Sunday, 03 March 2024

The Inauguration of the Diploma in Buddhist Psychology and Counseling

The inauguration ceremony of the 6th Batch of the Diploma in Buddhist Psychology and Counseling, 2024 conducted by the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies of the University of Kelaniya, was held on the 27th of January 2024 at Professor Kotahene Pragnakeerthi Nahimi Memorial Hall of the Faculty of Humanities.

Dr. Sudath Senarath, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, and Ven. Senior Professor Makuruppe Dhammananda Thero, Head of the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, graced as the chief guests of the event while Professor Emeritus Asanga Thilakaratne of the Department of Buddhist Studies, University of Colombo delivered the keynote speech. Ven. Lecturer Suriyawewa Wijayawimala Thero serves as the coordinator of the course.

The event was graced by Professor K. B. Jayawardhane, Head of the Department of Sanskrit and Eastern Studies, Senior Lecturer Anoma Rathnayaka, Head of the Department of Sports Science and Physical Education, and Academic Staff of the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies. Public officials representing various public institutes, officials of police and tri forces, teachers, and independent professionals representing various sectors participated as the students of the diploma.

 

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