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Department of Sinhala

Faculty of Arts - University of Peradeniya

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Mr. Mahinda Rathnayake

MPhil (Peradeniya), BA (Peradeniya)
Sinhala Literature, Literary Criticism

mahindaro1@gmail.com
+94 81 2392549 / +94 718086167

Biography

Mr. P. L. Mahinda Rathnayake is a Senior Lecturer attached to The Department of Sinhala, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He earned his BA (Hons.) in Sinhala from The University of Peradeniya in 2005 and MA in Sinhala from The University of Peradeniya in 2014.

Education

  • MPhil (Peradeniya)
  • BA (Peradeniya)

Appointments

  • Senior Lecturer in Sinhala, Department of Sinhala, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Lecturer (Probationary) in Sinhala, Department of Sinhala, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Librarian, Alliance Francaise de kandy, 2006
  • Research Assistant, Dr. Wasantha Athukorala, Senior Lecturer Dept. of Economics, 2006
  • Assistant Bank Officer, People’s Bank-Polpithigama, 1999-2000

Books

Short stories

2004 Beddata Man – Paths to the Jungle, (Author publication)
2005 Fardawa, The Hijab, ( Author publication)
2007 Pettikade geheniyage Geetaya, The Song of the woman lives in Kisok, ( Author publication)
2008 Gopalu wata, The story of the Cow Boy, S. Godage and Brothers, Maradana.

Translations

2006 Sudu Meli Sanda Eliya, The Wan Moon, (The translation of “The woman and other stories” by Gangadhar Gadgil ) S. Godage and Brothers, Maradana.

Novels

2007 Seerumaruwa, Changing the Style, S. Godage and Brothers, Maradana.
2008 Nandiraga, The Attachments, S. Godage and Brothers, Maradana.
2009 Wala Yatin Mihimadalata Ira Paaya, The sun rises to the earth under the clouds, S.Godage and Brothers, Maradana.
2011 Waanaraayanaya, The Story of Apes, S. Godage and Brothers, Maradana.
2014 Mehewara, The duty (forthcoming), S.Godage and Brothers, Maradana.

Critical work

2007 Sinhala Sahitya Wichara Dhara, The Trends of Sinhalese Literary Criticism, S. Godage and Brothers, Maradana.
2014 Nirmana Rachanaya, The Process of Creative Writing ( in printing ), S. Godage and Brothers, Maradana.

Editing

2007 Pehesara- Prof P.B Meegaskubura Upahara Lipi Sangrahaya, Prof P.B. Meegaskubura Felicitation Volume , S. Godage and Brothers,Maradana.
2008 Sarathi, Warshika Sara Sangraya, Central province Cultural Department, Kandy.
2010 Penasara- Prof K.N.O Dharmadasa Upahara Lipi Sangrahaya, Prof K.N. O Dharmadasa Felicitation Volume, S. Godage and Brothers, Maradana.

