Ven Daranagama Kusaladhamma Thera passes away

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Chief incumbent of Sri Sambodhi Viharaya, Colombo and founder of ‘The Buddhist’ TV channel Venerable Daranagama Kusaladhamma Thera passed away at the age of 54.


Educated at Royal College, Colombo, the Most Ven. Thera, read for a Masters Degree at the University of Kelaniya in Sri Lanka; and proceeded to be of Dhamma Service, as the Chief Incumbent of the Vajirarama Dhamma School in Bambalapitiya. The Most Ven. Thera, received Dhamma instruction and guidance, to be of service to the Buddha Sasana and to be of service to the Nation, from the Most Ven. Mahanayake Thera of the Amarapura sector in Sri Lanka, Aggamaha Panditha Ven. Madihe Pannaseeha Nayake thera; an erudite prelate at the time.


Ven. Daranagama Kusaladhamma Nayake Thera assumed responsibilities, as the Chief Incumbent of the Sri Sambodhi Viharaya, Colombo, from the Most Ven. Piyadassi Nayake Thera, an erudite prelate at the time.


The Thera also the Chief Incumbent Sri Sambodhi Community Development Foundation in London. The funeral arrangements will be notified later. 

  Comments - 8

  • bushel_perera@yahoo.com Saturday, 03 March 2018 01:06 PM

    I SALUTE YOU MOST VENERABLE THERA. SERVICE DONE WILL BE REMEMBERED AS LONG AS SUN RISES AND SETS . THE GRIEF IS SO IMMENSE

    Nilame Saturday, 03 March 2018 01:41 PM

    Big loss to the entire Buddhist world, ven thero’s service extended to promote the Buddhism was remarkable. may he attain supreme bliss of Nibbana!!!

    Waco Saturday, 03 March 2018 03:02 PM

    Great Monk. May he attain " Nirwana "

    Nihal Amarasekera Saturday, 03 March 2018 10:59 PM

    I wonder why thumbs down for comments. May be more erudite.

    BUSHEL Sunday, 04 March 2018 12:04 PM

    EVEN LORD BUDDHA HAD THUMBS DOWN FIGURES IN THAT ERA.. SO NO WONDER IN THIS ERA INCORDGIBLES EXIST

    Asanka Sunday, 04 March 2018 08:22 AM

    Great loss at a time in need. Most Venerable Thera, your contribution to Buddhist in this country will always be remembered. May you attain the supreme bliss of Nibbana.

    Dharma Liyanage Sunday, 04 March 2018 09:38 AM

    Passing away of the Thero is unbearable at a time when his service to the whole community is most required. It is our duty to continue his work. May he attain Nirvana.

    Saumya Abeysuriya Sunday, 04 March 2018 12:13 PM

    The demise of Ven. Kusaladamma thero at his early age is a great loss to the Sri Lankan Buddhists here and also around the world. He has been brought to this world from the heaven no doubt. Surely he would have gone back to heaven as he has done so much to spread pure Buddhism around the world. May he attain Nibbana.


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