Name           : Ven. Sellakataragama Gnanalankara          
Designation : Lecturer (Probationary)            
Department  : Department of Buddhist Culture            
Official Telephone: +94112857786  
Personal Telephone : +94716672502        
Email Address: sgnanalankara@bpu.ac.lk
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Academic Qualification

Academic Qualifications

  • Reading for M. A. Degree (in English Medium) in the University of Kelaniya. 
  • Bachelor of Arts (Special) Degree in Buddhist Culture (in English Medium) with a First Class, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, 2009 - 2013.
  • Passed Pracheena Madyama Examination (in English) studying subjects Sinhala, Pali, Sanskrit languages and Buddhist Studies, the Oriental Studies Society of Sri Lanka, 2006.
  • Passed Dharmacarya Certificate Examination, 2007.
  • Passed Dhamma Schools final Certificate Examination, 2006.

 Professional Qualifications

  • Diploma in English, Global Language Center, Matara, 2007.
  • Dahamsarasavi Diploma, DBA, 2007.
  • Certificate in Jothisha Shastrasuri, Padukka, 2008.
  • Certificate in Vastuvidya Shastrashuri, Padukka, 2008.
  • Certificate Course in English, ELTU, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, 2011.
  • Diploma in Microsoft Office Pacage, Nenasala Educational Center, Weligama, 2006. 
  • Diploma in English, Aquinas College, Colombo 08, 2012.
  • Advanced Certificate Course in English, ELTU, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, 2012.
  • Certificate in Computer Applications, IT Center, Buddhist and Pali University, 2012.
  • Diploma in English, Department of English, University of Colombo, 2012. 
  • Certificate in Buddhist Counseling, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, 2012.
  • Ongoing English Certificate Course, Department of English, Buddhist and Pali University, 2012.
  • Certificate in Graphic Design, SLIOP, Colombo 08, 2014.
  • Intensive Buddhist English Course in English, Buddhist Relief Mission, 2014.
  • National Diploma in Counseling (in English), SLF, Colombo 06, 2015.
  • Short Course in Research Methodology (in English), UJP, 2016.

Academic Experience

  • Lecturer (Probationary) in Buddhist Culture at Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka from 01st August, 2016 up to date.
  • Visiting Lecturer in Buddhist Culture at Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka from 17th February, 2016 – 01st August, 2016.
  • Teacher in Lyceum International School from 27th August, 2014 – 01st August, 2016. 
  • Teacher in Buddhist Civilization and General English for A/L students in Parama Dhamma Cetiya Maha Pirivena in Ratmalana from 13th December, 2013 – 27th August, 2016.   
  • Experience in working as a Dhamma School teacher (in Sinhala Medium) from 2003-2009.
  • Experience in working as a Dhamma School teacher (in English Medium) from 2011-2015.

Research interests

  • Buddhist Ethics and Current Social Problems
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Engaged Buddhism

International/ National Seminar Presentations

  • “Decline of Buddhist Education under the Dutch period and its revival” (in English), Selected papers in First National Conference, 2012.

Research & Publications

ARTICLES & BOOKS:  

  • “The Collection of Articles in Buddhist Culture”(in English), 2013.
  • “A pilgrimage to Polonnaruwa Kingdom” (in English), 2014.
  • “Bibliography in the Study of Buddhist Stupa” (in English), “Thupa”, Reviewed Academic Journal 2014.
  • Ethical Foundation of "Kusala concept" in Buddhism” (in English), "Vibudha Lekha" Annual Academic Journal, 2015.
  • The modern Issues in the famaly life and Buddhist view” (in English), 2015.
  • "A survey of the expsnsion of Buddhist Schools caused for the development than the decline of the Buddist dispensation" (in English), "Tikakabhipujana", Annual Academic Journal, 2017.
  • "Timely relevance of Buddhist Teachings to resolve Current Environmental Crises" (in English), BPU Journal of Buddhist Studies and Humanities (Peer Reviewed Journal), Vol. III, Issue I, 2018.
  • Editor of Journal of Buddhist Culture (JBC), Bi-Annual Peer Reviewed Journal, from 2016 - 2019.   

Academic Distinctions, Scholarships, Prizes

  • Ven. Audeniye Pannananda Mahanayake Thero Memorial Pali Grammar Prize was awarded for the Best Results for the Pali Grammar in English Medium, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, 2009.
  • Ven. Pandith Witharandeniye Chandajothi Memorial Prize was awarded for the Best Results for the Buddhist Culture Subject with a class of the Bachelor of Arts Special Degree, Buddhist and Pali Univesity of Sri Lanka, 2012.
  • Ven. He Jhon Thero of Korean Scholarship Prize was awarded for the Best Results for Buddhist Culture Subject in the Bachelor of Arts Special Degree Part II Examination, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, 2011.
  • Francis Hewavidana Prize was awarded for the First Place of the Competition on the Delivery of the Dhamma in English, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, 2012.
  • 1st Place in Debate competition in English (Higher Educational Division), Students' union of Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, 2011.
  • 1st Place in Drawing competition under Higher Educational Division, Students' union of Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, 2011.
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