Dr. Sunil Kariyakarawana
B.A. honours. (Kel), M.A. (Ottawa) PhD (Cornell) Buddhist Civilian Chaplain to the Military Chaplains Branch Headquarters London District
I have been a University Academic on Theoretical Linguistics, Cognitive Science and Philosophy for over 20 years teaching at several Universities including University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka, City University of London, Cardiff University in Wales, University College London, Cornell University New York, Rikkyo University Tokyo.
Currently I am providing spiritual/pastoral advice and guidance to the Ministry of Defence, and other govt departments in the United Kingdom. My interests range from skills development through personal training, Mindfulness practice and achieving physical, mental and psychological resilience through meditation.
Academic Teaching and Research
Providing advice and guidance for health and wellbeing
Planning and delivering academic development and reform
First Class honours degree in Linguistics and literature
Canadian Commonwealth postgraduate scholarship offered by the Canadian Govt.
Telluride Graduate Scholarship in New York
Cornell University Teaching/Research Assistantship and Fellowships
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship offered by the Rikkyo University Tokyo Japan
Commonwealth Postdoctoral Research Fellowship offered by the UK Commonwealth Association
University academic teaching and research
Strategic, operational and tactical advice in Defence
Project management at govt levels
Promoting and fostering mental health and wellbeing
Innovation in skill development
Ph.D. in Theoretical Linguistics, Cornell University, New York Received: August 1992
M.A. in General Linguistics Received: May 1987, University of Ottawa, Canada
B.A. (honours) in General Linguistics (with a first class) Received: April 1983, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka