This page contains all the news about the helping Mrs. Karunawathi fund. Those who have already contributed to the benefit of Mrs. Karunawathi and who are willing to contribute also will be updated about her latest situation.
June 29, 2012
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.
March 01, 2012
After three very successful surgical operations to her face where most of the wounded side of her face was reconstructed, Mrs. Karunawathi was discharged from hospital.
She is now at her home in Galewela, and is being cared for by her son Suranga. She can get about her daily routine now with a little help and is awaiting the rest of the medical treatment eagerly.
She is to be readmitted to hospital on the 17th march after which more surgery will be done.
As the entire medical treatment is not yet over, no photographs of Mrs. Karunawathi can be posted on the website. Once everything is satisfactorily concluded, photos will be made available.
December 07, 2011
Mrs. Karunawathi was taken for surgery to reconstruct her wasted face at 8 am yesterday, 6th December 2011.
A large team of committed and eminent doctors, led by the Consultant Surgeon Dr. Dilip Perera worked for more than 12 hours straight on this surgery. The nursing and the attending staff were incomparable in their attention to detail and care.
The Doctors say that the first 24 hours the patient would be under strict observation.
It was heart warming to note the concern shown by well wishers who regularly during the operation kept calling for information of the progress.
Mrs. Karunawathi's son Suranga and several members of the Kalyana Mithra team including Rev. Walasmulle Jinarathana Thero who was the individual behind this entire project was at the National Hospital in Colombo yesterday, in anticipation of Mrs. Karunawathi's speedy recovery.
December 05, 2011
Mrs. Karunawathi will be taken for the surgery tomorrow (06th December 2011).
The doctors are very confident of her condition.
All the other surgeries scheduled for tomorrow, have been postponed due to Mrs. Karunawathi ' s surgery being given priority.
November 30, 2011
As at 30th November 2011 Mrs.Karunawathi spends her 50th day at the General Hospital Colombo, undergoing specialized treatment, under a team of committed Physicians.
Her health condition has very much improved and gained eight kilos of weight. Her diet is being looked after by a specialist, and also she is being treated for Diabetes.
There is a Care Giver who stays by the side of her bed for 24 hours, to attend to her needs.
She is happy and her spirits are very high and one could observe her smiles under the bandages. Her smiles under the bandages, conveys a message of gratitude to all.
The date for operation has not yet been fixed by theses Doctors.
October 24, 2011
North Western Provincial Health, Sports and Youth Minister, Hon. Asoka Wadigamangawa visited Mrs. Karunawathi at the hospital on 24th October, and spent a long time talking to her.
October 15, 2011
Mrs. Udari Warnakulasuriya and Miss Asha Edirisinghe visited the hospital yesterday (15th October 2011) to see Mrs. Karunawathi.
Miss Asha brought a bouquet of flowers to Mrs. Karunawthi which made her very happy.
Mrs. Warnakulasuriya and Miss Asha are very famous teledrama actress in Sri Lanka
October 13, 2011
One of the most highly respected reverend priests in Sri Lanka the Chief incumbent of Bambalapitiya Vajiraramaya and Anunayake of Amarapura Sri Dhammarakshitha Nikaya, Rajakeeya Pandita, the Most venerable Thrikunamale Ananda Thero, visited Mrs. Karunawathi at the hospital on 13th October and chanted pirith invoking blessings on Mrs. Karunawathi for quick recovery.
October 13, 2011
One of the leading film actresses of Sri Lanka, Mrs. Sangeetha Weerarathne who has won many cinematic awards visited Mrs. Karunawathi at the hospital on 13th October, and spent a long time talking to her uplifting her morale.
October 11, 2011
Mrs. Karunawathi is having medical treatment at ward no. 4, the National Hospital of Sri Lanka
October 10, 2011
On Saturday the 8th, we, who are involved in the 'Help Karunawathi' project, met Dr. Dulip Perera leading specialist Consultant of the Colombo National Hospital, with Mrs. Karunawathi's medical records and photographs and videos of her face.
The kind doctor had advised that she be admitted to his ward at the hospital. He had wanted that she be provided with nutritional foods and the required medication for three weeks, at the end of which a surgery would be considered, if she regains her strength.
In pursuance of that advice an Ambulance left early this morning to bring Mrs.Karunawathi to Colombo to be admitted to hospital for treatment.
Now she is getting medical treatment at ward no. 4, the National Hospital of Sri Lanka
Whilst appreciating the kindness of all those good hearted people, who extended their kindness through many ways, we would be very much thankful to you if you also could kindly direct your blessings according to your great religion towards Mrs. Karunawathi, to get her life back."
October 05, 2011
"The group of 'Kalyana Mithra's who left Colombo on the 28th October commenced work on the 29th.
While they were camping in Mrs. Karunawathi's compound while attending to the work.
Her room was tiled, the walls were plastered and painted. A ceiling was also fixed. A new bathroom was constructed adjacent to her room with modern fittings and provided with hot and cold water.
A new mattress was provided for her.
A Blender was purchased with which her food is now being prepared.
A kind donor got her a wheelchair and now she is mobile. Earlier she could not sit up for more than half an hour whereas now she can sit up for about 3 hours at a time. She also goes out into the garden for fresh air now and to watch the people at work.
Pampers, drawsheets, and medical supplies like cotton wool, gauze etc also has been provided.
The group returned to Colombo yesterday (4th October) after a week of being with Mrs.Karunawathi.
September 28, 2011
Winning the battle against such a serious, rare and aggressive disease automatically brings with it, staggering financial burdens. It is mandatory that the environment should be extra clean where the patient, who has such a risky wound on her face is living.
As is evident in the images, it is heart breaking to see the way Mrs. Karunawathi has to get a bath. Although this is the case, it is the only way her son, Suranga, can offer her.
To help Suranga to make available to his mother a more suitable environment to live in, a group of "Kalyana Mithra"s has already made contributions and commenced to construct a new bathroom and complete her room which is currently half built.
The cost of labour and material for this project is borne by the "Kalyana Mithra" group at present. They are now in the process of canvassing funds in cash or kind for the benefit and upliftment of the living standard of Mrs. Karunawathi.
Mrs. Karunawathi is now at The National Hospital undergoing treatment under Dr. Dulip Perera.
October 10, 2011
Construct new bathroom and renew room in to a compatible condition