Sri Lanka Sumithrayo is a government approved charity founded in 1974, by late Mrs. Joan De Mel and was incorporated by Act of Parliament No.10 of 1986. Srilanka Sumithrayo are registered members of Befrienders Worldwide and function as a non-political, non-religious organization focused on providing emotional support to help those at risk of suicide.

If you feel emotionally overwhelmed please know we are here for you. Give us a call, visit any of our centres or drop us an email. It is never too late to reach out.

Founder : Joan De Mel

Our Vision

Our vision is a society where
People are able to explore their feelings without fear or prejudice
People are able to understand & respect the feelings of others and fewer people die by Suicide.

Our Services

There are 10 Sri Lanka Sumithrayo centers spread out around the country, The Rural programme and The Outreach unit supports the community in numerous ways face to face / Over the phone / mail

  • Providing Emotional support for people to develop coping skills and deal with everyday stress and strains of life
  • Befriending at institutions on request
  • Programs conducted for the farming community who live in economic difficulty. They are faced with changing weather patterns and crop failures which add to their economic difficulty
  • Giving support to Drug dependents and their families
  • Conducting awareness programs on prevention of suicide

We offer you the guidance and encouragement you need to find hope, get motivated, take charge of your mental health, and feel better.

Emotional Support

Drug & Alcohol Violence

Farming Community

Awareness Programmes