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Paramadharmawardhanaramaya, Boralesgamuwa
Societies
"Paramadhamma Foundation" which activates with the auspices of this temple boasts of many social welfare services namely Gami Saviya(Strengthening of village), Sisu Saviya(Strengthening of students), Mapiya Saviya(Strengthening of Parenthood), Suva Saviya(Strengthening of health), Dham Saviya(Strengthening of Dhamma). Apart from these, many societies and organizations have established affiliated to the temple. These societies are diverse where aims and objectives are concerned.
01. Laymen's Council
The Laymen's Council (Dhaayaka Maha Sabha) was re-organized on the 14th of June, 2009 under the leadership of the chief incumbent the most Venerable Raththota Seelawansa thero. Thus, it was named 'Laymen's Council'. Every religious activity and development project of the temple is headed by the council. It has 6 chief aims.

  1. To assist in maintenance, security, upliftment and religious activities of the temple.

  2. To take action in re-organizing the temple's Dhamma School.

  3. To provide the 4 essential needs, which are clothing items; food; medicine and herbal drinks; items needed to the dwelling place for the venerable monks who reside at the temple.

  4. To assist in new projects and renovations of the temple.

  5. Organizing commemorative ceremonies of chief monks who had passed away; annual Katina ceremony and other ceremonies of the temple.

  6. Organizing and sponsoring the national, cultural and social services conducted by the temple.
02. Laywomen's Society
The work done by Lay women's society (Kulagana Samithiya) towards religious development is significant. Since the inception of the temple this society has been actively involved in every sense. Membership is for the females of 16 years and above. After one joins she is expected to attend the General Meeting of the council; be attentive where the activities of the society is concerned; assist the temple's activities; submit new proposals for the upliftment of the society, etc. There are 6 aims regarding the society.

  1. Providing complete patronage sans any difference, in religious and social activities of the temple.

  2. Act with discipline to safeguard the honourable name of the temple.

  3. Practising noble qualities for the success of both worlds.

  4. Organizing the religious activities on full moon poya days.

  5. Providing breakfast, midday meal and drinks to the devotees who observe sil on full moon poya days.

  6. In the event of a death of a member, participation and offering "Pirikara" to the value of a given amount that had been approved by the council.

A general committee meeting of the society is held on the 5th day of every month at 5p.m. A short meeting is also held every full moon poya day in the afternoon while the Sil campaign goes on. Information regarding the membership can be obtained at this time.
03. Young Buddhist Society
The membership of this society (Tharuna Bauddha Sangamaya) consist of young people between the ages 18-40 years who resides around Raththanapitiya and Egodawatta areas. Activities of this society is done under the guidance and supervision of the most venerable chief monk and the president of the Lay mens' society and Lay women's society. This Young Buddhist Society of the temple provides substantial example to the youth of other parts of the country who have distanced themselves from their respective temples. This society is supported by other organizations of the temple. There are 2 main aims regarding the society.

  1. Work to fulfill the numerous needs of the temple.

  2. Dedicating themselves to the Buddhist re-awakening of the Raththanapitiya and Boralesgamuwa townships.

There are 6 main objectives of the society.

  1. To identify the need of the hour towards national and religious reawakening and act accordingly.

  2. To co-operate in the activities which help to create national and religious awakening with accordance to the decisions taken by the society.

  3. To activate various programmes to enhance mutual harmony of the people in the area.

  4. To contribute in the activities of the governmental and non governmental organizations, which leads to the wellbeing of the area, with accordance to decisions taken by the "Young Buddhist Society".

  5. To establish a scholarship programme for educational needs of the economically deprived students of the area.

  6. To identify the common needs of the people of the area and act accordingly.

The constitution of the Paramadharmawardanarama temple based Young Buddhists' Society has included a list of activities that should be fulfilled. Among them the activities given below take prominence.

  1. Organizing various programmes on special days with a national, religious or cultural significance.

  2. Directly involving in fulfilling the requirements of people with disabilities.

  3. Organizing seminars for students who sit for Grade 5 scholarship exam, G. C. E. Ordinary Level exam and G. C. E. Advanced Level exams.

  4. Reconstructing and cleaning the main roads and byroads of the area.

  5. Maintaining a "Job Bank" to generate career opportunities for the unemployed youth of the area.

  6. Establishing a connection with all the governmental institutions that are responsible to the area.

  7. Organizing an annual excursion to build mutual relations among the members.

  8. Having an annual flag day to collect funds.
04. Dhamma School Development Society
"Manivaththa Abhikkhama" which means "Forge ahead without stopping" is motto of the Dhamma School development society attached to the Paramadharmawardanaramaya temple. Its membership consists of the parents of the students and the teaching staff of Sri Pannananda Dhamma School. There are 7 main objectives concerning this society.

  1. To provide security, maintenance and development to the Dhamma School.

  2. To cater to the requirements of the students.

  3. To assist in various projects organized by the Principal - venerable chief monk, teachers and the students.

  4. To co-operate in organizing projects such as the annual prize giving and arts festival.

  5. To support the Principal - venerable chief monk and the teaching staff whenever expected.

  6. To act towards glorifying the good name of the Dhamma School.

  7. To work with dedication for the long term existence of the 'Buddha Sasana'.

Thus, it is considered that the main responsibilities of all the members are assisting numerous religious projects, competitions and examinations; co-operating with the work required to gain upliftment of the Sasana and successfully perform work assigned by the society.
05. Sambuddha Pooja Society
The main responsibility of the 'Sambuddha Pooja Society' is to organize the evening liquid offering ceremony and the sound offering service that is being performed daily, at the temple.