About Us

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

About Sri Lanka Sumithrayo

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.

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.


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Founder : Joan De Mel

Our Team

Kumudini De Silva
Chairperson
Hema Ranathunga
Vice Chairperson, National Trainer Listening & Befriending
Nimal Amarasekera
Treasurer
Wazira Manamperi
Secretary
Melanie Paranavithana
Member of the Befrienders Worldwide board of trustees
Anura Wijemanne
National Trainer- Listening, Befriending and Sexual Concerns
Lakshmi Ratnayake
First Chairperson Sri Lanka Sumithrayo & Founder Director of The Rural Program
Suranjini Wickremeratne
Director Rural Programme, Financial consultant to council of Management

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

  1. Providing Emotional support for people to develop coping skills and deal with everyday stress and strains of life
  2. Befriending at institutions on request
  3. 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
  4. Giving support to Drug dependents and their families
  5. Conducting awareness programs on prevention of suicide

Emotional Support

Drug & Alcohol Violence

Farming Community

Awareness Programmes