20 October, 2020

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Rohana Seneviratne Wins Saraswati Sanskrit Prize 2012

Rohana Seneviratne, lecturer in Sanskrit at the Department of Classical Languages of the University of Peradeniya and currently a doctoral student in Sanskrit at the University of Oxford, UK won the prestigious Saraswati Sanskrit Prize 2012. This is the first time a Sri Lankan won this award.

The Saraswati Sanskrit Prize is a biannual award instituted in 2008 by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in India together with the Department of Cultural and Religious History of South Asia (Classical Indology), University of Heidelberg in Germany to recognize the contribution of students in Europe in promoting the understanding of Sanskrit and to foster deeper appreciation of the Indian heritage. At the official award ceremony held in New Delhi on 25th March 2013, Seneviratne received his prize from Dr. Karan Singh, president of the ICCR and titular Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir. The prize also included a 10 day visit to India with all hospitality from the ICCR.

 

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    well done. Tapping into age old connections with our two nations

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    Sanskrit is the language of gods. may all gods bless you brother

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    Its also the language of the Brahmins who drover the buddhists and the low caste out of India? Is Buddhism repaying the gift?

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      Punchibanda, please dont misinterpret this.

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      You are wrong. Buddism was never driven out by Brahmins nor by Hindus.
      We should not forget that even Sri Buddha was Kshyatriya Hindu by birth.
      Please try to appreciate the contribution of Hindus for the general good of all living beings of the planet.

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    MAny Buddhists texts are also written in sanskrit.

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    Congratulations Rohana! I have no doubt that you will not only be a world famous Sanskrit scholar but also a specialist in Sanskrit poetics before long. I am really happy that Saraswati Sanskrit prize organizers have been able to recognize your potentials.

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    Let me too join all others in congratulating you. We need scholars like you son. My congratulations for your victory.

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    to understand our composite budhist and hindu cultures in SL Sanskrit is an important tool. It is great to see some one rising above the limitations of parochialism to get an award from none other than Dr karan Dingh him self. Well done Rohana. I salute you.

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    There are very famous Muslim scholars of Sanskrit too
    http://www.hindu.com/2010/09/03/stories/2010090351560200.htm

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    Budhist Sanskit interactions
    http://www.dsbcproject.org
    a whole website dedicated to this

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      I salute oopla for enlightning us. Congradulations to Rohan

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    Congratulations, Rohana!We watch your progress as a scholar with admiration.

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    Congratulations, Rohana! We watch your progress as a scholar with admiration.

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    Congratulation Our dear brother Rohana to make alive this great language again in the interlectual world !!!

    Geneva International Buddhist Vihara.

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    We are proud of you our congratulation on your award

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    CONGRATULATIONS. At a time when the interests of most of the scholars directed in various other avenues, it is a great pleasure to see the recognition of this doctoral candidate’s achievement in a space only very few in the world have some exposure. I guess, a very good platform to do more in depth experimentation and research with the ancient Buddhist history

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    congratulations Rohana ,bless you to fill the void of Sanskrit scholars in S/L .Jayaweera Dissanayake- Peradeniya.

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    This is marvellous news. We are really in need of scholars like Prof. Sarachchandra and Sucharitha Gamlath. You can fill in that gap Rohana. We wish you all success for your future.

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    Our education system should think again to incorporate Sanskrit and Pali again into school syllabi. We want cultured citizens, not hooligans with wild thoughts.

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    Congratulations Rohana. We are proud of you. Please don’t show your certificate to our Great scholar Panditha Mervin Silva or to the fake Lawyer. They both are very good at copying others certificates to get fake doctorate prestiges.

    Just see our currency notes and you will see how even they are been politicised by the fake rulers.

    I could print much better quality Sri Lanka currency notes from my home computer. No where I see this much of low quality currency notes been printed anywhere in the world. Both low quality currency nots and the governing of the country are shown in those paper notes.

    Therefore please be aware of fake certificate printing fraudsters and fake doctors.

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    Congratulations Rohana. We are proud of you. Please don’t show your certificate to our Great scholar Panditha Mervin Silva or to the fake Lawyer. They both are very good at copying others certificates to get fake doctorate prestiges.

    Just see our currency notes and you will see how even they are been politicised by the fake rulers.

    I could print much better quality Sri Lanka currency notes from my home computer. No where I see this much of low quality currency notes been printed anywhere in the world. Both low quality currency nots and the governing of the country are shown in those paper notes.

    Therefore please be aware of fake certificate printing fraudsters and fake doctors.

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    As a good friend, I wish you my heariest congratulations. We need thousands of Sri Lankan academics to fill the gab. We always trust you as one of pioneers of our generation.

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