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Dhamma School

සිරි වජිරාරාම දහම්පාසල

MOST VEN. THRIKUNAMALE ANANDA MAHA NAYAKA THERO

දැක්ම:

“සුනාථ ධාරෙථ චරාථ ධමෙමෙ”

(අසවු – දරවු- දම් හැසිරෙව් එදම්හි)

Vision:

“Sunatha Dharetha Charatha Dhamme”

The Daham Pasala where weekly Buddhist

Over 3,000 students attend the Siri Vajirarama Daham Pasala which has a proud record of over 90 years – 94 to be exact. Held every Sunday, the school has a teaching staff of 115.

Established in 1918 by the Most Ven, Pelene Vajiranana Maha Nayaka Thero, the school has been in existence without a break under the patronage of the illustrious chief prelates of Vajiraramaya. Devoted laymen and monks have served as heads of the school. The name of W E Perera is recorded as the head master of the school for a number of years from 1941. Among others who served in this capacity in later years were Ven. Ampitiye Rahula Maha Thero (1955), Ven. Dikwelle Mahinda Maha Thero (1962), Sirimevan Piyasinghe (1983), Ven. Daranagama Kusaladhamma Thero (1991) and Ven. Kamburugamuwe Mahanaga Thero (2017).

In 1993, Ven Gangodawila Soma Thero was appointed director of the school by the Most Ven Madihe Pannasiha Maha Nayaka Thero who was also chief prelate of Vajiraramaya.

Starting from 2018, Ven Kamburugamuwe Mahanaga Thero is appointed as new director of school. Further more Ven. Meegoda Sukitha Thero is the currently appointed head of the school.

In order to mold the younger generation into becoming useful future citizens, work in the school is done according to a planned program. While teaching Buddhism and training the students for examinations conducted by the Ministry of Buddha Sasana takes pride of place, much attention is paid to religious and social services and cultural activities as well.

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