Youths Collect Funds for Children’s Cancer Unit at Thelippalai
:: 2011-07-28 16:00:15 Hours]
The 27-day long march from Point Dondra in Matara that passed 670
km saw its successful end at Point Pedro in Jaffna on Wednesday (27).
The “Trail” organized by a group of kind-hearted youths in the down
south started on the 1st of July from Point Pedro with noble intention
of raising funds for a special cancer unit for children at the Thelippalai
meeting had been arranged at the Duraiyappa stadium to welcome the
young boys and girls who walked for 27 days on a humanitarian mission.
Hon. Parliamentarian for the Hambantota District Mr. Namal Rajapaksa
was present to receive them at the stadium where a large gathering
joined to congratulate the group of courageous southern youths.
handed over the foundation stone for the new children cancer unit
that was brought from Point Dondra to Dr. Jeyakumaran, the oncologist
and the Dr. Kethiswaran, Regional Director Health Services Jaffna
on the occasion by Mr. Sivagananathan and Mr. Tharinda Unambuwe.
Agent Jaffna Mrs. Emelda Sukumar, renowned Sri Lanka cricketer Mahela
Jayawardane, Senior Army Officers of Security Forces Headquarters
- Jaffna and a large crowd were present.
foundation stone was later laid at the Thelippalai cancer hospital
premises in the same day afternoon.