Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Ruhuna

Heenbanda, A.H.M. (Mr.)

Senior Lecturer

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

Phone: +94 769219905

Email: herath@pbs.ruh.ac.lk

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Mr. Herath is working as a senior lecturer in Pali in this University. He holds a Master of Philosophy degree with a Bachelor of Arts special degree in Pali from University of Peradeniya. He is studying for PhD in same University.


  • MPhil (Peradeniya)
  • BA
  • Royal Pandith

Specialized fields and teaching areas:

Pali and Buddhist Studies

Research Areas:

Buddhist Law and Juruisprudence


Journal publications

  • Buddhism and Environmental pollution, published by the oriental Studis society - 2000

  • early Buddhism and Abhidhamma, Sammuthi, Deepana offset printings – 2002

  • Buddhist attitude towerds conditional thigs and reality, Prabhapooraneez, sridewee printers, dehiwala, 2007

  • Buddhist attitude towards social problem in un ethicaleconomic devolopment, pragnga pradeepa, Kataragama, 2007

  • The social states reflected as thara tharigatha pali, sudm nada, samanthi printers, kosgoda – 2008
  • Grammatical tradition in pali language, Gnganagaweshi,. Department of Pali & Buddhist Sudies, 2009
  • Origin and expance of disciplinary literature, pragna prabha, ruwan paharuwa, 2010

  • Universal theory reflected in for nobel truth, nganagaweshi, department o6 f pali & buddhist studies, univesity of ruhuna, 2011
  • Puzzls in pali literature, Gganagaweshi, department of pali & Buddhist studies, university of ruhuna, ruhunu graphic - 2012
  • Buddhist attitude towards suicide, vidusathara, vidyasamadhi mahapiriwena,, creations, 2013
  • Buddhist attitude towads caste problem, vibhavinee, veeraba maha pirivena, matara, 2013

  • Origin and expanse about concept of procession, buddhist procession in sri lanka, deepana offset printings, gampaha, 2014

  • Analitical ideas about abhidhamma, buddhist and pali studies godage & brothrs p.v.t ltd, 2014
  • Married life theory and tradition reflected as thera tharigatha pali, nganagaweshi, department of pali & buddhist studies. 2015

  • Consciosness in tharawada buddhibem, prof. vilagoda Ariyadewa abhinandana academic anthogy, 2016.

Invited keynote talks and seminar presentations

  • Buddhist attitude towards suicide and emotions, conducted by “study circle” senate room, University of Ruhuna, 07.08.2003, at 4.00 p.m

  • Buddhist attitude towards poverty conducted on 8 august 2000 by the staff development formulating teaching and learning objectives, faculty of medicine, university of Ruhuna, Matara.