In keeping with the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Sri Lanka Air Force and the
Ministry of Health, a persistent vegetative state patient who met with an accident was airlifted from a
Bell- 412 helicopter converting to an air ambulance from Badulla General Hospital to Sri Lanka
National Hospital Colombo today (31 October 2022) to retrieve vital organs.
It is expected to donate these vital organs to required recipients and also for the heart transplant
surgery to be conducted by National Hospital, Colombo. The No.04 Squadron SLAF Base Ratmalana
successfully accomplished this operation under the guidance of the Commander of the Air Force, Air
Marshal Sudarshana Pathirana.