ECONOMYNEXT – Japan is giving 89,000 US dollars to build a health centre in an isolated village in Ampara, Sri Lanka, the country’s embassy in Colombo said.
The primary health centre in Ampara will sever people residing in Aligambai isolated village and other surrounding villages.
“Currently there is no facility for primary health care in those villages, and the villagers are obliged to travel long distances to the nearest government hospital,” Chamila Kodagoda, Chairman of Child Rehabilitation Centre in Ampara said in a statement.
“The new health centre will enable the villagers to have easier access to proper health care services and thus contribute to improving the health and hygiene environment of the concerned area.”
The grant agreement was signed by Mizukoshi Hideaki, Ambassador of Japan, and the chairman of the Child Rehabilitation Centre.
Kodagoda said that this grant will bring a considerable change in the lives of Tribal People in Aligambai village as they have been excluded from the mainstream of the society due to their lower social status.