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Prizes and Scholarships

Conducting Mahapola and Bursary scholarship programme

Their scholarship programme was initiated by the Ministry of Trade, Commerce and Consumer Affairs. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of the highest marks obtained at the G.C.E. (AIL) examination. Rest of the other students can obtain bursary scholarship.

Prizes and Scholarships

Several prizes and scholarships have been founded for scholars who have read for degrees of different levels at the University and have displayed very special skills. The students who display such skills in a manner that reinforces the identity of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka can be recipients of these prizes and scholarships.

Vice Chancellor’s Prize

This prize has been founded on 07.05.1985 by the Venerable Dr. Kakkapalliye Anuruddha Thero who was the first Vice Chancellor of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. This prize is awarded to
the student who has read for any of the degrees of this University, secured a First Class Pass for the Special Arts Degree, and was selected as the cleverest student of that year. When the scores of the recipients of the First Class Passes are equal, the student who obtained the highest marks in the supplementary subject should be selected as the cleverest.

H.M. Tissera Commemorative Prize

Awarded to the student who has studied in the English medium and has scored the highest marks, this prize was founded on 29.11.1984 by the wife and children of the late Mr. H.M. Tissera, who had functioned as the first Registrar of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.

P. Subasinghe Prize

This prize is awarded to the student who has followed the Certificate on English study programme earning the highest score. It has been founded by Mr. P. Subasinghe, the first Bursar of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka in order to convey merit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Subasinghe. 

Pimbure Sri Wagishwara Maha Nayaka Swamindra Prize

This prize was founded by the Venerable Katugahahene Dhammapala Thero to commemorate his venerable teachers, and is awarded to the student who has read for the Special Degree on Pali Language and Literature and has obtained the highest marks.

Kalukondayawe Sri Pragnasekhara Maha Nayaka Swamindra Prize

This prize, founded by the Venerable Katugahaehene Dhammapala Thero to commemorate his venerable teachers, is awarded to the student who has read for the Special Degree on Buddhist Philosophy and has obtained the highest marks.

Miyulin Liyanage Commemoration Prize

Founded on 16.08.1984 by Mr. W.P. Liyanage, who is resident in London with a donation of Rs. 2000/- to commemorate his mother, Mrs. Miyulin Liyanage, this prize is awarded to the student who scores the highest marks for the Question Paper B.P.S. 401 on Buddhist Social Philosophy of the Special Arts Degree (Buddhist Philosophy) Examination.

Nichren-shu Scholarship

This scholarship was founded in the year 1982 with a donation of Rs. 181,000/- by the Nichiren shu sect of Ikegami Otaku of the city of Tokyo in Japan. It is awarded to students, who are engaged in research activities and possess the required qualifications. Similarly, financial allocations are granted from the interest occrued in this fund for the academic, non-academic purposes and students’ study requirements (field study trips).

The Most Venerable Sirimalwatte Ananda Mahanayaka Commemorative Prize

This prize was founded on 01.01.1990 with the donation of Rs. 70,000/- given to the Venerable Mapalagama Vipulasara Thero by Mr. Kon Hiu, doctor of the doctrine and a leading Buddhist in Hong Kong. One of the prizes is donated to the student who has scored the highest marks for the question paper S.A.G. 302 of the Part II Examination of the General Arts Degree, and the other prize to the student who has scored the highest marks for the question paper B.P.G. 302 of the Part II Examination of the General Arts Degree. 

Korean National He John Swamindra Scholarship

This scholarship was founded with the donation of US$ 2000 to the Vice Chancellor’s Fund by the Venerable He John, a Korean national. It is awarded to the three students who score the highest marks for the subjects of Pali, Buddhist Philosophy and Buddhist Culture at the Part II Examination of the Special Arts Degree.

Muhandiram M.G. Perera and Mrs. Perera Commemoration Scholarship

This scholarship, founded by Mr. Herman G. Perera, lawyer to commemorate his parents, is awarded to the student who has scored the highest marks for the Postgraduate Diploma on Buddhist Studies.

