Gamini Matha Home for Elders

GAMINI MATHA HOME FOR ELDERS

Gamini Matha Home for Elders at No 117, Sir James Peiris Mawatha , Colombo 2 was established by the late Mrs. H.M.Gunasekera and  the organization in charge of it requested the assistance of the  Colombo YMBA to run it. In 1970 the YMBA took over the administration of the Home, which now gives shelter to 50 elderly males.

 

HOW TO GET ADMISSION TO THE HOME

Applications obtained from the Home must be duly filled and sent to the manageress along with certificates from the Grama Niladari for proof of residence, and from a medical officer confirming that the elder is free of chronic illnesses and infectious diseases. After a brief interview by the Management Committee of the Home, elders are admitted if found suitable. A guardian/relation must accompany the elder for admission.   

 

BASIC FACILITIES PROVIDED

 All basic facilities such as food, clothes, accommodation and medicine are provided free of charge to all inmates.

 

MEALS

 Cooked meals and dry rations are provided by donors as well as by the home. Meals are supplied as per a menu prepared by a qualified dietician.

 Minimum donation of Rs. 6000/- is required for one meal. The present strength 50  elders.

 

SECURITY

A qualified manageress and members of the staff are available round the clock for the care of elders. 

 

OTHER SERVICERS

All facilities are available for Buddhist religious observances. Religious programmers are conducted by Buddhist priests from time to time. 

 

Facilities are available to read daily newspapers, watch television and engaging in indoor games such as carom, cards and chess. Space is available for physical exercises. Medical clinics are held regularly and facilities are provided to consult doctors for those who require such attention.

 

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMS

 In order to change the monotonous life of Elders, entertainment tours and pilgrimages are organized by the YMBA.

 The ‘Vintage’ Car Rally is organized annually in the month of October by Vintage Car Owners Club for the entertainment of elders. In addition to donations, the Colombo YMBA is spending a considerable amount of money to provide meals, clothes and day to day needs.

 

HOW TO HELP THE HOME

 If you wish to donate a meal/meals or cash for meals or a general donation for maintenance of the home you are very much welcome.  

 Those well-wishers and donors who are willing to contribute towards this worthy cause could send their donations by drawing cheques in favor of ‘The Colombo Young Men’s Buddhist Association’. Cash donations to the Home are   also welcome. For all donations official receipts will be issued. The Colombo YMBA being an approved charity all your donations are exempt from income tax. 

 

VISIT TO GAMINI MATHA HOME

 You are welcome to visit the home and spend a few minutes with the Elders, either when you are providing them with meals or not. Your visit will bring joy to Elders.      

 

BRANCH COMMITTEE

 Mr. Mahendra Jayasekera   (Secretary)

Mr. Suren Abeyagoonasekera

Mr. Rajah Kuruppu

Mr. M. Ariyaratne

Mr. Mahesh Mallawaratchie

Mr. Sumedha Amerasinghe

Dr. Buddhi Kaluarachchi                 

Mr. Lakshman M. Kuruppu

Mr. Upali Sirisena

 

For further details please contact:

 

Manageress: Miss KDS Malkanthi          Asst Managerss  MissNilanthi Perera

Gamini Matha Elder’s Home

No. 177, Sir James Peiris Mw,

Colombo 02.

(Near Gangaramaya)

Telephone: 0112434792

 

Website: www.ymba-colombo.org

Email: ymbacolombo@sltnet.lk

Contributions to Gamini Matha Home for Elders

I/We wish to contribute as follow.


 

 

 

Breakfast                  

 

Lunch

 

Afternoon Tea

 

Dinner

 

General Donation

 

 

 

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