What we do
The Unit of Pirivena Education of the N.I.E. is involved in supporting Pirivena Education Branch of the MOE curricular design and planning related to Primary Pirivena and Buddhist Seelamatha institute curriculum. The curricular blends with scientific knowledge and traditional classical education to be more relevant and effective in a fast-developing globally linked world.
Management Assistant - I
Office Aide - II
As per the Act No. 28-1985, the sole responsibility of the National Institute of Education is to plan and design the curriculum for both general education in Sri Lanka and to do research in education and for the development of teacher professionalism in particular. Pirivena education too falls into the normal cadre of general education and the National Institute of Education was not directly involved in any aspect of Pirivena education until 2017 which saw the light of the day with the advent of alternative schools of thought such as Abhayagiriya and Jethavanaya centered and based on Maha Vihara in Anuradhapura Era.
Accordingly, as per the decision No. 412.5.12 taken at the meeting No. 412 and I.M. No. 5157 held on 16.03.2017 at the N.I.E., the Unit of Pirivena Education was formally established to bolster and foster Pirivena Education, being affiliated to the Department of Sinhala of the Faculty of Languages, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Currently, the Unit of Pirivena Education of the N.I.E. is actively engaged in the process of curriculum design and planning related to both the Primary/Elementary Pirivena and Bauddha Seelamatha concurrently to the reforms in school curriculum.
Unit Head, Piriven Education Unit