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Rohana Seneviratne <email@example.com>
University of Liverpool
Being a PhD student in Philosophy, I am currently interested in, and have started grappling with, crux(es) of Indian philosophy of Grammar and endeavoring to perceive the nexus between Indian Philosophers' explanation of sentential meaning and European philosophers' in particular including Wittgensteins'.
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Religious Studies and Theology
Research and Methodology
2007 - Registered for PhD Program in Philosophy
Department of Philosophy, University of Liverpool, UK
Supervisors - Prof. Jonardon Ganeri, Prof. Richard Gaskin, Dr. Christopher Bartley.
2005 - Bachelor of Arts in Sanskrit, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka,
Special Degree Program
First Class Honours, (GPA - 3.96) summa cum laude
Dissertation – ‘The Sphota Theory as Expounded in the Philosophy of Sanskrit Grammar’
Supervisor – Prof.Rev. Waragoda Pemaratana
Academic Honours (Scholarships and Prizes)
1. Saga University Scholarship offered by Saga University, Japan for the Best Academic Performance at University of Peradeniya – 2002
Tenable at Saga University, Japan, From October 2002 - October 2003,
Academic Program - SPACE (Saga University Program for Academic Exchange)
2. First Prize for the Best Speech at the International Students' Speech Contest in Japanese (2003) – Saga University, Japan.
3. University Scholarship for the Best Performance among the First Class Honours Graduates (University Prize for Academic Excellence) – General Convocation, University of Peradeniya 2005.
4. Dr. Hewavitharana Memorial Prize for the Best Performance in Sanskrit(Most Meritorious) - General Convocation, University of Peradeniya – 2005.
1. (in print) Sarasamgraha, A Collection of Essays on Sanskrit Language and Literature (in Sinhala), Colombo: Godage
2. (2005). The Mahakavya Literature in the Post-Kalidasa Period, A Critical Appraisal (in Sinhala), Colombo: Godage
Full Papers and Abstracts
1. (2007), Meaning of Silence: A Philosophical Inquiry into Syntactic Ellipsis,(Research Paper Presented at the Annual Research Symposium of the Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya.) Peradeniya: University of Peradeniya.
2. (2006), Apropos the Buddha's Omniscience as expounded in Early Buddhist Texts of Theravada Tradition: A Brief Critique (in Sinhala), Saragavesi: Journal of Buddhist Studies, Peradeniya: Department of Pali and Buddhist
Studies, University of Peradeniya.
3. (2006), Rereading Sayana: A Critical Study of the Hiranyagarbha Hymn in the Rgveda (in Sinhala), Golden Jubilee Journal of the Oriental Studies Society,
Colombo: Oriental Studies Society.
4. (2006), Some Insights into the Phonetic Laws in Sanskrit Linguistics (in Sinhala) Sambhasha (vol. 14), Colombo: Ministry of Education.
5. (2006), Varuna, the Guardian of Morality in the Rgveda, Emeritus Professor Merlin Peris Felicitation Volume, (ed. Dr. C. Wickramasinghe), Colombo: Godage.
6. (2006), The Sanskrit Diminutive Suffix ‘-ka’: A Philological and Philosophical Reading (A Research Paper Presented at the Peradeniya University Research
Symposium), Peradeniya: University of Peradeniya.
7. (2006), Literary Conventions in the Classical Sanskrit Literature (A Research Paper Presented at the 10th Anniversary International Symposium, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka), Belihuloya: Sabaragamuwa
University of Sri Lanka.
8. (2005) The Role of Prose-Poetry Literature in Classical Sanskrit (in Sinhala),Sambhasha, Colombo: Ministry of Education.
9. (2005), Theoretical Contradictions in the Classical Sanskrit Literature (in Sinhala), Journal of the Indian Cultural Heritage, Colombo: Samayawardhana Publishers.
10. (2005), Organic Unity: An Aesthetic Outlook (in Sinhala), Journal of the Oriental Studies Society, Colombo: Oriental Studies Society.
Proficiency in Languages
Modern Languages – Sinhalese (native), English & Japanese
Classical Languages – Sanskrit, Pali and Prakrit
Completed coursework in Basic Latin (301) – Department of Classical Languages, University of Peradeniya and Following a German Language Course.
Sanskrit Semantics, Philosophy of Language and Philosophy of Grammar, Pragmatics