Mr. O.A.S.L Opanayake


 Fundamental Teachings of Buddhism, Early Buddhism, Theravāda Buddhism, Mahāyānism, Psychology, Education Psychology, Buddhist Psychology and Counselling, Buddhist Epistemology, Western Logic, Scientific Method, Buddhist Logic,  Eastern Philosophy, Western Philosophy, Buddhist Social Philosophy, Ethics, Positive Psychology in Buddhism, Applied Buddhism, Buddhist Education, English Language, English Language Teaching, Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Applied Linguistics


  • 2019- up to date (reading) – Master of Philosophy (English Medium) Phobia; A Buddhist Psychological Analysis at Post Graduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya
  • 2010 M.A. in Buddhist Studies (English Medium) at Post Graduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya
  • 2014 Post Graduate Diploma in Linguistics (English Medium) atUniversity of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • 2015 Post Graduate Diploma in Education – Teaching English as a Second Language at University of Colombo
  • 2006-2009. Bachelor of Arts (Special) Degree (Buddhist Philosophy) in English Medium with Second Class Upper Division at Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka – Internal


  • 2019 – to date-    Lecturer in Buddhist Philosophy and English Language at the Nāgānanda International Institute of Buddhist Studies.
  • 2010-2019 – Visiting lecturer in Buddhist Studies and English language at Buddhist and Pali university of Sri Lanka.
  • 2012-2014 – Instructor of English (fulltime, as a Commissioned Officer of Sri Lanka Navy ) at the Naval and Maritime Academy and other Naval Training Centres.
  • 2011 – Visiting Instructor of English for the Bachelor of Social Work Degree course, at the National Institute of Social Development, Sri Lanka.
  • 2012-2019 – Teacher of English and Bilingual Education – Sri Lanka Teacher Service (Western Province, Sri Lanka).
  • 2016-2017 – Member of teachers’ guide writers and translators (into English) committee of Logic and Scientific Method (G.C.E. Advanced Level ) at National Institute of Education, Maharagama.
  • 2014-2019 – Teacher and Examiner of answer papers – Logic and Scientific Method for G.C.E Advanced Level in both Sinhala and English Medium.
  • 2017 to date – Examiner of English Language papers of government competitive exams (Law Entrance, Parliament Officers, Bank Officers, Custom Officers, etc.) conducted by the Exam Department, Sri Lanka.


  • A Holistic Buddhist Approach to Safeguard Human Dignity for a Sustainable Society – Paper contributor for United Nations Day of Vesak Celebrations2019 held in Vietnam.
  • A Review on the Adoption of Perception and Inference in Early Buddhism vis-à-vis Modern Western Science as a Means of knowledge – presented at15th International Conference on Pali and Buddhist Studies, Organized by Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • Management of Thoughts as Depicted in Positive Psychology and Buddhist Psychology – Selected to present atPGIHS Research Congress – 2020 Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Peradeniya.
  • Kammic Law and Causality; An Examen of The Teaching of Kamma Taught in Early Buddhism vs Deterministic Trends
  • Emptiness (Ṣūnyata) as derived from Early Buddhism and Evolved through Mādhyamaka Philosophy to Huayen Buddhism (unpublished)


  • Positive Thought in Early Buddhism (A Comparative Study with Western Positive Psychological Teachings) – (unpublished)