USD 23 MILLION SOFT LOAN FROM SAUDI ARABIA TO BUILD COLOMBOS EPILEPSY AND NEURO TRAUMA HOSPITALS
By Walter Jayawardhana
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will provide 20 .25 million US dollars
for a new epilepsy hospital for Colombo and another 3 million US Dollars
for the extension of the Neuro Trauma Center of the Colombo General
The 15,000 square meter 242 bed epilepsy hospital will be the first
of its kind for the country.
The Arab News of Saudi Arabia announced these soft loans to Sri Lanka
quoting Riyadh Al-Kheneini, charge daffaires of the Saudi mission
He said the loan will be provided through the Saudi Fund for Development.
At present there are no such facilities to treat epilepsy patients
and the establishment of the proposed hospital will meet the long felt
need of the health service in Sri Lanka, Jayasundera said.
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