The Director

Ven. Prof. Kotapitiye Rahula

PhD. - Pali Language ( University of Peradeniya , Sri Lanka )

Academic Qualifications:

 

  • Ph.D. in Pali (University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka) 2009
  • M.A' in Pali (University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka) 1995
  • B.A. (Hons) in Pali (University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka) 1986

 

Higher Education:

  • Entered University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Subjects offered for first examination: Pali, Sanskrit and Buddhist Studies. Compulsory subjects: English and Logic. 1982
  • Special Arts Qualifying Examination Subjects offered: Pali -1983
  • Obtained the Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Pali as the principal subject and Sanskrit as the subsidiary. (Placed in the Second Class Upper Division Honours Pass). University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya. Sri Lanka. – 1986

Secondary Education:

  • Malevana Rajakeeya Vidyalaya, Dargha Town,  Kalutara. (1967 -1974)
  • Pravacanodaya Pirivena (Monastery school), Molligoda, Wadduwa.(1975-1981)

Theses & Dissertation:

 

  • Saddasāratthajālini (Edition of the text, study of methodology & syntax and into Sinhala Translation with Critical Introduction) Research thesis on Pali Grammar submitted for the Ph.D Degree to the University of Peradeniya, 2009
  • Concept of Peace in Buddhism- Research Thesis for the Master of Arts Degree submitted to the University of Peradeniya. Sri Lanka, 1995
  • Buddhism and Peace, Dissertation submitted to the University of Peradeniya for B.A (Hons) Degree, 1986

Awards

  • Woodward Prize for Pali (Greatest Competence) Special Arts Degree Examination 1986, University of Peradeniya.

 

Employment:

  • Professor, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya, 2011 to date
  • Senior Lecturer Grade I, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya, 2001- 2011
  • Senior Lecturer Grade II, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya, 1995 - 2001
  • Lecturer (Probationary) Department of Pali and Buddhist studies, University of Ruhuna, Matara, 1988-1991
  • Visiting Lecturer Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya, 1987-1988
  • Lecturer, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya, 1991-1995

Training and Professional Experiences

 

  • Participant of the workshop on Training in Research and Publication of National Center for Advanced Studies (NCAS), Colombo, 2009
  • Examiner of Pilot papers-Advanced Level examination, 2007
  • Training Program on curriculum Development in Higher Education under IRQUE Project, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, 2007
  • External Examiner for Under-graduate and Post-graduate Courses, University of Colombo, Colombo, 2006- to date
  • External Examiner for Under-graduate and Post-graduate Courses, University of Sri Jayewardhanepura, 2005- to date
  • Member of the external Examinations Co-Ordination Committee University of Peradeniya. 2001- to date
  • Resource person for the Seminar in Local Knowledge at National Institute of Education (N.I.E.), Maharagama, 2001
  • Prepared the Course-unit syllabi (for the first time), second and third years for the first time for Pali, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya, -2001
  • Conducted a research related to the Ph.D. thesis at the SOAS College Library and British Library, London, UK, 1998 – 1999 and 2002
  • Participated in the work-shop on Teaching Methods of the Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, 1996
  • Visiting scholar for teaching Pali language. Bokkyu University, Kyoto, Japan, 1995
  • Participated Teaching Methods work-shop, Faculty of Arts, University of  Peradeniya, 1994
  • Visiting Lecturer, Buddhist and Pali University, (Asgiriya Branch) Kandy, 1992
  • Prepared the syllabi on Pali Language (for first time), Department of Pali and Buddhist studies, University of Ruhuna, Matara, 1988
  • Chief Examiner, G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination in Buddhist Civilization conducted by the Department of Examination, Sri Lanka, 1987- to date.

 

Positions Held:

 

  • Head, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies University of Peradeniya, -2000
  • Acting Head, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya, 1997
  • Acting Head, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya, 2000
  • Acting Head, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya, 2007
  • Warden, Sangharamaya and Kehelpannala Halls, University of Peradeniya, 1994
  • Honorary Head, Department of Pali at the Higher Education Institute of the Asgiri Viharaya, Kandy, affiliated to the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, 1993
  • Member, Faculty High Degree Committee, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, 2000-2001
  • Co-editor, 'Sambhāvanā' Volume III, Part I, Peradeniya University academic publication of the Faculty of Arts, 2002 January - June 2003.
  • Co-editor, ' Sambhāvanā ' Volume II,  Part II ,  Peradeniya University, academic publication of  the Faculty of Arts, 2001 July - December 2003.
  • Co-editor, ' Sambhāvanā ' Volume II, Part I, Peradeniya University academic publication of the Faculty of Arts. 2001 January - June 2003.
  • Co-editor, Prof. Lily de Silva felicitation volume, Department of Pali and   Buddhist Studies, University of  Peradeniya. 2001
  • Consultant-editor, Sāragavesi, Academic Journal of the Department, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya, 2005
  • Senior Treasurer of the Buddhist and Pali Society, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, 2000
  • Senior Treasurer of the Bhāratha Vidyā Society, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, 1997.
  • Senior Treasurer of the English Association of Buddhist Monks, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, 1997.

 

Research Interests:

 

  • Pali grammar,
  • Pali literature,
  • Vinaya literature,
  • Abhidhamma,
  • Prakrit.

 

 

 

Other Positions and National Services.

 

  • Chairman- The committee appointed by the President of Sri Lankan Government to forward reports with regarded to canonical preaching, Buddhist history and Buddhist civilization which has been given wrong interpretations, 2009
  • Member, The committee regarding proposals to develop the Pali language and literature appointed by the president attached to the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Moral Upliftment, 2009
  • Member, Sri Lanka council of Religions for Peace (SLCRP), 2009
  • Member, Inter Religious Council for Peace, Thailand, 2009
  • Deputy Chairman, The Forum of Inter University Buddhist Lecturer Monks, 2007- to date
  • General Secretary Supreme Sangha Council of the Kotte chapter of Siyam Maha Nikaya, Sri Lanka,
  • Advisor, The Association of Novice training programme, Kalutara Bodhi Complex, Kalutara, 2006- to date
  • Coordinator - Programme of the development of Pali Language,                           Conducted by the Buddhist affairs Department Colombo, 2005- to date
  • Advisor – Sri Lanka Tsunami welfare association, 2004
  • Senate member, Buddha Sràvaka Bhiksu University, Anuradhapura, from 1999 to 2001
  • Member- Advisory Committee, Supreme Sangha Council of the Kotte chapter of Siyam Maha Nikaya,  Sri Lanka, 2000- to date
  • Executive member, Supreme Sangha council of the Kotte chapter of Siyam Maha Nikaya, Sri Lanka, 1998- to date
  • Principal, Sri Saranapala Dhamma School, Bodhi Rajamaha Viharaya, Talpitiya Wadduwa. 1998- to date
  • President- 'Sumaga Dam Sabhava' Bhikkhu Organization in Kalutara District. 1994- 1996
  • Coordinator - Counseling Service Unit (KALANA) Department of Medical Education, Medical Faculty, University of Peradeniya. 1995- 1996.
  • Council Member, Asgiri Vihara Higher Education Institute, Kandy, 1993-2002.
  • Coordinator and Participant - Buddhist Programmes, in Sri Lanka RèpavŒhin´ Corporation, 1988- to date.
  • Coordinator and Participant- Buddhist Programmes in the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, from 1987 – to date.
  • Advisor, Talpitiya Association of united help for funerals, 1986- to date.

 

Publications (Books)

 

