Name                          : Ven. Aluthgama Wimalaratnana Thero
Designation                : Senior Lecturer
Department                : Department of Buddhist Culture
Official Telephone      : +94112891877, Ext: 2254
Personal Telephone   : +94717506080/+94312299617
Email Address            : aluthgamaw@bpu.ac.lk

Academic Qualification

  • M.A. Buddhist Studies, (Two years-with research) University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • M.A. Buddhist Studies, Post Graduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • B.A. (Hons.) Buddhist Culture (First Class), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Academic Experience

  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Buddhist Culture, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, (2015 - Hither to)
  • Lecturer, Department of Buddhist Culture, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, (2013 - 2015)
  • Lecturer, (probationary) Department of Buddhist Culture, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2010 - 2013)
  • Temporary Lecturer, Department of Buddhist Culture, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, (2008 -2010)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda Sri Lanka (2016 -2017)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (2005 -2008)

Administration

  • Head of The Department of Buddhist Culture ,(2015 - Hither to)
  • Warden of Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2017 - Hither to)
  • Student Councilor, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka from (2015 - 2016)
  • Student Councilor, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka from (2012 - 2014)
  • Student Advisor, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka  (2016)
  • Student Advisor, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2013-2014)
  • Coordinator, Career Development Programme of the academic staff in the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka from (2011 - 2012)
  • Course Coordinator, Diploma in Buddhism, Diploma in Pali, Diploma in Sanskrit, Diploma in Tamil, Diploma in Chinese, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka from (2013 - 2016).
  • The Hon Secretary of the Lecturers’ Union of Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka from (2012 - 2013)

Research interests

  • Buddhist Culture ; Geographical expansion of Buddhism and Buddhist culture, Buddhist culture in Sri Lanka, Assimilation of Buddhism with other Cultures

International/ National Seminar Presentations

  • Wimalarathana, A., ''The ten points (Dasa Vastthu) presented by the Vajji Puttaka monks show the timely requirements of the contemporary monks A review'', Global Spiritual Conclave" International conference, 22 to 27 August 2017, Santhigiri Research Foundation in Association with ICPR, ICCR, ICHR, Sanchi University, IOC, ONGC and Sree Gokulam Chits and Finance, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. 
  • Wimalarathana, A., “Review on to become the Devaraj Cult into Buddharaj Cult in Cambodia”  First National Conference 2012, Buddhiat and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Wimalarathana, A., ''How to use Poster Presentation for Passive learning to active learning of the Student''  Conference on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Higher Education Research in Sri Lanka, 18th November 2011, Jointly organized by Staff Development Centre (SDC) University of Colombo and Sri Lanka Association for Improving Higher Education Effectiveness (SLAIHEE), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Wimalarathana, A., A study on the theory of assimilation that reviled from Buddhism for the expansion of the Order,  Professional  development Programme of Academic Staff, Buddhist and Pali university of Sri Lanka, 29th April 2009.
  • Wimalarathana, A.,  “A study of Assimilation of Buddhism with Myanmar Indigenous Culture and life” the 3rd International conference, 8, 9 and 10th of December 2008, Association for Buddhist Studies (SLABS), Buddhashrawaka Bhikshu University, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka.
  • Wimalarathana, A., “A Survey on the Buddhist Facet of Assimilation Concept” 9th Annual Research Symposium 2008, Abstracts of Presentation, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Wimalarathana, A., “A study of Assimilation of Buddhism in to Tibetan Indigenous Culture and Life” International conference on Social Science, Sri Lanka- 2008 (ICSSL)
  • Wimalarathana, A.,“A Study of Theravada Buddhist Concept of Universal Monarch” workshop on Buddhist studies Presentation of Abstracts, 22nd October 2008, Buddhist and Pali University, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Wimalarathana, A., A Review on the influence of Mahayana to Pirith Chanting on the Buddhist Rituals in Sri Lanka’’  8th Annual Research symposium, 2007, Abstracts of presentation faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

Research & Publications

  • Wimalarathana, A., 2017, ‘British Invasion and Buddhist Culture in Sri Lanka’, Sri Lanka Pali Text Society, Wadduwa.
  • Wimalarathana, A., 2017, ‘New Tendencies in Buddhist Traditions in Sri Lanka’, Maghadhī, Puwakpitiya.
  • Wimalarathana, A., 2017, ‘Colonization and New Trends in Sri Lankan Buddhist Culture’, Maghadhī, Puwakpitiya, 2017.
  • Wimalarathana, A., Sarananda, D. & Nilantha, P., 2018, Expansion of Buddhist Culture in Asia,  Maghadhī, Puwakpitiya

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

  • Wimalarathana, A., 2016, "A Review on Budhharaj Cult and Devaraj Cult in Cambodia"  Journal of Pali (Peer Reviewed Journal) Vol, I, Issue I, June, 68-85
  • Wimalarathana, A., 2016, “A Study on the Buddhist influence for the Tibetan Culture and Life" , BPU Journal of Buddhist Buddhist Studies and Humanities, (Annual Peer Reviewed Journal), Vol I, Issue I, September,71-92
  • Wimalarathana, A., 2016, The Contribution of King's for the Expansion and the Development of Buddhism in Thailand, Journal of Buddhist Studies (VJBS) (Peer Reviewed Journal) Vol, V Part II, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, 61-76
  • Wimalarathana, A., 2016,"A Study of Facts on Purifying the order and introducing the Kathikavat" Journal of Pali (Biannual Peer Reviewed Journal) Vol I, Issue II  Department of Pali, December., 41-70
  • Wimalarathana, A., 2017  “A review on the expansion and development of Inter sectorial Buddhism in States” (Biannual Peer Reviewed Journal) Volume I, Issue I, Department of Buddhist Philosophy, February, 55-74
  • Wimalarathana, A., 2017 “Is Sri Lanka a Buddhist Country before the Arrival of Arahant Mahinda?”A review. Journal of Archeology (Peer Reviewed Journal), Vol I, Issue I, Department of Archeology, February, 41-59
  • Wimalarathana, A., 2016. “A Review with reference to the Source on teachings of theistic Religion Buddhist attitude towards the origin of the World” (Bi-annual Peer Reviewed Journal) Volume I, Issue II Department of Religious Studies and Comparative Philosophy, December ,17-50

