New SLOA Chairman appointed

Optometrist Anura Rajakaruna was appointed as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Optometric Association (SLOA) when its Annual General Meeting was held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo on September 24. He is the 31st Chairman of the Association, which boasts a 56-year history.

The SLOA is the Sri Lankan Branch of the Asia Pacific Council of Optometry and the World Council of Optometry.

New Chairman Anura Rajakaruna has already initiated a project under the theme ‘Voice to minimise preventable blindness’ and hopes to take important steps towards realising the purpose in his tenure as the chairman. A past student of the Ibbagamuwa Central College, Anura Rajakaruna possesses over 23 years of experience of the eye care field. He is also a writer on the subject and publishes numerous articles in newspapers to make the public aware of vision-related diseases and their prevention. He authored ‘Hari Puduma Lede,’ a popular book that aims to provide relief to children in the country from diabetes.

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