Samanthi Bandara

Breaking the Silence on Depression: Challenging Task for Sri Lanka

April 07 marks the World Health Day, with a focus on depression. This article by Samanthi Bandara examines the prevalence of depression in Sri Lanka, the economic and social costs of depression and how to tackle this growing problem.

Achieving Inclusive Health in Sri Lanka through SDGs

This article highlights what Sri Lanka can do in order to achieve inclusive health through Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Beat Diabetes in Sri Lanka: Too Much Sugar is Not that Sweet

Marking World Health Day Today (7th April 2016), under the theme “Beat Diabetes”, this article highlights the status in Sri Lanka and the steps that can be taken to control and prevent the rise of the disease.

“Let Food be Thy Medicine”

In this article, Samanthi Bandara takes a look at the importance and impact of healthy diets in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Food Additives – Are They Safe?

In this article to mark World Health Day 2015, Samanthi Bandara takes a look at how the use of food additives is threatening the safety of the food we consume.