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Dr. Sanath Wijesundara (WMSK Wijesundara)
Office Address Department of Classical Languages
Faculty of Arts
University of Peradeniya
Peradeniya 20400
Sri Lanka
Email sanatpdn@gmail.com
Telephone 0094 81 239 2525
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Educational & Professional Qualifications

BA in Sanskrit (Delhi) 1995
MA in Sanskrit (Delhi) 1997
BA in Sanskrit (Peradeniya) 2000
PhD in Sanskrit (Pune) 2007

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Masaryk University - Czech Republic) 2012 November - 2013 September


Previous Positions Held (selected)
  • Head, Department of Classical Languages, University of Peradeniya (2008 – 2012 November)
  • Postgraduate Coordinator, Department of Classical Languages, University of Peradeniya (2008 – 2011)
  • Senior Lecturer in Sanskrit (Grade II), Department of Classical Languages, University of Peradeniya (2008 – Present)
  • Lecturer (probationary) in Sanskrit, Department of Classical Languages, University of Peradeniya (2001 – 2007)
  • Lecturer (Temporary) in Sanskrit, Department of Classical Languages, University of Peradeniya (2000 – 2001)

  • International Conferences Attended (selected)
  • All India Oriental Conference in Jammu, India - 2006
  • Interim World Philosophical Congress, New Delhi, India - 2006

  • Language Proficiency
    Sinhala (native), English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Prakrit, Pali

    Research Interests
    Modern Sanskrit Literature & Spoken Sanskrit, Advaita Vedanta Philosophy, Vedic & Puranic Mythology, Sanskrit Literary Criticism, Indian Philosophical Traditions

    Research  Publications (selected)
  • Sinhala Translation of Sadānanda Yogi's Vedāntasāra (in print)
  • 'The influence Proto Indo-European Sound System on Sanskrit Sounds', Sambhasa, Ministry of Cultural Affairs


  • Department of Classical Languages, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
    0094 81 239 2524-6 | classical.pdn@gmail.com