Secretary Health


Secretary of Health, Indigenous Medicine and  Probation and Childcare Services.

Health Ministry Office,
1st Floor, Health Village, Pannai, Jaffna.  


Tel: +94-21-222 0800
Fax: +94-21-222 0806 Mobile: 0773800022


Northern Province Autism Policy 2017-2022 (Draft)



Ensures  Healthy  Society  with Physically  and Mentally  fitness , Applying  National and International  medical methods  to  ensures   and protect Women’s  Rights  and  Children  through  Rehabilitation  Activities  as well as   our  Province  Contribute  towards the National  Developments in the Country.

News and Events

International Women's day celebrated

International Women’s day was celebrated under the theme of “Strong Women for Sustainable Future” by Women Affairs Unit of Provincial Ministry of Health on 09th March 2016 in Jaffna Weerasingam Hall.

Mr.S.Thiruvakaran, Secretary to the Provincial Ministry of Health chaired the event. Chief Minister of Northern Province Justice C.V.Wigneswaran graced the occasion as Chief Guest. State Minister of Child Affairs Vijayakala Maheswaran and Provincial Minister of Health Dr.P.Sathiyalingam participated as Special Guests and Indian Consul General A. Nadarajan participated as Guest of Honour.

Mrs.Kokila Mahendran delivered the special speech on “Strong Women for Sustainable Future” and Women’s Rights Activist Mrs. P.S.Ajitha deleivered her speech on “Women’s Rights and Challenges in Re-Awakening”. Mr. Pon.Singam explained about “Identifing and documenting the needs of affected women in Northern Province”.

Also Women Affairs Unit of Ministry of Health conducted a open short film competition on social issues related on sexual abuse and child abuse, social vision of widows and challenges faced by the women headed families. Selected short films Shanthi, Avasthai and Vinavu were screened. The winners were awarded in this event.

Provincial Ministry of Health released 3 films Vadu, Kaavu and Kedu with the coordination of Jaffna University Drama & Theatre Arts regarding on problems faced by women using the social networks, young pregnancy and drugs and alcohol addiction causes problems in families.