16th International Conference on Pali and Buddhist Studies (ICPBS) 2023

16th International Conference on Pali and Buddhist Studies (ICPBS) 2023

Organized by

The Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Sri Jayewardenepura


About the Conference

16th International Conference on Pali and Buddhist Studies organized by the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will be held on 28th February 2023 at the Sumangala auditorium.

This research symposium will be attended by the Vice-chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura; Senior Prof. Sudantha Liyanage; Keynote Speaker; Associate Prof. Rangama Chandawimala Thero, Buddhist College of Singapore, 88, Bright Hill Road, 574117, Singapore. Guest of Honor: Ven. Dr. Pannila Ananda Nayaka Thero, Abbot, Aththanagalla Rajamaha Viharaya, Aththanagalla. Houston Buddhist Vihara in USA, Theravada Buddhist Vihara in Taiwan, Secretary of Dharma Vijaya Buddhis Vihara in Los Angeles, USA, Head of the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies; Prof. Elamaldeniye Sarananda Thero, academic members and a large number of distinguished guests.

This year’s conference will be chaired by Ven. Senior Lecturer Kudakathnoruwe Vineetha Thero. The Secretary of the conference is Ven Dr. Witharandeniye Chandasiri Thero.


Conference Committee

Conference Chair

Chair, Senior Lecturer Kudakathnoruwe Vineetha Thero

Conference Secretary

Secretary Dr. Witharandeniye Chandasiri Thero

Advisory Board

Professor Elamaldeniye Sarananda Thero (HOD)

Senior Professor Magammana Pannananda Thero (Chair Professor)

Academic Staff and Reviewers

Professor Naimbala Dhammadassi 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 Counselling
  • Buddhist Education
  • Buddhist Heritage and Tourism


Important Dates

Deadline for submitting Abstracts

15th January 2023

Notification of Acceptance

30th January 2023

Conference date

28th February 2023


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 2000

Foreign Presenter             US$ 10


Account Number

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


Account Number                         097-1-001-50005005

Beneficiary’s Name                    Art faculty Development Fund

Bank Name                                    People’s Bank, Sri Lanka

Branch Name                                Gangodawila.


For Foreign Transfers

Bank SWIFT Code                         PSBKLKLX


For Local Transfer

Bank Code                                      7135

Branch Code                                 097




Senior Lecture Kudakathnoruwe Vineetha Thero


Voice +947149688


Conference Secretary

Dr. Witharandeniye Chandasiri Thero


Voice +94714932942