President Rajapaksa declares open a new building of the Maharagama National Cancer Institute. The wards complex was built in memory of the mothers of the President and the First Lady.
The new two-storied wards complex was constructed to bestow merits on Dandina Samarasinghe, the mother of President Rajapaksa and Violet Wickramasinghe, the mother of Shiranthi Rajapaksa. Personal donations of the Rajapaksa family including the President and philanthropists were used to put up the building. Giving his views, Specialist Dr. Kanishka Karunaratne, the Hospital Director referred to the example set by this noble act to the entire country. Specialist Dr. Jayantha Balawardena also spoke.