The Department of Buddhist Sources offers postgraduate courses to students who wish to undertake higher studies and research in Buddhist sources. Currently the following one-year taught courses are offered by the department: Postgraduate Certificate Course in Pali, Postgraduate Diploma in Pali, and Master of Arts in Pali.  Additionally, students can enroll for M. Phil and PhD degrees by research on Sources of Buddhism preserved in Pali, Prakrit, Sanskrit, Sinhala, Chinese, and Tibetan languages.

Head of Department

Dr. Ashoka Welitota 

B.A. Special (PDN); MA, PhD (HKU)  

Prof. Deshapriya Gunasena

The Department of Buddhist Thought offers the Postgraduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies and Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies Degree Programs (Taught Courses). The courses are conducted both in Sinhala and English. The Department accepts the applications for MPhil and PhD programmes in the fields of Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist Ethics, Buddhist Social Philosophy, Buddhist Traditions, Chinese Buddhism and Comparative Philosophy. Currently, there are large number of overseas and local research students pursuing their MPhil and PhD Degrees under the supervision of the Department.  

Head of Department

Ven. Prof. Raluwe Padmasiri Thero

Senior Lecturer 

Rev. Dr. Wadinagala Pannaloka Thero

The Department undertaking to teach courses in the Postgraduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies and Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies (Taught Postgraduate) Degree Programs, entertains the applications of the research students in the following areas of study: Buddhist History, Contemporary Buddhism, Buddhist Arts, Buddhist Civilization, Comparative Religions and Buddhist Psychology and Counseling within the field of humanities. There are large number of Research students enrolled in the Department for Master of Philosophy and PhD Degree Programs. 

Department conducts a Postgraduate Diploma and a Master of Arts Degree Program in Buddhist Ayurvrdic Counseling,  a new study area introduced several years ago. 

Head of Department

Ven. Prof. Miriswaththe Wimalagnana Thero 

Prof. P.R.W. Priyadarshana

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