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The Faculty of Humanities is a fine blend of the

East and the West in that it includes traditional

discipline associated with Buddhist and Asian

cultures, such as Pali and Buddhist Studies, Sinhala,

Tamil, Sanskrit, Hindi, Korean, Japanese and

Chinese while teaching courses in modern

European languages such as English, French,

German and Russian.

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Historically, the languages, literatures, arts and cultures have had unique roles in individual character building and in nation forming throughout the world. Yet today these roles are being expanded and challenged for more utilitarian purposes. On the one hand, subjects in the Humanities are being revolutionized, but on the other, they intrinsic developments within the disciplines of the Humanities. More.........


All Island Short Film Competition & Festival on Nativity of Christ and Social Coexistent – 2014

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The “Upanetha” Image Arts Festival, organized by the final year students of the Drama and Theatre and Image Arts Unit of the University of Kelaniya for the 17th consecutive time, commenced on the 17th
November, 2014 at Lionel Wendt Gallery in Colombo. More.........

Mr. Aruna K Gamage
, Academic staff member of the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies of the University of Kelaniya. His latest work, "Dharmavada Pariksha" (An inquiry of doctrinal controversies) earned him "Buddhist Literary Award' from Honourable prime Minister D.M.Jayarathne for the Best Academic Research at the "Buddhist Literary Awards Ceremony - 2014" on 22nd September 2014 at BMICH, Colombo.
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Native Hindi Speaker's/Scholar's visit to the Department of Hindi Studies More............

The Diploma Course in Pali & Buddhist Studies for foreign students will commence its next academic year on 19.01.2015. The Applications for this course can be downloaded from the website or can be obtained from the dept. of Pali & Buddhist Studies

Lecture series on Buddhism & Christianity organized by the Departments of Pali & Buddhist studies and Christian Culture commenced on 19th August 2014 More.........