Name             :  Ms. Dr. M.A.C. Munasinghe
Designation   : Senior Lecturer
Department   : Department of Buddhist Culture
Mobile No      :  +94-71-2-604576
Email             : munasinghechandrani@gmail.com
Accounts       :        

Academic Qualification 

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) 2015, Buddhist &Pali University of Sri Lanka— Investigating the Religious and Social Service of the Chinese Nuns in Regularized Reconstruction of the Modern Dasasil Mata Organization (Sinhala medium)
  • Master of Social Sciences (M.S.Sc.), 2007, Department of Philosophy, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Master of Arts (with a Distinction), 1997, Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons, with a First Class), 1995, Department of  Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka


Academic Experience

  • 2013 – Current position: Senior Lecturer I, Department of Buddhist Culture, Faculty of Buddhist Studies, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • 2007- Senior Lecturer II, Department of Buddhist Culture, Faculty of Buddhist Studies, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • 1997 – 2007: Lecturer, Department of Buddhist Culture, Faculty of Buddhist Studies, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • 1996 – 1997:  Visiting Lecturer, Vidyaloka Pirivena (A branch), Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • 1996 – 1997: Temporary Lecturer, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya
  • Lecturer - 2017, Bachelor of Arts, Postgraduate Degrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Lecturer - 2016, Bachelor of Arts, Postgraduate Degrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Visiting Lecturer – 2016- 2018 Center for Bachelor of Arts, Pali and Buddhist Studies Unit, University of Colombo
  • Lecturer - 2013, Bachelor of Arts, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Jayawardhanapura
  • Lecturer - 2012, Bachelor of Arts, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Lanka
  • Visiting Lecturer - 2011, Center for Bachelor of Arts, Postgraduate Degrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Lecturer - 2011, Center for Bachelor of Arts, Postgraduate Degrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Lecturer - 2011, Center for Bachelor of Arts, Postgraduate Degrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Lecturer - 2010, Center for Bachelor of Arts, Postgraduate Degrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Lecturer - 2011, Center for Bachelor of Arts, Postgraduate Degrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Lecturer –1997 – Up to now, Center for Bachelor of Arts, Postgraduate Degrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • The Second Place in the Evaluation of Best Publications, 2016, Buddhist and Platonist Political Thought (in Sinhala), Sāhitya Saṃkathana Program, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • The Third Place in the Evaluation of Best Publications, 2016, The History of Philosophical Politics in Greece (in Sinhala), Sāhitya Saṃkathana Program, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • The Third Place in the Evaluation of Best Presentations in Professional Development Program of the Academic Staff from 1997-2016, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka

 

LECTURER FOR POSTGRADUATE COURSES  

  • Lecturer - 2016, Master of Arts, Center for Postgraduate Degrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Lecturer - 2016, Postgraduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies, Center for PostgraduateDegrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Lecturer - 2015, Postgraduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies, Center for PostgraduateDegrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Lecturer - 2014, Postgraduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies, Center for Postgraduate Degrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Lecturer - 2013, Postgraduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies, Center for PostgraduateDegrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Lecturer - 2012, Postgraduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies, Center for PostgraduateDegrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Lecturer - 2011, Postgraduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies, Center for PostgraduateDegrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Lecturer - 2010, Postgraduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies, Center for PostgraduateDegrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka

EXAMINER 

  • Examiner, from 1997 up to now - Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka

EXAMINATION PAPER SETTER

  • Examination Papers Set in 1997,1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016,2017 Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka

Counselor

  • A member of Students' Disciplinary Board, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, 2011

 

CONTRIBUTION TO NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS  

  • 2009 – 2017: The Chief Examiner in Paper Evaluation Board of G.C.E. (A/L) in Buddhist Culture
  • 2009 - 2012: The Chief Examiner in Paper Re-correction Board of G.C.E. (A/L) in Buddhist Culture

FELLOWSHIPS OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES

  • A lifetime member of Union of Buddhist Studies in Sri Lanka
  • A lifetime member of the Alumni Association in University of Kelaniya
  • A lifetime member of the Royal Asiatic Society

