Ven. Sri Saranankara arrived in Malaysia from Sri Lanka 30 years ago. Over the past three decades, Venerable has been working energetically to fulfill the spiritual and religious needs of Buddhists throughout the country. As its abbot, he had built the Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple in Sentul into an important monastery today with many resident bhikkhus.
Ven. Sri Saranankara is also instrumental in establishing many other Buddhist Societies, notably the Maha Karuna Buddhist Society, Kinrara Metta Buddhist Society, Mudita Buddhist Society, Upekkha Compassionate Home, and Sungai Long Buddhist Society. Venerable Sri Saranankara is also the Spiritual Advisor to many Buddhist Societies throughout Malaysia and Sri Lanka.
In recognition of his vast contributions to the development of Malaysian Buddhist movement, the Malwatte Chapter of the Syamupali in Kandy, Sri Lanka, conferred upon Ven. Sri Saranankara the ecclesiastical title of “Adhikarana Sangha Nayaka” in 2008. The Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia also appointed him a Monastic Advisor in 2012.