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Department of Sinhala

Faculty of Arts - University of Peradeniya

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Mr.P. L. Nugapitiya

MA (Peradeniya), BA (Peradeniya)
Language Studies, Literature, Cultural Studies

plnugapitiya@yahoo.com
+94 81 2392549 / +94 718163569

Biography

Mr. P. L. Nugapitiya 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 1990 and MA in Sinhala from The University of Peradeniya in 2003.

Education

  • MA (Peradeniya)
  • BA (Peradeniya)

Appointments

  • Senior Lecturer in Sinhala, Department of Sinhala, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 01. 01. 2003 to date
  • Lecturer (Probationary) in Sinhala, Department of Sinhala, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 24. 02. 1996 - 31. 12. 2002
  • Temporary Assistant Lecturer, Department of Sinhala, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1992-1996
  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Sinhala, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1990-1992
  • Head, Department of Sinhala, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2009 to date
  • Deputy Proctor, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2012
  • Chairperson of the Finance Committee, International Conference of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2011
  • Senior Student Counsellor, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2011
  • Academic Coordinator, Department of Sinhala, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2009
  • Senior Student Counsellor, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2005
  • Student Counsellor, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2003
  • Managing Editor, Sambhavana, Refereed Sinhala Journal, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2003
  • Student Counsellor, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2000
  • Part Time Senior Academic Sub-Warden, Hilda Obeysekera Residence Hall, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1995-1997
  • Part Time Academic Sub-Warden, Hilda Obeysekera Residence Hall, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1993-1995
  • Co-editor, Sambawana Journal, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2018-2014
  • Postgraduate Coordinator, Department of Sinhala, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2008-2011

Chapters in Edited Volumes

  • Nugapitiya, E.M.M.R.P.L., (2013), "Siyabaslakara (10th century Treatise on Poetics) Recommendation that only the Buddha’s Life by Poetry was influenced by Buddhacharita and Saundarananda", Patipada, H. Gnanawimala (ed.), Creative printers and designers, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
  • Nugapitiya, E.M.M.R.P.L., (2000), "Revitalization of the Buddhist Order in poetry during the 16th-18th centuries", Piyavara, Sinhalese Society Journal, University of Peradeniya.
  • Nugapitiya, E.M.M.R.P.L., (1993), "The Didactic Poetry in Sinhala", Sinhala Sahityaye Heli Peheli, The Journal of Ky/ Variyapola Sri Sumangala College Literary Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
  • Sinhala Translations

    • Nutana Sinhala Bhasha Dvirupatave Bhasha Selasumkaranaya ha Ananyata Selasumkaranaya, Penasara, Prof. K.N.O. Dharmadasa Felicitation Volume,2010, Godage, Colombo. (A Sinhala translation of the "Language Planning and Identity Planning in Modern Sinhalese Diglossia", by Prof. K.N.O. Dharmadasa, Ceylon Studies Seminar Paper, 1980).
    • Nidahasinpasu Sinhala Bhashava ha Sahityaya, Pehesara, Prof. P. B. Meegaskumbura Felicitation Volume,2008, Godage, Colombo, Sri Lanka. (A Sinhala translation of the "Sinhala language and Literature since Independence", by Prof. P.B.Meegaskumbura, Facets of Development of Sri Lanka since Independence: Socio-Political, Economic, Scientific and Cultural, Ed. W.D.Lakshman, C.A.Tisdell, The University of Queensland, 1990).
    • Sigiri Gi Kavya Bhashava, Anumodana, Prof. AnuradhaSeneviratne Felicitation Volume, 2004, Godage, Colombo, Sri Lanka. (A Sinhala translation of "The Language of the Sigiri Poems" by Prof. P.B.Meegaskumbura, The Sri Lanka Journal of Humanities, Vol. 2.1, 1982).
    • Aitihaika Mulasrayak Vasayen Dampiya Atuva Getapadaye Vedagatkama, Anumodana, Prof. Anuradha Seneviratne Felicitation Volume, 2004, Godage, Colombo, Sri Lanka. (A Sinhala translation of the "Dampiya Atuva Getapadaya as a Historical Source" by Prof. K.N.O.Dharmadasa).
    • Sinhala Samajaya tula Petirunu Pattini Deva Anuhasa, Sahityaya 2003, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, (A Sinhala translation of the "Manifestation of the Goddes Pattini in Sinhala Society" by Prof. AnuradhaSeneviratne, Sahityaya, Special Volume 2003, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Sri Lanka)

Memberships & Awards

  • Chief Examiner, General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) Examination, Department of Examinations, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2001 to date
  • Member, Senate Publication Committee, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2008 to date
  • Member, Senate, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2009 to date
  • Awarded Gate Mudliyar A. G. Tillekeratne Postgraduate Research Fellowship for Masters Degree in Arts (1996)
  • Awarded the University Scholarship in Arts on performance at B.A. Special Degree Examination 1986/87 (1990)
  • Awarded the “Professor D. M. De Z Wickremasinghe Memorial Prize for Sinhala at the Special Arts Degree Examination 1986/87 (1990)
  • Awarded the “JayanthaWeerasekara Prize” for Sinhala at the Special Arts Degree Examination 1986/87 (1990)
  • Awarded the “C.E. Jayanayaka Prize” for Sinhala at the Special Arts Degree Examination 1986/87 (1990)

Dissemination of Knowledge

  • Drafted Undergraduate Syllabi for the Department of Sinhala, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2012-2013
  • Drafted Postgraduate Syllabi for the Department of Sinhala, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2012-2013