Polwatte Buddhadatta Thera

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The Venerable Ambalangoda Polwatte Buddhadatta Mahanayake Thera (A. P. Buddhadatta) (1887–1962) was a Theravada Buddhist monk and a professor of Buddhist philosophy at Vidyalankara University.[1] In 1954,[2] he was the first Sri Lankan monk to be awarded as the Agga Maha Pandita by Burma (Myanmar).[1] He wrote hundreds of books on Pali language, and was a member of the inaugural staff of Nalanda College, Colombo and a member of the Ananda College staff.[1]


  • Concise Pali-English Dictionary (1957)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Religious instructors". ncba.nalanda.sch.lk. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  2. thichnhattu. "Dda.o Pha^.t Nga`y Nay, default page-english". Buddhism Today. Retrieved 2012-04-04. 

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