SUROL

Society for Upliftment and Rehabilitation of Leprosy Affected Persons

The term SUROL stands for Society for Upliftment and Rehabilitation of Leprosy Affected Persons. Thus our main focus is to support and rehabilitate disabled persons affected by Leprosy
Surol had been in existence prior to 1971 but was registered as an Approved Charity in 1973. It is run by a Board of Management (Volunteers) and now continues under the patronage of the Catholic Archbishop of Colombo, whose appointee is the Hon. General Secretary to the Board of Management.

SUROL is the only functioning non-governmental organisation in Sri Lanka which is committed to bringing some ray of hope and happiness to people affected by leprosy. Leprosy if detected early is curable and not contagious.

SUROL’s main focus is to Uplift and Rehabilitate persons affected by Leprosy, who because of ignorance or otherwise have deformities as a result of this disease. Leprosy, if allowed remain untreated, could cause irreversible damage and deformity and often social stigmatisation and drop in self-esteem to afflicted persons and their family members, even after the disease itself is cured.

Make Donations

No one has ever become poor by giving. You can become a donor and be part of our mission. Contact us for more details

Become a Volunteer

Join us now to sustain leprosy affected persons. Be a ray of hope for the most abandoned by becoming a volunteer for us.

Most Trusted

We are a non-profit organization that has been in operation since 1971. We reach out to the most marginalized group of people in the society

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Join us in prayer to be part of this sacred ministry. We need your fervent prayers for the success of our ministry

Hope for the Leprosy Affected
Empowering Them
Helping their Families

Total Patients

Total Benefactors

Total children Supported

Number of Field Volunteers

What We Are Doing

A glimpse of the services rendered by our organization.

Financial Assistance for Beneficiaries

We have 110 Benefactors supporting 252 patients on our list to who we reach out with financial assistance.

Hampers

SUROL gifts two hampers to each family every year – at Christmas time and the Sinhala/Tamil New Year at a cost of aprox Rs 7,500 per hamper. This is made possible due to the generous donations received from benefactors and well wishers

Counselling Service

We visit these families to look into their welfare and spend time to listen, talk to them and console them to ease their feelings of rejection or ostracization.

Medical Assistance

Apart from making awareness of the disease, We also provide medical assistance to our beneficiaries throughout the year.

Raising awareness

Awareness of the disease, symptoms, methods of identification and where to go for treatment is conveyed through the various means by our organization

Helping Children

We help the children of the leprosy-affected people for their education. At present we have about 37 children we hope to increase the number in the future.

You can create a world where no leprosy affected person is marginalized from the society...

SUROL’s main focus is to Uplift and Rehabilitate persons affected by Leprosy, who because of ignorance or otherwise have deformities as a result of this disease. Leprosy, if allowed remain untreated, could cause irreversible damage and deformity and often social stigmatisation and drop in self-esteem to afflicted persons and their family members, even after the disease itself is cured.

Public education to remove the stigma attached to leprosy was one arm of SUROL’s two-way plan, the other being the important task of rehabilitation of leprosy sufferers. SUROL’s work was aimed at taking practical steps towards reducing the number of sufferers and by developing a working relationship with other relief organizations.

The map shows the locations of our beneficiaries from all around the island.The Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western parts of Sri Lanka.

Our Gallery

Some photographs of our special occasions...

Meeting Families
Donation of Wheel Chairs
Hampers distribution
Hampers Distribution Anuradhapura-Colombo-Chilaw-and-Galle
Leprosy Patients in Panadura
Meeting the Patients in Marata
Hampers Distribution in Jaffna
Hampers Distribution in Jaffna

Our Locatioon

Our office location

Contact Us

Send us a message

ADDRESS

354/14, Elvitigala Mawatha,

Narahenpita, Colombo 00500

PHONE

+94 11 250 3263

+94 11 258 1688

EMAIL

info@surol.lk

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