Milcris reaches out to those with sight deficiencies in the Dalugama area

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Taking a break from the usual construction consultancy and measurements work, Milcris, reached out to those in dire need of having their sight deficiencies addressed in the Dalugama community. In accordance with the CSR policies of the organisation, the CEO Millan De Silva stressed on the need to conduct a service project addressing the needs of the community. Subsequent to a quick needs analysis, it was revealed that sight deficiencies took precedence and accordingly, an Eye Screening Camp was organised. This humanitarian service project was held at the St. Francis Salles Church in Dalugama and commenced at 9 a.m. During the approximate four and a half hour period of the project, 390 sight deficient persons were screened and a calibrated spectacle provided to each of them free of cost. 371 calibrated spectacles were provided during the eye camp. Further, there were 12 patients detected with more serious cataract problems. A special team of qualified personnel from the Lions Sight First Hospital in Hekitta Hendala were in attendance to further screen, advise and prepare them for onward cataract surgery. Those detected with cataract would be provided with the opportunity to have the corrective surgery performed at the Lions Sight First Hospital at a later date, at no cost to the patients. The project team was headed by Milcris Chief Operating Officer, Mallika De Silva and assisted by the Business Development Manager, Terence Wijesooriya. The management of Milcris firmly believes in the philosophy that every successful organisation should plough back to the community a reasonable portion of the profits to facilitate and enable those in need to lead a better life. CEO, Millan De Silva said that this was in keeping with the philosophy of the company – ‘Relationships Beyond Measure’. Milcris is a construction consultancy, providing Project Management, Cost Consultancy, Quantity Surveying, Contracts Management and Claims Management and have handled a diversity of state of the art projects in many fields of construction in Oman, maintaining high international industry standards. CEO De Silva said, “Our quality Management System in Muscat is certified in accordance with the International Standard ISO9001:2008 and we have also received confirmation of registration as a firm regulated by RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) UK. In fact we are the first consultancy firm in Sri Lanka to receive this status.” He also added that other CSR projects are in the pipeline for implementation in the future to address the needs of the community.