Name                        : Ven. Dr. Moragollagama Uparathana Thero
Designation               : Professor (Dean - Faculty of Graduate Studies)
Department               : Department of Pali
Official Telephone     : +94112891868
Personal Telephone  : +94714432198
Email Address           : moragollagamau@bpu.ac.lk/ moragollagama6@gmail.com
Accounts                   :


Academic Qualification 

  • B.A.(Hons) Pali 1st Class, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, Subsidiary  Subject Buddhist Culture
  • M.A. (Sinhala Medium), University of Kelaniya
  • M.A.(English Medium), University of Kelaniya
  • MBuddhStud, The University of Hong Kong
  • M.Phil., University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • Ph.D., Wuhan University, P.R. China
  • Certificate In English Part I,II, III University of Kelaniya
  • Diploma in English, London Business School
  • Diploma in Chinese, Language Centre, BMICH
  • Chinese Language Certificate Course, Collage of Foreign Students Education, Wuhan University, P.R. China

Academic Experience

  • Senior Lecturer Grade I, Department of Pali, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2016 - Up to Date)
  • Senior Lecturer Grade II, Department of Pali, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2010 - 2016)
  • Lecturer,Department of Pali, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2009 - 2010)
  • Lecturer (Probationary),Department of Pali, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2005 - 2009)
  • Visiting Lecturer in Pali, Buddhasravaka Bhikkhu University, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka (2001-2003, 2005).
  • Visiting Lecturer in Pali, University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2011-2012, 2017)
  • Visiting Lecturer in Pali, University of Kelaniya, (2014).

Administration

Current Positions:

  • Head of The Department of Pali of Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Member of Senate of Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Member of the Faculty Board of Language Studies of Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • The Member of Academic Research Committee, (අධ්‍යයන පර්යේෂණ කමිටුව) Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, (2016).
  • The Member of Awards and Scholarship Committee, (ත්‍යාග හා ශිෂ්‍යත්ව කමිටුව) Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, (2014 up to now).
  • The member of Academic and Non- academic Hostel Committee, (අධ්‍යයන හා අනධ්‍යයන නේවාසිකාගාර කමිටුව) Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, (2016).
  • Member of Internal Examination Committee, (අභ්‍යන්තර විභාග කමිටුව) Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, (2016).
  • Member of the Higher Degree Committee, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, (2014).
  • Member of the Library Committee, (පුස්තකාල කමිටුව) Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • Member of the Academic Leave Committee (අධ්‍යයන නිවාඩු කමිටුව) (2014- up to now).

Past Positions: 

  • Coordinator, Postgraduate “Foreign Dhammaduta Training Course”, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, (2005-2006, 2007).
  • Coordinator,(2007), Daham Sarasaviya, Teachers Training Program of Dhamma Schools .
  • Coordinator of Buddhist Studies and Pali Diploma Course, 2007.
  • Advisor of Kalasangamaya, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • The Counselor of students at the Buddhist and pali university, 2007.
  • Academic sub warden of The Buddhist and Pali University, 2006, 2007.
  • Member of Faculty board of Languages, from 2005.
  • Senate Member of Buddhist and Pali University 2006 -2007.
  • The Counselor of students at the Buddhist and Pali University 2012.
  • Coordinator of Chinese language diploma Course 2012.
  • Coordinator of Professional Development Programme of Academic Staff 2012.
  • Warden of Buddhist and Pali University2012 August to -2013 August 15.
  • Warden of Buddhist and Pali University2013 August 15 to -2014 August 15.
  • Coordinator of Yoga and Mind Development Program 2013.
  • Coordinator of M.A and all Post Graduate Courses (P.G.D., M.A., M. Phil., Ph. D.) BPU, 2013, 2014, 2016.

Research Interests

  • Study of Pali Language, Study of Tripitaka and Pali Literature

International / National Seminar Presentations

Full papers published in national and International conferences

  • Uparathana, M., 2011,“Identity of Pali Language on the influence of Sanskrit through Mānāvulusandesa”, PARIYESANA SAṂRACANĀVALĪ, Pāli Sogata Ajjhayanaṃso, Sri Jayawaḍḍanapura Vissavijjālayo, Desantara pāli Sammantaṇaṃ -2555 (Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayawardenepura,) 2011, ISSN 2235-901X.
  • Uparathana, M., 2013, “Buddhist Meditation is to Cleanse the Mind from Defiling Factors for a Peaceful Society”, Buddhist Meditation Seminar, International Buddhist Meditation Center (IBMC), MCU and Co-Host Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University (MCU),Bangkok, Thailand.The Second Conference 8th -10thof January 2013.
  • Uparathana, M., (2015),“Aṭṭhakathācariyehiatthasaṃvaṇṇanāyabhāvita dasa paṭipattiyānaṃ paṭicca vīmaṃsanaṃ”, 1st International Palli Conference, Department of Pali and Buddhist studies, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. ISSN 2465-6127.
  • Uparathana, M., (2016), “Mettābhavanānisaṃsapañhaṃpaṭicca Nāgasenattherassa Mativīmansanaṃ” 2nd International Palli Conference, Department of Pali and Buddhist studies, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.2016, ISSN 2465-6127.

