A school, later a clinic and now abandoned

A school, later a clinic and now abandoned

A school, later a clinic and now abandoned

Written by Staff Writer

16 Aug, 2019 | 9:36 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st):- This is the story of a school that was converted to a hospital and later deserted in the Uuruwela village in Ruwanwella, Kegalle.

The Uuruwela primary school with a history of 60 years was closed down in 2006 due to the lack of students and teachers at the school. The residents of Uuruwela accepted the closure of this school in good faith based on the promise that a medical centre will be established at the same location.

Pursuant to this promise in the year 2006 one of the school buildings was broken down and a medical centre was set up at the other school building at a cost of Rs 950,000.000. The Uuruwela regional medical centre that was established in 2006 was closed down in just six months based on a recommendation that the medical centre is not suitable for the area.

The residents claim that due to this action, now pregnant mothers have to travel about 1.5- 2 kms to a different clinic in Galapita Mada.

The fact that these officials have deserted this complex built at the expense of hard-earned public funds is truly a waste of the wealth in this country.

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