  • Saddasāratthajālini (Edition of the text Connection of words in the sentences, Translation and Introduction) Karunaratne & Sons, Homagama, 2009
  • Selalihini Mission (English Translation) – Karunaratne & Sons, Homagama, 2009
  • Pali & Buddhist Studies (Pali Bauddha Adhyayana) Collection of articles in Sinhalese' Karunaratne & Sons, Homagama, 2009
  • Pali and Buddhist studies – Collection of articles in English. Karunaratne & Sons, Homagama, 2009
  • Buddha dharmaya - Grade six (in accordance with the Government syllabus) Karunaratne & Sons, Homagama, (Sinhala) -2007
  • Higher Ordination: (Booklet) editor & publisher. Karunaratne & Sons, Homagama, 2009, (Sinhala) – 2006
  • KammavŒcŒ, Publisher - Kotte Sri Kalyani Samagri Dharma Maha Sangha Sabha, Karunaratne & Sons, Homagama, 2006
  • Buddhist Vinaya Studies (Bauddha Vinaya Addhyayana), published in Commemoration of the 150 th anniversary of Kotte Sri Kalyani Samagri Dharma maha Sangha Sabha. Published by Kotte Sri Kalyani Samagri Dharma Maha Sangha Sabha. Rajamha Viharaya Kotte, Karunaratne & Sons, Homagama, 2006
  • Symposium of  Buddhist Studies (20th Anniversary Commemoration Volume of Thames Meditation society), Publisher: Thames Meditation society, United Kingdom, Printed by Karunaratne & Sons, Homagama, 2003
  • Ordination and Higher ordination (Pevidi Upasampada Vata) Co-editor,  Publisher: Kotte Sri Jayawardenepura. Sangha Sabha. Kotte. 2000
  • Buddhism and Rituals (Bauddha PèjŒ CŒritra) felicitation volume to venerable Labugama Lankananda Mahanayaka Thera, Publisher-Buddhasasana Ministry, Colombo, Government press, Colombo, 1996

 

Publications (Articles)

 

