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Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka
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  1. MPhil in Linguistics (English Medium), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (2017)
  2. MA in Linguistics (English Medium), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (2011)
  3. BA in English, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka (2004)
  1. 01.10.2019 To Date Member Study Board of External Degrees and Extensive Courses
  2. 13.02.2019 To Date Member Management Committee of Unit of International Affairs
  3. 01.06.2018 To Date Member Internal Quality Assurance Cell of FLCS
  4. 01.06.2018 To Date Member Internal Quality Assurance Cell of UPEDEC
  5. 17.10.2017 To Date Member Senate
  6. 17.10.2017 To Date Member Interview Board, Recruiting New Students to the University
  7. 17.10.2017 To Date Member Research Committee
  8. 17.10.2017 To Date Member Library Committe
  9. 17.10.2017 To Date Member Examination Board (Internal)
  10. 17.10.2017 To Date Member Examination Board (External)
  11. 17.10.2017 To Date Member Leave Committee
  12. 17.10.2017 To Date Member Higher Degree Committee
  13. 17.10.2017 To Date Member Examination Board for Examination Frauds
  14. 17.10.2017 To Date Member Planning and Academic Development
  15. 17.10.2017 To Date Member Academic Board, External Degrees and Extensive Courses
  16. 17.10.2017 To Date Member Internal Quality Assurance Cell, Faculty of Languages and Cultural Studies
  17. 17.10.2017 To Date Member Management Committee of Unit of International Affairs
  18. 17.10.2017 To Date Member Committee for the Maintenance of Land and Buildings
  19. 20.06.2017 20.06.2018 Member World QS Ranking in Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka
  20. 17.09.2012 16.09.2015 Member Faculty of Languages and Cultural Studies
  21. 2020 Member Viva Voice, Fourth Year Students of Special Degree in Sanskrit
  22. 2019 Member Research Management Committee
  23. 2019 Member Committee for Proofreading of the Certificates & Awards of 6th General Convocation
  24. 2019 Member Committee for Conferring Honorary Degree
  25. 2019 Member Cultural Event Organizing Committee, International Buddhist Conference-2019
  26. 2019 Member Committee for Examination Discipline
  27. 2019 Member Examination Board of Unit of Post Graduate, External Degrees and Extensive Courses
  28. 2019 Member Transportation Committee, International Buddhist Conference-2019
  29. 2019 Member Announcements & Notices Committee, International Buddhist Conference-2019
  30. 2019 Member Creating Guidelines for Awarding University Research Allowance
  31. 2019 Member Selection Committee for Recruiting Instructors in English (04.04.2019)
  32. 2019 Member Selection Committee for Recruiting Erudite Professor in Sinhala (13.11.2019)
  33. 2019 Member Selection Committee for Recruiting a Lecturer in Sinhala (10.01.2019)
  34. 2019 Member Academic Development and Planning Committee for Revising Student Handbook
  35. 2019 Member Updating Student Handbooks and Syllabi of External Degree and Extensive Courses
  36. 2019 Member Abstract Book Editorial Committee, International Buddhist Conference-2019
  37. 2018 Member Steering Committee, 2nd International Buddhist Conference on Abhidhamma-2018
  38. 2018 Member Interview Board for Recruiting New Students for 2017/2018 Academic Year
  39. 2018 Member Interview Board for Recruiting New Students for 2018/2019 Academic Year
  40. 2018 Member Committee for Revising Exam Malpractices and Punishments Procedure
  41. 2018 Member Committee for Preparing Guidelines of Certificate Courses and Examination Procedure
  42. 2018 Member Committee for Selecting Academics to ITEC English Program in Hyderabad, India
  43. 2018 Member Selection Committee for Recruiting Instructor in English (10.05.2018)
  44. 2018 Member Committee for Preparing Guidelines for Examination Staff
  45. 2018 Member Committee for Revising the BUSL University Act
  46. 2017 Member Selection Board for Recruiting Instructor in English (17.10.2017)
  47. 2017 Member Selection Board for Recruiting Lecturer in Sanskrit (17.10.2017)
  48. 2017 Member Committee for Checking the Revised BBU University Act Translation
  49. 2017 Member Technical Committee for Examining Prices and Preparing a Report to Publish the Newsletter
  50. 2017 Member Website Maintaining Committee
  51. 2017 Member Committee for Preparing a Program to Study Buddhism for Local and Foreign People
  52. 2016 Member Program for Nalanda University – Sri Lanka Cooperation
  53. 2016 Member Committee for Preparing an MoU with Dr. B.R.Ambedkar University of Social Sciences
  54. 2016 Member Technical Committee for Publishing the Newsletter
  55. 2015 Member Transportation Committee, International Buddhist Conference-2015
  56. 2015 Member Overall Coordinators’ Committee, International Buddhist Conference-2015
  57. 2015 Member Announcements & Notices Committee, International Buddhist Conference-2015
  58. 2015 Member Technical Committee for Publishing the Abstract Book of International Buddhist Conference
  59. 2015 Member Transportation Committee, International Buddhist Conference-2015
  60. 2015 Member Cultural Event Organizing Committee, International Buddhist Conference-2015
  61. 2015 Member Announcements & Notices Committee, International Buddhist Conference-2015
  62. 2014 Member Website Updating Committee, International Buddhist Conference-2014
  63. 2014 Member Corresponding Committee, National Buddhist Conference-2014
  64. 2014 Member Steering Committee, International Buddhist Conference-2014
  65. 2013 Member Corresponding Committee, National Conference-2013
  66. 2013 Member Announcements & Notices, Accommodation Committee, National Conference-2013
  67. 2013 Member Preparing a Booklet Consisting the University Details in English
  68. 2013 Member Overall Coordinators Committee, National Buddhist Conference-2013
  69. 2012 Member Site-seeing Arrangement Committee, International Buddhist Conference-2012
  70. 2012 Member Website Updating Committee, International Buddhist Conference-2012
  71. 2012 Member Organizing Committee of International Buddhist Conference-2012
  72. 2008 Member Organizing Committee, 3rd International Buddhist Conference of SLABS (08-10.12.2008)
  73. 04.09.2019 06.09.2019 Member Working Committee of ICRC International Conference on ‘Reducing Suffering During Armed Conflict: The Interaction between Buddhism and International Humanitarian Law (IHL)
  74. 11.12.2017 11.12.2020 Member Academic Research and Educational Committee (IBC, Delhi, India )
  75. 10.12.2017 10.12.2020 Member Executive Committee, International Buddhist Confederation, Delhi, India
  76. 07.12.2017 To Date Member Sri Lankan Tibetan Buddhist Brotherhood Society, Sri Lanka
  77. 08.05.2012 08.05.2022 Member IM 0802, World Buddhist Sangha Council, Taipei, Taiwan
  1. 14.01.2018 To Date Senior Lecturer in English (Gr.ii) Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka
  2. 17.10.2017 To Date Head, Department of Languages Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka
  3. 04.10.2017 13.01.2018 Lecturer in English Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka
  4. 14.01.2013 03.10.2017 Probationary Lecturer in English Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka
  5. 16.01.2008 13.01.2013 Instructor in English Buddharavaka Bhiksu University
  6. 01.02.2005 31.12.2006 Teacher in Sinhala and Religion Ceylinco Sussex College, Kurunegala
  7. 02.01.2005 02.01.2007 Teacher in Sanskrit Somananda Pirivena, Kurunegala

