Local News Update: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa Participated at the inauguration of the ‘Aadithya’ Ayurveda Hospital in Anuradhapura last evening. Addressing the gathering, Prime Minister expressed that the intention of the government to improve on and develop the Ayurveda facilities in Sri Lanka.
The Adhithya Ayurveda Hospital is a concept of renowned Ayurveda physician S.S. Gunawardena. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the service of renowned Ayurveda physicians such as Dr. Gunawardena should be provided not only to Sri Lanka but to the whole world. The Prime Minister extended his gratitude to Dr. Gunawardena for establishing an Ayurvedic hospital in the country.
The Adhithya Ayurvedha Hospital is a fully-fledged, high-tech and eco-friendly facility that comprises two wards, 24 rooms, 12 treatment rooms, a canteen, emergency care unit, laboratory, gymnasium, and an OPD.“Ayurvedha was a treatment method that was followed and practiced in temples prior to the arrival of colonizers. If we look at the ancient ruins in Anuradhapura, we can get a good understanding of the advanced Ayurvedic medical system in our country. However, traditional healers and their healing methods are gradually disappearing from our community,” Prime Minister Rajapaksa said.
“This hospital has a special research unit to enhance Ayurvedic treatments. It is an excellent move. The government has appointed a State Minister to look into the Ayurvedic sector. He will pay special attention to researchers and experiments. I have asked the State Minister and the responsible authorities to pay close attention to these researchers,” PM Rajapaksa said.