Our Vission and Mission

Our Department provides an excellent opportunity to study Pali, a Middle IndoAryan Language, which serves as the primary source of information on Early Buddhism and the Theravada Buddhist Tradition, in particular. All the texts written in Pali Language include the Tripitaka, Sutta, Vinaya and Abhidhamma (The Pali Canon), Atthakatha (Commentaries), Tika (Sub-commentaries), Prakarana (Compendiums), Vamsakatha (Chronicles) and so on. This course is designed to provide the students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of both the Pali language and literature, via a mixture of historical, philological and philosophical study approaches.



Head of the Department

Ven. Dr. Moragollagama Uparathana Thero

 Ven. Senior Prof. Uturawala Dhammaratana Thero

Ven. Senior Prof. Wegama Piyarathana Thero

Ven. Gonadeniye Pannarathana Thero.


Ven.Vijithapura Gunaratana Thero


Study Programs

Department of Pali