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Greeting cards for a worthy cause

Celebrating the Vesak festival that commemorates the birth, enlightenment and the passing away of Lord Buddha and also sending Vesak greeting cards to loved one’s during this holy month of May have become very common in our country.

When mentioning about Vesak Greeting Cards, the name of HelpAge Sri Lanka (HASL) is never forgotten by young and old during this season. Like in previous years, HelpAge this year too has released a large collection of over 200,000 Vesak greeting cards and pocket Vesak cards.

The proceeds from sales of the cards are utilized for a worthy cause. It is to perform free cataract surgeries to our own underprivileged senior citizens.

According to a recent survey it has revealed that many destitute and underprivileged elderly citizens in the country, especially who live in remote and rural areas need cataract surgeries. The survey further reveals that due to the high cost of cataract Surgeries most of these people are not financially stable to get their surgeries done in private hospitals.

At this juncture when HelpAge Sri Lanka came to their rescue, it is the duty of everybody to extend a helping hand by purchasing HelpAge Vesak Greeting cards to send their friends and relations and support for this worthy cause of restoring the vision of elders.

The cards are adorned with colourful graphic designs and depict the important events of Lord Buddha’s Birth to the Parinibbana. The cards also depict Vesak lanterns, Bo-leaves, ancient dagabas etc.

HASL, Manager Fundraising, Ruchilalani Batuwantudawa said the cards are printed on high quality linen boards.

She said those who purchase over 1,000 cards will be offered attractive discounts while individuals or institutions that purchase cards could have their official logo printed in the cards free of charge.

Commenting on the free cataract surgery programme, HelpAge, Executive Director, Samantha Liyanawaduge said HelpAge Eye Hospital which is located at Sinsapa Road, Wellawatta, Colombo 6 (Opposite Savoy Cinema ) perform 20 to 25 free cataract surgeries a day and already performed over 35,000 Cataract Surgeries up to date.

Cards are available at all leading Super Centres, Book Shops and also at HASL Head office at No 102, Pemananda Mawatha, Raththanapitiya, Boralesgamuwa.

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