US ambassador to visit Jaffna
[TamilNet, Sunday, 25 April 2004, 18:29 GMT]
Mr.Jeffry Lunstead, the United States Ambassador in Sri Lanka, is to make an official visit to Jaffna Wednesday to open the free surgical unit in the Jaffna Teaching Hospital, which is to be conducted by the US army medical
service, sources said.
A team of medical specialists of US Army Medical Service has already arrived in Jaffna Friday and is making preparations to commence plastic and heart surgery in collaboration with local specialists in the Jaffna teaching hospital free of charge, health sources said.
The Jaffna teaching hospital administration has allocated space in the hospital for the US medical team to function, sources said.