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Name: Prof. Ven. Makuruppe Dhammananda
Present Post: Professor
Department: Department of Pali & Buddhist Studies
University Address Department of Pali & Buddhist Studies,

University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Residential Address: Vidyodaya Pirivena, Maligakanda Road, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka.
Telephone: (Office) +94-011-2673474/ (Mobile) +94-071-8005558
Website: mdamnada.blogspot.com
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Academic Qualification:
Ph.D., University of Delhi, India, 2004.
  • Title of the Thesis - Study of the Fundamentals of Poetic Criticism in Pali Literature
M.A., Post Graduate Institute of Pali & Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 1999.
M.A., Buddhist & Pali University, Sri Lanka, 1991.
Royal Pandit Degree, Oriental Studies Society, Department of Education, Sri Lanka, 1986.
B.A., (First Class Honours in Pali, Sanskrit as the subsidiary subject), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 1991.
Academic Awards:
Senior Research Fellowship, 2001 (Awarded by the Indian Government).
Syamaraja Tyagaya, 1986 (Established by the king of Thailand to award to the best student of the year of Vidyodaya Pirivena, who passes the final exam with high marks).
Current Positions:
Professor, Department of Pali & Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Coordinator, M.A in Buddhist Studies (2 year) course, University of Kelaniya.
Visiting Lecturer, Buddhist and Pali University, Pitipana North, Homagama, Sri Lanka.
Senior Teacher of Vidyodaya Pirivena, Maligakanda, Colombo 10.
Member of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Member of Student Council, Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Resource person of Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
Resource person of the Education and higher Education Ministry of Sri Lanka.
Resource person for teachers of oriental languages, Society of Oriental Studies,
Department of Education, Sri Lanka
Resource person of Post graduate studies of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka..
Resource person, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, Colombo University, Rajagiriya.
Member of International Buddhist Association, Thailand.
Past Positions:
Teacher, Sri Lanka Vidyalaya, Colombo 10, 1990 - 1991.
Visiting Lecturer for External Examinations (organized by the Ministry of Buddhasasana), Vidyodaya Pirivena, Sri Lanka, 1986 - 2005.
Visiting Lecturer for Diploma and Post Graduate Students, University of Delhi, India, 2001-2004.
Member, Oriental Studies Society, Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka, 1999 - 2002.
Chief examiner of Advanced Level Examination, Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka.
Administrator, Vidyodaya Pirivena, Maligakanda, Colombo 10, From 2008.
Seminars and Lectures:
“Buddha's Preaching on Mindfulness”, Scotland’s Buddhist Vihara, Glasgow, Scotland, 2008.
“Buddhist Perspective on Environment”, Hari Vidya Education Society, Delhi, 04 March 2004.
“Buddhist Attitude on Aesthetics”, Department. of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi, India.
“Buddhist View on Drama”, Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi, India, 2004.
“Siri Lankayam Pali Bhasayobhaso” in Pali language, 2nd Conference of the Association of Theravada Buddhist Association, at Sitagu, Myanmar, 2009.
“Magadhi Bhasaya Bhasavesammam” in Pali language, International Seminar at the Maha Culalankara University, in Thailand, 2012.
Editions:
Co-editor, Vidyodaya Dharma Shasriya Snagrahaya, Annual Publication, From 2001 to 2008.
Instructor, Sarada, Journal of the Department of Pali & Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Courses Conducted:
Teaching Pali Language and Grammar, Diploma Course in Pali & Buddhist Studies for Foreign Students, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2004 - 2008.
Three year series of Lectures in the Postgraduate Diploma Course in Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi, 2001- 2004.
Research & Publications:
Books (Sinhala Medium):
Vimarshanatmaka Pali Vyakaranaya (A Critical Study of Pali Grammer), Quality Printers, Nugegoda, 2008.
Bhandagama & Cakkavagga of Anguttaranikaya (Bhandagama & Cakkavagga of Anguttara Nikaya), Quality Printers, Homagama, 2008.
