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Department of Tamil

Faculty of Arts - University of Peradeniya

academic

Dr. Srivaratharajan Pirashanthan

BA Hons in Tamil (Peradeniya), M.Phil.in Tamil (Peradeniya), Ph.D.(Annamalai)

spirashanthan01@gmail.com
+94 773053241

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Srivaratharajan Pirashanthan, a senior lecturer in Tamil, received his primary education at Kopay Navalar Vidyalayam and secondary education at Jaffna Hindu College. Subsequently, he completed his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Peradeniya. He obtained the PhD in Tamil from Annamalai University, India in 2011 under the Cultural Exchange Programme Scholarship by Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in Tamil, Annamalai University under the Cultural Exchange Programme Scholarshipby Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, 2011.
  • Master of Philosophy in Tamil, University of Peradeniya, 2008.
  • B.A (Hons), Tamil Special Degree with 1st Class, University of Peradeniya, 2001.
  • First rank in district level - Jaffna district for G.C.E. Advance Level Examination, 1994.

APPOINTMENTS

Work experience
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Tamil, University of Peradeniya. 26.11.2015 to date
  • Senior Lecturer in Tamil, Department of Sinhala & Mass Communication, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.2011 to 2015.
  • Lecturer (Permanent Post) Department of Sinhala & Mass Communication, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. 2006 to 2011
  • Editorial Staff, Thinakkural - Tamil Daily. 2003 to 2006.
  • Temporary Lecturer, Department of Tamil, University of Peradeniya. 2001 to 2003.
Visiting Appointments
  • Visiting Lecturer in Tamil for P.G. courses, Post Graduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Peradeniya, 2016 and 2017.
  • Visiting Lecturer in Tamil for M.A. course, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Jaffna, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
  • Visiting Lecturer in for M.A./M.Phil. Course, Post Graduate Unit, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, 2015.
  • Visiting Lecturer in Tamil, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. September2011 to May 2012.
  • Visiting Lecturer in Tamil for COMT 1201 course, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2015/16.
  • Teaching Tamil to Medical Students, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2006-2008.
Other Appointments
  • Chief National Co-ordinator - Tamil, Kavitha Aatral Talent Project,Ministry of Higher Education, 01.07.2012 – 31.12.2014.
  • Post Graduate Co-ordinator of Tamil, Post Graduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Peradeniya, 01.06.2016 – to date.
  • Coordinator, Tri Lingual Course, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2012-2013.
  • Coordinator, Standard Tamil Usage Course, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2014-2015.
  • Volunteer Student Counselor, Faculty of Arts, 2016/2017.
  • External Examiner for Ph.D., M.Phil. Researches of Annamalai University, South, India.
  • Examiner/ Evaluator for Ph.D., M.Phil. Researches of the Buddhist and Pali Universlty of Sri Lanka.
  • Oral Examiner for Ph.D, Post Graduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Peradeniya.
  • Chairman of the Judge Panel for selecting Rupavahini State Awards organized by the Department of Cultural Affairs, 2015.
  • Compiler, Kalaip Poonga - Arts Magazine, Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, Colombo, 2002-2003.

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Research Articles in refereed journals
  • ‘Periyapuranam – A view of semiotics,’ September 2008 Panpadu- Vol.17 No.3 (A refereed journal is published in Tamil by the Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs) Colombo: Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs.Pp.17-21.
  • ‘The contribution of Eelam scholars in the publishinghistory of ‘Tholkappiam’ October 2010. Panpadu - Vol.19 No.2 (A refereed journal is published in Tamil by the Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs) Colombo: Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs. Pp.24-29.
  • ‘The commentaries of Vidhuvashiromani Ganeshaiyer – A View’ April 2011. Puthiya Panuval - Vol.3 No.2(A refereed International journal of Tamil studies) Chennai.Pp.44-54.
  • ‘Eelam Poetry in the Twentieth century: Politics, War - Poems,’ May 2012. Panpadu- Vol.22 No.1(A refereed journal is published in Tamil by the Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs) Colombo: Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs.Pp. 46-54.
  • ‘Twentieth Century Eelam Poetry: Genres and the Media’ December 2012. Panpadu- Vol.22 No.2(A refereed journal is published in Tamil by the Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs) Colombo: Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs.Pp. 49-56.
  • ‘Bharathi as a Renowned Poet - A view on the multifaceted attributes of Bharathi’ April 2015. Panpadu- Vol.25 No.1(A refereed journal is published in Tamil by the Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs) Colombo: Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs.Pp. 61-64.
  • ‘Editor Ganeshaiyer in the perspective of textual criticism’2016. Mozhithal Vol.3 No. 2. Published in Tamil by the Suthanthira Aaivu Vaddam.Pp. 47-56.
  • ‘Colloquial influences in the Prose style of Bharathi’December 2016. Panpadu-Vol.26 No.1(A refereed journal is published in Tamil by the Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs) Colombo: Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs.Pp. 61-66.
  • ‘Printing ethics in the publishing process’ 2016 Palkalai Vol. 8 No. 1 & 2.Facuty of Arts, University of Peradeniya. Pp. 110- 118.