  • Buddhist interpretation of eternal peace (Sadātanika Sāmaya Pilibada Bauddha arthakathanaya), Siyavas Cārikā: Felicitation volume  of Gettepola Sri Vimalaratanābhidhāna Mahā Nāyaka thero, ed. Saliya Amrasinghe, Sri Kalyāni Sāmagri Dharma Mahāsangha Sabhāva, Kusumsiri Art Amarasinghe, Gampaha, 2009, pp. 76-81.
  • A study of the origin of the concept of Sīmā and its special characteristics (Bauddha sīmā sankalpaye ārambhaya hā visheshatvaya pilibanda adhyayanayak), Abhivandanā: Felicitation volume of venerable Meeriyabedde Upananda thero, eds. Akiriye Somananda and others, Omax printers, Kandy, 2009, pp. 62-69.
  • Ancient connections between Sri Lanka and Burma and the development of Pali language (Atītaye Pevati Lanka Buruma sambandhatā saha pali bhāshā prabodhaya) Svarna Jayanthi Sangrahaya: Vidyakeerthi Pirivena, Hanguranketa, eds. Ven Anguruvelle Seelavimala and others, 2009, pp. 103-117.
  • Understanding and controlling of emotions in Buddhism, 1st International Association of  Buddhist  Universities Conference and Symposium  on Buddhism and Ethics organized by the Buddhist Research Institute, MCU, Thailand, 2008
  • An Evaluation of Jataka Stories, Abhinandana shāstrīya sangrahaya, Felicitation volume of Ven Vilapititye Gnavamsa Thero, Nigorodhaketta Pirivena, Telabugala, Tilina Printers, Gelioya, 2007, pp. 403-408.
  • The Buddhist concept of Aesthetics, The Felicitation volume of
  • Yatadolawatte Ariyawansa maha thero of Kshetrārama maha Pirivena. eds. Magala Rahula Thero and others. Kshetrārāma maha Pirivena, Kande Viharaya, 2007, pp. 36-39.
  • Buddhist concept of Frustration (Asahanaya pilibanda Bauddha Akalpaya), Pena Saraniya, Academic Journal for Honorable Akurana Pannaransi Thero, ed. Tamjamtenne Dhammaransi Thero. Galle Printers Private Ltd, Horana. 2006, pp. 24-37.
  • A religious review of  peace and unity, (Sāmaya hā sahajīvanaya  pilibanda āgamika vimarshanayak), Sumana Prabodha, Felicitation volume of Badullagammana Sri Sumanasara Thero, Badullagammana Sri Sumanasara Thero, Niyo Graphic, Nugegoda, 2006, pp. 323-349.
  • The Study on Vinaya kamma, (Vinaya karma pilibanda adyanayak), Bauddha Vinaya Addyayana,  ed. Kotapitiye Rahula Thera,  Kotte Kalyāni Sāmagri Dharma Mahasangha Sabhāva, Kotte,  Karunaratne & sons, Homagama, 2006, pp. 142-154.
  • An introduction to Buddhist Uposatha, (Bauddha uposataya pilibanda hedinvīmak), Bauddha Vinaya Addyayana, ed. Kotapitiye Rahula Thera,  Kotte Kalyāni Sāmagri Dharma Mahasangha Sabhāva, Kotte,  Karunaratne & sons, Homagama, 2006, pp. 276-285.
  • Vinayo nāma sāsanassa āyu, Bauddha Vinaya Addyayana, ed. Kotapitiye Rahula Thera,  Kotte Kalyāni Sāmagri Dharma Mahasangha Sabhāva, Kotte,  Karunaratne & sons,Homagama, 2006, pp. 293-308.
  • The importance of Higher Ordination as a Self-training Programme, (îdhyātmika pratipadāvak vashayen Upasampadāve eti vedagatkama), Bauddha Vinaya Addyayana, ed. Kotapitiye Rahula Thera,  Kotte Kalyāni Sāmagri Dharma Mahasangha Sabhāva, Kotte,  Karunaratne & sons, Homagama, 2006, pp. 318-326.
  • Higher Ordination, (Booklet) editor & publisher. Karunaratne & Sons, Homagama, 2006
  • Frustration - Buddhist view (Asahanaya – Bauddha mataya), Pranāma: Felicitation volume of Honourable Niyangoda Dharmakirti Sri Sangharakshita Vijitasiri Thero, eds. Rambukwelle Sobhita Thero and others,  Buddha Sāsana Ministry Colombo, Creative printers and designers, Kandy, 2005, pp. 153-166.
  • The Buddha as a Profound Thinker, Vesak Annual 2549/2005, Thames Buddhist Vihara, Thames Meditation Society, Selsdon Surrey U.K, 2005, pp. 5-7.
  • Buddhist Uposatha and its conceptual importance, (Bauddha uposathaya saha ehi sankalpamaya vedagatkama), Abhistuti, eds. Professor Chandima Wijebandara and others, Global Trust Lanka Private Ltd, Nugegoda, 2004, pp. 65-77.
