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To see , to hear, to smell, to taste and to feel are all privileges of living. Yet, there are few of us deprived of one or more of these essentials. 



According to estimates made by the World Health Organisation, 200,000 Sri Lankans have lost their vision. Though they lack their vision, these individuals are still full of life and potential. To label them as ‘disabled’ is unjust, when in fact they are only ‘differently able’ -differently able to perform their daily tasks and stand out in spite of their deprivation.

The Concert


Colour of the Blind a concert by blind youths is organised by Vision 2020 Secretariat of the Health Ministry on Sunday, October 4 at the Kularathna Hall of Ananda College at 7 p.m.   Tickets are priced at Rs. 5,500. The proceeds are towards for surgeries to 600 cataract patients. Tickets available at the Vision 2020 Office at the Health Ministry, Sadeepa Bookshop, Borella; Sarasavi Bookshop, Nugegoda, and Maharagama; Vanapetha Bookshop Dehiwala; Yamaha Music Centre, Abans Main Showroom, Colombo 03; Chamathka Jewellers, Crescat; Kandy City Centre (KCC), Cioconut Lounge, Colombo 07, and TicketsLK Office. Tickets could also be purchased online via www.ticketslk.com .

 

Thus, providing this differently abled community an opportunity to display their talents, Colour of the Blind a musical concert performed by blind youths is organised by Vision 2020 Secretariat of the Health Ministry. 

The show will be held on Sunday, October 4, at the Kularathna Hall of Ananda College from 7 p.m. where many distinguished guests will attend.

The show will feature young performers talented in their own unique ways presenting in order to fund free cataract surgeries. 

Powered by the will to eliminate all forms of avoidable blindness, the show is organised under the project ‘Sight for life’ an initiative of ‘Vision 2020’ the National Programme for Prevention of Blindness. 

Throughout the past eight years, the programme ‘Vision 2020’ has largely benefited Sri Lanka’s eye care services. By establishing new eye units and renovating existing eye units in hospitals the programme has contributed immensely for betterment of the health sector.

Launched in 2007, the programme has provided visual aids to thousands of school children in every district of the country. Vision 2020 Programme has also diagnosed patients with glaucoma- a condition that damages the eye’s nerve that connect to the brain, and diabetic retinopathy- condition among diabetic patients, which damages the eye’s light sensitive area and granted them proper medical treatment. Colour of the Blind is another such task of Vision 2020 in offering eye treatment for underprivileged patients.

In addition to exhibiting the blind community’s talents, the organisers of the show invite the donor community to assist poor patients with blinding cataracts. 
All tickets at the show are been priced at Rs.5500/- , the cost of one successful cataract operation. The proceeds are towards cure to 600 cataract patients for free surgeries. 

This grand charity service in the form of a three hour long musical medley will also be graced by the presence of President Sirisena.  Popular singer Mekala Gamage, who rose to fame after her release of Ahan Inna will also be performing on Colour of the Blind stage. 

Tickets for the show are available at the Vision 2020 office at the Health Ministry, Sadeepa Bookshop, Borella; Sarasavi Bookshop, Nugegoda and Maharagama; Vanapetha Bookshop, Dehiwala; Yamaha Music Centre, Abans Main Showroom, Colombo 03; Chamathka Jewellers, Crescat; Kandy City Centre (KCC); Cioconut Lounge, Colombo 07, and TicketsLK Office. Tickets could also be purchased online via www.ticketslk.com.

Vision 2020 cordially invites the all, to buy tickets to help Vision 2020.
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