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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.

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'Saṃgāyanā' a critical discussion on contemporary issues of Buddha Sāsana in Sri Lanka was held on 29th & 30th of November at BUSL. Fifteen significant themes were discussed in the discussion and all the themes were presented by University lecturers as research papers in front of a review panel. The panel comprised of reputed Professors from all over the country. The Programme was organized by Department of Buddhist & Pali Studies.



Undergraduate Conference on Archaeology
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The Undergraduate Conference on Archaeology was organized by the Department of Social Sciences and Comparative Studies of the Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka under the theme of ‘Cultural Heritage for Sustainable Development’ on 13th of September 2018. Proceedings of the conference were successful due to the dedication of the academic staff of the University together with the great contribution of the Conference.



The Opening of Two Storied Dining Hall and the Multi-Purpose Student Centre
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The newly built two storied dining hall building and the multi-purpose student centre of the University was declared open on 3rd of August 2018 under the auspices of His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena. The two buildings were constructed with the intention of transforming the University into a State-of-the Art International Buddhist University. Most Ven. Kotugoda Dhammawasa Mahanayaka Thero, (Honorary Mahanayake of Sri Lanka Amarapura Maha Nikaya), Acting Vice Chancellor (Mahopadhyaya) Prof. Ven. Kanattegoda Saddharatana Nayaka Thera, Hon.Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe (Minister of Higher Education and Cultural Affairs & President’s Lawyer) and Hon. Duminda Dissanayake (Minister of Irrigation) also graced the occasion.



Workshop on Total Station and AutoCAD.
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Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura organized 2 workshops on Introduction to Total Station on 21st March 2018 and Introduction to AutoCAD software on 22nd March 2018. Around, 26 participants (Archeology special students and staff) attended to the workshop and Eng. Saliya Sampath, Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Jaffna, Dr. (Mrs.) H. K. Nandalal, Senior Lecturer, University of Peradeniya, Mr. Nuwan Malalarathna, Survey Department of Sri Lanka participated as resource persons. Workshops covered the topics of introduction and basic features of Total Station instrument and AutoCAD software, basic theories of surveying, hands on exercises (Field and Lab) and applications in Archeological research etc. This workshop was funded by Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura. Workshop coordinated and organized by Mr. B. Venura Lakshman, Computer Instructor of BUSL.



BUSL Starts Propagation of Buddhism Overseas
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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.


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