  • Ecological significance of the monastic life, A presentation at the Seminar on “Buddhism and Ecology” Jointly Organized by the Peradeniya Forum of Buddhist Studies, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies University of Peradeniya. & The Department of Buddhist Thought and Culture, Dongguk University Korea, 2004
  • Buddhist concept of suicide (Siya divi nasā genīma pilibnda Baudda ākalpaya), Vajra Prabhā: The Vidyaratana Vishva Vidyapitha Vajra Jayntiya, eds: Nelumdande Vimalasara Thero and others, Vidyaratana Vishvavidyapitha,  Horana, The State Printers, Colombo, 2004, pp. 217-223.
  • Bhesajja Ma–jusā Medical Text, (Besajja Manjusā vaidya grantaya), Sāragaves´ Academic Journal -2004. by the Pali and Buddhist Educational Association, Department of Pali Buddhist Studies University of Peradeniya, Balin & Co (pvt) Ltd, Kandy, 2004, pp. 14-21.
  • Pirita and its combined rituals, Buddhist festivals and ceremonies, (Pirith Pinkama hā ehi upacāra vidhi), Bauddha Utsava hā Puda Sirit, eds: Midigama Sorata Thera and others, Pub: Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Ruhuna, 2003, pp. 16-33.
  • An interpretation of Higher Ordination, (Upasampadāva Pilibanda vivaranayak), Vidyāsèdani: Medagama Vajiragnāna thera Abhinandana Academic Journal, eds. Wila-oye Wimalajoti thera and others, London Buddhist Viharaya, London, Sridevi Printers (pvt) Ltd, Dehiwala, 2003, pp. 291-300.
  • The concept of peace in Buddhism, (Sāmaya pilibanda bauddha sankalpaya), Vivarana: Dharma êāstrīya Lipi Saraöiya, eds. Kandegoda Wimaladhamma Thero and others, The Ministry of Buddhasāsana,  Colombo, 2003, pp 66-71.
  • Aims and concepts of the Buddhist clergy as revealed by the Vinaya PiÊaka,(Vinaya Pitakayen apekshita bhiksu pratipadāva), Sri Dharmarāja êāstr´ya Sangrahaya, The Principal and Staff, Sri Dharmarāja Maha Pirivena, Sivali Offset Printers, Matale, 2001, pp. 18-26.
  • Sri Lankan culture related to the Buddhist Stèpa, Vesak Annual 2000, Themes Buddhist Vihara, Publisher: Themes Meditation Society, London, 2000, pp. 20-21.
  • Reality of the worship of Vihāras, (Vehera Vihara vandanāve yatārtaya),Saddharmākara: Century memorial Volume, Pub: Pinwatte Sri Saddharmākara pirivena, The State Printers, Colombo, 2000, pp. 166-167.
  • Ordination and Higher Ordination (Pevidi Upasampada Vata) co-editor,Publisher: Kotte  Sri Jayawardhanapura. Sangha Sabha. Kotte.2000.
  • The mind of the child and environment, (Lamā manasa hā parisaraya), Wesak Handa: The annual Publication of  Dhamma, ed. G.Y.H. Fernando. Wekada Buddhist society, Panadura, Bandula Printers, Panadura, 1998, pp. 89-90.
  • Niddesa, Encyclopedia of Sinhala, Cultural Department of Sri Lanka, Sethsiripaya, Battaramulla. 1997
  • The symbolic importance of Pirith Chanting, (Pirith deshanaye eti snketātmaka vedagatkama), Budu Samaya hā pèjā cāritra, ed.  Kotapitiye Rahula Thera, The Ministry of Buddha Sāsana, The state printers, Colombo. 1996, 190-203.
  • Stèpa and Sri Lankan Culture, (Stupaya hā hela sanskrutiya), Bo - maluwa and Se-Varuöa., ed. Dunagaha Dhammodaya Thera, Taranga Printer, Kiribathgoda. 1993, 23-24.
  • Pupil Hand books of Kandiyan Period, (Mahnuwara yugaye sishya atpoth), Mahanuwara sengaunu toraturu, The academic journal of Sri Sumangala Vidyalaya Kandy. ed. Godagama Mangala Thera, By Buddhist society, Sri Sumangala College, Kandy, 1992, pp. 112-115.
  • Reaction to the five famous debates and the Buddhist renaissance, (Pa–ca mahavādaye pratirāvaya hā Bauddha punarudaya), Vesak Handa: The annual publication of Dhamma, ed. G.Y. H. Fernando, Wekada Buddhist society, Panadura, Bandula Printers, Panadura,  1991, pp. 23-27.

