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Board of Study for Religious and Cultural Studies

The Board of Study for Religious and Cultural Studies offers postgraduate study programmes and other training programmes in Pali, Sanskrit, Greek and Roman Studies (Western Classical Culture), Fine Arts, Comparative Religion, Hindu Civilization, Islamic Civilization and Buddhist Studies. About 100 students enroll annually with Postgraduate Diploma, Master of Arts, Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy programmes offered by this Board of Study.  Apart from that more than 50 foreign students enroll annually for the postgraduate programmes in Pali and Buddhist Studies.

Chairperson of the Board of Study

Ven. Prof.  M. Gnanananda
Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies
Faculty of Arts
University of Peradeniya
Email:  gnanananda21@gmail.com                  

 

Secretary to the Board of Study

Dr. W.M.S.K. Wijesundara
Department of Western Classical Culture  
Faculty of Arts
University of Peradeniya
Email:  sanatpdn@gmail.com

 

Board Members

Prof. R.G.D. Jayawardene

Head, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies 

Dr. W. M. W. G. C.S.M. Wickramasinghe

Head, Department of Classical Languages

Dr. M. Alawathukotuwa

Head, Department of Fine Arts 

Mr. M.L.M. Haniffa

Head, Department of Arabic and Islamic Civilization

Prof. V. Maheswaran

Head, Department of Tamil

Prof. AsangaThilakaratne

Appointed Member by the Board of Management 

Ven. Prof. K. Rahula

Appointed Member by the Board of Management 

Dr. T. Manoharan

Appointed Member by the Board of Management 

Dr. L. Seneheweera

Faculty Nominee

Dr. S.R. Theaver

Faculty Nominee