Name                       : Ven. Prof. Pitigala Vijitha Thero
Designation             : Senior Lecturer, Grade I
Department             : Department of Buddhist Philosophy
Official Telephone    : +94112891918,     Ext: 2244
Personal Telephone : +94718113644
Temple Telephone   :  +94112683085
Email Address          : vijithap@bpu.ac.lk  
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Academic Qualification

  • B.A. (Hons.) in Buddhist Philosophy, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • M.A. in Buddhist Studies, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • M.A. in Buddhist Studies, Post Graduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • M.S.S.C in Social Science, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Pracheana Pandit Degree, Sri Lanka Oriental Studies Society.

Academic Experience

  • Senior Lecturer I, Department of Buddhist Philosophy, Faculty of Buddhist Studies, Buddhist and Pāli University of Sri Lanka, (2014-Hither to)
  • Senior Lecturer II, Department of Buddhist Philosophy, Faculty of Buddhist Studies, Buddhist and Pāli University of Sri Lanka, (2008-2014)
  • Lecturer, Department of Buddhist Philosophy, Faculty of Buddhist Studies, Buddhist and Pāli University of Sri Lanka, (1997-2008) 

Administration

  • Acting Dean, Faculty of Buddhist Studies, Buddhist and Pāli University of Sri Lanka, (2016)
  • Acting Dean, Faculty of Buddhist Studies, Buddhist and Pāli University of Sri Lanka, (2015)
  • Head, 2015-2018 Department of Buddhist Philosophy, Faculty of Buddhist Studies, Buddhist and Pāli University of Sri Lanka.
  • Head, Department of Buddhist Philosophy, Faculty of Buddhist Studies, Buddhist and Pāli University of Sri Lanka. (2009-2012)  
  • Warden, Buddhist and Pāli University of Sri Lanka, (2001-2015)
  • Member, Council, Buddhist and Pāli University of Sri Lanka, (2009)
  • Member, Senate, Buddhist and Pāli University of Sri Lanka, (2003 - 2012) /(2015-2017)
  • Coordinator, Diploma in Dhamma Communication, Buddhist and Pāli University of Sri Lanka, (2011)
  • Coordinator, Diploma in Buddhism, Buddhist and Pāli University of Sri Lanka, (2009)
  • Coordinator, Diploma in Dhamma Communication, Buddhist and Pāli University of Sri Lanka. (2009)
  • Coordinator, Diploma in Dhamma Communication, Buddhist and Pāli University of Sri Lanka. (2006 - 2007)
  • Coordinator, Master Studies, Buddhist and Pāli University of Sri Lanka. (2005)     
  • Coordinator, Diploma in Buddhism, Buddhist and Pāli University of Sri Lanka. (2005)
  • Student Counselor, Buddhist and Pāli University of Sri Lanka. (2003)

Research interests

  • Buddhist Philosophy, Mahayana Buddhist Philosophy

International/ National Seminar Presentations

  • Vijitha, P., (2017), 'Caturārya-satya pilibanda Sūtra-deśanāvanhi penena paryāya lakṣana', Professional Development Programme of Academic Staff, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Vijitha, P., (2016), 'Podu Bhāshā Vyavahāraya Pilibanda Mulbudhusamaya saha Wittgenstein Darshanaya', 12th National Conference on Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • Vijitha, P., (2016), 'A Review on the Commentarial Exposition of Bhūta and Sambhavesī', 6th International Buddhist Academic Conference, Sri Lanka Association of Buddhist Studies, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Vijitha, P., (2016), 'Mul Budusamaya saha Mādhyamaka Sāpekshatāva', Professional Development Programme of Academic Staff, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Vijitha, P., (2012), 'Padagatārthaya Pilibanda Bauddha Dārśanika Vivaraṇaya hā Ludwig Wittgenstein', First National Conference, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Vijitha, P., (2010), 'Mul Budusamaye Prāmānikatvaya Pilibanda Vimasumak', Professional Development Programme of Academic Staff, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.

