The Foundation Stone for constructing a new building complex for the Faculty of Health-Care Sciences, Eastern University, Sri Lanka was laid by Mr. D.M.P.K. Mayadunne, Secretary,Ministry of City Planning, Water Supply & Higher Education on 6th July 2019 at the land with an extent of 50 Acres in Pillayaradi, Batticaloa. The total amount of funds expected to be incurred for this project including foreign grants and also government funds is Rs. 7978 million.Accordingly, it is expected to incur Rs. 2880 million for construction works, Rs. 1740 million for furniture, vehicles, and medical equipment, and Rs. 380 million for engineering and consultancy services. Accordingly, it is expected to construct an administrative building, a building complex containing academic departments, lecture halls, laboratories, student center, and a canteen,auditorium, a library, and a self-studying center, lecture halls, hostels, academic and non-
academic quarters, guest houses, playground and pavilion, primary health care center, internal roads, landscaping, water tanks, and access roads, under this project. Similarly, medical equipment amounting to Rs. 480 million have been already received under Austrian grants, and hostel facilities required for 600 students have also been received by now. It is scheduled to complete these constructions within two years and to be vested with students.