This is the first instance that a sperm bank has been established at a government hospital.
Those facing fertility issues could receive services of the sperm bank free of charge.
Government as well as private funding was utilized for the establishment of this unit.
Director of the Colombo South teaching hospital Dr. Asela Gunawardena and Dean of the Sri Jayawardenapura University Prof. Surangi Yasawardena participated in the inauguration of the sperm bank.
Dr. Ajith Fernando and Managing Director of Kent Engineers Prasanna Silva also participated.