Name                                : Ven. Dr. Neluwe Sumanawansa Thero
Designations                     : Professor
Department                       : Department of Sanskrit
Official Telephone             : 011 -2894818
Email Address                   : sumanawansan@bpu.ac.lk
Accounts                           :

Academic Qualifications

  • B.A Special (University of Kelaniya)
  • Royal Pandith (Sri Lanka Pracina Bhasopokara Samitiya)
  • M.A. (Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka)
  • M.Phil (University of Kelaniya)
  • Ph.D. (University of Delhi, India)
  • Diploma in Education, (University of Colombo)

Academic Experience

  • 1. Teacher of Vidyodaya Privena, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka. 1985
  • 2. Principal of Dharma Vijaya Pirivena, Kalutara South.1990-1994
  • 3. Visiting lecturer, Vidyodaya College, Maligakanda, Sri Lanka. 1991- 1993,
  • 4. Director, Academic and Student Service, Vidyodaya College.1993, Maligakanda
  • 5. Assistant Research Officer, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. 1994-1997
  • 6. Visiting lecturer, University of Kelaniya, 94/95, 95/96, 96/97, 98/99
  • 7. Lecturer, Buddhist and Pali Univresity of Sri Lanka.1997
  • 8. Advisor of Pirivena Teachers, Pracina Bhasopokara Samit,Sri Lanka.1993

Administration

  • 1. Director, Academic and Student Service, Vidyodaya College, Maligakanda.        1993
  • 2. Assistant Research Officer, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.          1994/1997
  • 3. Visiting Lecturer, Department of Sanskrit, University of Kelaniya.         1991/1993
  • 4. Visiting lecturer, Vidyodaya College, Maligakanda.                               1994/1999  
  • 5. Advisor of Pirivena Teachers - Pracina Bhasopokara Samit.1993 1987     
  • 6. Member of Senate .Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • 7. Member of the Authority of the University Board.
  • 8. Member of Finance Committee.
  • 9. Member of Procurement
  • 10. Head of the Department for the Studies of Sanskrit. From - 2005 -2015
  • 11 Acting Head, Department for the Studies of pali. - 2005
  • 12. Acting Head, Department for the Studies of Sinhala and Modern Languages. - 2007
  • 13. Dean of the faculty of language studies.  From - 2005
  • 14. Senior Treasurer of Students Union.
  • 15. Senior Advisor of Students.2006 - 2007
  • 16. Member of the syllabus Designing Committee (Pali)
  • 17. Member of the Syllabus Designing Committee (Sanskrit)
  • 18. Member of the Syllabus Designing Committee (Sinhala)
  • 19. Member of Student Selection Committee
  • 20. Committee Member of the Post Graduate Degree Course
  • 21.  Acting Vice Chancellor, From 2007.03.08 – 2007.03.12
  • 22. Senior Treasurer of Student union 2016
  • 23. Course Coordinator External degree 2012-2015
  • 24. Senior Student Counselor 2012-2015