Peer reviewed presentations at National/ International Conferences/ Symposia/ Research Seminars

Published as full papers
  • ‘Romantic Legacy of Cankam Age and Kamaththup pall’International research seminaronSangam Literature and Society organized by Ministry of Religious Affairs and Moral Upliftment & Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs, Colombo. 03-05.11.2006.Article published on‘Sanga Illakkiyamum Samookamum’- Publication of the Research articles submitted during the International seminar.Pathmanathan, Prof. S. Ed. 2007. Pp.380-393.
  • ‘Thamizh GnanaSampanthar’International research seminar on The Path of Devotion and Cultural Efflorescence organized by Ministry of Religious Affairs and Moral Upliftment & Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs, Colombo.29.06.2007-01.07.2007.Article published on‘Pakthi Neriyum Panpattuk Kolangalum’-Publication of the Research articles submitted during the International seminar.Raguparan, K. Ed. 2008. Pp.412-421.
  • ‘The Hymns of Nammalvar’International research seminar onThe Path of Devotion and Cultural Efflorescence organized by Ministry of Religious Affairs and Moral Upliftment & Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs, Colombo.29.06.2007-01.07.2007.
  • Article published on‘Pakthi Neriyum Panpattuk Kolangalum’-Publication of the Research articles submitted during the International seminar.Raguparan, K. ed. 2008. Pp.436-444.
  • ‘Sekhizhar’s view of Saiva Sidhantham’International research seminar on The Chola Empire and its Religious Traditions organized by Ministry of Religious Affairs and Moral Upliftment & Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs, Colombo.22-24.08.2008.Article published on‘Sozhap Perarasum Samayap Peru Nerikalum’-Publication of the Research articles submitted during the International seminar. Pathmanathan, Prof. S.& Raguparan, K. ed. 2009. Pp.197-210.
  • ‘Ramanujar’s Contributions and Philosophies’International research seminar onThe Chola Empire and its Religious Traditions organized by Ministry of Religious Affairs and Moral Upliftment & Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs, Colombo.22-24.08.2008.Article published on‘Sozhap Perarasum Samayap Peru Nerikalum’-Publication of the Research articles submitted during the International seminar.Pathmanathan, Prof S.& Raguparan, K. ed. 2009. Pp.227-238.
  • ‘The place of devotion in Avai kural philosophical book – A view’International Conference on Devotional Literature organized by the University of Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India. 20,21.02.2009.Article published on‘Bhakthi Malarkal’- Publication of the Research articles submitted during the International seminar.2009. Pp.201-205.
  • ‘The Prose style of Annadurai’National seminaron Aarignar Anna Padaippukkal – Panmukkapparvai, organized by the Department of Tamil Studies & Research, University of Annamalai, Annamalai Nagar, India. 25,26.02.2009.Article published on ‘Arignar Anna Padaippukkal – Panmukkapparvai’ - Publication of the Research articles submitted during the seminar. 2009. Pp.515-519.
  • ‘The influence of folk dance in Modern Eelam’s theatre - A Review’National seminar(U.G.C. Sponsored grant) on Folk Dances – Past and Present, organized by the Department of Performing Arts,Bharathidasan University, Trichirappalli, India. 19,20.03.2009.Article published on ‘Nadduppura Aaddak Kalaigal ;Aaintrum Intrum’ - Publication of the Research articles submitted during the seminar. 2009. Pp.453-458.
  • ‘The Revitalization of Lord Muruga worship in Vijayanagar period’International research seminaron The Vijayanagar Empire and the Hindu Cultural Renaissance organized by Ministry of Religious Affairs and Moral Upliftment & Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs, Colombo.03-06.09.2009.Article published on ‘Vijayanakara Perarasum Hinthu Kalasara Marumalarchchiyum’ - Publication of the Research articles submitted during the International seminar. Pathmanathan, Prof. S. and others. ed. 2010. Pp.243-255.
  • ‘Valluvar’s Benignity and Vallalar’s Compassion’National seminar on Vallalar Padaippukal - Panmukkapparvaiorganized by the Department of Tamil Studies & Research, University of Annamalai, Indiaon 17,18.03.2010.Article published on ‘Vallalar Padaippukal - Panmukkapparvai’ Publication of the Research articles submitted during theseminar. Annamalai Nagar.2010. Pp.1199-1205.
  • ‘Towards a study of Kural Chapters’International research seminaron The Period of Ethical Literature and Cultural Traditions of Tamil Society A.C.300- 600 organized by Ministry of Religious Affairs and Moral Upliftment & Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs, Colombo. 22-25.09.2010.Article published on ‘Aaranerik Kalamum Thamizhakap Panpaddu Marapukalum’ -Publication of the Research articles submitted during the International seminar.Pathmanathan, Prof. S. and others. ed. 2011.Pp.290-311.
  • ‘The food tradition as stated in medicinal chapter(Thirukkural)’ International research seminar on Thirukkural organized by the University of Pondicherry, Pondicherry, India. 11-13.02.2011.Article published on ‘Vanpuhazhal’ Publication of the Research articles submitted during the International seminar.2011. Pp.262-267.
  • ‘Comentary skill of U.Vae. Sa.’National seminar on Ue.Ve.Sa.vin Thamil Panikal organized by the Department of Tamil Studies & Research University of Annamalai, India on 17,18.03.2011.Article published on ‘Ue.Ve.Saminathaiyarin Thamil Panikal ’ Publication of the Research articles submitted during the seminar. 2011. Pp.328-332.
  • ‘Social thoughts in the poems of Somasundarap Pulavar ’ International research seminar on Tradition and Novelty in Literature, organized by the School of Tamil Studies,Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India.6.1.2011. Article published on‘Ilakkiyankalil Marabum Puthumayum’- Publication of the Article submitted during the seminar.2011. Pp.1110-1112.
  • ‘The Role of Saivism and Budddhism in Periyapuranam’International research seminaron Hinduism and non Vedic Religions organized by Ministry Buddhasasanaand Religious Affairs & Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs, Colombo.05-08.10.2012.Article published on ‘Hinduism and non Vedic Religions’ - Publication of the Research articles submitted during the International seminar. 2013. . Pp.357-368.
  • ‘Sundarar’s devotional songs in the perspective of Saiva Siddhantham’ International research seminar on Saivinism in the First seven Sacred books called Tirumurai organized by Ministry Buddhasasana and Religious Affairs & Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs, Colombo. 28-30.06.2013.Article published on ‘Moovar Thamizhum Saiva Neriyum’ - Publication of the Research articles submitted during the International seminar.2014. Pp. 533-541.
  • ‘Manikkavasagar’s songs in the Romantic tradition’International research seminar on Thiruvatavurarum Saivatiruneriyum organized by Ministry Buddhasasana and Religious Affairs & Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs, Colombo. 18-20.07.2014.Article published on ‘Thiruvatavurarum Saivatiruneriyum’ - Publication of the Research articles submitted during the International seminar. 2015. Pp. 389-397.
  • ‘Ninth Sacred book called Onpatham Tirumurai in Saiva Tradition’ International research seminar on Thirumuraiyum Saivatiruneriyum organized by Ministry Buddhasasana and Religious Affairs & Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs, Colombo. 2015.Article published on ‘Thirumuraiyum Saivatiruneriyum’ - Publication of the Research articles submitted during the International seminar. 2016. Pp. 386-392.
  • ‘Elam samuthayaththin ethirparpukkal’ Hindu Research Conference organized by All Ceylon Hindu Congress, Jaffna. 31.07.2015 – 02.08.2015.Article published on ‘Diamond Jubilee Volume of All Ceylon Hindu Congress’ - 2016. Pp. 1091-1095.
  • ‘Thinai in Sangam literature’National conference on Sangam literature- A new perspective organized by the Department of Tamil, University of Peredeniya, 28.03.2015.
  • ‘Researches on Grammar by Vithuvasiromani C. Ganesair’ in the International Conference on U.V.Swaminatha Iyer and Tamil Scholars of the 19th centuary held on 5th December, 2016, organized by the Kongunadu Arts and Science College Coimbatore, India.

