Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that a children’s hospital should be built at each province. He said that the government has paid its attention on developing one children’s hospital at each province. The Prime Minister mentioned this while attending a function today to lay the foundation stone for an intensive care unit and surgical ward complex consisting nine stories in connection with the World’s Children’s Day and the 125th anniversary of Lady Ridgeway Hospital. The Prime Minister opened the bone marrow transplant unit and the new surgical complex. Opening of the official website of the Lady Ridgeway Hospital and the digital clinic system were also took place on the occasion. The Prime Minister and Mrs. Shiranthi Rajapaksa handed over gifts to the children to mark the World Children’s Day.
The State Children’s Arts Festival took place at Nelum Pokuna Theater in Colombo today under the patronage of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. 115 child artists were presented with awards and certificates on the occasion. The Prime Minister also opened the arts exhibition.