 

 

 

 

Conference papers, Seminar papers and Public Lectures.

  • Pilgrims of Truth, Pilgrims of Peace, 25th Anniversary of the World Day of Prayer for Peace:Day of reflection, dialogue and prayer for peace and justice in the world, Assisi, 27 October 2011 at Vatican, Rome. 2011
  • The influence of the environment on human life, International Research Seminar organized by the Buddhist Research Institute, MCU, Thailand. 2009
  • Purification of environment through the Buddhist way of life, Third International Buddhist Conference of Sri Lanka Association for Buddhist Studies, held in Buddha§rāvaka Bhikkhu University, Anuradhapura, 2008
  • Understanding and controlling of emotions in Buddhism, 1st International Association of Buddhist Universities Conference and Symposium on Buddhism and Ethics organized by the Buddhist Research Institute, MCU, Thailand, 2008
  • Leadership and Buddhist personality, (Nāyakatvaya saha Bauddha paurushaya), The Guest Lecture in teachers’ training programme of Panadura Sasanarakshaka Division, Sri Walukaramaya, Wadduwa, 2010.
  • The Field of Buddhist Education (Bauddha Adyāpana Vi§aya Kshetraya), The Guest Lecture at the Annual Prize giving of the Karuna Bharaya, The Auditorium of the National museum, 2009.
  • Buddhism and Social Problems, The chief lecture at the annual meeting of Wadduwa Sanasa Association, 2009.
  • Keynote Speech - Vidyābhimanī Praöāma, Velapura Maha Vidhyalaya, Kalutara, 2009.
  • Internal and External Challenges faced by the Bhikkhus, The Main lecture at Dharmavijaya Pirivena, Kalutara, 2009.
  • Buddhism and Tourism, A Guest Lecture at the Blue Water Hotel, Wadduwa. 2009.
  • The Police officer and the Parābhava sutta, A guest lecture at Sri Lanka Police College, Kalutara, 2009.
  • The guest Lecture of the Book Launching: “Nettippakaraöa AÊÊhakathŒ by Ven. Medagampitiye Vijitadhamma”, University of Peradeniya, 2009.
  • The aims and objectives of promulgation of Vinaya rules (Vinaya nīti penaveeme aramuöu  hā abhimatārtha),The Main lecture on the day of  initiator of Pavacanodaya pirivena, Maolligoda, Wadduwa, 2009.
  • Understanding and controlling of emotions in Buddhism, In the First International Conference and Symposium of International Association of Buddhist Universities (IABU), on “Buddhism and Ethics”, Conducted by Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Thailand. 2008.
  • Basic characteristics of monks’ education (Bbhik·u adhyāpanayehi mūlika lak·aöa),A guest lecture at Asigiri Maha Vihàra Pirivena, Kandy, 2008.
  • Sauhkaya Sanrak·aöaya udesā Bauddha upadesanaye eti vedagatkama, A guestLecture at government Hospital, Kongahawela, Matale, 2008.
  • Dura balamu, A guest lecture at Sri Dharmaraja Dhamma School, Sri Lankaramaya,Wadduwa, 2008.
  • An evolution of Jātaka Stories, Keynote Address at Vesak celebration function, Seck Kia Eenh (Malacca Buddhist Association), 2008.
  • Themes Buddhist Lecture Series, Themes Buddhist Viharaya, London, 2007.
  • The utility of the importance of the protection of the Vinaya precepts to the Community of the monks. (Bhik·u samajaye pevetma sandahā vinaya sik·āpada surak´me eti vedagatkama), A lecturer at the Rerukane Dharma Cakra Foundation, Bandaragama, 2007.
  • The development of the attitudes of the Buddhist monks, A guest lecture at the Uva Wellassa University, Badulla, 2007.
  • Expansion of Buddhist literature, A Guest Lecture at the Literary Ceremony of the Horana VidyŒratna Vi§va VidyŒpiÊha, Horana, 2007.
  • Preservation and promotion of Buddhist Art in Sri Lanka, The conference paper in the international Buddhist Seminar on the United Nations Day of Vesak, Conducted by Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Thailand. 2007.
  • The Guest Lecture, The 50 years anniversary of the Valagedara Sirinivasa Vidyayatana Pirivena, Kalutara, 2007.
  • Buddhist monk and Society, Khettarama Maha Pirivena, Kande viharaya, Alutgama, 2007.
  • The Higher Ordination (Upasampadā) the Guest Lecture at the training Programme of Higher Ordination, Pravaconadaya Pirivena, Molligoda, 2006.
  • The Biography of Arahant Seevali, (Seevali Maharahatan Vahanse), Pujaramaya, Potupitiya, 2006
  • The guest Lecture of the Book Launching: “Bauddha Vinayakarma by Ven Medagampitiye Vijitadhamma”,University of Peradeniya, 2006.
