President opens a facility for totally disabled Sri Lankan war veterans

May 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa today declared open a facility, “Mihindu Seth Madura” constructed by the Ministry of Defense for the care of totally disabled Sri Lankan war veterans.

The facility located in a 46-acre land in Aththidiya in Colombo district was built at a cost of 140 million rupees. It provides life time accommodation for 50 totally disabled soldiers.


The facility is equipped with an exercise unit for physical rehabilitation, a modern kitchen, and facilities designed to accommodate totally disabled persons. The 04th Engineering Corps of Sri Lanka Army constructed the facility.

President Rajapaksa admitted Major M.S. Ibrahim as the first inmate war hero of “Mihindu Seth Madura”.

A large gathering including the Senior Minister of Urban Development, A.H.M. Fowzie, Minister of Health Maithripala Sirisena, Defense Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Chief of Defense Staff, Tri-forces Commanders and the Inspector General of Police participated in the event.

(Photos by Sudath Silva)

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