05th April 2018 11:42:14 Hours
Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army taking time off from his hectic schedule paid a surprise visit to the Ragama ‘Ranaviru Sevana’ on the eve of the New Year on Thursday (5) where a total of 120 battlefield-affected War Heroes are recuperating and still under rehabilitation as residential inmates.
A wheelchair-borne inmate at the ‘Ranaviru Sevana’ offering a sheaf of betel warmly welcomed the visiting Commander, accompanied by Major General Sanjeewa Munasinghe, Director General Army Health Services (DGAHS), together with Brigadier Shantha Thirunavukarasu, Director Rehabilitation and Brigadier Hemantha Kulathunga, Commandant, ‘Ranaviru Sevana’, Ragama.
Lieutenant General Senanayake during his close interaction with those dependent inmates inquired into their well-being, wished them fast recovery and exchanged a couple of views with them in a friendly manner while closely inquiring into their needs and other requirements, if any. Similarly, the Commander gave away New Year gift parcels to each and everyone, confined to beds while moving from one bed to the other in all four wards.
In the same vein, the Commander intending to further uplift standards and supplying them with better facilities during his stay inside discussed a few matters of administrative nature and raised a few inquiries, pertaining to its day-today conduct of affairs and accordingly instructed Brigadier Shantha Thirunavukarasu, Director Rehabilitation and Brigadier Hemantha Kulathunga, Commandant, Ranaviru Sevana, Ragama for their implementation.
A few minutes later, the Commander suddenly made a supervisory visit to the new construction site for production of artificial limbs inside the Prosthetic & Orthotic (P&O) Workshop in the premises. Taking a close look, the Commander shared a few thoughts with the Corps of Engineer Service (CES) troops working there. Brigadier Shantha Thirunavukarasu, Director Rehabilitation and Brigadier Hemantha Kulathunga, Commandant, Ranaviru Sevana, Ragama gave the Commander an update on the progress and other related matters and explained how the process would work.
Moreover, the Commander also didn’t forget to talk to all the Officers working at the ‘Ranaviru Sevana’ before his exit from the venue.
Brigadier Devinda Perera, Director Personnel Administration, Lieutenant Colonel Lakmini Ranasinghe, Commanding Officer, Ranaviru Sevana Ragama and Senior Officers were present at the location.