Media Accuse: University Rejects
Media reported Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka avoided hoisting Buddhist flag, while evading certain other important aspects that symbolize Buddhist identity during the inauguration ceremony of the recent international conference on ‘Religious Tolerance and Harmony’. The conference held during 22nd and 23rd of April. It was organized by the department of religious studies and comparative philosophy, in collaboration with US embassy in Colombo.
However, responding to the Buddhist International, Mr. Samantha Ilangakoon, head of the department of religious studies and comparative philosophy, rejected the news and stated concerned paper article is baseless.
The Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka was opened on the 22nd of April 1982. Today the most venerable Tibbotuwawe Sumangala Thero, the chief prelate of Malwatu chapter of Sri Lanka is the chancellor of the university. Professor Venerable Gallelle Sumanasiri Thero bears the vice chancellor position.