Sri Lanka High Commissioner appreciates Australia’s continues commitment to address CKDu health issue in Sri Lanka

Professor Richard Banati, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sysdeny who also holds an ANSTO (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization) Distinguished Researcher Fellowship paid a courtesy call on High Commissioner J.C. Weliamuna on 16th October 2019.

During the meeting, Professor Richard Banati briefed on the ongoing progress in the research collaboration between ANSTO and the Sri Lankan Presidential Taskforce on the Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease to address Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Aetiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka. This endeavor bring together ANSTO’s expertise in nuclear science and  applied science and its all efforts  to work on identifying the possible causes of CKDu and facilitate robust and sustainable solutions for the prevention, early detection, and treatment for the decease .

In carrying out this work, ANSTO continues to work closely with both the Taskforce and the Renal Disease Prevention Unit, part of the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine of Sri Lanka.

While appreciating the ANSTO’s continues partnership with Sri Lankan authorities to conduct a wide variety of medical and environmental research with its technical expertise to investigate a range of hypotheses associated with CKDu, the High Commissioner Weliamuna  assured the continues cooperation of the High Commission of Sri Lanka towards this committed endeavor to find pragmatic solutions for addressing CKDu health issue in Sri Lanka.


High Commission of Sri Lanka, Canberra

18 October 2019

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