Category Archives: Meththa Foundation


At Kandy on 7th & 8th Meththa mobile team staff led by Orthopedic Consultant Dr.B.Panagamuwa, P&O Specialist Mr.Bernard both from UK ,  seven  Technicians  and Admin staff conducted  the two days Artificial limbs measurement, Fitting, repairs,Gait training & distribution of Mobility devices Free Services to the Sinhalese General public, The Pradasa Saba Chairman & members who  well organized this programme at Polanganga  RDS Hall at Kandy.  around 28 members benefited.

The Second Mobile service Took place at Kilinochchi at Karunai Illum at Kandy -Jaffna Rd, on 15th & 16th .  around 31 members benefited, Some of them are Children and  many women received this free service.

The Thirds mobile services at Mullaitivu  Fishermen Cooperative building at Manalkudirrupu on 17th & 18th of November.  around 18 members benefited.

Meththa had recently gifted with   a new  Bus ,which Meththa converted with equipments fixed into it and  use for their routine mobile service.

We intend to do another mobile service at Kilinochchi in November 6th & 7th to the balance people.

We do Review once in three months and many patients are satisfied with our International std Artificial limbs, as these are very less weight, able to bend in the ankle, wrist elbow, knee, & had special locks for above knee. devices.

Many members who use our prosthetic limbs drive Auto, Car,  Motorbike,Go for fishing, diving to collect sea cucumber,  & do farming, Paddy and  Chena cultivation. some climb trees, Mason , Carpentry & Road constriuction works.

Children have to change their limbs once in a year as they grow very fast.

This time More Diabetic patients, Trap gun injury amputees, mine victims, Road accidents victims were benefited by our free service.

Also it was noted very few patients have three or more P&O devices from various Organization who gives it free,

In Mannar Caritas Valvuthayam Center for Disabled,  and Methjtha Foundation at Mannar Hospital are functioning,

In Kilinochchi Handicap International, In Jaffna  the Jaipoor  & in Colombo Friend in Need Societies  and in Trincomalee & Vavuniya Hospital  The SLSPO Institution are doing this free services.

There are private institutions in Srilanka who does it for payments. it ranges  from Rs, 20,000 /= to 32,000/= per devices.

It is very sad to note that in our small country where  around 20.2 million population live  ,around 6% are disabled. Many Sinhalese Soldiers, Tamil ex militants, and General public are more   vulnerable group.( Innocent Mothers, Elders , School children & Infants are among them )

Further more it was observed in our Review that More Road accident cases , Trap gun laid  to animal  cause severe amputation to public  and   diabetic cases amputations are incresing after the war.

Public should  get caution on these Rd accidents, diabetic  and farmers using the trap gun to the animal in their field .

Mr.Peter Sinclair,

Liaison Officer


Mobile clinic in Mannar District resettled area schools

தமிழில் வாசிக்க இங்கு அழுத்தவும்  Meththa_Rehab_Letterhead[1] 29.6.12

The Meththa Foundation which is functioning at Mannar General Hospital had conducted its second mobile clinic in Mannar District
resettled area schools at Illupaikadavai & Vellankulam, GTMS with the assistance from Zonel Director Madhu Mr.A.C.Croos, The Principals of Illupaikadavai & Vellankulam School, on 5-7-2012 for one full day. Several cast were taken & also New Prosthesis & Orthosis devices were fitted to both Students & to their Parents.

We were glad that we were able to serve the war victims younger generation as they need a change every year as their body growth is
very fast. If our services is required The School principals & the DEcould contact us directly at Mannar General Hospital. So that if more than ten patients are in one location ( Students, Staff & Their parents) Our Dr. B Panagamuwa is more delighted to serve them at
their door step by conducting one day mobile clinic in schools free of charge.

We serve to Mannart, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu & kilinochchi district as there are more than 4,000 disabled who had artificial limbs from
various organizations.

Kindly give wide publicity & let the Humanitarian message go to the hook & corner of our beautiful Srilanka please.

Tks for your cooperation,


Mr.Peter Sinclair,
Liaison Officer
Meththa Rehabilitation Foundation (Guarantee) Ltd.

