President unveils Clinical Training & Research block at Jaffna university

Colombo, May 24 (Daily Mirror) - President Ranil Wickremesinghe officially inaugurated the long-awaited Clinical Training and Research Block at the Jaffna University Faculty of Medicine this morning.

This new addition is the first significant construction project at the faculty in 46 years.

The state-of-the-art facility, constructed at a cost of Rs. 942 million, aims to host several innovations to benefit patients and support clinical research and training of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Initially proposed in 2017 with an estimated budget of 700 million Sri Lankan rupees and an expected completion date of 2019, the project was ultimately finished in December 2023 at an approximate cost of 942 million rupees, funded by the Government of Sri Lanka.

The facility was ceremonially opened by the President today with the ceremony also seeing the launch of the Jaffna Regional Collaboration Centre (RCC) in partnership with SingHealth Duke NUS.

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