International Conference on Oriental Languages (ICOL 2019)

International Conference on Oriental Languages organized by the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences was held celebrating 6oth anniversary of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura on  20th February 2019.

Prof. Sampath Amaratunge; Vice Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Cheif Guest; Vidyodaya Pariwenadhipathi Ven. Balangoda Sobhitha Thero, Prof. D. P. S. Chandrakumara; Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dr. S. A. A. M. Subasinghe; Dean of the faculty of Engineering and Dr. N.D. Wijayasundara, Librarian of the University graced the inauguration ceremony.

Prominent researchers and academics in the field of oriental languages such as Dr. Rohana Seneviratne; University of Peradeniya, Prof. Ratna Wijetunga and Dr. Lalan Kumara Jha; Nalanda Mahavihara University in India participated in the conference as Keynote speakers.

In addition Ven. Prof. Medagampitiye Wijithadhamma thero; Head of the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Mr. K. Gnanasiri Britto; Registrar of the University, heads of departments and academic members participated in the event.

This yeas conference was chaired by Prof. Ven. Medagoda Abhayatissa thero with the assistant of Mr. Dilan Panchana Jayasinghe.