SOS Children’s Village Piliyandala

SOS Children’s Village is situated in Kesbewa near Piliyandala town. The capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo is 20 kilometres north of the Village and Piliyandala town is four kilometres away.

The foundation stone for the Village was laid on April 1, 1981 and in November that year when the construction of the Village was completed partially, the first children brought home. The Village was formally dedicated to children of Sri Lanka on January 20, 1982 by founder father of SOS Children's Villages Hermann Gmeiner in presence of Ministers of Government of Sri Lanka, Ashoka Karunarathne and Dharmasena Attygalle. Ambassadors of Germany and Austria also graced the function. It was the first Children’s Village in Sri Lanka. The Village was built on the land donated by the government.


Mr. Laksiri Hettige

Village Director

SOS Children's Village – Pilyandala

Kesbewa, Pilyandala,

Sri Lanka

Tel : +94-011-2-703891, +94-011-2-702712


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