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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...


The Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya is organizing the 2nd International Conference on the Humanities 2016, under the theme “New Directions in the Humanities: Our Engagement with the Environment”. The conference will be held on the 06th and 07th October at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Kelaniya. More...


After the success of “National Conference on General Linguistics” (NCL), the department Linguistics, University of Kelaniya organized “First International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka” (ICLSL 2015). More...


Junior Research Symposia

Pali & Buddhist Studies

Western Classical Culture and Christian Culture

English Language Teaching Unit

Sanskrit