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Army distributes Spectacles for visually impaired civilians in Nelliaddi-Jaffna

[2018-06-27 18:15:25]

The 55 Division, in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Eye Donation Society carried out a free distribution of spectacles for the visually impaired civilians at the Kunjalkadei Collins Sports Club, Point Pedro on 27th June 2018. The programme was carried out under the instructions of Commander Security force - Jaffna, Major General Darshana Hettiarrachchi, and under the supervision of Commander 55 Division - Brigadier Jayantha Gunarathna.

This meritorious programme took place as a part of celebrations of the Poson Poya where 1500 pairs of spectacles were distributed with the participation of specialists of the Sri Lanka Eye Donation Society. A number of dignitaries including Commander Security Force Jaffna, Commander 52 Division - Major General Laksiri Waduge, Divisional Secretariat of Point Padro-Mr. Alawhy Pillei Sri, and members of the Sri Lanka Eye Donation Society-Vishwakeerthi Mr. Bandara Moragaswewa, Hon. President of Sri Lanka Eye Dontion Society, Mr. DC Thrishan, Dr Ajantha Abewardhana, and Dr Ruwan Asiri took part in the event while a number of Senior Army Officers, Soldiers and a large number of civilians also graced the event.

Security Force Headquarters (Jaffna) in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Eye Donation Society launched another unique and important humanitarian project on the same day to obtain the consent of 10,000 Army personnel to donate posthumously their eyes/parts of the body or the whole body for giving the vision to blind people, helping sick people through tissue transplantation and for clinical use and medical research.

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