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Cool Planet partners with HelpAge for free cataract surgeries

Cool Planet Directress Ramma Wickrama hands a till to HelpAge Fund Raising Manager Ruchilalani Batuwantudawa. Cool Planet Business Development Manager Imran Iqbal and HelpAge officials Priyadharshani Bulathsinhala, Manoji Galappaththi and Tissa Silva are also in the picture.
Cool Planet Directress Ramma Wickrama hands a till to HelpAge Fund Raising Manager Ruchilalani Batuwantudawa. Cool Planet Business Development Manager Imran Iqbal and HelpAge officials Priyadharshani Bulathsinhala, Manoji Galappaththi and Tissa Silva are

Cool Planet, one of Sri Lanka’s one -stop shopping destination for fashionable clothing and home-ware items recently partnered with HelpAge Sri Lanka (HASL) to support its endeavor of collecting funds from general public to perform free cataract surgeries on country’s underprivileged Senior Citizens.

Cool Planet has agreed to place HelpAge Charity tills in its main shopping centre at Pelawatta , Battaramulla and at all its branch shopping outlets in Colombo, Kandy, Wattala, Maharagama, Nugegoda, Pelawatta and Malabe to enable customers to make donations towards this worthy cause.

Placing of HelpAge charity tills at Cool Planet Shopping centres were decided following an agreement by officials of the Cool Planet Shopping Centre and HelpAge Executive Director Samantha Liyanawaduge.

Cool Planet, Managing Director M.N.M. Nazme said it is a prestige to keep HelpAge charity tills at its shopping centres since the funds are utilized to perform much needed cataract Surgeries of underprivileged Senior Citizens. Cool Planet, Directress Ramma Wickrama highlighted that the establishment has been helping the needy citizens to improve their health conditions and social activities through their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative. HelpAge Executive Director Samantha Liyanawaduge appreciated the management’s good gesture of Cool Planet for making their invaluable support to improve the vision of needy people in our society.

He said the free cataract surgeries are performed at HelpAge Eye Hospital, Sinsapa Road , Wellawatta .

HelpAge also provides citizens with free disability equipment such as wheel chairs, crutches, hearing aids , spectacles and also conduct free mobile medical and eye camps island-wide . According to statistics more than 36,000 free Cataract Surgeries have been successfully completed at HelpAge Eye Hospital during the past 18 years. HelpAge Sri Lanka is a Not for Profit Charitable Organization and works to resolve the social, medical and low vision issues faced by Sri Lankan elderly citizens.

 


 

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