Local News: Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said that Sri Lanka has one of the best health systems in the world and because of that the country was able to prevent the COVID-19 outbreak here and cure the Chinese female tourist infected with the virus.
Minister Wanniarachchi said it will take further steps to make Sri Lanka’s health system better than it is now. She addressed the gathering held yesterday morning in Angoda to send off the Chinese female tourist (43) from the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID).
Minister Wanniarachchi said it was President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who has provided leadership to help effectively contain the disease. Minister Wanniarachchi thanked Director-General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe, Administrator of NIID Dr. Hasitha Aththanayake, Consultant Physicists Dr. Ananda Wijewickrama, Dr. Eranga Narangoda and all other NIID staff members and other related institutions for their service.