Name                                   : Ven. Dr. Witharandeniye Chandasiri Thero    
Designation                          : Senior Lecturer in Pali    
Department                          : Department of Pali  
Official Telephone                : +94 112 891 868        
Personal Telephone             : +94 714 932 942 /  +94 714 932 942
Email Address                      : witharandeniyech@bpu.ac.lk
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Academic Qualification 

  • Ph. D. in Pali (University of Sri Jayewardenepura),
  • M.A. in Pali (Post Graduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies – University of Kelaniya)
  • M.A. in Buddhist Studies (Post Graduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies – University of Kelaniya)
  • M.A. in Buddhist Studies (English Medium) (Post Graduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies – University of Kelaniya)
  • PGD in Education (University of Colombo)
  • B.A. (Hons) (University of Sri Jayewardenepura)
  • B.A. (General) Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Royal Pandith (Oriental Studies Society)
  • Dip in English (Aquinas University College)
  • Dip in Computer (Jinarathara Vocational Training College) 

Academic Experience

  • Senior Lecturer Grade II - Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Pitipana, Homagama.
  • Lecturer - Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Pitipana, Homagama.
  • Lecturer (Probationary)  - Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Pitipana, Homagama.
  • Temporary Tutor - University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda.
  • Visiting Lecturer- Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Pitipana, Homagama.
  • Visiting Lecturer in Buddhist Studies -University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda.
  • Visiting Lecturer in Pali -University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda.

Administration

  • Director - Internal Quality Assurance Unit (IQAU), Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. (2019)
  • Member - Internal Quality Assurance Unit (IQAU), Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. (2018)
  • Member - Internal Quality Assurance Unit (IQAU), Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. (2017-2018)  
  • Member - Internal Quality Assurance Unit (IQAU), Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. (2016-2017)
  • Member - Internal Quality Assurance Unit (IQAU), Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. (2015-2016)   
  • Student Counsellor - Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. (2017-2018)       
  • Student Counsellor - Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. (2016-2017)       
  • Student Counsellor - Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. (2015-2016)       
  • Student Counsellor - University of Sri Jayewardenepura. (2013-2014)      
  • Sub Warden (Academic) - KoTagama Vācissara Hostel, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. (2013-2014)  
  • Sub Warden (Academic) - KoTagama Vācissara Hostel, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. (2012-2013)

Research Interests

  • Research on Theravada Canonical Texts and Commentaries.
  • Associate Modern Technologies for Pali and Buddhist Studies.

Research & Publications

International Seminar Presentations

  • A Study on Connection between ten Repulsions of Visuddhimagga and NavasIvathika Meditation of SatipaTThAna Sutta, Ven. Walpola Rahula Thero Commemoration International Conference, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. 2019
  • BhattipUjA nAma kabba gantassa SandassanaM, 5th International Conference of International Association of Theravada Buddhist Univerisities (IATBU), Homagama. 2018.
  • A Critical Study on Unique Contribution of Venerable Fa-Hsien and Xuanzang to find the Ancient History of Sri Lanka International Conference on Chinese Buddhist Monastery and Social Spaces in Asia, Department of Chines Studies of National University of Singapore Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery in Singapore. 2018
  • Philosophical Recourse to Human Rights and Beyond that with Reference to Buddha Dharma, International Conference of Global Spiritual Conclave, Santhigiri Research Foundation, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. 2017
  • The Role of Theravada Teachers and Student Guides Modern Students to a Successful Education without Conflects : A Study of Theravada Sources, International Buddhist Conference on Buddhist Eduacation IN AEC: Dhammadhara College of Languages and Dhammadhara Buddhist Center, Mandalay, Myanmar. 2017
  • A Historical and Textual Study of Bhikkhunī Order in Sri Lanka, International Conference - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2012
  • Kusumanjalī Nāma kabba Ganto, International Pali Conference - University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2011  

National Seminar Presentations

  • Was Buddha an Invader?, 8th National Conference on Buddhism, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2012
  • The Processes of Transferring Disciples' Sermons to the Buddha’s Sermons, National Conference – Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, 2012
  • Personality Characteristics of Buddha as reflected in Metaphors of Animals. (in Sinhala) Royal Asiatic Society Annual Conference, Sri Lanka, 2012
  • What should be correct Ļ of the Word "PAĻI?, 13th Annual Research Symposium 2012, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2012
  •  Who is Responsibility for Victims of War? With Reference to Buddhism?, 13th Annual Research Symposium 2012, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2012

