The Past Mahanayake Theros In Order (Asgiriya Monastery)

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Duration A.D Name
1753 - 1778          

Most Venerable Urulawatte Sri Dhamma Siddi Mahanayake Thero 

1778 - 1807                  

Most Venerable Venerable Idavalugoda Dharmapala Mahanayake Thero

1807 - 18185  

Most Venerable Pothuhara Siri Rathanapala Mahanayake Thero

1815 - 1822 

Most Venerable Mavathagama Siri Piyadassi Sobitha Mahanayake Thero

1822 - 1827 

Most VenerableYatawatte Siri Chandrajothi Mahanayake Thero

1827 - 1834

Most Venerable Yatanwala Siri Sunanda Mahanayake Thero

1835 - 1845 

Most Venerable Kotagama  Sri Gunarathana  Thero

1845 - 1849 

The Post remained vacant 

1849 - 1853 

Most Venerable Udumulle Siri Rathanajothi Mahanayake Thero

1853 - 1868

Most Venerable Yatamatte Siri Swarnajothi  Mahanayake Thero

1869 - 1885 

Most Venerable Wattegama Dhammakitthi Siri Sumangala Mahanayake Thero

1886 - 1892 

Most Venerable Yatawatte Sri Chandajothi Mahanayake Thero

1892 - 1914 

Most Venerable Kapuliyadde Sri Piayadassi Mahanayake Thero

1914 - 1921 

Most Venerable Ambagaswawe Sri Dhammapala Mahanayake Thero

1921 - 1929 

Most Venerable Gunnepane Sri Dhammasiddhi Saranankara Mahanayake Thero

 1929 – 1947 

Most Venerable Mullegama Dhammakirthi Sri Chandrajothi Mahanayake Thero

 1947 – 1966

Most Venerable Yatwatte Dharmakirthi Sri Sumangala Dhammaratana  Mahanayake Thero

 1966 – 1970

Most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkhitha Rathanapala Mahanayake Thero

 1970 – 1975 

Most Venerable Godamunne Sri Nagasena Dhammananda Mahanayake Thero

 1975 – 1999 

Most Venerable Paleepane Sri Gunarathana Chandananda Mahanayake Thero

 1999 – 2015

Most Venerable Aggamahapanditha Udugama Sddharmakirthi Sri Dhammadassi Rathanapala Buddharakkhithabhidhana Mahanayake Thero

  2015 July 6 - 2016 March 12

Most Venerable Galagama Sri Aththadassi Mahanayake Thero