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History

History About Rajopawanaramaya

The Historical Peradeniya Gatambe Rajopawanaramaya is a world famous landmark This place was built on the international stage by the late Labuduwe Siridhamma Thera In the presence of Dr. Labudu Siridhamma Thero, the Chief incumbent of the temple, Ven. Keppitiyagoda Siri Vimala Thera, who was appointed to the Rajapawanaramaya after his dignitaries, has safeguarded his position in front of the Rajapovanaramaya state power.Prof. Siridhamma thero, converting all the physical and human resources required for the Dharma Chakra Faculty as an international Bhikkhu activity covering Rajapavanaramaya covering the Vihara while trying to fulfill the mission of a group by overcoming a country exceeding the world. We can see it in a very small area Looking at the attractive construction complex.The sole efforts of Ven. Keppitiyagoda Siri Vimala Thera to fulfill all aspects of the sacred area will have the benefit of the general public.


Chief Incumbents

Rajopawanaramaya

Ven. Yatalamaththe Sri Dharma Chandrakeerthi Amarawansha Thera(1938-1957)

In 1938 Ven. Yatalamatte Amarawansa Thera became the Chief Incumbent at the temple and developed the site further and founded the Getambe Rajopavanaramaya. Ven. Amarawansa Thera had two disciples, namely Ven. Labuduwe Sin Dhamma Thera and Ven. Keppitiyagoda Siriwirnala Thera, who were entrusted with his vision to establish a higher education centre for Bhikkhus in the temple grounds.


Ven.Labuduwe Siridhamma Thera

After the demise of Ven. Amarawansa Thera in 1957, Ven. Dr. Labuduwe Siri Dhamma Thera became the Chief Incumbent. He was a great scholar, specialising in five languages and having two university degrees as well as a Ph. D. from Oxford, England. Ven. Siri Dhamma Thera founded the notable Dharma Chakra Vidya Peeta attached to the temple which became a world renowned centre of higher education for foreign Bhikkhus, especially those from Nepal and Bangladesh. The centre also drew lay intellectuals from worldwide. and they received an education in Buddhism and participated in meditation sessions.


Chandrakeerthi Sri Amarawansha Kappetiyagoda siriwimala thera

Incumbent



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Ven. Keppitiyagoda Siriwimala thera is the chief incumbent of Rajopawanaramaya temple, Getambe .Venerable Siriwimala thera was born on 4th April 1931. Ven. Keppitiyagoda Siriwimala thera received his Upasampada – Higher Ordination in 1954 at Udhakukhkhepa Seema Malaka, Kelaniya and came to Getambe Rajopawanaramaya temple in 1957 . Venerable Siriwimala thera became the chief incumbent in 1985 , and has shouldered the steady development of the temple since then.

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