Our Vision

A Buddhist society enriched with independent and righteous people adorned with the flower of wisdom.

Our Mission

To create scholars who are~ enthusiastic in a thorough study of Buddhist Philosophy, able to overcome the challenges by solving out spiritual as well as social issues, capable of dedicating themselves to create righteous society through judicious and fair approaches by pragmatically explaining the contemporary social issues in looking at them in a Buddhist perspective.

Dean - Faculty of Buddhist Studies

Ven. Prof. Wawwe Dhammarakkhitha Thero
Dean, Faculty of Buddhist Studies

B. A. (Hons.) (University of Kelaniya)
M. A. (Post Graduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya)
M. S. S. C. (University of Kelaniya)

Official : 011-2857782
Personal : 0714906881
Temple : 047-224368

Research and Publication

  1. A Comparative Study of Early Buddhist Teachings of Experientialism and David Hume (in Sinhala), The Research for the MSSC in The Department of Philosophy, University of Kalaniya, Sri Lanka.
  2. Buddhist Epistemology (in Sinhala), 2011
  3. Empirical Thought and Buddhism (in Sinhala), 2011
  4. Buddhist Philosophy and Social Problems (in Sinhala), 2009
  5. Preaching hall and Human Culture (in Sinhala), 2009
  6. Buddhism and Philosophical Thought (in Sinhala), 2009


  1. Woman in Buddhism (in Sinhala), Suvadha Academic Journal, Panadura, 1994.
  2. The Court of Law in Buddhism (in Sinhala), Metta Academic Journal, Pinvatta, Saddharma Vidyayatana Pirivana, Panadura
  3. Buddhist View on the State and the Sovereignty (in Sinhala), Ven. Dhammatilaka Academic Journal, Tangalla, 2004.
  4. Buddhist View on Governing of the State and Punishments (in Sinhala),Viwarana Academic Journal, Sri Visuddharama Purana Viharaya, Panadura.
  5. Buddhism and Psychotherapy (in Sinhala), Ruhune Ranaviru Mahaseya Journal, Ambalanthota, 2007.
  6. Danam saggassa sopanam (Giving is a ladder to the Heaven) (in Sinhala), Danashalava Saha Danasala Puranaya, Sri Kalyani Gangarama Granthamala No. 03, 2003.
  7. Perception and Extra-sensory Knowledge in Early Buddhism (in Sinhala), Buddhist and Pali Studies, 25th Silver Jubilee Commemoration Volume, Buddhist and Pali University, 2007.
  8. David Hume and Buddhist Causality (in Sinhala), Sarada, The Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Y. Karunadasa Memorial Volume, 2005.
  9. Mahayana Bodhisattva Concept (in Sinhala), Nayana Academic Journal, Siri Nandana Pirivana, Panadura, 2009.
  10. An Analysis of Human Values in Buddhism (in Sinhala), Sambodhini, Ven. Alikewela Silanada Nahimi Felicitation Compilation, 2009.
  11. Phenomenalism (in Sinhala), Buddhist and Pali Studies, Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, Homagama.

The Faculty Board

The Facuity Board of the Faculty of Buddhist Culture is chaired by the Dean and it is comprised of the Faculty professors, Assistant professors, Senior lecturers, other academic staff members or representatives and external members.

Members of the Faculty Board

  • Ven. Wawwe Dhammarakkhitha Thero - Dean of the Faculty of Buddhist Studies
  • Ven. Prof. Ekiriyagala Nanda Thero - Member of the Faculty Board
  • Ven. Prof. Gallelle Sumanasiri Thero - Head of the Department of Religious Studies and Comparative Philosophy.
  • Ven. Pitigala Vijitha Thero - Head of the Faculty of Buddhist Philosophy
  • Ms. K.A.S.N. Amarasekere - Head of the Department of Archeology
  • Ms. H.M.Y.V.K. Herath -Member of the Faculty Board
  • Mr. Samantha llangakoon - Member of the Faculty Board
  • Ven. Aluthgama Wimalarathana Thero - Member of the Faculty Board
  • Ven. Panama Ananda Thero - Student Representative
  • Ven. Balaharuwe Rathanasiri Thero - Student Representative
  • Prof. Mr. Daya Edirisinghe- Appointed Member
  • Mr. Karunasena Hettiarachchi - Appointed Member
  • Mr. K.A. Weerasena - Appointed Member

Faculty Board Meeting

Faculty Board Meetings are conducted in every month under the patronage of Dean of the Faculties. Assistant Registrar of the Academic and Students Services will act as the Secretary of the Faculty Board Meeting.

Diploma Courses

  1. A Diploma Course in Buddhism - One Year
  2. A Diploma Course in Dhamma Communication- One Year
  3. 'Daham Sarasaviya' Diploma Course - One Year


Study Programs

Faculty of Buddhist Studies