Ministry of Health (Sri Lanka)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Minister of Health (Sri Lanka))
Jump to: navigation, search
Ministry of Health

சுகாதார அமைச்சு
Emblem of Sri Lanka.svg
Ministry overview
Jurisdiction Government of Sri Lanka
Headquarters 385 Ven. Baddegama Wimalawansa Thero Mawatha, Colombo 10
6°55′12.40″N 79°51′54.60″E / 6.9201111°N 79.8651667°E / 6.9201111; 79.8651667Coordinates: 6°55′12.40″N 79°51′54.60″E / 6.9201111°N 79.8651667°E / 6.9201111; 79.8651667
Annual budget Recurrent Rs. 95,727 Mn (2014)
Capital Rs. 37,500 Mn (2014)
Minister responsible Maithripala Sirisena, Minister of Health
Deputy Minister responsible Lalith Dissanayake, Deputy Minister of Health
Ministry executives Y. D. Nihal Jayathilaka, Secretary
P. G. Mahipala, Director General
Child agencies Sri Lanka Medical Council
State Pharmaceuticals Corporation
State Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Corporation
Website health.gov.lk

The Ministry of Health (Tamil: சுகாதார அமைச்சு Cukātāra Amaiccu) is the central government ministry of Sri Lanka responsible for health. The ministry is responsible for formulating and implementing national policy on health, nutrition, disease prevention and other subjects which come under its purview.[1] Under the Constitution of Sri Lanka provincial councils are responsible for running public hospitals but some hospitals, known as line ministry hospitals, are the responsibility of the Ministry of Health in Colombo. There were 49 line ministry hospitals in 2011 which included all teaching hospitals in the country.[2] Together they had 33,000 beds (47% all beds in public hospitals).[2] The current Minister of Health and Deputy Minister of Health are Maithripala Sirisena and Lalith Dissanayake respectively.[3] The ministry has a recurrent budget of Rs. 95,727 million in 2014 and a capital budget of Rs. 37,500 million.[4]

Ministers[edit]

The Minister of Health is a member of the Cabinet of Sri Lanka.

