23 December 2008 — Amritapuri Ashram Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of Sri Lanka, today officially requested Amma to provide her “divine intervention and merciful blessings” to put an end to his nation’s 25-year-old civil war. In a letter hand-delivered by Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Member of Parliament and Minister of Construction & Engineering Services for Sri […]
27 May 2006 — Thekkawatta, Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka For the past seven months, a 16- x 6-foot shack has served as their office, their kitchen, their bathroom and their sleeping quarters. It is from there that they have been managing the construction of the three apartment buildings the Ashram is constructing in […]
11 November 2005, Sri Lanka Construction of Tsunami homes is progressing in the Eastern (Tamil) and Western (Sinhalese) Districts in Sri Lanka. The homes are being built according to government specifications. Each three story structure will have 12 apartments – four on each floor.
AMMA’s Birthday was celebrated on 27-9-05 with simple ceremonies in Colombo and in Kalutara (in western Province of Sri Lanka), where the Ashram is building houses to resettle the families displaced by the tsunami. This was the first time Amma’s birthday was being celebrated in Sri Lanka.
3 May 2005 — Colombo, Sri Lanka Mata Amritanandamayi Math signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Sri Lankan Government on 3rd May at the office of the Minister of Urban Development. According to the agreement, 60 houses will be built in the Sinhalese area of Kaluthurai (Colombo District) and 100 houses will be […]
1 March 2005, Amritapuri Around the time Amma left for Sri Lanka, a Buddhist monk from the island country came to stay for a while in Amritapuri. He had heard a lot about Amma and, as he was spending some time in India, had decided to come to Her Ashram. After Amma returned from Sri […]
19 February 2005, Sri Lanka When Amma visited the Tamil tsunami-relief camp in the Ampara district of Sri Lanka on 17th February, 15 Tamil Tigers—soldiers of the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam)—came for Amma’s darshan, as did 20 soldiers from the Sinhalese government’s Special Task Force (STF). The Sinhalese and Tamil armies have been […]
16 – 19 February 2005 — Sri Lanka Amma met with President Chandrika Kumaratunge on 18 February at the President’s residence in Colombo. Amma told the president that She would like to build 300 homes for Tamil and Sinhalese tsunami victims in Sri Lanka and expressed her willingness to provide more relief aid, such as […]
16 February 2005 — Colombo, Sri Lanka At a press conference today in Colombo, Amma announced that the Mata Amritanandamayi Center will be providing three crores Indian rupees in aid to the tsunami-wrecked country of Sri Lanka [69 million Sri Lankan Rs.]. The Ashram will also construct 300 houses in the island country. The relief […]
15 February 2005 At the request of the people and government of Sri Lanka, Amma is visiting the island country from 16 to 19 February. Amma will visit and console the tsunami victims in relief camps in the districts of Ampara and Hambantota, as well discuss with the president and prime minister of Sri Lanka […]