For over 20 years, Sugathadasa worked as a gardener at Ladies College until he was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB), asthma and a swollen leg with blisters, which has now been treated. However, as a result of this, he is unable to continue his work.
Somawathi worked as a cleaner at a hospital in Maharagama, despite being a diabetic patient her entire life. She is no longer able to work as her health is deteriorating due to heart failure and a gradual loss in vision due to her diabetic condition.
Due to this, the income they previously generated is no longer available to help them survive and provide for their basic food, medication, rent and utility costs. They also do not have any children or family members to aid their cause.
They are now attempting to work through their weaknesses and make paper bags in order to sell to small corner shops for a small fee.
How you can help
The couple does not require any luxuries but only their basic necessities which they are not able to acquire from the Government Hospital.
We hope to sponsor the couple on a monthly basis for three months by covering their cost of food, medicines, rent, water and electricity. The total sum per month would amount to Rs. 14,500/-.
The breakdown is as given below:
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|Account Name:||Rotary Club of Colombo|
|Bank:||Hattion National Bank|
|Branch:||Cinnamon Gardens, No. 251, Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka|