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					                               REV: M. DHAMMAJOTHI
                                  SENIOR LECTURER
                           PALI AND BUDDHIST STUDIES UNIT
                              UNIVERSITY OF COLOMBO


PERSONAL


Home Address               :      Sri Dharmapalaramaya, Sri Dharmapala Road, Mount
                                  Lavinia, Sri Lanka

University Address         :      Pali and Buddhist Studies Unit, Department of Sinhala,
                                  Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo

Email Address              :      dhammajothi@yahoo.com

Official Contact Number    :      2500453

Residence Contact Number   :      0094-11-2735801; Mobile: 0718039952

Fax                        :      0094-11-2732952

Date of Birth              :      22nd June 1969

Nationality                :      Sri Lankan

Sex                        :      Male


EDUCATION

                               o Ph. D. (Chinese Medium).
                                 Department of Philosophy
                                 University of Nanjing,
                                 Nanjing 210093,
                                 China. (2004)

                               o M. Phil.
                                 Post Graduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies,
                                 University of Kelaniya,
                                 Sri Lanka (2001)



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                      o M. A. (English Medium)
                        Post Graduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies
                        University of Kelaniya,
                        Kelaniya,
                        Sri Lanka (2007)

                      o B.A (Honors) with First Class
                        University of Sri Jayewardenepura
                        Gangodawila,
                        Nugegoda,
                        Sri Lanka (1998)

                      o Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education
                        Staff Development Centre, University of Colombo.(2006)

                      o One Year Chinese Language Course (Mandarin)
                        Foreign Language Department
                        University Of Nanjing
                        China (2001)



AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS/SCHOLARSHIPS


1993/94           P.L. Perera Award for obtaining highest number of marks in Pali
                  and Buddhist Studies for the G.A.Q. (First Year Exam)

2004              Chinese Government Scholarship for Doctoral Research,
                  University of Nanjing.



PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

ACADEMIC

2004 – To-date    Senior Lecturer – Grade II, Pali and Buddhist Studies, University
                  of Colombo

1999 – 2004       Lecturer, Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Colombo

1998-1999         Temporary Assistant Lecturer, Pali and Buddhist Studies,
                  University of Colombo.

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1998-1998                   Probationary Lecturer, Department of Buddhist Source Languages
                            (Pali), Buddhasravaka Bhiksu University, Anuradhapura.

1997-1998                   Temporary Tutor, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies,
                            University of Sri Jayewardenepura.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

UNDERGRADUATE: (at the University of Colombo)

      Sinhala and English Medium
      BST 1202: Social Philosophy of Buddhism (2004 to 2009)
      BST 2117: Schools of Buddhist Thought I (2004 to 2009)
      BST 2219: Buddhism and Contemporary Society (2004 to 2009)
      BST 3141: Schools of Buddhist Thought II (2004 to 2009)
      BST 3244: Buddhist Economic and Political Thought (2004 to 2009)
      BST 1101: Fundamentals of Buddhism(2004/2005)

      Sinhala Medium
      ELT: Buddhism and Social Problems (2004)
      PLG 1101- Prescribed Texts : Literature (1998 to 2000)
      PLG 2101- Unspecified Texts : Grammar and Composition (1998 to 2000)
      PLG 2116- Prescribed Texts (1998 to 2000)
      PLG 2103- History of Pali Literature (1998 to 2000)
      PLG 3141- Unspecified Texts : Grammar and Composition (1998 to 2000)
      BST 1204 – History of Buddhism up to the End of Asokan Era (1998 to 2000)


OTHER INSTITUTIONS

POSTGRADUATE:

            o Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya -
              Nagarjuna’s Philosophy as reflected in his Mulamadhyamaka Karika (February
              2009 – October 2009) (English Medium)

            o Dharmaduta Training programme, Sri Lanka Buddhist and Pali University of Sri
              Lanka – Introduction to Buddhist Literature and Basic Buddhist Concepts (2007
              /2008) (English Medium)
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          o Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya –
            Compulsory Pali Language (2006/2007/2008) (both English and Sinhala Media)


ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

2009 – 2010        :      Academic Warden, Bhikku Hostel, Green Path

2008 – 2009        :      Advisor, Buddhist Students Association, University of Colombo

2007 – 2008        :      Exam Coordinator, Pali and Buddhist Studies, Department of
                          Sinhala, University of Colombo

2006 – 2009        :       Temporary Student Counselor, Faculty of Arts, University of
                           Colombo

2006 – 2009        :       Academic Warden, Bhikku Hostel, Kohuwela

2004 – 2009        :      Senior Treasurer, Eksath Bikku Sangamaya (Bikku Union),
                          University of Colombo



CONSULTANCY AND POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY

2009 – To-date     :       Member, Senate of Sri Lanka Buddhist and Pali University

2009-To-date       :       Member, Committee for the Development of Pali Language and
                           Literature, Ministry of Religious Affairs and Moral Upliftment

2008 – To-date     :      Member, Faculty Board, Postgraduate Institute of Pali and
                          Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya.

