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Sri Lanka Federation of the Visually Handicapped (Incorporation) Act

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Government of Sri Lanka Country Resources Disability Legislation Sri Lanka 29 January 2007 Legislation/regulation community services, disability, quality care

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The general objects for which the Corporation is constituted are hereby declared to be;
(a) to unite all visually handicapped people living in Sri Lanka
(b) to provide welfare services to the visually handicapped and to seek solutions to common and individual problems confronted by the visually handicapped community
(c) to inform the State and other organisations with regard to common and individual issues confronted by the visually handicapped community
(d) to create awareness among the visually handicapped community on the various services provided for them by the State and other organisation and to assist them to derive benefits from such programs
(e) to create awareness among the general public with regard to the services and assistance required by the visually handicapped community
(f) to make appropriate efforts to eliminate misconceptions and false attitudes prevailing in the society regarding blindness and blind people
(g) to act as a mediator to find solutions to legal issues confronted by the visually handicapped community
(h) to liaise with other organisations having objects similar to those the Corporation
(i) to raise funds in order to provide necessary welfare services to the visually handicapped community
(j) to act in every possible way to eradicate causes of blindness
(k) to establish and maintain “homes for the aged” specially designed and equipped for the visually handicapped community
(l) to establish and maintain rehabilitation centers and welfare centers for the visually handicapped community
(m) to take all other steps as are necessary or desirable for the promotion of all or any of the foregoing objects.

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