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Probation and Child Care Services

Introduction on Probation Service

Probation service in Sri Lanka has been established in 12 March 1945 under the Prison Department by employing 10 Probation Officers. However, the probation system has been implemented in Sri Lanka from time to since 1919 in Sri Lankan courts through voluntary probation officers. In 1944, the act of keeping criminals under probation supervision was declared; accordingly the probation system was expanded towards 1950 with the appointment of probation officers covering all monitory regions. With the prevailing of the probation system the act no.48 of 1939 on children and youth has been implemented.  Since the probation system was implemented under the prison department, the prison department was once called prison and probation department. On 01st October 1956, this department was commenced as a separate department as the department of probation and child care. When establishing this department the government expected to achieve the following objectives.

  • Rehabilitating criminals and releasing them to the society as good citizens through probation system in exchange with castigation, limiting the imprisonment of criminals.
  • Taking concessionary legal actions against molested children and youth.
  • Providing services to the needy children and youth.
  • Providing protection to such children and giving them the opportunity to stay with their families.

After bestowing administrative powers to the provincial councils, the departmental roles have been decentralized to the provincial probation commissioners. Services regarding the legal issues faced by children/ breach of child rights and also regarding providing protection to the needy children/ protection for the molested children can be obtained from the probation offices of the central province by either meeting the probation officers or submitting in writing.

Apart from these, information and services regarding legal adoption of children, enrolling to children's homes awareness on child rights, registration of day care centers, can be acquired from probation offices and the department of social welfare, probation and child care services, central province. You can even reach the assistant commissioner (probation) on +94 812 217402.


1. Legal adoption of children

  • Giving orphans and forsaken children to applicants who are willing to adopt them
  • Children will be given to foreign applicants only if there are no local applicants
  • Only the adoption order given by a district court is valid within Sri Lanka

Legal adoption - For local parents

  • Any Sri Lanka citizen above 25 years can apply for this. The age limit between the child and the applicant should be more than 21 years. ( This is not applicable for adopting relative children)
  • Requests can be made to the provincial probation and child care services department or to the probation office of the residing area. After the request is made probation officers will perform investigations on eligibility. Documents indicating your date of birth, marital status, position, properties, health status, and residence should be produced to the probation officer at the time of inspection. 
  • Recommendation reports based on the investigations will be forwarded to the approval of the provincial commissioner. Requests will then be shortlisted. 
  • With respect to any adoption, the adoption order given by a district court under the provisions of ordinance no. 24 of 1941 on raising children is valid.

Adopting a child - for foreign parents

                    This is done through the Department of Probation and Child Protection of Central Government.

 


 

2. Services offered for orphaned, deserted, helpless and abused children

Children's Homes are run by voluntary organizations under the supervision of this department to provide protection and care for orphaned, deserted, helpless and abused children. Monthly payment of assistance for resident children and annual building and equipment aids are paid by the department. There are 35 Children's Homes registered under the Provincial department.


 

3. Matters relating to voluntary organizations and institutions engaged in child welfare

A monitoring probation officer is appointed for each Children's Home. They will monitor

  • Monitoring of voluntary organizations and institutions engaged in child welfare,
  • Supervision and financial support, and
  • Registration under the department.

Providing financial aid for these Children's Homes and payment of assistance for resident children is done according to the requirements.


 

4. Providing Counseling Service

Counselors are attached to all probation offices to provide services for the children and adults that need counseling. Counseling services are offered for the abused children and also for those who are addicted to drugs and subjected to domestic problems


5. Running a Custody House

Custody homes are homes where children are kept till they are presented to the child courts or till they receive the court orders. Probation reports are being given by observing the behavior and activities of these children so that it is easy to take the best suitable rehabilitation procedure for each child. At present Werawelawatta Custody House is also operating for boys and a custody house is being constructed for girls as well.


6. Maintaining the State Adoption Children's Homes

Tikirisewana Children's Home at Udaperadeniya, Kandy is a Children's Home that's being run under the governance of the department to provide protection for the children who lost the home permanently or temporarily. Abandoned children and children whose parents have faced disasters are being admitted to this home. Every effort is being taken to find their parents and to reunite them. When it's impossible such children is given either for adoption or for voluntary Children's Homes. They are reintegrated after reaching the proper age.


7. Promotion of Children's rights

This department provides services in order to create awareness among children and adults on child rights according to the international children's charter. An operation committee on child rights is established in each divisional secretariat with a child right's promotion officer working on it. Probation officers in provincial offices are working in collaboration with them. People can report child rights violations to these officers.

In addition, we offer following services

  • Rehabilitating the elders, youth and the children directed to the department
  • Bringing the adamant children who are in obedient to their parents, who abscond school, and are engaged in anti-social affairs to the correct path
  • Implementing the child rights charter adopted by the UNO and taking necessary steps to protect child rights and
  • Coordinating with the department of social welfare, probation and child care services of the line ministry

 

The department of social welfare, probation and child care services is in the mission of solving following problems related to children. Probation officers and child rights promotion officers of each divisional secretariat are providing their services for this purpose.

