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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2619

Authorities in Sri Lanka haggle over shifting Army Hospital from its present location

By Munza Mushtaq -- Reporting for Asian Tribune

Colombo, 11 May, ( Defence authorities continued to be indecisive over plans of shifting the Army hospital situated at the Army headquarters complex in Colombo, despite last month's bomb blast which saw a total of eleven dead and more than twenty injured including Army Commander Lt. Gen Sarath Fonseka.

It is learnt that although a suggestion to shift the Army Hospital away from this complex had been in the pipeline for long as five years, the suggestion was continuously sidelined owing to the 'strenuous process of shifting a hospital'.

Army Spokesman Brigadier Prasad Samarasinghe told the “Asian Tribune”that, "shifting a hospital is no easy task, it requires significant amount of money and also equipment is needed to shift a hospital."

When queried after 25 April bomb blast whether special attention has been given to shifting the hospital away from the Army headquarters complex, the Brigadier said no concrete decision on this matter has been so far taken. He also reiterated that, "shifting a hospital is no easy

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