President to declare open Abimansala today

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The ‘Abimansala’, the wellness resort for totally dependent disabled War Heroes at Anuradhapura where they are provided a lifeline for the rest of their lifetime, will be declared open by President Mahinda Rajapaksa today.

Construction of the Abimansala, conceptualised by Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army has been carried out at a cost of over Rs. 200 million, and was extensively sponsored by the Army’s theme project, ‘Brave Hearts’ spearheaded by the Seva Vanitha Army Branch, chaired by Manjulika Jayasuriya.

Secretary to President Lalith Weeratunga, Secretary Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa, in addition to Ministers, diplomats, dignitaries and a host of invitees are expected to grace the occasion.

The ‘Abimansala’, equipped with state of the art modern therapeutic technological aid, much-needed by those disabled War Heroes, is to house 52 dependent soldiers in the company of their family members, chosen from the Anuradhapura district as the first of its kind in this region.

All construction work of the Abimansala has been completed with world-wide donors, philanthropists while the infrastructure and labour have been provided by Engineering troops and all other soldiers of the Army.