Ven. Daranagama kusaladhamma Thero
Chief Incumbent of Sri Sambodhi Vihara in Sri Lanka, Sri Sambodhi Community Development Foundation in London, and Chairman of Buddhist Media Network in Sri Lanka. Educated at Royal College, Colombo in Sri Lanka, the Most Ven. Thero 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. Thero, 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 Thero of the Amarapura sector in Sri Lanka, Aggamaha Panditha Ven. Madihe Pannaseeha Nayake thero an erudite prelate at the time.
Ven. Dharanagama Kusaladhamma Nayake Thero assumed responsibilities, as the Chief Incumbent of the Sri Sambodhi Viharaya, Colombo in Sri Lanka, from the Most Ven. Piyadassi Nayake Thera, an erudite prelate at the time. Ven. Kusaladhamma thero was the Principal of the first ‘Dhamma School’, which disseminated knowledge of the Buddha Dhamma in the English Medium. As President of the ‘ Parahitha Sanvidanaya’ ( to assist those in need) and the ‘Sri Buddha Rashmi Samaja Sanwardhane Padanama’ ( to develop and nurture a righteous society, enriched by the dhamma in Sri Lanka ), Ven. Kusaladhamma Thero provides, dynamic leadership to these organizations. Ven. Kusaladhamma Thero has spanned the island of Sri Lanka with varied meritorious activities which touch the hearts and minds of countless people in Sri Lanka and across the world. This is evident in his untiring effort as President of ‘The Buddhist’ media network which was inaugurated on 15th May 2011, with ( ‘The Buddhist’ Radio transmission), and on 17th January 2012, with (‘The Buddhist’ T.V.; which telecasts programmes ‘live’ and with the issuing of the ‘Sri Sambodhi’ Monthly Magazine). Today, programmes are broadcast and televised ‘live’, on ‘The Buddhist’ network in Sri Lanka and it reaches millions around the world and is viewed in every corner of the globe, by those who may wish to see and hear the Buddha Dhamma.’The Buddhist’ brings solace, peace, joy, and Metta and above all, the Words of the Buddha to all mankind.
Ven. Kusaladhamma Thero extended his service to the United Kingdom by opening The Sri Sambodhi Community Development Foundation in London on the 06th of July 2014 with the patronage and guidance of Most Ven. Aggamapanditha Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Ratnapala Mahanayake Thero.