National Dengue Control Unit

National Dengue Control Unit (NDCU) was established in 2005 as a decision taken by the Ministry of Health following a major DF/DHF outbreak occurred in 2004. It is responsible for the coordination of control and preventive activities related to dengue at central level between different stakeholders

Former National coordinators/Directors

Dr.Lakshmi De Silva 2005 - 2008
Dr.Lakmini Magodarathna(Actg) 2008 – 2009
Dr.N. Pannila Hetti  2009 – 2011
Dr.R.Batuwantudawe 2011 -  2013
Dr.N. Pannila Hetti(Actg) 2013
Dr.U.Ranasignhe (Actg) 2013
Dr.Hasitha Tissera 2013 to date
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Contact Us

  • National Dengue Control Unit,
    Ministry of Health,
    Public Health Complex
    , 555/5, Elvitigala Mawatha, Narahenpita, Colombo 05, Sri Lanka.
  • (0094) 1 2368416, 2368417

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