SOS Children's Village






In August 2009, towards the end of the 30 years long civil war in the country, SOS CV SL was invited by the Sri Lankan Government to take care of the unaccompanied children in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camps in the north of the country. In response, SOS CVSL set up Temporary Care Programme at Manik Farm - Chettikulam IDP Camp in August 2009. Within the first few days, nearly 250 children found shelter and care in this Emergency Relief Programme.

While caring for these children, SOS Co-workers were also working with other NGOs and government authorities to find the families of these young children. Within an year, the Organization was able to find the families of most of the children. After two years of the Temporary Care Programme, 81 children, who have lost either their biological parents or the parents were physically challenged due to civil war, remained under SOS care.

The Village is situated five km from the Jaffna town and consist of 12 family houses.

The sixth SOS Children’s Village was set up in Jaffna with these 81 children being cared for in two rented houses until completion of the construction of a SOS CV and other projects.

Village Impact

The sixth SOS Children's Village in Sri Lanka was established in August 2013, with a total of 87 children and mothers moving in to their new homes at SOS Children’s Village Jaffna. The Village is situated five km from the Jaffna town and consist of 12 family houses.

At present 106 children are being cared for, in 9 family homes after 15 children were reunified with their families of origin. 


Children and youth in our care



Families supported


Life in the Village

Youth Facility and Other Projects

SOS Kindergarten, SOS Youth Facility for boys and Computer Learning Centre too are located in the same campus.FSP activities have recently commenced and at present 307 children are being assisted under this programme. Plans are made to increase this number to 300 children in future.

Family Strengthening Programme

FSP activities are in operation in Kilinochchi and Mullaithivu, areas which has a large number of widows headed families as a result of the civil war. We currently supoort 272 families in these locations.

Contact SOS Children's Village Jaffna

Mr. Pathmarasa Selvarasa
Village Director

SOS Children’s Village Jaffna
No. 219, Nayanmar Street
Nallur, Jaffna

Telephone: +94-21 2211101/2
Mob: +9477 3733711

Contact Donor Services at SOS Children's Villages

Ms. Ganga Subashini

Assistant Director -   Donor Services

SOS Children’s Village Piliyandala
PIliyandala- 10 300, Sri Lanka 
Telephone: + 94 11 2702 712
Mob: + 94 763 237 422