Name            :  Ven. Koonkandawala Wimaladhamma Thero    
Designation  :  Lecturer (Probationary)          
Department  :  Department of Buddhist Philosophy    
Official Telephone : +94 11 2891918          
Personal Telephone : +940718390050
Email Address : wimaladhamma@bpu.ac.lk/ wimaladhammak@gmail.com
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Academic Qualification 

  • B.A. (Hons.) (Peradeniya)
  • MPhil in Psychology (Cand.) (Peradeniya)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counseling and Psychosocial support (PgD.CP) (Colombo)
  • Diploma in Counseling Psychology (IPMS)
  • Diploma in Buddhist Counselling (BPU)

Academic Experience

  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya (2017 hither to).
  • Coordinator, Department of Counselling Psychology, Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy (2016-2018).
  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Counselling Psychology, Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy (2018 hither to).
  • Volunteer Counselor, Community Mental Health Resource Center, Katugastota District Hospital (2017-2018).
  • Trainee Counsellor, Psychiatric Ward of the Teaching Hospital, Kandy (07th January 2013 to 22nd July 2013).
  • Volunteer Counsellor, Divisional Secretarial Office, Thalatuoya (2013 -2014).
  • Volunteer Counsellor, Police Station, Thalatuoya (2013-2014).

Research interests

Clinical Psychology/ Abnormal Psychology/ Buddhist Psychology

International/ National Seminar Presentations

  • Wimaladhamma, K., 2016, ''Understanding Gender Role Behaviours; Single Sex vs. Mixed Sex Schools'', 3rd Biennial Conference of the International Association for Asian Heritage, Abstract Presentation, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,
  • Wimaladhamma, K., 2017, ''A Critical Evaluation of Pedophilia from a Biopsychosocial Perspective'', International Postgraduate Research Conference,Abstract Presentation, Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (PGIHS), University of Kelaniya.Sri Lanka.
  • Wimaladhamma, K., 2017, ''School counselors: a review of contemporary issues'', International Conference on Social Work - Social Development and Sustainable Development Goals, Abstract Presentation,Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (PGIHS) University of Peradeniya.
  • Wimaladhamma, K., 2017, ''Issue of Pedophilia; is it a mental disorder or a sexual orientation?'' at iPURSE-2016, the Annual International Research Sessions,Abstract Presentation, Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (PGIHS) University of Peradeniya.
  • Wimaladhamma, K., 2017, ''A Comparative Study on Sexual Disorders in DSM-5 and Buddhist Jātaka Stories'', 3rd International Conference, Abstract Presentation, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Ruhuna.
  • Wimaladhamma, K., 2017, ''A Comparative Study on Personality Disorders in DSM-5 and Buddhist Jātaka Stories'', Annual Research Congress, Abstract Presentation, Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (PGIHS), University of Peradeniya.
  • Wimaladhamma, K., 2017, ''A Critical Argument on Challenges in Identifying Abnormal Behaviours'', Abstract Presentation, the World Buddhist Sangha Council (WBSY), Pallekele, Kandy.

Research & Publications

  • Wimaladhamma, K., (2017), “අසාමාන්‍ය මනෝවිද්‍යාව” (Abnormal Psychology), Godage Saha Sahodarayo.
  • Wimaladhamma, K., 2015, (Ed.) ''Buddhist Leadership for Sustainable Peace'' (Conference Papers of the World Buddhist Sangha Youth (WBSY), 14th General Conference, Pallekele, Kandy.
  • Wimaladhamma, K., 2015, ''Buddhist Vinaya: Ecclesiastical and Secular Challenges" ,Conference Papers of the 3rd International Buddhist Conference, Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy.
  • Wimaladhamma, K., 2012, “Attitudes; From a Social Psychological Perspective” VidusaraniSastriyaSangrahaya (III Volume, 2012-2013), Samuhika Bhikshu Sangamaya, University of Peradeniya.
  • Wimaladhamma, K., "A Critical Argument on the Principal Teachings of Mahāyāna Buddhism'''' Bauddha Ha PaliAdyana''-II Volume, Palīpana Sri Chandananda Buddhisty Research Institute, Asgiri Maha Viharaya, Kandy.
  • Wimaladhamma, K., 2017, (Mental Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence), “Sarasameeksha Sastriya Sangrahaya-I”, Sri Sangharaja Maha Pirivena, Kandy.
  •  Wimaladhamma, K., 2018, ''A Comparative Study of  Personality Disorders Referred to in DSM-5 and Buddhist Jataka Stories'', ''Bauddha Manovidyawa Ha Upadeshanaya- SastriyaSangrahaya''.

    Wimaladhamma, K., 2018, ''A Critical Evaluation of Present Social Problems and Socially Destructive Behaviors through Buddhist Theory of Motivation'' ,''Bauddha Manovidyawa Ha Upadeshanaya- SastriyaSangrahaya''.

     
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