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Lanka Jayasuriya Dissanayake

Dr. Lanka Jayasuriya Dissanayake is a medical graduate who obtained her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) from Leeds University, UK followed by an MBA in Healthcare Sciences from Manipal University, India. She currently serves as the Chairperson/Trustee Indira Cancer Trust, which is a Non-Governmental Organisation supporting patients with cancer and their families with over 20 projects. Additionally, she also works as a Director at Surya Foundation, Gamini Dissanayake Foundation, and NCD Alliance Lanka.

She has a special interest in patients' rights and responsibilities and is involved at the national level to initiate this process. With the setting up of the Indira Cancer Trust, as well as Sri Lanka’s first Paediatric Palliative Care Centre in Sri Lanka, Suwa Arana, she has a special interest in palliative and end of life care. She is the elder daughter of the former speaker of parliament Hon Karu Jayasuriya and Dr (Mrs) Vasantha Jayasuriya and is the wife of former Minister of Plantation Industries, Hon Navin Dissanayake. They have two daughters Samadhee and Mahita.