Dr. Vinya Shanthidas Ariyaratne is an eminent personality in Community Development and Public Health. Dr. Ariyaratne is the Honorary President of the Lanka Jathika Sarvodaya Shramadana Sangamaya (Inc). With a distinguished career marked by leadership in the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement, he oversees a vast network of staff and volunteers, contributing significantly to community development in Sri Lanka and public health management. Holding the esteemed position of President at the Sri Lanka Medical Association for 2023, Dr. Ariyaratne is a Board-Certified Specialist in Community Medicine, showcasing his commitment to public healthcare. His academic journey includes degrees from renowned institutions, including Johns Hopkins University and the University of Colombo. Driven by a lifelong dedication, he stands as a beacon in advancing both local and global community development, healthcare, and peace initiatives, embodying the mission of the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement.

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