Buddhist teachings endowed with Pariyatti, theoretical understanding of Dhamma obtained through reading, study, and learning, Paipatti: the practice of Dhamma, and Paivedha: Direct, first-hand realization of the Dhamma, aimed at welfare, benefit, and happiness of the many is widely regarded as one of the greatest teachings taught by the Gautama Buddha Department of Pli and Buddhist Studies, Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy, SIBA Campus, plays a vital role in promoting Pali and Buddhist Studies in the University curriculum, and producing skilful, efficient, qualified scholars in Pali and Buddhist Studies. With the view of providing students with sufficient philosophical and practical knowledge and experience on Buddhist Studies, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies offers a number of Degree, Higher Diploma/ Diploma, and Certificate study programmes with the blessings and patronage of the Sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic.
B.A. Special Degree in Buddhist Leadership is designed with national and international in scope, grounded on Buddhist principles, and designed to produce local, and international religious, social, and political leaders who are simultaneously Dhamma practitioners and disseminators. The 4 year programme comprises of;
Pali is regarded as one of the most significant languages in which the authentic Buddhist Teachings have been encapsulated and entitled as Pali Tipitaka. This course aims at producing graduates who could cater to the local and international demand for Pali Buddhist scholars and disseminators of Dhamma as scholars who are inspired by the spirit of original Buddhist Teachings. The core of the B.A. Special Degree in Pali comprises of;
BA General Degree that offers as a three major subject degree, aims at producing graduates possessing a sound knowledge and understanding of the subjects they learn. A student can select either two subjects with the third subject as a floating subject or can select three fixed subjects from the below list of subjects that SIBA currently offers under B.A. General Degree,