Medihelp Hospitals expands its reach to Athurugiriya with 14 th Branch

Expanding its reach across Sri Lanka, the country’s largest and fastest-
growing primary care chain Medihelp Hospitals, recently commenced operations at its latest
branch in Athurugiriya. The ceremonial opening was held on 4 th September 2022, and was
attended by the Board of Directors and top management of Medihelp Hospitals, including
Chairman Mr Lesley Wijesiriwardana, Director of Laboratories Mrs Sunanda Wijesiriwardana,
Medical Director Dr Charitha Wijesiriwardana, Executive Director Mr Chandika Wijesiriwardana,
Chief Operating Officer Mr Nishantha Jayamanne, along with a host of distinguished invitees
and members of staff.
The state-of-the-art facility houses a fully-fitted OPD, five-bedded ETU, laboratory, pharmacy,
and dental clinic as well as facilities and equipment to accommodate x-rays, US Scans,
Echocardiography, physiotherapy, optometry services, and specialist consultations made
complete with spacious, modern waiting areas and car park. Patients are in the care of a highly
competent team of qualified and experienced doctors, nurses, paramedics and support staff,
who are geared with the latest equipment to ultimately provide unparalleled levels of healthcare
to all.
Commenting on the launch, Medihelp Hospitals Chairman Leslie Wijesiriwardana stated, “I am
extremely humbled to witness the immense growth of the Medihelp brand over the past 37
years. What my wife Mrs Sunanda Wijesiriwardana and I started as a small medical diagnostic
lab in Horana has expanded exponentially to be able to serve thousands of Sri Lankans with
high-quality, affordable healthcare in the most convenient way possible. This is the vision we set
out to achieve and we will continue along this winning trajectory as we set in motion our plans to
further expand in the near future.”
Continuing on the same note, Medihelp Hospitals Medical Director Dr Charitha Wijesiriwardana
said, “We are extremely proud to witness the growth and evolution of the Medihelp Hospitals
chain over the years, and also of the significant contribution it has made to the State’s
healthcare sector. Our new branch in Athurugiriya marks yet another momentous milestone in
that journey. While we are thrilled to expand our footprint rapidly with regard to geographic
presence, our focus will always be heavy on regularly vetting and improving the clinical
outcomes and safety standards for all our patients as it is every Sri Lankan’s right to have
access to quality healthcare. Medihelp Hospitals will continue introducing only the best clinical

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practices and take caution to always adhere to national health guidelines, best clinical practices
and protocols as we journey on.”
Medihelp Hospitals Chief Operating Officer Nishantha Jayamanne stated, “Athurugiriya is a
central town in the Western Province. However, there was a massive void in the region’s
healthcare ecosystem, where residents often had to travel to Colombo City to access the most
important healthcare services they require. Particularly, in the current challenging
macroeconomic environment, it is vital that patients in Sri Lanka have access to quality
healthcare they require conveniently and quickly. This is the vacuum we are looking to fill with
our new branch, – offering a gamut of top-notch healthcare services under one roof.”
Medihelp Hospitals also integrates numerous digital tools into its portfolio for the convenience of
its patients. They offer a Live Tracking Facility to enable patients to track the progress of their
appointments to ensure that they do not waste time at the hospital, needlessly waiting for their
consultant. In terms of OPD consultations, patients can access a network of over 300 specialists
in general medicine, endocrinology and diabetics, gynaecology and obstetrics, oncology, ENT,
cardiology, pulmonology, rheumatology, general surgery, neurology, orthopaedics, paediatrics,
gastroenterology, urology, dermatology and cosmetic care, nephrology and ophthalmology.
Further, its purpose-built facilities include ample parking, spacious lobbies with comfortable
seating areas and options to book appointments over the phone, which are all facilities
equivalent to or better than other city-centric hospitals.
About Medihelp Hospitals
Founded in 1985 as a single laboratory, Medihelp Hospitals today has grown to encompass a
network of 14 Primary Healthcare Facilities in Horana, Nugegoda, Piliyandala, Moratuwa,
Homagama, Kalutara, Panadura, Beruwala, Mathugama, Bandaragama, Ingiriya, Bulathsinhala,
Wethara, and Athurugiriya five OPD/ETU facilities, seven digital X-ray departments, 150 sample
collection centers across three districts, and five pharmacies.
Medihelp Hospitals offers its patients access to a specialist consultant network of 300
consultants as well as a comprehensive mix of healthcare services, including OPD
consultations, Emergency Treatment Units (ETU), medical diagnostic laboratories, pharmacies,
medical imaging units with Ultrasound scanning, Echocardiography and digital X-Ray, operating
theatres for minor surgical procedures, dental clinics and Optometry services.

Medihelp Hospitals Athurugiriya
[From left] Medihelp Hospitals COO Mr Nishantha Jayamanne, Executive Director
Mr Chandika Wijesiriwardana, Director of Laboratories Mrs Sunanda Wijesiriwardana, Chairman
Mr Lesley Wijesiriwardana, and Medical Director Dr Charitha Wijesiriwardana

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