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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

Restrict food advertising, to prevent heart diseases

[b]Restrict food advertising, to prevent heart diseases[/b]

Q Perera - Reporting from Colombo

Colombo, 30 September, ( be economically prosperous a country should have an intelligent and healthy people, and in Sri Lanka health and education have become major constraints on the economy as the expenditure on these two annals are borne by the government. In these two areas somewhat success has been achieved and the private sector too is involved now.

In the case of health there are the aspects of control and prevention of diseases and their cure are involved. In today’s modern living in the context of globalization Sri Lankans too have become vulnerable for major illnesses like diabetes and various types of heart ailments. Though these illnesses are on the increase, unlike in the past, new drugs and modern technology play a vital role in preventing and curing these diseases.

In the context of heart diseases, the “Asian Tribune” had the occasion of speaking to Dr Mohan Jayatilleke, a veteran heart specialist in Sri Lanka.

In 1975 he entered the university and was graduated as a medical practitioner in 1980 and served the government hospitals at Nuwara-Eliya, Nawalapitiya, and Colombo. Since 1985 and up to 1999 he was attached to the General Hospital Cardiology Unit. Obtained his local Post Graduate qualifications in 1986 and in United Kingdom he underwent postgraduate training in 1990 -1991. Since 1999 he serves as a private sector cardiology consultant.

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