Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Ruhuna

Ven. Nahalle Wajiragnana

Senior Lecturer

Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
University of ruhuna
Matara 81000
Sri Lanka

Phone: +94 718053963

Email: nawidura@gmail.com


Ven. Nahalle Wajiragnan Thero is working as a senior lecturer in Pali from 2011 in this University. From 2006 to 2011, he was a probationary lecturer. He entered the department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, university of Ruhuna as a temporary assistant lecturer in 2000. He holds a Master of Philosophy degree and a Master of Arts degree in Pali language with a Bachelor of Arts special degree in Pali from University of Sri Jayawardhanapura in 1999. From 2001 to 2016 he has done distinguish service as a chief examiner for GCE A/L exam. In the same time he woks as a controlling chief for Pracheena Panditha examination. He is the chief incumbent of two in at Bulathsinhala. And he is the deputy incumbent of Isipatanaramaya in maharagama.
In kalutara district he handles a disaster management centre and a social organization named Sri Siddhartha poundation. And he is a executive committee member of Kotte Sangha Chapter.


  • Post graduate

    • Master of Philosophy

      Faculty of Post Graduate, University of Ruhuna, Matara SriLanka Research Area – Rhetoric and Prosody - 2011

    • Master of Arts

      Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka

      Research Field: Pali Language 1995

  • Graduate

    • Bachelor of Arts (special Degree )

      University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, Sri Lanka

      Main Subject – Pali, Subsidiary Subject – Buddhist Philosophy - 1999

    • Royal Pandith (Rajakeeya Panditha)

      Sri Lanka Pracheena Bhashopakara Samagama

      (The society of oriental studies – 1993)

    • Vinayacharya Degree

      Sri Sumangala Memorial Society


Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Life Member of Sri Lanka Oriental Studies Society, From 1994.

Specialized fields and teaching areas:

  • Rhetoric and Prosody
  • Buddhist law (Vinaya)
  • Buddhist History in India

Research Areas:

  • Buddhist law


Major publications

  • වංසකථා සාහිත්‍ය - 2005
  • උපදේස සතකය - 2015
  • වස්සානයේ සි`ථමිණ - මුද්‍රණය 2011
  • හෙළයේ රජවරු-මුද්‍රණය 2009

Journal publications


Conference publications


Invited keynote talks and seminar presentations