Surol is the only organisation in Sri Lanka functioning over the last 48 years, committed to bringing some ray of hope and happiness to the DISABLED people affected by leprosy. Leprosy is not contagious and if detected early, is curable. Our focus is to bring about RELIEF Island wide. Although set up by priests of the Catholic Church, the two questions which never arise are: What is your race and What is your religion, as SUROL’s mission is to serve mankind; thus taking, anyone and everyone who is disabled because of this disease, under its wing. Beneficiaries – Earlier our beneficiaries received a minimum of Rs.1,250 or more, depending on the amount received from the sponsor, but if the amount was less than this minimum amount, the gap was bridged from the donations received. Fr. Neil following his visits to the Leprosy Affected Persons (LAP’s) recommended that the allowance be increased to Rs.2,000 per month per family with effect from 1st April 2012. This was accepted by the Board and letters were sent out to the benefactors appealing for an increase for the beneficiaries as well as for the cost of running the organisation. Requests by patients this year for an increase to Rs 5,000 per month, because of the high cost of living is now the main priority for Surol and every effort is being made to achieve this goal. Consequently, beneficiaries were persuaded to open Saving Accounts at the nearest banks to receive their monthly allowances. This has a twofold benefit – receipt of funds in a timely manner and more importantly, they get the opportunity to integrate with other bank clients and people around.
We are an organisation that is committed to being of service to leprosy afflicted or post-afflicted persons and their family members and those who are dependents of the primary beneficiary.
Charity bestowed upon those who are worthy of it is like good seed sown on a good soil that yields an abundance of fruits. But alms given to those who are yet under the tyrannical yoke of the passions are like seed deposited in a bad soil. The passions of the receiver of the alms choke, as it were, the
Men lose all the material things they leave behind them in this world, but they carry with them the reward of their charity and the alms they give. For these, they will receive from the Lord the reward and recompense they deserve. Francis of Assisi
We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what's in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.
“While we do our good works let us not forget that the real solution lies in a world in which charity will have become unnecessary.”
“In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it's wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.”
We leave you a tradition with a future. The tender loving care of human beings will never become obsolete. People even more than things have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed and redeemed and redeemed.Never throw out anybody.Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older,
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Persons with symptoms of leprosy can visit the closest Base Hospital and seek the assistance of a Doctor for proper identification and treatment…
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