Ramakrishna Mission, Colombo, Srilanka

Temple
Ramakrishna Mission
40 Ramakrishna Road, Colombo 6, Srilanka
Phone: 94-11-2588253 & 5013805; Fax: 94-11-2361438
E-mail: [email protected]; Website: www.rkmceylon.org

Sub Centre:

Ramakrishna Mission
Ramakrishna Puram, Kalladi-Uppodai, Batticaloa, Srilanka
Phone: 94-65-222-2752; E-mail: [email protected]

Institution: Boys’ Home
Phone: 94-60-2651269

Institution: Dispensary
Phone: 94-65-2227500

Though the Mission started functioning in the island in 1924 by way of managing a few schools, the centre in Colombo was formally established in 1930.  Swami Sarvarupananda is the swami-in-charge of the centre.

Activities:

  • A free library and a reading room (with 8000 books and 23 newspapers and periodicals) and a bookshop.
  • A Sunday school for children (669 on roll).
  • An International Cultural Centre with guest rooms, library, etc.
  • Relief and welfare work such as providing food and educational, medical and pecuniary help to the needy and victims of war (61,51,040 Sri Lankan Rupees spent).
  • Monthly medical camps treated 1016 patients and weekly ayurvedic camps treated 2712 patients.
  • Lectures and cultural programmes in the ashrama’s Swami Vivekananda Centenary Memorial Hall (one of the biggest auditoriums in Colombo) as well as in other parts of the island.
  • Personality development camps for children from schools all over Colombo, and free distribution of Ramakrishna-Vivekananda literature to schools and libraries.
  • Daily worship, weekly classes, fortnightly retreats, occasional festivals, and celebration of the birthdays of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda and other prophets.
  • A sub-centre at Batticaloa with the following activities:
    • Three orphanages with 106 children.
    • Two nursery schools with 169 children.
    • Three Sunday schools with 361 children.
    • A computer training centre with 75 students.
    • Two free coaching centres with 271 students.
    • A healthcare centre, which treated 18,571 patients.
    • Daily worship and weekly congregational prayers.
    • Occasional classes at Manthivu Lepers’ Asylum and Thalankundah, where the centre maintains temples with regular puja and bhajans.
    • Welfare work by providing educational aids and pecuniary help to poor students (Sri Lankan Rupees 49,49,600 spent this year).
Religious School for Students
Swami Vivekananda Memorial hall