Several programmes have been launched for the welfare of students of the Deaf and Blind School at Ratmalana under the patronage of First Lady Shirnathi Rajapaksa.
A handicraft and Art Exhibition meant to bring out the hidden talents of the students was held under the patronage of the First Lady. 237 students are study in this School. The First Lady presented modern hearing aid for their use. Arrangements were made to present certificates for the winners of the handicraft and art competitions. President of the Army Seva Vanitha Unit Manjulika Jayasuriya was amongst those who participated in the occasion.