Name                     : Dr. Waruni Tennakoon
Designation           : Senior Lecturer
Department           : Department of English
Official Telephone : +94112891878 Ext :
Email Address       : waruni@bpu.ac.lk
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Academic Qualifications

  • B.A., University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • M.A., University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • PhD, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Diploma in Translation (Vibhasha; Centre for Policy Alternatives)
  • Diploma in Computer Studies (IDM Computer Studies Pvt Ltd.)

Academic Experience

  • Senior Lecturer (Grade II), Department of English, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2015– hither to)
  • Lecturer (Probationary), Department of English, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2011–2015)
  • Assistant Lecturer, Department of English, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2009 –2011)

Administration

  • Head, Department of English, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2015– 2018)

Research Interests

  • English literature, Buddhist Literature, Comparative studies

International/ National Seminar Presentations (From 2013)

  • Tennakoon, W., 2019, “Truth and Enlightenment: The Buddhist Themes in Sanskrit Poems” 5th International Dharma Dhamma Conference, Rajgir, Bihar 27-28 July, 2019.
  • Tennakoon, W., 2019, “Fourth Industrial Revolution: Both as an ironic Cover-up of Dhukka (Suffering) and Effective Means of Practising the Dhamma” United Nations Day of Vesak 2019, Hanoi, Vietnam 12-14 May, 2019
  • Tennakoon, W., 2018, “The Doctrine of Dependent Origination for Conflict Transformation” The 8th International Buddhist Forum: Originating Thought Research. Renmin Univeristy of China, Beijing 1st – 2nd August, 2018.
  • Tennakoon, W., 2018, “Promoting Buddhist Critical Approach in Teaching English Literature to Buddhist Monks”,  Emerging Trends in Korean Studies in South Asia: An inter-Cultural Perspective, The Centre for Korean Studies, Jawaharlal University, India 17-18 May, 2018.
  • Tennakoon, W., 2017, “Popularizing Pre-marital Guidance in Buddhism as a Solution for Modern Marriage Failures” International Conference on Buddhism: Traditions, Ideologies and Dissent, Gautham Buddha University, Great Noida, 7th-9th September, 2017.

Research and Publications (From 2013)      

  • Tennakoon, W., 2019, “Hua-yen Buddhism in the Lines of Selected Poetry” 8th International Conference on Hua-yen Buddhism” (479-496)
  • Tennakoon, W., 2019, “A Buddhist Reading on the Main Theme in “The Pardoner’s Tale”: “Greed is the Root of All Evil” Aurora: Journal of English Studies. Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (26)    
  • Tennakoon, W., 2019, “Truth and Enlightenment: The Buddhist Themes in Sanskrit Poems” 5th International Dharma Dhamma Conference, Rajgir, Bihar. (p1)
  • Tennakoon, W., 2019, “Fourth Industrial Revolution: Both as an ironic Cover-up of Dhukka (Suffering) and Effective Means of Practising the Dhamma” United Nations Day of Vesak 2019, Hanoi, Vietnam (129 - 145)
  • Tennakoon, W., 2018, "Depiction of the Insubstantiality of the Human Body in the Theri Gatha through Effective Poetic Imagery" "Sumathi" Athi Pujya Peramandiye Sri Sumanasara Himi Abhinandana. (330- 333)
  • Tennakoon, W., 2018, “Seeing the ‘Real’ in the “Drawn” Characters: Bernarda in ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’ by Garcia Lorca as a Victim of Neurosis”, Journal of Language Studies (JLS) – Bi-annual Peer reviewed Journal Volume 2 Issue I, June 2018 (123-146)  
  • Tennakoon, W., 2018,  “Langston Hughes’ Poems: Governing Voice of the Harlem Renaissance”,  Aurora; Journal of English Studies – Fourth Volume (7-16)    
  • Tennakoon, W., 2018, “Promoting a Mixed Study of Early Buddhist Literature and English Poetry on War to Encourage the Youth to Respect Differences”, Journal of Language Studies (JLS) – Bi-annual Peer reviewed Journal Volume I Issue II, December (154-183)
  • Tennakoon, W., 2018, “The Doctrine of Dependent Origination for Conflict Transformation” The 8th International Buddhist Forum: Originating Thought Research. Renmin Univeristy of China, Beijing.
  • Tennakoon, W., 2018, “Promoting Buddhist Critical Approach in Teaching English Literature to Buddhist Monks” Emerging Trends in Korean Studies in South Asia: An inter-Cultural Perspective, The Centre for Korean Studies, Jawaharlal University, India. (128)
  • Tennakoon, W., 2017, “Buddhist Literature and Elizabethan Poetry in English on the theme of “Transience””,  Sandhara, Students’ Union – Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Tennakoon, W., 2017, “Was John Keats an Escapist or Realist?”, Literary Criticism published by the Students’ Union & Arts Union, 2017(1-6)
  • Tennakoon, W., 2017, “The Fallacy behind the Epitomized “Sita” in “The Rāmāyana” of Valmiki as depicted in the lines of Poetry in English”,  BPU Journal of Buddhist Studies and Humanities (Peer Reviewed Journal) Volume II Issue I, September (32-59)  
  • Tennakoon, W., 2017, “Female and Male Novelists Filling Up the ‘Blank Page’ (An analysis of the depiction of the female protagonists in four selected Victorian novels written by male and female writers)”, Journal of Language Studies (JLS) – Bi-annual Peer reviewed Journal Volume I Issue I, June (34-53)
  • Tennakoon, W., 2017, “Depiction of “Mutability vs Kleos’ in the Greek Epics by Hormer and Selected Tragedies by William Shakespeare”,  Aurora; Journal of English Studies – Third Volume (40-52)  
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