Venerable Kirama Wimalajothi Thero is the founder of the Buddhist Cultural Centre. After the dedicated religious service he had provided for the people of Malaysia, Singapore and USA for nearly 20 years, he returned to Sri Lanka to serve the people of his own country.
He started his journey at a small place at, Nedimala, Dehiwala with just a few lay devotees. He went in search of some books on Buddhism and Buddhist Culture etc. To his dismay he found that the books he was looking for were not available at any of the leading bookshops in Sri Lanka. Without resorting to blame others for this pathetic situation he started collecting books on Buddhism and allied subjects.
Buddhist Cultural Centre was established to fill this gap by collecting reading materials etc. for the use of the people of the area as well as in other countries. A separate section for the use of the children was organized in BCC. The collection and printing of books designed for the children was also undertaken. This has now become a very popular section.
The mobile bookshop was also organized along with these exhibitions. The purpose of this program was to popularize Buddhism books.
New program of writing books in English was launched to cater to the children. ‘Buddhism Graduated Course’ is a series of books dealing with Buddhism in 8 books.