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Colombo Stock Exchange partners with HelpAge for Eye Care Program

Eye Care Program in progress
Eye Care Program in progress

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), one of the major stock exchanges in South Asia that provides an electronic trading platform, has extended yet another CSR initiative towards HelpAge Sri Lanka (HASL), to restore the vision of less privileged elderly citizens in Sri Lanka.

Accordingly, the CSE granted a generous financial donation to HelpAge Sri Lanka to conduct a Mobile Medical and Eye Care Camp at the Sri Punyaloka Temple, located in a remote village of Watareka in Padukka, for the benefit of the Senior Citizens over 55 years of age.

The Medical and Eye Care Camp provided assistance to approximately 145 elders. Accordingly, 67 persons received medical screenings, while 78 elders received eye screenings at the Camp.

In addition, those elders who are suffering from refractive error received 58 bifocal spectacles and nine elders were referred to HelpAge Eye Hospital in Wellawatta (opposite the Savoy Cinema) for free Cataract surgeries.

Colombo Stock Exchange CEO Rajeeva Bandaranaike, highlighted the importance of conducting free Cataract Surgeries by HelpAge for the underprivileged elderly citizens and said that the CSE had always been helping the needy citizens to improve their health conditions and social activities.

HelpAge Sri Lanka is a Non Profit Charitable Organization that provides social and medical services, especially for destitute Sri Lankan elders who has low vision issues.

HelpAge Executive Director Samantha Liyanawaduge highly admired the CSE for making their invaluable support to improve the living standards of a needy section in our society

He further said that there is a marked improvement in donations made by people and also institutions towards the cataract surgery program, the Mobile Medical and the Eye Care program which has been conducted by HelpAge free of charge during the past 35 years.


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