US opens two hospitals in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Feb 13 (IANS) The US embassy said Wednesday it has opened two new hospitals at a cost of over $1 million to provide services in conflict affected areas in Sri Lanka's north.

Deputy Chief of Mission William Weinstein opened the Mulankavil Base Hospital in Kilinochchi and the Oddusuddan Divisional Hospital in Mullaitivu districts Tuesday.

The event was attended by government representatives, a statement said.

Weinstein said: "These two hospitals will provide easier access to better and higher quality medical care to the people of Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu.

"The US is helping to improve the lives and health of some of the most vulnerable people in the north," he added.

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