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.
Hon. Lakshman Kiriella, the Cabinet Minister of Highways and Higher Education, laid the Foundation Stone for the two storied Alms Hall, two storied Student Centre and four storied Students Hostel on Friday 4th November 2016 at the auspicious time 8.57 a.m. It was in accordance with the cooperate plan of the University in the process of developing Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka in Anuradhapura as a fully pledged International Buddhist University. It was attended by Hon. Duminda Disanayake, the Minister of Irrigation and Agriculture, Mr. D.C. Disanayaka, the Secretary to the Ministry of Highways and Higher Education, many other invitees and Most Ven. Prof. Kanattegoda Saddharatana Thero, the Acting Vice Chancellor, Members of the Council, Ven. Prof. Kanangamuwe Rahula Thero, Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Cultural Studies, Heads of Departments, Academic and Non-academic Staff members and the Student Monks. These constructions will give the opportunity to the university to facilitate more student monks in future solving the problems regarding hostel facilities.
Commencement of the Orientation Program of the Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka photo gallery...
The orientation program for the new batch of students consisting 100 monks for the new academic year 2015/2016 started on 14th of December 2016 with the participation of Ven. Prof. Kanattegoda Saddharathana Thero, Acting Vice Chancellor and all the academic staff members, High Priests, guardians, parents and the students. Many officials of the University also took park to grace the event.
Opening of the New Library Building
The new four storied Library building opening ceremony was held on 22nd of March 2016 with the participation of His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena, Minister of Education Lakshman Kiriella and other distinguished invitees.