Abimansala second stage moves forward
Army Commander Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya who served as Wanni
Commander during Humanitarian Operations had first-hand experience of
witnessing the casualties, suffered by those War Heroes fighting the war
against separatism. This led to the birth of the ‘Abimansala’, the
permanent wellness resort for rehabilitation of the injured at
Anuradhapura as a conceptual notion of the Commander with the launch of
the ‘Brave Hearts’ project, meant for fund-raising and other
Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya
Soon after assuming office as Army Commander, he prioritized the
devising of a special welfare programme, through which those injured War
Heroes are taken care of and rehabilitated.
Thus, the ‘Brave Hearts’ project initiated construction work of these
super-luxury type wellness resorts with hydrotherapy units,
physiotherapy units, orthopedic units, swimming pools, etc which are
much-needed requirements for such War Heroes.
Arrangements are now underway to construct wellness resorts of this
type at provincial level.
With the blessings of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the first state of
the art wellness resort by the Nuwara Wewa lakeside was inaugurated at
The ‘Mihindu Seth Medura’ at Attidiya is now in operation for
disabled War Heroes of the Western Province under the auspices of
Defence and Urban Development Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
The Army has identified 297 disabled Army War Heroes in total,
contrary to allegations and rumours being spread saying that there are
500 or more.
The second project of this nature at Wilpitawatta, Kamburupitiya is
to be completed within a year.
Funds for the successful conduct of these wellness resorts are
generated through various projects, organized at regimental levels under
the direct patronage of the Seva Vanitha Army branch and by the
In addition, both local and overseas patriotic people and donors
continue to provide financial assistance to the project. Attempts by
various elements to claim the project as theirs amply testifies to the
success of the project.