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HelpAge distributes dry rations to elderly citizens

HelpAge Sri Lanka (HASL) in collaboration with HelpAge Korea distributed dry rations to 500 COVID-19 affected less-privileged elderly citizens in the Kandy, Moneragala and Ratnapura Districts.

The beneficiaries living in the Ratnapura, Kataragama, Harispattuwa, Thumpane, Hataraliyadda and Pooojapitiya Divisional Secretariat Divisions received dry rations to the value of Rs. 1.6 million, sponsored by HelpPage Korea Emergency Relief Fund (HCGEF).

Accordingly the recipients were provided with rice, dhal, canned fish, big onion, salt, curry powder, chilli powder, chilli pieces, sugar, tea leaves, coconut oil, coriander and Soya meat

HASL Executive Director Samantha Liyanawaduge said HelpAge also provides free cataract surgeries to needy elders at HelpAge Eye Hospital, Wellawatta, Colombo every week day and also conducts mobile medical and eyecare services through the HelpAge Mobile Medical Unit.

HelpAge Programme Manager Chaminda De Silva thanked HelpAge Korea President CHO Hyum Se for the contribution made towards Sri Lankan senior citizens.

 


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