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2. Pracina Pandit Intermediate Examination

1. Sinhala

Three(3) Question Papers

 First Paper

Prescribed Texts

 

     (1)   Buthsarana- Angulimala,Nalagiri,Theerthaka

                              Alawaka and Sachchaka

                              Damanaya (Control)

     (2)   Dalada Siritha- Entire book

     (3)   Kavya Sekharaya- From section 10 up to the end of this book

     (4)   Thisara Sandesaya - Entire book

 

            A critical knowledge is expected relating to the meaning, content and the historical background of the prescribed books.

           

Second Paper

Grammar and Prosodie Presentations

(a) A descriptive and critical knowledge relating to Sidath Sangarawa and a knowledge on the usage of Sinhala Grammar is expected.

(b) A general knowledge relating a prosodic and poetic features used mostly in Sinhala literature in association with Elusandes Lakuna and Siyabas Lakara is expected.

 

Books to utilized

      1.   Sidath Sangarawa- Completely

      2.   Vyakarana Vivaranaya- Munidasa Kumaratunga

      3.   Bhasha Adyanaya saha Sinhala Vyavaharaya- Wimal G. Balagalla

      4.   Sinhala Bhashadhyanaya Lipi I - Wimal G. Balagalla

      5.   Sinhala Bhashawa - Chapter 15 - Father Theodore G. Perera

      6.   Sinhala Vyakarana Akaradiya-P. Rupasinghe Perera

      7.   Sinhala Wahara Athpotha-P. Rupasinghe Perera

 

 

Third  Paper    

Literature History

A general knowledge is expected fro the beginning to the end of Dambadeni Era

 

Books to be utilized

(1)        Sahitya Katha 1,2,3-Kotahene Pannakitti Thero

(2)        Sinhala Sahityaye 1,2,3-Ananda Kulasuriya

(3)        Sinhala Sahityaye Negeema-Martin Wickremasinghe

(4)        Sinhala Sahitya Wansaya-P.B. Sannasgala

(5)        Sinhala Sahitya Swarna Yugaya-Niwnadama Dhaarmakirthi Thero

 

2. Pali

Three(3) Question papers

First Paper

Prescribed Texts

 

1. Majjima Nikaya-Mulapannasaka Opamma Wagga

2. Theri Gatha-Weesathi Thisanthi Chattalish Nipatha

3. Hattawanagalla Vihara wansaya-Completely

4. Samanthakuta Wannana-First visit to Lanka (From Verse 470) to the end

 

A knowledge is expected relating to the meaning and content in the prescribed books and a critical knowledge relating to the historical and social background.

 

Second Paper

Grammar and Essay Writing

(a) A knowledge is expected relating to Rupasiddhi and Payogasiddhi

(b) Writing an essay in Pali of not less than 250 words under a given subject.

 

Third Paper

Pali Literature History and Prosody

(a) A historical knowledge is expected relating to Pali Tripitaka Attakatha Teeka (Commentary) Literature features.

(b) A knowledge is expected relating to Wuttodaya and Subodhalankaraya related Pali Prosody and poetry.

 

Books to be utilized

(1)  Pali literature 1,2-Polwatte Buddhadatta Thero

(2)  Celyon Pali Literature History-G.P. Malalasekara

(3)  Ancient Ceylon Buddhist History-E.W. Adikaram

(4)  Pali Attakatha Sahithyaya-Labuhengoda Chandaratana Thero

 

3. Sanskrit

Three (3) Question papers

First Paper

Prescribed Texts

(1)        Dashakumara Charithaya-Purva Peetikawa

(2)        Saundrananada Kavyaya-Sections 4,5 and 6

(3)        Naganandaya-Entire book

 

An understanding of the meaning and content of the prescribed books and a critical knowledge relating to the historical and social back ground is expected.

                             

Second Paper

Grammar and Essay Writing

(a) A general knowledge is expected relating to Sanskrit grammar associated with Saraswatha Grammar.

