Faculty of Humanities

The academic tradition and the history of the Faculty of Humanities dates back to the inception of the Vidyalankara Pirivena. Vidyalankara Higher Educational centre was established in 1875 by the initiative of the most venerable Sri Dharmaloka Thero and upgraded as the Vidyalankara University in 1959. the The most venerable Kiriwaththuduwe Sri Pangnasara Thero was the first vice chancellor of the Vidyalankara University. Today, the former Faculties of the Pirivena, the faculty of Languages, the Faculty of Buddhism and the Faculty of Arts come under the aegis of the Faculty of Humanities. More...


Taking into account requests from prospective participants at ICLSL 2015, it has been decided to extend the deadline for abstract submission at The 1st International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka, August 6th and 7th, 2015.
The extended deadline for abstract submission is April 15th, 2015. Authors are kindly invited to submit 300-word abstracts by email to ling@kln.ac.lk. Authors will be notified regarding the acceptance of their abstracts after reviewing. More...


The first international conference on Christian Studies of the Department of Western Classical Culture and Christian Culture will be held on the 3rd and 4th of July 2015. The Keynote speaker will be Prof. John Brewer of Queen's University, Belfast. He is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy (2004), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2008), an Academician in the Academy of Social Sciences (2003), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (1998) and he was a former President of the Sociologists Association of UK (2009-2012).

Papers are invited from the scholars in the field of Christian Studies, particularly in the areas of Biblical Studies, History of Christianity, Reception of Vatican II, Christian Thought, Christian Art and Literature, Theology of Peace, Feminist Theology and Theology of Environment.