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.
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.
3rd National Buddhist Conference of Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka photo gallery...
The 3rd National Buddhist Conference of Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka ended successfully on 01st November 2017 at Bhiksu university premises. This conference was graced by Most Ven. Kotugoda Dhammawasa Mahanayaka Thera, The Uttareethara Mahanayaka thera of Sri Lanka Amarapura Mahanikaya and the Chancellor of Bhiksu university of Sri Lanka.
The keynote speech at the inaugural session was delivered by Ven. Prof. Madagampitiye Wijithadhamma Thera, Head, Dept. of Buddhist and Pali studies, Sri Jayawardanepura University. 131 research papers were presented in 24 parallel sessions by 186 academics representing almost all universities in Sri Lanka.
This conference was organized by Bhiksu university of Sri Lanka under the guidance of Ven. Prof. Kanattegoda Saddharathana nayaka thera, the acting vice chancellor of BUSL.