The Institute is located in a multi-cultural and multi religious background of city of Negombo. Though it has been named as a cultural institute for funding and other statutory purposes the institute is primarily function as a Tertiary Education institution. It is comprised of three Departments: namely, Language Studies, Higher Studies and Inter-religious Dialogue and Cooperation. The Institute offers its services with the mission of formation of individuals who are professionally competent in their chosen fields, ready to act with moral integrity and who aspire to promote always social and religious harmony. The given site was a former teacher training school, with a existing chapel which has a significant architectural value influenced by the post-independence nationalistic movements and pseudo architectural influences of mid-20th century. The new master plan of this “Revitalized Institute” is developed by creating the existing chapel as the focal point and other existing and new buildings have been sited alongside of it with their own functions. A major part of the brief is a residential component.