Gladys School of Community Health Work and Development


Mrs. Gladys Samarasinghe

The School was born of a desire to extend the frontiers of community work and development, including the much neglected aspect of improving mental well being. The School recognizes that better understanding of many things is required to improve our community life. Therefore, it provides formal courses that contribute to improved understanding of issues relevant to community development. Residential facilities are available. At the end of each course successful students will be awarded a Certificate of Competence but many of the courses will be for what happens during rather than at the end. The School propagates the particular vision connected with Nest. Training women to earn a livelihood by not having to leave home is encouraged.

Hon. Patrons:

Mrs. Christiane Haerlin

Hon. Management Council :

Dr. Diyanath Samarasinghe
Mr. Sam Perera
Mr. Duleep Fernando
Mrs. Sally Hulugalle
Mrs. Ayesha C. Hulugalle Weerasinghe
Mr. S.G. Senarathne
Dr. H. Jayawardena


241 A, Beach Road, Palliyawatte, Wattala, Sri Lanka


+94 11 2946392



+94 11 2576031

The Way to Gladys School

When traffic is not heavy, it takes 25 minutes to drive to the Gladys School, from the heart of Colombo. One can either approach the Gladys School from Kotahena and along Aluthwatte or from main Colombo – Katunayake Road. Also , by bus number 260 from Pettah to Wattala. Kåre House and the school are next door to each other on the same property.

Contact Person: Mrs. Dharshanie Jayasiri, Administrator | +94 76 727 8090