AIDEX Sports Festival

Project Details

Project Description

Started in 1991, AIDEX is the Annual Sports Meet for disabled persons in Sri Lanka. Patients from all ages and all walks of life, participate in different sporting events. This event offers them an opportunity for the patients to regain a sense of normalcy and encourage them to participate in social events. Among the participants are members of the armed forces, veterans, and civilians who have undergone amputation of limbs following conflict, traffic accidents, infections especially in diabetic patients and children born with limb defects.

Over 60 events are conducted which include all track and field events, archery, bicycle and wheel chair races conducted separately for the civilians and armed forces. This full day event also has many activities for children, with all meals and refreshments provided to the participants and family members.