DR. HASANTHA W. SAMARASINGHA

PERSONAL  DATA

1. NAME : HASANTHA W. SAMARASINGHA

2. E- MAIL: hasanthasamarasingha89@gmail.com

3. YOUTUBE CHANNEL: Dr. Hasantha Samarasingha  

4. CIVIL STATUS: Married

5. SEX: Male

6. NATIONALITY: Sri Lankan

RESEARCH INTERESTS

● Theravāda Literature & Language

● Buddhist Meditation  

● Theravāda Manuscript Tradition

● Editing & Translating – Pali Texts

● Theravāda Buddhism

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies

Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies,

University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

B. A. (Hons) in Pali (First Class Honours),

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & TRAINING
  1. Head, Dept. of Pali & Buddhist Studies, Nagananda International Institute for Buddhist Studies, Manelwatta, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, from 15.07.2020.

(A Degree Awarding Institute Recognized by the Government of Sri Lanka under the provisions of the Universities Act No. 16 of 1978 – A Private Institute)

  1. Head, Language Centre, Nagananda International Institute for Buddhist Studies, Manelwatta, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 10.06.2019 – 14.07.2020.
  2. Lecturer (Probationary), Nagananda International Institute for Buddhist Studies, Manelwatta, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, from 06.12.2017 upto date, (Lectures in Sinhala & English). 
  3. Temporary Assistant Lecturer, Dept. of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, from 03.04.2017 to 05.12.2017, (Lectures in Sinhala & English).
  4. Temporary Tutor, Dept. of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, from 21.11.2016 to 02.04.2017, (Lectures in Sinhala & English).
  5. Visiting Lecturer, Dept. of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayewerdenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka, for Undergraduate Degree Programme & Diploma Programme, from 14. 03. 2016, (Lectures in Sinhala & English). Conducted the following Course Units.

Diploma Programme – Diploma in Buddhist Studies

NoCourse Code & TitleEffective DateMediumNumber of Hours
1Buddhism & Meditation (DPBS 003)23.02.2019Sinhala21 Hours

Undergraduate Degree Programme

NoCourse Code & TitleEffective DateMediumNumber of Hours
1Buddhist Tought in Nikāyas (PALI 2160.03)14.03.2016Sinhala30 Hours
2Traditional Pali Grammar (PALI 3160.03)14.03.2016English30 Hours
3Textual Criticism (PALI 3280.03)26.09.2016English Sinhala30 Hours 30 Hours
4Philosophy of Education & Tradition (BUPH 4210)24.10.2016Sinhala24 Hours  
5Theravada Research Methodology (PALI 4240.03)11.09.2017English Sinhala30 Hours 30 Hours
6Tīkā Literature (PALI 3172.03)23.05.2018English Sinhala30 Hours 30 Hours
7Buddhist Thought in Pali Nikayas (PALI 2160.03)23.05.2018English Sinhala30 Hours 30 Hours
8Pali Buddhist Bhanaka Tradition & Usage (PALI 2262.03)02.10.2018Sinhala30 Hours
9Pali Source Study II (PALI 3292.03)02.10.2018Sinhala30 Hours
10Buddhist Thought in Pali Nikayas (PALI 2160.03)18.03.2019Sinhala30 Hours
11Traditional Pali Grammar (PALI 3160.03)18.03.2019Sinhala30 Hours
12Study of Buddhist Sources (BUPH 4170.03)18.03.2019English30 Hours
13Study of Abhidhamma (PALI 3150.03/ BUPH 3150.03)18.03.2019Sinhala30 Hours
14Study of Abhidhamma (PALI 3150.03/ BUPH 3150.03)21.05.2019English20 Hours
15Buddhist Bhanaka Tradition & Usage (PALI 2262.03)28.10.2019English Sinhala30 Hours 30 Hours
  • Temporary Lecturer, Nagananda International Institute for Buddhist Studies, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, from 26.07.2015 to 20.11.2016. (Sinhala Medium and English Medium).
  • Pali Gatha Composer, Mahavansa Pali gatha writing programme, Department of Cultural Affairs, Sethsiripaya, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka, from 23. 03. 2015 to 17.12.2016.