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Handing over of Gel Socks
[23-Jun-2008] Donations of the Phase-1 was handed over to the Ranaviru Sevana on the the 23-Jun-2008 with a simple ceremony to mark the occasion. We invited most VenerableKotapola Amarakhiththi thero and 9 other Buddhist Monks to chant Pirith. Maha Sangha blessed all injured soldiers chanting pirith and remembered those who paid the supreme price from their lives and everyone else presently fighting against terrorists were blessed for their safe return. Lt K. A. R. Dias addressed the gathering and expressed his gratitude for those who contributed for this good cause. In addition Dhammika Siripala addressed the gathering on behalf of the Ranaviru Fund and highlighted how everyone else is thinking about our soldiers at every possible time and he stressed that this is just the beginning and assured continued assistance for the welfare of the soldiers. Four amputees were offered with Gel Liners to mark the event and all remaining Gel Socks were officially handed over to Brig Warusawitharana.
Further to the Gel Socks donation, we arranged to offer premium quality fresh fruits for all soldiers at the facility. A bag with an Apple, Orange & Grapes were offered to everyone individually at their wards. Our thanks goes to "Avissawella Fresh Fruits" for providing fresh fruits at a discounted price.
Handover of another stock of Gel Socks
[01-Oct--2008] With the success of ‘Gel Sock Project’ Phase-1, a group of friends from England volunteered to join hands with ‘Ranaviru Fund’ and commenced fund raising for the second phase. Within a period of three weeks we were able to raise £1660 and immediately placed an order with Silipos UK. We were able to purchase 150 Ultra Cushion Gel Liners from sizes 2 & 3 and also 15 talking watches.
All the goods were shipped to Colombo where Mr T Jagathsiri was due to collect and hand over the goods to ‘Ranaviru sevena’. There was no shipping cost as Tryco LTD offered their service free of charge. Mr Jagathsiri transferred the custody of the goods to Brigadier Dr (Mrs) S Varusavithana as the shipment didn’t arrive in Colombo during his stay in the country. Later, ‘Ranaviru Sevena’ confirmed and acknowledged receiving of Gel Socks and Watches.