Mr. K T Sanath,of Okadawaththa Thalgampola donated food items in memory on his father's 1st death anniversary

In memory of Mr N L Dias on his 10th death anniversary

Nursing undergraduates visit to Palliative care Centre

Teaching Hospital Karapitiya – 18.12.2023 The palliative team collaborated and organized a successful awareness program for undergraduates students of Faculty of Nursing University of Colombo. The action plan was customized according to the trending social problems faced by each age and patient group. The awareness program was professionally conducted by the palliative care team with excellent advice and real life experiences. Experienced people are always looked upon as role models, and they have responsibilities towards their younger colleagues’ society in general. Thank you we will always be proud Palliative care team, Teaching Hospital Karapitiya.

About Palliative Care

Palliative care is an interdisciplinary approach to specialized medical and nursing care for people with life limiting illnesses.

It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms , pain, physical stress and mental stress at any stage of illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the person and their family.

What is "Palliative Care Center"

The need for palliative care center in the Sri Lanka, as in other countries, keeps growing because of increased life expectancy, increasing number of elderly, the increased incidence of cancer and other incurable diseases.

In light of this increase and because of the need for this service and as part of the efforts of the palliative care team, Teaching Hospital karapitiya Sri Lanka.

Palliative care patients

Any patient is suffering from a disease that is not responsive to curative treatment

Palliative care

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other symptoms.

  • Provides comfort rather than cure
  • Tell the truth to patient & family
  • Multidisciplinary team work
  • Love & caring not only for patient, but also for family
  • Palliative care does not add days to the life, adds a comfortable life to the days

Multidisciplinary Team of Palliative Care

  • Consultants
  • Doctors
  • Psychologists
  • Nurses
  • Counselors
  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Social workers
  • Spiritual workers
  • Volunteers

Head of Palliative Care Unit's Message


Consultant Oncological Surgeon Dr. Chrysantha Perera

Palliative care has long remained a pressing need in Sri Lanka and is fast becoming a vital necessity that can no longer be overlooked in the Sri Lankan health care system. With the elderly population fast increasing due to rapid demographic transitions, Both the demand for and necessity of the service is also increasing on an almost daily basis.

Whilst this particular health care provisioning service is already at quite an advanced stage in many countries around the world, the Sri Lankan health care sector has not yet succeeded in providing adequate palliative care service to people suffering from incurable illnesses.

I have decided to take a lead role in this noble endeavor to provide palliative care services to patients suffering from incurable diseases and who are leading the last stages of their lives in abject misery. This, I believe, will not only help improve the quality of care for the patients but also assist their near and dear who would otherwise expend much energy , time and resources on caring for their incurably ill family members at great cost the themselves. I humbly invite you hereby to join hands with us in making this noble project a reality.

President of Sri Lanka Cancer Society Galle Branch's message


පූජ්‍ය තලංගල්ලේ විජිත හිමි

ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ සෞඛ්‍ය සේවය ඉහළ තත්වයක පවතී.එහෙත් දියුණු කළ යුතු තවත් විශේෂ අංශ ඇත.ඉන් එකක් නම් "සහන සත්කාරක සේවයයි"

ලෝකයේ බොහෝ රටවල මෙම සහන සත්කාරක සේවය පිළිබඳව විශේෂ අවධානය හා සැලකිල්ල දක්වමින් මධ්‍යස්ථාන ඉදිකර රෝගීන් සඳහා සුවසහනය සැළසීම රජය මඟින් මෙන්ම ස්වේච්ජා සංවිධාන මඟින්ද,සිදු කරයි.


සහන සත්කාරක සේවය යනු,විවිධ රෝග සඳහා උපරිම මට්ටමින් ප්‍රතිකාර ලබා සුවකළ නොහැකි මට්ටමේ පසුවන රෝගීන්ගේ කායික,මානසික,සුව සහනය සළසමින් විශේෂ මධ්‍යස්ථානයක රඳවමින් සත්කාර කිරිමයි.මෙබඳු රෝගීන්ට සිය නිවෙස්වල සිටිමින් උපස්ථාන සේවා සැපයීමට වර්තමාන සමාජ රටාව අනුව අපහසුය.සේවකයන් යොදවා සාත්තු සේවා සැපයීමට බොහෝ අයට වත්කම් නැත.එපමණක් නොව නිවසක අසාධ්‍ය රෝගියෙකු සිටින විට එම නිවසේ සියළු කටයුතු නිසි පරිදි කරගැනීම අතිශයින් අපහසුය.එමෙන්ම සියළු දෙනාම දුක් දොම්නසින් පසුවේ.

