Indigenous medicine confab in October

The Eastern Province Indigenous Department and Trincomalee Campus Siddha Medical Unit of the Eastern University of Sri Lanka will jointly hold an international conference and exhibition at the Cultural Hall, Inner Harbor Road, Trincomalee, from October 4-6, Eastern Province Indigenous Medicine Department Commissioner Dr. R. Srithar said.

More than 20 Malaysian and Indian researchers will participate and about 80 indigenous medical researchers will deliver their research papers at the conference.On all three days central government and provincial ayurvedic departments, government and private indigenous drug manufacturers, and indigenous universities will also participate in the conference.The event will include a session on yoga.

Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Deputy Minister Faizal Cassim, Eastern Province Governor Rohitha Bogollagama, Eastern Province Chief Secretary D.M. Sarath Abayagunawardana, the EP Health Ministry Secretary, the Eastern University Vice Chancellor, and Health Ministry officials will be special guests.