The Arogya Foundation for the Disabled was born to support disabled people in Sri Lanka enables people with disabilities to improve their life skills. Founded three years ago, the Foundation continues to render their service all over the country and nearly 150 patients have been received necessary medical equipments such as crutches, walking sticks, wheel chairs, etc. The Foundation is a non-profit organization, founded by Rev Unapana Ariyadhamma Thero and registered in Sri Lanka in year 2008.

Register No : L-134405

Tel : (+94) 113-175 889 email : web :

About Us

Arogya Foundation is a non- profit making, charitable organization established in the year 2005 for the purpose of  serving  the people with disabilities in Sri Lanka.  Since then this organization have served more than 1000 disabled  persons across the country by providing Wheel Chairs, Crutches,Walking sticks, Arm crutches, Walkers, Special chairs for children, Water Bed, Beds for patients,   Battery operated scooter   including Financial assistance for the  purchase of Artificial Limbs and Legs,   Medical treatments ,  for physically handicapped persons.

In addition, Financial Assistance was also provided for Self employment, Housing, Education and Scholarships for Physically Handicapped, Mentally retarded and blind including donation of clothes and Spectacles for persons with Low vision.

The main objective of the Arogya Foundation is to provide the best medical facility to the people with disabilities in Sri Lanka.  Foundation believes that there should be a medical center which is capable to carry out all medical treatments.  The solution is a water therapy medical centre.

Water therapy is an innovative and advanced method of spine and brain restoration. The studies have practically demonstrated that patients who had cerebrospinal injuries result from trauma, stroke and even slipped discs mostly undergo painful seriated and it does take a considerable time to recover from other complexities which result from these surgeries.

Consultant neurosurgeon of Mt. Elizabeth Medical Centre in Singapore, Dr. Prem Pillay is one of the pioneers in using water therapy as an acute treatment for the patients suffering from cerebrospinal problems. Under his directions the foundation has launched the project for establishment of a centre for Hi-tech Rehabilitation in Sri Lanka.

The scope of the Project consists of selecting a suitable land, Construction of building and infrastructure and Operation play.

To achieve project success we seek the funds through local and foreign donors and kindly invite them to rally round us to materialize this event.

No persons with Disabilities

  1. To make disabled able
  2. To treat medically for restoration of disability condition
  3. To rehabilitate on mobility orientation
  4. To provide job oriented vocation training
  5. To promote independent livelihood for sustainability 
  6. To encourage disabled on academic and technical education
  7. To provide advice and facilitate for cultivating interpersonal harmony and meditative concentration
  1. To establish a Hi-Tech Rehabilitation Centre
  2. To provide   water therapy medical treatments
  3. To provide medical (Neurosurgery) treatments
  4. To provide physiotherapy  for disabled / mentally retarded persons,  (Gym)  facilities
  5. To provide  Library facilities,  Clinic /Laboratory and class room for the conduct of  counseling, Awareness programmes etc.
  6. To provide hostel facilities for disabled / retarded  - monks / clergy (male), Doctors and Foreign guests,  Religious activities and clergy, Swimming Pool water therapy ,  Disabled  Female clergy / nuns,      
  7. To provide play ground facilities for disabled

  1. The principle aim is to establish a well equipped and facilitated Hi-Tech Rehabilitation Centre based on the above mentioned objectives of the Foundation in Sri Lanka.
  2. To assist organize and promote various development projects for the upliftment of the disabled people.
  3. Who should desire such assistance and to provide both finance and raw materials  to encourage themselves for their self employment  and dispose their production through the foundation.  
The Management Structure

The “‘Arogya’ Foundation for the Disabled” managed by a Director Board.   The Executive Committee consists of Director General, President, Secretary, Two Asst. Secretaries, Treasurer, Coordinating Secretary and Organizer.


Most Ven. Thalagala Sumanarathana
Ven. Dr. Sumanasiri - Singapore
Most Ven. Thalapathpitiye Pugngnaloka
Ven.  Eryo Sugiwaka - Japan
Rev.  Yushi Shimada - Japan
Ven. (Dr) Bhikkuni A. Swarnamala
Mr.  Jagath Sumathipala,
President  of All Ceylon Buddhist Congress.
Mr. Sumith Bandara Medawela
 Ex. Production Manager.
Master Chow Cheong King  – Singapore
Mr. Soh Boon Swee Andy – President of
Dharma Drum Singapore
Mr. William Chia – Singapore

Director General
Rev. Unapana Ariyadhamma

Most Ven. Udahamulle Saranapala
Chief Incumbent of Sri Saddharmaramaya, Polwatta,  Pannipitiya.

Vice President
Mr. Hasanjith Kruppuarachchi
Head of Enterprise Solutions.

Dr. (Mrs.) K.A.L.Dilani

Mr. Gamini Dahanayake
Justice of the Peace (Whole Island)

Assistant Secretary
Mr. Upali Jayarathna
Mr. P.A.Gunawardana

Internal Auditor
Mr. W.L.I. Botheju

Advisory Medical Specialist
Dr. Prem Pillay
Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon,Mt. Elizabeth and Gleneagles Medical Centre, Singapore.

Mr. K.D. Malinda Vijekumara 
Mr. Buddhika Adikari

International Coordinator
Mr. Thusitha Weerawardhana

Coordinating Secretary
Mr. A.D. Channa Ranasinghe

Information Technology Adviser
Mr. A. Amitha Kumara
Lecturer University of  Sri Jayawardanapura.

Committee Members
Mrs. D. Karunawathie Perera
Mrs. Yasawathie Ranasinghe
Mrs. Suneetha Wijesinghe
Mrs. Kalyani Jayasinghe
Mrs. P.V. Thilakawathie
Mrs. K.Manoja Perera
Mrs. Mihiraji Imbulana
Mr.  Nihal Vithanachchi
Mrs. Lilani Perera   
Mr. Nilantha Somasiri
Mrs. Ajantha Roshani
Mr.  Chathuranga Yapa
Mrs. Nayana Wickramasinghe