Monographs

  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2013, A Study of Monastic Tradition as Reflected in the Pali Commentaries (in Sinhala), Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2008-2009, “Bodhisatva Concept” (Perspective of Bodhicharyāvatāraya), Post Graduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2008, Faculty of Arts, A Critical Study of Aṭṭhaka Vagga of Suttanipāta (in Sinhala), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2004-2005, Palingenesis of Sri Lanka after Arriving of Arahat Mahinda Thera (in Sinhala), Post Graduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2007-2008, A Study of Reality as Reflected in Language, Similes, Metaphor and Experience of Pali Prose and Verse Creation of Canon. (in Sinhala), Post Graduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2008-2010, A Study of Factors that affect for the English Language proficiency of Grade 10 Students. (in Sinhala), Faculty of Education, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Books 

  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2012, Pali Sāhitya Vimarshana - І (in Sinhala), Magadhi Publication, Puwakpitiya, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2011, Sutta Nipātaye aṭṭhaka Vagga Vimasuma (in Sinhala), Magadhi Publication, Puwakpitiya, Sri Lanka.

Translations

  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2019, Bhaktipūjā (Pali into English), Author Publication, Puwakpitiya, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2018, Kusumanjalī Kusumanjalī (Pali into English), Author Publication, Puwakpitiya, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2012, Kusumanjalī Kusumanjalī (Pali into Sinhala), Magadhi Publication, Puwakpitiya, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2011, Bhaktipūjā (Pali into Sinhala), Magadhi Publication, Puwakpitiya, Sri Lanka.

Books (Editions)

  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2017, Pali ShAstrIya Sangrahaya (in Sinhala), Department of Pali, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lnka, Homagama, Sri Lanka.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, Manasa : Theravada Mulashrayagata Adyayanayak (Mind : A Study with Reference to Theravada Sources), Journal of Pali, VOLOUME IV, ISSUE IV, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. 2019
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, Buddha’s Teaching for a Good Governance: A Study with Reference to the Sutta PiTaka, Journal of Pali, VOLOUME II, ISSUE II Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. 2018
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, Can Five Precepts Bring the Global Peace? Journal of Pali, VOLOUME II, ISSUE II, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. 2018
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, A Study on PeTakopadesa Book Written in between Post Canonical and Pre Commentarial Period (in Sinhala), Vidyodaya Journal of Buddhist Studies, Vol, IV, Part »,  Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, Uniqueness of the Hatthavanagalla Viharavansa among the Pali Chronicles (in Sinhala), Vidyodaya Journal of Buddhist Studies, Vol, »», Part »», Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura,  Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, Theravada Traditional Dhamma Preaching: A Study of Theravada Source (in Sinhala), Vidyodaya Journal of Buddhist Studies, Vol, »»», Part »», Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, Transferring Processes of Disciples' Sermons to Buddha's Sermons, Vidyodaya Journal of Buddhist Studies, First Volume, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.

Research Articles

English

  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2013, History of Education: As Reflected in the Aggañña Sutta of Dīghanikāya, Chintanadhārā - Association of Philosophy and Psychology, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2013, Can Monks Ordain the Women? : A Historical and Textual Study of Bhikkhunī Order in Sri Lanka, Charaṇa, Edit, Medavela Nimalasiri Thera, Telulle Dhammasiri Thera, Bhikshu Organization, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2012, A Review on War, Death and Buddhism, ÂryAbhihAra, Edit, Magammana Pannananda Thero, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.

Pali

  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2016, Siri JayawaDDanapura Vissavijjālam (Verses), Carana, Edit, karunakara Thero, Galagama, Sugatasiri Thero, Suriyawewa, Bhikshu Association, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2011, Kusumanjalī Nāma Kabba ganto, Desantara Pali Sammantana, Pali Sogata Ajjanaanso, Siri jayawaDDanapura vissavijjAlayo, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.

