The Academic Block for Residential Seminars became operational at Tulana in 2010. The availability of essential classroom and conference facilities with dormitory-style residential accommodation for 24 men and 24 women complements Tulana’s continuing work programmes with its valuable and unique research and reference library.

This new building complex now enables Tulana , through its workshops, seminars, training programmes and retreats, to start realizing its potential as a leading centre for research, study, encounter and dialogue of the Sri Lanka Jesuit Province, and also to generate a modest flow of donations which at the moment only enable us to cover costs of maintenance. A partial list of the seminars, workshops, conferences etc. with numbers of attendees, which have taken place since we started to use the building in early 2009, is given below.

Please contact us if you wish to make use of this facility here at Tulana.

 No. of Groups Visited  Total no. of persons  Total of days stayed
 2009 (From May)  5  95  16
 2010  11  173  63
 2011  15  396  43
 2012  19  381  53
 2013  29  501  78
 2014  30  793  91
 109  2339  344



Sample of Groups visiting

Asian Institute of Theology
SAVANA (Asian Institute of Missiology)


Jesuit Conference Asia Pacific
Sri Lanka  Province Jesuits
Sri Lanka  Province Jesuit Juniorate
Sri Lanka Province  Jesuit Novitiate
Jesuit Lay Association, SL Province

St. Joseph’s College, Nugegoda
Holy Family Convent, Bambalapitiya (girl guides)
St. Lawrence’s Convent, Wellawatte(girl guides)
Marist Stella College, Nugegoda
St. Nicholas’ College

University of Kelaniya
University of Colombo
Eastern University of Sri Lanka

Association of Teachers in Media Education
Good Shepherd Sisters
Holy Family Sisters
Holy Cross Sisters
CM Sisters
Marist Brothers
Sister Formation Institute
Christian Workers Fellowship
Center for Peace Building & Reconciliation (CPBR)
Sri Lanka Red Cross Society
World Vision, Sri Lanka
Rajarata University Roman Catholic Students’ Group
Mullaitivu Women’s group
Rev. Kusumsiri’s Methodist Church  Group
Inter- Faith Justice Work Group
Louis Benedict’s  Charismatic group
Kithusara group
Shramabimani Kendaraya
Janavabodhya Kendraya
Gonawala village children and youth