The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is held on 3rd December 2012 from 9.00a.m. at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute under the patronage of Minister of Social Services Hon. Felix Perera, and with the participation of Deputy Minister of Social Services Hon. Chandrasiri Sooriyaarachchi including distinguished guests.
Theme of the year is “Removing Barriers for an inclusive and accessible society for all”. Appreciation of 25 special schools for children with special needs covering each and every part of the Island and awarding of certificates and gifts for the winners of all Island Art competition at this celebration. In addition, several entertainment items will be included in order to add colour to the event.
A walk organized to make the general public aware on the right of Persons with disabilities was held in concurrence with this event on 25th November starting from Bambalapitiya to Kollupitiya Junction.