President asserts China funded nephrology hospital not the solution

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says the Chinese funded nephrology hospital constructed in Polonnaruwa is not the solution to the kidney disease issue in Sri Lanka.

Speaking to farmers in Bunnahepola, Udubaddawa, the President said that measures need to be taken to protect the future generations.

“A major hospital to treat kidney patients has been constructed in Polonnaruwa with Chinese assistance. Is that what we should be doing? No. We must make a change for our future generations,” he said.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had in June this year officially opened the largest specialized nephrology hospital in South Asia, which was built through a grant from China. The hospital has an area of 25,000 square meters, featuring 200 general inpatient beds, 100 hemodialysis beds, and 20 intensive care beds.

The President said that his objective is to improve the living standards of the farming community.

“In this regard, I’m ready to make difficult decisions that political leaders may hesitate to make. Many calls were made not to get involved in a war back then. Similar to how the 30-year-old war was brought to an end, the goal of green agriculture will be achieved irrespective of the obstacles,” the President said.

The President said that he is not focused on the votes but on doing the right thing for the people and added that he is ready to take bold decisions for what is right and focus only on the needs of the people.

He also said that though global chemical fertilizer companies place obstacles by provoking various forces, he is not afraid of any of them and added that the people had elected him as their leader to make the right decisions. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. “A politician not focused on votes but doing the right thing – Gota Rajapaksa.” We could live for eternity and not see that.

  2. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is not in the driver seat, he is not even in the front passenger seat, but he is in the back seat. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is in the driver seat and Basil Rajapaksa is in the front passenger seat. Listening to President Gorabaya Rajapaksa is a waste of time. He just talks to make sure that you feel good, but nothing will happen in reality. Corrupt and foolish South Asian leaders think that they can easily prosper with their limited capacity brain. These fools are fooling themselves, not the world.

    Nobody can bring a change, because change is bitter taste and nobody likes it. If people taste bitter they will vote for someone else. South Asia has not evolved to have a democratic system. This is why I believe democracy will not work in South Asia. The reality is the West has been fooling South Asians. The truth is South Asians have fallen into the western trap and they believe it is good for them. Therefore, no hope for South Asia, including Sri Lanka. Trust me the current situation in Sri Lanka will go from bad to worse. India is done when it gets hit with the next wave of COVID 19.


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