(Dhammaruwan) was born in a small village near Kandy, Sri Lanka in
November, 1968. From the age of about two, before he could read or
write , he spontaneously started to chant the ancient Buddhist
scriptures in the original pali language , known only a two few scholar
Each day, somewhere around two o'clock in the morning, after sitting in
meditation with his adopted and devoutly Buddhist foster father for
about twenty to forty munits, he would spontaneously start to chant
pali suttas. On the special Poya or lunar Observance day, he would
sometimes chant for two hours.
Dhammaruwan's foster father starting making amateur recording of the
chanting and invited prominent scholar monk to listen. The monk
verified that it was indeed the ancient pali language and the boy was
chanting it in an ancient style.