Visiting Appointment

  1. 19.01.2020 30.01.2020 Visiting Lecturer in English Orientation Programme (2018/2019) Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka
  2. 15.03.2019 15.03.2020 Visiting Instructor in English BUSL/EEC Programme (2019/2020) Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka
  3. 10.02.2019 10.02.2020 Visiting Instructor in English Certificate Course in English (2018/2019) Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka
  4. 10.02.2019 10.02.2020 Visiting Instructor in English Diploma in English (2018/2019) Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka
  5. 01.02.2019 01.02.2020 Visiting Instructor in English Diploma in English (Internal) Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka
  6. 11.12.2017 29.12.2017 Visiting Lecturer in English Orientation Programme 2017 Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka
  7. 10.03.2017 10.03.2018 Visiting Instructor in English BUSL/EEC Programme (2016/2017) Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka
  8. 14.12.2016 09.01.2017 Visiting Lecturer in English Orientation Programme 2016 Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka
  9. 01.05.2016 01.05.2017 Visiting Instructor in English BUSL/EEC Programme (2015/2016) Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka
  10. 23.11.2015 25.12.2015 Visiting Lecturer in English Orientation Programme 2015 Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka
  11. 05.01.2014 05.01.2015 Visiting Instructor in English BUSL/EEC Programme (2013/2014) Buddharavaka Bhiksu University
  12. 15.01.2012 15.01.2013 Visiting Instructor in English BBU/EEC Programme (2011/2012) Buddharavaka Bhiksu University
  13. 14.11.2010 14.11.2011 Visiting Instructor in English BBU/EEC Programme (2010/2011) Buddharavaka Bhiksu University
  14. 05.09.2009 05.09.2010 Visiting Instructor in English BBU/EEC Programme (2009/2010) Buddharavaka Bhiksu University
  15. 01.01.2006 02.01.2008 Visiting Lecturer in English and Business Communication Jayasekara Management Centre, Kurunegala