2008 – To date     :      Executive Member, International Buddhist Universities
                          Mahaculalankarrajavidyala University, Thailand.

2008- 2009.        :      Member, Advisory Board and Board of Management, Sri Lanka
                          Association of Buddhist Monks

2007 – To-date     :      Founder Member, Sri Lanka Council of Religions for Peace
                          (SLCRP)

2007 – To-date     :      General Secretary, Sri Lanka Council of Religions for Peace
                          (SLCRP)

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2007 – To-date   :    Member, Drafting Committee, Constitution of the Sri Lanka
                      Council of Religions for Peace (SLCRP)

2006 –           :    Founder Member, Amarapura Vidvath Sangha Sabhava

2006 –           :    Member, Drafting Committee, Amarapura Vidvath Sangha
                      Sabhava

2006 – 2009      :    Joint Secretary, Amarapura Vidvath Sangha Sabhava

2009 onward           Secretary, Amarapura Vidvath Sangha Sabhava

2009 –           :    Life Resident Member, Royal Asiatic Society.

2009-                 Convener : Buddhist Studies Group, Royal Asiatic Society.



STUDY VISITS ABROAD

2010             :    International Visitors Programme in the subject of Religions and
                      Social Justice - USA. Sponsored by the State Department of USA.


2009             :    Workshop: Initiation and formulation of Constitution of Thai
                      Council of Religions for Peace , Sponsored by Sri Lanka Council
                      of Religions for Peace, Thailand

2009             :    Workshop: Formulation of Constitution – World Religions for
                      Peace, Sponsored by European Council of World Religion for
                      Peace, Norway

2008                  3rd Annual Tripitaka Chanting Ceremony-Buddhagaya, Pali
                      Tipitaka Chanting International Council.

2008                  Cultural Understanding trip to Bhutan invited by Bhutan
                       government

2006             :    Workshop: Initiatives for Political and Conflict Transformation,
                      Inter-Religious Dialogue, Sponsored by Henry Martin Institute,
                      Hyderabad, India

2006             :    Conference Participant, Buddha‟s Light International Association
                      (BLIA) Fo-guan Shan, Gaoshiun, Taiwan



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2001                   :      Workshop and Dhamma Discussion on Meditation, Group headed
                              by Ven; Madhihe Pannasiha Maha Thero, Nakon Pathong, Takli,
                              Thailand



PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Royal Asiatic Society (Life Member)
Sri Lanka Association of Buddhist Studies ( Life Member)
Pali language and literature development committee (Member)
Amarapura Vidvath Sangha Sabha (Secretary)
Sri Lanka Council of Religions for Peace (General Secretary)



OTHER ACTIVITES

2006 –          Member, Technical Evaluation Committee, Bhiksu Hostel for Student Monks
                University of Colombo

2006 –          Member, Auction Committee, Bhiksu Hostel, Green Path



GRADUATE THESES SUPERVISED


POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION

         o 2009: Ven. Cheng Leang „Methodology of Buddhist Studies‟ M.Phil. Degree,
           Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya.

         o 2009: Mr J. Karunarathne „md,s ffu;%Sh jKaKkdj weiqßka ffu;%Sh
           nqoaO ixl,amfha wdrïNh yd úldih ms<sn| wOHhkhla‟ M.Phil
           Degree, Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya


         o 2009: D.N.W. Gnanasinha Opatha „Y%S ,xldfõ foaYmd,kh úIfhys
           fn!oaO idrO¾u yd iodpdruh m%{m;a;skays n,mEu ms<sn|
           úpdrd;aul wOHhkhla‟ M.Phil. Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist
           Studies, University of Kelaniya


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      o 2009: M. Prianta Ruwan Gunarathna „ Y%S ,dxlsl f:arjdo iïm%odfha
        ixj¾Okh yd Ñria:s;sh i|yd cd;Hka;r iïnkaO;djhkaf.aka bgq
        jq fufyjr ms<sn| úpdrd;aul wOHhkhla‟ M. Phil., Postgraduate Institute
        of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya.

      o 2008: Mr. Dayananda Peiris Athukoralage „ Buddhist Concept of Leadership Depicted
        in the Jataka Stories‟ M.Phil. Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies,
        University of Kelaniya.


