The renovated Ward 3 and 4 of the 'Apeksha' Hospital in Maharagama was handed over to the hospital authorities during a simple ceremony on Tuesday (20th February). The Wards were renovated by troops of the Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) Regiment in response to a request by health authorities.
The Apeksha Hospital, formerly known as the Cancer Institute is the only one of its kind state hospital in the country dedicated to diagnose, treat and follow-up on cancer patients. All services are provided free of charge to the patients. The hospital also serves as a major training center for medical undergraduates and postgraduates in the field of Oncology as well as other specialties in Medicine.
There are 22 Wards including 4 children's Ward in the hospital. Troops who voluntarily took up the task of renovating the two Wards had put in their expertise and completed the required repairs and renovations before handing them over to the medical authorities.
Meanwhile a group of Army personnel took part in the 'Diabetes Walk' launched under the 'Let's Defeat Diabetes' project of the Sri Lanka Diabetes Federation and the 306 Lions Club in Trincomalee recently. About 60 Army personnel including woman soldiers actively contributed to this programme conducted to create awareness among the public on this non communicable disease.
The World Class University Project (WCUP-2014) of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, through the involvement of Prof. Ranil de Silva, initiated a joint venture between the USJP and the Northern Kentucky University with the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two universities recently.
A press release issued by the Commissioner General of Exams states that the Advanced Level Examination will commence on the 4th of August as scheduled. The Ministry published the amended timetable of the examination today. The Advanced Level Examination will be held between 4th and 13th of August and thereafter once election is held it will recommence on August 24 and go on till September 08.
Tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka increased 26 percent from a year earlier to 113,529 in May 2015, with growth in seen in the Chinese and Indian arrivals, data from the state tourist promotion agency showed.
Chinese tourists were up 71 percent to 12,173 while Indian arrivals were up 38.2 percent to 31,764.
A Dutch delegation of dairy companies will visit Sri Lanka in June to explore doing business with local firms and support the island’s dairy industry, the embassy said in a statement.
“This visit should result in long term business activities which will contribute towards economic development in Sri Lanka and the Netherlands”, Louis Piët, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands said in a statement.