0112 834 633 / 0773433986

Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary

Dayamina Home for Differently Abled
29, Thalapathpitiya Rd, (turn into Daham Mawatha) Embuldeniya Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
Dayamina - gem of love

“That they may have life; life in its fullness.” (John: 10.10)

Daya mina Girl Guides cleaned the church premises for thinking day. Pictured here with the parish priest. Also Daya mina girl guides sport their new tee shirt thinking day

New admissions for special children at Dayamina

Master Chef competition Sept 2022

The Girl Guides of Daya Mina participated in the Master Chef competition, where they all received certificates of participation.

Celebrating the 74th independence day with the students at Dayamina

Thai Pongal Day 2022

Who we Are
Daya Mina, or ‘Gem of Love’ is a centre for young girls and boys with special needs in other words a School for the differently abled in Sri Lanka. Started in 1989, it is a government approved Charity under the Sudaya Trust ( Gazette 93/07/624 and recognized under the social services ( Col 41/91). With a western province registration: WP/SSD/C/DH/2013/02. ‘Daya Mina’ is a religious organisation run by the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary who are determined to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the so-called “disabled” are in fact differently-abled in varying degrees and are far from being invalids of society.

At present, there are about 60 students coming from all walks of life... Some students need to be sponsored. The staff are accompanied and given ongoing formation, on the job training locally and overseas.

It offers more opportunities for the mentally challenged to participate in many activities and skills. Dancing, singing and creation of works of art of various forms are daily activities at Day Mina. Trained teachers in special education, visiting experts and volunteers are part and parcel of the academic staff of Daya Mina, a School for the differently abled in Sri Lanka.

Our Motto, “That they may have life; life in its fullness.” (Jn. 10.10) expresses the core values of the Centre. Each person is unique and valuable; therefore our aim is that all associated with Daya Mina may develop their full potential, both as carers, trainers and those who are guided and trained.
Know More

A Message from Sister Anastasia

Directress - Daya Mina Centre

Thank you for visiting our website. 

Our services for the differently able child and those with special needs in Sri Lanka started way back in 1964, in Gonapinuwela, off Hikkaduwa. The founder of our Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary saw this as one of the most important areas of service. Since then our involvement with the special child expanded to other areas, taking the form of house visiting, outreach programmes, vocational training, and parent counseling. 

The child, youth and elder person within this spectrum receive from us the maximum and the most updated form of care, training and education as far as possible. Our belief in their potential, urges us to provide the best. Your concern and interest help us to carry out our programme to the best of our ability. Daya mina Day Center is situated in Embuldeniya in the Nugegoda area and is into its 32nd year looking to a bright future.

Sister Anastasia
dayamina care centre
Our Mission
Recognising the inherent richness of every child and young person with a learning disability, we aim to provide the best possible environment and training opportunities to all in our services.
view More
Our Story
Daya Mina is a part of a larger organisation, the Sudaya Trust, which is an approved Charity. An advisory Committee comprising well wishers helps carry out the special events.
view More
An applicant of whatever race or religion will be admitted if the initial assessment shows that they can benefit from the program offered.
view More
How to Help Us?
If you wish to help Daya Mina Centre in any manner, please e-mail us or call us at  0112 834 633 / 0773433986

view More
Scroll to Top