POSTGRADUATE THESES – EVALUATION AND EXAMINATION

             Two Ph. D., theses have been evaluated and examined.

                  i. Ph. D in Buddhist Studies “ A Study on the Future Buddha Concept in
                      Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism” Ven. Li Rui (Xinguang). 2009.
                      Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist studies, University of
                      Kelaniya.

                 ii. Ph. D in Buddhist Studies “ The Study of The Role of Upasaka and Upasika
                      in Early Buddhism” Ven. Phramaha Phocana Phayakphittayangkura,
                      2009. Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist studies, University of
                      Kelaniya



RESEARCH PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS

Books (05)

2009 : 巴利文佛教‘无我’和 ‘空性’概念

Fojiaode Wuwo he Kongxing gainian ( Anatta and Svabhavasunyata in Buddhism ) The
Corporate Body of the Buddha Educational Foundation, 11th Floor, 55 Hang Chow South Road
Sec 1, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. ( Chinese Medium).

2009: The Concept of Emptiness in Pali Literature
Godage International Publishers (PVT) LTD
Colombo 10, Sri Lanka. (English Medium)

 2009: oYN+ñl iQ;%h fm," isxy, mßj¾;kh yd w¾: újrKh, The Corporate Body
of the Buddha Educational Foundation, 11th Floor, 55 Hang Chow South Road Sec 1, Taipei,
Taivan, R.O.C.


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2009: Ök WmfoaY l:d - Translation of Chinese Stories into Sinhala
( These are the stories of the text books of Modern Chinese (Mandarin) Language Course Vol, I
and II Published by the Beijing Language and Cultural University for the foreign students to
study the Chinese Language. This translation is beneficial for the Sinhala students who wish to
study Chinese Language).
Wijeysuria Grantha Kendraya, Maradana..

1999:(Second Edition 2003) iaj¾.h ms<sn| fn!oaO Ñka;kh
Godage Book Publishers (PVT) LTD
Colombo 10, Sri Lanka.

2008: Four Chapters of Guide Book for Social Philosophy of Buddhism (BST 1202) Faculty of
Arts, University of Colombo.

Chapters: 01. Introduction to Buddhist Social Philosophy
          02. Buddhist Critique of Social Institutions in Ancient India
          03. Buddhist Concept of Human Being
          04. The Buddha on Interpersonal relations


Papers published in referred Journals.

2008: “Buddhism and the Two-fold Challenges of the Human being ”, Journal of ‘The 2008
Academic Conference on Humanistic Buddhism’, p 609-638, Foguan Shan Foundation for
Buddhist Culture and Education, Taiwan, (English Medium).


2007: “nqÿ oyu Ök ixialD;sh ;=< ysñlr .;a ia:dkh ms<sn| od¾Yksl yd
fM;sydisl úuisula'” Anvesana – Journal of Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist
Studies, p 79-95, University of Kelaniya ( Sinhala Medium)

2004: “佛教何以与儒道并列而三 How Buddhism Got Equal Treatment with
Confucianism and Taoism”, Journal of Anhui University- Philosophy and Social Sciences, No.
3. p 66-70, University of Anhui, China. (Chinese Medium). (The Anhui University is one of the
major nine national universities directly governed by the Chinese Central Government)



Papers accepted to be published in referred Journals.

“Interpretation of Sunyata in China – from „Ben wu‟ to „Xing kong‟ and „Zixiu‟”,
Anvesana – Journal of Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of
Kelaniya ( English Medium)

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“Y+kH;d o¾Ykfha Ök mßudKh yd fika COd´ ysñhkaf.a Y+kH;d ksnkaOh”,
Anvesana – Journal of Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of
Kelaniya (Sinhala Medium)




Research publications in non-refereed journals (22)

2009 : “nqÿ oyfï cd;Hka;r jHdma;sh Wfoid Y%S ,dxflah odhl;ajh”,
Abhivandana- Atipujya MiriyabaddeUpananda Mahanahimi Upahara Sastriya Sangrahaya, p
121-140, Omax Printers, Mahanuwara.

