The Sri Lanka Council for the Blind – the Premier and Principal Service Provider for the Vision Impaired Community of Sri Lanka proposed to the Ministry of Social Service and Social Welfare to issue some sort of recognised and valid identification to all PWDs. This action was initiated by me after I witnessed the facilities afforded to PWDs in Japan during my training last year. This has been placed before the Plenary of the National Council for Persons with Disabilities for ratification. In the meanwhile, we are in the process of designing a special ID card. I am grateful to the secretariat of jicafriedns for helping me in collecting data on the Japanese Certificate of Disability. Hopefully by next year, we too will have an ID card. We are keeping our fingers crossed.

Shalika Karunaratne Member – Executive Committee, SLCB

Former participant – Leaders Course

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