Sinhala

  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2017, A Review on Poetic Characteristics in SubodhAlankAraya, Pali ShAstrIya Sangrahaya, Edit. Department of Pali, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Homagama, Sri Lanka.
  •  Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2016, an introduction to Theravada Tripitaka, Edit. Rahula Thero, Villabiye, Arunodaya ShAstriya Sangrahaya, Pelmadulla, Sri Lanka.
  •  Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2016, Pali JAtakaTThakathAva and Sinhala Literature: An introduction, Edit. Ruchirananda Thero, Mahavela, Nuwanesa Shastriya Sangrahaya, Department of Sinhala, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Homagama, Sri Lanka.
  •  Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2016, An Study on PannattivAda School related to Mahasanghika tradition, Pali ShAstrIya Sangrahaya, Edit. Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, Department of Pali, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Homagama, Sri Lanka.
  •  Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2016, Pali sub commentarial literature that fed one side of Pali Literature, Prabuddha, Edit. Vijithadhamma Thero, Medagampitiye, Asgiriya Maha Viharaya, Mahanuwara, Sri Lanka.
  •  Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2016, Word “ÂrAma”: A comparative Study, Magadhi, Edit. Dr. Gunatilaka, Dunesh Indrarathna, S. Godage and Brothers, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2015, The Role of Teacher and Student, as reflected in Theravāda Adyāpana Sampradāya, Charana, Edit. Mahinda Thero, Ehelepola, Indarathana Thero, Vilpita, Bhikshu Association, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
  •  Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2015, Six Teachers recorded in Pali Commentaries, Indusara, Edit. Samitha Thero, Ekiriye, Nimalasiri Thero, Medavala, Munasingha, Chalani Jayamali, S. Godage and Brothers, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2014, Modern Pali Verse Literature and KusumanjalI, Pali ShAstrIya Sangrahaya, Edit. Muditha Thero, Mahiyanganaye, Rathanajothi Thero, Vedande, S. Godage and Brothers, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2014, Theravādaya and Nirmānsavādaya, NamaskAra, Edit. Sirivardhana, Denagama, Lake House, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2014, "From Buddha hood to Ordination of Bhaddavaggiya Princes" A Explanation with Reference to the Mahākkhandaka of Vinayapiṭaka, BhakthyAnjalI ShAstrIya Sangrahaya, Edit. Somarathana Thero, Pimbure, Premachandra, Palitha, Agalavattha, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2014, Thai Sangha Organization, Âsiyave Bauddha Sanskrutiya, Edit. Yasassi Thero, Panahaduve, Weerasena, K.A., Godakavela, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2014, Wisdom: A Review with Reference to Visuddhimagga, PaññAdassana, Edit. GnAnissara Thero, Kamburupitiye, Sugathavansa Thero, Hatarabage, Ambalanthota, Sri Lanka. 
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2013, A Review on Bhakktipūja verse poetry that exists in 20th Pali Literature, Sumedhayanam, Edit. Silananda Thero, Julampitiye, Silasobhana Thero, Dapane, Horana, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2013, A Review of Views on Interpretation of Aṭṭhaka, SankAsanA, Edit. Mahanama Thero, Tissogedara, Sumanasiri Thero, Middeniye, Buddhist Association, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2012, A Review on Sīhalaṭṭhakathā Literature based on Pali Commentaries, Edit. Vijitha kumara, S, and Vanarathana Thero, Ridigama, Ridiviharaya, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2012, an introduction to Monastic Tradition as Reflected in Pali Commentaries, Charana, Edit. Dhammasiri Thero, Sekara, Pathegama, Bhikshu Association, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2012, Pali Jathaka Books, Edit. Vachissara Thero, Kotagama, Pannaloka Thero, Hedipannala, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2011, Pali Commentarial Explanation on Mind, Buddha Manovidyava, Edit. Aggavansa Thero, Mulendiyawala, Jinavansa Thero, Thorakolayaye, Magadhi Publication, Puwakpitiya, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2011, Fundamental Teachings of Buddhism as Reflected in Aṭṭhaka Vagga, Bibiladeniye Maliyadeva Shastriya Sangrahaya, Edit. Vijithadhamma Thero, Medagampitiye, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2011, Few Special Features of Theravada Educational Tradition, ChandraprabhA, Edit. Pannananda Thero, Magammana, Suneththradevi Maha piriven vidyayathanaya, Pepiliyana, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2011, Buddhist Lay Scholars: A Study with Reference to Canon, DharmaprabhA, Edit. Chandarathana Thero, Horapavita, Navala, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2011, Sambudhatvaya (Verses), AmAvessa, Edit. Vimalasara Thero, Nelumdande, Wadduwa, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandasiri Thero, Witharandeniye, 2010, ten merits and demerits, Homagama, Sri Lanka.
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