A Buddhist Alms-Bowl
Rev. Dr. Waragoda Pemaratana
Office Address Department of Classical Languages
Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya
Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka.
Home Address Sriwardhanaramaya, Weragala, Dehimaduwa, Mawanella, Sri Lanka.
Telephone 0094 81 239 2526
Personal Website ~

Educational & Professional Qualifications
BA in Sanskrit (Ceylon) 1965
PhD in Sanskrit (Ceylon) 1973

Positions Held (selected)
  • (1993 - 1996) Council Member, Ayurveda Education and Hospitals, appointed by the Minister for Health and Women Affairs. Govt. of Sri Lanka.
  • (1993 - 1996) Council Member, Board of Ayurveda Sastri Examination appointed by the council of Ayurveda Education and Hospitals.
  • (1993 - 1996) Council Member, The Buddhist and pali University of Sri Lanka. appointed by the president of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
  • (1994 - 2000) Senior lecturer (Grade II), Department of Classical Languages, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • (1995 - 1998) Member Faculty, Board of the postgraduate Institute pali and Buddhist studies, University of Kelaniya, appointed by the University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka.
  • (1996 - 1997) Head, Department of Classical Languages, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • (1997 - 2000) First Vice-Chancellor, Buddhasravaka Bhikkhu University of Anuradhapura appointed by the Minister for Education and Higher Education. Govt. of Sri Lanka.
  • (1999 - up to date) Justice of peace (Whole island) conferred by the minister for Justice. Govt. of Sri Lanka.
  • (2000 - up to date) Elected committee Member, Oriental Studies Society, Colombo. Ministry of Education.
  • (2000 - up to date) Committee Member, Sri Lanka Ramanna Chapter of Mahasngha in Sri Lanka.
  • (2001 - 2003) Professor of Sanskrit, Department of Classical Languages, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • (2004 - 2006) Council Member, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Mihintale, appointed by the University Grants Commission.
  • (2004 - 2007) Member, Advisory committee to the ministry of Education , appointed by the Chief Minister of the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council
  • (2005 - 2007) Visiting Lecturer, Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya.
  • (2006 - up to date) General Secretary, Sri Lanka Ramanna chapter of Mahasangha in Sri Lanka, elected by the standing committee of the above named sect.
  • (2008 - up to date) Council Member, The Buddhasravaka Bikshu University of Anuradhapura.

  • Awards & Recognitions (selected)
  • (1973-1976) Commonwealth Fellowship for postgraduate research study in the Delhi University of Delhi, India
  • (2002) Pravacanakīrti Srī Sāhityaśūrī (Sri Lanka Ramañña Chapter of Mahasangha)

  • Invited Talks & Conferences (selected)
  • A series of six talks on ''The Buddhist way of life" beginning from 10th September to 10th October,1982 at the Tusita Mahayana Meditation Center. New Delhi, India.
  • Buddhist Conference for peace at Rajgir, Bihar state, India. 1982.
  • International conference on meditation and mental Tension held at Bikner, Rajastan State, India from 02nd to 04th February 1982.
  • Lecture on Buddhism and Indian culture the Rotary club of Delhi Midtown on 04th August 1983.
  • Lecture on ''Buddhism that Grants freedom of thought'' at the tusita Mahayana meditation center New Delhi, India. 23th October 1983.
  • Seminar on Education and culture on the occasion of Atis Dipankara's Birth Day held from 24th to 26th March 1985
  • Sarvadharma Sammelana (congregation of All Religions) held at Alwar, Rajastan state, India. From 29th March to 04th April 1985.
  • International conference on Buddhism and Jainism, held at Cuttuck, Orissa State, India. 1986.

  • Publications in Sinhala (selected)
  • Sanskrit (a text-book for the fifth year students in Pirivenas). Colombo: Department of Educational Publication.
  • Sankŗta Namakyatha Vivaranaya. Colombo: Samayawardhana
  • Bharatasastriya Dayada. Colombo: Samayawardhana

  • Research Interests
     Vedic & Classical Sanskrit Literature, Indian Philosophy, Teaching of Sanskrit Grammar 

    Research  Publications (selected)
  • To be added.

  • Department of Classical Languages, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
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