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Ven. Demunnewe Upali Thero

Probationery Lecture
Address:
 
Official:

Department of Social Sciences & Comparative Studies,
Faculty of Languages & Cultural Studies,
Puttalam Road,
Anuradhapura.

Residence:
Sri Vidyaloka Temple, 
New Town, Polonnaruwa
Telephone:
Official: 

Mobile:   +94715126346

Email:
Official: upalithero@busl.ac.lk
Personal:   udemunnewa@gmail.com 
  1. Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, (2013)
  2. Bachelor of Arts (Honors) Degree in Library and Information Science, (3.79 GPA), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, (2018).
  3. Pracheena Panditha Final Examination (Royal Pandith), the Oriental Studies Society, Sri Lanka, (2012).

Diplomas;

  1. Diploma in English, Aquinas University College, Colombo, (2017).
  2. Diploma in Information Literacy and Information Technology, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya, (2016).
  3. Diploma in Computer Hardware with Network, Vocational Training Center, Dehiwala, 2019.

Certificate Courses;

  1. London Test of English (Level-1), Edexel, London, (2009).
  2. Certificate Course in English, ELTU, University of Kelaniya, (2016).
  3. Certificate Course in Graphic Designing, ICT Centre, University of Kelaniya, (2016).
  4. Certificate Course in Computer Literacy, ICT Centre, University of Kelaniya, (2015).
  1. Assistant Librarian (on Contract Basis), Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura. (2022)
  2. Temporary Assistant Lecturer, Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 2020 May- 2021 May.
  3. Temporary Assistant Lecturer, Department of Library and Information Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. 2019 March- 2020 May.
  4. Temporary Sub Warden, Bhikshu Hostel, University of Kelaniya, 2020 May- 2021 May.
  5. Temporary Sub Warden, Bhikshu Hostel, University of Kelaniya, 2019 March- 2020 May.
  6. Teacher (Government), Maha Vihara Maha Pirivena, Asgiriya, Kandy, 2013 -2014.


1. Conference Abstracts
1.1. International Conference Extended Abstracts
Rev. Upali, D. (2019) ‘A Content Analysis of Poth Liyamane Anisaṃsa’, in Digital Transformation and Reinvention of Future Ready Libraries. 3rd International Conference on Library and Information Management;, Colombo: Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya, pp. 300–302.
1.2. International Conference Abstracts
Rev. Upali, D. (2017) ‘A Critical Analysis on the Research Perspectives Embedded in Buddhist Theory and Philosophy’, in Konwledge Enrichment throuhg Dissemination and Exchange of Information. 2nd International Conference on Library and Information Management;, Colombo: Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya, p. 100.
Rev. Upali, D. and Rev. Nanda, I. (2017) ‘A Historical Review of “Personal Naming” in Ancient Ceylon (From 6 BC to 3 AD)’, in Humanities and Social Sciences – Legacies and Challenges in Development Discourse. Ruhuna University International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences, Matara: University of Ruhuna, Matara, p. 49.
Rev. Upali, D. and Rev. Nanda, I. (2017) ‘Critical Study of the Ethical Codes Related to the Disciplinary Conduct of Laymen of Jain Mahawira in Association with UWASAGADASAO’, in Buddhism and Jainism in Early Historic Asia. International Conference on Buddhism and Jainism in Early Historic Asia, Colombo: Center for Asian Studies, University of Kelaniya, p. 22.
1.3. National Conference Extended Abstracts
Rev. Upali, D. (2017) ‘A Study of Historical Value of the art of Palm Leaf Manuscripts’, in. National Research Symposium on Historical Studies, Mihintale: Rajarata University, Sri Lanka, pp. 577–579.
1.4. National Conference Abstracts
Rev. Upali, D. (2017) ‘A Bibliographical Study of Palm Leaf Manuscripts with reference to the Collection of Kandy Sellawali Rajamaha Viharaya and Gampaha Pethiyagoda Paramartha Dharmakara Piriven Viharaya’, in Development of Next Generation: Research in to Practice. 3rd National Symposium of Social Sciences Undergraduates, Colombo: Research Center for Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, p. 60.
Rev. Upali, D. (2017) ‘Pirith Sajjhayanaya saha Bawuddha Santhikarma pilibnda Adhyayanayak’, in. Undergraduates’ Research Confertence on Archaeology Tourism and Cultural ResourceManagement, Colombo: Department of Archaeology, University of Kelaniya, p. 04.
Rev. Upali, D. (2019) ‘A study of the sentence endings of historical Palm Leaf Manuscripts; with special reference to the Special Palm Leaf Manuscripts Collection of Petiyagoda Paramartha Dharmakara Piriven Viharaya’, in. Jounior Academic Staff Symposium Proceedings, Colombo: Staff Development Unit, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, pp. 35–36.

