[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]OBJECTIVES AND PURPOSES The objectives and purposes of the Association are-

(a) To provide information to the general public about the nature and causes of epilepsy and to promote public understanding thereon and the acceptances of those with epilepsy and to remove from the minds of the public the ignorance and the many myths and superstitions associated with epilepsy.

(b) To assist person with epilepsy in securing information, diagnosis and rehabilitation service so that they may have the opportunity of achieving their full potential.

(c) To stimulate and encourage public and governmental action in order to eliminate discrimination, social or otherwise, against those with epilepsy;

(d) To establish and maintain effective co-operation with any other organization concerned with epilepsy or whose activities would further the purposes of the association;

(e) To assist those with epilepsy in obtaining adequate treatment and are for the alleviation or cure of their condition of minimum expense e.g. procurement of drugs, testing facilities for drug levels in blood serum, E E G tests, ready access to doctors and specialists etc.

(f) To organize and maintain residential homes where those with epilepsy (children and adults) can have shelter and continuing loving care ,in situations, where families are unable to provide same :

(g) To stimulate and encourage research and education in regard to epilepsy and the training of persons in the treatment of epilepsy

(h) To organize, encourage and support programs for the prevention and cure of those with epilepsy.

(i) To do and perform or cause to be done and performed all such other acts and things which will contribute to the welfare of those with epilepsy with special attention to those resident in Sri Lanka.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]