Parties

      Sri Lanka Freedom Party       United National Party


# Portrait Name Party Took office Left office Head of government Ministerial title Refs
1 Panabokke, T. B.T. B. Panabokke 1931 1931 Minister of Health [5][6]
2 de Silva, W. A.W. A. de Silva 1936 1946 [7][8]
3 Official Photographic Portrait of S.W.R.D.Bandaranayaka (1899-1959).jpg Bandaranaike, S. W. R. D.S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike United National Party 26 September 1947 12 July 1951 Senanayake, D. S.D. S. Senanayake Minister of Health and Local Government [9][10]
4 Dudley Shelton Senanayaka (1911-1973).jpg Senanayake, DudleyDudley Senanayake United National Party 1952 Senanayake, DudleyDudley Senanayake [11]
5 Nugawela, E. A.E. A. Nugawela Minister of Health [12]
Kotelawala, JohnJohn Kotelawala [13]
6 Wijewardene, VimalaVimala Wijewardene Sri Lanka Freedom Party 12 April 1956 June 1959 Bandaranaike, S. W. R. D.S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike [14][15]
7 Jayasuriya, A. P.A. P. Jayasuriya 26 September 1959 8 December 1959 Dahanayake, W.W. Dahanayake [16]
8 Peiris, M. V. P.M. V. P. Peiris 23 March 1960 1960 Senanayake, DudleyDudley Senanayake Minister of Health and Social Services [16]
9 Jayasuriya, A. P.A. P. Jayasuriya 23 July 1960 Bandaranaike, SirimavoSirimavo Bandaranaike Minister of Health [17]
10 Mahmud, Badi-ud-dinBadi-ud-din Mahmud 28 May 1963 Minister of Health and Housing [18]
11 Jayawardena, M. D. H.M. D. H. Jayawardena United National Party 1965 1968 Senanayake, DudleyDudley Senanayake Minister of Health [19][20]
12 Rajapaksa, GeorgeGeorge Rajapaksa Sri Lanka Freedom Party Bandaranaike, SirimavoSirimavo Bandaranaike [21][22]
13 Obeyesekere, SivaSiva Obeyesekere Sri Lanka Freedom Party 1976 1977 [23][24]
14 Atapattu, RanjitRanjit Atapattu United National Party Jayewardene, J. R.J. R. Jayewardene [25][26]
15 Ranasinghe, SunethraSunethra Ranasinghe United National Party 1983 1985 [27]
1985 1989 Minister of Women's Affairs and Teaching Hospitals [28]
16 Herath, RenukaRenuka Herath United National Party 1989 1994 Premadasa, RanasingheRanasinghe Premadasa Minister of Health and Women's Affairs [29][30]
17 Fowzie, A. H. M.A. H. M. Fowzie Sri Lanka Freedom Party 1994 Wijetunga, D. B.D. B. Wijetunga Minister of Health and Social Services [31]
Kumaratunga, ChandrikaChandrika Kumaratunga Minister of Health, Highways and Social Services [32][33]
18 Seneviratne, JohnJohn Seneviratne Sri Lanka Freedom Party 19 October 2000 Minister of Health [34][35]
19 Dayaratna, P.P. Dayaratna United National Party 12 December 2001 Minister of Health, Nutrition and Welfare [36][37][38]
20 de Silva, Nimal SiripalaNimal Siripala de Silva Sri Lanka Freedom Party 10 April 2004 Minister of Healthcare, Nutrition and Uva-Wellassa Development [39][40][41]
23 November 2005 Rajapaksa, MahindaMahinda Rajapaksa Minister of Healthcare and Nutrition [42][43][44]
21 Sirisena, MaithripalaMaithripala Sirisena Sri Lanka Freedom Party 23 April 2010 Present Minister of Health [45][46][47]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Government Notifications THE CONSTITUTION OF THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA Notification". The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1681/03. 22 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Hospitals and Bed Strength in Sri Lanka by Districts (Government Sector) Year 2011". Information Unit, Management Development and Planning Unit, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka. 
  3. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Appointments & c., by the President". The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1681/02. 22 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Appropriation Act, No. 36 of 2013". Parliament of Sri Lanka. 
  5. ^ Rajasingham, K. T. "Chapter 7: State Councils – elections and boycotts". Sri Lanka: The Untold Story. 
  6. ^ Fernando, Desmond (2006). "Session III: Conflict Resolution - Chapter One: Federalism & Minorities". In Raghavan, V. R.; Bauer, Volker. Federalism and Conflict Resolution in Sri Lanka. New Delhi: Lancer Publishers & Distributors. p. 128. ISBN 81-7062-235-2. 
  7. ^ Rajasingham, K. T. "Chapter 8: Pan Sinhalese board of ministers – A Sinhalese ploy". Sri Lanka: The Untold Story. 
  8. ^ Jones, Margaret (2004). Health Policy in Britain's Model Colony: Ceylon, 1900-1948. New Delhi: Orient Longman. p. 138. ISBN 81-250-2759-9. 
  9. ^ "First cabinet had only 14 ministers". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 23 September 2007. 
  10. ^ Rajasingham, K. T. "Chapter 12: Tryst with independence". Sri Lanka: The Untold Story. 
  11. ^ Rajasingham, K. T. "Chapter 14: Post-colonial realignment of political forces". Sri Lanka: The Untold Story. 
  12. ^ Ceylon Year Book 1951. Department of Census & Statistics, Ceylon. p. 27. 
  13. ^ Rajasingham, K. T. "Chapter 15: Turbulence in any language". Sri Lanka: The Untold Story. 
  14. ^ Ceylon Year Book 1956. Department of Census & Statistics, Ceylon. p. 10. 
  15. ^ Ceylon Year Book 1959. Department of Census & Statistics, Ceylon. p. 10. 
  16. ^ a b Rajasingham, K. T. "Chapter 17: Assassination of Bandaranaike". Sri Lanka: The Untold Story. 
  17. ^ Rajasingham, K. T. "Chapter 18: Srimavo - weeping arrogance". Sri Lanka: The Untold Story. 
  18. ^ Rajasingham, K. T. "Chapter 19: Anguish and pain". Sri Lanka: The Untold Story. 
  19. ^ Ceylon Year Book 1968. Department of Census & Statistics, Ceylon. p. 15. 
  20. ^ de Silva, K. M.; Wriggins, William Howard (1988). J.R. Jayewardene of Sri Lanka: 1906-1956. University of Hawaii Press. p. 325. 
  21. ^ Sri Lanka Year Book 1975. Department of Census & Statistics, Sri Lanka. p. 19. 
  22. ^ Bandaranaike, Anura (17 June 2001). "George Rajapakse". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  23. ^ Peiris, Roshan (14 June 1998). "Fifty....and more to go". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 
  24. ^ "J.P Obeysekere dies". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 25 October 2007. 
  25. ^ Wijeysekera, Dayantha (25 March 2012). "Respected economist and model of integrity". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 
  26. ^ Wijayawardhana, Upul (1 February 2014). "Burn to death". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  27. ^ "Grero joins the reformists 'party'". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). 27 August 2011. 
  28. ^ Gnanadass, Wilson (9 January 2011). "Hospital row touches a nerve". The Nation (Sri Lanka). 
  29. ^ Rajasingham, K. T. "Chapter 43: Aftermath of the Indian withdrawal". Sri Lanka: The Untold Story. 
  30. ^ de Silva, Nilika; Farook, Faraza (18 July 1999). ""PSD men wanted to kill me"". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 
  31. ^ "The New Cabinet". Tamil Times XIII (8): 4. 15 August 1994. ISSN 0266-4488. 
  32. ^ de Silva, Marisa (22 December 2002). "In the midst of the bustle". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 
  33. ^ "Address by Hon A.H.M. Fowzie at the World Summit on Social Development, Copenhagen, March, 1995". United Nations. 
  34. ^ "New cabinet sworn in today". Current Affairs. Government of Sri Lanka. 19 October 2000. 
  35. ^ Ferdinando, Shamindra (14 July 2002). "El Dorado". The Island (Sri Lanka). 
  36. ^ "New Ministers". Daily News (Sri Lanka). 13 December 2001. 
  37. ^ "Wickremesinghe appoints cabinet of 25". TamilNet. 12 December 2001. 
  38. ^ "UNF govt. cabinet sworn-in". The Island (Sri Lanka). 13 December 2001. 
  39. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Appointments & c., by the President". The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1335/24. 10 April 2004. 
  40. ^ "The new UPFA Cabinet". Sunday Times (Sri Lanka). 11 April 2004. 
  41. ^ "JVP boycotts UPFA cabinet swearing in ceremony". TamilNet. 10 April 2004. 
  42. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Appointments & c., by the President". The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1420/28. 23 November 2005. 
  43. ^ "The New Cabinet". The Island (Sri Lanka). 29 January 2007. 
  44. ^ "New Cabinet of Ministers sworn in". Current Affairs (Government of Sri Lanka). 
  45. ^ "PART I : SECTION (I) — GENERAL Appointments & c., by the President". The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Extraordinary. 1651/3. 26 April 2010. 
  46. ^ "The New Cabinet". The Sunday Leader. 25 April 2010. 
  47. ^ "New Parliament, New Cabinet". The Nation (Sri Lanka). 25 April 2010. 

External links[edit]