  • Literary aspects of Buddhism, A guest lecture at the Dept. of Buddhist Studies, University of Delhi, 2005.
  • Rogi Satkaraya hā Bauddha Samkalpa, A guest lecture at government Hospital, Kongahawela, Matale, 2005.
  • Our responsibility on controlling crimes (Aparādha mardhanayehi lā ape vagakeema),the chief lecture at Siri Sumana Dhamma School, Gangaramaya, Maha Wadduwa, 2005.
  • Buddhism and unity of family, (Bududahama hā Pavul jeevitaye samagiya),the chief lecture at Panadura Divisional Secretariat on the programme of Tsunami disaster people, 2005.
  • The Uposatha, observing Vas and the duties   of the teachers, (Uposathaya, Vas viseema hā Œcārya Upādhyāya vath) The Guest Lecture at the training Programme of Higher Ordination, Sri Sumanatissa Pirivena Dehiwala, 2005.
  • Solutions through Buddhism for mental solace, The guest Lecture at the Blue Water Hotel, Wadduwa. 2005.
  • The Pali Canonical Literature, (Pàli tripiÊaka Sāhityaya),The Guest Lecture at the Auditorium of the Public Trusty, 2005.
  • Observing Vas (Vas Viseema) The Guest  Lecture at the training Programme of Higher  Ordination, Sri Dharmavijayaloka Purana  Viharaya, Pnnipitiya. 2004.
  • The importance of Pabbajjā and Upasampadā, (pevidi upasampadave eti vedagatkama),The Main lecture on the day of  initiator of  Pavacanodaya pirivena, Molligoda, Wadduwa, 2004.
  • Buddhist monk and personality(Bhiksuva hā Pauru§aya), A guest lecture at Buddhasrava Bhiksu University, 2003.
  • Human Recourses and use of Physical Properties, A guest lecture in Samasta  Lanka Sasanaraksaka Forum’s Conference at  Palipana Chandananda Buddhist Centre, Kandy, 2003.
  • The development of the attitudes of the monks, (Bhik·u ākalpa Vardanaya), The Guest Lecture in the Workshop hold at the Mutiyangana Rajamaha Viharaya Badulla, 2003.
  • The Higher Ordination (Upasampadā) The Guest Lecture at the training Programme of Higher Ordination, Gangula Sri Parama Vishuddharamaya Panadura, 2003.
  • The Higher Ordination (Upasampadā) The Guest Lecture at the training Programme of Higher Ordination, Ashokaramaya Kalutara, 2002.
  • Matdravya nivāranaya hā mahajana  dāyakatvaya, A guest lecture at Vijaya Kumaratunga memorial Hall Wadduwa, 2002.
  • The Guest Lecture at the seminar of the Chief incumbent of Kalutara District, Organized by the SŒsanŒrk·aka Maö¶alaya, Panadura, Hold at the Saddharmakara Viydayatana Pirivena,  Pinwatta, 2001.
  • The duties of the Police officer for prevention the criminals, A guest lecture at Sri Lanka Police Superintend Office Panadura, 2001.
  • Buddhist Philosophy and Ethics (Bauddha dar§anaya ha sŒradharma), Teachers’ Training Programme of Panadura Sasanarakshaka Division, 2001.
  • The Higher Ordination (Upasampadā) The Guest Lecture at the training Programme of Higher Ordination, Nandana Pirivena, Kesbewa., 2001.
  • Resource person, Primary workshop:  Economic, Social and Human Wellbeing and Development through Buddhist Ethics, BMICH   Committee Room E, 2001.
  • Higher Ordination (Upasampadā) The Guest Lecture at the training Programme of Higher Ordination, Pratibimbaramaya Dehiwala, 2000.
  • Attitudes of Bhikkhus, (Bhik·u Œkalpa), A guest lecture at Asigiri Maha Vihara Pirivena, Kandy, 2008.
  • Resource person, Two day work shop on Buddhist  Pre School System for Sri
  • Lanka, Palipana Sri Chandanada Buddhist Research Institute, Asgiriya, Kandy, 2000.
  • Higher Ordination (Upasampadā) The Guest Lecture at the training Programme of Higher Ordination, Bellanvila Rajamaha Viharaya,1999.
  • Samaöā Sakya Puttiyā,  The Chief Lecture at the training programme  of Higher Ordination, Naga Viharaya, Kotte, 1998.
  • The attitudes and objectives of the monks as defected in the Vinaya PiÊaka, (Vinaya PiÊakayen helivana bhik·u ākalapa hā aramuöu) The Guest Lecture at Sumaga Dam Sabhā, Sri Dharmarama Pirivena, Dediyawala, 1992.

Book Reviews

  • Bhesajjamanjusa, ed. J. Liyanaratne, Pali Text Society, London, 1997
  • Anguttara Nikaya (Part I), Sinhala Translation by Dr. ven. Bellanwila Wimalaratana thera and Keerti Naranpanawa, Published by Sri Somaratana Research Center, Bellanwila, Praja Sanvardhana press, Bellanwila, 1990
  • Vesak Handa- Annual Academic Journal- Volume 41, ed. G.Y.H. Franandu, Published by Buddhist Brother Association, Wekada, 1989