Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* U.S. opens two hospitals in Northern Sri Lanka
Wed, Feb 13, 2013, 09:35 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 13, Colombo: The United States Embassy in Sri Lanka opened two new hospitals in the Northern Province on Tuesday.

Deputy Chief of Mission William Weinstein opened the Mulankavil Base Hospital in Kilinochchi and Oddusuddan Divisional Hospital in Mullaitivu completed at a cost of over US$ 1 million to provide services in conflict affected areas of Sri Lanka's Northern Province.

Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa and government officials including the Northern Province Ministry of Health attended the ceremonies.

Speaking at the opening, Mr.Weinstein said the two civilian hospitals will provide easier access to better and higher quality medical care to the people of Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu Districts.

"The U.S. Government is helping to improve the lives and health of some of the most vulnerable people in the North," he said.

In both locations, the U.S. Government funded construction of new central buildings including emergency treatment units, out-patient departments with four consultancy rooms, pharmacies, and basic labs. Each out-patient department will have seating for 60 people, and the capacity to treat 150-200 patients per day. Both hospitals will serve as regional medical centers for the surrounding populations.

The projects were done in collaboration with the Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health. In Malunkavil the government renovated the maternity ward to the old hospital, and in Oddusuddan the government is also funding new medical staff quarters and a new preventive health building.

Since 2009, the U.S. Government has committed to funding 25 school and hospital projects in Sri Lanka's Northern and Eastern Provinces, contributing more than US$ 7 million in this effort to help communities rebuild and provide essential services to all people.



ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka's new government to express sympathy to victims of war at Independence Day celebrations
-- [1 hour and 18 minutes ago]
Bakery owners in Sri Lanka to reduce bread prices following reduction in wheat flour prices
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President's adviser briefs UN HR High Commissioner on new government's policies
-- [4 hours ago]
UN Secretary General hopes Sri Lanka will work with the UN on war probe
-- [4 hours ago]
Public sector salaries not increased and private sector workers ignored by the Sri Lankan government - trade union leader
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government to audit and investigate into non-strategic investments in Seychelles
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Marxist party says short or long term economic strategies not included in interim budget
-- [5 hours ago]
Opposition legislators of Sri Lanka seek debate on the controversy over Chief Justice, PM to respond today
-- [5 hours ago]
Colombo Stock Exchange to educate Sri Lankan pensioners on sustainable financial planning
Law expert says U.S. can try Sri Lanka's ex-Defense Secretary if no domestic probe on him

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.