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The artificial modular limb manufacturing workshop of the Colombo Friend-in-Need Society (CFINS) was declared open by High Commissioner of Canada in Sri Lanka Eric Walsh on Friday.
Ms Valerie Oullette, Second Secretary (Political), in-charge of the Canadian Funds for Local Initiatives (CFLI) for Sri Lanka was also present.
The CFLI has provided funds to purchase new machinery and equipment for the CFINS artificial modular limbs manufacturing workshop.
The day’s proceedings involved a two-hour limb modular workshop, and presenting prosthetic limbs to users by the High Commissioner.
High Commissioner Walsh also inspected products made by amputees who had received grants under the self-employment project of CFINS.
The event was organised by the CFINS board of management, presided by its President Krishan Jayawardene, Secretary Dr Ranjan Dias, and Vice President Professor A H Sheriffdeen.
CFINS Administrative Secretary Sarath Kumara and other board members: Kalyani Ranasinghe, Ayoma Wijesundara, Mrs Devos, Mrs Cecilia, Mrs Minuki, Pamela Cooray, Professor Ajith Malalasekara and Dr Sanjeev, Mr Deshapriya together with fellow employees were present.
CFINS is the oldest charity organisation in Sri Lanka, established in 1831. It started its artificial limbs project in 1984. Since then it has provided more than 35,000 artificial limbs to amputees in Sri Lanka, free-of-charge thanks to donations from well wishers and donors across the world.
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