Readers may remember that Extra Cover has been helping Lakhindu, a four year-old boy attending Mahalapitiya Montessori. Lakhindu who has had heart surgery and to stay alive he has to take a pill a day.
The total cost of his medicine is about £20 a month. The government has given his mother about £1.40 to cover the cost. In addition to this one pill, we learned over the summer that Lakhindu requires a second pill – this time, a medicine that will strengthen his heart in order that he can undergo another operation.
The young boy, hugely popular with his classmates, will hopefully grow up to be a big strong man …
able, perhaps, to help the mum who loves him so very much.