Sri Vijaya Saugatha Vidyalaya Maha Pirivena, Panadura, Sri Lanka 1
Homage to the Blessed One, the Worthy One, the Highest Self Enlightened One!
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While preserving the classic education tradition of Sri Lanka, to create a congregation of priest and lay citizens full of knowledge, attitudes and skills suitable for the contemporary requirements.
Execution of functions for maintaining the Pirivena education institutions as a system of creating a body of virtuous and disciplined priests who can support the wellbeing of Theravada monastic society and a body of citizens with the self—actualization of Sri Lankan identity.
The Sri Vijaya Saugatha Vidyalaya Pirivena of Panadura (Study centre for Buddhist monks) is a renowned academic institution which
has earned a name and fame for its indispensable contribution to dissemination of Buddha's teachings, revival of Buddhist education, social
welfare and cultural upliftment. Though it had taken root as a fully fledged Buddhist temple, it has eventually emerged as a dignified
academic institution. This institution was established in 1923 by the late venerable Pandit Walane Wijayananda Adikarana Nayaka Thero,
who was an eminent Buddhist dignity of that time.
The illustrious and erudite scholars who graced this institution since its inception were well versed in the Buddhist doctrine and
oriental languages and literature. With the auspices and able guidance of these scholars, this institution became the abode for the succession
of well—accomplished Buddhist monks who were instrumental in all national, religious, social and cultural activities of the people in the area.
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The next chief incumbent of the institution, the late prelate Right Reverend Madupitiye Sri Medhananda Adikarana Nayaka Thero who rendeved
a yeoman service to the sasana was an eloquent preacher of the Dhamma. He had won the hearts of all the people including non—buddhists in
the island through his many captivatingly simple and savoury Dhamma sermons over the radio.
Thus the sri vijaya saugatha vidyalaya pirivena was a distinguished Buddhist academic institution in the country which has endowed
the sasana with a lineage of erudite Buddhist monks were versed in Buddhist doctrine and ethics, thereby shouldering the formidable noble
task of ensuring the long existence and stability of the Buddha sasana.
The present chief incumbent venerable panadure vijithananda Thero took the initiative to revive the past glory of the institution by
reopening the pirivena which had been defunct for some time. He is deeply commited and is working conscientiously with firm determination to
continue the many religious, academic, social and cultural services carried out by the institution on a wider scale. To ensure this, he has
valiantly undertaken the formidable task of producing a generation of well—informed, disciplined and capable Buddhist monks. In view of this,
venerable vijithananda has drawn up an action plan for developing the institution further by setting up a few affiliated bodies to execute
different tasks effectively and efficiently. As a result the institution has grown in to a large organization having streamlined its activities
through several functional divisions with more specific scopes of work.
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The subjects taught include Buddhism, Pali,Sanscrit, Mathematics Thripitaka Dharma, Social Science, Health Science, Computer Science
English and Tamil according to the curricula of Department of Education, Sri Lanka. Further more, Special agenda is in action to set up an
environment conductive for bhikku disciplinary matters or BhikkuVinaya . The facility has been equipped with a library having wide selection
books and magazines, Seminar Hall and Computer & Media Unit except ordinary provision. The institution is considered as the best MahaPirivena in
Kalutara district expanding its horizons wider across the region with diversified educational and cultural services.
Currently in Pirivena more than 120 Students including monks and layperson doing their education with great success. And the staff with various
qualification and well experienced as well. 12 teachers teach their and Most Venerable Panadure Vijithanandathera manage and control the all over process of the pirivena.
Message Of the Director Of Pirivena
Most Venerable Panadure Wijithananda Thero (Director and Chief Incumbent of Sri Vijayasaugatha Vidayalaya Maha Pirivena Walana, Panadura, Sri Lanka)
▶“Thai Donation in Panadura, Sri Lanka.” Click on the video to play it.
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The spiritually developed man can only be molded by religion. As such, the task of building a
spiritually elevated society rests on the shoulders of religious leaders.Religion helps create
a virtuous society. Therefore, the building a morally up right human being is the noble objective
of religion. Hence through our pirivena we provided great services to lay and young monks to
fulfill their education requirements including traditional education and new technological knowledge
as well. Specially providing all the facilities including accommodations. We will wish all the
success of the students.