“Pipennata Ida Denna” To observe World Mental Health Day

The event was organized by the members of the Damrivi Counselors’ Association,
held on the 14th of October, 2023, at Damrivi premises.
The planned program is to observe the World Mental Health Day on the theme “Mental
Health is a Universal Right”. The focus of the event is the role of parents and teachers in
promoting children’s mental well-being. Following eminent professors and Doctors shared
their experiences and ideas.
Professor Sarath Wijesooriya, Professor, BA (Hons) Colombo MPhil (Colombo)
Department of Sinhala, Faculty of Arts, University of Colombo.
Dr Prabath Wickrema, MBBS(Sri Lanka) in 1999 and MD
Dr Pubudu Sumanasekera, Masters Degree in Social Work,


Event Song – Pipennata Ida Denna
This was written by our Senior Counselor, Eshama Kariyakarawana, sung by Mr Keerthi
Pasquel and his daughter
There were two dramas presented by Damrivi members.

Panel of Discussion on Child Abuse
Was presented by: Dr Kamalaani, Retired Medical Officer
Mr Chamath Fernando, Attorney at Law
OIC Ms. Samanthi Renuka, Sri Lanka Police
Esharma Kariyakarawana – Moderator


Professor Sarath Wijesooriya speaking at the event


Drama on Drug use and recovery


The Team Seated Left to right: Nalaka, Chandima, Kusum, Eranga, Kosala .
Standing: Manuja, Sudath, Nelumnika, Esharma, Ashirwadini, Narmada & Buddhika