Monday, July 12, 2010

Asin visits Jaffna, conducts eye care camps for Tamils

She was the first Indian celebrity to reach these areas in the last 30 years. She was accompanied by Shiranthi Wickramasinghe Rajapaksa, the First Lady of Sri Lanka.

Asin is in Sri Lanka shooting for Hindi film ‘Ready’, starring Salman Khan in the lead. When she landed in Colombo a fortnight ago, she had met Namal Rajapaksa, MP and eldest son of the President, and conveyed her interest in visiting these places.

She also had planned a medical camp there with the help of Salman’s ‘Being Human Foundation’. She and the Foundation conducted free eye care camps in those areas, for which five ophthalmic surgeons were flown in from India. In three days, they conducted 300 cataract operations on elderly Tamils in the area.

Asin said that they would conduct such eye care camps periodically in the Northern and Eastern regions of Sri Lanka। More than 10,000 people have registered for cataract operations.

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