Research & Publications

Publications 

  • Vijitha, P., 2017, Buddhist Idealism, (Sinhala), (Processing), Pāli Texts Society of Sri Lanka, Wadduwa.
  • Vijitha, P., 2017, Foundation of Buddhist Psychology (Sinhala), Pāli Texts Society of Sri Lanka, Wadduwa.
  • Vijitha, P., 2017, Philosophical Foundation in Early Buddhism (Sinhala), Pāli Texts Society of  Sri Lanka, Wadduwa.
  • Vijitha, P., 2016, Early Buddhism and Mādhyamaka Philosophy (Sinhala), Pāli Texts Society of Sri Lanka, Wadduwa.
  • Vijitha, P., 2016, Early Buddhism and Yogācāra Philosophy (Sinhala), Pāli Texts Society of Sri Lanka, Wadduwa.
  • Vijitha, P., 2016, Philosophy of Language in Buddhism (Sinhala), Vijaya Publisher, Borella. 
  • Vijitha, P., 1988, Pragñā Pāramitā Varṅanāva (Sinhala), Sarasavi Printers, Colombo 02.

Research

  • විජිත හිමි, පිටිගල, 2017, ‘යෝගාචාර දර්‍ශනයේ දාර්‍ශනික පදනම පිවිද්‍යොදය ධර්‍මශාස්ත්‍රීය සඞ්ග්‍රහය, (අතිපූජ්‍ය බෙල්ලන ශ්‍රී ඤාණවිමල මහනාහිමි අනුම්මරණ උපහාර කලාපය, විද්‍යොදය පිරිවෙණේ ආදිශිෂ්‍ය සංගමය, පිටු අංක 75 සිට.
  • විජිත හිමි, පිටිගල, 2017, ‘සඳකඩපහනේ සංකේත භාවිතය, BPU Journal of Archaeology - Biannual Peer-Reviewed Journal Volume I Issue I, පුරාවිද්‍යා අධ්‍යයනාංශය, ශ්‍රී ලංකා බෞද්ධ හා පාලි විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය, පිටු අංක 13 සිට.
  • විජිත හිමි, පී., 2017, ‘චතුරාර්‍ය්‍ය සත්‍යය අන්තර්ගත සූත්‍ර දේශනයන්හි පැණෙන පර්‍ය්‍යය ලක්ෂණ, "Journal of Buddhist Philosophy - Peer-reviewed'' Volume I Issue I, බෞද්ධ දර්ශනය අධ්‍යයනාංශය, ශ්‍රී ලංකා බෞද්ධ හා පාලි විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය, පිටු අංක 19 සිට.
  • විජිත හිමි, පී., 2017, ‘මුල් බුදුසමයේ ප්‍රාමාණිකත්වය’, ‘මිමැසිසර’, ශාස්ත්‍රීය සංග්‍රහය - 2016 (සිව්වන කලාපය) - මුල් බුදුසමය ලිපි සරණය 02, බෞද්ධ දර්ශනය අධ්‍යයන ශිෂ්‍ය සංගමය, ශ්‍රී ලංකා බෞද්ධ හා පාලි විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය, පිටු අංක 01 සිට.
  • විජිත හිමි, පී., 2017, ‘භාෂාවේ කාර්‍ය්‍යභාරය: චින්තනය සහ සන්නිවේදනය’, නුවණැස ශාස්ත්‍රීය සංග්‍රහය (තෙවන කලාපය), සිංහල අධ්‍යයනාංශය, ශ්‍රී ලංකා බෞද්ධ හා පාලි විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය, පිටු අංක 129 සිට
  • විජිත හිමි, පී., 2017, ‘සත්‍ය පි‘සංධාරා’ ශාස්ත්‍රීය සංග්‍රහය - තෙවන කලාපය, මහා ශිෂ්‍ය සංගමය, ශ්‍රී ලංකා බෞද්ධ හා පාලි විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය, පිටු අංක 244 සිට.
  • විජිත හිමි, පී., 2017, ‘පටිච්චසමුප්පාදගත දාර්ශනික අර්ථය සහ එහි ක්‍රියාකාරිත්වය’, විමලසර අතිපූජ්‍ය උඩුපිහිල්ලේ විමලබුද්ධි ස්වාමීන්ද්‍ර අභිනන්දන ශාස්ත්‍රීය සංග්‍රහය, ශ්‍රී විද්‍යාරතන පිරිවෙන, කොටුවේගෙදර, මාතලේ, පිටු අංක 935 සිට.
  • විජිත හිමි, පී., 2017, ‘ප්‍රාග් බෞද්ධ ඥාන මාර්ගය පිපින්කෙතක අස්වැන්න ශාස්ත්‍රීය සඟරාව (භාරතීය චින්තාව ලිපි සරණිය) බෞද්ධ දර්ශනය අධ්‍යයනාංශය, මහා ශිෂ්‍ය සංගමය/ කලා සංගමය, ශ්‍රී ලංකා බෞද්ධ හා පාලි විශ්වවිද්‍යාලය, පිටු අංක 1-10
