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583 Brigade Coordinates Free Distribution of Spectacles to Mahengama Civilians

Troops of the 8 Sri Lanka Sinha Regiment serving the 583 Brigade of the 58 Division under the Security Force Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West) with the coordination of the Mahanuwara Opticals (Pvt) Ltd launched an eye clinic and distributed spectacles among needy civilians in Warakapola area during a medical clinic organized at Dudley Senanayaka Aramaya premises in Mahengama on Tuesday (14).

Dr. Nimal Weerakoon of Mahanuwara Opticals (Pvt) Ltd and his team voluntarily examined the eye sight of nearly 300 civilians who came there. After the eye clinic, a total of 232 selected civilians received spectacles, valued at Rs. 185,600.00 gratis from the sponsors.

The programme was held on the directions of Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe, Commander, Security Forces – West and under the supervision of the General Officer Commanding, 58 Division.

Chief Incumbent at the monastery, Ven Dehiwala Chandra Visuddhi Thero, government officials, members of the Mahanuwara Opticals (Pvt) Ltd, officers, other ranks and a large gathering of civilians assembled for the occasion.