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educator , Philosopher

Rajasinghe Dias Gunaratne, Sri Lankan philosopher, educator. Recipient John Templeton award, Humboldt State University, 1997; scholar, Cambridge University, 1983-1984, Fulbright Foundation, 1996-1997.

Background

Gunaratne, Rajasinghe Dias was born on February 27, 1937 in Ankumbura, Sri Lanka. Son of Rajasinghe William Jinadasa and Sumananathie Weerasinghe.

Education

Bachelor, University Sri Lanka, 1960. Bachelor with honours, University Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1966. Master of Arts, University California, Los Angeles, 1971.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Cambridge, England, 1974.

Career

Journalist Associated Newspapers Ceylon, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1961—1966. From lecturer to professor philosophy University Peradeniya, 1967—1998, professor philosophy, since 1998, dean Faculty Arts, 1995—1996, director affiliated university college, 1994—1996.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Bhuddistlogic.

Connections

Married Rohini Abeyratne Gunaratne, June 10, 1970. Children: Sujidhara, Saranga.

father:
Rajasinghe William Jinadasa

mother:
Sumananathie Weerasinghe

spouse:
Rohini Abeyratne Gunaratne

children:
Sujidhara Gunaratne

Saranga Gunaratne