Articles and Short Stories

  • The Farewell, (Samugeneema), (Short Story Translation) - Nawayugaya, 2006 May.
  • Writers Experience and Creative writing, (Nirmánakaranaya há lêkhaka atdakeem), Sáhithya WiShêsha kalápaya, - The Minisrty of cultural affairs, 2007.
  • The source text and target text (moola krutiya há pariwarthana krutiya), Sáhitya Wisêsha kalápaya, - The ministry of cultural affais,2008.
  • Kuwêni Asna and its Features, (Kuwêni asna há ehi Lakshana), Sri Jayawardhanapura kòtte puránaya há rájamahá wiháraya, Sri Jayawardhanapura kòtte puránaya há rájamahá wihára publication -2006.
  • The Social Vision of Piadasa Sirisena as depicted in his Fictions, (Prabandha Katáwen heli wana Piyadása Sirisenage samája drushtiya), Anunayaka aktapatra Pradhanothsawaya, Abhinandana Shasthreeya Sangrahaya.
  • A Buddist inscription of the symbols in muragala ,(muragalehi sankêtha niroopanaya Bouddha Esakin) 2007 May 63-64 kalapaya, sri Lanka Art council.
  • Was the last Sinhala King a Dictator? (Sinhalaye awasana raju Ekádhipathiyeku uweda?), Sárathi. Wárshika sára sangrahaya, Central province Cultural Department, 2007.
  • The language in traìlation and literary translation, (pariwarthana karthawyayehila Bhashawe sammadama saha padanupadika pariwarthanaya), Pehesara (Professor P.B Meegaskumbura Felicitation Volume – 2007), S. Godage and brothers, Maradana.
  • The interpretative feartures in early exegetical works, (Mulkaleena wyakhyána granthawalin heli wana Whyakhyana lakshana), Sambháwaná, Arts faculty Magazine, University of peradeniya – 2008 January-June.
  • Amutu pada banda kiyami ebwin asaw viyathuni sabe turê-Audio effect of Pararakumba Siritha, (Amutu pada banda kiyami ebwin asaw viyathuni sabe turê- Pararakumba Sirithehi Srawya gòcharathwaya pilibanda wimasumak), Sambhasa -15 kalapaya, 2007.
  • Wisdom in Jainism and Buddhism, (jaina dahama saha Budu dahame gana wibhagaya), Sabhasa – 15 kalapaya, 2007.
  • Gurilla Marketing – A review on the Film Gurilla Marketing - Sambhasa-15 kalapaya, 2007.
  • The description of the nature by the author of Salalihini Sandeshaya, World University Friends (WUF) , agrarian service Center.
  • ‘Amutu pada banda kiyami ebawin asaw viyathuni saba turê-Audio effect of Parakumba Siritha, (‘Amutu pada banda kiyami ebawin asaw viyathuni saba turê – Perakumba Sirithehi Srawya gòcharathwaya pilibanda wimasumak), Sambhasa – 15 kalapaya, 2007.
  • A Buddhist inscription of the Symbols in Muragala, (Muragalehi sankêtha niroopanaya bouddha esakin), 2007.
  • The interpretative features in early exegetical works, (Mulkaleena wyakhyána granthwalin heli wana Wyakhyána lakshana), Sambháwaná, Arts Faculty Magazine, University of Peradeniya - 2007.
  • Was the last Sinhala King a Dictator ? (Sinhalaye awasána raju Ekadhipathiyeku uweda?), Sarathi, Warshika sara sangrahaya, Central province Cultural Department, 2007.
  • The Language in Translation and Literary Translation, (pariwarthana karthawyayehila Bhashawe sammadama saha padanupadika pariwarthanaya), Piyawara (Professor P.B. Meegaskumbura Felicitation Volume - 2007)
  • The analyze of the Mercy Eliyade Eliyade on Dêve Puranaya (pooja Charithra saha Eliyade), Saragawesi Jounal , Dept of Pali and Buddhist studies ,University of Peradeniya.
  • The Music of Maname and Sinhabahu, Sárathi, Wárshika sára sangrahaya, Central province Cultural Department,2008.

Memberships & Awards

  • Visiting Instructor to teach Sinhala for first year Tamil medium students, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya.
  • A member of Alumni Association, University of Peradeniya.
  • A member of Youth Council, Sri Lanka
  • Awarded a scholarship for academic excellence in 2005 at the University of Peradeniya.
  • Received ‘Gate Mudliyar A.G Thilakaratne Fellowship for MPhil Research in 2007, from the University of Peradeniya.

Novels

  1. Seerumaruwa, changing the style
    • Received the award for the best novel of the year 2007, at National Youth Literary awards
    • Nominated for the best five novels of the year 2008, at Swarna Pusthaka Award
    • One of the five nominated Novels in Godage Literary Award ceremony 2008
    • Received the award for the best novel of the year 2007, at North-Western Literary Festival

  2. Nandiraga, The Bounds
    • Received the award for the best novel of the year 2008, at National Youth Literary awards
    • Received the award for the best novel of the year 2008, at North-Western Literary Festival

  3. Wala yatin Mihimandalata Ira Paaya, The Sun Rises to the earth under the clouds
    • Received the award for the best novel of the year 2010, at Godage National Awards.

Short story writing

  • Awarded the State award (open) for the best short story by the Ministry of Cultural affairs, in 2009 for Tit Polanga – The dotted wiper.
  • Gopaluwata - The story of the cow boy, was nominated for the best collections of short stories at the State Award 2009.
  • Received the award for the best short story book in North-Western Literary Festival 2008.
  • Received the award for the best Fiction In North-Western Literary Festival 2005.
  • Received the award for the Best Short story at National Youth Literary awards 2008, Kandy district.
  • Received the award for the Best Short story at North – Western Literary Festival 2008.

Poem Writing

  • Received the award for the best poem at the Literary Festival 2008, Polpithigama Province
  • Won the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in Student Literary Festivals held at the University of Peradeniya, 2001-2005
  • Evaluating Award given by the students’ Art council, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya

Other Credentials

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