Child Care Development & Special needs Unit

Dr.Asiri Hewamalage

Consultant Community Physician    

Function of the unit

  • Ensure the monitoring and promotion of physical, socio emotional, cognitive, language and psychosocial development of children in Sri Lanka.
  • Sustaining a regular screening and early intervention programmes to identify and cater for the needs of the children with developmental delays and disorders.
  • Identification of policy concerns related to child development and special need and providing guidance and advocacy to relevant policy makers and stakeholders.
  • Selecting, adapting, piloting and scaling up of child development and special need programme in the country.
  • Analyzing the burden and trends related to child development concerns.