Sri Lanka at International Conference on Traditional Medicine for South – East Asian Countries
Minister of Indigenous Medicine Salinda Dissanayake attended the two day International Conference on Traditional Medicine for South – East Asian Countries that was held in New Delhi which concluded with the Delhi Declaration.
Ministers of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan as well as WHO representatives and experts from different parts of the world attended the Conference.
The Indian Minister of Health and Family Welfare Ghulam Nabi Azad chaired the Conference and Ministers of each country made country presentations followed by expert level discussions.
The Sri Lankan delegation besides Minister Dissanayake included High Commissioner Prasad Kariyawasam, Dr. Newton A. Peiris, Advisor, Ministry of Indigenous Medicine and Prof. K.K.D.S. Ranaweera, Director, Bandaranaike Memorial Ayurvedic Research Institute.
The Conference acknowledged the values, strengths and potential of indigenous and traditional medicine. The spirit behind the Delhi Declaration is to foster development of traditional medicine across the region and to share with each other the expertise, technologies, best practices and to extend support and cooperation on the basis of mutual interests and needs.
- Asian Tribune -