Sri Lanka



"Help Reduce Accidents- Road Safety Is No Accident" advocacy programmes dedicated to UN Road Safety Week
23 April 2007 — Accident Service Colombo, Colombo South Teaching Hoapital, General Hospital Kalutara, Base Hospital Panadura and Base Hospital Horana, Sri Lanka

Banners, posters, drawings will be displayed for patients, visitors and staff of all five hospitals througout the week. Hand bills and other health education materials will be distributed among target groups listed above. A school education programe will be held in each of the four hospitals other than Colombo accident service. Drivers of trishaws (a country specific vehicle) of local police areas of four hospitals will be educated on road safety with support from local police. A web page will be dedicated in our official website A national media seminar will be held in Colombo one week before UN road saftey week chaired by Hon, the minister of health in Sri Lanka.

Contact: "Help Reduce Accidents - Road Safety Is No Accident" advocacy programmes dedicated to UN road safety week, Trauma Secretariat _ Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 112692534, Fax: +94 112692534
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National Media Seminar
26 April 2007 — Auditorium, Health Education Bureau, Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition, Sri Lanka

Media Seminar on specific areas of road safety- a national event Target group: Personnel from all media agencies in Sri Lanka, time: 9.30 a.m to 12.00 p. m Moderator: Dr. Sarath Amunugama - Director Health Education Bureau, this occasion will be graced by the Honorable Minister of Healthcare and Nutrition Mr. Nimal Siripala de Silva. Topics of presentations: 'Night Road Users' by Prof:A.H. Sheriffdeen - 'Rider Safety: Use od Helmets' by Dr. Anil Jasinghe - Descriptive survey on road traffic victims seeking treatment at the Accident and Othopaedic Service of National Hospital of Sri Lanka by Dr. Ranjith Ellawala - 'Role of Private bus owners association on Road safety' by President of Private Bus Owners Association, Mr. Gemunu Wijeratna - 'Role of National Transport Commission on Road safety' by a representative from the National Transport Commision - Road safety:enforcement by Mr. Lucky Peiris , Director Traffic and Road Safety, Department of Police. A short stage drama on road safety produced by Base Hospital Horana will be staged at the media seminar.

Contact: Dr. Anil Jasinghe, Trauma Secretariat_ Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 112692534, Fax: +94 112692534
Web site:

First United Nations Global Road Safety Week

23-29 April 2007


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