Colombo Stock Ex­change sup­ports Hel­page’s free eye care pro­gramme

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - CSR -

The Colombo Stock Ex­change (CSE) in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Hel­page Sri Lanka (HASL) con­ducted a Mo­bile Med­i­cal and Eye Care Camp at Sri Pun­yaloka Tem­ple at Watareka, Padukka for the ben­e­fit of 145 less-priv­i­leged se­nior cit­i­zens over 55 years.

The CSE is one of the ma­jor stock ex­changes in South Asia that pro­vides an elec­tronic trad­ing platform ex­tended this fa­cil­ity through their CSR ini­tia­tive. The ob­jec­tive of CSE and Hel­page were to re­store the vi­sion of un­der­priv­i­leged el­derly cit­i­zens in the country.

Ac­cord­ingly, 67 per­sons re­ceived med­i­cal screen­ings while 78 el­ders re­ceived eye screen­ings at the camp. In ad­di­tion, el­ders who were suf­fer­ing from re­frac­tive er­ror also re­ceived 58 bi­fo­cal spec­ta­cles. Nine el­ders were also re­ferred to Hel­page Eye Hos­pi­tal, Wellawatta (op­po­site Savoy Cinema) for free cataract surg­eries.

Colombo Stock Ex­change CEO Ra­jeeva Ban­daranaike highly ad­mired Hel­page for con­duct­ing free cataract surg­eries for un­der­priv­i­leged el­derly cit­i­zens and said the CSE has al­ways been help­ing needy cit­i­zens to im­prove their health con­di­tions as well as so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties.

Hel­page Sri Lanka is a not­for-profit char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tion which pro­vides so­cial and med­i­cal ser­vices, es­pe­cially for des­ti­tute Sri Lankan el­ders who has low vi­sion is­sues.

Hel­page Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Sa­man­tha Liyanawadu­ge paid a glow­ing trib­ute to CSE for mak­ing this valu­able sup­port to im­prove the liv­ing stan­dards of a needy sec­tion in our so­ci­ety.

He further said Hel­page Eye Hos­pi­tal at Wellawatta con­ducts around 25 free cataract surg­eries ev­ery­day and there is a marked im­prove­ment in dona­tions made by peo­ple and in­sti­tu­tions to­wards this free cataract surgery pro­gramme.

Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Liyanawadu­ge also said the Mo­bile Med­i­cal and the Eye Care pro­gramme has been con­duct­ing by Hel­page free of charge dur­ing the past 35 years and any per­sons over 55 years could have this fa­cil­ity at this hos­pi­tal free of charge.

El­ders re­ceiv­ing treat­ments from the Mo­bile Med­i­cal and Eye Care camp at Watareka, Padukka. Colombo Stock Ex­change and Hel­page of­fi­cials are also in the pic­ture

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