DIRECTORATE OF REHABILITATION
There are thousands of officers and soldiers had been injured due to the war against LTTE terrorists for last 3 decades.At the initial stage of war the Army had recognized to set up strong system for the persons left out from the battle field to rehabilitate, particularly Wounded in Action. Thereafter the fast concept of rehabilitation process came in to power. As a result this Directorate was formed on 01 February 1988 headed by Director with two officers along with few staff members.Thereafter this directorate has been performing its entrusted task fulfilling the requirement of Officers and Soldiers subjected for Rehabilitation.
As influx of casualties was at a higher rate, the services towards rehabilitation of differently abled become equally important among all other priorities in the war effort. Therefore, expansion of structural element was initiated as demanded, in order to provide frame work support to comprehensive rehabilitation process As a result, RanaviruSevana Rehabilitation Centre was established in year 1990 under this Directorate subsequently following Establishment / institutions were introduced.
|Ranaviru Sevana - Ragama||-||10.10.1990|
|Abhimansala 1 - Anuradhapura||-||26.07.2011|
|Mihindu Seth Madura - Aththidiya||-||30.05.2011|
|Abhimansala 2 - Kaburupitiya||-||10.11.2012|
|Ranaviru Resource Centre - Wattala||-||24.05.2013|
|Abhimansala 3 - Pangolla||-||25.04.2014|
|Sanasuma - Galle||-||01.11.2011|
Ranaviru Sevana is dedicated to look after any member in the Sri Lanka Army who are differently abled due to injuries received during in the war or even otherwise. Most of the residents are with spinal cord/head injuries and amputees with one or more limb losses, mainly below the knee. Presently there are about 140 residential patients receiving long-term treatments.RanaviruSevana, in English "Shelter for War Heroes", is the prime establishment operated under Sri Lanka Army Directorate of Rehabilitation. This was established and declared open on 10th Oct 1990.
Abimansala” was established to provide lifelong Medical care to war veterans, who were disabled and crippled in the battle. Some of these war heroes are ambulant while the rest of them are totally disabled.The Army has established as an asylum with the name of “Abimansala”. This wellness resort is scattered on 15 acres beautiful land facing to NuwarawewaAnuradhapura. It has a modern health care center, Ayurwedic hospital, Pharmacy, Laboratory, a Reception, Multifunctional hall, Cafeteria, Swimming pool, 05 Villas and 05 Cottages with all amenities including satellite TV system. It facilitates battle injured war heroes with the intention of rehabilitate disabled Army personnel in Physically, Mentally, Socially and Spiritually and health care for lifelong.
This wellness resort is scattered on 10 acres beautiful land facing to LenabatuwawewaKamburupitiya. It has a modern health care center, Ayurwedic hospital, Pharmacy, Laboratory, a Reception, Multifunctional hall, Cafeteria, Swimming pool, 07 Villas and 05 Cottages with all amenities including satellite TV systemwith the vision of rehabilitate disabled Army personnel in Physically, Mentally, Socially and Spiritually and health care for lifelong.
The “Abimansala III” was established to provide lifelong medical care with luxury facilities to the battle injured war heroes, who fought for the sovereignty of MotherLand.Some of these war heroes are ambulant while the rest of them are bedridden with the intention of rehabilitate disabled Army personnel in Physically, Mentally, Socially and spiritually and health care for lifelong.
MIHINDU SETH MEDURA
Mihindu Seth Medura a novel idea aiming at accommodating physically handicapped soldiers in the war in a setting best suited for recuperation with the concept of “Home Away Home” for the gravely disabled war heroes who are handicapped, movements restricted to a bare minimum, and also required for continuous care, attention, and assistance to meet the day to day chores. Mihindu Seth Madura established on 30th May 2011 and functions under the guidance and supervision of Directorate of Rehabilitation.
ARMY PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS WORKSHOP (SANASUMA)
Army Prosthetics and Orthotics Workshop (Sanasuma) was established on 1st November 2011 in Galle. This had been operated as a private rehabilitation organization which was named as ‘Southern Centre for Disabled’. It was gifted by former director board of the organization to the Ministry of Defence & Urban Development accepted and facilitated by the former Secretary of Defense Gotabaya Rajapaksha who is the current president of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
Army Prosthetics and Orthotics Workshop (Sanasuma) under the ‘RanaviruSevana- Ragama’ solely open up to the differently able war heroes who are owing to some form of physical or intellectual disability caused due to the war injury complications that lead for the requirement of well-organized and comprehensive rehabilitation care and making every effort to catering the rehabilitation needs of differently abled war heroes attached to five districts; Galle, Matara, Hambanthota, Monaragala, Kalutara and other than that for the Regimental Headquarter Battalion Sri Lanka Light Infantry-Boossa and inmates of Abimansala-Kamburupitiya. As well as this is the only Army institution that has open up for the treatments of civilians, especially those who are with Scoliosis conditions and other spinal conditions…etc. As a result Sanasuma has taken over to produce more standard treatments and care to implement the primary and secondary rehabilitation treatments.
Sanasuma is making every effort to create a sustainable rehabilitation center of excellence catering to the needs of differently abled people with mobility impairments. Each patients needs are addressed through a detailed clinical assessment and treated upon requirement with the clinical findings. Every possible step is being taken to provide Prosthetic, Orthotic and Pedorthic services by well qualified professionals to all those who seek services.
This institution has been spreading over with the wings extended thereby our effective course could possibly take in action on board with further more upgrading to all Army personnel from all walks of life and for the civilians those who with particular disability conditions from all over the country seek our services.
‘The true value of independence is priceless’
Sanasuma aim is to provide access to all patients with a disability. We can enable patients to regain much sought after independence through a first class service. Whether the disability is the result of a trauma, neurological condition or any other deformity our mission is to promote the function of the individual.
|Address||:||Army Prosthetics and Orthotics Workshop (Sanasuma) 103/1, Hirimbura Cross Road, Galle.|
|Office||:||091-2233994 / 091-2233746|