Kiriwatthuduwe Sri Pragnasara Prize

This prize was founded by the Venerable Professor Kumburugamuwe Vajira Thero, the former Vice Chancellor of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. It is awarded to the student who scores the highest marks for the question paper on the Early Buddhism-Comments and Problems of the Master of Arts Degree Examination.

Jioun Fund for Research and Publications on Buddhism

This was founded by the Venerable Dr. Jioun Aoki Thero, a Japanese national who participated at the opening ceremony of the new building of the University on the 11th of June, 1992. The proceeds of the annual interest is utilized for the research and publication activities of this University.

Francis Hewawidana Prize

Mr. J. Hewavidana of Elgodella, Pitakatuwana of Kamburupitiya founded this prize on 23.07.1986 by donating the sum of Rs. Twenty five thousand (Rs. 25,000/-) to the fund of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.

Badureliye Jinmarama Nayaka Thero Commemoration Prize

This prize was founded by the former President Mr. R. Premadasa on 16.09.1986 through the donation of Rs. Ten Thousand (Rs. 10,000/-) through the Sri Sucarita Co. Ltd. It is awarded to the student who scores the highest marks for the Question Paper S.F. 302.

Heenatiyana Dhammaloka Nayaka Thero Commemorative Prize

This prize was founded by the former President, Mr. R. Premadasa on 16.09.1986 with the donation of Rs. Ten Thousand (Rs. 10,000/-) through the Sri Sucarita Campaign. It is awarded to the student who scores the highest marks for the Question Paper P.S. 302.

The Kumbuke Don Sanis Appuhamy and Wanniarachchilage Josthina Fonseka Commemoration Prize

This has been founded to be awarded to the student who scores the highest marks for the two question papers on Archaeology of the Final year General Arts Degree Examination.

H.S. Cooray Prize for Skills Displayed at the M.A. Degree Study Programme

Mr. H.S. Cooray, resident at No. 47, Moragasmulla Road, Rajagiriya donated Rs. Ten Thousand (Rs. 10,000/-) to the fund of this University and founded this prize on 26.01.1993. It is awarded to the student who is successful at the Master of Arts Degree Examination and scores the highest marks, above 65% for the Question paper on “Early Buddhism and the Contemporary Ancient Indian Thought”.

The Venerable Dr. Thumbulle Seelakkhandha Nayaka Thero Prize

This prize was founded the Venerable Dr. Thumbulle Seelakkhandha Nayaka Thero, the Chief Incumbent of the Sri Sumangala Pirivena of Wariyapola, Vice Chancellor of the Buddhasravaka University for monks in Anuradhapura and former Vice Chancellor of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. This prize is awarded to the local student who has studied Pali for the Special Degree in the English medium and obtained a First Class pass or a Second Class (Upper) pass.

Gamani Jayasuriya Pali Scholarship

Founded by Mr. Ananda Jayasuriya of Nimalka Gardens, Colombo 3, Mr. Prasanna Jayasuriya and Mrs. Devika Waidyaratne on behalf of their father, the late Mr. Gamani Jayasuriya on 31.05.2005 for the upliftment of the Pali Language and Buddhism, it awards Rs. 7500/- per year at the rate of Rs. 2500/- each to three students who have scored the highest marks in the Pali Language at the Degree Examinations (indicated below) of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka:-

01. General Arts Degree Part I Examination (Sinhala Medium)
02. General Arts Degree Part I Examination (English Medium)
03. Special Arts Degree (in Pali) Part I Examination

Sri Cyril de Soyza Commemorative Prize (Pali)

The Kalutara Bodhi Trust founded this prize on 26.01.2006 for the purpose of awarding Rs. 10,000/- per year to the student who scores the highest marks for the subject of Pali at the First in Arts Examination of this University.

Sir Cyril de Soyza Commemorative Prize (Buddhist Philosophy)

The Kalutara Bodhi Trust founded this prize on 26.01.2006 for the purpose of awarding Rs. 10,000/- per year to the student who scores the highest marks for the subject of Buddhist Philosophy at the General Arts Qualifying Examination of this University.

