Ven. Makuludeniye Somarathana
Ven. Makuludeniye Somarathana is the chief incumbent of the Buddhist Vihara.
Ven. Somarathana was ordained in Sri Lanka in the age of 12. After studying and practicing Buddhism in Sri Lanka for a long time, he was appointed to the Samadhi Buddhist Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2002. Until today, Ven. Somarathana has been generously spreading the great wisdom of Buddhism in the south island of New Zealand, and is a pillar of strength to the Sri Lankan Buddhist community in the south island of New Zealand. Ven. Somarathana has also been visiting Australia and the United States, sharing his Dhamma knowledge with the fellow Buddhist communities.