Sri Lanka Army

Defenders of the Nation

04th March 2023 20:57:34 Hours

Commander Responds To Father's Appeal for Medical Help of His Son

Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, Commander of the Army on compassionate grounds responded to an appeal of an Anamaduwa-based father whose 10-year-old Thalassemia-affected son were to undergo an urgent bone marrow surgery, and contributed a sum of Rs. 100,000.00 to the family on Saturday (March 04).

The child studying in Grade 05 has been suffering from Thalassemia since 2018 and has been advised to undergo this transplant surgery at the earliest.

Lieutenant General Vikum Liyanage, promptly responding to the letter of appeal directed the 16 Gajaba Regiment (GR) Headquarters, serving the area to find more information about the child before this humanitarian gesture was made.

Accordingly, Major S.A.D.P Jayarathna, Commanding Officer, 16 GR on the instructions of the Army Chief visited the family on Saturday (04) and formally handed over the financial grant in a cheque.