Rev. Dr. Madurawala Sobhitha

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

Email:  sobhitham@yahoo.com

Telephone:  +94 0714401174
Biography:
Rev.M.Sobhitha Born in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Completed Primary & Secondary Education At Vidyarathna Pirivena Horana, Obtaining B.A.(Hons) Degree From The University Of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Obtaine Master Degree In Anhui University and PhD Degree from Shandong University China. Currently Hold The Position of Senior Lecturer Grade II at The Department Of History University of Peradeniya.
Educational Qualifications:
  • Degree and the Institution /Country  
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Shandong University, China
  • Master of Arts, Anhui University, China
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
Appoinments (Selected)
  • Part-Time Academic Sub Warden, Sangaramaya, University of Peradeniya, 2005.
  • Senior Academic Sub Warden, Sangaramaya, University of Peradeniya, 2011.
  • Chief Examiner, GCE Advanced Level Examination, Department of Examinations, Sri Lanka, 2006, 2010-2015.
  • Senior Student Counsellor-2014, 2015.
  • Senior Treasure of Samuhika Bhikku Sanamaya-2010-2015.
  • A member of the Editorial Board of the Faculty Sinhala Journal Sambhawana2015/2016.
  • A committee member of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, 2015/2016.
  • Editor of the Sri Lankan Historical Association, 2014/2015.
  • Editor of the Ithihasa Lekhani, Department of History
Memberships & Awards
  • Life Member of the Sri Lankan Historical Association.
  • Life Member of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka.
  • Murugasar Tambaiya Memorial Prize for Sanskrit, - 1991/92, for the Best Performance of General Arts Qualifying Examination in Arts, University of Peradeniya.
  • Chinese Government Scholarship 2000, Chinese Government Scholarship 2006.
Research Interests
  • East Asian History.
  • History of Chinese Buddhism.
  • Sino-Sri Lankan Relations.
Research Publications (Selected)
  • “The Condition of Buddhist Clergy Community of Sri Lanka as the revealed by the Polonnaruwa Katikavata” Prathibha, No.2, Published by Silananda Dhamma School old Student’s Union, 2004.
  • “Fashian Monk and Sino-Srilankan Relations” Maharagama Nanda Nahimi Abhinandana” Globe Printing, Kohuwala, 2005.
  • “ Bhikkku Amoghavjra” Wesak Handa, Sridevi Printers, Dehiwala, 2006.
  • “An analysis of the factors included in ‘ Sasana Katikavat’”  Sumana Praboda,  Niyo Graphic, Nugegoda, 2006.
  • “The effect of  Polonnaru and Dambadeni Katikavts on contemporary Sangha society”  Sambasha, Education Department, Piriven Branch, 2006.
  • “The Buddhist Cultural Exchange Between Sri Lanka and China from the Jin Dynasty to the Tang Dynasty” Journal of Anhui University,Vol. 33, No.4, 2009.
  • “When Faxian came to Sri Lanka”  Divayina News Paper, 2011.01.12.
  • “The Sangha society and Polonnaru and Dambadeni Katikavts ” Dharmavijaya, No. 13, Dharmavijaya, Pirivena, Banarawela, 2013.
  • “Fashian Monk” Viduruwana, No.45, Vidyarathna Pirivena, Horana, 2014.
  • “Sino-Sri Lankan Buddhist Relations Sharing needs and then culture...” Sunday Observer News Paper, 2015.11.29.

Research Papers

  • "The condition of Buddhist clergy community of Sri Lanka as the revealed by the PolonnarawaKatikavata" Paper presented to a seminar organized by the department of History, University of Peradeniya, 1998.
  • Sino-Sri Lankan Economic Relations in Ancient Times” Paper presented to a seminar organized by the department of History, Anhui University, 2003.
  • Bhikku Amoghavjra and Sino-Sri Lankan Relations” Paper presented to seminar organized by the Peradeniya University Research Sessions, 2005.
  • Danture Battle and Kandian Kingdom” A talk delivered at the Danture Rajmaha Viharaya, 2005.
  • “Names of Sri Lanka as Revealed by Ancient Chinese Sources” Paper presented to a seminar organized by the Peradeniya University Research Sessions, 2010
  • “When Faxian came to Sri Lanka” Paper presented to a seminar organized by the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka.
  •  “Wutai Mountain and Sino-Sri Lankan Buddhist Relations” Paper presented to a seminar organized by the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, 2012.
  • “Buddhist Monk’s task in China-Sri Lanka Cultural Relations” Paper presented to a seminar organized by the Mahabodhi Society of Sri Lanka, 2012.
  • “Sino-Sri Lankan Relations in Tang Dynasty” Paper presented to a seminar organized by the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, 2014.
  • “Sino-Sri Lankan Buddhist Relations in Ancient time”, Paper presented to an International winter program of seminars and field works on Buddhism and East Asian cultures, Emei Buddhist monastery, Chengdu, China, 2014.
  • Emei Mountain and Chinese Buddhism” Paper presented to a seminar organized by the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, 2015.
  • “Indian and Sri Lankan Buddhist Monk’s task in China-Sri Lanka Cultural Relations (5th century to 10th century)” Paper presented to an International summer program of seminars and field works on Buddhism and East Asian cultures, Shanghai, China, 2015.