of Sinhala, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 2009 February -  2011 June.
Positions Held:
• Assistant Secretary of the Indological Society, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 2004 – 2005.
• Member of the Sinhala Society, Department of the Sinhala, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 2004 – 2008.
Research & Publications:
• Waththakhandhakaya (Including the Pali Text, word for word Sinhala Translation and Explanation), Colombo: Godage, (with Rev. Pahalagama Dhammika thero) 2012.
• Kākolukīya of Pañcatantra (Including the Sanskrit Text, word for word Sinhala Translation, Grammatical Explanation of frequent verb forms), Colombo: Godage, 2011.
• A commentary to Jātaka Atuvā, (From Gijjha Jātaka to Cittasambūta Jātaka), Colombo: Fast Publication, 2013.
• Grammer of Inscriptions (with reference to the Inscriptions from 3rd B.C. to 7th A.D.) Colombo: Fast Publication, 2013.
Recieved Awards:
• Hilda Obesekera Research Fellowship, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 2010-2011
• Prof. D. E. Hettiarachchi Memorial Prize for Sinhalese (Greatest Competence in Sinhalese Exegetical Literature), Annual Convocation, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 2008
• Prof. D. E. Hettiarachchi Memorial Prize for Sinhalese (Greatest Competence in Sinhalese Exegetical Literature), Annual Convocation, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 2008
• Jayantha Weerasekara Prize for Sinhalese (Greatest Competence in Historical Linguistics and Classical Grammar), Annual Convocation, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 2008
• C. E. Jayanayaka Prize for Sinhalese (Greatest Competence in Sinhala), Annual Convocation, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 2008
• Prof. D. M. De. Z. Wicramasinghe Memorial Prize for Sinhalese (Greatest Competence in  Epigraphy & Sinhala Inscriptions), Annual Convocation, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 2008
Specialized Subject Area:
•Grammar
•Classical Sinhala Literature
•Inscriptions