2009: “§>ksldh: wka;¾.;h yd ld, ks¾Kh ms<sn| úuiqula”, Sastrapati
Kitalagama Hemasara Abhinandana Sangrahaya, p 143- 156, Vivekaramaya, Mirihana.

2009: “wIag .re O¾u m%{ma;sfha mrud¾:h úuiSula” , Prasadini- Atipujya
Dauldena Pannasara Nahimi Abhinandana Sastriya Sangrahaya, p 68- 76, Wijeysuriya Grantha
Kendraya, Maradana.

2009 : “Impact of Buddhist Culture on Sri Lanka: Past and Present”,
World Buddhist Forum of The Spread and National Characteristics of Buddhism , p 244- 267,
The Second World Buddhist Forum, Wuxi-Taipei (China and Taiwan).

2009: “ md,s wÜG l:d lrKfha b;sydih”, Ovitigala Sumedha Nahimi Abhinandana
Sastriya Sangrahaya p, 231-236, Susaraprakasana Kendraya, Kottawa.


2008 : “A Universally Beneficial Economic Ethics : The Buddhist Perspective”, Symposium
Volume of The International Association of Buddhist Universities (IABU) Conference on
Buddhism and Ethics , p 7- 14, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Ayutthaya,
Thailand.

2008 : “Beyond Materialism and Spiritualism: Buddhist Perspective on Human”
Development, Symposium Volume of Conference of The United Nations Day of Vesak 2008 in
Vietnam p 121-128, Culture and Information Press, Ha Noi, Vietnam

2008: “Nagarjuna‟s Interpretation of Sunyata, Vidya Sastriya Sangrahay”, p56-73,Eksat
Bhiksu Sangamaya, University of Colombo.

2008: “The Moral Value of The Concept of Heaven”, Prajnodaya Sastriya Sangrahaya, p
131- 154, Prajnodaya Pirivena, Gangodawila.


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2007: “Þ´ o¾Ykfha uQ,sl b.ekaùï”, Sirisaddhammawansobhasa- Balangoda Sri
Sudharmawansa Upahara Sastriya Granthaya, p 314-326, Ministry of Religious Affairs,
Colombo.

2007: “fndaêi;a;aaj ixl,amh - md,s yd ixialD; uQ,dY%h”
 Mahacarya Kusumakarunaratna Abhinandana Sastriya Sangrahaya, p414- 427, Vijeysuriya
Grantha Kendraya, Maradana.

2005: “uydhdk N+ñ ixl,amfha j¾Okh ms<sn| úuiSula”, Dhamsaraniya-
Galkisse DhammawansaNayaka Mahimi Abhinandana Sastriya Sangrahaya, p 51- 58,
Vivekaramaya, Bagavantalawa.

2004: “关于空的内涵的探讨 Discussion of Sunyata and its related Views” (Guanyu
Kongde Nei Hande Tan Dao), Academic Journal of Hanshan Buddhist Institute, p 100- 105,
Hanshan Buddhist Temple, Shanhai China.

2000: “fudaCIh ms<sn| fn!oaO yd foajjdÈ wd.ïj, újrKhla”, Sambhasa
Kalapaya 11. p 62- 74, Ministry of education, Battaramulla.

2000 : “fm%a; ixl,amfha iodpdr miqìu”, Taksilawaka Abhimanaya, p 379-388,
Saddharmakara Vidyayatana Pirivena, Panadura.

2000 : “mqrdK f;rekaf.a l:dj ”, Saddharmakara,
 P 178-179, Saddharmakara Vidyayatana Pirivena, Panadura.

1999 : “m%d.afn!oaO iaj¾. ixl,amfha wdrïNhg iodpdr miqìula ;sfío”? ,
Locana- Dharmasastriya Sangrahaya, p 213-222, Buddhasravaka Bhiksu University,
Anuradhapuara.

1999: “fn!oaO iaj¾. ixl,amfha iodpdr miqìu”,
Pannila Ananada Sastriya Sangrahaya, Rajamahaviharaya, Attanagalla.

1998 : “uydmßks¾jdK iQ;%fha l%ñl úldYh”, Parami, p 48-51, Jayasumanaramaya,
Elpitiya.


