Substance Abuse


We are open 365 days and our volunteers are available for 'Face to Face' confidential befriending, via telephone or by email at our centres, and also on 'Out Reach' work.

Shanthi Maargam

The Shanthi Maargam “Art of Living” centre focuses on providing professional counselling and other approaches to strengthen the emotional well-being of children and youth free of charge. With a great team of counsellors and volunteers, Shanthi Maargam has been able to offer high-quality counselling and art and drama therapy at our “Art of living” youth centre located in an urban poverty area in Colombo. They have also established a 12-hour hotline for anyone who needs counselling.


A free and confidential telephone counselling service that provides emotional support and guidance for people in Sri Lanka facing difficulties or who simply want to talk to someone about their problems. By dialing CCCline’s 1333 toll-free number, callers will speak to trained telephone counsellors who are willing to listen and assist.

Mel Medura

The Sumithrayo Drug Demand Reduction Program (Mel Medura) has been at the forefront of supporting people struggling with all types of addictions such as alcohol, drugs, tobacco, smartphones, internet, pornography, and gambling.