Galboda Gnanissara Thera (Podi Hamuduruwo) was 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

Transform December 31st To A Night of Blessing and Spiritual Merit

Podi Hamuduruwo has been able to transform December 31st to a night of blessings and spiritual merit. It was usually a night of drinking and dancing for youngsters, where exorbitant sums were spent as entrance fees for clubs and venues.