Prison inmates help Achala to get a hand

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Welikada Remand Prison inmates today donated the funds, allocated for their lunch and dinner, to the project to provide an artificial limb to law student Achala Priyadarshini.

The prisoners decided to forego the two meals and donated Rs.237,000, which had been collected to the “Hand for Achala” project. Pix by Nisal Baduge

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  • Rosh Monday, 04 February 2013 08:34 AM

    They are better human than the culprit-doctor who did this. Must chop off his hand and transplant to the victim

    Prem Monday, 04 February 2013 08:40 AM

    Wow, that accounts to 10.6 million a month for meal expenses alone for the prisoners!

    jilbert winestein Tuesday, 05 February 2013 01:45 AM

    team work with kind hearts..

    RF Monday, 04 February 2013 08:44 AM

    Nice of them.... We have never heard of parlimentarians gifting their days salary to anyone deserving.....

    Boss Monday, 04 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Happy to see but How will they have their lunch and dinner... via DM Android App

    echoasma Monday, 04 February 2013 12:00 AM

    can anyone enlighten me as to what happened to the doctors from down south who made d blunder? i have not anything sbout them. are they going scot-free and why? via DM Android App

    Joey Monday, 04 February 2013 12:00 AM

    "Really proud" of the donation!! hope they learn that there is more value and beauty in life than being a hooligan and staying behind bars!! via DM Android App

    Sam Monday, 04 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Something fishy. Prisoners making a donation to a budding lawyer!!! via DM Android App

    nalin Tuesday, 05 February 2013 02:21 AM

    Thousands of people were released on the 4th on National Independence day. Any way, meals were not required for those thousands of people. we were Hoodwinked??

    hemjey Monday, 04 February 2013 09:07 AM

    Hats off to these humans in prison. God bless them.
    I feel shame as I could not contribute.

    con Monday, 04 February 2013 12:00 AM

    something fishy via DM Android App

    Mohammed Monday, 04 February 2013 09:13 AM

    how can i get a/c number to make a small contribution to achala

    meenavan Monday, 04 February 2013 09:17 AM

    prisoners kindness worth than doctors kindness.....???

    Apsara Monday, 04 February 2013 09:25 AM

    Great move. To be appreciated.

    Lucky Weeramantry Monday, 04 February 2013 09:50 AM

    A Great Act By The Inmates Of The Remand Prison, Helping Achala. God Will Forgive Them And Make them Better Citizens

    Saliya Jude Wickremasuriya Monday, 04 February 2013 12:00 AM

    My tribute to the inmates who have taught politicians a life of compassion. via DM Android App

    weha Monday, 04 February 2013 09:49 AM

    Wow nice gesture !!! not all prisoners are bad. some go there because the society forced them in the wrong path.
    besides a lot of people who should be inside are in the Parliament and other governing bodies ne.

    MagodisThuma Monday, 04 February 2013 09:50 AM

    (Most of the) Prisoners are also human beings !

    Lion King Tuesday, 05 February 2013 07:30 AM

    I think Prisoners taught a lesson to Politicos

    Jim Kuru Monday, 04 February 2013 10:00 AM

    siragedara sitiyath anunge duka handunana minissu.
    hat's off to all prison's.

    Lion King Tuesday, 05 February 2013 07:38 AM

    Doctors Union too should lear a lesson or too from Prisoners & do like wise , collect money & donate, Rs. 10 million easily.

    Just Another Citizen Monday, 04 February 2013 10:09 AM

    Noble deed

    Patriot Monday, 04 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Though in prison, still got morals and values.. via DM Android App

    Goodmaen Monday, 04 February 2013 10:19 AM

    See this is how much we spend our tax money for these criminals! Just 2 times meals more than 2 lakh. Calculate for all meals for a year. 3x365 lakh. Whoa!!! Please make instant punishments! (but I appreciate their helping mind!)

    Housni Monday, 04 February 2013 04:39 PM

    If our politicians gave up their meal money, we could build an army of bionic robots!

