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SLAF to get 12-storey hospital complex

The foundation stone was laid for a 12-storey hospital complex for the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) yesterday (27) under the patronage of Defence Secretary Genenral Kamal Gunaratne.

Air Force Commander Air Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana received the Defence Secretary upon his arrival at the venue this morning.

A location at Kirimandala Mawatha in Naranhenpita, Colombo 5 was allocated for the proposed Air Force Hospital by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to a request by Air Force Commander Air Marshal Pathirana.

The construction of this 200-bed hospital will be funded by State and Air Force allocations and the SLAF will carry out the construction work with its in-house engineering expertise and manpower.

The SLAF has planned to complete five storeys of the hospital under the initial phase within three years. Once completed, the new medical facility would fulfill a long felt need of the Air Force.

The fully operational hospice could accommodate 200 residential patients of both serving and retired Air Force personnel. It will also serve the medical needs of the families of fallen SLAF War Heroes. The Air Force Commander presented with the Defence Secretary a memento during the occasion.

The Health Ministry Secretary, Senior State Officials, former Air Force Commanders, Senior Air Force Officers and a large number of SLAF personnel were present.

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