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Security Force Jaffna Participated in the awareness programme on “Healthy Army - Healthy Nation”

[2017-01-06 23:58:02]

"Healthy Army - Healthy Nation" programme was organized by the Headquarters Security Force (Jaffna) – HQ SF (J) in liaison with 4th Battalion Sri Lanka Army Medical Corps at the auditorium of HQ SF (J) on 05th January 2017, with the purpose of educating Army personnel on non-communicable diseases.

"Healthy Army - Healthy Nation" programme was initiated by the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General AWJC De Silva under the coordination of the Directorate of Army Medical Services (DAMS).

Brigadier ASM Wijewardana educated the audience about the "Healthy Army - Healthy Nation" programme and Colonel RMM Monaragala (Psychiatrist) of Army Hospital Colombo and Lieutenant ACK Udugama conducted lectures during the progarmme.

Dr. Brigadier ASM Wijewardana highly appreciated the efforts taken by HQ SF (J) in organizing such an event to educate military personnel on non-communicable diseases, the most important topic in the present society.

Further, Dr. Wijewardana highlighted that the non-communicable diseases are one of the common problems in the military, which is directly connected to the development of the country.

During the speech of Colonel Monaragala, he specially noted that the 2/3 of annual deaths in the country are due to non-communicable diseases. Personal bad habits such as smoking, alcoholism, obesity, unhealthy diet and lack of exercise are the main causes to these non-communicable diseases.

He also stated that, presently the government is spending large amount of money on the health sector and as military personnel, utmost efforts should be made to keep highest standard of personal health to achieve the common goal of the country.
20 Officers and 300 Other Ranks participated in the programme.

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