Dr. Waruni Tennakoon 
Designation: Senior Lecturer (Head of the Department)
Department: Department of English
Official Telephone: +94112891878
Email Address: waruni@bpu.ac.lk

Academic Qualifications

B.A. (Kelaniya), M.A. (Kelaniya), PhD (BPU), Dip in Translation (Vibhasha), Dip in Computer Studies (IDM)


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– hither to)


Research Interests

English literature, Buddhist Literature, Comparative studies


International/ National Seminar Presentations (From 2013)

  • Tennakoon, W., (2013), “Rewarding the Female Compliance through Fairy Tales vs Encouraging Female Potential through the Life Stories of Buddhist Lay Women”, International Conference on Asian Art, Culture and Heritage, University of Kelaniya, 21-23 August, 2013.
  • Tennakoon, W., (2013), “Patriarchal Victimization of Men”, 5th International Conference – Sri Lanka Association of Buddhist Studies, 6 – 8 September, 2013.
  • Tennakoon, W., (2013), “The Victimized Man : 'Being male is not an easy task’”,Professional Development Programme of the Academic Staff - Buddhist &Pali University of Sri Lanka.      
  • Tennakoon, W., (2015), “The Buddhist Shakespeare! – Analysis on the core Buddhist notions concealed in Shakespeare’s Macbeth and King Lear”, SSEASR 6th International Conference, University of Kelaniya.
  • Tennakoon, W., (2015), “Had they been Buddhists! Analysis of the Transformation of Character traits of Macbeth & Lady Macbeth in a Buddhist Perspective” Professional Development Programme of the Academic Staff, Buddhist &Pali University of Sri Lanka.  
  • 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. 
  • 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.

 

Research and Publications (From 2013)

Tennakoon, W., 2013, “A New Approach in Teaching English Language via English Literature”,Charana 5th Volume, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (488-504)  

Tennakoon, W., 2013, An Easy Approach to Unseen Poetry and Prose, Agahas Publishers, Colombo.

Tennakoon, W., 2014, Glimpse of English Grammar, Agahas Publishers, Colombo.

Tennakoon, W., 2014, A Handbook of Shakespearean Sonnets, Agahas Publishers, Colombo.

Tennakoon, W., 2015, Analyses of Selected Literary Works, Agahas Publishers, Colombo.

Tennakoon, W., 2015, Enjoying Shakespeare’s Macbeth – A Study-Guide, Agahas Publishers, Colombo.

Tennakoon, W., 2015, “The Voice of the Voiceless (The place accorded for women in the Brahmanic and Buddhist periods and exemplifying Buddhism in grooming the present women)”, Dharma Pratibā (285-294)   

Tennakoon, W., 2016, “Buddhist analysis of the psychological conversions in the characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in William Shakespeare’s masterpiece; “Macbeth””, Pariyesanā; Journal of PDPAS Volume I (150-167)      

Tennakoon, W., 2017, “Depiction of “Mutability vsKleos’ in the Greek Epics by Hormer and Selected Tragedies by William Shakespeare”,  Aurora; Journal of English Studies – Third Volume (40-52) 

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, “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, “Was John Keats an Escapist or Realist?”,Literary Criticism published by the Students’ Union & Arts Union, 2017(1-6)

 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.

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