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Service Project

The Service Project is a mandatory course for all the undergraduates at SIBA. It aims to develop and improve soft skills and empathy. By performing social service, undergraduates are expected to actively demonstrate an understanding of socially Engaged Buddhism. Not only will they provide service, they will gain experience in working together for the good of the community. These projects transform the undergraduate who mostly had bookish education for understand and accommodate humanity meaningful their lives.

  • on20th October 2017
    SIBA Campus Convocation Ceremony 2017

    Over 500 students marked the successful culmination of their ‎undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at a gala Convocation Ceremony held on 20th October 2017 at the SIBA auditorium , Pallekele, Kundasale . It was dedicated to the first batch of Graduates in B.SC. (INFORAMATION TECHNOLOGY). Student achievements were recognized across a range of programs including MA in Buddhist Studies, BA (Special) Degree in Buddhist Leadership, BA (Special) Degree in Pali , BSc Degree in Information Technology and Higher Diploma/ Diploma Programmes in several disciplines.
    The Chief Guest was Sri Tharanjith singh sandhu (H.E. the Higher Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka) .Other distinguish guests were Ven. Dr. Saddhammajothikadhaja Niyangoda Sri Vijithasiri Anu Nayaka Theoro of Malwathu Maha Viharaya, Ven. Wendaruwe Sri Upali Anu Nayaka Thero of Asgiri Maha Viharaya, Ms.Radha Venkatraman Assistant ( Higher Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka ) , Mr. Mahendra Ratwatte (Board Director of SIBA and Former Mayor Of Kandy) , Mr. C.W.Karunarathne ( Board Director of SIBA and Secretary General Sri Dalada Maligawa) , Mr.Gamini Ranjith Bandara ( Board Director of SIBA and Director Foreign Affairs Sri Dalada Maligawa) and Dr. Palitha Kohona , (Board Director of SIBA and former Secretary/Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the government of Sri Lanka). Eminent educationist, Dr. Upali Sedere (Rector/SIBA) conducted the proceedings.

  • on28th July 2017
    SIBA Campus staged the Drama “Sanda Kinduru”

    SIBA Campus staged the drama “Sanda KInduru” on 28th July 2017 in Hindu Cultural Hall, Kandy. Written in English and produced with a blend of Sri Lankan, American theatre and Digital technology, this project carried a blissful purpose of presenting the vision of Buddhism to the international platform.

    “Sanda Kinduru” was a fruitful result of an experimental project carried out by the Department of English of SIBA with a of Fulbright scholar from USA. The drama was directed by Fulbright Prof. Daryl Harris, Professor of Performance Art at Northern Kentucky University, USA and his team, with limited advisory of a reputed expert in theatre, Mr. Jananath Bandara. An added vibrance to the drama was brought on by the expertise music direction of Mr. Darshana Bodhikotuwa, and with the mastery make up of Mr. R.S Perera. The credit goes to Ms Buddhi Ariyaratne who worked on the script to keep to the intrinsic innate message of the ‘Samasaric’ benevolent love between the Gauthama Sidharatha and Yosodara of the Sandakinduru Buddhist Jathaka tail and also to ensure the digital backgrounds, music and lighting is well blended. The English Drama based on a Jathaka Story with a blend of Sri Lankan and American theatre and blending with digital technology is the dream of Dr. Upali Sedere, the Rector of the Sri Lankan Buddhist academy. It is the generous and untiring efforts by all academic of the English Department and the backing by the non-academic staff of SIBA Campus made this possible.

    The event was a perfect reflection of SIBA Campus undergraduates’ abilities which are not limited only to the scope of the academics. The humongous success of this aesthetical fiesta was evident by the overwhelmingly positive remarks and comments given by the audience.

  • on06th July 2017

    The department of INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY of SIBA Campus, Pallekele, Kundasale organized “Innovior 2017” the first IT exhibition in collaboration with the Zonal Education office Kandy on 6th July 2017. The exhibition was focused on Innovations, creative presentations, digital arts, animations and drama.
    In the category of innovations, 30 students from 11 schools took part. Winners were chosen from two streams: Software innovations and Robotic innovations. Twenty dramas presented by the schools related to IT were part of the exhibition. Similarly, winners in all other categories were also chosen by two eminent panels of judges.
    The exhibition was declared open by the Provincial Director of Education Mr.Thilak Ekanayake. Over 1000 school students visited the exhibition and took part at a motivational session which was conducted by Mr.Kelum Weligama under the topic of “Why we are learning?” The closing ceremony and the prize giving were held on 7th July 2017 with the participation of Prof. S.H.P.P Karunarathne, the Director of the National Institute of Fundamental Studies.