(If both these prizes are won by one and the same student, one of the prize is awarded to the student who obtains the second best position in the subject of Pali).

N. Somilawathie Bolgodapitiya Scholarship

With the purpose of donating Rs. 9000/- per annum to two student monks who read for the special degree on Buddhist Culture and who have scored the highest number of marks for Buddhist Culture (at least 65%) at the First in Arts Examination of this University, the Department of Public Trustee has founded this scholarship in the year 1991.

Venerable Aludeniye Pannananda Maha Thero Commemorative Prize on Pali Grammar

This prize was founded on 20.10.2006 by the Venerable Prof. Wegama Piyaratana Thero, former Vice Chancellor of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka with the donation of Rs. Fifty Thousand (Rs. 50,000/-), in order to commemorate his teacher the Venerable Aludeniye Pannananda Maha Thero. It is awarded equivalently to the two students who reach the first position in the Question Paper on the Pali Language and Grammar P.F.I. 102 in the English and Sinhala media. 

The Venerable Prof. Moratuwe Sasanaratana Anunayake Thero Commemorative Prize

In order to commemorate the Venerable Prof. Moratuwe Sasanaratana Anunayaka Thero, his student Venerable Kahapola Sugatharatana Thero donated the sum of Rs. Ten Thousand (Rs. 10,000/-) to this University. In terms of decision of the Council dated 26.12.2006, the interest accrued on this sum will be awarded as a prize to the student who scores the highest marks for the Question paper S.F. 101 at the General Arts Qualifying Examination.

The Most Venerable Werellane Wimalatissa Nayaka Thero Commemorative Prize Fund

This prize fund has been founded to commemorate the late Most Venerable Werellane Wimalatissa Nayaka Thero by the donation of Rs. 10,000/- to this University by his student the Venerable Beragama Wimaladhamma Thero, M.A. In terms of the decision dated 26.12.2006 of the Council, the interest accrued as interest on this fund, will be awarded as a prize to the student who scores the highest number of marks to the Question Paper B.P.S. 101 Buddhist Philosophy.

The Venerable Witharandeniye Chandajoti Nayaka Thero Commemorative Prize

For the purpose of commemorating the Venerable Pandit Witharandeniye Chandajoti Nayaka Thero, Chief Incumbent of Sri Sambuddhaloka Vihara of Colombo Fort and Chief Adhikarana Sanghanayaka of Colombo Nawa Korale, his student the Venerable Prof. Ittademaliye Indasara Thero, Vice Chancellor of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka has founded this prize with the donation of Rs. One Hundred Thousand (Rs. 100,000/-) to this University. The interest accrued will be equitably awarded to the three students who score the highest number of marks with a class pass at the Special Arts Degree Examination in the subjects – Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist Culture and Pali.

Prof. Oliver Abeynayake Prize

Prof. Oliver Abeynayake has founded this scholarship to award, five years after its foundation, a sum from the interest accrued, as scholarship to the student who scores the highest marks in the subject of Buddhist Philosophy at the Special Arts Degree Part III Examination.

Ven. Thich Then Son Commendation Prize for Pali

This prize has been established on 08.12.2008 by the Venerable Chief Incumbent of the Vietnam Buddhist Temple named “Pagoda Spat Hue” in Germany with the donation of Rs. 50,000/- as a fund. Prizes will be equitably awarded, out of the interest accrued, to the two students who score the highest marks in the Question Paper on the Pali Tripitaka Literature P.S. 101 in the Sinhala and English media at the General Arts Qualifying Annual Examination of this University.

The Venerable Banagala Upatissa Nayaka Thero Prize

The Venerable Banagala Upatissa Nahyaka Thero of Mahabodhi Sangamaya of Sri Lanka has deposited a sum of Rs. 100,000/- to award a prize, out of the interest accrued, to the student who completes the entire degree programme and scores the highest number of marks, from among the students who read for the Special Arts Degree Examination in either the Faculty of Buddhist Studies or the Faculty of Language Studies.

Prizes and Scholarships