Society for the Integration of Science and Human Values (SISHV)
Lanka Jatika Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamya
University of Peradeniya, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies
A new venture, this society brings together academics specializing in medicine, engineering, physics, chemistry, microbiology, psychology and psychiatry, food technology and agriculture, economics, political science, sociology, anthropology, religious studies, language, and literature with leading religious leaders belonging to all major faiths in Sri Lanka. Meeting every other month, the group explores themes in ethics and moral direction of science and technology, application of scientific methodology in moral and spiritual development, the scientific implications of key Buddhist concepts, and paranormal phenomena. Each year culminates in a comprehensive public conference to extend the dialogue as a major educational activity. The group expects to develop a series of publications based on the proceedings of meetings and conference materials. The project is hosted by the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies at the University of Peradeniya, which provides matching fund resources and Lanka Jatika Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamya.