The very first time in the Eastern Province the Theeraniyam open school and learning center for children with Autism spectrum disorder at a cost of 3 million funded by the International Medical Health Organization (IMHO) – USA was declared open at Brothers of Charity Govinton Road, Batticaloa yesterday (08) and blessed by the His Lordship the Bishop of Batticaloa Rt, Rev. Dr. Joseph Ponniah and President , Ramakrishna Mission , Kallady Suwami Prabu Premananda and Rev, J.W. Yogarajah Methodist Church, Puliyantivu.
This function was presided over by the Director, Mental Health Unit , Mavadivembu, Valaichchenai Dr. Judi Ramesh and their request submitted to the Director General health Services, Ministry of Health Dr. J.M.W. Jeyasundara Bandara and he registered the first admission. Nearly 15 children registered to look after the Autism school.
Provincial & Regional Superior of Brothers of Charity, Sri Lanka Rev. Bro. Bekaert Godfried. FC, Director, Teaching Hospital Batticaloa Dr. M.S. IbraLabbai, Dr. S. Sivakanthan, Dr. Mrs. Angela Arulpragasam, Dr. Mrs. Gadampanathan, Dr. Mrs. Vijeyakumary were graced the occasion.