Cancer Care Association- Sri Lanka

"Whoever would tend to me, should tend to the sick."- Lord Buddha



Event line up- July

After having a wonderful time in Anuradhapura devoting our maximum to the maha pooja at Ruwanweliseya on the 27th& 28th, we are back in Colombo to carryout our routine work.  The pooja event was extraordinary and we feel overwhelmed and blessed to have actively participated in an event of such grandeur nature. Once our members are done with the photographs we will be bringing you a full story on this.

Our stories pertaining to month of June will slowly appear on the web blog during this month. We have already apologized for this delay in our previous post. CCA Colombo branch activities for the month of July will take place according to the following schedule.

3rd July– A lecture delivered by Dr. Samadhi at Central Bank of Sri Lanka premises. Speech will be on the topic “Holistic Approach to Cancer”. This is an invitees only event organized by a second party.

4th July– Starting from this 4th Saturday we will be having our routine Pahan Pinkama at Kelani Viharaya every weekend. Any changes will be informed in advance.

12th July– A lecture delivered by Dr. Samadhi on invitation to the general public. Venue and audience will be informed later over the same posting.

18th July– Lunch alms giving to over thousand inward patients will take place in the morning at Cancer Institute Maharagama. Same evening monthly blessing pooja will take place at the Cancer Institute Bo-tree premises. This 18th Saturday Pahan Pinkama at kelniya might not take place due to this reason or both he events will take place at NCIM.

20th July– Sago porridge will be served among inward patients at the Bandaranayke ward and the Hospice.

31st July– King Coconut (Thambili) will be served among patients at the Cancer Institute patients and the Hospice.

Every Wednesday we have our Art-Therapy session for children at the Cancer Institute. This is an event that will take place routinely with no external participation.

Any doubt or question regarding above proceedings can be inquired via our website it self by commenting on this post or contacting Dr. Samdhi on his given contacts.

We’re Sorry!

We apologize for the seeming delay in bringing our month of June event line up. We will be bringing our usual program details soon after our members returning from IDP camps in the North and East of the country helping with ongoing humanitarian work. Therefore please stay tuned, for the June events that we will be publishing ASAP.

New photos added

We are happy to inform that we have added few photos to our old postings.  You can find them by going through our archive of events and news. We apologize for the delay in posting these photos due to technical difficulties; somehow we are trying our best to bring the best of our events and functions immediately after they happen. We appreciate your comments.

Event line up-May

We wish to thank everybody who helped us and gave their support in many ways to succeed our month of April program. Routinely we bless our members and our regular participants known to us along with Dr. Samadhi’s family, family friends and other known associates in a circle attending all our religious and charity work.

Our foremost and deep gratitude goes to the Venerable Maha Sanga at Sri Vajiragnana Temple –“Dharmayatanaya”, Maharagama and all other Venerable Maha Sanga for their devout service. It is in their blessings and guidance we are prone to success in everything we do.

We are so deeply in debt to the staff and members of the Cancer Institute Maharagama plus the Hospice for their support in organizing these events focused on cancer patients.

The Hospice and the Bandaranaike wards were graced by the presence of students from “Saradharma Sangamaya” (Association for good moral conduct) of Science College- Mt.Lavinia. We wish to thank the principal, all  teachers and students for their service and their large donation of food items to our patients. We will bring a full report of this event in the future on this web blog, till then please accept our sincere gratitude.

We are reminiscent of our generous donors, earnestly blessing them on each and every occasion of religious importance. A special thought of blessing and a very big thanks go to an anonymous individual who surprised us with a substantial fiscal donation to our bank account on the 8th of April. We are overwhelmed of your humble generosity and our solemn wish may the samsara be short for you!

Thank you and bless you all who visit our website and being with us in your thoughts, likewise you all are in our thoughts spreading Meththa universally.

May is an important month for Buddhists celebrating the most revered Vesak festival falling on the 09th according to the Buddhist calendar. Our current schedule in general is as follows which is highly subject to further change. We have included all the events that have significance to us with direct or indirect involvement of members of CCA  or Dr. Samadhi.

