The Sri Vijaya Saugatha Vidyalaya Pirivena (Study centre for Buddhist monks)
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. 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.. The subjects thought 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 Ven.Panadure Vijithanandathera manage and control the all over process of the pirivena.
Message Of the Director Of Pirivena
Most Ven.Panadure Wijithananda thero ( Director and chief incumbent of Sri Vijayasaugatha Vidayalaya MahaPirivena Walana-Panadura )
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
Staff Of The Pirivena
PRINCIPAL OF THE PIRIVENA
Ven.Pinwaththe Anuruddha thero VICE PRINCIPAL OF THE PIRIVENA
Ven.Kotadupe Sumana Thero TEACHERS
Ven.HegodaVipassi Thero Ven.Hapugoda Piyankaratissa thero Ve.Thalangalle Rathana thero Ven.Avissawelle Padumarathana thero Ven.Uyanabedde Mudithawamsa thero Ven.Eriyawe Managala thero Ven.Yalagamuwe Silarathana thero LAY TEACHERS
Mr.Chathura Siwapriya Mr.RasangaBuddhika
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