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STAFF

 

Academic Staff

 

Ven. Prof. Kotapitiye Rahula

(Head of the Department) is a Senior Lecturer, and has B.A. Honours and M.A. from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Ven. Rahula teaches and researches on Pali language and literature and Abhidhamma studies.

 

Prof. R.G.D. Jayawardenais a Senior Lecturer, and has B.A. and M.A. from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Mr. Jayawardena teaches and researches on the history of Buddhism and Buddhist art and culture.

 

Ven. Prof. Muwaetagama Gnanananda is the professor of Pali and Buddhist Studies. He has received B.A. (Hons.) Peradeniya, M.A. (PGI of Pali and Buddhist Studies) Kelaniya, M.Phil. (Peradeniya), Ph.D. (Delhi), and PG Dip. In Counseling (University of Colombo) Ven. Gnanananda teaches and researches on Pali language and literature and origins of Mahayana Buddhism..

 
Professor Emeritus of Pali and Buddhist Studies P.D. Premasiri (Retired in December 2006). He holds B.A. Honours from University of Ceylon, B.A. Honours and M.A. from the Cambridge University, U.K., and Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii, U.S.A. Professor Premasiri teaches and researches on Buddhist philosophy, Buddhist ethics, Buddhist psychology, comparative studies on Buddhism and Western philosophy and religions, and Pali.
 
Prof. P.B. Meegaskumbura - Emeritus professor of linguistic
 
Dr. H.M. Mahinda Herath - is a Senior Lecturer, and has B.A. and Ph.D from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. His research interest is pali Studies.
 
Ven. Dr. Muthukeliyawe Indarathana - is a Senior Lecturer and venerable has earned B.A. and Ph.D from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. His research interest is pali Studies.  
 
Mr. D.M. Kasun Dharmasiri- is a Probationary Lecturer, B.A. (Hons.) in Buddhist Studies, University of Peradenya, M.A in Buddhist Studies, Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, M.Phil. in Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya , Sri Lanka. His research interest is Buddhist Psychology, Buddhism and current social problems.

 

 

 


Temporary Lecturers

 

Mr. Dinidu Sathsara Basnayake - is a temporary lecturer of the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies. He holds BA Degree and his research area is Buddhist Studies.


Non Academic Staff

 

Ms. Dilushi (Computer Application Assistance- Grade III)

  Mr. Dharmapala
 
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