Rev. Dr Wadinagala Pannaloka, a Theravada Buddhist monk born in Sri Lanka, has been trained as a monastic, both in Theravada and Mahayana Buddhist traditions. After completing the monastic education, he entered the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He received his BA (with a Specialization in Pali) and Master of Philosophy (in Buddhist Studies) from the University of Peradeniya. In 2008, he received Master of Arts Degree in Chinese and Mahayana Buddhism from the Yuan Kuang Buddhist Research Institute in Taiwan and obtained PhD from National Central University in Taiwan in 2015. He is serving as a Senior Lecturer, since 2016, at the Department of Buddhist Thought of the Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
1993 Prize for Pali in Praceena Prarambha Examination (Oriental Language Society, Sri Lanka)
1995 Prize for Sinhala in the Praceena Madhyama Examination (Oriental Language Society, Sri Lanka)
1997 Morontuduwe Sri Dhammanada Scholarship for Buddhist Monks and Dasasil Matas (Pali), University of Peradeniya.
1997 Murugaser Tambyah memorial Prize for Sanskrit, University of Peradeniya.
1997 ESMI Perera Award for Buddhist Clergy, University of Peradeniya.
1997 University Scholarship, University of Peradeniya.
2000 Woodward Prize for Pali (Greatest Competence), University of Peradeniya
2000 Shri Shaddarma Pirivena Prizes for Pali and Buddhist Studies (Pali), University of Peradeniya.
2008-2011 National Central University Scholarship offered by the National Central University, Chungli, Taiwan.
Member, Sri Lanka Association of Buddhist Studies.
1. An Intellectual Interpretation of Buddhist Ethics, Jadavpur Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2016-17, 2017.
2. “Human Body as a Meditation Object in Early Buddhism”, in Vidyodaya, Journal of Buddhist Studies, Editor in Chief Ven. M. Wijitadhamma, Eds., K.A. Weerasena, M.D.D.I. Gunatjilaka, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayawardanapura, Sri Lanka, Volume VI-Part II, pp. 1-28, 2018.
3. “Chastity: An Early Buddhist Analysis”, in The Mahabodhi Journal, Ed. Bimalendra Kumar, and Hemendu Bikash Chowdhuri, Mahabodhi Society of India: Kolkata, India, pp. 13-25, ISSN 0025 0406 Vol. 125 (April 2018).
4. “Sensuality: Early Buddhist Philosophical Analysis”, in the Peer Reviewed Journal Vibhanga, Wijitha, Koggalle (ed). Human and social development Foundation: Matara (ISSN 2613-8646, Vol. I Issue III), pp. 27-36, 2018.
5. “An Intellectual Interpretation of Buddhist Ethics”, in Jadavpur Journal of Philosophy, Editor: Madhumita Chattopadhyay and Sashinungla, Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Vol. 26, no. 1, 2016-17 (ISSN 0975-6833), pp. 1-31, 2017.
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