13th International Conference on Pali and Buddhist Studies 2017, organized by the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, was held on 6thDecember 2017 at Sumangala Reading Hall.

Keynote speaker of this year’s conference was Prof. Maeshiro Teruaki from the Buddhist University in Kyoto, Japan. Prof. Sampath Amaratunge, Vice chancellor of the University, Prof. D. P. S. Chandrakumara, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences participated in the inauguration ceremony of the conference.

Dr. Dunesh Gunathilake, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies in the Faculty of Humanities chaired the conference with the support of Dr. Nimal Wasantha Mendis Senior Lecturer in the aforesaid Department as the secretary. Research papers on various themes under Pali and Buddhist studies including the Pali Language and Literature, Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist Culture & Civilization, Meditation, Buddhist Philosophy and Counseling, Amoghavajra Studies etc., were presented by the participants that were represented National and International Universities and Institutes.