Sri Lanka Army contributes to implementation of many health projects in the North

Sri Lankan Army personnel march during a Victory Day parade rehearsal in Colombo on May 17, 2012. Sri Lanka celebrates War Heroes Week with a military parade scheduled for May 19. The parade celebrates the third anniversary of the military defeat of the Tamil Tiger rebels in May 2009, ending a 37-year long separatist conflict. AFP PHOTO/Ishara S. KODIKARA (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/GettyImages)

Many development programs are being implemented successfully under the guidance of President Maithripala Sirisena and with the contribution of Tri-Forces to uplift the living standards of the people in the North, who were affected by the three decade long brutal war, President’s Media Division said in a statement.

At present, a large number of projects which were implemented jointly with the Ministry of Health to improve the health facilities for the people in the North have successfully been completed with the labor provided by Army troops. Those projects were launched under the supervision of the Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake.

Under this initiative, development activities including the construction of Out Patients Department (OPD) and ward complex of the Maruthankerney Rural Hospital, Kayts District Hospital, Vaddukoddai Rural Hospital, Velanai Rural Hospital, Chankanai Peripheral Unit and Kodikamam Central Dispensary and Maternity Home of Jaffna District, have been completed.

Furthermore, at present the construction of Out Patients Department (OPD) of the Mallavi Base Hospital, Mankulam Base Hospital and Kilinochchi District General Hospital, have been completed as well as the construction of Out Patients Department (OPD) of the Sampathnuwara District Hospital of the Mullaitivu District.

The development work of Vavuniya General Hospital which is under Vanni division and the building of the residencies for medical officers of Manthei Eastern Rural Hospital have been successfully completed. Sri Lanka Army has taken actions to hand over all completed projects to the Ministry of Health.

 

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