Research & Publications

  • 1. Sumanawansa, N, 2005,Katopanisadaya Sankya Darshanaya saha Bududahama.      
  • 2. Sumanawansa,N, . 1993, Soundarananda Kavya
  • 3. Sumanawansa,N , 2004,Reality in Buddhist Philosophy. A Comparative Study of Ditinitions  inTheravada and  Mahayana.
  • 4. Sumanawansa,N , Obstruction of Defilements “ Klesavarna” and Obstruction of knowledge Jneyavarana
  • 5. Sumanawansa,N , 2005,Vidyodya Dharma Satriya Sangraha.     
  • 6. Sumanawansa,N , 2004, Nirvana and Nirurutri –Journal of Department of Buddhist Studies, xxiv. University of Delhi, India.          
  • 7. Sumanawansa,N , Pilikuttuwa  Maligatanna Viharasthanayehi  Aitihasika Namaya.  
  • 8. Sumanawansa,N , 2003, Tathagata. National Conference of Buddhist Studies- 2006 research paper.  
  • 9. Sumanawansa,N , 2001/2002/2003/2004/2005/2006,Vidyodya Dharma Satriya Sangraha. Co – Editor  
  • 10. Sumanawansa,N , 2006,Dharmaprabha Sastriya Sangraha,
  • 11. Sumanawansa,N , Prachina Bhasopakara Samagame Satriya Sangraha
  • 12. Sumanawansa,N , 2006, Bouddha ha Pali Adhyayane-. Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka,
  • 13. Sumanawansa,N , 2004, Nirvana and Nirvrutdi, University of Delhi,
  • 14. Sumanawansa,N , 2005, Reality in Buddhist Philosophy, , University of Delhi,
  • 15. Sumanawansa,N , 1993, Sanskruta Upadesathmaka Katha Sahithyaye Arambaya.  , Vidyodaya Dharma Satriya Sangrahaya,
  • 16. Sumanawansa,N , 2000, Chaithya Vandana.Vandami Chethiyan.
  • 17. Sumanawansa,N , 1995,Mahabharatha , Prasada. Nandana Prakasana.
  • 18  Sumanawansa,N ,1998,Sanskrutha Gadya Kawyaye Arambhaya ha Vikasanaya Sanskrutha I,
  • 19. Sumanawansa,N , 1998, preface – Asirimath Mahapurusalaksana ha Asu Anuvyanjana. 1998
  • 20. Sumanawansa,N , 2004, Nirvana and Nirvruti Buddhist Studies, The Journal of The Department of Buddhist   Studies, University of Delhi, India. Vol. xxiv. 
  • 21. Sumanawansa,N , 2001, Jathakamala  astriya Sangraha, , Sri Lanka Prachina Bhasopakara  Samit.
  • 22. Sumanawansa,N , 2003, Sanakrutha Champu Kavya Sahithya ,Vidyaodaya Dharma Sastriya Sangrahaya.
  • 23. Sumanawansa,N , 2005,Obstruction of Defilements, , Klesavarna and Obstruction of Knowledge Vidyodaya Dharma Sastriya Sangrahaya.
  • 24. Sumanawansa,N , 2006,The two Fold Soullessness;,sowllessness of Person and Soullessness of Dhamma Bouddha ha Pali Addyanaya. Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
  • 25. Sumanawansa,N , 2006,2550 Buddha Jayanthiya ha Bikksun Vahanse., 2550 Sambudu Jayanthiya Satriya Sangrahaya,
  • 26. Sumanawansa,N ,  2006, Aramaya.Bouddha Vinaya Adyanaya Satriya Sangrahaya
  • 27. Sumanawansa,N , 2006,Tathagatha , Vidyadipani Satriya Sangrahaya. -         
  • 28. Sumanawansa,N , 2007, Bhavagami Satvaya.Nivan Maga.
  • 29.  Sumanawansa,N ,  2007,Uposataye Vasvasima and Acharya Upadhya Vatha.
  • 30. Sumanawansa,N , 2014,Dharmapala Chinthanaya, ,Pannipitiya dharmapala Shasthreeya sagarawa.
  • 31. Sumanawansa,N , 2014,Ramayana Sundara Khanda , Sarga 14,15-, Vidodaya Sagarawa.
  • 32. Sumanawansa,N , 2014, Khuddaka nikayagatha Paramadarshi Bhikshuwa, ,Pamankada indrajothi abhinandana sagarawa.
  • 33. Sumanawansa,N , 2014, Katopanishad, Prashnopanishad & Shwethaswara Upanishad - Vidyalankara sagarawa.
  • 34. Sumanawansa,N , 2015,Paramadarshi Bhikshuwa, Viddhodaya sagarawa.
  • 35. Sumanawansa,N , 2015, the special features of Katopanishad,Bashaprabha jornal.
  • 36. Sumanawansa,N , 2015, The ideal month as depicted in deega nikaya and maggima nikaya.
  •  37. Sumanawansa,N , 2018, Jathakattkatha, wessanthara & Wushwanthara Jathaka katha-, by Pansiya panas Jathakaya ,Rewatha Yathiprabha ,Deepana Offset Printers.
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