14th convocation of Buddhist and Pali University

Lanka Daily News, Dec 9, 2004

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The fourteenth convocation of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka will be held at 2 p.m. on December 31 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall. The convocation will be held under the patronage of Most Ven. Weweldeniye Sri Medhalankara Maha Nayake Thera of the Ramanya Nikaya of Sri Lanka and Maha Mahopadhyaya of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.

237 degrees of M.Phil., Postgraduate degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Bachelor of Arts will be awarded at this convocation to those who have been successful at the examinations held in the years 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003, states a press release by the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka.

Graduands of the foreign institute of Singapore registered under this University are also expected to have their degrees awarded at this convocation.

The awarding of the Honorary degree of "Sahithya Chakkrawarthy" (Doctor of Literature) to the following two Parivenadipathi Theras who has been serving two leading Pirivenas of this country will be a special feature of the convocation. Ven. Pandit Akuratiye Sri Amarawansa Nayake Thera Parivenadhipathi, Vidyodaya Pirivena.

Ven. Welamitiyawe Sri Kusaladhamma Nayake Thera Parivenadhipathi, Vidyalankara Pirivena, The Chancellor, University of Kelaniya.

The convocation address is scheduled to be delivered by Ven. Welamitiyawe Sri Kusaladhamma Nayaka Thera the Chancellor of University of Kelaniya. Local and foreign invitees including Ambassadors representing Japan, China, South Korea, Thailand, Pakistan, Burma, India, Bangladesh and Nepal are to be invited to be present at the convocation.