Ayati Centre

The proposed AYATI centre is to be built within the Kelaniya Faculty of Medicine which is located in Ragama.  The Centre has been designed by renowned architect Channa Daswatte and will be spread across a two-acre land in Ragama with a 42.000 sq.ft floor area that will include:

  • an Audiology Wing,
  • an Assessment and Learning Centre,
  • a Supported Employment Centre,
  • a Multi- Disciplinary Training Wing,
  • an Occupation Therapy & Physio Therapy Wing
  • a Speech and Language Training.

Medical and technical expertise will be provided on an ongoing basis by the Kelaniya University Faculty of Medicine. The centre will also consist of a research and development unit that will help enhance the learning experience of the many undergraduates and foreign graduates who regularly visit the University. AYATI will also provide training to parents and service providers such as midwives, preschool teachers, and primary teachers. The centre will also be affiliated with other recognized institutes in Sri Lanka, thus providing parents with the opportunity to receive further referrals or treatment.

The ultimate goal of the centre is to help children overcome their disabilities and be integrated into the community as contributing members of the society.

Benefactors in the form, generous business giants and giving personalities such as Hemas Holdings, MAS Holdings have contributed towards the cause and Sri Lankan Cricket legends Kumar Sangakkara and Roshan Mahanama, have come together with us to raise funds for this national level cause. The Sri Lankan Army will be contributing these labour towards construction.

AYATI Centre designed to serve children with disabilities has been estimated to cost approximately 450 million rupees The ongoing running of the centre will be overseen by the University of Kelaniya, Faculty of Medicine Ragama. Services at this centre are to be provided free of charge.

Our aim is to thereafter construct accommodation facilities for children and their caregivers who have to travel from afar to receive the services of the centre.