Abstracts published in national and international conferences

  • Uparathana, M., (2011), “A Comparative Study of the Pali Milindapañha and its Chinese Version”, 7th Annual National Conference on Buddhist Studies Saturday 17th –Sunday 18th December 2011, organized by The Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayawardenapura and The Buddhist Times Trust, ISSN 2235-9931.
  • Uparathana, M., (2012),     “Buddhist Perspective of Human Resource Management: Secularism VS Spiritualism”, International conference, “ Introspection on Buddhist Tradition” , School of Buddhist Studies and Civilization, Gautam Buddha University, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India, 7th -9th September -  2012.
  • Uparathana, M., (2012),“An Investigation about Cuti, Patisandhi and Antarabhava”,^pq;s máikaê yd wka;rdNjh msth -25th August 2012.
  • Uparathana, M., (2012),“Politics and the Role of Saṅgha Community in Sri Lanka”, International Buddhist Conference, the Millennium for Buddhism”, Buddhasravaka Bhikkhu University, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka, 17th, 18th and 19th February 2012. ISBN978-955-1867-0-3-4.
  • Uparathana, M., (2012),“Buddhist Five Precepts for the Prevention of Domestic Violence against Women”, Proceeding of the International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka 8th  and 9th November 2012. ISSN 2279-2309.
  • Uparathana, M., (2013),“The Significance of Peaceful Mind of Individual for Building World Peace”, International on Buddhist Heritage of Odisha: Situating Odisha in the Global Perspective, organized by Department of Tourism and Culture, Government of Odisha, India 1st to 3rd February 2013.
  • Uparathana, M., (2013),“Kiṃ Gbbhapātanaṃ? Yuttaṃ vā Ayuttaṃ vā?” SIBA- MCU International Buddhist Conference 2013 on International Exchange of Buddhism in the Global Context, 20th and 21th August.
  • Uparathana, M., (2013),“A Critical Study of the Metre and Rhetoric of Mānāvulusandesaya”, International Conference on Asian Art, Culture and Heritage. Centre for Asian Studies- University of Kelaniya, International Association for Asian Heritage, Ministry of Culture and the Arts Sri Lanka Foundation, Sri Lanka,21th 22nd  August 2013.ISBN 978-955-4563-10-0.
  • Uparathana, M., (2013),“Inner Peace of Individual for Building World Peace” National Conference, Bhikkhu University of Sri Lanka 27th and 28th December 2013.
  • Uparathana, M., (2014),“The Sunyata concept of Madyamaka and the Middle Path in Theravada Buddhism” .2nd  Dharma- Dhamma, Nature, Source and Relevance of Dharma- Dhamma Traditions, Organized by Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies, Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh, India.
  • Uparathana, M., (2015),“Katham cīvaram pārupītabbam cīvara Pārupanavisaye ajjatana Asevanaṃ”, Vinayapaññattinayena vīmamsanam, 4th International Buddhist Conference - Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura, 4th and 5th ISBN 978-955-1867-07-2.
  • Uparathana, M., (2015),“Ko pana Māro: Mārasaṅkappa Vīmansanaṃ”,International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences, Sri Jayewardenepura University, 03rd December 2015. ISSN 2279-2309.
  • Uparathana, M., (2016),“Milindapañhassa ca Nāgasena Bhikkhu suttassa ca Samavisamatā Vīmansanaṃ” Professional Development Programme of the Academic Staff, Abstracts, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, ISBN 978-955-9373-19-3, 2016.
  • Uparathana, M., (2016),“Buddhaghosatthero Pana suddhaparivattako vā Seri Aṭṭhakathācariyo vā’ti vīmaṃsanaṃ” Sri Lanka Association of Buddhist Studies, Theravāda and Buddhaghosa, Sixth International Conference, 1st to 3rd July 2016.
  • Uparathana, M., (2016),“巴利《弥兰陀王问经汉译《那先比丘经》的比较研究 –Chinese Medium (A Comparative Study on Pali Milindapañha and Nāgasenabhikkhu sutta”) International Conference on Chinese Studies, Centre for Chinese Studies, University of Kelaniya, 22-23 September 22nd and 23rd September 2016,  ISBN 978-955-4563-94-0.
  • Uparathana, M., (2016),“Value of Buddhist Teachings for the righteous Politics on the Influence of Western Political Ideology, 4th Dharma-Dhamma Conference on Polity, Sanchi University, Madya Pradesh, India, 19th-21st October 2016.
  • Uparathana, M., (2016),“Buddhist Perspective on Peace and Practical Buddhist Teachings for the Reconcilliation of Social Conflicts” International Seminar on Reconciliation, Conflict Transformation and Peace Initiatives: Cotemporary Challenges in South Asia, Department of Philosophy, Lady Kean College, Shillong, India, 28th and 29th November, 2016.
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