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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 first International Conference on Linguistics in Sri Lanka organized by the Department of Linguistics of the Faculty of Humanities was held on 6 August 2015. While the Chief Guest of the conference was the Vice Chancellor of the University, the key note address was delivered by Prof. KNO Dharmadasa, a pioneering professor of Sinhala language and a former Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Peradeniya University.  A special lecture was delivered by Prof. MJS Wijerathna, the Chairperson of the Research Council.  The Deans of the faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, the Head of the Department of Linguistics, academic staff, presenters of the conference and undergraduates were present at this occasion. 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.