With the ease of restrictions in May 2020, the construction industry opened up and with it several new ECD center construction work that is funded by the Early Childhood Development Project also commenced their work

District Hospital Premises in Monaragala District, had the ground breaking ceremony for their new ECD center on 23rd of January 2020.

The ceremony was attended by Hon. Shasheendra RajapaksaM.P., Hon. Vijitha Berugoda, M.P., Monaragala District Secretary Mrs. Padma Kulasuriya, Additional District Secretary Mr. Chandana Lokuhewage, Divisional Secretary Mr. Prageeth Kulathilaka, Dr. Rathnayake, Hospital Director Dr R.M. Rathanayake and Dr. Ravi Nanayakkara – Project Director, Early Childhood Development Project with other dignitaries and officials.

On a recent visit to Monaragala on 20th August 2020, the PMU staff visited the site to evaluate the construction works. They found the progress of the building on schedule to the set time line.

This center, like all ECD centers constructed by the ECD project, will provide much needed ECD services to children in the area, part of the ongoing initiative of the ECD Project to enhance equitable access to quality ECD services to all.