Army expands wards facilities at Colombo South Hospital

August 27, 2021

Sri Lanka Army completed the establishment of three more new wards with 250 beds at Colombo South Teaching Hospital following the Presidential directives and vested in health authorities yesterday (August 26).

Troops of the Security Force Headquarters-West, 14 Division, logistics battalions and Sri Lanka Engineers contributed in completing the project under the guidance of Security Forces-West Commander Maj. Gen. Sujeewa Senerath Yapa, Army sources said.

The Sri Lanka Army Ordnance Corps factory in Dombagoda manufactured the iron beds and the Army Seva Vanitha Unit (ASVU) provided the essentials, furniture and other accessories to the wards, the Army said.

Head, National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO), Chief of Defence Staff and Army Commander Gen. Shavendra Silva and ASVU President Sujeewa Nelson and medical staff of the hospital were present at the occasion.