Army built 'Ayati' National Centre for Children with Disabilities
formally opens door
[July 18 2019]
Completing yet another milestone construction project
in its community welfare commitments, the Sri Lanka Army constructed
three-storied building was formally vested with the 'Ayati' Trust Sri
Lanka and the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya at a simple
ceremony held this morning (18th July 2019). According to Army media,
Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake graced the
ceremony and unveiled a plaque signifying the opening of this new
facility dedicated to the rehabilitation of children with special needs.
The 'Ayati' Centre for Children with Disabilities has
been built with the contribution of the Sri Lanka Army, Faculty of
Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Hemas Holdings PLC, MAS Holdings,
Rotary International, MICD architects, Wickramasinghe Associates, E&Y,
People's Bank, People's Leasing, John Keels Holdings Company Ltd,
Brandix, Foundation of Goodness and Triad. The project had cost Rs. 550
million for the 'Ayati' Trust Sri Lanka. The 10 (volunteer) Corps of
Engineer Service (CES) of the Army had completed the construction work
of the project within 13 months.
Once operational in December this year, this new state
of the art facility will benefit children with special needs providing
them with medical assessment, speech and language therapy, audiology and
occupational therapy as well as physiotherapy free of charge.
The Sri Lanka Army has undertaken numerous projects to
uplift the living standards of the people. This is one such project
undertaken and successfully completed by the Army utilizing the
expertise and skill of its personnel.
Senior Army officers, donor representatives,
University officials and members of the Trust were also present at the