white cane


The visually impaired people in the country complain that the White Cane has not received due legal status, even though 53 years have elapsed since the declaration of October 15 as World White Cane Day.

The visually impaired people, while joining a programme to collect signatures of the people to urge the government to legalise white cane in the country today, said that they will receive more benefits if the white cane is legalised in the country.

The Youth Wing leader of Eksath Janaraja Peramuna, Theekshana Gammanpila, said that the legalisation of white canes will help improve care and insurance for visually impaired people on the road in the future.

The President of the Sri Lanka Visually Impaired People’s Federation, Nilmini Smaraweera, and Senior Vice President, Priyantha Mallawaarachchi, were present.