(VIDEO) Former First Lady comes forward to give hope to vision impaired boy

by Zulfick Farzan 29-04-2021 | 1:01 AM

COLOMBO (News 1st): Former First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa came to aid of a 13-year-old boy from Galenbindunuwewa who made a request during a Gammadda program recording, for an eye donation to improve his sight.

In 2015, Jeewantha Rathnayake made a plea during the Gammadda Pradeshiya Mandapaya program to restore his sight, and this appeal brought tears to the eyes of many. Rohitha Rajapaksa, son of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa had come across a video clip with the boy making a request and brought it to the attention of his mother, the Former First Lady, said a statement. Former First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa had made arrangements for the young boy to visit Colombo and obtain an appointment with one of the leading Ophthalmologist in Sri Lanka. Jeewantha Rathnayake was subject to a series of tests at the Colombo Eye Hospital and based on the test reports, the specialist Ophthalmologist had ruled that Jeewantha's vision can be restored without a transplant. On Wednesday (28) several months after the tests Jeewantha Rathnayake visited Shiranthi Rajapaksa at Temple Trees and announced that he is making considerable vision improvement. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBqtj0Pc_W4[/embed]