About Us

Salesians of Don Bosco, Sri Lanka

LKC VICE PROVIENCE OF ST. JOSEPH

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Provincial                                    Fr Joseph Almeida                             +94(0)7667.57853

Vice Provincial                       Fr. Reginold Fernando                  +94 (0)7797.62848

Economer                               Fr. Felix Mallawarachchi               +94 (0)7735.78430

Councillors                              Fr. Thomas Ellicherail                    +94 (0)7753.63557

………………………               ………….. …..Fr. Pius Rathappili                          +94 (0)7792.94684

………………………..                 …………….Br. Christopher Rodrigo               +94 (0)7754.22920

Don Bosco Provincial House,
No.66, Dungalpitiya,
Thalahena – 11504, Negombo,
Sri Lanka.

Telephone :

+94 (011) 586.25.59 House

+94 (011) 586.80.82 House

+94 (011) 586.80.81 House

+94 (011) 584.36.56 Provincial

+94 (011) 587.85.60 Economer

Fax :

+94(011) 537.85.61 House

Organization Profile

Name of the Organization : Don Bosco Sri Lanka (LKC)

GENERAL INFORMATION

Head of the Organization : Rev. Fr. Joseph Almeida, Provincial Superior

Address : Don Bosco Provincial House,
No. 66, Dungalpitiya, Thalahena 11504, Negombo,
Sri Lanka.

Tel : +94115862559 / +94115868081-2/+94312228445

Fax : +94312228449 / +94 11 5378561

Email :[email protected]

DS Division : Negombo

District : Gampaha Province : Western

PROFILE

Type of Organization : Approved Charity;

Trust Year Established : 1956

Country of Origin : Italy

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Registrar : Don Bosco Trust

Place : Colombo

Year : 1977

Registration No : Deed No.2291

 

Registrar : Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission

Place : Colombo

Year : 1992

Registration No : 01-0049-0343

 

Registrar : Ministry of Social Services

Place : Colombo

Year : 1992

Registration No : G/48/92

 

Registrar : Approved Charity

Place : Colombo

Year : 2008

Registration No : The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, The Inland Revenue Act, No. 10 of 2006 , Notice under section 34(2) (a), “Education and Techni cal Training Fund for the Under-privileged Children and Youth of Don Bosco Trust” No 03-475

BANK DETAILS

FOREIGN CURRENCY ACCOUNT UNDER THE TRUST – EURO

Bank : Hatton National Bank

Address : No. 18, Rajapakse Broadway, Negombo, SRI LANKA

Account Name : Don Bosco Trust

Currency : Euro

Account Numbers : 0249 1029 2155

International Swift Code : HBLILKLXXXX

 

FOREIGN CURRENCY ACCOUNT UNDER THE TRUST – USD

 

Bank : Hatton National Bank

Address : No. 18, Rajapakse Broadway, Negombo, SRI LANKA

Account Name : Don Bosco

Trust Currency : USD

Account Numbers : 0249 1029 2173

International Swift Code : HBLILKLXXXX

 

LOCAL CURRENCY ACCOUNT UNDER THE TRUST – Rs.

 

Name of the Bank : Hatton National Bank Bank

Address : No. 18, Rajapakse Broadway, Negombo, SRI LANKA

Account Name : Bosco Friends

Currency : Rupees

Account Numbers : 0240 2049 7941

ORGANIZATIONAL NETWORK

CENTRE NAME LOCATION

Don Bosco Technical Centre : Negombo – Western Province

Mama Margaret Training Centre and Youth Centre : Palliyawatte – Western Province

Bosco Sevana : Uswetakeiyawa – Western Province

Don Bosco Aspirantate : Dankotuwa – Western Province

Don Bosco Novitiate and Agro Training Centre : Kotadeniyawa – Western Province

Don Bosco Delegation House : Dungalpitiya – Western Province

Don Bosco Technical Centre and Boy s’ : Home Kandy – Centra Province

Don Bosco Institute : Arambegama – Central Province

Don Bosco Vocational Training Centre : Nochchiyagama – North Central
Province

Don Bosco Centre : Bibile – Uva Province

Don Bosco Vocational Training Centre : Metiyagane – North Western Province

Don Bosco Vocational Training Centre : Murunkan – Northern Province

Don Bosco Vocational Training Centre : Nachchikuda – Northern Province

Don Bosco Children’s Home : Vavuniya – Northern Province

Don Bosco English Academy : Kilinochchi – Northern Province

Don Bosco Centre : Mathale – Central Province

Don Bosco Aspirantate : Mankulam – Nothern Province

Background

: The society of St. Francis de Sales or Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), is a religious Congregation founded by St. John Bosco in 1859 in Turin, Italy for the purpose of helping, educating and training poor boys. To date, services of the Salesians have spread to 131 countries in the world. In Sri Lanka, the very first Don Bosco Centre was established in 1956 at Negombo. The Salesians of Don Bosco have, to date established 18 centres in different parts of the country. Don Bosco Salesian community with its non-discriminatory policy not only in Sri Lanka but all over the world, work towards educating and upholding the dignity of the young, especially the underprivileged.

