Monday 19 November 2012

SUROL's newly refurbished offices

The Grand Priory of Great Britain is helping to fund SUROL, a leprosy charity run by His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo, Sri Lanka. This collaboration sees a welcome return to the roots of the Order - giving aid to those suffering from leprosy & their dependants. 

SUROL currently has 271 Beneficiaries and 127 Benefactors supporting 184 Families & 75 Children attending school, university & schools of higher education who receive a monthly allowance. 

The Grand Priory recently donated £9,000 to help with SUROL's vital work. Some of the money was used to set up & furnish new offices which will enable the staff to better co-ordinate their efforts throughout Sri Lanka.

SUROL's newly refurbished offices
A dedication plaque in the new offices
SUROL was accepted as an ‘Approved Charity’ by the Ministry of Finance as per Gazette # 55 of 11/04/1973, registered with the Department of Social Service, # CO/99/92 dated 21/02/1992 and the Ministry of Social Services # 0082 dated 04/05/1994.