Nawaloka Hospitals marks 37th year at pinnacle of private healthcare sector

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Nawaloka Hospitals Group Chairman Deshamanya Dr. Jayantha Dharmadasa opening refurbished Nawaloka Serene Centre with Nawaloka Hospitals Group Deputy Chairman Aneesha Dharmadasa, in the presence of Nawaloka Hospitals Director Medical Prof. Lal Chandrasena 


Nawaloka Hospitals Group Chairman Deshamanya Dr. Jayantha Dharmadasa recognising a long-standing employee in Nawaloka Hospitals 


Sri Lanka’s foremost private healthcare provider, Nawaloka Hospitals, recently celebrated its 37-year legacy at the pinnacle of the Sri Lankan healthcare sector, with a rejuvenated, highly-advanced portfolio of healthcare services to benefit both local and international patients. 

The pioneering private healthcare provider marked the occasion with a series of events recently.

The anniversary celebrations commenced with the unveiling of Nawaloka Hospital’s premium primary care unit, ‘Serene Centre’ with an elevated, brand new look to better cater to the comfort and convenience of its patients, along with a new radiology unit in the same building – helping the hospital to meet a diverse array of patient requirements under one roof. The launch was attended by Nawaloka Hospitals Chairman Dr. Jayantha Dharmadasa, Deputy Chairman Anisha Dharmadasa and the company’s Board of Directors.

This was followed by the annual capping ceremony of over 38 student nurses graduating from the hospital’s very own Nurses Training School – joined by their parents. The yearly graduation demonstrates the care and commitment Nawaloka Hospitals invests in improving the standards of healthcare expertise through both its staff force and infrastructure to ensure only the best clinical outcomes for its patients. 

 “Our journey of healing began in Colombo with the launch of the country’s first private hospital to offer tertiary care services. Over the years, Nawaloka has earned international recognition for its highly skilled medical talent and world-class infrastructure that enable it to deliver clinical outcomes that compare with the best institutions in the world at an affordable cost. Our unwavering commitment to patients has been the reason behind the group’s success,” Nawaloka Hospitals Chairman Dr. Jayantha Dharmadasa stated. 

Founded in 1985, Nawaloka Hospitals was built around a simple but powerful ethos: ‘Arogya Parama Laabha’ (Good health is supreme wealth). Deshamanya Dharmadasa was determined to create a legacy that would share such supreme wealth with as many Sri Lankans as possible for generations to come. 

Under the visionary leadership of the group’s Chairman, Dr. Jayantha Dharmadasa, Nawaloka sought to differentiate by emulating the success of reputed hospitals in the Asian region; offering a strategic combination of advanced medical technology and expert medical care. Since then, the group has consistently set the benchmark for excellence in healthcare both in Sri Lanka and across the South Asian region. 

It has proudly pioneered the introduction of several advanced technology developments in the country, elevating the quality and accuracy of diagnostics. These include state-of-the-art CT, MRI scanners, a mammography unit, and two cardiac catheterisation labs, all of which were firsts in Sri Lanka; the first coronary artery bypass unit in a private hospital; Fibroscan, the first non-invasive way of checking liver health in Sri Lanka; and a prominent highlight would be the introduction South Asia’s first 640 slice CT scanner. 

“Our unparalleled clinical excellence, world class medical expertise, and empathetic approach to managing the needs of patients has enabled Nawaloka Hospitals to attain a standard of healthcare that is now on par with international standards. The journey this far has been both challenging and rewarding and moving forward we remain firmly committed to building on this remarkable legacy. As we look back these past 37 years, we are grateful to all who have believed in us and made us one of Asia’s most trusted hospitals,” Dr. Dharmadasa said.

Staying true to its initial vision of sharing the gift of good health with all Sri Lankans, Nawaloka Hospitals has since expanded beyond the confines of its primary hospital in the centre of Colombo, having since established state-of-the-art healthcare facilities in Negombo in 2014 and a fully-equipped Medicare Centre in Gampaha in 2017.

Today, Nawaloka Hospitals employs a team of over 500 expert consultants of unparalleled proficiency from the full spectrum of clinical disciplines. They are joined by an indomitable, qualified panel of the finest nurses in the country; trained at Nawaloka’s own fully-fledged Nurse Training School.

Over the recent past, with the hospital’s continuous expansion, and rising demand for its services, Nawaloka established a Specialist Centre with a mega multi-storey car park, a supermarket, an entire spectrum of laboratory and diagnostic services, multiple pharmacies, a bank, a cafeteria and ample open spaces. Designed with modular channel areas for added privacy, the Specialist Centre provides an extensive array of services in numerous medical specialities.

Nawaloka Hospitals operates a wide network of laboratories all over the island, in Matara, Wennappuwa, Galle and Negombo, enabling access to the very best diagnostic and laboratory services in the country to a much larger population. 

It also operates the well-renowned Nawaloka Heart Centre, which has successfully completed over 13,500 heart surgeries since its inception. Additionally, the hospital houses fully-equipped specialised centres for digestive health, chest and sleep, rheumatology and pain management, radiology, lasik surgery, physiotherapy, and skin care and cosmetics. Nawaloka also offers a 24-hour OPD centre, an Elite Centre for premium healthcare requirements, a state-of-the-art ETU facility, air and land medical evacuation services which include mobile ICUs, as well as a home nursing unit offering professional in-home care services. To support this extensive portfolio, the hospital houses 12 operating theatres. 

Geared with the latest technology and affordable healthcare solutions of international standards driven by a passionate, professional team of only the best consultants and nurses, Nawaloka Hospitals is fully committed towards the principle vision of building a healthier, stronger Sri Lanka.