Multiple Sclerosis Association of Lanka
The Mulitple Sclerosis Association of Lanka is a support
group for patients with Multiple Sclerosis in Sri Lanka.
Multiple Sclerosis has not been officially recognised
as a disease prevelent in Sri Lanka, despite many patients
being discovered with Multiple Sclerosis.
It has been the conception in Sri Lanka that Multiple Sclerosis
is not a tropical disease but one that is prevelant in cold countries. Hence it has been ignored in Sri Lanka.
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of Lanka was set up with
the aim of improving the lives of people living with MS in
Sri Lanka by assisting them and their care givers through professional advice, counselling and home visits, house
adaptations, sponsorship of drugs etc.
Many of our patients are from low socioeconomic status.
They are mostly unemployed, due to their disabilities, and are
cared for by family members. The families of these patients,
especially school going children, are facing immense hardship.
Our objective is to provide support to these MS Patients
and to canvass State support for the MS patients in Sri Lanka.