The Founder of Sadaham Sevana is Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera. He is a Buddhist monk who thinks in a new, different and comprehensive way. He himself is a great thinker and intellectual not confined to conventional notions and traditions. He also makes continuous effort to steer his thinking, in a strategic way, for the well being of man and nature, managing within the prevailing traditions. He is not a mere politician though he represents the Parliament of Sri Lanka.
He tactically and strategically makes a big effort to utilize even the lasting politics in order to change and improve this society to a more healthier and better. He’s also a unique and attractive figure among the public who has represented the right all the time.
He has sacrificed his whole life to mold and revitalize the Lankan society and its thinking in compliance with the practical teachings of the Buddhism, having understood the weaknesses and shortcomings of the lasting traditions. While being in this society he leads an exemplary spiritual life without getting overridden by superficial motives like the lotus being untouched by sediment of mud and water.
We will sacrifice ourselves to socialize more human concepts in Buddhism. We must initially be very exemplary and make examples for others.
Buddhism propagated throughout the Asia and it became the main stream of culture of those countries. It made a great impact on arts, sculpture, music and drama and so on. It also paved the way for a simple life-style of collective mind, environment friendly and more human. The life-style which prevailed just as a mere tradition has now faded away. However we still find some values in them. So we intend to form a dialogue on the same and create some interdependence for a better change of the society.
This invasive, insensitive and hyper-consumerism based life-style has not been any more bearable to the mother earth. Our aim is to utilize practical values of Buddhism to convert this burdening life-style to an environment friendly, human and sustainable one.
Environmentalists and such activists, individuals who think and promote eco-friendly organic farming and agriculture, those who think to exercise arts for the spiritual progress of man, those who show keen interest in Yoga, music, meditation and such spirituality have already gathered round us for a better cause of humanity and make our wish a reality.
Sadaham Sevana is a TRUST. We have a BOARD sacrificed for the course. Sadaham Sevana which built five years ago, comprises with an auditorium, and a hostel. A multi-purpose hall where 2000 can be accommodated. A building with thirty rooms is also being constructed in order to make our human work more effective and expansive. All the ongoing constructions are due to be finalized this year.