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

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Sri Subaddraramaya,
Yatigammana,
Menikdiwela, Kandy

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Mobile: +94(0)711115592

Email:
Official: Ks1992@busl.ac.lk 
Personal: somananda.kuda@gmail.com

 

  1. Bachelor of Arts honours Degree in History (B.A. hons.), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2007.
  2. Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Pg. Dip. in Ed.), the Open University of Sri Lanka, 2013.
  3. Master of Human Rights and Multiculturalism, Postgraduate Institute of Humanities And Social Sciences (PGIHS), University of Peradeniya,/ University of South Eastern Norway, 2023.
  4. Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) Degree in History, University of Peradeniya, 2014.
  1. Member of the Senate, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, from 2022.03.03.
  2. Member of the Academic Council for Undergraduate (General) Degree Program (External) and Extended Program, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, from 2021. 10.07. Lifetime
  3. Member of The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, from 2016 up to Present.
  4. Member of the Faculty Board, Faculty of Languages and Cultural Studies, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, from 2015 to up to present.
  5. Member of the Department Society, Social Sciences and Comparative Studies, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, from 2015 to up to present.
  6. Member of the Teachers’ Association of Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka.

Appointments
• Lecturer (Probationary) in History, Department of Social Sciences and Comparative Studies, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka,, Since 04.06.2015 to 2018.06.04.
• Senior Lecturer in History, Department of Social Sciences and Comparative Studies, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, Since 04.06.2020.
• Visiting Lecturer in History for Undergraduate Students in History, Department of Humanities, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Since 13.12. 2010.
• Teaching as a teacher in Sri Siddhartha Pirivena Ratthepitiya, Menikdiwela, Kandy, since 2007.03.01 up to 2015.06.03.


Positions Held
• President, Teachers’ Association of Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, from 15. 03. 2022 upto now.
• Secretary, Teachers’ Association of Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, from 22. 01. 2020 up to 09. 03.2021.
• Deputy Secretary, Teachers’ Association of Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, from 01. 11. 2018 up to Present.

• Senior Treasurer, Bhiksu Students Society, 2019/2020 Academic Year, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka.
• Joint-Secretary, International Buddhist Conference, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 2019.
• Senior Treasurer, History Society, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, from 5th of February 2019 up to Present.
• Chief Organizer, Steering Committee, International Online Conference, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 2021.
• Coordinator, The Academic and Executive Staff Development Program of the Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, from 2019.07.24 to 2020.07.23.
• Coordinator, The Academic and Executive Staff Development Program of the Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, from 2020.07.23 to 2021.07.23.
• Coordinator, The Academic and Executive Staff Development Program of the Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, from 2021.07.24 to 2022.07.23.
• Chairman, Financial Committee, International Online Conference, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 2021.
• Chairman, Special Guest Lecture Committee for Golden Jubilee of Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 2022.
• Coordinator, One day Practical Program for Reading Inscriptions , Action Plan – 2021, , Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka.
• Coordinator, One day Field trip in History, Action Plan – 2021, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka.
• Officer of Nomination for Establishment of Bhiksu Student Society of Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 2022.
• Warden (Acting), Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, from 2022.01.24 to 2022.04.23.
• Officer of Nomination for Establishment of Faculty Student Society of Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 2022.
• Member of the Degree Programmes and Academic Activity Committee of the Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 2022.
• Member of faculty cell Unit of the Internal Quality Assurance of Faculty of the Languages and Cultural Studies, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 2020.
• Member of The faculty cell of the Internal Quality Assurance of Faculty of the Languages and Cultural Studies, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 2021.
• Member of the Overall Coordinators’ Committee, International Buddhist Conference, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 2019.
• Member of Computer Assistant of the Abstract Book Editorial Committee, International Buddhist Conference, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 2019.
• Member of the Decoration Committee, International Buddhist Conference, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 2019.
• Member of the Session Room Arrangement Committee, International Buddhist Conference, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 2019.
• Member of the Food and Refreshments Committee, International Buddhist Conference, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 2019.
• Member of the Transportation Committee, International Buddhist Conference, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 2019.
• Member of the Corresponding Committee, National Buddhist Conference, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 2017.
• Member of the Decoration Committee, International Buddhist Conference, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 2015.
• Member of the Transportation Committee, International Buddhist Conference, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 2015.
• Member of the Newsletter Editorial Board, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 2016.
• Member of the Technical Evolution Committee, PRAVACANA Refereed Journal – 2019, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka.
• Principal, Nandana Rividina Dhamma School, Sri Subaddraramaya, Yatigammana, Menikdiwela, from 2002 up to Present.

