Human beings are only temporary ‘able-bodied’. Irrespective of positions and possessions, our abilities to stand up, move, see and hear are sure to be taken away at some stage in life. No one can escape from these inevitable happenings. Only difference is for some it happens sooner and for others, later.
The Convention on the Rights of Disabled Persons, the first United Nations Human Rights Treaty, signed by 147 nations, including Sri Lanka and ratified by 95 nations, made it explicit that States must create a national mechanism to promote, facilitate, monitor and implement to ensure the full realisation of all human rights and fundamental freedoms to disabled individuals without discrimination of any kind on the basis of their disability.