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Name: Mr.Aruna K. Gamage
Designation: Lecturer (Probationary)
Department: Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies
University Location: (Room Number) K2 125/1
Telephone Number: (Office) +94 112 903738

(Mobile) +94 783814487
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Educational Qualifications:
M.Phil. [(Merit) in Pali: Commentarial Studies], Kelaniya, 2009.
M.A. in Buddhist Studies, Kelaniya 2007.
B.A. in Pali, First Class (Hons.), University of Kelaniya 2005.
Academic Experience:
Lecturer (prob.): Department of Pāli & Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, 2012 to date.
Lecturer: MA (by research) in Buddhist Studies Program, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka 2013 to the present.
Researcher: Dhammachai Tipitaka Project, Thailand, 2010-2012.
Guest Lecturer: Graduate School of Buddhist Studies, the Buddhist Library, Singapore, 2011.
Administrations:
Student Counselor: Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka 2013 to the present.
Academic Guide: Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka 2013 to the present
Coordinator: MA (two-year) Program in Buddhist Studies ,Department of Pāli & Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka 2013 to the present.
Conference Secretary: 5th International Buddhist Conference, Sri Lanka Association of Buddhist Studies (SLABS), Sri Lanka 2013.
Academic Sub-warden:  Mendes Boys’ Hostel, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2005.
Chairs & Moderator-Ships:
Moderator (in Pali Medium): 3rd Pali Academic Session, the 2rd International Meditation Seminar, International Buddhist Meditation Center, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Ayutthaya, Thailand, 2013.
Moderator (in Pali Medium): 1st Pali Academic Session, the 2nd International Buddhist Research Seminar, Buddhist Research Institute, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Ayutthaya, Thailand, 2010.
Awards:
Prof. N.A.Jayawickrama Gold Medal, for the highest marks of the Special Degree in Pali, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2005.
First place & prize for the Island-wide-competition of composing Pāli Verses, Oriental Studies Society, Sri Lanka, 2004.
Karunaratna Memorial Prize, for the highest marks for Pāli of Oriental Preliminary Examination, Oriental Studies Society, Sri Lanka, 2000.
Piyaratana Memorial Prize, for the highest marks for Sanskrit of Oriental Preliminary Examination, Oriental Studies Society, Sri Lanka, 2000.
Research Interests:
Pāli Hermeneutics
Pāli Canon
Early Buddhism
Sanskrit (Vedic, Classical & Hybrid)
Prosodies  (Pāli & Sanskrit)
Versification in Pāli
Special Field:
Pāli Hermeneutics
International/ National Seminar Presentations:
Animal-cries and Meditation, The 2rd International Meditation, International Buddhist Meditation Center, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Ayutthaya, Thailand, 2013.
Is the Animal-cry Supportive to attain Nibbana? an appraisal mainly based on the Pali Canon, 13th Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2012.
Patta-kkhandha: a semantic Study on a Contentious Term in the Early Buddhism, 13th Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2012.
Ariyasāvaka and Puthujjana: a critical scrutiny, International Conference on Dharma-Dhamma, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India, 2012.
Position of Puthujjana in the Pali Canon: a doctrinal scrutiny, Ananda Coomaraswamy Memorial Conference, University of Kelaniya, 2012.
Is Non-returnership Momentary? a critical assessment of Uṇṇābha-sutta & Its Commentary, Ananda Coomaraswamy Memorial Conference, University of Kelaniya, 2012.
Arahattañca Nibbāa nāna ud’ekam’eva ta?, First National Conference, Buddhist and Pāli University of Sri Lanka, Homagama (in Pāli), 2012.
Improvisation & Theravada Confraternity: A Study of the Moot quotations in the Pāli commentaries, 1st National Conference, Buddhist and Pāli University of Sri Lanka, Homagama, 2012.
Can ariyasāvaka be used for an ordinary person: a critical examination mainly based on Itivuttaka pp. 75-6, 1st DHAMMA Conference for Peace and Unity, The Mahabodhi Society of Sri Lanka, 2012.
Tautologies in Dīghanikāya, 5th Annual Research Conference, Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, 2012.
Buddhist Approach to Fear, A Workshop on Educare, Sentul Buddhist Temple, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2011.
Workshop on the Pilot Edition of Tipitaka, Pathum Thani, Thailand, 2011.
Research Methodology of Pāli Text Editing, A work Shop on Research Methodology, Graduate School of Buddhist Studies, International Buddhist College, Korat, Thailand, 2011.
The Efficacy of paritta-Chanting, the 1st Pāli Chanting Seminar, Seck Kia Eenh, Malacca Buddhist Association, Malacca, Malaysia, 2011.
The Significance of Accurate Pronunciation in paritta-Chanting, the 1st Pāli Chanting Seminar, Seck Kia Eenh, Malacca Buddhist Association, Malakka, Malaysia, 2011.
The Way of Theravada Fraternity [in Pali Medium] The 3rd International Buddhist Research Seminar, Buddhist Research Institute, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Ayutthaya, Thailand, 2011.
Role of the Redactors in the Dīghanikāya, 4th International Conference, Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 2010.
Controversial Points in the Commentary of Sayuttanikāya [in Pali Medium] The 2nd International Buddhist Research Seminar, Buddhist Research Institute, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Ayutthaya, Thailand, 2010.
Expansion of Literal Meaning of the Canon in Commentaries, 3rd International Conference, Sri Lanka Association for Buddhist Studies, Buddhasrāvaka Bikṣhu University, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, 2008.
The Proliferation Points in Pāli Commentaries, 2nd National Buddhist Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2007.
Pāli Tipiaka and Swear Words, 2nd International Conference, Sri Lanka Association for Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2007.
An Observation of the Word of Paṇḍita 7th Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2006.
Publications:
Sindhuppabhā, The Glory of River A Pāli Poem, Piyasiri Printers, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka [ISBN 978-955-51202-0-3], 66 pages [In Pāli], 2009.
Upamatthasūcanī, The Clarifier of the Similes’ Meaning part I, A-M; A Lexicon for the Similes in First four Nikāya-commentaries with Sinhalese Translations and Annotations, Cibregate Printers, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka [ISBN 978-955-51502-1-7], 242 pages [In Sinhala], 2009.
Research Methodology in Pāli Commentaries, Cibregate Printers, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka [ISBN 978-955-51502-2-4], 370 pages [In Sinhala], 2010.
Mahanagakula-Sandesaya an Annotated Translation, Colombo [ISBN 978-955-51502-4-8], 112 Pages (in Sinhala), 2012.
Suhllekha an Annotated Translation, Colombo [ISBN 978-955-51502-4-8], 124 Pages (in Sinhala), 2012.
Dharmavāda-parīkā (an Inquiry of Doctrinal Controversies), Colombo [ISBN: 978-955-30-3656-8], (in Sinhala), 2012.
 

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