19th September 2020 17:13:10 Hours
Two minor prosthetic units for servicing and repairs of artificial limbs of disabled War Heroes were established on Tuesday (15) at ‘Abhimansala-1’ in Anuradhapura and ‘Abhimansala-3’ in Pangolla on a directive given by Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army to both Commandants at those wellness resorts.
The establishment of those two units for repairs and adjustments of prosthetics facilitates injured War Heroes, largely resident in Anuradhapura and Kurunegala districts, preventing them from reaching either Ragama Ranaviru Sevana or the ‘Senasuma’ in Galle for such alterations and repairs, the only two Army-managed centres for servicing of prosthetics.
On the inaugural day of both units, a total of 12 disabled War Heroes from Anuradhapura, Kurunegala, Puttalam, Kandy and adjoining areas sought assistance from both wellness resorts, a fact well proved having two such units operational in Anuradhapura and Kurunegala areas. Those two Units are now open to all disabled War Heroes in any part of the island.
Brigadier Thusitha Hettiarachchi, Commandant, ‘Abhimansala-1’ at Anuradhapura and Colonel Aruna Wijegunawardena, Commandant, ‘Abhimansala-3’ and several administrative Officers joined the brief inaugural occasions.