"wie een kind redt,

redt de wereld"
"whoever saves a


saves the world"
"wie een kind redt,

redt de wereld"
"whoever saves a


saves the world"
"wie een kind redt,

redt de wereld"

The Milhous Childrens' Home is located in Pamunugama in the district of Gampaha and was opened on June 27th 2009.
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The Katupotha Childrens' Home is located in Katupotha in the Kurunegala district. This second home was opened on January 20th 2012.
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The SMI Child Care and Development Center is located in Kelaniya near Colombo and was opened on November 1st 2014.
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The fourth childrens' home was opened on January 14th 2018 and is located in Ja-Ela, about 20 kilometers north of Colombo.
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Our goal

The foundation “Stichting Netherlands Sri Lanka”  is a private initiative of four individuals from Goes in The Netherlands, which was initiated after the tsunami of 2004 in South-East Asia. The aim of the foundation is to provide essential support for children and orphans in Sri Lanka to ensure that they may have a better and more hopeful future.


Thanks to donations, we have now been able to build 4 childrens’ homes where we can provide a safe, loving home for up to 90 children, also providing them with  education and medical care.


About the foundation

The foundation is a private initiative of four individuals from Goes in The Netherlands.

The childrens' homes

Our 4 childrens’ homes are managed by the congregation of “Mary Immaculate”.

Privacy statement

Read about how we handle the details of our donators in our privacy statement.


Our foundation has been classified as a General Benefit Organization (ANBI, no. 8147.79.979).

Photo albums

During our working visits we, naturally, take many photo’s. View them in our photo albums.


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Check out our photo albums


During the annual working visits we, of course, take our photo camera with us. But the sisters in the homes also register special events. Click below and view the different photo albums

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Remie Openeer has made a beautiful documentary for 'Goes goes Asia'. You can watch the part about Sri Lanka here.
During the working visit in 2015, video's were made of the homes and the children.

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working visit

Report on working visit Netherlands/Sri Lanka Association – January 2014
Opening of the ‘Sister Mary Immaculate Child Care and Development Center’.
After a year of intensive work it is now complete… the SMI Child Care and Development Center in Kelaniya, Sri Lanka was officially opened on 11th January 2014.
Following a long flight, Theo Schouwenaar, Elsbeth Sanderse and Dick Keizer arrived just on time to take part in the opening ceremony. The children from the orphanage presented garlands, and after Mgr. Gomes, Emeritus Archbishop of Colombo had ….. Read more»


From a hobby which seemed to just keep growing, my friends and I have started to make and repair brocade decorations in our house. Last week, we held a sort of ‘Christmas Shop’. The amounts that we made go to a charity. This year we want to support you. In April we are planning to be at a ‘market’ in Jelsum (in Friesland) and we propose to donate what we make to the Stichting. Could you possibly send us some leaflets and photos to decorate our stand?
Hendrika Kooi and Els ter Veen, Leeuwarden

On behalf of the children from our orphanages in Sri Lanka, our thanks to the Board of the Stichting Netherlands Sri Lanka and to all their donors for their generosity over the past year. Through this financial support we are able to continue our work for the orphans of Sri Lanka.
This year, I have not sent any Christmas cards from the company. The money saved has been made over to the Stichting Netherlands Sri Lanka. I wish you a very Happy Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year.
An anonymous donor

I read your report of your trip with great pleasure. I think it is excellent that with the help of the money from donors, you can help the children and also support local businesses. Really, really, really super! Keep up the good work!