Sri Lanka puts Ayurveda, Hela Osu under international spotlight

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka is hosting an international conference on Ayurveda, a traditional South Asian medical system and the island’s own Hela Osu practices as global interest is intensifying, kindling a growing medical tourism trend, organizer said.

“It is both a wonderful opportunity and a huge challenge to be a co-host at this first of kind symposium where the world’s Ayurveda specialists’ attention will be focused on our nation and its great heritage in indigenous medicine,” Asoka Hettigoda Managing Director of Sri Lanka’s Siddhalepa, an eastern healthcare group said.

“As a pioneer and leader in the Ayurveda industry, it will be our task to make it an annual event on the international Ayurveda calendar so that the profound benefits of our ancient discovery of indigenous medicine can be widespread among people of today…”

The international symposium will be held on October 05, at the Siddhalepa Ayurveda Resort, Wadduwa Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lankan experts and Ayurveda practitioners from UK, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Austria, and USA are billed to speak at the conference.

A former Sri Lanka administrative officer, who has developed a narrative on Hela Osu, medical practices that are believed to pre-date the island’s Indianized culture will also speak at the conference. (Colombo/Oct04/2019)

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