Galboda Gnanissara Thera (Podi Hamuduruwo) had been ordained by Vacissara Nayake Thera on 8 November 1954 and soon became the live wire in the temple.

With the deterioration of his eye sight, Vacissara Nayaka Thera's heath declined and Podi Hamuduruwo was handed over the responsibility of running the temple affairs.

He responded well and soon expanded the activities, particularly those of the vocational centre. Realising the need for a meaningful cultural event in the City, he planned to hold a procession annually in February.

The 'Navam Perahera' attracts both local and foreign visitors and is the most talked-about cultural pageant in the City.

 
Social Services

Na Sevana Community Development Project

MEEGAHAJANDURA VILLAGE OF SOORIYAWEWA ZONE
HAMBANTOTA DISTRICT

The project is to be launched under the joint patronage of Hon. Namal Rajapaksa MP and Gangaramaya Temple for the benefit and well being of the people of the Hambantota District. The focus will be on Spiritual, Health, Educational and Economic Development.

A new progamme for those who aspire to a career in media Still Photography and Videography

A new progamme for those who aspire to a career in media Still Photography and Videography

Buddharashmi National Vesak Festival 2014

The National Vesak Festival 2014 will be organised for the eighth consecutive time in coordination with the President’s Office. The regions surrounding the Temple Trees and the Gangaramaya Temple would comprise the Vesak Zone and draw the highest participation of the general public.