Name: Ven. Ilukewela Dhammarathana Thero
Designation  : Senior Lecturer  
Department: Buddhist Philosophy
Official Telephone: +94112891918
Personal Telephone: +94714432606
Temple Telephone:  +94372296071
Email Address: idhammarathana@bpu.ac.lk
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Academic Qualification 

  • B.A. (Hons) in Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka
  • M.A. in Buddhist Studies, Post Graduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya
  • M.Phil. in Sarvastivada Abhidhamma, Post Graduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya

Academic Experience

  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2017 - Hither to)
  • Lecturer, Department of Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2015 - 2017)
  • Lecturer (Probationary), Department of Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2012 - 2015)
  • Temporary Lecturer, Department of Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2008 - 2011)

Administration

  • Head of the Department (2018.05.08 – Hither to)
  • A supervisor of the University Website, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2016 - 2018)
  • Foreign Students' Counselor, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2014 - 2018)
  • The Chair of Sahithya Sankathana – 2017, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2017)
  • Treasurer of the Students' Union, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2017)
  • Students' Counselor, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2015 - 2017)
  • A coordinator of the compilation of Pali-Sinhala Dictionary, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2013 - 2017)
  • A secretary of the International Conference on Religious Tolerance and Harmony – IRTH 2015, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2015)
  • Sub-warden (Academic), Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2014 - 2015)
  • Coordinator of Buddhist Federation of Norway, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2015.03.03 – 2015. 04. 30)
  •  Coordinator of Guest Lecturers, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka (2014 - 2015)

Research Interests

  • Buddhist Philosophy
  • Theravāda and Sarvastivāda Abhidhamma
  • Thoughts of Buddhist Schools

International/ National Seminar Presentations

  • Dhammarathana, I., 2016, 'The Role of Viññāṇa', The Sri Lanka Association of Buddhist Studies: Theravāda and Buddhaghosa: Problem of Identification, Interpretation and Communication: Sixth International Conference, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Homagama, June 1 - 3, 2016
  • Dhammarathana, I., 2016, 'Problem Solving Methods of the Two Abhidhammic Schools; Theravada and Sarvastivada' Theravada and Sarvastivada Abhidhamma Dialogue:  Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Sri Lankan Tibetan Buddhist Brotherhood Society, Homagama, Sri Lanka, June 4, 2016.
  • Dhammarathana, I., 2015, 'In Conventional and Absolute Sense, Is there a Puggala', The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka: 8th Research Conference, Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, Colombo, March 26 - 28, 2015
  • Dhammarathana, I., 2014, 'An Early Buddhist Interpretation on Psycho-Physio Combination of the Being', 2nd International Conference, Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy, Pallekelle, Kandy, September 04, 2014
  • Dhammarathana, I., 2014, 'Free-will, Buddhism and Constitutional Law', Universalizing Buddhist Jurisprudence: The Conference on Buddhist Jurisprudence 2014. Laksman Kadiragarmar Centre for International Relations and Strategic Studies. Colombo 07, May 10 – 11, 2014
  • Dhammarathana, I., 2014, 'The Complications of Accepting Pabassara-Citta as Bhavaṅga', 7th Research Conference, Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka Colombo, March 27 – 29, 2014
  • Dhammarathana, I., 2013, 'The Conception, Implantation and the Futility of Intermediate Life'. Reshaping the Arena of Knowledge: The Second International Research Conference of Humanities and Social Sciences, The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, Sri Lanka, December 4 – 5, 2013
  • Dhammarathana, I., 2013, 'The Pràpti of Sarvàstivàda Abhidharma and its relation to Bhavaïga in Theravàda Abhidhamma', 5th International Conference, Sri Lanka Association of Buddhist Studies (SLABS), Sambuddhatva Jayanti Mandira, Colombo, September 06 - 08, 2013.
  • Dhammarathana, I., 2013, 'Social Enhancement Empowered by Buddhism', 6th Research Conference, Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, Colombo, March 28 – 30, 2013
  • Dhammarathana, I., 2013, 'The Applicability of Insight Meditation for Controlling the Conceit (màna)', The Second International Conference on Meditation, International Buddhist Meditation Centre, Ayutthaya, Thailand, January 08 - 10, 2013
  • Dhammarathana, I., 2012, ආගමික සහනශීලීත්වය, National Confernce on Practical Buddhist Studies: Celebrating the 700th Anniversary of the Asgiri Mahaviharaya, Asgiri Mahaviharaya, Kandy, October 12, 2012
  • Dhammarathana, I., 2012, 'Therevàda Confusion of Jivitindriya by grouping it under Two Categories; Cetasika and Rupa Dhammas',  First National Conference – 2012,  Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka,  Homagama, August 24 - 25, 2012
  • Dhammarathana, I., 2012, 'Religious Tolerance in Buddhism', Dhamma Conference: for Peace and Unity, The Mahabodhi Society of Sri Lanka, Colombo, July 28, 2012
  • Dhammarathana, I., 2012, 'Cittaviprayukta-samskhàra of Sarvàstivada Abhidhamma and Their Relation to Theravàda Abhidhamma', 5th Annual Research Conference – 2012, Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, Colombo 7
  • Dhammarathana, I., 2011, 'Prenatal Development of the Being and the Reliability of Atthakathà in search of the Exact Day of Transmigration of Vinnana', International Pali Conference,  Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, Gangodawila, September 012011 
  • Dhammarathana, I., 2011, 'Early Buddhist Theory of Perception and the Seventeen Thought Moments', 4th Research Conference, The Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, March 25 - 26, 2011
  • Dhammarathana, I., 2010, 'Bhavańga is a Timely Changed Term', 4th Bi-annual International Conference, Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy, Pallekelle, Kandy, December 10 - 12, 2010.
  •  Dhammarathana, I., 2010, 'The Appropriateness of the Term 'Theory of Causality', Buddhist Studies: 6th National Conference, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Gangodawila, Nugegoda, December 4 – 5, 2010.

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