Sri Lanka is a country of rich heritage, one of which is its indigenous system of Medicine, which has been racticed by the people since time immemorial. The Ayurveda system of medicine from North India, the Siddha system of medicine from South India and the Unani system of medicine of Arabs enriched with contributions from the traditional system of medicine called Desheeya Chikitsa is popularly known as the Indigenous system of medicine in Sri Lanka.
The 15th.Annual General Meeting of the Government Ayurveda Medical Practitioners Association was held recently under the patronage of the Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa. Awards were presented on this occasion to the ex. Senior Ayurveda Medical Practitioners, officials of the Association of Government Ayurveda Medical Practitioners, Traditional Ayurveda physicians and local Medical Practitioners and lecturers who rendered yeomen service in this field. Minister of Indigenous Medicine Salinda Dissanayake also participated at the event.