02nd January 2017 16:44:59 Hours
Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army, together with a group of senior officers, called at the ‘Ranaviru Sevana’ Ragama (Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled War Heroes) this morning (2) with the intention of extending New Year - 2017 greetings to them.
Showing a fatherly concern towards those inmates, the Commander walked up to their beds in all three wards and gave away 63 gift parcels to them after talking to some of those bed-ridden War Heroes. On arrival at the venue, the Commander was received by Major General A.S. De Z Wickramaratne, Adjutant General of the Army, together with Brigadier Hemantha Kulathunga, Commandant, ‘Ranaviru Sevana’ and Brigadier S.K Thirunavukarasu, Director Rehabilitation of the Army.
A few minutes later, the Commander took time off to have a look at the ‘Ranaviru Sevana’ – managed unit in the premises for production of prosthetics for disabled War Heroes of the Army and sister services. During his pause there, the Commander inquired into various technical aspects of interest, related to the process and appreciated their commitment to the cause.
Meanwhile, separate teams of senior officers, representing the Commander of the Army went to see Army personnel, receiving medical treatment in 26 more hospitals and specific Main Dressing Stations across the country during morning hours on Monday (2).
Those visitors took gift parcels with them as compliments from the Commander of the Army and inquired into their requirements, if any.
Those senior officers, visiting Colombo Army Hospital, Colombo National Hospital, Mihindu Seth Medura, Eye Hospital, Panagoda Army Base Hospital, Palaly Army Base Hospital, Anuradhapura Abimansala - 1, Anuradhapura Army Base Hospital, Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital, Military Field Hospital Vavuniya, Mannar Military Hospital, Minneriya Army Base Hospital, Army Wards at Welikanda Hospital, Army Ward at Ampara General Hospital, Kilinochchi Army Base Hospital, Mullaittivu Army Base Hospital, Kandy General Hospital, Diyatalawa Army Base Hospital, Kamburupitiya Abimansala - 2, Pangolla Abimansala - 3, Maharagama Cancer Hospital, Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital, Angoda Base Hospital, Polonnaruwa General Hospital, Colombo South Teaching Hospital and the Main Dressing Station at Trincomalee, inquired into the well-being of Army personnel under treatment in those places and gave away compliments of the season on account of the New Year.