BOOKS

Authorship of Books – Literature and Languages
  • Sathavathani Na.Kathiraivetpillai. 2009. Colombo: Colombo Tamil Sanngam. 84 Pages. I.S.B.N.978- 955- 52273- 0- 8.
  • Somasuntharap Pulavar – Thamizhk Kavithai Ulakin Unnatha Aalumai. 2010. Colombo: Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Moral Upliftment. IV+ 84 Pages. I.S.B.N. 978-955-0353-11-8.
  • Uyar Kamban. 2012. Colombo: Ahila Ilankaik Kamban Kazhakam& Poobalasingam Pathippaham. XXIV+ 118 Pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 9396 49 9.
  • Ellai Neeththa... 2014. Chennai: Vanathy Pathippaham. XVI+ 112 Pages.
  • Thirukkuralil Marunthu.. (Medicine in Thirukkural ) 2015. Chennai, Colombo: Kumaran Pathippakam. XXII+122 Pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 659 489 8.
Authorship of Books - Creative work
  • Nimir Nadai (A collection of poems), 2003.India. Chennai: Kalaignan Pathipaham. 80 pages.
  • Antharaththu Ulavukira Sethy (A collection of poems), 2007. India. Chennai: Vilimbu Pathipaham. 78 pages.
  • Oviyam Sethukkukira Padal (A collection of poems), 2011. India. Chennai: The Papiras. 63 pages. I.S.B.N. 978 81 908552 2 8.