Articles in Other Journals

  • Wimalarathana, A., 2018 A study on the religious and the artistic value of Borobudur Vihara Complex, 'Wimalasara' felicitation volume of academic journal, NEO Graphics, Nugegoda, 68-80
  • Wimalarathana, A., 2017, A survey on the pioneer contribution of the Scholars for the expansion of Buddhism in Central Asia, 'Sandhārā' academic journal of  Student Union, September,145-151
  • Wimalarathana, A., 2017, A review on the farsightedness of the Venerable Arahant Mahinda for assimilation of Buddhism with Pre-Buddhist indigenous Culture in Sri Lanka, Journal of Buddhist Culture, Student Association of Buddhist Culture collaboration with Student Union, September,1-8
  • Wimalarathana, A., 2008, “A Review on the Origin and Expansion of the Mahāyāna Tradition in Ceylon” Journal of the Sri Lanka Oriental Studies Society, 167- 173
  • Wimalarathana, A., 2006 “Is Buddhism a Religion or a Philosophy? An inquiry ” Sarada, Vol, 2 Issue 6, Department of Pali and Buddhist, 229-239
  • Wimalarathana, A., 2008 A Review on the Yogacara Tradition and the Three-fold Evolution of Consciousness”  journal of Religious Studies, Department of Religions Studies and comparative philosophy,121-130
  • Wimalarathana, A., 2008. “A Review on the Communication Prowess of the Buddha Sambhāshā, Volume 16, Pirivena Education Branch of the Ministry of Education,
  • Wimalarathana, A., 2013 “Review; Is Venerable Maliyadeva Thera the last Arahant in Sri Lanka?” Anupada, Academic Journal in felicitation for Ven. Kirinde Gunasiri, ‘Maghadhi’-Pali and Buddhist Publication Institute, 358-387
  • Wimalarathana, A., 2014, Historicity and Expansion of the Buddhism in Cambodia",  Buddhist Culture in Asia, State Printing Corporation, April, 388-419
  • Wimalarathana, A., 2015 "Review how Dutch used Education Policy for the spread of Christianity in Sri Lanka” Academic Journal of Buddhist and Pali Studies, 154-167
  • Wimalarathana, A., 2013 “A Survey on how the Eminent Intellectuals in the World Recognized the Buddha” Subhashithodaya , Academic Journal in felicitation for Ven Siridhamma Nayaka Thero, Published by the Editors, 351-359
  • Wimalarathana, A., 2016 “A Review on the Buddhist Analysis of the Caste System in Brahmanism” Dhammagavesi, Felicitation Volume of Ven Mahalakotuwe Wimaladhamma Nayaka Thera, 240-256

Others Editions

  • Wimalarathana, A.(ed.), 2017, Journal of Buddhist Buddhist Studies and Humanities, Peer Reviewed Journal, Volume II, Issue I, Faculty of Buddhist Studies, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Homagama, Sri Lanka.
  • Wimalarathana, A.(ed.), 2017, Journal of Buddhist Culture (JBC), Peer Reviewed Journal, Volume II, Issue I, Department of Buddhist Culture, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Homagama, Sri Lanka.
  • Wimalarathana, A.(ed.), 2016, Journal of Buddhist Culture (JBC), Peer Reviewed Journal, Volume I, Issue II, Department of Buddhist Culture, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Homagama, Sri Lanka.
  • Wimalarathana, A.(ed.), 2016, Journal of Buddhist Culture (JBC), Peer Reviewed Journal, Volume I, Issue I, Department of Buddhist Culture, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Homagama, Sri Lanka.
  • Wimalarathana, A.(ed.), 2017, “Vibudha Lekhā” Journal of Buddhist Culture, Second Volume, Department of Buddhist Culture, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Homagama, Sri Lanka
  • Wimalarathana, A., Uparathana, M. & Tennakoon, W.( (eds.), 2016, “Pariyesana” journal of PDPAS, (Professional Development Programme of the Academic Staff), Volume I, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Homagama, Sri Lanka.
  • Wimalarathana, A. & Tennakoon, W.(eds.), 2016, “Abstracts” Theravada and Sarvāstivāda Abhidhamma Dialogue, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan Tibetan Brotherhood Society, Homagama, Sri Lanka.
  • Wimalarathana, A. (ed.), 2012, “Abstract 2009-2012”, Professional Development Programme of the Academic Staff, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Homagama, Sri Lanka.

Academic Honors and Awards 

  • Gold Medal : In memory of Venerable Bambarende Siri Seevali for the Best Student of Buddhist Culture  Awarded by The Scholarship Trust of Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 2004
  •  SEDA Accreditation from UK for One of the Best Lecturers who Completed the of Staff Development Course, Staff Development Centre, University of Colombo, 2012
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