St. Francis Friary at Dalupotha in Negambo in the eparchy of the Archdiocese of Colombo began in the year 2008 with the purchase of 80 cents of land with a house near the Air Port and 30 K.M. away from Colombo City. By the end of the same year, the friars began to live in the house after having some renovations and extensions to the existing house. Fr. Albert Pulliyadan, the Mission in charge served as the Superior of the Houseuntil the official establishment of the Friary.
\From the very beginning in Sri Lanka, it was our long awaited wish to establish officially our presence in Sri Lanka. It realized in the official ceremony of the establishment of the first Friary on 01 December 2009. Most Rev. Fr. Marco Tasca, Minister General inaugurated and His Excellency Archbishop Joseph Spitery, the Apostolic Nuncio to Sri Lanka blessed the first Friary of the Conventual Franciscans in Sri Lanka. V. Rev. Fr. Vincent Long Nguyen, Assistant General for FAAMC, Rev. Fr. Mathew Purayidom, Minister Provincial, India and major superior of the FAAMC Jurisdictions, who came to participate in the FAAMC meeting held in Sri Lanka were present. The Friary is dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi, our Father and Founder. Fr. Simon Elinjely was appointed as the first Guardian of the Friary. At present the Friary functions as the headquarters of Sri Lankan Mission and also as the formation house.