Editing of Collection of Essays

  • Yar Viyavathar (A collection of essays written by scholars about “Vaali Vathai”, a controversial chapter in Kamba Ramayanam), 2001. Nallur: Ahila Illankaik Kamban Kazhakam. XVI +380 pages.
  • Kambanil Aanmeeham (A collection of essays written by scholars on religious concepts in the Kamban Ramayanam) 2002. Nallur: Ahila Illankaik Kamban Kazhakam. XVI +332 pages.
  • Kambanaip Pole (A collection of essays written by scholars about a comparative study on literary works of Kamban and other poets) 2003. Nallur: Ahila Illankaik Kamban Kazhakam. XVIII +370 pages.
  • Iduthi Thee (A collection of essays written by scholars about 'Seetha Thee Kulippu' a controversial chapter in Kamparamayanam) 2004. Colombo: Ahila Illankaik Kamban Kazhakam & Poobalasingam Pathippakam. 274 pages. I.S.B.N. 955 8955 02 7.
  • Kamban Abarapiraman (A Collection of essays written by ‘Pandithamani’
  • S. Kanapathipillai about Kambaramayanam) 2005. Colombo: Ahila Illankaik Kamban Kazhakam & Poobalasingam Pathippakam. XIX +639 pages.
  • Eelaththil Kamban, ( Publication of the Research articles & semi Research articles about the epic Ramayanam) 2006. Colombo: Ahila Ilankaik Kamban Kazhakam& Poobalasingam Pathippakam. XVII +755 pages.
  • Nadaga Mayil( Publication of the Research articles & semi Research articles about 'Kaikegi' in Kamparamayanam) 2007. Colombo: Ahila Ilankaik Kamban Kazhakam & Poobalasingam Pathippakam. XXIV +462 pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 9396 17 8.
  • Mahakavi Iyal (A Collection of essays written by scholars about Poet Mahakavi) 2008. Colombo: Poobalasingam Pathippakam. 328pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 9396 19 2.
  • Kamba Uvamaith Thiran ( Publication of the Research articles & semi Research articles about the epic Ramayanam) 2008. Colombo: Ahila Ilankaik Kamban Kazhakam& Poobalasingam Pathippakam. XX +360 pages. I.S.B.N. 978- 955- 9396- 21- 5.
  • Kavichchakkaravarthi Kambane (A Collection of essays written by ‘Viththuvasiromani’ S. Ganesaiyar about Kambaramayanam) 2011. Colombo: Ahila Illankaik Kamban Kazhakam & Poobalasingam Pathippakam. XXIV+ 204 pages.I.S.B.N. 978 955 9396 48 2.
  • Elakkana Varampu (A Collection of essays written by ‘Viththuvasiromani’ S. Ganesaiyar about Tamil Grammar) 2012. Colombo: Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs. VIII+219 pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 9233 26 8.
  • IraiKugan (A collection of essays written by scholars about 'Kugan' in Kamparamayanam) 2013. Colombo: Ahila Illankaik Kamban Kazhakam & Poobalasingam Pathippakam. XXIV+ 204 pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 9396 57 4.
  • ‘Ilakkiyam’ published by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Colombo. 2016. 218 pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 0353 77 4.

Editing of Books / Souvenirs

  • Raguvammisam(A Rare Collection- First Sri Lankan Tamil Epic written by Poet Aarasakesary with critical introduction) 2007. Colombo: Department of Hindu Religious& Cultural Affairs. XXVI +714 pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 9233 13 8.
  • Avvayin Arul Molikal. 2008. Jaffna: Mrs. Sellamma Arulambalam memorial publication. 74 pages.
  • Thandiyalankaram(A Rarebook with critical introduction) 2009. Colombo: Department of Hindu Religious& Cultural Affairs. XVIII+222 pages.
  • Saiva Potham (A Collection of essays written by ‘Saivap Periyar’ S. Sivapthasundaram about Saivaism) 2011. Colombo: Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs. XVI +182 pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 9233 22 0.
  • Saiva Thusana Parikaram ( A Book written by ‘Srilasri’ Aarumuka Navalar about Saivaism.) 2013. Colombo: Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs. XXXII +108 pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 9233 29 9.
  • Ramanadagak Keerththanai - I(A Rare book with critical introduction) 2014. Colombo: Ahila Ilankaik Kamban Kazhakam& Poobalasingam Pathippakam. XVIII+263 pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 9396 65 9.
  • Ramanadagak Keerththanai - II(A Rare book with critical introduction) 2015. Colombo: Ahila Ilankaik Kamban Kazhakam& Poobalasingam Pathippakam. XII+268 pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 9396 75 8.
  • Thirukkural(A Rare Collection- Classical Tamil Literature with critical introduction) 2012. Colombo: Ahila Ilankaik Kamban Kazhakam& Poobalasingam Pathippakam. XX+394 pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 9396 50 5.
  • Thirumurugatrupadai(A Rare Collection- Classical Tamil Literature with critical introduction) 2014. Colombo: Department of Hindu Religious& Cultural Affairs. XIV +214 pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 9233 34 3.
  • Viswanatham (A souvenir published to celebrate the 75th birthday anniversary of Bhramasri Samy Viswanatha Kurukkal) 2001. Colombo: Bhramasri Samy Viswanatha Kurukkal 75th Birthday Anniversary Committee. XXXII +115 pages.
  • Jeyarajjiyam (A souvenir published to celebrate the 50th birthday anniversary of Kambavarithy E.Jeyaraj) 2007. Colombo: Kambavarithy E.Jeyaraj 50th Birthday Anniversary Committee. XIV +561 pages.
  • Saraswathy (A souvenir published to celebrate the centenary anniversary of Kopay Saraswathy Vidyasalai) 2012. Jaffna: M.Swaminathan Memorial Center. VIII+162 pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 52402 1 5.

