Dr. Nilantha P. Dissanayake 


Professor 
Department of Buddhist Culture
Head, Department of Buddhist Culture
+94112891877
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nilanthad@bpu.ac.lk/ nilanthadisanayaka80@gmail.com

Academic Qualification

  • B.A. (Hons) in Buddhist Civilization, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2001 - 2006)
  • M.Phil.in Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, (2013)
  • Diploma in Counseling, National Institute of Development ( 2008 - 2009 )

Academic Experience

  • Lecturer, Department of Buddhist Culture, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2017 - hither to)
  • Lecturer (Probationary), Department of Buddhist Culture, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2014 - 2017)
  • Lecturer (Temporary), Department of Buddhist Culture, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2010 – 2014)
  • Lecturer (Visiting), Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University  of  Sri Jayawardenapura (2017 - 2018)

Administration

  • Coordinator, Daham Saraviya Higher Diploma, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2017 – 2018)
  • Students’ supervisor, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2015 - 2017)

Research interests

  • Buddhist Culture, Applied Buddhism / Challenges against Buddhism / Buddhist Arts and Crafts

International/ National Seminar Presentations

  • Disanayaka, N., 2011, ‘The Islam extremism against the Buddhism in South-East Asian countries’, 6th  National Conference on Buddhist Studies, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda.
  • Disanayaka, N., 2011, ‘Religious Conversion’, 55th Staff  Development program, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Homagama.
  • Disanayaka, N., 2012, ‘An Investigation on the post “Lak Vijaya Singu” seen in the list of king in Sri Lanka’, 1st National Conference, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Homagama.
  • Disanayaka, N., 2012, ‘An inspection on the inter-religious adventure’, 7th  National Conference on Buddhist Studies, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda.

Research & Publications

  • Disanayaka, N., 2014, ‘Sinhalese Buddhism and Rituals’, MAGADHI Publication institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Puwakpitiya. 
  • Disanayaka, N., 2014, ‘Freedom of Woman Ushered by Buddhism’, MAGADHI Publication institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Puwakpitiya. 
  • Disanayaka, N., 2013, ‘A Review on Sensual Pleasure (Kama) as Reflected in the RatthapalaSutta’, MAGADHI Publication institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Puwakpitiya. 
  • Disanayaka, N., 2013 ‘Customs - Taboos and folk Life’, MAGADHI Publication institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Puwakpitiya. 
  • Disanayaka, N., 2011 ‘Buddhist Tradition in Sri Lanka’, MAGADHI Publication institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Puwakpitiya. 
  • Disanayaka, N., 2011, ‘The Path to the Eradication of Mental Problems’, MAGADHI Publication institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Puwakpitiya. 
  • Disanayaka, N., 2010, ‘A Study Report on the Investigation of People's Grievances at Selected Institutions in Sri Lanka’, by Layers for Human Rights and Development (LHRD).
  • Disanayaka, N., 2006, ‘A Study Report on the Closure of Schools in Sri Lanka and Its Psychological and Social Influence’ – by Layers for Human Rights and Development (LHRD).
  • Disanayaka, N., 2008, ‘The Law on Bribery and Corruption and its En action in Sri Lanka: A Review’ - by Layers for Human Rights and Development (LHRD).
  • Disanayaka, N., 2005, ‘The Rules, Regulations, Policies and Circulars to Redress and Relieve the Tsunami Affected People and Replacement of Lost Documents’ - - by Layers for Human Rights and Development (LHRD).
  • Disanayaka, N., 2005, ‘Obscene Publications and Increasing Sexual Abuse of Women and Children’ - by Layers for Human Rights and Development (LHRD).
  • Disanayaka, N., 2014, ‘Early Buddhism and Rituals’, Abhisambodha: Ven. Kidelpitiye Ariyamaitri Nayaka Thera Felicitation Journal. 
  • Disanayaka, N., 2014, ‘Ritualistic Practices Associated with Rajjuru Bandara Deva’, Gnanakitti Sambhavana:
  • Disanayaka, N., 2014, ‘Decline of Buddhism in India, Buddhist Culture in Asia’, Ven. Warayaye Athula Nayaka Thera Abhinandana Sanhita.
  • Disanayaka, N., 2014, ‘Origin and Expansion of Applied Buddhism’, Nena Saraniya: Ven. Delthara Gnanasiri Nayaka Thera Felicitation Journal
  • Disanayaka, N., 2014, ‘Implementation of the Policies against Buddhism Existent in the Colonial Rule in the Independent Sri Lanka: A Review’, Bhakthyanjali: Most Ven. Pimbure Uditha Maha NayakaThera Felicitation Journal.
  • Disanayaka, N., 2015, ‘The Factors that Conduced to the Decline of Buddhism in India’, Charana: Volume v.
  • Disanayaka, N., 2013, ‘The Theosophical Concept and Buddhism’, Most Ven. Ahungalle Siri Silavisuddhi Maha Nayaka Thera Abhisatve Journal.
  • Disanayaka, N., 2013, ‘Zen Buddhist Tradition and Japanese Culture’, Rathnaprabha: Kegalle Rathanasara Nayaka Thera Abhisthawa Journal.
  • Disanayaka, N., 2013, ‘The Role of Employee and Buddhism’, Niwan Maga: 44th Volume.
  • Disanayaka, N., 2013, ‘Implementation of the Policies against Buddhism in Independent Sri Lanka’, Karuna Samadhi: Ratmale Sri Somarathana Thera Felicitation Journal.
  • Disanayaka, N., 2013, ‘Manipulated Decline of Buddhism form 1st Origin Country’, Vibhavini: most Ven. Matara Medhananda Maha Nayaka Thera and Dodampahala Amarawanda Adhikarana Sanghanayaka Abhisammodana Journal.
  • Disanayaka, N., 2013, ‘The Governance in Sri Lanka Nourished by Buddhism’, Subhashitodaya: Siridhamma Nayaka Thera Felicitation Journal. 
  • Disanayaka, N., 2013, ‘An Access to Buddhist Counseling’, Anupada, Kirinde Gunasiri Thera Felicitation Volume
  • Disanayaka, N., 2012, ‘Hand Symbols and Postures in the Sculpture of Buddha Statute’, Viduresa: 2006th Sambuddhatwa Yajanthi Celebration Journal
  • Disanayaka, N., 2011, Thotagamuwe Sri Rahula Thera and Scholarly Theras, Niwanmaga: 43th Volume.
  • Disanayaka, N., 2011, ‘The Utility of the Buddhist Teaching on Fewness of Wishes (Appicchata) for the Eradication of Mental Problems’, Journal of Buddhist Psycology.
  • Disanayaka, N., 2010, ‘An Introduction to Material Offerings and Spiritual Offerings’, Abhicharana: Wehelle Dhammapala Nayaka Thera Felicitation journal.
  • Disanayaka, N., 2009, ‘Religious Conversion in Colonial Sri Lanka’, Charana, 2nd Volume.


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