A Tribute to Podi hamuduruwo – By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando   When I was in London my niece Shyamala Fernando asked me to interview Dr Galagoda Gnanissara Thera when I visited Sri Lanka on holiday in 2000, one of the most respected Buddhist prelates in Sri Lanka. He’s popularly known as Podihamuduruwo, the Chief Incumbent at the Gangarama Temple.    Venerable Nayaka Thera was born on 14 December 1943, ordained in the village of Galagoda, Matara, on 8 November 1954. After completing his primary education, he entered Vidyodaya University in 1961 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He took up robes at the age of 10, graduated at 17 and had to take the reins of Gangarama Viharaya at the age of 17 when his guru Venerable Devundera Sri Vachissara passed away. Many admire his guidance. The Venerable helps orphans to face life with a strong sense ...

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Location location location; smart living with TRI-ZEN in the heart of the city With the cost of urban housing becoming seemingly unattainable, many potential homeowners are choosing to invest in homes outside of the city, as a result, sacrificing on the many benefits that come with central urban living. The perks of city living are many, as are the immeasurable pros of residing in an eclectic metropolis such as Colombo. While the capital has always been an attractive living destination for single professionals and families alike, over the past few years alone, the city has become even more convincing in its offering; adding significant value to the quality of life of its residents. ...

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