Established in 1906, St John Ambulance of Sri Lanka is a charitable organisation providing healthcare services to the Sri Lankan public. Its members perform voluntary first aid coverage duties during national events, and provide relief aid during times of disasters such as flooding.

St John Ambulance in Sri Lanka largely consists of volunteers and cadet members in a Youth Programme known as the Kitty Programme i.e. secondary school students who joined St John as their co-curricular activity. The Kitty Programme has become popular throughout Sri Lanka over the years and currently has over 37,000 cadet members.

Read about St John training Buddhist priests in First Aid.


  • First Aid Training
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Relief Work
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • First Aid in Schools Public Duties - Festivals, Cricket Tests
  • Community Based Nutrition Projects
  • Youth Programme


St John Ambulance of Sri Lanka
65/11, Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha
Colombo 02
Sri Lanka

Phone: 011- 2 43 77 44 , 011-2 43 77 45, 011-2341736
Email:[email protected]
Chairman, Mr Shakya Nanayakkara: [email protected]
Commander, Mr Prasantha Lal De Alwis Presidents Council:[email protected]
Chief Administrative Officer, Mr Ajantha Jayawardena: [email protected] Mobile:+ 94 761378495