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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.........


Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities will host the First International conference on Linguistics from 6th to7th August 2015 in the University of Kelaniya premises, Sri Lanka.
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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. More.........