Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka was established under the Parliament Act governing directly under the Ministry of Higher Education of Sri Lanka as the only state university dedicated solely for Buddhist Monks' higher education.
Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka has a strong research base across a spectrum of academic disciplines engaging in research at national and international levels.
Fulfilling the foremost objective of the University, BUSL delegation leaves the country today (12th of February 2018) to Malaysia for the purpose of propagating Buddhism internationally with the instruction and guidance of the Vice Chancellor of the University Ven. Prof. KanattegodaSaddharatanaNayaka Thero. The team headed by Rev. Mediyawe Piyarathana, Lecturer in English and Head-in-Charge, will deliver sermons in English while participating in religious activities from 12th February to 3rd March 2018. The student monks were trained by Lecturers in Buddhist Studies Ven. Kirama Wimalatissa, Ven. DapaneChandaratana and the event was coordinated by Ven. Mediyawe Piyarathana. This will help in giving students many opportunities and encouraging them to study in English medium. Most of the student monks, participating in this event, got the training by delivering sermons in local schools like Central College, Cambridge International School, Sussex College and Lyceum International School in Anuradhapura. They were monitored and trained by the Lecturers of BUSL. This event is a land mark in the University history as it gives the opportunity to fulfill the main objective of the University.
The new four storied students hostel which consists of 100 rooms for accommodating 400 students was declared open on the auspicious time of 10.14 am on 15th of December 2017 by Mr. D.C. Disanayaka, the Secretary to the Minister of Higher Education and High Ways, with the invitation of Ven. Prof. Kanattegoda Saddharatana Thera, the Vice Chancellor of the Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka. This was constructed with the cost of Rs. 213 Million under the project of building the University as a fully-fledged university. This occasion was graced by Ven. Prof. Thumbulle Seelakkhanda Nayaka Thera, Former Vice Chancellor, Ven. Dr. Pallegama Sirinivasa Nayaka Thera, the Director of the project Mr. P.G. Jayasinghe, Additional Secretary to the Minister of Higher Education Mr. T.B.M. Athapaththu, the Registrar of the University Mr. K. Gnanasiri Brito and many other invitees.
The New Main gate, which was constructed with the cost of Rs.16 Million, was also open on the auspicious time by Mr. D.C. Disanayaka, the Secretary to the Minister of Education and High Ways.
The orientation programme for the student batch of the academic year 2016/2017 started under the directions of the Acting Vice-Chancellor Rev. Prof. Kanattegoda Saddharatana Thero & the participation of academic staff, the guardian incumbent monks and the students. The number of students recruited for two faculties is 134.
All the necessary stationery items for the student monks were offered by the Carlton Garments, Jaffna Road, Anuaradhapura as an annual contribution of them.
Many special lectures, meditation programmes & English language training programmes together with the introduction to the course units & the university life will be conducted for nearly a one month period.