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Wheelchairs & Artificial Limbs Distributed among Differently Able Civilians
[Updated :: 2011-01-05 19:05:28 Hours]

Requirements of nineteen differently able civilians who needed attention and assistance of society were recently fulfilled by the 511 Brigade of Achchelu, Jaffna donating wheelchairs and artificial limbs to them.

During a brief function held at the Headquarters of 9th Battalion Sri Lanka Light Infantry at Atchuveli, nine wheelchairs and ten artificial limbs were distributed among ten males and nine females on 22nd December 2010. This donation coordinated by the 511 Brigade was sponsored by “Centre for Handicapped”, a Kandy-based charitable firm.

General Officer Commanding 51 Division Major General Janaka Walgama, Commander 511 Brigade Brigadier Keerthi Costa and Director Board members of the Senior Officials of the“Centre for Handicapped” distributed items.

Members of clergy, Army personnel and a large crowd of civilians attended the function.

This is a continuation of their donation of this nature which began in October 2010 donating wheelchairs and artificial limbs for one hundred and sixty six civilians including children and elderly men and women. A stock of modern wheelchairs and artificial limbs worth over Rs. 5 million was distributed among the recipients on the former occasion held at the Kopay Government Teachers’ College.


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