The construction of the proposed Teaching Hospital for General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University has already commenced in a 15 acre land area at Werahera, in an outskirt of Colombo. The construction of the hospital (TH-KDU) is to be completed by mid 2016. Although, situated facing Colombo - Rathnapura main road, this hospital is to be situated in a quiet place with natural tranquility. The hospital will provide tertiary care facilities to the general public and service personnel while training both undergraduate and post graduate military medical students and allied health staff from Sri Lanka and foreign countries. The hospital will also engage in high quality research.
The proposed 704-bed hospital is to be comprised of all the ultra modern facilities with cutting edge technology to provide around the clock emergency and trauma care and specialized treatment of diseases of all the branches of medicine, surgery, pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology. The hospital will be staffed by dedicated team of healthcare professions to provide the best quality care to the patients.