2. Articles for refereed Journals

  1. Upali, D. (2023). An exploratory study of lexicography. Sri Lanka Library Review, 37(1), 75-83.DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/sllr.v37i1.59
  2. An Investigation of the literature of Polonnaruwa era and Pothgulviharaya, Social Sciences peer reviewed journal, Department of Social Sciences and Comparative Studies, Faculty of Languages and Cultural Studies, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka (In Print).
  3. Rev. Upali, D. (2016) ‘Library Buildings and Standards (Written in Sinhala)’, Pragnasara, 3, pp. 373–400.
  4. Rev. Upali, D. (2017) ‘An Introduction to the Department of Library and Information Science of University of Kelaniya’, Pragnasara, 4, pp. 193–197.
  5. Rev. Upali, D. (2019) ‘The Beginning Stages and the Expansion of the Department of Library and Information Science of University of Kelaniya’, Samaja Vimarshana, 04, pp. 168–173.
  6. Rev. Upali, D. (2012) ‘History of Buddhist Cultivation in Anuradhapura Period (Written in Sinhala)’, Nenasa, pp. 177–191.
  7. Rev. Upali, D. (2013) ‘Tisarasandeśaya; Introduced a New Poetic Tradition to Sinhalese Literature (Written in Sinhala)’, Nenasa, pp. 54–72.
  8. Rev. Upali, D. (2015) ‘A Study of Verses (Gāthā) and Paritta Chanting Bases on Pāli Literary Techniques (Chandasa); (Written in Sinhala)’, pp. 444–461.
  9. Rev. Upali, D. (2016) ‘Non-Lust Aesthetic Appreciation (Written in Sinhala)’, Pragnasara, 2, pp. 372–395.

3. Book Chapters

Rev. Upali, D. (2017) ‘A Study of Commentator Dhammapāla Thera (Written in Sinhala)’, in Pranama. Colombo: Gadage, pp. 217–228.
A Comparative Study between AACR II and RDA, Vimalanandabhinandana Academic Volume, Buddhist University of Sri Lanka, 2020 (In Print).

4. Newspaper Articles

  1. Yapanaya Pusthakalaya Dakina Pothgulvehera Nodakina Api, Aruna, 2021 October 17.
  2. Pudakara Wandimu Dalada Himi Asamana (Literature Work), Pahana (2016), (Second Volume), Ven. Indiparape Dhammasiri, Colombo.

5. Annotation provided for a book written by another author.

  1. Ubayachandra, E.G. (2021). Self-Development, Department of Marketing Management, University of Kelaniya.

6. Editorial Works

  1. Editor, Conference Proceedings, 3rd International conference of Library and Information Management, organized by the Department of Library and Information Science of University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka, 2019.
  2. Assistant Editor, VIDYARTHI: Journal of Library and Information Science, 3rd Volume, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya, 2020
  3. Assistant Editor, Samaja Gawesakayo: Academic Journal, Staff Development Unit, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, 2020
  4. Co-Editor, Proceedings of Junior Academic Staff Symposium (JASS) – 2019, Staff Development Unit, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  5. Co-Chief Editor, Samaja Vimarshana, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Kelaniya, 2019.
  6. Chief Editor, Pranama, Godage, Colombo, 2017.
  7. Co-Chief Editor, Pragnasara 4rd Volume, Bhikkhu Association, University of Kelaniya, 2017.
  8. Co-Chief Editor, Pragnasara 3rd Volume, Bhikkhu Association, University of Kelaniya, 2016.
  9. Editor, Biography of Sr. Prof. Piyadasa Ranasinghe (a pamphlet), Department of Library and Information Science of University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, 2017.
  10. Compiler, Internship Record Book, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kelaniya.
  1.  Bibliographic Control
  2. Library Cataloging
  3. Library Classification
  4. Authority Control
  5.  Conservation and Preservation
  6.  Library History

Prizes won at Primary education Level;

  • All Island Inter-Pirivenas Language and Literature Competitions
  1. First Place, Sanskrit Poem Composing Competition, All Island Senior Level, Organized by the Education Ministry of Sri Lanka. 2011.
  2. Second Place, Dhamma Preaching Skills Competition, All Island Senior Level, Organized by the Education Ministry of Sri Lanka. 2011.
  3. Third Place, Reciting Poems Competition, All Island Pre-Primary Level, Organized by the Education Ministry of Sri Lanka. 2005.
  • District Inter-Pirivenas Language and Literature Competitions
  1. First Place, Dhamma Preaching Skills Competition, Inter-Pirivenas Senior Level, Kandy District , Organized by the Education Ministry of Sri Lanka. 2011.
  2. First Place, Sanskrit Poem Composing Competition, Inter-Pirivenas Senior Level, Kandy District , Organized by the Education Ministry of Sri Lanka. 2011.
  3. First Place, Administration to the Religious works competition, Inter-Pirivenas Senior Level, Kandy District, Organized by the Education Ministry of Sri Lanka. 2010.
  4. Second Place, Dhamma Preaching Skills Competition, Inter-Pirivenas Junior Level, Kandy District , Organized by the Education Ministry of Sri Lanka. 2019.
  5. First Place, Reciting Poems Competition, Primary Level, Kandy District, Organized by the Education Ministry of Sri Lanka. 2007.
  6. First Place, Reciting Poems Competition, Pre-Primary Level, Kandy District, Organized by the Education Ministry of Sri Lanka. 2006.

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