Reading glasses worth over Rs 125,000/=, donated by Peliyagoda Lion Club were distributed among needy civilians living in Manthai east in the 612 Brigade area during a mobile medical camp for eye diseases.
The medical camp on Friday (27) at Pandiyankulam Tamil Maha Vidyalaya was opened by Brigadier A Kariyakarawana, General Officer Commanding, 61 Division. Brigadier M.M.S Perera, Commander, 612 Brigade, Mr Nimal Amarathunga, President, Peliyagoda Lion Club and Lion members, several officers, medical assistants attended the occasion.
Several leading eye surgeons and specialists examined the vision of over 500 poor civilians in the area and recommended the use of medicine or spectacles during the full-day medical camp. 287 sets of eye glasses were distributed among the civilians.
Meanwhile, the same Lion Club members donated a stock of educational accessories to the Pandiyankulam Tamil Maha Vidyalaya on the same occasion. The lady Principal acknowledged the donation of the Peliyagoda Lion Club.