Karunawathi is her name.
It means "The Compassionate woman"
Her full name is Manthrie Dewage Karunawathi. She is 59 years old and lives in Galewela in the dry zone of Sri Lanka, just off the Colombo – Anuradhapura road.
She is suffering from a very rare disease which has deprived her of the left half of her face, including the left eye and the left ear. The muscles have decayed and the left part of the lips also have been decayed exposing her teeth.
Until September 28th 2010, she had been leading a very normal life and had been a healthy lady who worked in a quarry, to find money in order to meet her day to day expenses. With her earnings, she also met the education expenses of her only son, who was studying in the University reading for the Degree of Performing Arts during that time. Her husband had passed away in the year 2008.More
After 5 surgeries, performed by eminent medical personnel Dr.Duleep Perera and his team, Mrs. Karunawathie is now at her home attending to her day to day activities.
She had been bedridden for more than one year, and now she manages on her own. She gratefully thanks all those who extended their unstinted help and for their generosity. She awaits medical advice.
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