Sri Lanka

Happy Anniversary Real Medicine Foundation

October 31, 2008

On October 28th, 2008, Real Medicine Foundation celebrated it's two year anniversary at the Yayawatta Tsunami Relocation Village in Seenimodora.. In collaboration with International Service Partners, we celebrated the success of the clinic and presented the community members with a book on Home Health Care written by our clinic physician Dr. Chamal Sanjeewa which won the most prestigious Presidential Award for 2007. International Service Partners provided funding for the production of 100 copies that were donated to each of the families.

In attendance were Ms. Lexia Campbell of International Service Partners who presented books to the residence of the village and Real Medicine Team members were also on hand. Special Thanks to Ms. Minerva Fernando and Nishantha Sandakelum, for helping to coordinate the event.

Below Mrs. Minerva Fernando lights candles at the opening ceremony and Village manager Ms. Lexia Campbell makes a book presentation.


Keeping with whole food nutrition as a central theme for vibrant health, Real Medicine provided King Coconuts and Bananas as refreshments for the afternoon celebration. In attendance was the villages oldest resident Mr. Simon Silva who received the first book from Ms. Lexia.

BOOK PRESENTATION AND COMMEMORATING OF 2 YEARS OF MEDICINAL FACILITATION SERVICE REAL MEDICINE FOUNDATION
Minerva. R.M.F. Reporting from Tangalle.Sri-Lanka. Date – 31st Oct. 2008.

October 28th was a very special day to the community of Yayaywatta and the surrounding areas. As scheduled the Occasion was well planned and at 12 noon all the people and the Invitees including the Chief Guest Miss Lexia Campbell were at the Community centre
The Special Invitees had welcome with Traditional way by offering the Betel Leaves. Then the Lighting of the Oil Lamps .The Six Oil Lamps were lit by :

CHIEF GUEST —— MISS.LEXIA CAMPBELL
R.M.F. ACCOUNTANT —— MR.NISHANTHA SANDAKELUM
T.C.R. DIRECTOR —— MR.MAHENDRA ANDRAHNNEY
THE OLDEST MEMBER, YAYAWATTA —— MR.SIMON SILVA
ASSIST. TO MEDICAL CONSULTANT —— MRS.DIMUTHU SHIROMANI
R.M.F. PROJECT COORDINATOR —— MRS. MINERVA FERNANDO
 

The Introduction Speech was to be done by Dr. Chamal Sanjeewa, the Medical Consultant of R.M.F. but due to unavoidable circumstance he could not attend the Function. And the R.M.F. Project Coordinator cordially invited Mr. Mahendra, the Director of T.C.R. to give the Speech and he did an excellent one.

Mr. Mahendra in his Speech advised the Community to be more responsible and with much cooperation and contribution keep up every thing what they had owned freely. He said the Community of Yayawatta is very lucky to get the free Medicinal Facilitation, the most valuable benefit for lives from R.M.F.

He said it is an Honour and we are very proud of Dr. Chamal, and he said to read the Book to each and every one who can and there are a lot of useful hints to our every day life. This Book had won the Presidential Award and we must Honour and Appreciate Dr. Chamal for his capabilities and his Service too.

The Special Speech of the Chief Guest Miss. Lexia Campbell was a short one and she thanked R.M.F. for the service that they continued for 02 years. And she asked the Community to come up with their ddeas and proposals. She said, she wants to have a discussion with Community.
 

Many members came up with their Ideas and Proposals. First They all gave their Heart Full of thanks for providing such a valuable free Medical Service for 02 Years and they would look forward to have this Benefit for more Years from R.M.F .

Many Elderly members said it's a great help for them as they could not walk much and on behalf of them Mr. Simon Silva spoke and he was very happy. And he conveyed Warmest Wishes to R.M.F. and Thanked very much. The Project Coordinator of R.M.F. Mrs. Minerva thanked the invitees and the community for their participation. Special Thanks were given to the reporters. The Occasion was concluded with Fresh King Coconuts, Bananas and Cream-Cracker Biscuits.

All had a Very Happy Get Together.

A pdf of the community comments is available for download below. 

 

Related Files:

Comments of Yayawatta Community (.3 MB pdf)

Country Page: Sri Lanka Initiative Page: Primary Care Clinic Yayawatta