  1. If child rights are violated in a legal manner
  2. If a child is subjected to exploitation or abuse
  3. If a child is used for child labor
  4. If a child has to be rehabilitated after been subjected to sexual abuse or other malpractice
  5. If the health and development of a child is limited
  6. If the right for the ownership of the child should be protected
  7. If a child has faced a disaster or is in need of aid
  8. If there is a need to organize an awareness program on the above subjects for the villagers
  9. If there is any question about our service

 Do not hesitate to visit your probation office, divisional secretariat or central provincial department of social welfare, probation, and child care services

 

 

 

 

Children's Homes

Children's Homes operated by The Central Provincial Council Department of Social Welfare, Probation and Child Care Services are as follows

 

Name

Address

Telephone

District

Capacity

1

Tikiri Sewana State Adoption Children's Home

Ogastawatta, Udaperadeniya, Sri Lanka.

+94812388145

Kandy

45

2

Werewelawatta Children's detention Home

Bambaradeniya, Welamboda, Sri Lanka.

+94812310885

Kandy

30

3

St.Joseph Children's Home

Good Sheperd Convent, Katukele, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

+94812205654

Kandy

25

4

Jayawickrama Children's Home

No.24, Pushpadana Mw, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

+94812234524

Kandy

25

5

Sarana Sewana Children's Home

No. 365/1, Aluthganthota Rd, Mawilmada, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

+94812210671

Kandy

25

6

Evelin Children's Home

10/14, Sangaraja Mw, Kandy , Sri Lanka.

+94812224332

Kandy

30

7

St. Joseph Boys Children's Home

No.332, George E De Silva Mw, Kandy , Sri Lanka.

+94812216039

Kandy

24

8

St. Leonard Children's Home

Kandhe Veediya, Gampola, Sri Lanka.

+94812352283

Kandy

75

9

Singithi Sewana Children's Home

No.03, Darmasoka Mw, Kandy , Sri Lanka.

+94812222000

Kandy

35

10

Women Development Children's Home

9th mile post, Haragama, Gurudeniya, Sri Lanka.

+94814920756

Kandy

40

11

Bethshelom Children's Home

No,198/10, Keselwatta rd, Gampola , Sri Lanka.

+94812354033

Kandy

15

12

St. Joseph Children's Home

Good Shepherd Convent Ambagamuwa Rd, Gampola, Sri Lanka.

+94812352653

Kandy

36

13

International Children's Protection Centre

I.C.C. Mailapitiya, Kandy , Sri Lanka.

+94815670859

Kandy

32

14

The Heaven Children's Home

34/1, Pandiwatta Rd, Kundasale , Sri Lanka.

+94814931193

Kandy

20

15

The Friends Children's Home

No. 31/25, Galmaduwa Watta, Arangala, Kundasale, Sri Lanka.

+94814920286

Kandy

30

16

Home of hope Children's Home

Pallekele, Aluthwatta,

+94812376206

Kandy

80

17

Fidrose Children's Home

Morakanda, Bokkawela, Sri Lanka.

+94813665129

Kandy

85

18

Girls' Children's Home

No. 228/1, Meegammana, Wattegama , Sri Lanka.

+94812476215

Kandy

50

19

Refugee Children's Home

Siridigana Rd, Udispatthuwa, Sri Lanka.

+94813800920

Kandy

25

20

House of Hope Children's Home

14, Upali mawatha, Meepitiya, Nawalapitiya, Sri Lanka.

+94543541299

Kandy

15

21

Pradeepaloka Girls' Children's Home

No.50, Kohombiliwela, Matale, Sri Lanka.

+94662223758

Matale

28

22

Buddhist Boys' Children's Home

No.50, Kohombiliwela, Matale, Sri Lanka.

+94662222330

Matale

20

23

St. Agnes Children's Home

St. Agnes Girls' College, Matale, Sri Lanka.

+94665615212

Matale

35

24

St. Francis Children's Home

Vihara Para, Matale, Sri Lanka.

+94662234092

Matale

100

25

Mt. Madonna Children's Home

Good Shepherd Convent Wahakotte, Sri Lanka.

+94662289354

Matale

35

26

Sharada Mission Children's Home

No. 10/20, Kirigalpotta, Palapathwela, Matale, Sri Lanka.

+94663925241

Matale

15

27

Sajaloam Children's Home

No. 64, Ambanganga rd, Kawatayamuna, kaudupelella , Sri Lanka.

+94718568635

Matale

15

28

St. Theresa Children's Home

Good Shepherd Convent Nuweraeliya, Sri Lanka.

+94522222752

Nuwaraeliya

20

29

Painter Children's Home

No. 64, Gemunu Mw, Nuweraeliya, Sri Lanka.

+94522222289

Nuwaraeliya

40

30

S.O.S Children's village

P.O.Box 22, Kandy Rd, Nuweraeliya , Sri Lanka.

+94522222535

Nuwaraeliya

149

31

Family group Children's Home

No. 51/6, St. Andrew Rd, Nuwaraeliya , Sri Lanka.

+94522235223

Nuwaraeliya

21

32

Maranaatha Children's Home

No. 123/4, Nursing home Rd, Hatton, Sri Lanka.

+94512222489

Nuwaraeliya

28

33

Shalome Children's Home

No.05, Ecolson estate, Maskeliya, Sri Lanka.

+94522277445

Nuwaraeliya

20

34

Medilisbeme Children's Home

No.146, Dumburugiri Rd, Hatton, Sri Lanka.

+94512224627

Nuwaraeliya

30

35

Happy Home Children's Home

No71, Rophista, Kotagala. Sri Lanka.

+94512223995

Nuwaraeliya

15

Services for Elders

EldersThe Department of Social Welfare, Probation and Child Care Services provide several valuable services to our senior citizens.

  1. Building and maintaining elder's home
  2. Celebrating International Elders day
  3. Monitoring elders homes
  4. Taking care of elders above 60 years of age
  5. Organizing awareness programs to minimize timely social problems
  6. Implementing services in collaboration with the elders chief secretariat

 

 


 

Elders' Homes Supervised by the Department

 

Name of the home

Address

Telephone

Relevant Divisional Secretariat

Capacity

 

Kandy District

1

Nikaketiya Elders' Home

Nikeketiya, Menikhinna, Kandy, Sri Lanka

+94 812 376219

Kundasale

28

2

Pihimbiyahena Elders' Home

Megoda kalugamuwa, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

+94 813 801903

Doluwa

25

3

Bopitiya Elders' Home

Bopitiya, Marassana, Kandy, Sri Lanka

+94 724 533983

Paathahewaheta

20

4

Shamrock Elders' Home

Shamrock, Nawalapitiya, Sri Lanka

+94 543 540656

Pasbage koraleya

20

5

Kotikaamba Elders' Home

Kotikaamba, Hatharaliyadda, Sri Lanka

+94 375 786613

Hatharaliyadda

35

6

Godahena Elders' Home

Godahena Dolapihila, Sri Lanka

+94 814 910009

Pooojapitiya

25

7

Gurulupotha Elders' Home

18 Bends, Ududaha, Hasalaka, Sri Lanka

+94 554 915441

Minipe

10

8

Udunuwara Elders' Home

New Elpitiya, Geliouya kandy, Sri Lanka

+94 815 685958

Udunuwara

45

9

Mulgampola Elders' Home

Peradeniya Road, Mulgampola Kandy, Sri Lanka

+94 812 225100

Gangawata Koreleya

91

10

Ampitiya Elders' Home

Meddepathana, Ampitiya, Sri Lanka

+94 812 203482

Ganagawata Koreleya

20

11

Mawilmada Saranasewana Elders' home

365, Aluthganthota Road, Mawilmada, Kandy, Sri Lanka

+94 812 237737
+94 812 222870

Ganagawata Koreleya

49

12

Mahaiyawa Elders' Home

Mahaiyawa Kandy, Sri Lanka

+94 812 221060

Ganagawata Koreleya

53

Matale District

13

Imbulandanda Elders' Home

Matale Watta, Dumkolawatta, Matale, Sri Lanka

+94 662 221367

Matale

34

14

L. Warnakulasooriya Elders' Home

Dimbulgamuwa, Madawela Ulpatha Sri Lanka

+94 662 247786

Pallepola

21

15

Rangiri Dambulu Elders' Home

Kurunegala Road, Dambulla, Sri Lanka

+94 662 283017

Dambulla

37

Nuwara Eliya District

16

Chandra Wijerathne Elders' Home

Adit, Widulipura, Sri Lanka

+94 513 515155

Ambagamuwa Koraleya

11

17

Hatton Weera Elders' Home

Dumburugiri road, Hatton, Sri Lanka

+94 512 222781

Ambagamuwa Koreleya

10

 


Information on enrollments to elders' homes

Name

Address

directed Divisional secretariat

Name & address of the enrolled elders home

Date of enrollment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Services for the Disabled

disabled peopleThe Department of Social Welfare, Probation and Child Care Services provides services and supports for people with disabilities to fully participate in society and community life. The following sections covers our services

  • Services
  • Children's Homes for the handicapped
  • Circulars
  • Ordinances
  • Forms
  • Statistics
  • List of approved aids
  • Information on the handicapped

 


 