Books:

  1. Piyarathana, Rev., M., Gunathilake, L.D. & Godfrey Perera. (2008) AAT Final Level: Business Communication-11. Colombo: Jayasekara Management Centre.
  2. Piyarathana, Rev., M. (2008) Buddhism Grade 9. Colombo: Ceylinco Sussex Educational Services Ltd. (A Text Book in English for an International School under the NIE syllabus)
  3. Articles in Reviewed Journals:
  4. Piyarathana, Rev., M. (2019) ‘The Teaching Method of the Buddha to Globalize Ethics for Creating a Sustainable Society’, United Nations Day of Vesak 2019 International Conference: Buddhist Approach to Global Education in Ethics’, Hanoi, Vietnam, 11-15 May 2019, pp. 149-177. (ISBN: 978-604-897928-7): http://www.undv2019vietnam.com/Subtheme-03/en/sub-theme-03-buddhist-approach-to-global-educations-in-ethics.pdf
  5. Piyarathana, Rev., M. (2017) ‘Share the Vision on Buddhist Philosophy of Education’, 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Advanced Research, Melbourne, Australia, 4-5 March 2017, Vol.3, Issue 2, pp. 100-116. (ISBN: (E-book) 9780994365682, ISSN: 2205 6181): https://apiar.org.au/journal-paper/share-the-vision-on-buddhist-philosophy-of-education/
  6. Piyarathana, Rev., M. (2017) ‘An Analysis on the Definitions and Responsibilities of Teacher in Theravāda Buddhism for a Consensus in a Globalized World’, International Conference: 4th Humanistic Buddhist Youth Forum, 27-29 October 2017, Fo Guang Shan, Singapore, pp. 1-19. http://busl.ac.lk/dls/staff/ac_staff/pdf/mediyawe/4th%20HBY%20Forum%20Papers%202017.pdf
  7. Piyarathana, Rev., M. (2016) ‘The Role of Buddha as a Teacher’, 3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Advanced Research, Melbourne, Australia, 29-30 July 2016, Vol.3, Issue 1, pp. 157-169. (ISBN:9780994365675; ISSN: 2205-6033): https://apiar.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/15_APJABSS_Feb_BRR700_Social-Sciences-157-169.pdf
  8. Piyarathana, Rev., M. (2014) ‘The Characteristics of Buddha as a Teacher’, Pravacana Reviewed Journal, Anuradhapura: Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Vol.5, No. 2, pp. 369-394. (ISBN: 978-955-1867-05-8, ISSN: 2345-9999)
  9. Piyarathana, Rev., M. (2012) ‘Buddhist Attitude to World Peace Based on Compassion’, Pravacana – Great Teachings: Annual English Reviewed Journal, Anuradhapura: Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Inaugural Vol. 2017, pp. 214-225. (ISBN:978-955-1867-07-2)
  10. Piyarathana, Rev., M. (2012) ‘An Appreciation of George Bernard Show’s Arms and the Man as a Literary Work Paying Attention to the Thematic Interests and the Techniques of the Play’, Pravacana Reviewed Journal, Anuradhapura: Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 226-244. (IBSN: 978-955-1867-04-01, ISSN: 2279-1140)

Articles in Academic Journals:

  1. Piyarathana, Rev., M. (2018) ‘Buddhist Meditation and its Objectives’, Prabuddha-Essays in Honour of Most Venerable Anamaduwe Sri Dhammadassi Anunāyaka Thera, Gangodavila: Kancana Printers, Vol. 07, pp. 44-58.
  2. Piyarathana, Rev., M. (2017) ‘The Significance of Environment Conservation, Shastra Locana, Anuradhapura: BUSL Student Welfare Society, Vol. 2, pp. 160-177. (ISBN: 978-955-1867-11-9)
  3. Piyarathana, Rev., M. (2012) ‘History of SMS Language and a Study on SMS in Sri Lankan Society’, Pravachana Reviewed Journal, Anuradhapura: Buddhasravaka Bhiksu University, Vol. 1, pp. 184-212. (IBSN: 978-955-1867-02-7, ISSN: 2279-1140)
  4. Piyarathana, Rev., M. (2015) ‘A Brief Description of English Primary Auxiliary Verbs’, Shrastra Locana, Anuradhapura: BUSL Student Welfare Society, Inaugural Vol., pp. 417-433. (ISBN: 978-955-1867-05-8)
  5. Piyarathana, Rev., M. (2014) ‘vihara mandira seedeema semada pin wedena mahaa pinkamaki’-‘Erecting Shrine Rooms is a Merit for all Time’, Wandurgala Sri Sumanarama Religious Place, Kurunegala: Asliya Printers (Pvt.) Ltd., pp. 7-9.
  6. Piyarathana, Rev., M. (2014) ‘Tipitaka Sahithyaye sanraksanaya udesa bhanakawarungen itu u karyabharaya pilibanda pehedilikirimak’- ‘An Explanation about the Role of the Reciters for the Protection of Pāli Literature’, Visiwas Sapiri Pevidi Diviyaka Asiri, Felicitation Journal of Ven. Elagamuwe Rathanajothi, pp. 52-68.
  7. Piyarathana, Rev., M. (2014) ‘The Responsibility of Teacher in Theravada Buddhism for the Globalized World’, Desamanbedda Journal, Kandy, pp. 02-03.
  8. Piyarathana, Rev., M. (2011) ‘Pali tripitaka mulasrayangen heliwana Buddha caritaya pilibanda vimasumak’-‘An Analysis on the Character of Buddha Presented in Pāli Canon’, Memorial Journal ‘Anudipana: Essays in Honour of Venerable Kulugammana Sri Dhammarakkhita, pp. 48-63. (ISBN: 978-955-0398-27-0)
  9. Piyarathana, Rev., M. (2010) ‘Vesak Full Moon Day and its Significance’, Vaisaka Dharma Sashriya Sangrahaya, Kurunegala: YMBA Kurunegala, pp. 34-35. (ISBN-1391-8400)
  10. Piyarathana, Rev., M. (2008) ‘An Analysis of the Ecological Concept and Meritorious Deeds Found in Vanaropa Sutta’, Sumanalēkhā Felicitation Vol. for Ven. Prof. Alahenegama Sumanaratana, Colombo: S. Godage & Brothers (Pvt.) Ltd., pp. 417-434. (ISBN: 978-955-30-9418-6)
  11. Piyarathana, Rev., M. (2009) ‘Madhupindika Sutta-The Honey Ball’, Pravachana Academic Journal:Study of Buddhist Discourses,Anuradhapura: Buddhasravaka Bhiksu University, pp. 309-325. (ISBN: 978-955-1867-01-0)
  12. Research Papers in Conferences:
  13. Piyarathana, Rev., M. & Dhammadhaja, Rev. E. (2017) ‘The Status of Woman in Vedic Period’, 3rd International Conference on Sanskrit & Eastern Studies, Kelaniay: 08 November 2018, p. 33.
  14. Piyarathana, Rev., M. (2017) ‘Share the Vision on Buddhist Philosophy of Education’, at 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Advanced Research, Melbourne, Australia 4-5 March, 2017, Vol.3 Issue 2, pp. 100-101. ISBN: (E-book) 9780994365682, ISSN: 2205 6181, (Conference Abstract Book, pp. 22-24). https://apiar.org.au/journal-paper/share-the-vision-on-buddhist-philosophy-of-education/
  15. Piyarathana, Rev., M. (2017) ‘Buddhist Perspective to Protect the Environment’, International Buddhist Conference on ‘Buddhism in the 21st Century’, Organised by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, New Delhi, Nava Nalanda Mahavihara, India, 17-19 March 2017, p. 29.
  16. Piyarathana, Rev., M. (2016) ‘The Role of Buddha as a Teacher’, 3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Advanced Research, Melbourne, Australia, 29-30 July, 2016, Vol.3. Issue 1, pp. 157-158. (E-book) ISBN: 9780994365675, ISSN: 2205-6033: (Conference Abstract Book, pp.66-67). https://apiar.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/15_APJABSS_Feb_BRR700_Social-Sciences-157-169.pdf
  17. Piyarathana, Rev., M. & Rahula, Rev., K. (2015) ‘The Utility of Buddhist Jataka Tales for the Institutional Development’, 4th International Buddhist Conference: Anuradhapura: Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 4-5 December 2015, pp. 107-108. (ISBN: 978-955-1867-07-2)
