President Maithripala Sirisena received the Award for Excellence in Public Health – 2016. This annual Award has been established to recognize outstanding leadership and exceptional achievements in public health by individuals.
Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director of WHO, read out the citation of this prestigious award and presented it to President Maithripala Sirisena. She said that it was in recognition of his exceptional contributions strengthening the Health services in Sri Lanka specially in Tobacco control, drugs regulation, health of migrants and control of kidney disease.
This Award of Excellence was presented at a function held at the President’s House in Colombo this evening (05).