Residents and civil organizations in Galle wonder as to what happened to Rs.3000 million that was donated to build a Maternity and Children’s Hospital at Karapitiya.
The hospital was named ‘Helmut Kohl Maternity and Children’s Hospital’ and the foundation was laid for the hospital ten years ago. Rs.20 million had been spent for the foundation. Another loan of 28 million Euros was obtained from a bank in Germany and an agreement was signed by the government to build the hospital.
What happened to this 28 million Euros is unknown and someone has plundered more than Rs.6500 million that had been allocated for the project. This is another ‘Helping Hambantota’ type robbery point out residents in the area.