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52 Div Organizes Mobile Eye Clinic for Civilians & Donates Pairs of Spectacle
[Updated :: 2011-04-24 20:15:48 Hours]

Varani-based 52 Division of the Security Forces - Jaffna this week organized another community welfare project for school children and people in Vadamarachchi and Thenmarachchi areas with assistance of the Development Lottery Board, Colombo. On initiative of General Officer Commanding (GOC) 52 Division Brigadier Anura Sudhasinghe, a stock of spectacles and school items to the value of about Rs. 250.000/- were distributed among the civilians on Saturday (23) after a mobile eye clinic at Varani Maha Vidyalaya.

Opticians brought from Colombo by the Wickramaarachchi Opticians initially checked 1013 people with poor eyesight and the Development Lottery Board donated pairs of spectacles to 903 of them on recommendation of the opticians. Others were referred to eye clinics of respective hospitals for further treatments. Members of the Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps also joined the opticians to check eyesight of the civilians present at the clinic.

Meanwhile, caps and parcels of school items donated by the Development Lottery were also distributed among 100 students from various schools in the 522 and 523 Brigade areas on the same occasion.

GOC 52 Division Brig Anura Sudhasiinghe, Chairman of the Development Lottery Mr. I.R.W. Dissanayake, Working Director Mr. Pradeep Wijesiriwardane, Deputy General Manager Mr. Anura Jayaratne, owner of the “Wickramarachchi Opticians” Mr. Mihira Wickramarachchi and senior Army officers were present on the occasion.

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