Ganga Sudharshini foretells your fortune
Ganga Sudarshani Karunarathne. Picture
by Rukmal Gamage
How do some people seem to make the right decision every single time?
Some of them seem to have the Midas touch, be it prospering in business,
cruising through exams or excelling in day to day circumstances.
Watch them long enough and you’ll begin to think they have a crystal
ball that lets them predict the future. And they do. It’s not a
paranormal phenomenon they possess but getting the advice from the right
people that helped them avoid misfortune and lure lady luck to their
Ganga Sudarshani Karunarathne possesses this gift of foresight.
Predicting the dangers overhead and how to reap future benefits, her
ability to relate accurate information had earned her fame.
“I am not an astrologer because I have never studied the subject. I
foretell the future. I have been relating future happenings ever since
‘One of father’s friends will be visiting us today and his vehicle
will topple over in Welimada’ and ‘Dompe Seeya will pass away today’ are
some of the predictions I have made as a child,” Karunarathne recalled.
Her prophecies were kept as a secret within the family circle because
her parents did not wish strangers eyes to fall on this mysterious power
donated to their little lass.
Her gift finally came to light when she mentioned that Martin Air DC8
will crash into Saptha Kanya mountain range in 1974. She happened to
mention this to the village temple priest who marveled at her gift of
“None of my predictions have turned out to be false. A person’s name
and birthday is sufficient for me to relate his or her future aspects. I
am able to locate the good and bad incidents which will take place in
your future. I do not withhold information on whatever turn the person’s
future takes. If some sort of tragedy is about to take place it is best
to know about it prior to its incident,” Karunarathne noted.
cows at Mahiyanganaya Raja Maha Viharaya
wheelchairs to disabled children at Ruwanwelisaya
Scientific research had revealed that one out of million possess
abnormal psychic powers. This is known as Para Psychological Cognition
and Abnormal behaviour.
Karunarathne believes that her powers were inherited through samsara.
She had been engaging in a lot of meritorious activities from childhood,
a habit which was practiced by her father Angampodi Aladdin de Soysa who
was a well known ayurvedic physician.
“I used to wake up early and meditate. We always start and end our
day after worshiping the Buddha and our parents. I have never killed a
living thing in my life,” said the old girl of Akurala Vidyalaya and
Madampe Maha Vidyalaya.
Karunarathne predicts the future for the poverty stricken for free.
People from all walks of life sans political, religious, ethnic or class
barriers visit her. Many Sri Lankan migrants have gotten her to their
dwelling because they wanted to seek her advice. She donates a part of
her earnings at the shrine of the main religion there.
“Some have even added my picture to the screen saver of their mobile
phone because they have prospered through my guidance.
“They see me as a mother who directs them through the insecurities in
life,” she smiled adding that she spends around 75 percent of her
earnings on meritorious deeds. She had spent Rs 20 million to construct
a Dharma Shala at Mahiyangana Raja Maha Viharaya and releases three cows
destine to saluter every month. She had donated wheel chairs to disabled
She says that there are certain instances when those who come to her
for the first time do not accept her words at the start. They go in
search of soothsayers clarify what she had told them.
Some even provoked by her predictions but they all return, full of
apologies and tears, after her words became a reality.
“My future ambition is to build 100 houses for the poor. I also plan
to construct a river. My main purpose is to serve Buddhism and the
people of the country,” she concluded.