Vice Chancellor

Vice Chancellor's Message

Rajarata civilization became the epic centre of religious culture ever since Sri Lanka started nourishing with Buddhist culture introduced by Arhant Mahinda. Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka which is located in such a religious ambiance is a current reflection of the ancient Bhiksu heritage of the great Maha Vihara tradition. With the noble objective of producing a Buddhist monk amalgamated with both knowledge and discipline, Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka was established under the Buddhasravaka Bhiksu University Act No. 26 of 1996 and today it has become a unique national University as it is the only university exclusively reserved for Buddhist monks.

Our University is committed to produce constant facilities to the student monks to learn Eastern and Western languages and other subjects with the central focus on Buddhist Studies. Due to its location at an archaeologically important premises, the University encountered various debacles for development in the infrastructure facilities sector. Accordingly, along with a new hope and new amendments, a Parliament Act was tabled in 2012 as a means to resolve all those issues and Bhiksu University was entitled as Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka and the new University was established in a substantial landscape within the municipal area paving way to numerous victories in the long run.

The University adopts various methodologies and courses from time to time as per the other national level Universities and the initial four Departments of the institute were further expanded up to four Departments under two separate Faculties from 2013 onward. Following the overall national University system which adopts the semester system, our University too adopted the same reflecting a further progress. Besides, as per the new amendments in 2012 and the latest regulation and bylaws of the UGC (University Grant Commission), the entire mechanism of our University was further consolidated.

Particularly, as a scholar qualified to pursue academic and research activities at this University, we sincerely wish that you maintain an exemplarycharacter without tarnishing your Orderly life and the prestige of this University.
This University is in a position to assist you in every possible manner to succeed your University career. Hence, I wish that we will be able to produce a scholar who is endowed with knowledge, wisdom and perfect Bhiksu attitudes along with cognitive, affective and psychomotor domains.

Ven. Senior Professor Kanattegoda Saddharatana Anunayaka Thera
Vice Chancellor

B.A Degree in Buddhasravaka Dharmapeetaya
B.A. (Special) University of Kelaniya
M.A. , M.Phil. University of Kelaniya
(Ph.D) ,Minzu University of China.

Office of the Vice Chancellor

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Vice Chancellor is the Chief Executive Officer and the academic officer of the University and he is a member and the Chairperson of the Council which is the executive and administrative board of the University and of the Senate which is the academic authority of the University.
Vice Chancellor is responsible for

  • implementing the decisions taken by the Council on administration of the University,
  • implementing the decisions taken by the Senate Board on academic matters, and
  • maintaining discipline of the University.

Vice Chancellor office is located in the main administrative block at the Bhiksu University Avenue and his official residence is located at the Nandana Mawatha premises. Ven. Senior Professor Kanattegoda Saddharatana Anunayaka Thero. has been the Vice Chancellor of this university since 2021.


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