It's been 7+ years now since the end of war in Sri Lanka.
We all know and have seen the suffering that most of us Sri Lankans had to go through.
Let's help those that need our assistance.
About 'Rana Viru Sevana' in Ragama, Sri Lanka (Brief intro):
A dedicated facility to look after the rehabilitation of soldiers. 3 wards with over 100 disabled soldiers who are looked after on a daily basis. They enjoy meeting the public that like to have a chat with them and also give a smile with an entertainment act. A small act from public can go a long way to bring happiness to these brave souls who had given their all to the well being of our country.
What is needed from public:
After discussing with Rana Viru Sevana, we were informed about the need for 35 'Motivation wheel chairs' which cost close to Rs 30,000 each. We are looking at providing them with 20 such and therefore this time we are looking at collecting Rs 600,000 to fulfill this target.
We will use the cash donations we collect and then buy these items. If you are able to donate, please see the below bank details:
Bank: Sampath Bank
Branch: Colombo Super
Name: M.D. Senarath-Yapa or W.G.T.Fernando
Account Number : 1175-5482-2773
In addition to the item donations, it is possible to allocate time to give them a few entertainment acts (few songs, dances, magic acts etc...) to put a smile on their faces. Time will also be available in the visit to personally talk to them and hear their stories from the war that we have only heard or read in papers.
8.00 am - 2 buses located in Colombo (2 locations) leave for Ragama with 50+ participants
9.00 am - Arrive at Rana Viru Sevana, Ragama
9.30am - Start of programme, a quick brief by Major there about Rana Viru Sevana
10.00am - Ward visit and ability to speak to disabled soldiers
personally. Morning refreshments provided during this time (coutesy
11.00am - Facility guided tour for participants of Rana Viru Sevana
12.00 - break
12.30pm - lunch
1.00pm - Initial talk by Amila Gamage on behalf of RanaViruMeetup
1.05pm - Address by Bridagier in charge of Rana Viru Sevana
1.30pm - Session by Major Dushantha Yapa (blinded during war)
2.00pm - Presentation of motivation chairs to Rana Viru Sevana
2.10pm - Session by Dr Neil Fernando, Consultant Psychiatrist and
Senior Lecturer at Kotalawala Defense University
2.30pm - Session by Sisil Shantha Kumara (mindfulness)
3.00pm - Entertainment and tea/hoppers
4.30pm - Close of programme
Project Partners 2016-
Event Time frame - 9am to 4.00pm at Rana Viru Sevana, Ragama.
Date 23rd July 2016.
If interested in getting involved, please fill below form and also share this form with friends/colleagues that can also contribute for this #socialgood project.
For more information or if you need to contact person in organising committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet to @gihangamos or @kawdaBoy
Official Hashtag - #RanaViruMeetup