  • 01June 2017
    SIBA Flood Relief Campaigns

    SIBA volunteered with scores of students and staff members to engage in relief work in EHELIYAGODA in the Ratnapura district, Galle and Matara in the Southern Province for those who were affected by recent floods and landslides. It organized two campaigns consecutively. The 01st campaign was coordinated by the Department of Buddhist Studies and held at disaster affected areas in Galle and Matara on 31st of May. The 02nd campaign was held in Karandana Village, Eheliyagoda on 01st June with the participation of SIBA teams belong to several departments. Teams collected medicines, sanitary needs, dry rations, bottled water, milk food, biscuits and clothes. Donations were received from SIBA Damma School, staff welfare society, students, staff and Kengalle neighborhood which were distributed among those who were affected. The staff and students visited Karandana village and expressed condolences at the loss of their loved once and distributed food, water, clothes and sanitation. The Students and student monks were engaged in this meritorious act in Galle and Matara. It was not only the distribution of relief but was engaged in cleaning up the wells and houses too.

  • 22May 2017
    SIBA Buddhist Studies students do service project for cancer patients

    Buddhist Studies students of SIBA Campus visited Kandy Cancer home on Tuesday 22nd of May, as a care giving for the cancer patients. Students had a heart to heart with the patients to pair the lonely intervals to offer the warmth, comfort and blessings they are seeking for. Our student monks chanted pirith and tied blessed strings on the hands of laity with the intend of blessing the beloved cancer patients and to elevate their consciousness and for positive beneficial effects on their minds and bodies. More than 50 students and student monks along with the departmental staff arrived at Cancer home early by 05:00 pm with more than 30 bags filled with care and comfort items and food and beverages. Many monks who participated on the event donated for the cancer fund then and there. According to the request made by Chairman of the Cancer home, it has been decided to send counselors from SIBA campus to Cancer Home, Kandy for brainstorming sessions. At the end of the program, students and lectures received appreciations from the cancer home staff. Mr. Mohan Samarakoon the Chairman of the cancer home said “the service project was a perfect example of partnering with the community.” “I think it's a wonderful thing, Elderly parents in this home like me, surely was privileged to be blessed by the Buddhist monks” one mother who surviving from cancer mentioned at the end of the session. "As students, I’m sure everyone got the feeling that they did something right today. Particularly this is a value addition to each of them and their self-developments." said Mr. Sarath Chandrasekara, Assistant Professor and Head of Buddhist Studies.

  • 10May 2017
    SIBA Vesak 2017

    Vesak, one of the core events in Buddhism, is a colorful religious festival in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankans gathers together in every month of May to celebrate the Life of Gautama Buddha and his realization of this life. On this sacred day, the inter department Vesak Lantern Competition organized by the students of SIBA campus was held at Campus premises on 10th of May 17 to make this Vesak a truly a celebration. This competition was a great opportunity for teams to exhibit their creative skills and to celebrate the festival of lights commemorated by Buddhists the world over. The competition showcased brilliant lantern designs, which were admired by the SIBA management and judge panel. The guests of honor for this event were Mr. R.S. Perera, Mr.N.Nanayakkara and Dr.Perera.

  • 22April 2017
    SIBA six a side Cricket Tournament 2017

    ‘SIBA Gangsters’ and ‘Black Thunders’ emerged men’s and women’s champions respectively in the annual six a side cricket tournament of SIBA Campus, Pallekele, which was worked off at the Kengalle Maha Vidyalaya grounds on 22nd of April. Six women’s teams and seven men teams took part in the tournament. The men’s champion SIBA Gangsters team was led by former Sylvestrian and Kandy district player Ruwantha Ekanayake, while the women’s winners, Black Thunders were captained by Sandareka. Dr.Upali Sedare, the Rector and CEO of SIBA Campus was the chief guest and presented the main awards.

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