Disabled Persons’ Organization of Mahawewa
For the benefit of persons with disabilities living in the Mahawewa area, the Mahawewa divisional, Diriya Swashakthi Bala Mandalaya was established under the registration number මහවැව/ආ/06/ස්වේ/සසේ/60 of the Mahawewa Divisional Secretariat of Puttalam district. According to the statistics, the number of registered beneficiaries in this system is 130 as the male members are 60 and the female members are 70.
The number of children in the age group 0 – 16 years who are members of the organization is 17. The number of youth in the age group of 17-35 years is 33. The total number of senior citizens above 35 years is 70.
The purpose of this organization is to protect the rights of persons with disabilities, to establish coexistence as citizens, to ensure and implement the rights of persons with disabilities, and to use their knowledge, attitude, and skills for the common development of themselves and their group.
Among the beneficiaries who are the members of Mahawewa division, Diriya Swashakthi Bala Mandalaya, 1 member is engaged in government sector work.30 members are self-employed.
The subcommittee of Officers Governing Diriya Swashakthi Bala Mandalaya.
Chairman – Name – Mr.E.P.Susantha Samarathunga
Address – Puhulhena, Walahapitiya
Contact No – 0775377933
Secretary – Name – Mrs.Amina Nirasha
Address – Sumana Damra Street, Marada Marawila
Contact No – 0704559327
Treasurer – Name – Mr.W.P.Lakshman Fernando
Address – 811G,Kaludiyawala,Sumana Damra Street, Marada Marawila
Contact No – 0773764257
● The organization has been going on for 11 years contributing great support to society.
● A lot of social welfare work has been implemented for the benefit of the members.