Parama Dhamma Chetiya - Pirivena

Past Incumbents

The list of the Past Incumbents of Parama Dhamma Chetiya Pirivena Ratmalana since its beginning. ...
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Past Principals

The list of the Past Principals of Parama Dhamma Chetiya Pirivena Ratmalana since its beginning. ...
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Special Events

Special Events That Took Place in Parama Dhamma Chetiya Pirivena Ratmalana from the beginning. &n...
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Religious Services

Poyaday Program Every Full Moon Poya day Observing sil, Meditation programs, Sermons and ceremoni...
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The First Institute of Buddhist Education(Pirivena) of Sri Lanka Founded in the 19th Century (1841).

Located in a serene environment at Ratmalana, Colombo district this was the seat of Buddhist Education in 19th century (Under British Rule) in Sri Lanka. It is the birthplace of two National Universities namely, Vidyodaya Pirivena (currently University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka) and Vidyalankara Pirivena (currently University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka). The founder of Parama Dhamma Chetiya Pirivena was Ven. Walane Sri Siddartha Maha Thera (1811-1868). This Pirivena (School for novice monks) was established in 1841. It was started with a small humble kuti (hut) built at this location. Gradually this institute gained faith and fame from people of this country and abroad. From the beginning it became the foremost and leading Training Centre in the country for Buddhist monks. It is because of its well organized system of oriental and occidental education that it became popular as a centre of learning as well as propagating Buddhism here and abroad. This Pirivena has produced many learned Buddhist intellectuals who did a great service to this country. Today it is a well recognized International Buddhist Education centre for novice monks from Sri Lanka and abroad, and a leading temple in the area with all the facilities including a meditation centre which provide services to Buddhist devotees.

Latest News

 6.00 AM – Conducting  Sil observance  and Buddha pooja  Rev.Mawanane Pannatissa Thera ,Honorary Principal of Parama Dhamma Chetiya Pirivena    8.00 AM –  Meditation program                        09.30 AM-  Dhamma sermon Rev Raluwe Pathmasiri Thera,  Professor Post Graduate Institute, University of Kelaniya   10.45 AM- Poya day discussion conducted by Sil observers committee   11.00 […]

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The prize giving of the Sri Siddhartha Daham school of Parama Dhamma Chetiya Pirivena was held on 18th Feb 2018 under the advise and guidance of Chief Incumbent, Director Rev.Dr Maitipe Wimalasara Thera . The meeting was presided by Rev Pimbure Uditha Thera ,Mahanayaka of Sri Kalyani Samagri Dharma Maha Sanghasabha. Among other venerables, Rev […]

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The 6th Annual General meeting of Parama Dhamma Chetiya Pirivena Temple Conservation Fund was held on 20th January 2018, at the Dammashala under the chairmanship of Rev. Dr Maitipe Wimalasara Nayaka Thera with the participation of large number of members, invitees and dayakas of the temple.   Chief invitee for the occasion was Rev Wilegoda […]

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