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Bandaragama medical device facility commences operations

  • Finance Minister declares facility open
  • First phase investment $ 15 million

 

The first phase of the medical devices manufacturing facility in Bandaragama commenced on Wednesday (17) by Flexicare Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd., which is a fully owned subsidiary of Flexicare Group, UK. 

The inauguration of the said medical devices manufacturing plant was followed by an opening ceremony with the participation of Minister of Finance Basil Rajapaksa and Minister of Health Keheliya Rambukwella.

Addressing the gathering at the event, as the Chief Guest, Minister Rajapaksa stated: “I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to Flexicare – a globally recognised medical device manufacturer – for choosing to invest in Sri Lanka, especially amidst a global pandemic. It brings us immense joy and pride to witness Flexicare’s life-sustaining and life-saving products being manufactured in our very own country and going on to make a significant impact on people’s lives on a global scale.”

The aforesaid plant is an investment of over $ 15 million with a current workforce of 150 employees.

British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Sarah Hulton OBE, former Minister of Health and Special Guest Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, and the Board of Directors of Flexicare Lanka were among the participants of the inaugural event, who were taken through a virtual tour of the factory and later, on an exclusive inspection tour of the facility.