Editing of Creative works

  • Irupatham Noortrandu Ealaththuth Thamil Kavithaikal (A collection of Sri Lankan Tamil Poems) 2005. Chennai: Poobalasingam Pathippakam & Kavitha Publication. 544 pages. I.S.B.N. 81- 8345- 035- 0.
  • Sotkal Isainthoru Kolam (A collection of Tamil Poems written by Talent award winners) 2014. Colombo:Ministry of Higher Education. 80 pages.I.S.B.N. 978 955 659 429 4.
  • Kaalap PerunKalam (A collection of Tamil Short stories written by Talent award winners) 2014. Colombo:Ministry of Higher Education. 96 pages.I.S.B.N. 978 955 659 430 0.
  • Eera Vaadai (A collection of Tamil Short Novels written by Talent award winners) 2014. Colombo:Ministry of Higher Education. 118 pages.I.S.B.N. 978 955 659 431 7.

Co- Editor of Collection of Essays

  • Vijayanakara Perarasum Hinthu Kalasara Marumalarchchiyum (Publication of the Research articles submitted during the International seminar) 2010. Colombo: Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs. XXVIII +654 pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 9233 17 6.
  • Araneryk Kalamum Thamizhakap Panpaddu Marapukalum (Publication of the Research articles submitted during the International seminar on the period of Ethical literature and Cultural traditions of Tamil society) 2011. Colombo: Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs. XX +494 pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 9233 18 3.
  • Thamizhin Navayuham (A collection of essays written by scholars about Modernization in Tamil) 2011. Colombo: Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs. VIII+160 pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 9233 20 6. (Chief Editor)
  • British colonialism and modernization (Publication of the Research articles submitted during the International seminar on British colonialism and modernization) 2012. Colombo: Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs. XXXII +672 pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 9233 23 7.
  • Hinthu Samayamum Avaitheka Nerikalum (Publication of the Research articles submitted during the International seminar on Hinduism and non Vedic Religions) 2013. Colombo: Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs. XVI + 512 pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 9233 28 2.
  • Moovar Thamilum Saiva Neriyum (Publication of the Research articles submitted during the International seminar on Saivism in the first seven Sacred books called Tirumurai) 2014. Colombo: Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs. XXIV + 644 pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 9233 33 6.
  • Thiruvaathavurarum Saivath Thiruneriyum (Publication of the Research articles submitted during the International seminar on Saivism in the eighth Sacred books called Tirumurai) 2015. Colombo: Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs. X + 548 pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 9233 37 4.
  • Thirumuraiyum Saivaththiruneriyum (Publication of the Research articles submitted during the International seminar on Saivism in the Ninth and tenth Sacred books called Tiruvisaippa and Thirumantram) 2016. Colombo: Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs. XVI + 392 pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 9233 41 1.
  • Elaththil Naddar Vazhipadu ‘Folklore Woreship in Sri Lanka’ – Collection of Research Articles written by Prof. R.Y.Kanagaratnam, 2016. Published by the Department of Tamil, University of Peradeniya.
  • Navalar Sinthiyum Seyalum ‘Navalar Thoughts and Contributions ’ – Collection of Research Articles written by Prof. R.Y.Kanagaratnam, 2016. Colombo: Navalar Natpani mantram and Kumaran Pathippaham. X + 198 pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 659 542 0.

Member of Editorial board of Books / Souvenirs

  • Arut Kalasam (A collection of divine Poems) 2009. Colombo: Mayoorapathy Sri Bhathirakali Ambal Thevasthanam. XVI +396 pages.
  • Saiva Nery Nirnayam 1 (A Collection of essays written by ‘Sivasri’ S.Kumaraswamik Kurukkal about Saivaism) 2008. Colombo: Pon. Balasundaram memorial publication. XII +187 pages.
  • Mayoora Mangalam (A souvenir for Mayoorapathy Sri Bhathirakali Ambal Thevasthana Maha Kumbabhishegam) 2000. Colombo: Mayoorapathy Sri Bhathirakali Ambal Thevasthanam. X +554 pages. (Member of the Editorial Board)
  • Prof. V. Nandakumar’s Manivizha Felicitation Volume (A souvenir published to celebrate the 60th Birthday Anniversary of Prof. V. Nandakumar) 2008. Peradeniya: Mani Vizha Committee. XLIV+278 pages. (Member of the Editorial Board)
  • Prof. Pazha. Muththuveerappan Manivizha Felicitation Volume (A souvenir published to celebrate the 60th Birthday Anniversary of Prof. Pazha. Muththuveerappan, Dean, Faculty of Indian Languages, Annamalai University) 2013. India: Mani Vizha Committee. 120 pages. (Member of the Editorial Board)
  • Navalar Narumalar (A Special Volume published at the Conference of Srilasri Arumuga Navalar) 2016. Colombo: Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs. XX+386 pages. (Member of the Editorial Board)
  • Indu Ilaingnan (The Young Hindu - Jaffna Hidu College Students Annual) 1990 – 1993. Jaffna: Jaffna Hindu College. 107 pages. (Chief Editor)

Member of Editorial board of Refereed Journals

  • Panpadu(A refereed journal is published by the Department of Hindu Religious& Cultural Affairs) Colombo: Department of Hindu Religious & Cultural Affairs. (Published three time a year) I.S.S.N.2235 9621.

