SIBA-DCI Research Centre

SIBA Pallekele, Kundasale 20168 Sri Lanka

SIBA-DCI Research Centre, funded by Dhammachai Institute (DCI), Thailand, was established at Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy (SIBA), Pallekele, Kundasale, Sri Lanka, as part of the Dhammachai Tipitaka Project in Thailand, in 2010. An MOU was signed between SIBA of Sri Dalada Maligawa and DCI of Wat Phra Dhammakaya Thailand at SIBA on 24 August 2010 with the participation of the Most Venerable Udugama Sri Dhammadassi Ratanapala Buddharakkhitabhidhana Mahanayake Mahathera, Supreme Patron of SIBA, the Most Venerable Dr. Somchai Thanavuddho, Director of Dhammachai Institute, Hon. Dr. Pradeep Nilanga Dela, Chairman of SIBA, and Prof. G.A. Somaratne, Rector of SIBA. Under this agreement, SIBA-DCI Research Centre has carried out its research activities since October 2010. The Centre promotes research activities at SIBA in general by developing a Research Library for the use of the researchers as well as the students and staff of SIBA. The main research activity is to translate the volumes of the Dhammachai Pali Tipitaka edition and also the Pali commentaries into both English and Sinhala. The translation is carried out by a team of Pali and Tipitaka scholars. The Centre is run by a Director, Deputy-Director and a Coordinator.