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Hindu Culture Fund

The Hindu Cultural Fund was established by Act No. 31 of 1985 with a view to promote Hindu Religious and Cultural activities independently.

The Hindu Cultural Fund is managed by a Board of Governors. There are three Ex-officio members and five members who are appointed by the Hon. Ministers to the Board of Governors.

The objectives of the Hindu Cultural Fund include the following:

  • To provide financial and other assistance to the Hindu Temples and Hindu Institutions for furtherance of their activities.
  • To provide financial assistance and other assistance for the construction and renovation of the Hindu temples.
  • To provide financial and other assistance for studies and research connected with the Hindu Religion.
  • To assist in the promotion of any other Hindu religious or cultural purposes.

Those who are willing to contribute to this Fund they may do so, directly to the Bank Account as stated below.

Name of the Bank & Code Bank of Ceylon - 7010
Branch name & Code Milagiriya Branch - 593
Name and Account No. Hindu Cultural Fund - 0001991680

Board of Administration, Sri Kandaswamy Temple, Panadura

Sri Kandasamy Temple, Panadura is situated 25 kilometers away from the capital city of Colombo by the side of Galle Road. This temple was built in the year 1952 at the initiative of Mr. Spencer Rajaratnam who was the District Judge at Panadura with the financial assistance given by the Hindu businessmen of the area and the support and encouragement rendered by the area residents. The pooja observances were conducted by a Hindu Priest.

During the communal riots and civil disturbances in the past the temple had been damaged and the Hindu priests were harmed. As a result pooja observances were abandoned.

In the year 2008, the Department had taken back the temple and two Hindu Priests were appointed to conduct the pooja observances according to Hindu traditions. After an extensive repair work the Kumbabishekam was held on 16.7.2010.

Board of Administration Thirumurikandy Pillaiyar Temple, Thirumurikandy

This is one of the oldest temples in Sri Lanka which is situated by side of the A9 Highway to Jaffna between Mankulam and Kilinochchi.  All the people passing this road stop their vehicles and worship at this temple. Even people of other religions pay homage to Lord Ganesha enshrined at this temple.

During the civil war this temple and the surrounding infrastructural facilities have been damaged. Now, as the situation is returned to normal, the Department of Hindu Religious and Cultural Affairs, the Members of the Hindu Cultural Fund, the officers of the District Secretariat, Mullaitivu, have formed a Board of Management for maintaining this temple.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 27 March 2011 06:19 )