Papers accepted to be published in non-referred journals :

“fndaê   i;a…jrhd ms<sn| Nla;suh yd nqoaêuh újrK úu¾Ykh” Carana- Sastriya

Sangrahaya, Bhiksu Sangamaya, Sri Jayawardenapura University, Gangodawila, Nugegoda.



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“Lqoaol ksldh ms<sn| u;jdo úuiqu”" Kalyani Sastriya Sangrahaya, Amarapura
Kalyanawansanikaya,

“O¾u ms<sn| .eg¨jg úúO ksldhdka;ßlhska uqyqK ÿka wdldrh ms<sn|
úuiqula”, Sastriya Sangrahaya, Association of Sinhala Special Degree Students, Sinhala
Department, University of Colombo




Presentations at conferences, meetings of professional associations: (08 International and
01 National Conferences)

2009 : “Experience of Peace Activates in Sri Lanka” Conference on The Role of Religious
Leaders in Conflict Transformation and Peace building, Hotel Tawana Ramada, Bangkok,
Thailand.

2009 : “Impact of Buddhist Culture on Sri Lanka: Past and Present”,
World Buddhist Forum of The Spread and National Characteristics of Buddhism , The Second
World Buddhist Forum, Wuxi-Taipei (China and Taiwan).

2008 : “Buddhism and The Two-fold Challenges of the Human Being”,
Academic Conference on Humanistic Buddhism
Foguang Shan Foundation for Culture and Education, Foguang Shang Monastery, Guashiong
and Foguang Shan UniversityTaiwan.

2008 ; “A Universally Beneficial Economic Ethics : The Buddhist Perspective”, The
International Association of Buddhist Universities (IABU) Conference on Buddhism and Ethics ,
Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Ayutthaya, Thailand.

2008 : “Is Sunyata Unknown to Early Buddhism”?
4th National Conference on Buddhist Studies, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.
Colombo 07.

2008 : “Beyond Materialism and Spiritualism: Buddhist Perspective on Human
Development”, Conference of The United Nations Day of Vesak 2008 in Vietnam Culture and
Information Press, Ha Noi.

 2008 : “Sunyata Doctrine of Nagarjuna As seen by Master Shen Zhao”, The Third
International Conference of Sri Lanka Association for Buddhist Studies, (SLAB) Buddhasravaka
Bhiksu University, Anuradhapura.

          One Unpublished Paper :

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         “Sunyata Doctrine of Nagarjuna As seen by Master Shen Zhao”.
          Submitted to the Magazine of Conference of Sri Lanka Association of Buddhist
          Studies Anuradhapura.

1998 : “kQ;k f,djg mßmQ¾K oyula,”
International Buddhist Conference on The Timeless Message of the Sammasambuddha , Ministry
of Buddhasasana and The Ministry of Foreign Affaires, Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.

2007 : “Chinese Interpretation of Sunyata and Sheng Zhao‟s Thesis- Unreal Voidness” (Bu
Zheng Kong Lun), 3rd International Conference on Buddhist Studies, The Buddhist and Pali
University of Sri Lanka. Colombo 07.

Editing of Collections of Essays other than journals :

2008: Member of the Editorial Board , Second International Conference Volume, (SLAB) Sri
Lanka Association for Buddhist Studies, 133/19 Nawala Road, Narahenpita.

1997: Palanga- Periodical Buddhist Journal, Volume 01, First Issue.
Amarapurasangha Sabha, Sri Dharmapalaramaya, Mount Lavinia. (Joint Editor)

1998: Palanga- Periodical Buddhist Journal, Volume 01, Fourth Issue.
Amarapurasangha Sabha, Sri Dharmapalaramaya, Mount Lavinia. (Joint Editor)

1997: Palanga- Periodical Buddhist Journal, Volume 01, Second Issue.
Amarapurasangha Sabha, Sri Dharmapalaramaya, Mount Lavinia. (Joint Editor)

MAJOR RESEARCH INTERESTS
Mahayana Buddhism
Primary Source Languages of Buddhism (Pali, Sanskrit, Chinese and Tibetan)
Theravada Buddhism

MAJOR TEACHING INTERESTS

Mahayana Buddhism
Buddhism and Contemporary Issues
Chinese and Tibetan Buddhism

Referees
   1. Prof: Bellanwila Wimalaratana thero
      Rajamahaviharaya
      Bellanvila

   2. Prof: Asanga Tilakaratne
      Pali and Buddhist Studies Unit
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Department of Sinhala
University of Colombo
Colombo 03.
tasanga@yahoo.com


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