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.
All night Pirit Chanting was organized by the Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka with the purpose of getting the blessing for the entire staff and the student community of BUSL. This event was mainly organized by the Department of Practical Buddhist Studies under the Faculty of Buddhist Studies. Ven. Welivita Soratha Thero, Head, Department of Practical Buddhist Studies worked tirelessly making this event a success specifying that it is a practical work from the Department. Another significant purpose of this Chanting Pirit was to invoke blessing to Mr. K. Gnanasiri. Britto, Registrar, who served for one year in the University, during his sabbatical period. His service was highly appreciated by the Vice Chancellor of the University Ven. Prof. Kanattegoda Saddharatana Nayaka Thero in his speech. Student monks of the University created a very attractive Pirit Mandapaya and joined in the chanting of Pirit with the academic staff members. All academic and non-academic staff members worked in unison to make this event a success.
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.