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ICU beds shipped by FSOQ for distribution to Sri Lanka Army and cancer hospitals

Posted February 13, 2022

Loading under way … from left,  Sandhya Abeysekera, Jayantha Pathikirikorale, Gothami Meepe, Anton Swan, Lal Mendis and Sunil Gooneratne

The Federation of Sri Lankan Organisations of Queensland has loaded 114 electrically operated beds into two containers to be shipped to Colombo for use by two army hospitals and cancer hospital in Sri Lanka.

The distribution of beds has been requested by retired Brigadier Hiran Halangode, of the Sri Lanka Army, whose family donated to the FSOQ beds appeal and contributed to the freight charges.

Of the 114 beds, 25 will be donated the Sri Lanka Army Hospital in Colombo in memory of the late Lt Gen Denzil Kobbekaduwa and 20 to the Anuradhapura army hospital in memory of the late Major General Vijaya Wimalaratne. The remaining beds will be handed to the Kandy Cancer Hospital.

Clearance of the beds in the Colombo Port has been approved by the Chief of Defence Staff and Army Commander.

The FSOQ had assistance from its member organisations in loading the consignment of beds.

Heavy load … from left: Mark Swan, a volunteer, Anton Swan and Dr Jayasiri Weerawardena.
Committed to the task … from left, Sajith Meepe, Anton Swan and Sulakshana Fernando.
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