Formation of the 3rd branch of the CCA at Teaching hospital Karapitiya was held on 18th of August 2011 .It was initiated by Dr.Upul Ekanayake and Dr.Iresh Jayaweera.Event was blessed by the presence of Dr.Samadhi Rajapakse.Fourty new members were present on that day.Officials were selected and a display of Sacred relics of Lord buddha and Rahulo thero along with Rewatha Thero occurred after the meeting.
Main activities highlighted
Building a shrine room in the cancer unit premises.
Building Hospice for the terminally ill and the day therapy patients, a land in the hospital premises will be provided by the director.
Home visits by a team-to care for the terminally ill.
A pinkama(meritorious activity) at the Yatagla Raja Maha Viharaya-where a descendent bo tree of Jaya srimaha bodhiya is situated with the involvement of patients.Date on 15.09.2011 at 6.30 pm.
Rev.Kanumuldeniyae Chandrawimala Thero,Galle Buddhist Center
Dr.Jayampathi Senanayake,Director,Teaching Hospital Karapitiya
Dr. Upul Ekanayake, Consultant Clinical Oncologist
Dr. Ramya Ragunathan,Senior Consultant Physician
President/CCA- Karapitiya Branch
Dr. Iresh Jayaweera
Mrs. M .S.Thilaka
Miss. Asanka Munasinghe
Cancer care Association-Karapitiya branch
NO:62B, Maitipe first Lane
Cheques in favor of “Cancer care Association-Karapitiya branch”
Current A/C 1135008598
Savings A/C 8135008598
Commercial Bank Karapitiya Branch.