There arose the need of the temple centered town folks to operate a Dhamma School in 1942. The religious education at the time was at a low ebb. The school began with just 14 students with the auspices of the chief prelate, the Most Venerable Veralugasthanne Pemananda thero and named "Siri Sujatha Dhamma School". The motto of the school was "Aththadeepaa Viharatha" which means "Be a beacon unto you". The main objective of the Dhamma School was to create a wise and noble human being with Buddhist values. Year in and year out the school grew from strength to strength, with children from townships around too beginning to enroll as students.
In 1953, however, the political upheaval in the country made the Dhamma school to a stall. After a lapse of 5 years silence it started again in 1958. In 1978 the Most Venerable Pemananda thero passed away. The Most Venerable Veralugasthanne Pangnananda thero who became the chief prelate, did much to develop the Dhamma school. After his passing in 2007, the present chief incumbent Venerable Raththota Seelawansa thero, as a respect to him re-named the Dhamma school "Siri Pangnananda Dhamma School" and the motto of the Dhamma school was changed to "Dhamman Charay Sucharithan" which means "He who lives according to The Dhamma does live virtuously."
The oldest Dhamma School building is by the dwelling of the monks. As a result of the increasing number of enrolled students there arose a problem of lack of space. This problem was solved by shifting the classes of year 4 to year 11 to the temple's Dhamma Hall. From its inception the school gradually progressed. The teaching staff comprising of Bhikkus and laypeople are proficient, competent and dedicated to their task. There are more than 200 students at present and they are from Raththanapitiya, Egodawatta and Boralesgamuwa areas. These students have shown much promise in subject oriented learning as well as in extracurricular activities such as speech, debates, devotional songs etc.
To present the nation with a well behaved and decorous younger generation who love and care for the country.
To socialize a younger generation who possesses a balance personality and spiritual progress who observe daily 5 precepts; safeguard the national heritage; love the motherland and live with accordance to the Buddhist ethics.
To show the path to observe five precepts and eight precepts
To guide them to live a decorous life practicing Buddhist ethics
To develop the skills
To be well versed in the teaching of Dhamma and well behaved and disciplined
To encourage to lead a sober and simple life style
To inspire the minds of students with patriotic feelings nurtured by Buddhist teachings