Dr Shamilka

Dr Shamilka

Resident Ayurvedic Doctor & Programme Director

Dr Shamilka directs the Sanctuary’s Ayurvedic programme and is a highly talented, dedicated and professional practitioner. She obtained her Degree in Ayurvedic Medicine from the University of Colombo and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to guide guests on their path to optimum health and wellbeing.

Having understood the value of this natural medical system from a young age, Dr Shamilka decided to train as an Ayurvedic Doctor so she could share this ancient wisdom for the benefit of others. She is committed to serving the long-term wellbeing of each of her patients, focussing on the state of their health and wellbeing in 10 years’ time, as well as 10 days’ time. Her caring and nurturing approach is gratefully received by guests and we are lucky to have her leading our Ayurvedic team.

“The best thing I enjoy about my role at the Sanctuary is I can get to know each guest and design a treatment programme especially for them. Giving proper guidance to my patients and taking care of them through this holistic concept is a joyful experience and it is a privilege for me to support guests and see the positive changes when they are here with us.”


What a special place!! I had an unforgettable week at the sanctuary. Filled with relaxing treatments, friendly faces and the most nourishing food. Also loved the nearby rock pool and watching the turtles nest their eggs on the beach in the early mornings. Truly recommended!

Constanze Saemann

- February 2020

Overall was a great 2 weeks staying at Sen Wellness, where we reached the goals that were defined - clean the mind, loose weight and starting to get back in shape. We'll be back.

Rui & Claire

- December 2019

What an amazing experience. Everything was above and beyond- treatments, service, staff, hosts, doctors. I thoroughly enjoyed my 7 night stay in a private cabana with amazing meals. The excursions were great and everything flowed so well. I highly recommend if your just looking for a place to relax, if you have a health issue or stress to deal with. Thank you to Sen, I look forward to coming back again.

Madison Graham

- November 2019

Sen Wellness Sanctuary is a true oasis for wellness, relaxation, detox and a culinary heaven. We were pampered from check-in to check-out. The staff was always friendly, the treatments were amazing, the beds were so comfy and everything was very clean. The food was amazing: so tasty and fresh. I was looking forward to yoga on the beach or gong meditation daily as it was the best thing to start or end your day. I would recommend staying at least 7 - 10 days, since 5 days are waaaay to short. There is nothing that I didn't like about this place!

Mimi Harp

- December 2019

This was one of the most uplifting experiences of my life. Everyone was so kind and considerate, nothing was too much trouble. The team are so knowledgeable, catering for your own personal needs. The surroundings are idyllic and food great. I came away after a 12 day stayfeeling like a new woman, totally re-energised both physically and mentally. Just wonderful!!

Karen Lester

- January 2020

A stay in the Sanctuary was a wonderful experience in every respect (renewal for the body, mind and balance of emotions). For 10 days fantastic and professional people took care of us: Ayurveda treatments, delicious and healthy food, daily yoga and meditation. Fantastic yoga teachers (Kundalini, Yin and Vinyasa) and the wonderful Dr. Sam (bioenergy therapy, acupuncture). The area is ideal for retreatment (nature, peace and quiet). This is a place worth returning to - we will definitely be back next year, especially since we need to check how the mango trees planted by us on the lagoon grow

Paweł Bębenek

- November 2019