Advertising Archive / Search SL Breaking News Disclaimer About Us
Lankapage Logo
Go HomeHome Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to
Leading News from Sri Lanka ::

* 'Walk for Life 2009' to create diabetes awareness among Sri Lankan public
Sun, Nov 15, 2009, 10:05 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 15, Colombo: Commemorating the World Diabetes Day today, 'Walk for Life 2009' a walk organized by the Diabetes Research Unit, Department of Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine in University of Colombo and the Tharunyata Hetak youth organization took place this morning.

The walk commenced at the Colombo Municipal Council Grounds in front of the Vihara Maha Devi Park and ended at the Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha.

General public, school children, medical students, officials from the Health Ministry, athletes and celebrities came together to create awareness on diabetes.

One in ten adults over 20 years and one in five in the urban areas in Sri Lanka are affected by diabetes. The walk aims to create awareness of the controllable disease and to establish a diabetes research fund in Sri Lanka, the organizers said.

Cricket legends Sanath Jayasuriya, Chaminda Vaas, Akalanka Gamage, 'Tharunayata Hetak' Chairman Namal Rajapaksa and Health Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva were among the participants.

(Pictures by Udesh Gunarathne)

Copyright 2000, 2009 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.