National Centre for Children with Disabilities declared open…
January 26, 2020
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has declared open Sri Lanka’s first “National Centre for Children with Disabilities”, which is named Ayati Centre.
The event was attended by Minister of Women & Child Affairs and Social Security Pavithra Wanniarachchi, former State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene, Vice Chancellor of University of Kelaniya Prof. D. M. Semasinghe, Dean of the university’s Medical Faculty Prof. Prasantha S. Wijesinghe and many other distinguished guests.
The Ayati Centre, located within the University premises in Ragama, was built at a cost of Rs 550 million. The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Kelaniya has provided the land and the clinical support, while Hemas Holdings and MAS Holdings, two leading conglomerates, spearheaded the setting up of the Ayati Centre, as key donors. The Sri Lanka Army has supported this initiative by providing their services free of charge to construct the Centre in a short span of 13 months. Rotary joined hands with the provision of audiology equipment and ‘Roshan Wijerama Family Foundation’ stepped in to support as a third key donor