National Programme for Prevention of Avoidable Blindness in Sri Lanka;                A Collaborative Programme of Ministry of Health and

College of Ophthalmologists.

Handing over of Intra Ocular (Cataract) lenses for 70 poor patients by Mr Maheel Mahadurage and Members of Ansell Lanka. Handed over to Dr Palitha Mahipala DGHS. 
Vision 2020 is the Global Initiative for Prevention of Avoidable Blindness. It s a collaborative programme of WHO and IAPB (International Agency for Prevntion of Blindness)        

In memory of Dr Reggie Seimon.

Please post your Bank Deposit Slip (Bank of Ceylon) with personal details to Vision 2020 Secretariat,  Room 37A, Ministry of Health, 385, Baddegama Wimalawansa Thero Mawatha, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka. we will acknowledge the receipt of donation and later on we will provide you details of the benefited poor cataract patients. 
    To eliminate the main causes of avoidable blindness by the year 2020 by facilitating the,
Development and
Implementation of
    Sustainable national eye care programmes based on three core strategies of 
Disease control,
Human resource development and
Infrastructure and technology,
     incorporating the principles of primary health care.
This will be achieved by mobilizing the will and passion for action through advocacy and by mobilizing resources.

    A world in which no one is needlessly blind and where those with unavoidable vision loss can achieve their full potential.


  • Increase awareness about eye diseases, treatment, follow up etc.
  • Advocate for and secure the necessary resources 
  • Facilitate the planning, development and implementation