(b) Writing an essay in Sanskrit of not less than 150 words under a given subject (Essay should be written in Nagari letters)

Books to be utilized

(1) Sarawathaya

(2) Sanskruta Vyakarana Tharangani - Hegoda Dhamminda Thero


Third Paper

Literature History and Prosody

(a) A knowledge is expected relating to Cultural Literature History from the first century up to the end of the 13th century

(b) A knowledge is expected relating to prosody and poetry in association with Vrutta Ratnakaraya and Kavyadarshaya

 

Books to be utilized

(1)  Sanskrit Sahitya Itihasaya                    A. Beridale Keith - Translation G.S.B. Senanayake

(2)  Sanskrit kavya Sahitya                         Jayadeva Thilakasiri

(3)  Sanskrit Grantha Wansaya                    Polwatte Pannaloka Thero

 

4. Buddhist Studies

Three (3) Question Papers

First Paper

Buddhism

(a) Kandaraka Sutta, Sekha Sutta, Upali Sutta, Kukkurawathiya Sutta, Keetagiri Sutta, Mahasathuludai Sutta, Rattapala Sutta, Apannaka Sutta, Ambalattika Rahulovada Sutta, Bhaddali Sutta in Majjima Nikaya and

A comprehensive knowledge is expected relating to the buddhism in Tripitakaya in association with Visuddi Magga Sesakasina Niddesaya

(b) A comprehensive knowledge relating to Buddhism in Tripitakaya in association with Abhidhammatta Sangrahaya - Abhidharmattha Sangraha Purana Sannaya and

A knowledge is expected relating to Karma Nirdesha in Abhidharm Kosha (Fourfold Koshastana)

(c) A comprehensive knowledge is expected relating to Dharma Vinaya in relation with Bhikkhu Pathimokkha

 

Second Paper

Indian Buddhist Culture

Buddhist History in India from Kaniska Era upto the end of 13th century which include,

Kaniska Dharma Sangayanawa and its effects,

Milindu - Nagasena Dialogue,

Development in Mahayana Dhamma,

Reasons for the retrogression of Buddhism,

Buddhist  Philosophical traditions,

Buddhist art work, sculpture, carvings, stupas and architectural Expansions,

An adequate knowledge relating to the above is expected

 

Books to be utilized

1.         Milinda Prasnaya- Chapter 7

2.         Asirimath Inidyawa- A.L. Besham

3.         Bharatiya Sanskrutiya Itihasaya Rawlinson Chapters 6-11

4.         Bharatiya Bauddhacharyayo- Polwatte Buddhadatta Thero

5.         Lakdiva Mahayana Adahas- Moratuwe Sasanaratana Thero

6.         Lakdiva Vinaya Sahityaya- Horana Wajiranana Thero

                          

3rd Paper

Sinhala Buddhist Culture

Buddhist Culture in Sri Lanka from the beginning Polonnaruwa era up to the end of Kurunegala era ( Belonging to this period)

Sasana history

Nikaya harmony

comprehensive knowledge is expected relating to Buddhist Sculpture Art work, Architecture, Arts and Crafts, Special features in Buddhist folk life, Religious information revealed from astayatana consortiums, etc and relating to Chulawansaya, Nikaya Sangrahaya and Polonnaruwa consortium

 

Books to be utilized

Sasanawansa Pradeepaya - Medauyangoda Wimalakitti Thero

History of Ceylon- University of Ceylone

Sinhala translation of Vidyalankara University Pages 535 to 583 and from 743 to 747 in Chapter 8

 

5. History

Two (2) Question papers

First paper

Ceylon History

(1) Service rendered by King Wijayabahu the 1st in relieving Polonnaruwa Kingdom from Chola domination.

(2) The Missionm fulfilled by the graceful Kings and Queens who reigned in those Kingdoms for the National, Religious, Social and Economic fields.

(3) Civil wars, Magha's invasion and ill effects arisen therefrom.

(4) Cleansing the Sasana and establishing consortiums.

(5) An adequate knowledge is expected relating to the national, religious, literary and cultural service of the rulers of Dambadeni, Kurunegala, Gampola and Kotte Kingdoms.

 

Books to be utilized

(1) Mahawansaya

(2) ‘Ceylon History' of the University of Sri Lanka - Sinhala translation by Vidyalankara University = Volume 2 Part  2

(3) Ithihasa Dhara - Mangala llangasinghe

(4) Savistara Lanka Itihasaya - N.K.S. Wijenayake

(5) Ceylon History - Educational Publications Department

 

Second Paper

Indian History

An adequate knowledge is expected relating to Muslim Moghul Rulers from about 10th century and the positions in the Chola Pandya conquered cities and states in South India.

 

Books to be utilized

 

(1) Savistara India Itihasaya - R.C. Majumdar

(2) Asirimath Indiyawa - A.L. Bashem

(3) Moghul Yugaya - W.M.K. Wijetunga

(4) Indiya Itihasaya - Deepani Ranaweera

 

6. Hindi

Two (2) Question papers

First Paper

Prescribed Texts

 

(1) Adarsha Hindi Reader - 2nd Part - Dakshina Bharatiya Hindi Pracharaka Sabha.

(2) Kavya Kusuma - 2nd Part Dakshina Bharatiya Hindi Pracharaka Sabha.

(3) Chamkthe Jagnu - Dakshina Bharatiya Hindi Pracharaka Sabha

A general knowledge relating to comprehension and content in the prescribed books and appreciation is expected.

 

Second Paper

Grammar and Translation

A special knowledge relating to nouns and verbs and a general knowledge relating to gender specialties and verbal usage is expected.

Books to be utilized.

Sarala Hindi Vyakarana - Part 2 Dakshina Bharatiya Hindi Pracharaka Sabha

 

7. Tamil paper - Refer to the printed edition of the syllabus

 

8. English

Three (3) Papers

Paper 1

Prescribed Texts

Prose:

Short stories:

1. The last Leaf - O. Henry

2. The Lady with the dog - Anton Chekov

3. The Jewels - Guy de Maupassant

4. Cabuliwallah - Rabindranath Tagore

Fiction:

5.         Silas Marner - George Eliot

Poetry:

6.         The Rivals  - James Stephens

7.         The Demon Lover - Anonymous

8.         The Brook - Lord Tennys

9          The Solitary Reaper - Wordsworth

10.       To the Cuckoo - Willian Wordsworth

11.       The Slaves Dream - H.W. Longfellow

12.       London - William Blake

13.       My Shadow - Robert Louis

14.       Tartary - Walter de la Mare

15.       She Walks in Beauty - Lord Byron

Drama:

16. Everman

Familiarity with the text, ability to explain any difficult/especial words that may come in the passage or anything especial about the prose/poem/play will be tested.

 

Paper 2

Literary Criticism

The ability of Students to respond to language, the use of vocabulary, which heightens meaning, will be tested. They should be able to differentiate between the literal meaning and the implied meaning. Attention would be paid to writers / poets/ particular from such as the short story or the lyric form.

N.B. All examples would be taken from the texts as much as possible so that students are very familiar with the texts and learn the language content of the texts. These would be supplemented with examples outside the texts.

There will be specific questions on the text that have been covered from Preliminary examination onwards drawing attention to specific techniques and use and effectiveness of particular words, phrases and sentences and general questions reference to unseen passages, test comprehension and ask the candidates personal response.

 

Paper 3

Translation

Students should gain experience in translation material that is general as well as specific. Questions will cover translation from Sinhala to English and vice versa.

(1) Example - terminology - as required specifically for office work/ economics/ Buddhist scriptures / gazette notifications instructions travel documents etc.

(2) Ordinary correspondence - letters, telegrams, messages

(3) Translations of the gist / summary of an original

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