A fifty acre development will take place on this land and the completed First Phase, the Sri Sathya Sai Karunalayam Medical Centre, (Out Patients Services), now provides medical services and medication to patients completely free of charge. Karuna Nilayam means “Home of Compassion.”
The area of Batticaloa was chose because its residents have experienced tremendous loss as a result of war and natural disasters. Sri Lanka’s thirty year civil war has left behind 30,000 war widows. The civil conflict not only had devastating human cost but families also lost their homes, their land and their livelihoods. Batticaloa was also severely affected by the tsunami that hit the coast of Sri Lanka in 2004 with a great number of casualities recorded in Batticaloa.