Translator / Co Translator

  • Veruliyin irahasiyam(Children book: Sinhala to Tamil -original by Priyanga Kaluarachchi) 2007. Boralesgamuwa: Childs’ World Picture Books. 28 pages.
  • Uyirinankalathu Kalivugal (Children book: English to Tamil -original by Taro Gomi) 2009. Boralesgamuwa: Childs’ World Picture Books. 28 pages.
  • Unmai Sol (Tell me the Truth) (Children book: English to Tamil -original by Madhubhashini Disanayaka Ratnayake) 2016. Boralesgamuwa: Prajaya. 16 pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 4560 04 8.
  • Ennudan Vizhaiyadu (Play with me) (Children book: English to Tamil -original by Madhubhashini Disanayaka Ratnayake) 2016. Boralesgamuwa: Prajaya. 16 pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 4560 05 5.
  • Porutkalai Eduththa Idaththil Vaiththal (Keeping things in Place) (Children book: English to Tamil -original by Madhubhashini Disanayaka Ratnayake) 2016. Boralesgamuwa: Prajaya. 16 pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 4560 06 2.
  • Varisayil Nitrall (Standing in Line) (Children book: English to Tamil -original by Madhubhashini Disanayaka Ratnayake) 2016. Boralesgamuwa: Prajaya. 16 pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 4560 07 9.
  • Padiththal (Learning) (Children book: English to Tamil -original by Madhubhashini Disanayaka Ratnayake) 2016. Boralesgamuwa: Prajaya. 16 pages. I.S.B.N. 978 955 4560 08 6.

Published Orations

  • 'Sangam Literature and Xavier S.Thaninayagam' - Rev. Fr. Xavier S.Thaninayagam Memorial lecture organized by Jaffna Tamil Sangam at Navalar Mani Mandapam on 29th August, 2015.
  • 'Sri Lanka's Contribution to Modern Tamil Poetry' - Special lecture organized by Department of Cultural Affairs on World Poetry Day 21.03.2016.
  • 'Educational Thoughts in Tamil Grammar Books - A Perspective' - Rev. Fr. Xavier S.Thaninayagam Memorial lecture organized by St. Francis Xavier's Seminary, Jaffna on 27.04.2016.
  • 'Modern Poetry in Tamil ' - Special lecture organized by State Advisory Board of Literary and Department of Cultural Affairs at Teachers Training College, Kottagalle on 22.07.2016.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member of the Faculty Quality Assurance Cell, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, since 2017.
  • Member of the Faculty coordinating committee of the General degree, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, 28.0.2016 to date.
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Sri Lanka Journal of the Humanities, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, since 2017.
  • Departmental Coordinator,75th Anniversary felicitation Activities, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, 2017.
  • Member, Panel of Experts for assist in development of new curriculum for the Diploma in Journalism and two short term courses, UNESCO – SLCJ Curriculum Development Project, Sri Lanka College of Journalism, 2013.
  • Member of Syllabus Review Committee, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. 2016.
  • Member of Organizing Committee of the First International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences- IRCHS 2012 organized by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • Member, Writers Guild, Hindu Encyclopedia, Ministry of Hindu Religious Affairs, 2005 -2015.
  • Member of Board of Editorial, University Newsletter, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. 2015.
  • Member of Academic Committee -Humanities, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. 2014-2016 Nov.
  • Member, Research Advisory Committee, Department of Hindu Religious& Cultural Affairs, 2006 to date.
  • Member, State Advisory Board of Literary, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs, 01.02.2016 to date.
  • Member, State Advisory Board of Literary, Arts Council, Ministry of Education,01.08.2016 to date.
  • Member, Campaign Committee, World Hindu Conference Committee, Ministry of Hindu Religious Affairs, 2002.
  • Member, Judge Panel for selecting books for State Literary Awards, Arts Council, Department of Cultural Affairs, 2002,2012,2013,2014,2015 and 2016.
  • Member, Judge Panel for selecting National Media Awards, Ministry of Mass Media& Information, Colombo. 2007.
  • Member, Judge Panel in Inter Public Employees creative skill competition, Ministry of Cultural Affairs, 2008,2016 and 2017.
  • Secretary, All Ceylon Kamban Kazhakam Trust, From 2009 to date.
  • Member, Colombo Tamil Sangam, since 2015 to date.
  • Member, Srilasri Arumuga Navalar Sabai, since 2013 to date.
  • Life time Member, Hindu Graduate Association, University of Peradeniya since 2001.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Tamil Language and Literature - Grade 8, Educational Publications Department, Isurupaya, Battaramulla, 2016.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Tamil Literary Appreciation Grade 10and 11, Educational Publications Department, Isurupaya, Battaramulla, 2014.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Second Language Tamil Grade 10, Educational Publications Department, Isurupaya, Battaramulla, 2014.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Second Language Tamil Grade 6, Educational Publications Department, Isurupaya, Battaramulla, 2014.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Second Language Tamil Grade 11, Educational Publications Department, Isurupaya, Battaramulla, 2015.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Second Language Tamil Grade 7, Educational Publications Department, Isurupaya, Battaramulla, 2015.

