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Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine
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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 Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine
Deputy Minister responsible Hasen Ali, State Minister of Health
Ministry executive D. M. R. B. Dissanayake, Secretary
Child agencies Ayurvedic Medical Council
Department of Ayurveda
Department of Health Services
Medical Research Institute
National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol
National Health Council
National Health Development Fund
National Institute of Health Science
National Institute of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation
Private Medical Institute Council
Sri Lanka Ayurvedic Drugs Corporation
Sri Lanka Medical Council
State Pharmaceuticals Corporation
State Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Corporation
Website health.gov.lk

The Ministry of Health and Indigenous Medicine 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, indigenous medicine 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 Indigenous Medicine and State Minister of Health are Rajitha Senaratne and Hasen Ali respectively.[3] The ministry's secretary is D. M. R. B. Dissanayake.[4]

Ministers[edit]

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

Parties

      Sinhala Language Front       Sri Lanka Freedom Party       United National Party

Ministers of Health
Name Portrait Party Took office Left office Head of government Ministerial title Refs
Panabokke, T. B.T. B. Panabokke 1931 1931 Minister of Health [5][6]
de Silva, W. A.W. A. de Silva 1936 1946 [7][8]
Bandaranaike, S. W. R. D.S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike Official Photographic Portrait of S.W.R.D.Bandaranayaka (1899-1959).jpg United National Party 26 September 1947 12 July 1951 Senanayake, D. S.D. S. Senanayake Minister of Health and Local Government [9][10]
Senanayake, DudleyDudley Senanayake Dudley Shelton Senanayaka (1911-1973).jpg United National Party 1952 Senanayake, DudleyDudley Senanayake [11]
Nugawela, E. A.E. A. Nugawela Minister of Health [12]
Kotelawala, JohnJohn Kotelawala [13]
Wijewardene, VimalaVimala Wijewardene Sri Lanka Freedom Party 12 April 1956 June 1959 Bandaranaike, S. W. R. D.S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike [14][15]
Jayasuriya, A. P.A. P. Jayasuriya 26 September 1959 8 December 1959 Dahanayake, W.W. Dahanayake [16]
Peiris, M. V. P.M. V. P. Peiris 23 March 1960 1960 Senanayake, DudleyDudley Senanayake Minister of Health and Social Services [16]
Jayasuriya, A. P.A. P. Jayasuriya 23 July 1960 Bandaranaike, SirimavoSirimavo Bandaranaike Minister of Health [17]
Mahmud, Badi-ud-dinBadi-ud-din Mahmud 28 May 1963 Minister of Health and Housing [18]
Jayawardena, M. D. H.M. D. H. Jayawardena United National Party Senanayake, DudleyDudley Senanayake Minister of Health [19][20]
Rajapaksa, GeorgeGeorge Rajapaksa Sri Lanka Freedom Party Bandaranaike, SirimavoSirimavo Bandaranaike [21][22]
Obeyesekere, SivaSiva Obeyesekere Sri Lanka Freedom Party 1976 1977 [23][24]
Atapattu, RanjitRanjit Atapattu United National Party Jayewardene, J. R.J. R. Jayewardene [25][26]
Ranasinghe, SunethraSunethra Ranasinghe United National Party 1983 1985 [27]
1985 1989 Minister of Women's Affairs and Teaching Hospitals [28]
Herath, RenukaRenuka Herath United National Party 1989 1994 Premadasa, RanasingheRanasinghe Premadasa Minister of Health and Women's Affairs [29][30]
Fowzie, A. H. M.A. H. M. Fowzie A. H. M. Fowzie.jpeg 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]
Seneviratne, JohnJohn Seneviratne Sri Lanka Freedom Party 19 October 2000 Minister of Health [34][35]
Dayaratna, P.P. Dayaratna United National Party 12 December 2001 Minister of Health, Nutrition and Welfare [36][37][38]
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]
Sirisena, MaithripalaMaithripala Sirisena Maithripala Sirisena (cropped).jpg Sri Lanka Freedom Party 23 April 2010 21 November 2014 Minister of Health [45][46][47][48]
Attanayake, TissaTissa Attanayake United National Party 11 December 2014 [49][50][51]
Senaratne, RajithaRajitha Senaratne Dr.Rajitha Senaratna.jpg Sri Lanka Freedom Party 12 January 2015 Sirisena, MaithripalaMaithripala Sirisena Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine [52][53][54]


Ministers of Indigenous Medicine
Name Portrait Party Took office Left office Head of government Ministerial title Refs
Karalliyadde, TissaTissa Karalliyadde Sri Lanka Freedom Party 19 October 2000 Kumaratunga, ChandrikaChandrika Kumaratunga Minister of Indigenous Medicine [34]
10 April 2004 [39][40]
Gamage, PiyasenaPiyasena Gamage Sri Lanka Freedom Party 23 April 2010 Rajapaksa, MahindaMahinda Rajapaksa [45][46][47]
Dissanayake, SalindaSalinda Dissanayake Sri Lanka Freedom Party 22 November 2010 [55][56]
Senaratne, RajithaRajitha Senaratne Dr.Rajitha Senaratna.jpg Sri Lanka Freedom Party 12 January 2015 Sirisena, MaithripalaMaithripala Sirisena Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine [52][53][54]

Secretaries[edit]

Health Secretaries
Name Took office Left office Title Refs
Ruberu, T. R. C.T. R. C. Ruberu 25 April 2010 Health Secretary [57][58]
Jayathilaka, Y. D. NihalY. D. Nihal Jayathilaka 12 July 2012 Health Secretary [59]
Karunaratne, W. SudharmaW. Sudharma Karunaratne 29 May 2014 Health Secretary [60][61]
Dissanayake, D. M. R. B.D. M. R. B. Dissanayake 19 January 2015 Health and Indigenous Medicine Secretary [62][63][64][65]

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