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President Declares Open New Building for Faculty of Allied Health Sciences Teaching Hospital' at KDU

President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open the new building for the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences at General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) premises at Kandawalawatte, Ratmalana today, (19th November).

The Faculty of Medicine of the KDU is the only national military medical institution of higher education in Sri Lanka. The faculty is responsible for training and graduation of military medical students. The MBBS course is conducted by well experienced academic and medical professionals. Furthermore it will provide tertiary care facilities to the general public and service personnel while training both undergraduate and post graduate military medical students. The hospital also intends to provide 24/7 service to the public on both payment basis and without charge.

The Poly Technologies Inc. of China will carry out the construction work of this 202 million US dollar project, which is expected to be completed in two years. This teaching hospital is being built on a 56 acre land in Werahera, and design work is being done by Design Group 5 along with Singaporean architects.

General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) is the only university offering graduate courses in defence studies in the South Asian region. It is also a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (United Kingdom).

Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa Chief of the Defence Staff, Commander of the Army, Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Vice Chancellor of KDU, officials of the Ministry of Defence, senior military officers, officials of the Poly Technology Inc, of China, Officer Cadets, Local and foreign students and intellectuals were present at the occasion.

( News & Photo Courtesy : MoD )