1st May– Launch of whitewashing the Thuparama Dageba at Anuradhapura with the generous contribution of lime made by Dr. Samadhi. Several members of the CCA will join this event to paint the Stupa.

2nd May– A well-known public even at Isipathanarama Temple -the exhibit of sacred relics of Lord Buddha and his direct disciples organized by Damrivi Foundation.

3rd May–  Sago Porridge will be served among patients at the Hospice and the Bandaranaike wards in the morning. Cancer Hospital Avrudu Uthsavaya will  take place later on.

7th May– Pudding will be distributed among patients at the Hospice and Bandaranaike wards in Cancer Institute Maharagama.

9th May– A display of sacred relics of Lord Buddha will be held at Jayathunga Yogashrama Temple in Nawinna following the Vesak sil program.

A  Kadala Dansala will be held at Sri Dalada Maligawa- Kandy (Temple of Tooth relic) in accordance with the Vesak festival.

Vesak program will be organized at the Cancer Hospital with the patronage of CCA. Further details of this event will be available in due course.

16th May– Offering of King Coconut Water to Patients at the Cancer Institute and the Hospice

17th May– Lunch alms giving and monthly blessing pooja will be held at Cancer hospital premises. Await further details on this event!

All other events will be integrated accordingly to the same page as they arrive ; therefore please don’t forget to re visit  for amendments at short notice.

Event lineup Changes to April

We apologize for the subtle changes made to our April agenda due to New Year festive season and forthcoming elections scheduled on the 25th of this month. The following changes will take place accordingly.

23rd April Distribution of Cakes to patients hospitalized at the National Cancer Institute Maharagama.

25th April– Monthly blessing pooja will be postponed to the 29th due to election day and Pahan Pinkama at Kelani Vihara will proceed in the evening as usual.

29th April– Will be a busy day for CCA members at Cancer Institute Maharagama. A drink made of Sago will be served among patients residing at the Hospice and Bandaranaike ward before breakfast. After that a session of Art therapy has been organized for the indwelling Children, which will commence at 2.30 PM. Our most important Blessing pooja will commence at 4.30PM with the patronage of Maha Sanga attending from Sri Vajiragnana Temple – Dharmayatanaya, Maharagama.

Please be noted!

Event line up- April

Event line up- April (summarized)

6th April– Dagaba Pinnacle pooja at Dr. Samadhi’s Residence

19th April – Distribution of food items ,sweets and lunch as alms giving to patients at National Cancer Institute, Maharagama in accordance with  Sinhala and Hindu New Year celebrations.

22nd-23rd April – Lunch offering as alms giving to 150 forest monks residing at Na Uyana Monastery, Kurunegala. (Postponed until further notice due to unavoidable circumstances)

23rd April – Giving out of gifts to children at the hospice, National Cancer Institute, Maharagama (NCIM) to celebrate  Sinhala & Hindu New Year.

25th April– Monthly Blessing Bhodi pooja and weekend Pahan pooja pinkama both at NCIM.

  • 4th 11th 18th April – Saturday routine Pahan pooja pinkama at Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara
  • There will be more events that will be organized with short notice, which they too will be included along the course of this month on this website.
  • Detailed description of above mentioned poojas will be available before the event, for those who seek further information well in advance.


Dr. Samadhi wish to thank everyone who participated in the 10.000 oil lamp offering pooja to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Anoma Opticians which was held last Saturday at Sri Vajiragnana Temple – Dharmayatanaya, Maharagama as scheduled. He appreciates the support and effort given by many to make this event a success and announced that the routine weekend Pahan pooja will commence as usual, at the Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara every Saturday during the month of April.

However the last Saturday- 25th of April will be devoted to monthly Blessing pooja at the Cancer Institute Maharagama that our organizers decided to have the Pahan pooja along with this event to avoid any inconvenience that may cause by overlapping of Poojas at two different places. All these events are subject to further change, but will be updating in advance through this website.

List of events lined up for the month of April will be released shortly.

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