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World Health Day 2018 : Address by Hon Minster of Health 2018-04-09

Global World Health Day 2018 Event
Nelum Pokuna Theater: 9.00am 7th April, 2018
Address by Hon Dr Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine
  • Venerable Maha Sangha,
  • Reverends,
  • Your Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena,
  • Hon Prime Minister-Ranil Wickremasinghe,
  • Dr Tedros, Director General of the WHO,
  • Dr. Poonam Singh, the Regional Director WHO,
  • Hon Ministers, Deputy Ministers,
  • Excellencies, Ambassadors,
  • High Officials of the Government of Sri Lanka,
  • Distinguished Invitees,
  • Ladies and Gentlemen,
Today is a truly historic day, as well as a day of immense pride and honour for Sri Lanka- and for me, as the Minister of Health. The World Health Organization is celebrating its 70th Birth Day in our island country with the participation of the Director General of the WHO and the Regional Director of our South East Asia Region, with our President His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena and the Hon Prime Minister Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe gracing this momentous occasion.