A place to live in and care needed has become a distant dream for many elders in the Sri Lankan society. Another serious issue unseen is the lack of a place for patients with serious illnesses visiting Colombo to spend a short period during their treatments. The chief incumbent ofKethumathie Viharaya, Madiwela, Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte,Prof. Venerable Naimbala Dhammadassi Thero, has initiated a project to care for elders and providea transit home for patients and an accompanying family member to lodge for a short period during treatments. A land in Horana area close to Colombo is already obtained to conduct these activities. It is situated away from the busy area of the city in a quiet and peaceful environment. Through the activities of the ‘Senehasa’Social Welfare and Social Care Project it is expected to address two crucial issues faced by the most vulnerable groups in the society. The project within its scope will support any citizen of Sri Lanka irrespective of their ethnicity, castor religion.
Assist the otherwise helpless elders to spent the twilight of their life decently and in a peaceful manner by providing a place to live in and care for them.
Ease the agony of patients with serious illnesses also burdened with finding a place to live whist in Colombo for short periods during medications by providing residential facilities to the patient and accompanying relatives.
We aquired the land which is a five acre state land in the close proximity to Horana town is obtained on long term lease for the purpose.
The full land was cleaned using a JCB.
Plans are already drawn to construct a two storied building with all facilities in extent of 19,130 Sq. ft.
Foundation stone planting ceromony was held on January 2018.