Venerable Elle Gunawansa Thero being the founder and the chief incumbent of the Dharmayathanya can be named as a living legend of the present day Sri Lankan society for his immense contribution towards humankind.

 All through the voyage of life we encounter people, and every individual comes with a purpose where a very few understand and make it a reality. This erudite Buddhist monk has devoted his whole life in realizing the purpose of his life and materializing it. Known to a very few Venerable Elle Gunawansa Thero has pioneered many projects making enormous sacrifices to supporting orphans, underprivileged, and disabled war heroes.