Visually impaired teacher’s phone stolen

Saman Kumara, a visually impaired graduate teacher, has been in a very helpless situation due to someone stealing his mobile phone near the Colombo Fort railway station.

Wickremesinghe, who works as a teacher in the Special Education Department of D.S. Senanayake College, Kandy encountered this incident while coming back to Kandy from Colombo after participating in the 15th State Festival held in Colombo to mark White Cane Safety Day.

Speaking about the incident, he said “when I was coming down the overhead bridge opposite the Fort Railway Station, a person came and took my phone from my pocket. I teach children using the Braille method. I am also currently studying a post graduate course in special education. Most of the lessons needed for learning and teaching are stored in the mobile phone. I bought the mobile phone a few years ago for Rs. 30,000 on an installment basis. It is not possible to buy a new mobile phone with the high costs. By now the price of mobile phones has gone up a lot. Currently, I am working with a small mobile phone which I borrowed from a friend. If possible, I request you to call me on 071 8265932 and donate a phone to me,” he added.

by Daily News Sri Lanka

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