Salesians of Don Bosco, Sri Lanka.

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Salesians of Don Bosco, Sri Lanka.

Salesians of Don Bosco, Sri Lanka


Provincial :                  Fr MIRANDA Roshan
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Vice Provincial :         Fr.  PAUL Sajeewaka
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Economer :                  Fr. SAGAYARAJ Philominathan
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Secretary :                    Fr. WARNAKULASOORIYA Jesudasan
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Councillors :                Fr. Thomas Ellicherail
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                                           Fr. TRIMANNE Ruwantha
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                                           Fr. RATHAPPILLIL Pius
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                                       Fr. HARSHANA Hemantha
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Don Bosco Provincial House
No.66, Dungalpitiya, Thalahena – 11504, Negombo, Sri Lanka.

Provincial House :
+94 (031) 222.8444
+94 (031) 222.8445

Vice-Province :
+94 (031) 222.8448

WhatsApp :
+94 31 2228448


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


Head of the Organization :  Rev. Fr. Roshan Miranda, Provincial Superior

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

Tel :  +94312228444  / +94312228448  / +94312228445  / +94 31 2228448

Email :

DS Division :  Negombo

District :  Gampaha

Province :  Western


Type of Organization :  Approved Charity

Trust Year Established :  1956

Country of Origin :  Italy


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


(Centre Name with Location)

Don Bosco Technical Centre :   Negombo – Western Province (in 1962)

Parish and Youth Centre :   Palliyawatte – Western Province (in 1987)

Bosco Sevana :   Uswetakeiyawa – Western Province (in 1996)

Don Bosco Aspirantate :   Dankotuwa – Western Province (in 1987)

Don Bosco Pre-Novitiate and Farm :   Kotadeniyawa – Western Province (in 2019)

Don Bosco Provincial House :   Dungalpitiya – Western Province (in 2000)

Don Bosco Technical Centre :   Home Kandy – Centra Province (in 1976)

Don Bosco Novitiate :   Arambegama – Central Province (in 1998)

Don Bosco Vocational Training Centre, Parish and English Medium School :   Nochchiyagama – North Central Province (in 2001)

Don Bosco Centre :   Bibile – Uva Province (in 2001)

Don Bosco Civil Engineering College :   Metiyagane – North Western Province (in 2010)

Don Bosco Vocational Training Centre and English Medium School :   Murunkan – Northern Province (in 2004)

Don Bosco Vocational Training Centre :   Nachchikuda – Northern Province

Don Bosco Children’s Home :   Vavuniya – Northern Province (in 2010)

Don Bosco Centre :   Kilinochchi – Northern Province (in 2010)

Don Bosco Aspirantate :   Mankulam – Northern Province (in 2014)

Don Bosco Centre :   Jaffna – Northern Province (in 2019)

Don Bosco “Chinthanaloka” Post-Novitiate :   Ahungalla – Southern Province (in 2018)


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


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.

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,
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,

Don Bosco Centres in Sri Lanka

Since 1956, open to the socio-cultural values of the Island, the Salesians of Sri Lanka have become part of the Youth, so as to incarnate in them the message of the Gospel.  Founded by St. John Bosco, an Italian saint-educator of the nineteenth century, we are today in 132 different nations. Sri Lanka, being a young country (average of 34 years of age), Don Bosco Salesians cater their service through 19 Centres Island wide.

NEGOMBO  (Technical Centre)

KANDY  (Technical Centre)

DANKOTUWA  (Formation House)


KOTADENIYAWA  (Formation House)

USWETAKEIYAWA  (Rehabilitation Centre)

DUNGALPITIYA  (Provincial House)

NOCHCHIYAGAMA  (Technical Centre)

BIBILE  (Technical Centre)

MURUNGAN  (Technical Centre)

NACHCHIKUDA  (Technical Centre)

METIYAGANE  (Higher Studies)


MANKULAM  (Formation House)

ARABEGAMA  (Formation House)

HUNGAMA  (Centre)

AHUNGALLA  (Higher Studies)

VAVUNIYA  (Rehabilitation Centre)

JAFFNA  (Technical Centre)

Logo : Our Inspiration


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, caeteratolle, (Give me souls, take away everything else) expresses every Salesian’s ideal.


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).


St. Francis de Sales (1567 – 1622)

The “Salesians of Don Bosco” Congregation
is named after the name of St. Francis de Sales.

Official Title :  Society of St Francis de Sales

Alternative Title :  Salesians of Don Bosco

Date Founded :  18 December 1859

Founder :  St. John Bosco

Salesians : 15,298 (14,603 without novices and bishops)

Countries :  132

Regions :  07

Provinces :  86

Salesian Fam. Groups :  30

Who are the SALESIANS?

St. John Bosco began his work with a religious community of Brothers and Priests, known as the Salesians of Don Bosco.

The Salesian Sisters, officially known as the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, is a Catholic religious community of women founded by St. Maria Domenica Mazzarello and St. John Bosco.

Don Bosco also established a group called the Salesian Cooperators. The cooperators are lay men and women who live the spirituality and ministry of the Salesians. They bring the Church to their lives in the workplace, the home and society.

Don Bosco’s Past Pupils are men and women who as young people attended a Salesian school, club or parish, and like the Cooperators live the Salesian Spirit in the workplace, the home and society.

What do the SALESIANS do?

All Salesians minister to young people through schools, parishes, youth centers, in a word, wherever young people can be found. It is our mission to be signs and bearers of God’s love for the young.

Don Bosco wanted us Salesians to use all of our energy and creativity to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to youth through Salesian Youth Ministry.

How did it get started?

It all began with a young priest, John Bosco. Now he is St. John Bosco, but the kids called him Don Bosco. In Italy where he began his ministry priests are called “Don”. Today we still refer to him as Don Bosco.

Starting with a handful of teenagers in 1841 Don Bosco soon had several hundred kids coming to him on Sundays for Mass, religious instruction and an afternoon of recreation. They met wherever he could find enough space mostly in vacant lots. Don Bosco called this informal Sunday gathering the Oratory. Some of the kids were homeless and all of them were poor.

“Do you want to help Don Bosco?” he asked some of the youngsters. From these young volunteers came the Salesians, a religious community of brothers and priests dedicated to youth ministry. First there were 18 “Salesians” ranging in age from 16 to 22 years of age.

Later, a Parish Priest, Fr. Pestarino, approached Don Bosco telling him of a small group of young women who were interested in forming a community dedicated to the care of young people. He met the leader of the group, Mary Mazzarello. After much discussion and planning Don Bosco and Mary Mazzarello established the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians. Today Mary is St. Mary Mazzarello.

Today the Salesians of Don Bosco number 15,700 Brothers and Priests and the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians number 15,000 Sisters. They serve over 120 countries. They dedicate their lives to the care and education of young people by bringing the Gospel of Jesus to the world.