Nov 08

Asokaramaya Buddhist Temple

Asokarama Maha Vihara is a temple with over 200 years of  history and culture. It offers free vocational and humanitarian services to the Sri lankan community in Kalutara and surrounding areas of Kalutara.Some of the services include,  conducting Dhamma school for the Monks and children of all ages, poya day programmes for all 12 months of the year, holding dana ceremonies annually to over 50 Buddhist priests, attending dana ceremonies weekly upon invitation of the Buddhist devotees in Kalutara and surrounding areas,  conducting family conflict resolution service for families with domestic issues, constructing homes for the homeless families. During the tsunami disaster, the temple raised funds to create shelter and food for the homeless people in Kalutara.  The head priest of the temple Rev Parakaduwe Saranankara Thero is also the head of the Monks monetary councils of Kalutara and Colombo districts.

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