U.S. renovates Karadiyanaru Hospital in Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province

Nov 18, Colombo: The Unite States under the USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) program in Sri Lanka has renovated the regional hospital in Karadiyanaru in Batticaloa district of the Eastern Province.

The hospital renovated with three new buildings will be handed over to the Sri Lankan health authorities on November 22 by the U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Ms. Valerie C. Fowler, a media advisory from the U.S. Embassy in Colombo noted.

The USAID has renovated the administration building of the Karadiyanaru Divisional Hospital, the only hospital serving a population of 35,000 in Eravur Pattu division, and provided new furniture.

The hospital had been severely damaged during the decades-long armed conflict in the North East.

The DCM Ms. Fowler will make a speech to open the hospital in the presence of Minister of Health, Maithripala Sirisena, Chief Minister of the Eastern Provincial Council, Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan and Mission Director of USAID in Sri Lanka James F. Bednar.

A facilities tour will take place following the speeches.

USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) program in Sri Lanka is part of an integrated strategy to stabilize, transform, and develop the country’s Eastern and Northern Provinces and assist communities by providing support for socioeconomic reintegration activities.

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