Services

  1. Providing financial aids for Infrastructure, entrance facilities, wash room facilities, Water (For the low income gaining handicapped people)
  2. Providing self-employment aids (For the low income gaining handicapped people)
  3. Providing self-employment training
  4. Providing aid equipment (For the low income gaining handicapped people)
    • Wheel Chairs
    • Clutches
    • Crutches
    • Tricycles
    • Commode chair
    • Artificial legs and arms
    • Walking frames
    • Hearing aids
    • White Canes
    • Lenses
    • Spectacles
    • Other special equipment
  5. Celebrating international day of people with disabilities
  6. Establishing and maintaining of handicapped peoples' cooperative society
  7. Providing counseling services
  8. Carrying out services in collaboration with the Chief Secretariat for the handicapped 

 


 

Children's Homes/Hostels for the Handicapped

Name

Address

Telephone

District

Maximum capacity

Sahana Hostel

Samadhi Mawatha, Ampitiya, Sri Lanka

+94 814 940892

Kandy

30

Navodaya Special Educational Hostal

109/1, Darmasoka Mw, Lewella, Kandy, Sri Lanka

+94 812 240844

Kandy

30

Senkadagala school for the blind and deaf 

Sir Kuda Ratwatte Mw, Dodamwela , Kandy, Sri Lanka

+94 812 216119
Fax: +94 812 234073

Kandy

110

Sahana school for the deaf and mute

Koswana, Kaikawela, Sri Lanka

+94 662 220864

Matale

65

 


 

Details of People who Requested Aid

Name

Address

Divisional Secretariat

Aid

Approval Granted

Issued to the Divisional Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telephone Directory

Commissioner +94 812 217128
Assistant Commissioner (Social Welfare) +94 812 217403
Assistant Commissioner (Probation) +94 812 217402
Planning Division +94 812 217129
Accounts Division +94 812 217401

 

Divisional Secretariat 

Social Welfare officer/ Child rights promotion officer

Divisional Secretariat 

T.P No

Social Service Office

Akurana

+94 812 300504

Mr. A.M.M.Risham

Udapalatha

+94 812 352236

Mr S. Edirisingha

Udadumbara

+94 602809056

Mrs Syamali Balsooriya

Udunuwara

+94 812 315436

Mrs A.W.P.Jayalath

Kundasale

+94 812 374444

Mr Kamal  Calthotaarachchi

Ganga Ihala Korale

+94 812 352604

Mr M.R.P.Wikramasingha

Thumpane

+94 812 461234

Mrs Samanthi Henegama

Pasbage Korale

+94 542 222238

Mrs Chandrani Herath

Panvila

+94 812 472236

Mr A.B.Warakagoda

Paathahewaheta

+94 812 404385

Mrs Sajeewa Hitigala

Pathadumbara

+94 812 476236

Mrs A.S.Heerath

Poojapitiya

+94 812 300502

Mr S.M.R.B.Samarathunga

Gangawata Korale

+94 812 225133

Mrs Ruwini Rajapaksha

Minipe

+94 552 257693

Mrs Wijayanthi Priyadarshani

Medadumbara

+94 812 374077

Mrs H.G.Namali

Yatinuwaara

+94 812 575236

Mrs P. Rathmayaka

Harispaththuwa

+94 812 491996

Mrs Nilmini Karunarathna

Delthota

+94 812 467025

Mr Manoj Keerthisingha

Doluwa

+94 812 354519

Mr Nalaka Wijerathna

Hatharaliyadda

+94 812 464288

Mr Nimal Rajapaksha

Ambanganaga korele

+94 662 255365

Mr Siril Wimalarathna

Ukuwela

+94 662 244208

Mrs Priyangani Makuloluwa

Galewela

+94 662 289308

Mrs Narmada Abhayarathna

Naula

+94 662 216098

Mr G.O.Ekanayaka

Dambulla

+94 662 284738

Mrs Nimali Jayawardana

Pallepola

+94 662 247223

Mrs I.G.Chandrawathi

Matale

+94 662 222733

Mrs D.I.Senanayaka

Yatawatta

+94 662 221688

Mrs Kanthi Weerasingha

Raththota

+94 662 220578

Mr Ranjith Silwa

Laggala Pallegma

+94 662 275038

Mrs Sandaya Wanasingha

Wilgamuwa

+94 662 250039

Mrs H.M.Kudamenike

Ambagamuwa Korele

+94 512 242213

Mrs Nalika Kulugammana

Hanguranketha

+94 812 369929

Mrs P.L.A.Swarnalatha

Kothmale

+94 602 537380

Mr Chandrarathna Herath

Nuwaraeliya

+94 522 222237

Mr R.D.Kumaradasa

Walapene

+94 602 530284

Mr K.G.Somadasa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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senior citizens We build, maintain and monitor elder's home to take care of elders above 60 years of age

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