Flexicare Lanka – a fully owned subsidiary of Flexicare Group, U.K. – recently inaugurated its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Bandaragama which is expected to revolutionise medical products manufacturing in Sri Lanka. With a total investment of over USD 15 million, the new innovative medical devices manufacturing plant begins its first phase of operations in the country with a current workforce of 150 employees.
The Flexicare manufacturing plant was officially inaugurated and symbolically declared open as the Chief Guest – Basil Rajapakse, Finance Minister performed the honours of cutting the ribbon and kickstarting the event.
The inaugural event was also graced by the presence of Guests of Honour Sara Hulton – British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Keheliya Rambukwella – Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine, Special Guest and Former Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senarathna, The Board of Directors of Flexicare Lanka, and several other invitees.
Speaking on behalf of Flexicare and concluding the Grand Opening Ceremony, Hash Poormand – Managing Director of Flexicare Group stated: “Immense perseverance, dedication and hard work have led us here as we bring to life the promise of true equity, inclusion and development by unlocking the potential of everything that this beautiful island nation has to offer. The positive catalytic effect of Flexicare has already resulted in the employment of 150 Sri Lankans and is soon expected to grow into a workforce of 600 employees within the first phase of the project itself. Our commitment is to invest in the training and socio-economic development of Sri Lanka’s homegrown medical engineers, which we believe will have a tremendous ripple effect throughout the country.”
Flexicare’s New Innovative Medical Devices Manufacturing Facility at Bandaragama began construction in 2019 and is now fully operational with 90% of the production intended for exports. Flexicare is expected to ramp up the workforce to 600 employees in the first phase with a second expansion in due course.