We were privileged to have Dr Kalinga Nanayakkara, a Gynecologist and Obstetrician for a presentation on thalassemia on 21st October 2019. The presentation provided an in-depth view of thalassemia where staff and students were able to gain more valuable knowledge.
The Social Service Union organized the event with the guidance of the Principal and the Vice Principal. The union had already donated funds to Thalassemia Circle with their project “Drop a Coin to Stop Thalassemia” in the first term of 2019.
After the presentation, Dr Nanayakkara generously donated a telescope to the Astronomical Society. Mrs Nalika Gunarathne, the Teacher in Charge of the society and the whole Trinity community are indeed thankful to Dr Nanayakkara who spent his valuable time at Trinity and also making a generous contribution to the College.
About Dr Kalinga Nanayakkara
Dr Nanayakkara comes first among the people supporting thalassemia Children in Sri Lanka.
The determination and the pure motive of Dr Nanayakkara to help innocent child victims of thalassemia lead way towards the formation of the ‘Lanka Thalassemia Circle’ in 2012. Today not only Dr. Nanayakkara alone but many supporters fight for the neglected rights and treatment of children with thalassemia, thanks to his organisation.
He was awarded for his commitment in curing four children by bone marrow transplantation (BMT), for the first time in Sri Lanka. The first BMT treatments were conducted by a special medical staff, with the support of Lanka Thalasseamia Circle and Cure2Children Foundation Italy.
Sri Lankans are grateful to Dr Kalinga Nanayakkara for his great service in introducing BMT treatments to his country.