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Sri Lanka Army

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Published on - 1/17/2005

Patients at Colombo Army hospital receive new year gifts from commander

Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shantha Kottegoda and Mrs. Sonia Kottegoda visited patients undergoing treatment at the Military Hospital, Colombo on Tuesday (04 January 2004) morning.

Major General Dudley Perera, Medical Advisor to the Sri Lanka Army and Colonel Commandant Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps, received the Commander and other Senior Officers at the main entrance before he accompanied the visitors through wards.

Commander and Mrs. Sonia Kottegoda shared a few words with patients, both Officers and Other Ranks, and wished them fast recovery and good health at the dawn of the New Year. Lt Gen Shantha Kottegoda during his visit distributed gift parcels among inmates.

Mrs. Sonia Kottegoda, President Army Seva Vanitha Unit made a special visit to the maternity ward taking presents to newly born kids and their mothers.

Chief of Staff, Major General G.S.C. Fonseka, who also joined the visit, offered gift parcels to patients. Several Senior Officers and some members of the medical staff were also present on the occasion.