    Samuel Monday, 04 February 2013 04:42 PM

    why Rajapakshas son promised to buy a hand rite

    Lucky Weeramantry Monday, 04 February 2013 10:37 AM

    Yes Most Prisoners Are Humans Like Us, But Some Are Kelaniya Thugs.

    Lucky Weeramantry Monday, 04 February 2013 10:41 AM

    The Government Might Make It Compulsory For All Prisoners To By Go Their Mid Day Meal For Handicap People Like Achala. Breaking News!

    Lucky Weeramantry Monday, 04 February 2013 10:43 AM

    They Have Forgotten The Poor Flood Victims

    Lucky Weeramantry Monday, 04 February 2013 10:45 AM

    Tax Payers Money Donated To the Rightful People. That's Gods Power

    Rushan Hameed..... Monday, 04 February 2013 12:00 AM

    Weldone............. via DM Android App

    Lucky Weeramantry Monday, 04 February 2013 10:47 AM

    A Good Deed Will Always Be Paid Off. Once Achalka Passes Out As A Lawyer, She'll Be Able To Speak On Behalf Of the Remand Prisoners. Great Act

    Lucky Weeramantry Monday, 04 February 2013 10:58 AM

    Great Human Touch. Will Our Politicians Give Even A Cup Of Tea. They Don't Have Human Qualities. They Only Know How To Fatten Their Bank Accounts.

    Mancini Monday, 04 February 2013 11:03 AM

    What a noble contribution !
    I'm deeply moved !

    Lucky Weeramantry Monday, 04 February 2013 11:03 AM

    Nothing Is Impossible If You Work With A Good Heart And Mind. Good Charitable Act.

    Lucky Weeramantry Monday, 04 February 2013 11:09 AM

    Government Should Release All Remand Prisoners Immediately. They Have Better Brains Than Our Politicians.

    Chams Monday, 04 February 2013 11:12 AM

    Hat off those who contributed to this worthy cause.

    I have read the rightful comments of fellow readers who lamented on politicos, but in my opinion, what would you expect of those who got there in nefarious means to make money for themselves not for any other reason.

    Achala hope imputation means nothing for one like you with a great attitude and will power. "Will power comes from the truth not from the hatred."

    Achala my prayers are with you for a better future!

    Pasel Monday, 04 February 2013 06:30 PM

    Good effort,
    May be this guy need pardon on the next year independent day or president should look into it also president tell his cabinet to donate monthly for this cause

    praveen Monday, 04 February 2013 11:40 AM

    Contribution is made by some and many faces in the photo! I guess there prisoners too ;)

    Andrew Pitugala Tuesday, 05 February 2013 05:09 AM

    Though in prison for crimes committed the kindness of their hearts is overwhelming.

    PRASANNAJIT Monday, 04 February 2013 11:52 AM

    Not a single minister had offered anything for this girl from their own pocket.. What a shame.

    Pol Pot Monday, 04 February 2013 08:26 AM

    Prison Inmates donated their lunch and Dinner Money. What did our Politicians Donate?

    Arp Monday, 04 February 2013 08:25 AM

    Why do these prisoners have to give up the little that they get to eat? If our polititians give up their meals there would be enough money for many limbs

    sm Monday, 04 February 2013 12:00 AM

    how about our parlimentarians? they should follow this great example and do the same. it will do them good as well to reduce their bulging stomachs. i suggest that they forego meals provided at public expense for one month at parliment (they can buy or bring food from home) and donate the proceeds to achala. this will not only enable her to have a hand but she will have some extra funds as well. however, it must be said that no amount of funds will ever be sufficient to cover the damage done. i read that achala has forgiven those responsible. i suggest that those responsible, after due investigation, should donate 50 percent of their life long earnings hereafter to her. choice is their's, either donate or go to jail. via DM Android App

    Anonymous Monday, 04 February 2013 01:11 PM

    This is av ery good move by the prisoners.

    Sakhitha Monday, 04 February 2013 12:00 AM

    "Prisoners are Humans too"... The best example BY FAR to prove that people, regardless of who they are and where they're from, feel what we all feel... Hats off to them prisoners... via DM Android App


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