At SUROL, we believe in the power of human generosity. For it is only through generosity and understanding that causes which seem unsurmountable, can be surmounted: where missions which seem impossible, are made possible. SUROL’s efforts in lending succour to disabled leprosy persons in Sri Lanka clearly illustrates how human generosity can help bring in hope and happiness… vanquishing hopelessness and despair from people’s lives. Our call to all is to seek your generosity whether in thought, word, money, time, things or attention. Your support will help make the difference.
What We Are Doing
A glimpse of the services rendered by our organization.
We have 110 Benefactors supporting 252 patients on our list to who we reach out with financial assistance.
Awareness of the disease, symptoms, methods of identification and where to go for treatment is conveyed through the various means by our organization
Apart from making awareness of the disease, We also provide medical assistance to our beneficiaries throughout the year.
We visit these families to look into their welfare and spend time to listen, talk to them and console them to ease their feelings of rejection or ostracization.
SUROL gifts two hampers to each family every year – at Christmas time and the Sinhala/Tamil New Year at a cost of aprox Rs 7,500 per hamper. This is made possible due to the generous donations received from benefactors and well wishers
We help the children of the leprosy-affected people for their education. At present we have about 37 children we hope to increase the number in the future.
SUROL’s main focus is to Uplift and Rehabilitate persons affected by Leprosy, who because of ignorance or otherwise have deformities as a result of this disease. Leprosy, if allowed remain untreated, could cause irreversible damage and deformity and often social stigmatisation and drop in self-esteem to afflicted persons and their family members, even after the disease itself is cured.
Public education to remove the stigma attached to leprosy was one arm of SUROL’s two-way plan, the other being the important task of rehabilitation of leprosy affected persons. SUROL’s work was aimed at taking practical steps towards reducing the number of leprosy affected persons.
The map shows the locations of our beneficiaries from all around the island.The Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western parts of Sri Lanka.
SUROL is a non-profit organization that has been in operation since 1971. We reach out to the most marginalized group of people in society.
No one has ever become poor by giving. Join us today and be a part of our mission.