17th International Conference of Pali and Buddhist Studies (ICPBS) 2024

17th International Conference on Pali and Buddhist Studies (ICPBS) 2024 Towards a Harmonious and Sustainable World: Insights from Buddhist Philosophy



Organized by The Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences University of Sri Jayewardenepura

The International Conference on Pali and Buddhist Studies, organized by the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, aims to provide a platform for academicians in Buddhist studies and related disciplines to discuss and exchange ideas on novel research and important issues related to Buddhist studies. The conference aims to foster a forum for scholars to exchange knowledge and interact, preserving Pali and Buddhist Studies’ purity from external trends and interpreting its universal potential for authentic socialization. It also aims to develop an internationally accepted academic culture in the humanities.

The massive response to our research conference dealt with certain areas related to Pali and Buddhist Studies and related subjects including Pali Language and Literature, Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist Civilization and Culture, Buddhist Psychology and Counseling, Buddhist Education, Buddhist Heritage and Tourism and any other relevant areas on Humanities and Social Sciences.

This year’s conference will be chaired by Ven. Lecturer Dr.M.Dhammasiri Thero. The Secretary of the conference is Lecturer Ms P. Gayathri.

Conference Committee

  • Conference Chair- Ven. Lecturer Dr.M.Dhammasiri Thero
  • Conference Secretary -Lecturer Ms P. Gayathri

Advisory Board

  • Professor Elamaldeniye Sarananda Thero (HOD)
  • Senior Professor Magammana Pannananda Thero (Chair Professor)

Academic Staff and Reviewers

  • Professor Naimbala Dhammadassi Thero
  • Professor Madagampitiye Wijithadhamma Thero
  • Professor Medagoda Abhayathissa Thero
  • Professor K. A. Weerasena
  • Professor Dunesh Indrarathna Gunathilaka
  • Professor Wasantha Mendis
  • Professor Panahaduwe Yasassi Thero
  • Professor Gamini Rathnasri
  • Dr. Kumbuke Chandaloka Thero
  • Dr. Matibembiye Dhammasiri Thero
  • Lecturer Charith Mudalige

Conference Tracks

  • Pali Language and Literature
  • Buddhist Philosophy
  • Buddhist Civilization and Culture
  • Buddhist Psychology and Counseling
  • Buddhist Education
  • Buddhist Heritage and Tourism

Important Dates

Deadline for submitting Abstracts: 15th of October 2023 Notification of Acceptance:15th of November 2023 Submission of Revised Abstract: 01st of December 2023 Conference date:11th of January 2024

Submission Guidelines

Papers can be presented in Sinhala, English and Pali languages Word Limit: 400-500 Words Foreigners can do the presentation of the research via Zoom. Abstracts should be forwarded to icpbs@sjp.ac.lk


  • Local Presenter LKS 3000
  • Foreign Presenter US$ 30

Please mention the name of ICPBS 2023 in the remark column and send the receipt to the following Email. icpbs@sjp.ac.lk

Payment Details

  • Bank: People’s Bank
  • Account Number: 097-2-002-5-000-2562
  • Branch: Gangodawila


Download the Payment Details


Contact Conference

  • Chair Ven. Dr. M. Dhammasiri Lecturer +94 71 817 4259
  • Conference Secretary P.Gayathri Lecturer +94 71 37 00 834