A new shelter has been built for the gallant soldiers who dedicated their services for the victory of the motherland. President Rajapaksa declared open the Mihindu Seth Medura put up in Attidiya.
The new shelter was built under the guidance of the Defence Ministry. It is the brainchild of Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. After opening the two storied building this morning, the President joined in inspecting the premises. He also registered the first residential disabled war hero and placed his signature on the memorial book. Mihindu Seth Medura was built at a cost of nearly 140 million rupees. The building is located on an area spanning 46 acres. Labour contribution was made by the Fourth Engineering Unit of the Sri Lanka Army. It has been built for the benefit of war heroes who had been rendered disabled in the humanitarian operations.
Permanently disabled soldiers unable to support themselves will be cared for and will receive mental and physical support. Mihindu Seth Medura comprises 50 rooms and is equipped with facilities such as Specialist Medical Services and Emergency Treatment. Members of the Maha Sangha including the Ven. Prof. Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera, many Parliamentarians, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Chiefs of the Armed Forces, the IGP and Senior Security Officers were present on the occasion.