I am sure you are aware that Solihull Junior School in the Midlands, UK, raised nearly £8000 recently towards funding cataract surgeries in Sri Lanka through Assist RR. I am happy to inform you that Assist RR had already conducted a surgery camp in Ratnapura on 13 Dec 2015 for the benefit of patients from the hill country including Nuwara Eliya.
The camp was conducted at the Lions Vision for Sight Hospital in Ratnapura and Dr Dias Jeyasiri volunteered again to carry out the surgeries. Around 75 patients, who were brought in by buses from various parts of the hill country, benefited from this camp.
We would like to express our gratitude to Solihull Junior School Children, Staff and Parents for providing the funds, Dr Dias Jeyasiri for volunteering to carry out the surgeries, Ratnapura Lions hospital for providing their facility to conduct the camp, and Vision 2020 for organising this camp.
We have been informed that Solihull Junior School raised another £800 during the festive period and will be donating to Assist RR for funding further cataract surgeries. I would like to thank Solihull Junior School for their continued support the needs in Sri lanka.
We are aiming to fund another 325 cataract surgeries using funds provided by Solihull Junior School.
Dr Velautham Sarveswaran
Assist Resettlement & Renaissance