Troops of the 592 Brigade of the 59 Division under the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) coordinated with the ‘George Gooneratne Opticians’, Colombo 3 and launched an eye clinic in which spectacles were distributed after examining vision impairments at Mulliyaweli Vidyananda Vidyalaya premises, Mullaittivu during two days (10-11 January).
Mr Laxman Abeygunarathne of ‘George Gooneratne Opticians’, and his team voluntarily held the eye clinic for needy civilians in Mullaittivu area and examined more than 250 civilians who reached there.
After the eye clinic, a total of 250 selected civilians received spectacles worth of Rs. 875,000.00 gratis.
The programme was held under the directions of Major General Dushyantha Rajaguru, Commander, Security Forces – Mullaittivu (SF-MLT) and on the instructions of the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 59 Division.
Major General Dushyantha Rajaguru, Commander, SF-MLT, attended the inaugural occasion as the Chief Guest at the invitation of Major General Nishantha Wanniarachchi, GOC, 59 Division.
Rev Pathmakumar, Kurukkal at Uttankar Pullair Kovil, Thannimuruppu also attended the event as a special invitee.
Officers, Other Ranks and a large gathering of civilians assembled for the occasion.