Educational Qualifications:
B.Com (Hons) Peradeniya,Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Peradeniya),M.Phil in Education (Peradeniya),Diploma in English University of KelaniyaPhD in Education (Peradeniya)
Appointments (Selected) :
Lecturer, Department of Education from 2011.10.03 to dateVisiting Lecturer, Department of Education, University of Peradeniya from 2003 to 2011Visiting Lecturer, National Education of Institute (N.I.E) Sri Lanka (2003)Government Teacher from 1987 to 2011Resource Person, Preschool Teachers on New Trends an Education Reforms of the Local Government Department (Central Province) 2003
Memberships & Awards :
Senior Student Canceller, University of Peradeniya 2013 to dateMemberof the Dept of Education, Internship programme, University of Peradeniya
Research Intersests :
Principal of Education, Educational Philosophy, Sociology of Education, Education Administration and Leadership, School Guidance and Counseling, Gender Education, Education Law, Lifelong Education and Teaching Learning Process in Schools.
Research Publications :
Samarakoon Banda, H.M.(2006) The Educational Concepts as Depicted in the Buddhist Philosophy. International Symposium, University of Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka

Samarakoon Banda, H.M.(2007) An Analytical Study of the Educational Concepts Depicted in Theravada Buddhism Pertaining to the Role of School Teacher IN Sri Lanka. Postgraduate Research Symposium February .24.2007 Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya. Sri Lanka.

Samarakoon Banda, H.M.(2007) An Ethnography Study Conducted in Tow Central Colleges. Ministry of Education. Isurupaya, Battaramulla.