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CATARACT SURGERY CAMPS IN NORTHERN SRI LANKA by SRI LANKA ISLAMIC FORUM UK TRUST

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Najah Mohamed
Najah Mohamed

CATARACT SURGERY CAMPS IN NORTHERN SRI LANKA INTIATED BY
SRI LANKA ISLAMIC FORUM UK TRUST

Sri Lanka Islamic Forum UK Trust has initiated a project to conduct cataract operations for 500 people in the North of Sri Lanka which will be done in two stages. The first stage will be to conduct 20 screening camps in the five districts of the Northern Province to identify patients needing surgery. 500 patients will be selected in the second stage for treatment.

The project is the brain-child of Serendib Foundation for Relief & Development, Sri Lanka. It will be implemented by Kuwait Hospital Foundation, Sri Lanka, which has a special unit dedicated for cataract surgeries. Kuwait Hospital Foundation, Sri Lanka, has already treated free of charge more than 4000 cataract patients in other parts of Sri Lanka within the last three years.

The cost for treatment and post surgery care is estimated to be around £50 per patient.

SLIF UK Trust has organized a fund raising event on Saturday, 12th December 2009, from 3.00 to 7.00 pm at the London Muslim Centre, Whitechapel, and London, to collect the fund needed for the project.

Representatives of the three communities, Sinhalese; Tamils & Muslims,  local Councilors, Professionals, Community Leaders, Religious Dignitaries of all faiths, officials from UK Department of International Development, UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office,  Sri Lanka High Commission, and representatives of INGOs and Media personnel are expected to participate in the event.

Organizations and individuals willing to support this humanitarian effort and also for invitations to participate in the Fund Raising event may contact – SLIF UK Trust by E-mail: slif.uk@gmail.com – Najah Mohamed (0044 79 833 41181) –  Marzook (0044 79 405 76701).

Sri Lanka Islamic Forum UK Trust
3rd Floor LMC Business Wing,
38-48, Whitechapel Road
London E1 1JX
United Kingdom

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Written by lankamuslim.com

November 16, 2009 at 8:18 am

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