Resource Contributor
• Resource Person as a Chairperson, 1st Undergraduate Conference on Archaeology, Bhiksu Unversity of Sri Lanka. Year?
• Resource Person as a Lecturer in History for Bachelor of Arts Degree (External) Programme of the Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka.
• Resource Person as a Lecturer for Certificate Course in Astrology (External) Programme of the Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka.
• Resource Person as a Lecturer for Certificate Course in Tamil (External) Programme of the Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka.
• Resource Person as a Lecturer for Astrology Course – PBUS 22043 (Internal), 2017 Semester II, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka.
• Resource Person as a Lecturer for Astrology Course – PBUS 22043 (Internal), 2018 Semester II, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka.
• Resource Person as the Chief Supervisor of the Annual Dhamma School Examination, kandy, 26th of November 2017.


Academic Experience and Professional Qualifications
• Lecturer in History: Department of Social Sciences & Comparative Studies, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, from 04 June 2015 to 04. June 2018.
• Senior Lecturer (Grade II) in History: Department of Social Sciences & Comparative Studies, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, from 04 June 2020 up to now.
• Visiting Lecturer in History for Undergraduate Students in History, Department of Humanities, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, From December 2010 up to 2021.
• Chief Examiner, G.C.E.(A/L) – 2021 (2022), Department of Examination, Sri Lanka.
• Supervisor, Diploma in Tamil Language (External) 1st Batch End Examination, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 2021.
• A Contributor of Rearrangement in History Syllabus for Undergraduate (General) Degree Program (External), Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 2021.
• A Setter of Question Papers in History for Undergraduate Level, Department of Social Sciences & Comparative Studies, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, from June 2015 up to Present.
• An evaluator of Answer Scripts in History for Undergraduate Level, Department of Languages, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, from June 2015 up to Present.
• A setter of Question Papers in History for Undergraduate Students in History, Department of Humanities, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, From December 2010 up to 2018.
• An evaluator of Answer Scripts in History for Undergraduate Students in History, Department of Humanities, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, From December 2010 up to 2018.
• Induction Programme for Academic Staff University of Peradeniya – 2015.
• Experience as a Visiting Lecturer in History, Department of Humanities, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, since 2010.
• A Contributor in revising the syllabus of History for Bachelor of Arts Degree Programme of the Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka.
• A Contributor to the development of the syllabus of History for Bachelor of Arts Degree (External) Programme of the Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka.
• A Contributor to the development of the syllabus of Certificate Course in Astrology (External) of the Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka.
• eight year experience as a teacher, Sri Siddhartha Pirivena, Ratthepitiya, Menikdiwela.
• Experience as a Dhamma teacher, Nandana Rividina Dhamma School, Sri Subaddraramaya, Yatigammana, Menikdiwela, Kandy, Sine 2002.
Participations
• Workshop on Career – Related Skills Development, Career Guidance Unit, University of Peradeniya, 22nd September 2006.
• Theravada and Mahayana Buddhist Dialog Workshop, Sudharmaramaya Temple, Getambe, Peradeniya, 17th November 2016.
• The Programme on Financial and Administration Procedures for the Academic and Administrative Staff, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, 20th December 2017, 08.30 A.M. – 11.30 A.M.
• Samgayana Scholarly Discussion, organized by Department of Buddhist and Pali Studies, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 29-30th of November 2018.
• National Forum on Antiquity of The Sinhala Language And The Origin Of The Brahmi Script, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, January 31, 2019.
• Resilience Research Training and Consulting, CORRECT 19 Four-day Training Programme Supported by The Awareness with Human Action (AHA) Initiative Funded by the European Union Held on November 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd 2021.

  1.  Religious Studies (Buddhism, Hinduism & Christianity)
  2. Social and Cultural History
  3. Colonialism (Portuguese, Dutch and British)
  4. Human Rights and Multiculturalism
  5. History of Astrology

NORPART Project Scholarships/PGIHS – 2022 to study of Master of Human Rights and Multiculturalism at the University of South Eastern Norway, Norway. 

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