As it celebrates its 25 years of psychotherapeutic healing (1993—2018), Sahana Medura (“House of Comfort”) is the first and only institute of the Catholic Church devoted to the healing of the mentally ill in Sri Lanka. Through counselling, psychotherapy and medication, Sahana Medura has offered healing and hope to numerous patients.
St. Eugene de Mazenod directed his sons, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, to devote their lives to the poorest of the poor. Among the countless poor that the Oblates have served for over 200 years, there are many destitute and homeless persons who have come to Sahana Medura.
Fr. Fraccid Anthony FERNANDO is the founding director of the institute and the current director is Fr. Presanna RODRIGO.