මේ සඳහා සහනශීලී පිළියමක් වශයෙන් ගාල්ල පිළිකා ඒකකයට යාබදව පහසුකම් සහිත "සහන නිවස්නයක්" ඉදිකිරීමට පිළිකා රෝග ශල්‍ය වෛද්‍ය විශේෂඥ ක්‍රිසන්ත පෙරේරා මහතාගේ කැපවිම හා උපදෙස් මත කටයුතු සංවිධානය කර ඇත.මෙම සහන සත්කාරක මධ්‍යස්ථානය රෝහල් ගතවන ඉහත සඳහන් කළ ආකාරයේ සියළු රෝගින් සඳහා විවෘතය.

එබැවින් දුක්පීඩා විදින අසාධ්‍ය රෝගීන් වෙනුවෙන් සිදු කරන මෙම සත්කාරක සේවා සාර්ථක කර ගැනීම සඳහා අප හා අත්වැල් බැඳගනිමින් සහාය වන ලෙස ඔබ සැමට ආරාධනා කරමු.

පූජ්‍ය තලංගල්ලේ විජිත හිමි
ශ්‍රී ලංකා පිළිකා සංගමය
ගාල්ල ශාඛාව

Our Services

Palliative care is a service which is mainly targeted at, taking care of the patients who are suffering from incurable diseases and also their families. The best thing about this service is that, it is committed to looking after the welfare of the families of those patients even after their death.

The most needed palliative care service has been initiated at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital by the leadership and the guidance of the Senior Oncological Surgeon, Doctor Chryshantha Perera in order to enhance the quality of the lives of the patients and their families.

Yet, there is no separate palliative care unit at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital and there is a huge need of such a unit to treat the targeted patients. Thus, our society is now in action, in order to collect funds for this cause to enhance the quality and the efficiency of this service.

The palliative Care unit describes a service which is dedicated to caring for terminally-ill patients and their family members and to supporting the family members even after the demise of their loved one.

Since the enhancement of the quality of care and support offered to both terminally-ill patients and their families has been a pressing necessity, the Teaching Hospital,Karapitiya,Galle,has commenced a palliative Care Clinic under the leadership and guidance of Dr.Chrysantha Perera,oncological Surgeon of the Hospital. It has now been felt that this service needs to be further expanded and systematized for better service and,furthermore,that Palliative care for some terminally-ill patients can be best administered in a hospital environment.Therefore,steps have been taken to institute a Palliative Care Unit within the Karapitiya Hospital Premises. The Galle Branch of the SriLanka Cancer Society has joined hands with the Hospital and assumed a lead role in expediting this noble endeavor and are kindly appealing to charitable donors to come forward to assist us by contributing what they can in cash or kind.

Our Plan



# Name Address Amount (LKR)
1 Sri Lanka cancer society, Galle Branch Maitipe1st lane, Karapitiya,Galle 1,015,000.00
2 Mr. S. M. Somadasa No 50/2, "Ramani", Manimmulla, Ambalangoda 5,100,000.00
3 Mrs. K. G. Nilanthi Bank of Ceylon, Karapitiya. 2,000.00
4 Dr. Chrysantha Perera Oncological surgeon, Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya. 2,000,000.00
5 Mr. C. B. C. Naledra Amarasinghe 100,000.00
6 Mr. P. M. Fernando 100,000.00
7 Mr. Sudesh 100.00
8 Dr. Nihal Gunasekara 100,000.00
9 Dr. Ajith Fernando 50,000.00
10 Mr. D. B. S. L. Perera 500.00


Contact Us

Palliative Care Center Contact No : 091 223 6918
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Address :
Sri Lanka Cancer Society Galle Branch, 
1st Lane, 
Karapitiya - Galle.


W. Nadeesha De Silva,
Nurse In-charge,
Palliative care Unit,
Teaching Hospital Karapitiya.
077 790 3107