HelpAge Sri Lanka donation for Disaster Management Ministry

Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa accepting the wheel chairs from HelpAge Sri Lanka Chairman Tilak de Zoysa. Executive Director Samantha Liyanawaduge was present.

HelpAge Sri Lanka (HASL) donated 12 wheel chairs for the use of elders in case of an emergency, to Disaster Management Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa at the Ministry auditorium recently.These wheel chairs will be distributed among countrywide Disaster Managemet Centres (DMCs). The Minister also mentioned that HelpAge took prompt action to construct over 250 housing units in Eastern and Southern coastal districts for tsunami affected senior citizens and their families.

Minister Yapa also requested HelpAge to provide volunteers, trained by HelpAge for the disaster management work which will be carried out by the Ministry all over the country. (AK)

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