AWARDS

ACADEMIC AWARDS
  • Cultural Exchange Programme Scholarshipfor PhD Research (2008/2009), Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
  • CVCD Excellence Award for Most Outstanding Young Researcher in Humanities and Social Sciences (2008), Committee of Vice- Chancellors and Directors, Sri Lanka
  • Vallalar Endowment Scholarship for best Academic performance (2009/2010), Annamalai University,India.
  • Senthamizh Thilaham Award (2010), Best research paper of 8th International seminar on feminism, Chennai, India.
  • Best Award in Research (2011), Young Artiste Award Ceremony, Cultural Association, Divisional Secretariat, Valikamam East- Kopay, Sri Lanka.
  • Gatemudliyar A.G. Tillekerathne Postgraduate Research Fellowship for Masters’ dissertation (2003/2004), University of Peradeniya.
  • Arumuganavalar Memorial Prize for the Tamil Most Meritorious (Prize on the basis of the results of the Special Degree Part 2 Examination 2000/2001), University of Peradeniya.
  • University Scholarships (Scholarship on the basis of the results of the General Arts Qualifying Examination, 1997/1998), University of Peradeniya.
  • Kanapathipillai Memorial Scholarship for Tamil (Scholarship on the basis of the results of the General Arts Qualifying Examination 1997/1998), University of Peradeniya.
  • Francis Kingsbury Prize for Tamil (Prize on the basis of the results of the General Arts Qualifying Examination, 1997/1998), University of Peradeniya.
  • Peradeniya Hindu Temple Scholarship for Hindu Civilization (Scholarship on the basis of the results of the General Arts Qualifying Examination 1997/1998), University of Peradeniya.
  • Ibrahim Jaffejee Memorial Scholarship for Philosophy (Scholarship on the basis of the results of the General Arts Qualifying Examination, 1997/1998), University of Peradeniya.
  • Thanthai Selva Award 2016 for the Educational contributions awarded by Thanthai Selva Welfare Society in Colombo, 24.04. 2016.

AWARDS, PRIZES FOR CREATIVE WORKS IN LITERATURE AND THEATER
  • Winner of the “Banumathi Murugesan Memorial Prize” awarded by Pondichery Kamban Kazhakam in Pondichery Kamban Vizha, India, 2003.
  • Won Sundararamasamy memorial Award Second prize – an International wide poetry competition awarded by Kalachchuvadu Trust, Nagarkovil, India, 2008.
  • “Inthamizh Gnayiru Award” awarded by Rameswaram Kamban Kazhakam in Rameswaram Kamban Vizha, India, 2009.
  • Won the ‘Best Book Award’ for poetry in the year 2007 for the book ‘Antharaththu Ullavukira Sethy’, awarded by Ministry of Education Cultural Affairs and Sports, Northern Provincial Council, Sri Lanka.
  • Awarded ‘Certificate of Merit’ to the book ‘Sathavathany Na. Kathiraivetpillai’ in the year 2009 by SriLanka Literary Council, Sri Lanka.
  • “Kamban Puzhal Award” awarded by Mannar Saivath Thamizh Ontriyam in Mannar Kamban Vizha, 2017.
  • Best Director Award – Island Wide University Level Competition, Organized by Tamil Union, University of Colombo, 2001.
  • First Place, Poem – Island Wide University Level Competition, Organized by Sangeetha Natya Sangam, University of Peradeniya, 1997/1998.
  • First Place, Poem – Puthiya Thentral Prize – Inter Faculty Tamil Poem Competition, Organized by Sangeetha Natya Sangam, University of Peradeniya, 1997/1998.
  • Best Debater Award – Inter Faculty Debate Competition, Organized by Tamil Union, University of Peradeniya, 1997/1998.
  • First Prize, Poem- Ilankathir Prize – Inter Faculty Tamil Poem Competition, Organized by Tamil Union, University of Peradeniya, 1997/1998.
  • First Prize, Poem- Ilankathir Prize - Inter Faculty Tamil Poem Competition, Organized by Tamil Union, University of Peradeniya, 1998/1999.
  • Best Director Award – Inter Faculty Tamil Drama Competition, Organized by Tamil Union, University of Peradeniya, 1999.
  • Best Scriptwriter Award – Inter Faculty Tamil Drama Competition, Organized by Tamil Union, University of Peradeniya, 1999.
  • Best Drama Award - Inter Faculty Tamil Drama Competition, Organized by Tamil Union, University of Peradeniya, 1999.
  • Best Director Award - Inter Faculty Tamil Drama Competition, Organized by Tamil Union, University of Peradeniya, 2000.

OTHER CREDENTIALS

  • Selected Candidate for S.L.A.S.(Class iii) (from open competitive examination for recruitment to the Sri Lanka Administrative service – 2004 {2005}).
  • Selected Candidate for S.L.E.A.S. (Class iii) (from open competitive examination for recruitment to the Sri Lanka EducatioAdministrative service-{2005}) First rankin Island level (scoring an aggregate of 293 marks).

