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, Morning Buddha pooja Rev.Mawanane Pannatissa Thera ,Honorary Principal of Parama Dhamma Chetiya Pirivena 8.00 AM –  Meditation program Rev. HapathgamuweWimalarathana Thera, Vijayaramaya, Ratmalana 09.00 AM-Dhamma sermon Rev. KarambankulameSiridhamma Thera, Principal ParamaDhammaChetiyaPirivena 10.30 AM- Poya Day discussion- by Sil observer’s committee 11.00 AM- Buddha Pooja followed by Sanghika and Sil Dana […]

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Kathina Wasthra pooja of Parama Dhamma Chetiyain this year to be held on 08th of October withthe advice and guidance of Chief Incumbent Rev.Dr. Maitipe Wimalasara Nayaka Thera. Chief Benefactor of Kathina Pinkamathis year is Mr Seeladasa Soysa and Mrs Vineetha Soysaof Hena Road, Mount Lavinia. The Program of this meritorious event is as follows; […]

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As per the advise and guidance of Chief Incumbent Rev.Dr. MaitipeWimalasaraNayaka Thera, inauguration Ceremony of fully renovated Avasa residence of Mahasangha at ParamaDhammaChetiyaVihara, founded by  Most Rev. Walane Sri SidharthaMaha Thera, which has a history of over 175 years, isscheduled to be heldon Friday 06th October 2017 at 6:00p.m. This Great occasion will be attended […]

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