  • Vijitha, P., 2016, 'Paṭiccasamuppādāgata Dārśanika Arthaya saha Ehi Kriyākāritvaya', Wimalarathana Thero Thimbiriwewe, Dharmapriya Thero Bangladesh (ed.), Mimasisara; Academic Journal of Department of Buddhist Philosophy - 2015, Academic Student Association, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Vijitha, P., 2016, 'Paññāvehi Ñāṇamīmaṁsātmaka Arthaya', Piyaratana Thero, Wegama and others (ed.), Vidyodaya Dharma Sāstrīya Saṅgrahaya, Annual Peer Reviewed Journal of Vidyodaya Pirivena, Past Student's Association of Vidyodaya Pirivena.
  • Vijitha, P., 2016, 'Bhāṣā Vyavahāraya Pilibanda Bauddha Ākalpaya', Indaratana Thero, Rotumba, Suneetaratana Thero Kandegedara, Ariyawansa Thero Yodhakandiye (ed.), Buddhist Studies, Sri Ariyawansa Pirivena, Bengamuwa.
  • Vijitha, P., 2015, 'Saññā' Padayen Gamya Vana Ñānamīmaṃsātmaka Arthaya', Ariyawansa Thero Yodhakandiye (ed.), Mimasisara; Academic Journal of Department of Buddhist Philosophy - 2014, Academic Student Association, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Vijitha, P., 2015, 'Viññāṇaya saha Antarābhava Saṅkalpaya', Piyaratana Thero Wegama and others (ed.), Vidyodaya Dharma Sāstrīya Saṅgrahaya, Vidyodaya Academic Journal, Past Student's Association of Vidyodaya Pirivena.
  • Vijitha, P., 2015, 'Praśna Visandīmehilā Vyavahārika Bhāṣāve Sapramāṇatāva', Vijitha Thero Pitigala, Pemananda Thero Mawatagama, Munasinghe S. A. C. (ed.), Bauddha Hā Pali Adhyayana, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Vijitha, P., 2011, 'Mul Budusamaya Ānubhūtika Pravaṇatā', Piyaratana Thero Wegama, Dhammānanda Thero Makuruppe, Gnānaratana Thero Pusselleve (ed.), Vidyodaya Dharma Sāstrīya Saṅgrahaya, Vidyodaya Academic Journal, Past Student's Association Vidyodaya Pirivena.
  • Vijitha, P., 2010, 'Theravāda Abhidharmāgata Bhāṣāmaya Dharśanaya', Piyaratana Thero Wegama, Dhammānanda Thero Makuruppe, Gnānaratana Thero Pusselleve (ed.), Vidyodaya Dharma Sāstrīya Saṅgrahaya, Vidyodaya Academic Journal, Past Student's Association of Vidyodaya Pirivena.
  • Vijitha, P., 2009, 'Bhaṣā Vyavahāraya Pilibanda Meta Vitganstainge Dharśanaya', Piyaratana Thero Wegama, Dhammānanda Thero Makuruppe, Gnānaratana Thero Pusselleve (ed.), Vidyodaya Dharma Sāstrīya Saṅgrahaya, Vidyodaya Academic Journal, Past Student's Association of Vidyodaya Pirivena.
  • Vijitha, P., 2008, 'Batahira Dharśanāgata Bhāṣāmaya Dharśanaya Pilibanda Handinvimak', Piyaratana Thero Wegama, Dhammānanda Thero Makuruppe, Gnānaratana Thero Pusselleve (ed.), Vidyodaya Dharma Sāstrīya Saṅgrahaya, Vidyodaya Academic Journal, Past Student's Association of Vidyodaya Pirivena.
  • Vijitha, P., 2006, 'Bauddha Manovidyāve Padanama', Sumanasiri Thero Gallalle and others (ed.), Bauddha Hā Pāli Adhyana, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Vijitha, P., 2006, 'Vidyātmaka Chintanaya saha Budusamaya', Vijitha  Thero Pitigala (ed.), Ministry of Buddhist and Religious Affairs, Sri Lanka.
  • Vijitha, P., 2003, 'Mādhyamaka Dharśanaye Dārśanika Padanama', Piyaratana Thero Wegama and others (ed.), Vidyodaya Dharma Sāstrīya Saṅgrahaya, Vidyodaya Academic Journal, Past Student's Association of Vidyodaya Pirivena. 
  • Vijitha, P., 2003, 'Prastāvanāva; Chaturārya Satya Dharma Deśanā Mālāva', Gunawardhana H. P. (ed.), Young Buddhist Association.
  • Vijitha, P., 2001, 'Mādhyamaka Yogācāra Sampradāyāgata Viñnāṇavādī Pravanatāva', Piyaratana Thero Wegama and others (ed.), Vidyodaya Dharma Sāstrīya Saṅgrahaya, Vidyodaya Academic Journal, Past Student's Association of Vidyodaya Pirivena.  .
  • Vijitha, P., 1999, 'Yathābhūta Ñāna Darśanaya Upadavā Gata Yutu Andama', Indaratana Thero Karaputugala, Gunālankāra Thero Maspanne (ed.), Buddha Dharmaya, Śikṣā Mandira Prakāśana. 
  • Vijitha, P., 1990, 'Lasatu Suchira Kālaṃ Nīrujo Saṃgharājā', Sumanasara Thero Navagamuwe, Dhammaratana Thero Hentanne, Gamage S. (ed.), Mabima Vidyādīpa Pirivena.
  • Vidyodaya Dharma Sāstrīya Saṅgrahaya, 2016, Commemorative Volume of Ven. Bihalpola Devarakkhitha Threa and 153nd Birthday Anniversary of  the Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala, Peer Reviewed Academic Journal of Vidyodaya Pirivena, Past Student's Association of Vidyodaya Pirivena.
  • Vidyodaya Dharma Sāstrīya Saṅgrahaya, 2015, Commemoratite Volume of Srimath Brahmacārī Walisinha Harishchandra and 151st Birthday Anniversary of the Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala, Past Student's Association of Vidyodaya Pirivena.
  • Buddhist and Pāli Studies, 2015, Buddhist and Pāli University of Sri Lanka.
  • Samyojana 2012, Felicitation Volume of Chief Sanghanāyake for Italy.  
  • Volume of Diploma in Dharma Communication, 2006, Buddhist and Pali University, Ministry of Buddhist and Religious Affairs, Sri Lanka.
  • Vidyodaya Dharma Sāstrīya Saṅgrahaya, 2003, Commemorative Volume of 130rd Annivevesary of Vidyodaya Pirivena, Past Student's Association of Vidyodaya Pirivena.
  • Vidyodaya Dharma Sāstrīya Saṅgrahaya, 2001, Commemorative Volume of Galagama Sri Saranankara Thera, Past Student's Association of Vidyodaya Pirivena.
  • Vijitha, P., 'Vinayak nethi thena Diyunuvak ne', Dinamina, 15 January 2013.
  • Vijitha, P., 'Kleaśa Vaṭṭa, Āloko Udapādī', 28 October 2009.
  •  Vijitha, P., 'Mahayāna Yogācāra Sampradāyāgata Viññānavādī Pravaṇatā', Manovirathi, May 2001.
  •  Vijitha, P.,'Pāramīhu Kavruhuda?', Bauddhāloka, September 2000.
  •  Vijitha, P.,'Bauddha Darśanāgata Pragñāva saha Nūtana Vidyāva', Bauddhaāloka, July 2000.
  •  Vijitha, P.,'Pragñā Parihāniyata sahā Pragñāhivardhanayata Hetu', Bauddhāloka, January 2000.
  •  Vijitha, P.,'Bauddha Darśanaye Vidyamāna Yathābhūta Gñāṇa Darśanaya', October 1998.
  •  Vijitha, P.,'Abhāvitha Sithe Svabhāvaya, Budusarana', 07 October 1991.
  •  Vijitha, P.,'Sattva Sankalpayaya; Anātma Darśanayaya, Budusarana', 20 November 1987.
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