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Kalana Peiris
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A medical doctor believing in health is not merely the absence of disease and in peoples strength of achieving good health
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A world where every community strive for having control over and for improving their health

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a self report of a sixty year old community-based resource person from Sri Lanka

Posted on July 27, 2010 at 11:51am 2 Comments

Mrs. Leelawathie, a sixty year old woman from Manajjawa, Sri Lanka explains how she got involved in health promotion activities and the changes in her life after that.

I had only been educated up to 4th…


Children and Communities transfer their experiences to “experts” on Health at the International Symposium held in Colombo

Posted on May 25, 2010 at 5:30am 4 Comments

May 2010: Children and communities from the Districts of Hambantota, Polonnaruwa and Ampara in the remote areas of Sri Lanka presented their experiences in health promotion in an international pre-conference symposium on health promotion held in Sri Lanka

today. The presenters were children and communities who are already voluntarily…


4th Grade Drop-out, mother of two teaches “How to improve cognitive development among children” in Sri Lanka

Posted on February 23, 2009 at 7:30am 1 Comment

A health promotion project was started in June 2008 out of the funding received from the Norwegian Church Aid, with 10 disempowered communities in Tsunami struck Hambantota district in Sri Lanka. During usual monthly meetings of various village-based societies, the topic of health was discussed as achieving of well-being rather than the mere absence of disease, making communities to realize their own… Continue

Tuktuk drivers in Mattakkuliya give free rides to VCT centre.

Posted on February 6, 2009 at 4:00pm 1 Comment

Sri Lanka is a low prevalence country inspite of having a high prevalence of risk behaviour. Mattakkuliya, situated in the heart of the Colombo city, is peculiar in that common perception is that it is inhabited with aggressive, socially destructive and uneducated people. Lots of crimes do originate from the area. Youth in the area also have different characteristics to those in other parts of the country. They are extremely outgoing, there is little interest in getting educated and learning… Continue

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At 12:39pm on August 9, 2016, Rituu B. Nanda said…

Dear Kalana, Thanks for your response on community led documentation. Please also share the link to the videos. Very happy to learn from you. Warm greetings from Delhi!

At 3:28pm on May 25, 2015, Rituu B. Nanda said…

Thank you for your detailed response to Sirinate. I value your experience. Hope you are well. Warm greetings!

At 8:40am on May 3, 2012, Rituu B. Nanda said…

A very happy birthday! How are you?

At 8:23am on February 14, 2011, Rituu B. Nanda said…

Hi Kalana,


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At 12:39pm on July 27, 2010, Gaston said…
Hi Kalana. Thanks for your reply. We'll be in SL from 13-23 August. Are you based in Colombo? Can I reach you on a certain phone number when we're there? We can meet up somewhere?

Kind regards, Gaston
At 5:52am on May 3, 2009, Dr Rajesh Gopal said…
Dear Kalana,

Wish you many many happy returns of the Day!!!

Enjoy each and every second of your birthday and all the days to come in the coming 100 years!

Regards and best wishes,

Rajesh Gopal, Gujarat,India.
At 5:21am on May 3, 2009, Marlou said…
Happy Birthday!
At 1:46pm on May 2, 2009, Dr Rajesh Gopal said…
Dear Kalana,

I was in your beautiful city in 2007 at the time of ICAAP to present some papers.

I am very delighte to go through the very interesting report on development of cognitive faculties and increasing uptake of VCT in avery enterprising ang innovative manner.

Do continue letting us know about such good community level practices
Best wishes,

Dr.Rajesh Gopal,AIDS Control,Gujarat,India.
At 8:48am on February 14, 2009, Prakash Chandra Pradhan said…
Hello Freind,

Greeting from Indian

I am from India how r u? we had good time at Chiang Mai. Really you are working very nice from your sharing experience i came to know. You are calm and quite its good nature i appreciate it. Thank You

Prakash From Salvation Army India
At 12:21pm on February 9, 2009, Anand Lahase said…
nice to see u on ACP.
hows u and hows ur work.
so, keep in touch with us.
thanks for ur cooperation.

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