COORDINATOR FOR RESEARCH SEMINARS/ WORKSHOPS

  • Co-Coordinator, National Research Seminar on Folklore organized by Department of Tamil, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, 2016.
  • Departmental Coordinator, Under Graduate Research Congress, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, since 2016.
  • Coordinator, Periodical Seminars of Department of Tamil, University of Peradeniya since 01.03.2016.
  • Coordinator, International research seminar - ‘The path of devotion and Cultural efflorescence’, Ministry of Religious Affairs& Moral Upliftment and Department of Hindu Religious& Cultural Affairs, 29.06.2007-01.07.2007.
  • Coordinator, International research seminar - ‘The Cola Empire and its Religious Traditions’, Ministry of Religious Affairs& Moral Upliftment and Department of Hindu Religious& Cultural Affairs, 22.08.2008-24.08.2008.
  • Coordinator, International research seminar - ‘The Vijayanagar Empire and Hindu Cultural Renaissance’ organized by Ministry of Religious Affairs and Moral Upliftment & Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs, Colombo.03-06.09.2009.
  • Coordinator, International research seminar - ‘The Period of Ethical Literature and Cultural Traditions of Tamil Society A.C.300- 600’ organized by Ministry of Religious Affairs and Moral Upliftment & Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs, Colombo. 22-25.09.2010.
  • Coordinator, International research seminar - ‘British colonialism and modernization’ organized by Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs & Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs, Colombo. 14-16.10.2011.
  • Coordinator, International research seminar - ‘Hinduism and non Vedic Religions’ organized by Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs & Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs, Colombo. 05-08.10.2012.
  • Coordinator, International research seminar - ‘Saivism in the first seven sacred books called Thirumurai’ organized by Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs & Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs, Colombo. 28-30.06.2013.
  • Coordinator, International research seminar - ‘Thiruvasakam’ organized by Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs & Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs, Colombo. 2014.
  • Coordinator, International research seminar - ‘Thirumurayum Saivath Thiruneriyum’ organized by Ministry of Hindu Religious Affairs & Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs, Colombo. 2015.
  • Coordinator, International research seminar - International research seminar on Thirumuraiyum Saivatiruneriyum organized by Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs, Colombo. 01-02.04.2016.

PARTICIPATED AS A RESOURSE PERSON IN WORK SHOPS (selected)

  • Participated as a resource person in the workshop on Quality Development of the Textbooks, Educational Publications Department, Isurupaya, Battaramulla, 22-25.03.2011.
  • Participated as a resource person in the workshop on Additional Languages, National Institute of Education, Maharagama, 15-16.02.2012.
  • Participated as a resource person in the workshop for Hindu Civilization Teachers (grads 12 &13) organized by Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs, Vavunia, 28.05.2012.
  • Participated as a resource person in the workshop for designing syllabus for second Languages , organized by Dept. of Tamil Languages, National Institute of Education, Maharagama, 20-22.08.2012.
  • Participated as a resource person in the workshop for obtaining recommendation on compiling Textbooks in accordance with the new syllabus, Educational Publications Department, Isurupaya, Battaramulla, 09.04.2013.
  • Participated as a resource person in the workshop for compiling new text books for 2015 in accordance with the new syllabus- Second Language Tamil Grade 10, Educational Publications Department, Isurupaya, Battaramulla, 21.08.2013.
  • Participated as a resource person in the workshop for designing the syllabus for ALIC Tamil course, National Institute of Education, Maharagama, 27,28.08.2013.
  • Participated as a resource person in the workshop for designing TIM for second Language Tamil Grade 06, organized by Dept. of Tamil Languages, National Institute of Education, Maharagama, 14,15.09.2013.
  • Participated as a resource person in the workshop for compiling new text books for 2015 in accordance with the new syllabus- Second Language Tamil Grade 06, Educational Publications Department, Isurupaya, Battaramulla, 18.09.2013.
  • Participated as a resource person in the workshop for compiling new text books for 2015 in accordance with the new syllabus- Tamil Literary Appreciation Grade 10, Educational Publications Department, Isurupaya, Battaramulla, 30.09.2013.
  • Participated as a resource person in the workshop for designing syllabus for first Language Tamil Grade 11, organized by Dept. of Tamil Languages, National Institute of Education, Maharagama, 21.11.2013.
  • Participated as a resource person in the workshop for designing TIM for first Language Tamil Grade 10, organized by Dept. of Tamil Languages, National Institute of Education, Maharagama, 22.11.2013.
  • Participated as a resource person in the Awareness work Session for compilation new text books for 2015 in accordance with the new syllabus and deliver a lecture on Writing Tecniques,Educational Publications Department, Isurupaya, Battaramulla, 28.01.2014.
  • Participated as a resource person in the workshop for collection of test items for A/L Students, organized by Dept. of Tamil Languages, National Institute of Education, Maharagama, 30-31.07.2014.
  • Participated as a resource person in the workshop for prepare final draft syllabus – Grade 8 Tamil Language and Literature organized Dept. of Tamil Languages, byNational Institute of Education, Maharagama, 27-29.09.2014.
  • Participated as a resource person in the workshop for prepare pro type paper – G.C.E. O/L Literary Appreciation Tamil, organized by Dept. of Examinations, Pelewatte, 24-25.02.2016.
  • Resource person of National Institute of Language Education and Training (NILET), Ministry of National Coexistence Dialogues and Official Languages, 2016.
  • Participated as a resource person in the workshop for prepare Teacher Guide– Grade 9 Tamil Language and Literature organized by Dept. of Tamil Languages,National Institute of Education, Maharagama, 10.03.2017.
  • Participated as a resource person in the workshop for Tamil Teachers (grads 12 &13) organized by Dept. of Tamil Languages,National Institute of Education at Puttalam, 10.03.2017.