12th May 2017 20:19:27 Hours
A consignment of electric beds and wheelchairs, saline stands, walkers and other accessories, gifted by the Maha Karuna Buddhist Society of Singapore and some philanthropists for the use of inmates at the Colombo Army Hospital was symbolically handed over to Eng Karunasena Hettiarachchi, Defence Secretary and Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva during a brief ceremony, held at the hospital premises this (12) evening.
Singapore-based Ven Dr Karawetayana Gunarathana Thero, Project Manager, Maha Karuna Buddhist Society of Singapore was instrumental in getting the consignment organized with the support of several Singaporean donors to coincide with the ongoing Vesak season.
The ceremony at the Colombo Army Hospital, graced by Ven Dr Karawetayana Gunarathana Thero and accompanying 20 Singaporean donors saw the consignment gifted symbolically during the occasion.
Ven Dr Karawetayana Gunarathana Thero in his brief address to the occasion briefed the gathering on their gesture of goodwill.
Major General S.H Munasinghe, Director General Army Medical Services, Brigadier K.P Sumanapala, Director, Army Medical Services and several Senior Officers were also present during the brief ceremony.
The consignment contained 20 electric beds, 20 wheelchairs, 15 saline stands, 5 walkers and 5 portable suction machines and other accessories.