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President wants currency notes identifiable by visually handcapped

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday, ordered Central Bank Deputy Director General to take steps to print currency notes in a way that could be identified by the blind and visually impaired.

The President made this order following a meeting with representatives of the Visually Handicapped Graduates' Association yesterday.

The representatives said that they face difficulty in identifying notes as the currency notes that have been issued for the past seven years lacked the necessary signs.

The country consists of 300,000 totally blind people and the new government is committed for the protection of their rights and welfare.

The present government will focus on the provisions of employment avenues for the unemployed graduates and effective implementation of international treaties with regard to the protection of the rights of the visually impaired and also assistance to the children of such visually impaired in the future. 

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