தமிழில் வாசிக்க இங்கு அழுத்தவும்  Meththa_Rehab_Letterhead[1] 29.6.12


Mobile Service to school Children for Artificial limbs fittings

The Meththa Organization which is functioning at Mannar General
Hospital since its inception from 2010 have fixed more than 1,600
artificial limbs to victims of war. we conduct several Mobile Clinic
at Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi, Mankulam, IDP camps, Poonharin, Thunukkai,
& Vavuniya, etc.

We observed that more Female and children attend to these door step
mobile service and get benefited, On the request of School Principal
we have conducted a mobile service to specially to school children
,staff and for their parents at Illupaikadavai & Vellankulam GTMS
School on 26/6/12 in the Madhu Director of Education zone. Several
Students get benefited and their Parents too are served.

Meththa will go again on 5/7/12 Thursday to the same school for
fitting and to give Gait training to te beneficiaries. We are
prepared to serve any school children provided the Principal & the DE
to request to us. Kindly contact the liaison Officer of Meththa,Mr
Peter Sinclair to the Mannar General hospital. Dr B.Panagamuwa from UK
is available for these mobile workshops.

On the Invitation of ADP & AGA Thunukkai We will be visiting very soon
to Thunukkai DS office for screening, Taking measurement, Fitting
and for gait training.

Few photos of our activities are attached. If any well wishers wish to
contribute to Meththa Specially Ladies push cycle to the Disabled
students, who travel six k.m to their schools, and for the disabled
Parents lively hood assistance .kindly contact Dr. B. Panagamuwa The
First Trustee of Meththa Foundation , General Hospital, Mannar.

Narrated by;

Mr.Peter Sinclair,
Liaison Officer


Dear Friends,
We appeal to the Diaspora Srilankans & kind heart people to help the war affected our Brothers, Sisters and Children ,who have been lost their limbs, above knee ,below knee, both limbs, upper limbs,( hands), both hands, Paralyses ,carrying shell pieces inside their body, short legs, Bed ridden patients etc.
 METHTHA Foundation since its inception at Mannar Base Hospital in 2010 , up to now catered more than 1,600 disabled with artificial limbs, mobility devices, lively hood assistance.etc.
 There are many women and children approach to us for Lively Hood assistance, Educational assistance, push cycle to go to school with their fittings, to do Cycle vender work and earn daily living. etc.
your every dollar or Euro will help a Srilankan disabled for their rehabilitation.

Mr.Peter Sinclair, Liaison Officer Meththa Rehabilitation Foundation (Guarantee) Ltd. Mannar General Hospital ,




Meththa Foundation 3/12/2012


The Meththa Foundation under the supervision of Dr B.Panagamuwa did a three Mobile services at Thunukkai DS Office on 1st of March, later at Muillaitivu Fisheries Society building on 2nd, 3rd, & 4th of March, later did a three days programme at Hudec, Caritas Center at Kilinochchi on 5th, 6th and 7th of March. ,

Around 96 disabled People who lost their legs, arms were given prosthesis upper limbs & lower limbs, after taken proper measurements by trained Prosthetic & Orthotic Officers,

Further 12 patients were screened for Paralyzed due to spinal cord injuries & refereed to further treatment to Orthopedic Surgeon in Jaffna, Kandy and Colombo.

The Mobile team comprise of Dr, P&O, Technicians, Foremen, Physiotherapist, & Admin officers. The Team of 14 members. worked for seven days to cater the needs of the people.

The Meththa Artificial limbs & Appliance unit is functioning at the General Hospital Mannar & does Mobile service to the Periphery districts when ever necessary arise .

So far since last 2009 Meththa had catered around 1700 patients with Prosthesis, Orthosis devices, mobility devices, and advocacy also had a referral system to other Service providers.

UK diaspora team who wished to help Srilankans paid a visit during this mobile service.

