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Services to Buddhism and charitable work

  • From his early years to the end of his life, he closely associated eminent scholars among the Buddhist clergy, including Ven. Kosgoda Dhammavamsa thero (Head of the Amarapura Nikaya), Ven. Bambarande Siri Seevali thero , Ven. Kotahene Pannakitti thero, Ven. Kamburupitiye Vanaratana thero, Ven. Nattandiye Pannakara thero, Ven. Kirivattuduwe Pragnasara thero, and Ven. Kamburugamuwe Vajira thero (all of the Vidyalankara Pirivena), Ven. Labuduwe Siridhamma thero (Getambe Rajopavanaramaya) and others.
  • He volunteered his services to the Sri Dalada Maligava, which included designing 2 museums and the website.
  • He was Honorary Chairperson, Board of Education, International Institute of Advanced Buddhist Studies (Dharmacakra Vidyapita), Getambe Rajopavanaramaya. This was a centre of higher learning in Buddhism with an International Bhikku Training Foundation, facilitating study and research, it aimed for advancement and propagation of knowledge and expertise of Buddhism. Many novice monks from Sri Lanka and other countries such as Nepal and Thailand were trained here.
  • He was instrumental in organizing several meditation retreats at the Gatambe Rajopavanaramaya where the participants were from various countries such as Germany and USA as well as Sri Lankan catholic clergy (in the early 1980s).
  • He supervised the buildings of the Dharmacakra Vidyapita and created a Buddha statue in the Sarnath style at the Getambe Rajopavanaramaya.
  • He facilitated 2 temples, one in his hometown of Wanawasala, Kelaniya, and the other, the Getambe Rajopavanaramaya, to obtain bo-tree saplings from the revered Sri Maha Bodhi in Anuradhapura; these are thriving bodhi trees in their own right today, inspiring many devotees.
  • He was the Founder Chairperson (1977-1981) of මහනුවර ළමාරක්ෂක බෞද්ධ සමිතිය, a registered charity, which ran an orphanage. By 2003, there were 35 orphaned children being cared for in this home.
  • At the age of 55 he donated blood to save the life of a leukaemic child at Kandy Hospital.
  • He donated his invaluable library of books to the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology (PGIAR) Colombo, for the use of students and researchers. This collection is preserved under his name at the PGIAR Library, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo.
    • 1st consignment – 2017
    • 2nd consignment (posthumously) – 2019