The Council consists of 16 members and works as the executive body and authority on discipline and administration. The composition of the Council is made up with the academic staff representatives including the Deans of the University and externally appointed distinguished members. Vice Chancellor is the Chairman of the Council and works as the Officer who is empowered as per the provisions of University Act, and implements and fulfills the tasks and duties through the Council.

        • Committees under the Council
  • Financial Committee
  • Auditing and Management Committee
  • Tender Board
  • Minor Tender Board
  • Technical Committee
  • Management Board of the Vice Chancellor’s Fund
  • Student Admission Committee
  • Student Welfare Committee

Prof. Ven. Waradiwela Wijayasumana Nayaka Thero(Chairman)
Mahopdyaya of Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka.


Professor Venerable Kanattegoda Saddaratana Nayaka Thero
The Dean (Faculty of Buddhist Studies).


Professor Venerable Kanangamuwe Rahula Thero
The Dean (Faculty of Languages and Cultural Studies).


Dr. Venerable Kadawathgama Piyarathana Thero
The Head of the Department of Buddhist and Pali Studies.


Venerable Karandagolle Wijithathissa Thero
Head of the Department of Social Sciences & Comparative Studies.


Dr. Venerable Niyangoda Vijithsiri Anunayaka Thero.


Professor Venerable Waragoda Pemarathana Anunayaka Thero.


Professor Venerable Thumbulle Seelakkhandha Nayaka Thero.


Dr. Venerable Godagama Mangala Thero.


Snr. Professor Kandegoda Wimaladhamma Anunayaka Thero.


Mr. A. P. G. Kithsiri, Secretary, Ministry of Buddha Sasana & Wayamba Development.



Mr. T. B. M. Athapaththu, Additional Secretary (Administration and Finance), Ministry of City Planning, Water Supply & Higher Education.


Mrs. Ayanthi De Silva, Director General, Department of Project Management & Monitoring.


Professor P. Wilson.


Mr. R. M. Wanninayake - District Secretary, Anuradhapura


Mr. P. G. Jayasinghe


Mr. U. D. Dodanwala - Registrar of Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka.