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Sri Lanka Eye Donation Society celebrates golden jubilee

Jun 11, 2011 12:05:53 PM - itnnews.lk

The Sri Lanka Eye Donation Society has celebrated its golden jubilee.

The commemoration ceremony was held in Colombo under the patronage of the Prime Minister. The Eye Donation Society was launched on 11th June 1961 with the pioneering efforts of Dr. Hudson Silva. The society has been able to donate eyes for more than 100 thousand people in 117 countries. More than one million people are registered with the society to donate their eyes. Floral tributes were paid to the statue of Hudson Silva who is the pioneer of the society, at the function held in the BMICH. It was a notable feature that Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne also handed over documents to donate his eyes.