To maintain the position as the Pioneering Institution in the country, transforming the lives of the Visual and Auditory impaired children, from being dependent individuals to responsible citizens.



To provide a professionally managed service using quality trained manpower, appropriate technology and methods, to facilitate and enable those lives that have been placed in our care.


Brief Description

The Ceylon School for the Deaf and Blind (CSDB) is governed by the Diocese of Colombo and managed by a Board of Trustees of which the Bishop of Colombo is the Chairperson. The Ceylon School for the Deaf and Blind operates  three residential schools, The School for the Deaf and The School for the Blind at Ratmalana, and the Nuffield School for the Deaf and Blind at Kaithady in Jaffna. Established in 1912 The Ceylon School for the Deaf & Blind provides at anytime Education and Vocational Training to  approximately 700 hearing and sight impaired children completely free of charge. While the State provides a grant to pay the salaries of a limited number of “Approved Cadre” teachers, and pays a nominal amount for feeding the children, the major portion of the expenses which amounts to approximately Rs 50 Million a year is raised by the Board of Trustees and provided by well wishers as donations.

Ceylon School for the Deaf and Blind provides quality and innovative Education, Vocational Training and other Services, to impart to the students the best possible knowledge in order that they would integrate with the society on leaving school.


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