D. P. Wijesinha Girls’ Child Development Center
Gonagalapura Pura, Bentota.
This house and property were donated by Mr. D. F. D. Wijesinha, son of Mr. Pedoris Wijesinha, the tycoon and his wife, who were living in Gonagalapura, to commemorate his father and mother who were living in this premise, to All Ceylon Buddhist Congress. This center was operational from 17th March, 1970.
This child development center is dedicated to provide residential facilities, education, nutrition, sanitation and health and also to provide patronage for about 50 girls who need assistance and direct them to become virtuous children.
This is administered by a Management Committee, appointed and managed under the full supervision of the National Council for Childcare of the All Ceylon Buddhist Federation.
Members of the Management Committee:
Hon. Chairman Indunil Ediri Wickramasuriya.
Hon. Vice Chairman Waruni Ruvan Pathirana.
Hon. Secretary Geetha Samanmalie Ranathungaarachchi.
Hon. Treasurer K. Sumathi Premarathna.