The Sanskrit language occupies an important place among the classical languages that still have a historical value, besides being replete with rich literary and semantic qualities.


Vasthuvidya958 and then it was known as Vidyalankara University. Department of Sanskrit flourishes as one of its earliest departments. The founder head of the Department was the erudite Scholar, 

In Sri Lanka this the only University which has a Department of Sanskrit & Eastern Studies in the Sinhala medium. The Department of Sanskrit is situated at K20 of the Building complex of the Faculty of Humanities. There are five competent Lecturers on the permanent staff. And also there is one visiting Professor, two temporary lecturers and two visiting lecturers. More than fifty students are studying in the department at present. Above five postgraduate students are doing their researchwork under guidance of the lecturers of this department. An annual journal named "SADHANA" is published by the Sanskrit Student's associations. The Department provides facilities for students to obtain B.A., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., degrees. In addition to this,    there are certificate and diploma courses for foreign students. As well as there is no perquisite for these two courses.

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