Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine

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Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine
සෞඛ්‍ය, පෝෂණ හා දේශීය වෛද්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය
சுகாதாரம், போசாக்கு மற்றும் சுதேச மருத்துவ அமைச்சு
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Ministry overview
Formed1931 (1931)
JurisdictionGovernment of Sri Lanka
Headquarters385 Ven. Baddegama Wimalawansa Thero Mawatha, Maradana, Colombo
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
Employees67,000 (2015)[1]
Annual budget
  • Rs. 121 billion (2017, recurrent)
  • Rs. 40 billion (2017, capital)
[2]
Minister responsible
Deputy Minister responsible
  • Cassim Faizal, Deputy Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine
Ministry executive
  • P. H. J. B. Sugathadasa, Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Secretary
Child agencies
Websitehealth.gov.lk
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Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine is located in Colombo District
Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine
Location in Colombo District

Tihe Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine (Sinhala: සෞඛ්‍ය, පෝෂණ හා දේශීය වෛද්‍ය අමාත්‍යාංශය Saukhya, Pōṣaṇa Hā Dēshīya Vaidya Amāthyānshaya; Tamil: சுகாதாரம், போசாக்கு மற்றும் சுதேச மருத்துவ அமைச்சு, romanized: Cukātāram, Pōcākku Maṟṟum Cutēca Maruttuva 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, indigenous medicine and other subjects which come under its purview.[3]

Provincial councils are constitutionally responsible for operating the majority of the Sri Lanka's public hospitals but some, known as line ministry hospitals, come under the direct control of the central government in Colombo. As of 2016 there were 47 line ministry hospitals (including all of the country's teaching hospitals), accounting for 47% (36,000) of all public hospital beds in the country.[4]

The current Minister of Health, Nutrition Indigenous Medicine and Deputy Minister of Health, Nutrition Indigenous Medicine are Rajitha Senaratne and Cassim Faizal respectively.[5] The ministry's secretary is P. H. J. B. Sugathadasa.[5]

Ministers[edit]

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

Ministers of Health
Name Portrait Party Took office Left office Head of government Ministerial title Refs
T. B. Panabokke 1931 1931 Minister of Health [6][7]
W. A. de Silva 1936 1946 [8][9]
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 D. S. Senanayake Minister of Health and Local Government [10][11]
Dudley Senanayake Dudley Shelton Senanayaka (1911-1973).jpg United National Party 1952 Dudley Senanayake [12]
E. A. Nugawela Minister of Health [13]
John Kotelawala [14]
Vimala Wijewardene Sri Lanka Freedom Party 12 April 1956 June 1959 S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike [15][16]
A. P. Jayasuriya 26 September 1959 8 December 1959 W. Dahanayake [17]
M. V. P. Peiris 23 March 1960 1960 Dudley Senanayake Minister of Health and Social Services [17]
A. P. Jayasuriya 23 July 1960 Sirimavo Bandaranaike Minister of Health [18]
Badi-ud-din Mahmud 28 May 1963 Minister of Health and Housing [19]
M. D. H. Jayawardena United National Party Dudley Senanayake Minister of Health [20][21]
George Rajapaksa Sri Lanka Freedom Party Sirimavo Bandaranaike [22][23]
Siva Obeyesekere Sri Lanka Freedom Party 1976 1977 [24][25]
Ranjit Atapattu United National Party 1982 1989 J. R. Jayewardene [26][27]
Sunethra Ranasinghe United National Party 1983 1985 [28]
1985 1989 Minister of Women's Affairs and Teaching Hospitals [29]
Renuka Herath United National Party 1989 1994 Ranasinghe Premadasa Minister of Health and Women's Affairs [30][31]
A. H. M. Fowzie A. H. M. Fowzie.jpeg Sri Lanka Freedom Party 1994 D. B. Wijetunga Minister of Health and Social Services [32]
Chandrika Kumaratunga Minister of Health, Highways and Social Services [33][34]
John Seneviratne Sri Lanka Freedom Party 19 October 2000 Minister of Health [35][36]
P. Dayaratna United National Party 12 December 2001 Minister of Health, Nutrition and Welfare [37][38][39]
Nimal Siripala de Silva Sri Lanka Freedom Party 14 September 2001 Minister of Health, Indigenous Medicine and Social Services [40][41]
10 April 2004 Minister of Healthcare, Nutrition and Uva-Wellassa Development [42][43][44]
23 November 2005 Mahinda Rajapaksa Minister of Healthcare and Nutrition [45][46][47]
Maithripala Sirisena Maithripala- Russia (portrait).jpg Sri Lanka Freedom Party 23 April 2010 21 November 2014 Minister of Health [48][49][50][51]
Tissa Attanayake United National Party 11 December 2014 [52][53][54]
Rajitha Senaratne Dr.Rajitha Senaratna.jpg 12 January 2015 17 August 2015 Maithripala Sirisena Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine [55][56][57]
Sri Lanka Freedom Party[58][59]
Democratic National Movement[60][61]
4 September 2015 Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine [62][63][64]
Ministers of Nutrition
Name Portrait Party Took office Left office Head of government Ministerial title Refs
P. Dayaratna United National Party 12 December 2001 Chandrika Kumaratunga Minister of Health, Nutrition and Welfare [37][38][39]
Nimal Siripala de Silva Sri Lanka Freedom Party 10 April 2004 Minister of Healthcare, Nutrition and Uva-Wellassa Development [42][43][44]
23 November 2005 Mahinda Rajapaksa Minister of Healthcare and Nutrition [45][46][47]
Ministers of Indigenous Medicine
Name Portrait Party Took office Left office Head of government Ministerial title Refs
Tissa Karalliyadde Sri Lanka Freedom Party 19 October 2000 Chandrika Kumaratunga Minister of Indigenous Medicine [35]
10 April 2004 [42][43]
Piyasena Gamage Sri Lanka Freedom Party 23 April 2010 Mahinda Rajapaksa [48][49][50]
Salinda Dissanayake Sri Lanka Freedom Party 22 November 2010 [65][66]
Rajitha Senaratne Dr.Rajitha Senaratna.jpg 12 January 2015 17 August 2015 Maithripala Sirisena Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine [55][56][57]
Sri Lanka Freedom Party[58][59]
Democratic National Movement[60][61]
4 September 2015 Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine [62][63][64]

Secretaries[edit]

Health Secretaries
Name Took office Left office Title Refs
T. R. C. Ruberu 25 April 2010 Health Secretary [67][68]
Y. D. Nihal Jayathilaka 12 July 2012 Health Secretary [69]
W. Sudharma Karunaratne 29 May 2014 Health Secretary [70][71]
D. M. R. B. Dissanayake 19 January 2015 Health and Indigenous Medicine Secretary [72][73][74][75]
Upali Marasinghe 8 September 2015 Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Secretary [76][77][78]
P. H. J. B. Sugathadasa 16 June 2017 Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Secretary [79]

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