Dhammapada Vicaraya (Critical Study of Dhammapada), Sinhala Sila Lipi Mala (Range of Sinhalese Stone Inscriptions), Samayawardhana Book Publishers, 2000.
Traibhasatmaka Padya Kavyam (Poetry in Three Languages), Sanka Press, Maradana, 1986.
Vimarssanatmaka Brahmajala Sutraya (A Critical Study of Brahmajalasutta).
Majjhimanikaya, Opammavagga, Quality Printers, Nugegoda, 2008.
Visuddhimagga, Silaniddesa, Quality Printers, Nugegoda, 2008.
Articles (Sinhala Medium):
Bauddha Mulasrayavala Pilibimbu Vana Indiyave Pevati Aparadha Danduvam Saha Nitimaya Kriyamarga Pilibanda Samalocanayak - Annual Journal of Vidyodaya Pirivena, 2009.
Pali Bhashave Pratya Naama - Acadamic Journal of Vidyalankara Pirivena, 2008.
Bududahame Vyaptiya: Vimarsanatmaka Adyayanayak - Acadamic Journal ‘Pragnodaya’ - 2008.
Pali Bhashavehi Vidyamana vana Dravida Bhasha Lakshana - Journal of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, 2008.
Âcara Dharmayanhi aramunu - Acadamic Journal of Vidyodaya , 2008, (pp. 38-46).
Bhavaya Saha Bhava Dukkhaya - Nivan Maga, 38th Vol., Government Press, 2007, (pp. 53-61).
Paliye Kriya Rupavala Vividha Bhavita - Acadamic Journal of Vidyodaya , 2007 (pp. 46-50).
Seelaya - Punyanjali (Dasapunyakriya Vimarsanaya), ed. by Ven. Galkiriyagama Wimalananda, Samanti Book Publishers, 2007.
Subodhalamkaraya - Kavyalankara Pilibanda Sangharakkhita Himiyange Vigrahaya, ‘Dharmaraja’, Rajata jayanti Sastriiya kalapaya, Sri Dharmaraja Pirivena, Kuliyapitiya, 2007.
Kalatmaka Vindanaye Bauddha darsanika Upayogitava - ‘Sumanaprabha’ Edited by Ven. Dr. Okkampitiye Pannasara & Ven. Dr. Terele Dhammaratana, 2007.
Political Participation of Women in early India - Buddhist and Pali Studies: The Academic Journal of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka: Buddhist & Pali Univerasity, 2006.
Tripitakaye Gadya padya Akyana pilibanda Vimarshanayak - ‘Vidasuna’ Vol. I, Doctrinal Review of Dematava Nandasara Thero, 2006.
“Sutta Nipataye Daknata Lebena Mahayana Muulabiija”, Acadamic Journal of Vidyodaya , 2005, (pp. 45-50).
Pali Bhasawe Viparyasa Lakshana, Sarada, Publication of the Dept. of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, 2nd Part, Vol. i. 2000.
Seelaya Pilibanda Bauddha Vivaranaya, ‘Abhivandana’ Affliation Volume of Kotiyagala Chandananda Thera, Ed. Ven. Kotiyagala Uparatana, Monaragala, 2000, (pp. 70 - 79).
Annambhattage Tarka sangrahaya: Pratyakshaya Pilibanda Vigrahayak, Journal of Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Vol. III.
“Atthakathavalin Helivana Lakdiva Aitihasika Toraturu Pilibanda Ekadesayak”, Acadamic Journal of Vidyodaya , 1992 (pp. 116-133)
Nyaya binduwa, Acadamic Journal of Vidyodaya.
Pali Bhasawe Kramika Vikasaya, Acadamic Journal of Vidyodaya.
Interested Fields:
Poetry and writing,
Literary theories,
Pali grammar, and
Sources study
 

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