Community rehabilitation


Our programme of Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) seeks to reach people in some of southern Sri Lanka’s most remote areas. Through a network of community based volunteers we provide a holistic service for people with disabilities. We work with the whole person – from early identification and intervention to full rehabilitation. CBR is the core […]

Therapy services


The majority of our clients suffer from physical disabilities caused by neurological problems, accidents, stroke, cerebral palsy and hearing impairment. Our dedicated institutional based rehabilitation (IBR) department caters to them by providing prosthetics and orthotics; physiotherapy; speech therapy; audio therapy; and access to wheelchairs and supportive seating. The IBR department is broadly divided into units that […]

The Navajeevana Centre


At our beautiful premises in Tangalle, we run clinics for people with disabilities, accommodation for people with disabilities and their families, a cafe and craft shop for visiting tourists, and we also have a fully accessible training centre. The holistic centre for people with disabilities Navajeevana knows that people with disabilities often need access to […]

Contact us

Navajeevana Rehabilitation Tangalla

320 Mahawela Road
82200 Tangalla
Sri Lanka

Tel:         +94 47 224 2718 or +94 47 224 1345
Fax:         +94 47 224 0579

  • Kumarini Wickramasuriya

    It is with the utmost grief that we convey the demise of our Founder/ Chairperson Mrs Kumarini Wickramasuriya. We request our friends and well wishers to remain strong and in solidarity in this time of bereavement. And to hold in prayer her family in this difficult time.

  • A message from our Founder

    As our name suggests, Navajeevana (“new life”) is going through a revival. Team Navajeevana has traversed a long journey of over twenty-five years and it is our continuous thirst for staying abreast with the times that makes us an icon in disability inclusive development and community-based rehabilitation. We draw inspiration from the Greek mythological bird […]

  • Our new website

    We’re pleased to have launched our new website, which is packed full of information about Navajeevana. Why not take a look around? You can read all about our services, our history, our beautiful centre in Tangalle, or find out how to donate.

  • Books for disabled children

    On the 30th January 2014 a book launch took place at The Winchester, Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This event was held to celebrate and showcase three children’s books that were written for the pre-school age group. Each of the three books were about disability, with each book telling the story of a child’s […]

  • Navajeevana celebrates World Children’s Day

    Universal Children’s Day celebrated by children in Tangalla, Hambantota District, was a great success! This day was planned by children, for children from all walks of life. This event will remain in the memory of the general public and children who took part, for many months, and many years. Children at Navajeevana The day started […]

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    It all began under a mango tree…

    In 1987 Kumarini Wickramasuriya founded a health centre and pre-school for disabled children with special needs. The pre-school met for the first time under a mango tree just a few kilometres north of Tangalla. From these humble beginnings Navajeevana has grown over 25 years to be the primary organisation working with people with disabilities in […]