|International Disability Day - 2013|
Saviya Development Foundation , Galle conducted an Art/ Poster competition at national level to commemorate International Disabled Day 2013. An exhibition of art/ poster of winners of the competition was held at Sangamitta College, Galle on the 7th of Dec. 2013. The aim of this exhibition was to facilitate required access and to empower the disabled community instead of feeling other Sri Lankan community sensitive and sympathetic on them picture shows Dr. Ramesh Pathirana , Member of Parliament for Galle district, Mrs. H. Chandani Udakumbura , Principal of Sanghamitta College, Galle who declared opened the exhibition, watching the winners drawings. Dr. Winston De Silva, Chairman of Advisory committee of SDF also participated at this occasion.
5 Prominent persons received “ Diriya Prasadini” awards.
SDF presents “ Diriya Prasadini” felicitation awards every year to selected 5 prominent persons for their commendable service to disabled community in community empowerment community development and inclusive education.
This year also Diriya Prasadini award ceremony was held at Sanghamitta College, Galle, in parallel to International Disabled day 2013 and awards were offered to five prominent persons. They are Mr. Gamini Weerawickrama for government service, Mr. M.W.Sumathipala for social development, Mr. Ranjith Thilakarathne for Education, Mr. Rajiv Lorensu Hewa for Community Development and Mr. P.L.Padmasiri Perera for human rights. There award were Hon. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardane, Minister for Agriculture, Dr. Winston De Silva, Chairman of Advisory committee of SDF and Mrs. Rupika Damayanthi de Silva, Chairperson , Saviya Women's Organization were present at the ceremony.
The picture shows the invited guests facing a group photograph with the award receivers.