Reported by Sinclair Peter,
Liaison Officer, Meththa foundation.
generalk Hospital, Mannar

Meththa Artificial Limps

பிறருக்கு உதவுவதில் ஆர்வம்கொண்ட மன்னார் “மெத்தா செயற்கை உறுப்புக்கள்” பொருத்தும் நிலையம்

மன்னார் வைத்தியசாலையில் கடந்த 2009 ஐப்பசி தொடக்கம் இற்றைவரை மெத்தா செயற்கை உறுப்புக்கள் பொருத்தும் நிலையம் 10 க்கு மேற்பட்ட மாவட்டங்களில் அரும்பணி ஆற்றிவருகின்றது. இற்றைவரை 1132 பயனாளிகளுக்கு பொய்க்கால், பொய்க்கை, போலியோ உறுப்புக்கள், , செயற்கை சார்பு உறுப்புக்கள், நடமாடும் கருவிகள், வாழ்வாதார உதவிகள் போன்றவற்றை செய்துவருகின்றது. மேலும் வன்னிப் பகுதியில், குறிப்பாக போரினால் பாதிக்கப்பட்ட முல்லைதீவு, கிளிநொச்சி, மாங்குளம், ப+நகரி, வவுனியா போன்ற இடங்களில் வைத்தியர்களை கொண்ட நடமாடும் சேவைகளை நடாத்தி வருகின்றது. இதுவரை 534 பயனாளிகள் இந்நடமாடும் சேவையினால் பயன் பெற்றுள்ளனர். இதில் 30 விழுக்காடு குடும்ப பெண்கள், யுவதிகள், இளையோர், பாடசாலை சிறார்கள், குழந்தைகள், அரச ஊழியர்கள் போன்றோர் அடங்குவர். இம்மாதம் 15,16,17ந் திகதியில் முல்லைத்தீவு கடற்கரையில் அமைந்துள்ள மீனவ சங்க கட்டிடத்தில் வருட இறுதியில் நடமாடும் சேவையை மெத்தா நிறுவத்தினர் நடாத்தினர். இதில் 22க்கு மேற்பட்டோர் சிகிச்சை அளிக்கப்பட்டு செயற்கை உறுப்புக்கள், பொருத்துவதற்காக அளவுகள் எடுக்கப்பட்டன. மேலும் 53 நபர்களுக்கு பொய்க்கால்கள், பொய்க்கைகள், போலியோ காலனிகள், சார்பு உறுப்புக்கள், நடமாடும் கருவிகள், நடமாடும் பயிற்சிகள் வழங்கப்பட்டன. உறுப்புக்களைப், பொருத்திய பலர் தன்னம்பிக்கையுடன் தமது அன்றாட வாழ்க்கையை நடாத்துவதற்காக மீன்பிடி தொழில், விவசாயத் தொழில், கால்நடை வளர்ப்பு, வாகனம் ஓட்டுதல்;, சைக்கிள் வியாபாரம், தச்சுவேலை, மேசன்வேலை, கூலிவேலை போன்ற வேலைகளிலும், பாடசாலையில் கல்வி கற்று, அரசாங்கக் கடமையிலும் ஈடுபட்டுள்ளனர். இவை ஏனைய ஊனமுற்றோருக்கு நம்பிக்கையை ஏற்படுத்துமென மெத்தா நிறுவன தொடர்பு அதிகாரி திரு.சின்கிளேயர் பீற்றர் கூறினார். மேலும் தைமாத நடமாடும் சேவை துணுக்காய், மாங்குளம் போன்ற பகுதிகளில் நடைபெற உள்ளதாகவும், மன்னார் வைத்தியசாலையின் அதன் சேவை 2ம் வாட்டிற்கு அருகில் நாளாந்தம் நடைபெற்று வருவதாகவும் எமது தொலைபேசி இலக்கம் – 023-3230-473 என்னும் இலக்கத்துடன் தொடர்பு கொள்ளுமாறு கூறினார். தகவல்: திரு.சின்கிளேயர் பீற்றர் மெத்தா தொடர்பு அதிகாரி மன்னார் வைத்தியசாலை மன்னார் 21-12-2012

Mr.Peter Sinclair, Liaison Officer
Meththa Foundation of Artificial limbs & Appliance Division
Mannar General Hospital , Mannar.