W.K Achala Priyadarshani’s left hand was amputated on the 22nd January 2013 at the General Hospital, Colombo. She is currently a final year student at the faculty of law, at the University of Colombo. She was left-handed and it was this hand that was amputated.
Cause for Amputation
Achala was admitted to the Matara Hospital on 17th January 2013 to be treated for a fracture. It is claimed that due to the negligence of the medical staff of the Matara hospital when bandaging her arm for the aforementioned fracture the blood circulation to her arm had ceased resulting in fatally damaging the nerves in her left arm. Consequently she was transferred to the General Hospital in Colombo where her left arm was amputated.
Achala is the only member in her family to enter university. Her mother is a housemaid in Lebanon while her father and brother have no proper employment. She was the only hope of her family in order for them to overcome their many economic hardships.
Mobilising for a Cause
Achala’s batchmates are organizing a fund-raising campaign to get a prosthetic hand for Achala.
Please help us in collecting the required amount by donating to A/C no. 74274950 of Bank of Ceylon, Visakha Branch (Code No. 775) in the name of O. Siriwardhana or M.H Palkumbura. For further information contact Jayantha Dehiaththage -0718825329 or Lakmali Hemachandra- 0776021250.
Article sent in by law students of University of Colombo, published in edited version.