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.

SPECIAL RELIGIOUS SERVICE AT GANGARAMA, TO BLESS JAPAN

A series of special religious service will be held at Gangarama¬† Monatery to bless Japan and its people to invoke the protection of the Triple Gem and the deities. Commemorative […]

Sri Jinarathane Industrial College commemorates 30 years of education

Industrial and Trade Exhibition Held on 18th, 19th and 20th of December 2009 From 4p.m to 11p.m Exhibition of Weaponry Recovered from the North and East by the Armed Forces […]