Administration

  • HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT 
  • 2007. 08. 31 – 2012.09.01: Head of the Department, Department of Buddhist Culture, Faculty of Buddhist Studies, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • SUBJECT COORDINATOR
  • 2011.10.01 – 2012.09.31: Coordinator for Postgraduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies, Center for Postgraduate Degrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • 2010.10.01 – 2011.09.31: Coordinator for Postgraduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies, Center for Postgraduate Degrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • 2008Coordinator for PTS Transition Committee, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • TREASURER OF UNIVERSITY TEACHERS' UNION 
  • 2016 March – 2017 March: Treasurer of University Teachers' Union, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • 2013 March – 2014 March: Treasurer of University Teachers' Union, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • 2012 March – 2013 March: Treasurer of University Teachers' Union, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • MEMBER OF THE UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE
  • 2007 – 2012, 2013-2016: A member of the Senate in Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka for Seven Years (7)
  • 1997 – 2017: A member of the Faculty Board of Buddhist Studies in Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • COMMITTEE MEMBER
  • 2015: A member of Syllabus Modification Committee of Bachelor of Arts (General), Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • 2015: A member of Syllabi Renew Committee in the Faculty of Buddhist Studies, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • 2012: A member of the First National Committee, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • 2012: A member of Syllabi Modification Committee for Postgraduate Diploma, Center for Postgraduate Degrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • 2011: A member in the Preparation of New Syllabi under the Credit System, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • 2012: A member in the Regulations Preparation Committee for Higher Degrees, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • 2008: A member of Syllabi Modification Committee in Buddhist Culture (Internal), Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Preparation of Syllabus in Cultural Studies for LLRC Recommendations and Implementation
  • 2012: A member in the Higher Degrees Committee, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka

 

SUPERVISION ATTHE EXAMINATIONS OF MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY DEGREES

  • Supervisor - 2014, Master of Philosophy, Center for Postgraduate Degrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Supervisor - 2014, Master of Philosophy, Center for Postgraduate Degrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Supervisor - 2013, Master of Philosophy, Center for Postgraduate Degrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Supervisor - 2012, Master of Philosophy, Center for Postgraduate Degrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Supervisor - 2010, Master of Philosophy, Center for Postgraduate Degrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka

SUPERVISION ATTHE EXAMINATIONS OF THE POSTGRADUATE COURSES

  • Supervisor - 2014, Postgraduate Diploma, Center for Postgraduate Degrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Supervisor - 2013, Postgraduate Diploma, Center for Postgraduate Degrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Supervisor - 2012, Postgraduate Diploma, Center for Postgraduate Degrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Supervisor - 2010, Postgraduate Diploma, Center for Postgraduate Degrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka

LECTURER FOR UNDERGRADUATE COURSES (EXTERIOR CURRICULUM) 

  • Lecturer - 2016, Bachelor of Arts in Buddhist Philosophy (Special), Department of Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Lecturer - 2015, Bachelor of Arts in Buddhist Philosophy (Special), Department of Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Lecturer - 2014, Bachelor of Arts in Buddhist Philosophy (Special), Department of Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Lecturer - 2012, Bachelor of Arts in Buddhist Philosophy (Special), Department of Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka


Research Interests 

  •  Expansion of Buddhist Culture
  • Buddhist Political Philosophy


International / national Seminar Presentations

  • Munasinghe, M. A. C.” 2016, Buddhist Perspectives on Modern Education, paper Presented at the SLABS 6th International Conference
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2016, The Influence of Buddhism on the Customs of the Departed Concerning China and Japan,  Professional Development   Program   of the academic Staff, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2016, Personification of the Buddha's Compassion', Professional Development Program of the Academic Staff, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2012-2016, 'Human Centrism and Buddhism', Professional Development Program of the Academic Staff, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2012,'Bon Religion Developed through Buddhism' Professional Development   Program   of the academic Staff, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2012, Culture and the Identity of Buddhist Culture, First National Conference – Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C.,2007, Political Features appear in Early Buddhism and Platonist Philosophy' 3rd Research Symposium, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C. 2017: Seminar for the students who followed the paper BUCU E 13014  – 'Pre-Buddhist History in India, Bachelor of Arts' Center for Postgraduate Degrees and External Examinations, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C.,  2016: Seminar for the students who followed the paper BUCU E 101 – 'Pre-Buddhist History in India, Bachelor of Arts' Center for Postgraduate Degrees and External Examinations, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2016: Seminar for students followed the paper BUCU E 13014 – 'Pre-Buddhist History in India, Bachelor of Arts' Center for Postgraduate Degrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2016: Seminar for Master of Arts students -Center for Postgraduate Degrees and External Examinations, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C.,  2016: Seminar for the students who followed the paper ‘Post Graduate Students on the paper, 'New Trends of Buddhist Culture'- Center for Postgraduate
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2016: Degrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka- Center for Postgraduate Degrees and External Examinations, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C.,  2012: Seminar for the students who followed the paper BUCU E 101 – 'Pre-Buddhist History in India, Bachelor of Arts'- Center for Postgraduate Degrees and External Examinations, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2012: Degrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka - Center for Postgraduate Degrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C.,  2011: Seminar for the students who followed the paper BUCU E 301 on the paper East Asian Buddhist Culture- Center for Postgraduate Degrees and External Examinations, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2011: Seminar for students followed the paper BUCU E 301 – 'East Asian Buddhist Culture' Center for Postgraduate Degrees and External Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka


Research & Publications

PUBLICATIONS

  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2016, Political Thought in Greek Philosophy: From Thales to Plato (in Sinhala), Magadhi Publication Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Puwakpitiya.
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C.,2016 Political Thought in India (in Sinhala) Magadhi Publication Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Puwakpitiya.
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2016, Buddhist Social Institutions: Ordination, Higher Ordination; Beginning and Expansion (in Sinhala) Magadhi Publication Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Puwakpitiya.
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2017, Expansion of Mahayana Buddhist Culture (in Sinhala)Magadhi Publication Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Puwakpitiya.
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2017, Aesthetic and Arts Depicting in Buddhist Canon (in Sinhala) Agahas Publication, Rajagiriya.

