The Fullmoon Poya Day religious programmes of the historical Mahaviharaya were recommenced according to the ancient traditions from the Medin Fullmoon Poya Day of 2014. The aim of these programmes would be to reactivate the religious services of the Mahaviharaya which provided immense tranquillity towards the world, being the Global Centre for the Pure Theravada Buddhism. Atamasthanadhipathi Ven. Dr. Pallegama Siriniwasa Nayaka Thero provides kind advice and guidance to these programmes.
Commencing the religious programme, thousands of devotees observed theeight precepts aton the Poya Day under the shade of the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. Thousands more participated in the various religious activities throughout the day at the Sannipatha Shala of the Mahaviharaya.