Sect oral Priorities

:  Education; Vocational Training ; Child care; Rehabilitation; Gender issues; Agriculture; Disaster Management-Relief-Peace Building; Integration- Resource

Activities Undertaken

:  Education; Technical training; Child education and child care; Conflict area development; Counseling; HIV/AIDS; Housing/temporary shelter; Rehabilitation; kitchen gardening, appropriate technologies; Gender issues, Agriculture, Disaster Management-Relief-Peace Building; Integration- Resource

Mission

The Salesians of Don Bosco mission is the educational and broad human development of poor, disadvantaged, abandoned, orphaned children and youth, to earn a decent living for themselves and their families and become responsible, constructive citizens of their communities and the nation.

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Open to the cultural values of the lands in which we work, we try to understand them and become part of them so as to incarnate in them the message of the Gospel. The needs of the young, of ordinary people, the desire to work with the Church and in her name, inspire and shape our concrete pastoral activity so as to bring about a more just world and one of greater fellowship in Christ. Founded by St. John Bosco, an Italian saint-educator of the nineteenth century, we are today in 132 different nations.

This official website of our international community will give you a glimpse into what we do, how we do it and why we believe that what we do is worth living and dying for. Journeying with the young: be a part of the adventure!

Our Vision, Mission & Activities

The Vision…

  • Mystics, Prophets and Servents rooted in Christ in the spirit of Don Bosco for the young

The Mission…

  • We envisage the Vice Province as Spirit filled, optimistic and consecrated Salesians, rooted in the Word of God, guided by our Blessed Mother, in the spirit of Don Bosco and under the protection of St. Joseph at the Service of the Church.
  • As animators we work hand in hand together with the Salesian Family and the lay collaborators to fulfill the founder’s apostolic plan.
  • We educate and evangelise the young and uphold their dignity, in the spirit of dialogue with Christian and non Christian brethren.
  • We march with the young towards peace in relationship of trust, shared responsibility and accountability.

The Activities…

Academic Schools,
Colleges, Universities,
Trade and Agricultural Schools,
Oratories and Youth Centres,
Parishes, Missions,
Youth Movements,
Publishing Houses,
Media Broadcasting Centres,
Printing presses,
Multimedia Productions,
Cine-forums,
Theatre and Music Clubs,
Sport Clubs, Art and Graphics,
Education Programmes
Catechetical centres,
Rural Development projects,
Street Children Asylums,
Rehabilitation Homes,
Counseling Centres,
Drug Detoxification Centres,
Centres for Immigrant Youth,
Centres for Refugees,
Vocational Training Centres,
Centres for Volunteering,
Centres of Youth
Research and Developments
Prayer Meetings,
Peace &Democracy Programmes,
etc…

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(Numbered Chronologically…)

1. Negombo – Don Bosco Technical Centre (in 1962)

2. Kandy – Don Bosco Boys’ Home (in 1976)

3. Dankotuwa – Dominic Savio Aspirantate (in 1987)

4. Palliyawatte – Parish/Mamma Margaret Training Centre (in 1987)

5. Kotadeniyawa – Don Bosco Institute of Philosophy & Humanities (in 1995)

6. Uswetakeiyawa – Bosco Sevana Rehabilitation Centre (in 1996)

7. Arabegama – Don Bosco Novitiate (in 1998)

8. Dungalpitiya P.H. – Provincial House (in 2000)

9. Nochchiyagama – Don Bosco Vocational Training Centre (in 2001)

10. Bibile – Don Bosco Training Centre (in 2001)

11. Murungan – Don Bosco Vocational Training Centre (in 2004)

12. Pallawarayankattu – Don Bosco Vocational Training Centre (in 2005)

13. Metiyagane – Don Bosco Civil Engineering Institute (in 2010)

14. Kilinochchi – Don Bosco English & Computer Academy (in 2010)

15. Mankulam – Don Rua Aspirantate (in 2014)

16. Dungalpitiya P.N. – Bl. Zatti Pre-Novitiate (in 2015)

17. Hungama – Hotel School

18. Ahungalla – Don Bosco Institute

19. Vavuniya – Don Bosco Children’s Home

Logo : Our Inspiration

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THE SALESIAN COAT OF ARMS

The Salesian Coat of Arms, appeared for the first time in a circular letter of Don Bosco’s on 8th December 1885.

The shining star, the large anchor, the heart on fire symbolize the theological virtues; the figure of St. Francis de Sales recalls the Patron of the Society; the small wood in the lower part reminds us of the Founder; the high mountains signify the heights of perfection towards which members strive; the interwoven palm and laurel that enfold the shield either side are emblematic of the prize reserved for a virtuous and sacrificial life. The motto Da mihi animas, caetera tolle, (Give me souls, take away everything else) expresses every Salesian’s ideal.

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THE SALESIAN INTERNATIONAL LOGO

Don Bosco (written in ENGLISH) and the Salesians walking with the young through the world, particularly in Sri Lanka. (“Sri”= written in TAMIL & “Lanka” = written in SINHALESE)

The Logo of the Salesians of Don Bosco is made up of two superimposed images: in the background a stylised “S” (Salesians) in white is formed within a sphere like a globe marked to the right and left by two cuttings between the hills/dunes The second image is in the centre of the globe bridging the “S” road. This is an arrow pointing upwards resting on three perpendicular legs on top of which are three closed circles making a stylised image of three people: the first of these in the middle and taller than the others is the point of the arrow, and the other two beside it appear as it were to be embraced by the central figure. The three stylised figures with the arrow pointing upwards can also be viewed as a simple dwelling with a sloping roof (the arms) and with pillars holding it up (the bodies of the three people).