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Lions clubs International District 306 B-1, commemorating   Universal White Cane Day, held street parade in Ja-Ela on October 10, 2015 Lions and Leos representing clubs from Colombo to Puttalam walked alongside with 150 visually-handicapped families from Ja-Ela Police Station to the Rasanga Hall to give on important message to the public that the visually-handicapped are our fellow citizens; the white cane they carry is their freedom and protection; and we all should respect it.

At the ceremony organized by the District chairperson, Lion  Kamal Samarasinghe under the patronage of district governor, Lion Christie Nanayakkara  explained that member of Lion Clubs all over the world dedicated to  look  after the blind , and work  tirelessly to eradicate the preventable blindness from the world.

Clubs contributed visually-handicapped undergraduates 29 voice-recorders,    white cane and bag of dry ration to every visually-handicapped present. Among the other donations include electric organ, monetary support   tor water connections to homes and scholarship for their kith and kin.

Austin Punchihewa donates a parcel of spectacles to the DIstrict Governor, Lion Christie Nanayakkara for their future sight-related projects
Austin Punchihewa donates a parcel of spectacles to the DIstrict Governor, Lion Christie Nanayakkara for their future sight-related projects