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Deshaja Dewmith (16) of C 02/G 01, Himbutu Uyana Housing Scheme, Mulleriyawa is diagnosed as having a Dural Arterio Venous Fistula fed by multiple branches arising from both external carotid arteries by consultant doctors Nihal Wijewardena and Lakmali Paranahewa.

A procedure of this nature in the absence of unforeseen complications is estimated to cost around Rs. 9 million.

Doctors have decided to have the operation performed by Prof. Santhosh Joseph at the Chennai Sri Ramachandra Medical College. Accordingly, under doctors’ advice, DSA scan and reports were sent to specialist Dr. Santhosh Joseph, the professor at the Chennai Sri Ramachandra Medical College. After scrutinising scans and reports the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre (SRMC) has said the cost estimate for the operation to be between USD 31,000 to 40,000 as medical bill excluding ICU charges. The total medical bill and expenses would be around Rs 9 m for the operation to be performed in India.

Dewmith's father has collected Rs. 3 m and another Rs. 6 m is needed to save his son's life.

As a government pensioner he is not in a position to afford such a huge sum and requests kind assistance from donors.Donations could be remitted to account numbers in the name “M.G.G. Karunadasa”, Bank of Ceylon Borella Super Grade Branch A/C no. 70427162, National Savings Bank Borella Branch A/C no. 100610210625, Commercial Bank Borella branch A/C no. 8190034358 and Sampath Bank Borella Branch A/C no. 100457442806.Contact numbers of the father are 0716473833 and 0112418616.