  18. Piyarathana, Rev., M., Sumanarathana, Rev., A. & Fernando, H.D.E. (2015) ‘Conserving Environment for the Future Human Civilisation’, 4th International Buddhist Conference: Anuradhapura: Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 4-5 December 2015, p. 143. (ISBN: 978-955-1867-07-2)
  19. Piyarathana, Rev., M. (2015) ‘Buddhist Attitude to World Peace Based on Compassion’, 4th International Buddhist Conference: Anuradhapura: Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 4-5 December 2015, pp. 165-166.
  20. Piyarathana, Rev., M. (2012) ‘Following Buddha’s Path: the Best Possible Answer to the Challenges of Teachers in the New Millennium’, International Buddhist Conference: Millennium Challenges for Buddhism’, Anuradhapura: Buddhasravaka Bhiksu University, 17-19 February 2012, pp.111-112. (ISBN: 978-955-1867-0-3-4.)
  21. Piyarathana, Rev., M. (2008) ‘Ecological Concepts and Meritorious Deeds Found in Vanaropa Sutta’, Proceedings of the 3rd International Buddhist Conference of Sri Lanka Association for Buddhist Studies (SLABS), Anuradhapura: Buddhasravaka Bhiksu University, 08-10 December 2008, p. 114.
  22. Piyarathana, Rev., M. & Dhammadhaja, Rev. E. (2018) ‘Ethical Aspects of Human Nature as Revealed in Sakkapañhasutta’, International Buddhist Conference on Abhidhamma, Anuradhapura: Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 16 June 2018, pp. 51-55. (ISBN: 978-955-4039-03-2)
  23. Piyarathana, Rev., M. & Dhammadhaja, Rev. E. (2018) ‘An Introduction to Theravāda Abhidhamma’, Proceedings of 2nd International Buddhist Conference on Abhidhamma, Anuradhapura: Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 16 June 2018, pp. 68-72. (ISBN: 978-955-4039-03-2)
  24. Piyarathana, Rev., M. & Dhammadhaja, Rev. E. (2018) ‘Bududahame uganwana aartika cintanaya’- ‘Economic Philosophy Taught in Buddhism’, National Research Symposium on Historical Studies, Colombo: S. Godage & Brothers (Pvt.) Ltd., pp.95-97, (ISBN: 978-955-30-8728-7)
  25. Piyarathana, Rev., M. & Dhammadhaja, Rev., E. (2017) ‘A Comparative Study on Harmony in the Teachings of Religions with Buddhism’, 14th General Conference 2017: Buddhist Leadership for Sustainable Peace, Matale: World Buddhist Sangha Youth pp. 139-143.
  26. Piyarathana, Rev., M., Sumanarathana, Rev. A. & Soratha Rev. W. (2014) ‘Worshiping of Stūpa Revealed by Sinhalese Message Poems (Sandesakāvya)’, International Buddhist Conference, Anuradhapura: Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 22 November 2014, pp. 172-176.
  27. Piyarathana, Rev., M. (2014) ‘The Concept of cariyamuhi and its Relevance to the Buddha’, Multi-Disciplinary Approaches for the Enhancement of Buddhism in Sri Lanka: 2nd National Conference-2014, Anuradhapura: Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 8 November 2014, pp. 66-69.
  28. Piyarathana, Rev., M. & Rahula, Rev. K. (2014) ‘Main Parts of a Stūpa and its Symbolism’, International Buddhist Conference, Anuradhapura, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, 22 November 2014, pp.101-105.

Dissertations:

  1. A Study on the Patterns of English Prepositions, MPhil, Supervisor: Prof. W. M. Wijerathne, University of Kelaniya, 2017
  2. A Study on English Affixes, MA, Supervisor: Prof. W. M. Wijerathne, University of Kelaniya, 2011
  1. General Area of Interest: Linguistics, English
  2. Specific Area of Interest: Applied Linguistics

 

  1. Scholarship awarded by University of Peradeniya – 1996
  2. Mahapola Bhikku Education Scholarship, Awarded by Mahapola Higher Education Trust Fund
  3. Awarded 1st prize of Prof. D.E. Hettiarachchi Memorial Prize for Sinhala – 1996
  4. Awarded 2nd prize of Prof. D.E. Hettiarachchi Memorial Prize for Sinhala – 1996
  5. Awarded Jayantha Weerasekara Prize for Sinhala (Greatest Competence) – 1996
  6. Awarded C.E. Jayanayake Prize for Sinhalese Literature (Greatest Competence) – 1996

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