Sat, 24 Feb 2024 Today's Paper

Will enable braille voting facility: Gota

6 November 2019 04:56 pm - 0     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa today said he would enable the visually handicapped people to vote using the braille facility under a government of his.

Mr. Rajapaksa expressed these views at an event held at his office in Mirihana where the SLPP signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Sri Lanka Sahakampana Organisation and the Joint Front of the Organisations of the Differently-abled.

SLPP Secretary Sagara Kariyawasam, Joint Front of the Organisations of the Differently-abled President Rasanjali Pathirage and Sahakampana Organisation's President Susantha Wickramasinghe signed the MoU.

Speaking at the event, Mr. Rajapaksa said he will take measures to protect the rights of the differently-abled by ratifying the UN Convention on the differently-abled which was signed in 2007.

“During my time as the Defence and Urban Development Secretary, we installed pavements specialised for the differently-abled people by introducing a special type of tile on the pavements. Public toilets with facilities for the differently-abled and access for them at public places were installed during our time. We will also give the opportunity to vote using the braille system in the future," he said.

The SLPP said the two organisations had decided to back Mr. Rajapaksa after considering his service rendered to the differently-abled people as the secretary of the Ministry of Urban Development.

At the event, Mr. Rajapaksa presented his election manifesto in braille and a recorded version of it to the two organisations. (Lahiru Pothmulla)


Order Gifts and Flowers to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Kids Toys, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,Astrology, Courier/Delivery, Medicine Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka

  Comments - 0

Order Gifts and Flowers to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Kids Toys, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,Astrology, Courier/Delivery, Medicine Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment





Order Gifts and Flowers to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Kids Toys, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,Astrology, Courier/Delivery, Medicine Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka

Human lives at stake… When protectors of the law become predators

On Thursday (January 18), a sub-inspector attached to the Narammala Police St

Research on sex work during Lankan civil war: Sex workers and their faint cries to access basic rights

A broken pair of rubber slippers kept on a display caught this writer’s eye

Newlywed Sri Lankans forced to remain childless

The ongoing economic crisis in the country is not only impacting the availabi

Paramedics and docs in tug of war over raise in DAT allowance

On Tuesday (January 9), staffers in the paramedic services launched an unanno