Rev. Prof. Hanguranketha Dheeranada

Office Address:  Department of History, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Email:  Dheera61@yahoo.com

Telephone:  -11-94-81-2392850, 2392855, O81-2387308 (Temple)
071 444459 (Mobile)
Biography:
Rev. Hanguranketha Dheerananda, Professor in History, had his primary and secondary education at Shastralankara Maha Pirivena, Pilimathalawa, Kandy. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in History from Peradeniya in 1986 and Master of Arts Degree in History from Peradeniya University 1998 . He subsequently obtained his PhD in JNU, India. His research interests are in the fields of Ancient Political History in South Asia.
Educational Qualifications:
  • BA,( Hones), History, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • MA,( Hones), History, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • PhD, History, University of Jawaharlal Nehru, India.
Appoinments (Selected)
  • President, Sri Lanka Historical Association, Since  2014
  • President, Sri Lanka Council of religion for peace  (in Kandy Branch) - since   2012.
  • Director,  Walivita Sarananka Sangharaja Economic and Social Foundation, since 2012.
  • Chief Editor, editorial Board,  Mädarata Vamsaya, Central Provincial Council, since 2010.
  • Professor in History, University of Peradeniya; Head, Department of History, University of Peradeniya 2011.
  • Co-coordinator of high degree committee in Department of History since 2002.
  • Managing Editor, Modern Sri Lanka Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, 2005.
Visiting Appointments
  • Visiting Professor, University of Rajarata, Sri Lanka 2010 & 2011.
Memberships & Awards
  • Asoka Prize for History based on the basis of the results of the Special Arts Degree Examination, 1986. (Best Performance)
  • Corbet Prize for Ceylon History on the basis of the results of the Special Arts Degree Examination, 1986. (Best Performance)
  • Mable Jayasuraya Prize for History on the basis of the results of the Special Arts Degree Examination,1986. (Best Performance)
  • France Government Scholarship for following of South Asian political History course in Centre
  • India commonwelth Scholership 1998
Research Interests
  • Political History in Ancient South Asia.
Research Publications (Selected)
  • Bouddha Cintāva Sāha Caranaya, Kurunagala: Vayaba Printers 2004.
  • Rajatvaya,Rājya Saha Āgama, Warakapala: Ariya Prakasaka 2004.
  • Pujopahara, (ed.) Colombo: Dayavamsa Jayakody saha Samagama, 2004.
  • A.D.P Kalansuriya  Harasaraniya, (co-ed)
  • Purathana Sri Lankawe Sangha Sanvidanaya ha Ehi Vuhātmaka Padanama, Warakapola: Ariya Prakasakaya, 2005 .(co-ed)
  • Buduvadanai-Janadiviyay, Warakapola , Ariya Prakasakayo, 2005.
  • Puja Prasadini Felicitation Volume for Ven. Dimbulkumbure Wimaladhamma Thera, Colombo: Government Printer, 2009
  • Itihāsa Lekhani Warakapola , Ariya Prakasakayo.
  • Kingship, Rituals and Buddhism in South Asia, Warakapola , Ariya Prakasakayo,  (in press)
  • Asoka and Buddhism, (comparative Study of Asokan  Inscriptions and Buddhist Canon) under guidance of Prof.Himansu Prabha Ray, Center for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawajarlal Neheru University, 2000, pp. 1-60.
  • ‘The Historical Tradition of the Mahavamsa and Ethnic Amity,’ Perspectives on National Integration in Sri Lanka, ed. Amal jayawardane, Colombo: National Integration Programme Unit, pp. 185-215.
  • Puratana Shi Lankeya Shasanika Pasubima: Theriya Sampradaya Suraki Bhikshu Ha Alana Nayakatwaye Kriyakaritwaya," ( The Back ground of Budddha Sasana in Ancient Sri Lanka:  Activities of protection of Theriya Tradition  done by leaders of Monks and kings) Pujaprasadini: Felicitation Volume of Ven. Kamburadeniye Somalankara Nayaka Thera , Peradeniya: Nethwin Pprint, 2008,  pp. 1-28. 
  • ‘Rajjya Saha Agama: Dvida Kriyakaritvayaka Deshiya Pratibimbaya," ( The State and Religion: The Native Reflection of Double Activities ) Puja Prasadini Felicitation Volume for Ven. Dimbulkumbure Wimaladhamma      Thera, Colombo: Government   Printer, 2009, pp. 130-159.
Other Credentials
  • Co-controller, National Board of Examiners (History) GCE Advanced Level Examination Since 2010.