Sri Lanka Army’s 10 Corps of Engineer Service Regiment (10 ESR) renovated ancestral Dutch Hospital in the Galle Fort, a world heritage site was ceremonially opened Saturday (20) evening as one more project of the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development which is now committed to restore the glory of old buildings away from the capital without harming their original architectural designs.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Chief Guest at the invitation of Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary to Ministry of Defence and Urban Development, accompanied by a host of Ministers, Deputy Ministers including Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake, Navy and Air Force Commanders attended the opening ceremony of the renovated building of historically significant which houses a number of service outlets and commercial hubs inside, to be in keeping with the most modern requirements of the urban citizenry as envisaged in the ‘Mahinda Chinthana’ policy strategy.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa unveiled a plaque to mark the opening of this eye-catching structure which has all the hallmarks of the Dutch Hospital which was renovated in Colombo a few years ago and now a popular resort.
The opening followed the Chief Guest's tour in the complex to see for himself the grandeur of the site. Several cultural feats entertained the gathering at the occasion.
A large gathering of invitees and visitors were present at the event.