Programmes are being launched throughout the country to mark the International White Cane Day.
The main function is being held at the Janasetha Arts Centre at Katubedda in Moratuwa. 300 visually handicapped graduates participate in the event. A special march was also held in the Kandy City. The walk which started at the D.S. Senanayaka Library in Kandy ended at the District Secretariat.
The visually impaired handed over a special document with regard to access to public buildings and institutions, providing protection at cross roads and allocating an employment a housing quota for them. The document was handed over to the Additional District Secretary in Kandy Kumudu Karunaratne.