A new building complex will be constructed to replace the old buildings of the Colombo Dental Institute which date back 80 years.
The Colombo Dental Hospital is the pioneering institute that has been rendering much service for several decades with regard to oral health. The Dental Institute consists of 17 units. The construction work of the new building complex was inaugurated under the patronage of Minister Maithripala Sirisena today. The 9 storied building is being constructed at the expenditure of one billion rupees. The Ministry expects to provide its benefits to the public within two years. The Minister said that the institute will become the main centre for oral health in Sri Lanka. He said that targets could not be met as certain buildings had to be changed due to proposals brought when they were being constructed. He said that the engineers should work in unison with the doctors and nurses and complete the work without allowing an opportunity to stage strikes.
Senior Minister A.H.M. Fowzie, Parliamentarian Thilanga Sumathipala and Ministry Officials were amongst those who participated in the occasion.