EDITIONS

  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., Buddhist and Pali Studies,2015, Academic Journal, A member of the Editors' panel, Sri Lanka: Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., Expansion of Buddhism and its Socialization – Selected Papers (First National Conference - Buddhist &Pali University of Sri Lanka, 2015, Sri Lanka: Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., TelakaṭāhaGāthā ,2007, Edition, the member of Editors' Board, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.

ARTICLES

  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2016, The Birth of Alcohol revealed by the Buddhist and Vedic Religious Sources (in Sinhala) Gnanagaveshi, Annual Academic Journal of Pali and Buddhist Studies Union, University of Ruhuna
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2016, Bon Religion in Tibet derived from Buddhism (in Sinhala) Pariyesana, Journal of PDPAS volume 1, Sri Lanka: Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2016,The Personification of Gautama Buddha's Compassion (in Sinhala) Pariyesana, Journal of PDPAS volume, Sri Lanka: Buddhist &Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2015, Indian Political Background in Pre-Vedic Period (in Sinhala) Buddhist and Pali studies, Sri Lanka: Buddhist and Pali University
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2014, Buddhist Culture in Afghanistan (in Sinhala) Buddhist Culture in Asia
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2013, Political Background in India Contemporary to the Buddha (in Sinhala) Anupada; Commemorative Volume for Ven. Kirin Pemasiri NayakaThera, Puwakpitiya: Publication Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2013, An Investigation on the Social Background of the Woman Mentioned in Ŕigveda (in Sinhala)   Bhāshāprabhā, Colombo: S. Godage and Brothers PVT Ltd
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C.,2013, Contemporaneous life of Bhikkhus Revealed by the Dambadeni Council (in Sinhala) Caraṇa Academic Journal, Wijerama: University of  Sri Jayawardhanapura
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2013Buddhist Teachings on Ideal State Administration; A study in reference to Cakkavatti Sīhanāda Sutta(in Sinhala) Vibhāvinī Academic Journal.
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C.,2012, Administrative System in Indo Valley Civilization (in Sinhala) Caraṇa Academic Journal, Wijerama: University of Jayawardhanapura
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2011, Study of Buddhist Social Institutions (in Sinhala) preface, Ven. Panahaduwe Yasassi
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2011, Practical Significance of Buddhist Social Institutions (in Sinhala) Commemorative Volume for Sambuddhajayanti, Borella: The Educational Publication Department of printing
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2011, The Contribution of the King Kaniṡka in the Development of Buddhist Arts (in Sinhala) Chāprabhā, the Commemorial Volume of Prof. Chadra Wikramagamage
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2009, The Contribution Given by the King Kaniṡka for the Progress of Buddhist Culture (in Sinhala) Abhimānī, University of Ruhuna
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2008, Administrative Principles Appear in the Community of Ideal Sangha (in Sinhala) Paṭipadā, 66th Commemorative Academic Journal for Higher Ordination Ceremony
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., The Custom of Worshiping the Departed and Bon Ceremony (in Sinhala) (2007) Commemorative Volume, Sri Lanka: Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2016,'The Buddhist Attitude on Song and Music' (in Sinhala) Journal of Buddhist Culture (JBC) (Peer Reviewed Journal) Volume I, Issue I, Sri Lanka: Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka 
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2016,'An Investigation on the Buddhist Culture in Polonnaruwa Period and its Significances' (in Sinhala) Journal of Buddhist studies and Humanities (Peer Reviewed Journal) Volume I, Sri Lanka: Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka  
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2016,'The Influence of Mahayana Buddhism on Arts; a Study Concerning theRegion of Middle and East Countries' (in Sinhala) Journal of Buddhist Culture (JBC) (Peer Reviewed Journal) Volume 1, Issue II
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2017,'Human Centrism and Buddhism' Volume II, Vidyodaya Pirivena, Maradana.
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2016, 'The Special Characteristics of the Ordination; an Investigation with reference to Mahākhandhaka in Mahāvaggapāli' Journal of Pali (Bi-Annual Peer Reviewed Journal) Volume 1, Issue II, Sri Lanka: Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2014, Daham Sarasaviya Diploma Course in Buddhism, Sri Lanka: Department of Buddhist Affairs

OTHER RESEARCH

  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2015, Investigating the Religious and Social Service of the Chinese Nuns in Regularized Reconstruction of the Modern Dasasil Mata Organization (Sinhala medium)
  • Munasinghe, M. A. C., 2007, Buddhist and Platonic Political Thought (in Sinhala)(2012) Magadhi Pali and Buddhist Studies
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