A Prayer movement Pubuduwa, a community led by the Holy Spirit, proclaiming that the Lord Jesus to be their Lord and master, are born with a heritage for a prayerful and praise-filled life. They give priority to prayer in order to seek the will of God and to be true followers of Jesus Christ who also gave a foremost place to prayer in His life. Therefore, Pubuduwa is a prayer movement.
A Marian movement Through her own free will, the blessed Mother emptied herself in the presence of the Lord to fulfill His will. Her emptying experience was the result of the filling with the Holy Spirit. She was the one who completely emptied herself from her own rights, from having a good name, future hopes and aspirations. Gazing at her emptying experience is the first experience of the Pubuduwa journey. Then thirsting to posses or make one's own this same experience is the next step in the Pubudu journey. Hence, Pubuduwa is a movement of the Blessed Mother.
A movement in the Holy Spirit Kithu Dana Pubuduwa started in 1971 by the direction of the Holy Spirit. Rev. Fr. Siri Oscar Abayaratne became the instrument of the Holy Spirit for this purpose. Pubudwa enjoys the gifts of the Holy Spirit. It has journeyed for 36 years in Sri Lanka focusing towards the leading of the Holy Spirit. Constant awareness of the Holy Spirit is the special feature of the Pubuduwa community. Therefore, Pubuduwa is a movement in the Holy Spirit.
An Apostolic and a Contemplative movement It is not an ordinary a prayer movement, but a Movement called to go deep into prayer even to a state of contemplative prayer. It is a deep desire to experience at least in small measure the prayer life of our Lord Jesus. Yet Pubuduwa defines their prayer life in broad terms. It extends it's life of prayer to continue the work of the Holy apostles in building and spreading the kingdom of God, in villages, country, family, and in the environment, that they live in. (Acts 1:8, 2:42-47) Both these features, prayer and action are manifest in the life of the Pubuduwa community. Therefore, it is simultaneously a prayer movement and an apostolic movement.