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2.95. Spinal Cord Injury Resources in SRI LANKA

Central Council of Disabled Persons (CCoDP) - Sri Lanka
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work together with all stakeholders to improve the quality of life of Persons with Disabilities through integrated rehabilitation activities.

Hill Country Disabled Group assists handicapped people of the Hill Country of Sri Lanka in terms of improving their living conditions, health, education, employment opportunities, and general well being so they may enjoy full rewarding lives.

Prithipura Communities of Sri Lanka
The Prithipura Communities of
Sri Lanka is an organisation dedicated to the care and assistance of children with disabilities.

The Shivan Foundation
The Shivan Velautham Foundation is building health and education facilities in Sri Lanka for the benefit of disabled children, their parents and carers. Children will be able to enjoy a wide range of supervised educational and therapeutic activities whilst their parents live nearby. The retreat will welcome disabled children from the local community as well as from further afield, both nationally and internationally, on a temporary or permanent basis.

Sri Lanka Foundation for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled
assist the disabled community in Sri Lanka to live in confidence and dignity.

Sri Lanka Spinal Cord Injury Network  is both a professional and a support organization backed by the Ministry of Health. The goal of SLSCN is to develop systems to provide total care for spinal injury patients in Sri Lanka.  Services provided include:

  • Currently, (2013) SLSCN is building a halfway home for people with SCI, to get used to living in a community, before going home after discharge from hospital. 
  • Hotline for advice at the National Hospital in Colombo. Phone:  +94 112 685814 and e-mail: to obtain guidance and assistance on SCI related needs.  
  • Specialized training for medical professionals

 For specific information about Spinal Cord Injury in Sri Lanka, contact Dinesh Palipana at

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