PDG Dr. Soma Edirisinghe PMJF
Chairperson Suwanetha Lions Eye Hospital
I am proud and privileged to be part of The Suwanetha Lions Eye Hospital which was a hopeful dream not too long ago. Today the hospital is a proud reality serving hundreds of the poorest of poor living in Colombo and the outskirts. This humanitarian project came about after continuous requests being made by the less privileged needing specialized eye care. Today this fully fledged eye hospital boasts of state-of-the-art equipment, a dedicated panel of medical professionals and a committed workforce.
I take this opportunity to convey my heartfelt thanks to the Chief Priest of the Kande Purana Temple who graciously donated the land on which the hospital now stands and the generous donors & benefactors both local and international, who with their unstinting support have made this venture possible.
I earnestly request more benefactors to come forward and give generously in order to upgrade, improve and continue the good work of the hospital for the benefit of the hundreds of needy requiring professional eye care.
My vision has always been to serve humanity by working for the people, especially the less privileged, the Suwanetha Lions Eye Hospital has inspired me even more towards this goal. I am confident the hospital would be an everlasting 'light' and of immense benefit to the local community seeking specialized eye care.
Suwanetha Lions Eye Hospital
Suwanetha – Meaning “Healing Eyes” is the brainchild of Former District Governor, Founder Janasarana Foundation and Humanitarian Lion Dr. Soma Edirisinghe. Suwanetha Lions Eye Hospital is a project initiated in association with the Lions Club of Thimbirigasyaya District 306 C2 with the objective of reducing visual impairment amongst the poorest of poor unable to afford treatment that could otherwise save them from eye diseases, disorders and even total blindness.
The hospital was built on land donated by Chief Priest of the Kande Purana Temple using funds which has largely been the Founder / Chairpersons own resources along with public donations
The Hospital which stands for excellence in eye care provides high quality services which includes Ophthalmology facilities OPD, Surgery, Optometry, Diagnostic and Therapeutic services totally free of charge to men, women and children of all ages, living under the poverty line. A team of specialist Doctors, experienced nursing staff and highly trained staff members complement the people friendly, healing ambience at the Suwanetha Lions Eye Hospital.