Help towards the needy
Opening ceremony of samadhi metta village
Nargis Cyclone and floods caused in Myanmar in
March 2008 killed 84537 people and hardships by various ways was
nearly 250,000 made 800,000 homeless.
Infrastructure facilities including Agricultural Resources, High
Ways and Means of Communication in the area were affected. A large
number of Temples and schools were destroyed and people were in
Their simple living and culture evolves around Buddha’s Teachings.
The qualities such as generosity, compassion and loving kindness,
are in everybody, from the infant to the adult. After seeing that
sad plight their going through I determined to assist the people.
When this matter was discussed with President Mahinda Rajapaksa he
encouraged me to take necessary steps to help the people of Myanmar
by informing the benefactors of Taiwan.
The matter was discussed with the Theravadi Samadhi Educational
Foundation of Thaiwan too.
When informed the benefactors of Singapore, Malaysia, China and
Thailand they subscribed in this social service.
As a result, to construct a village with 1024 houses with all
facilities were planned for the people who lost their homes. Within
a short period at the first stage 736 houses were built and supplied
with household goods too the families.
The new village is named as ‘Samadhi’ Metta Village (loving
kindness) it is one of the Four Noble qualities preached by the
In addition to these, a school was reconstructed that was destroyed.
It was a pleasure to have to donate this school.
Also assisted the families with dry rations, clothes, educational
equipment, household equipment and helped them monetarywise.
Donated 36,000 roofing sheets for the temples and houses, and 60
tube wells constructed in addition to these. Robes were offered to
the Buddhist Monks; helped to organise Medical Clinics, large number
of Dhamma books were donated.