SIBA - Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy

SIBA is a project of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa) and was initiated with the blessings of the Most Venerable Prelates of both the Malwatta and Asgiriya Chapters of Siyam Nikaya of the Buddhist Sangha in Sri Lanka, by Hon. Pradeep Nilanga Dela, the Chief Lay Custodian or the Diyawadena Nilame of Sri Dalada Maligawa. Established in February 2009, it acquires its singular significance and uniqueness particularly among Sri Lankans and Buddhists in general due to its association with Sri Dalada Maligawa.

SIBA is located at Kundasale, Pallekele, 08 kilometers away from Kandy, and located on a picturesque 27 acre extent of land at Pallekele bordering Kandy- Teldeniya main road, setup within a Monastic and eco-friendly Environment.


To be a leading International Buddhist University of Buddhist learning providing guidance to leadership based on the development of wisdom and inculcation of moral values.


Providing and promoting education and training to interested laypersons and members of the monastic community in Sri Lanka and abroad by creating opportunities and facilities to learn teach and apply the knowledge acquired. This will help one to realize for oneself the veracity of the teaching of the Buddha to enable them to create such understanding in others and thereby serve humanity in general.

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