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London Pain Management Centre opens today

Treatment session
Treatment session

For the first time in Sri Lanka a state-of-the-art London Pain Management Centre will commence services from today (2) in Horton Place Colombo 7 with an investment of over Rs 10 million under the supervision of Consultant of Pain Medicine, Dr. Namal Senasinghe.

“The specialty of my center is that foreign and local patients can directly come to the center from the airport or we could provide airport pickups and drops any given time and date and this center is supervised twenty-four-seven. We do provide residential facilities with eight rooms with en-suite and air conditioning for overseas and outstation patients. We also provide physiotherapy services to meet international standards and we have a professional team of physiotherapists,” Dr. Senasinghe said.

“I treat patients who are suffering from back pain, musculoskeletal pain, neuralgic pain, joint pain, and Interventions,” he said.

“Pain is poorly managed due to lack of expertise lack of medication etc. Doctor Senasinghe’s mission is to introduce a proper pain management service to Sri Lanka where no Sri Lankan should suffer from pain. He believes that pain relief is a fundamental right of every human being. But this is challenging due to lack of resources and due to lack of support from the ministry of health. Sri Lanka has to be assertive to develop new fields in medicine or any other profession.”

Dr. Senasinghe said that his mission was to introduce a proper pain management service to Sri Lanka where no Sri Lankan should suffer with pain.

The center would also treat armed forces personnel free of charge and Sri Lankan sportsmen and sportswomen from less privileged backgrounds will be treated free of charge.

Dr. Senasinghe specializes in pain medicine in England and has come back to his motherland to serve his people. He has been in the UK for 25 years and practiced Pain Management in the UK for 17 years as a Consultant.

Dr. Senasinghe graduated from the North Colombo Medical College with an MBBS and migrated to England for higher studies. He underwent training in anesthesia, intensive care, and pain medicine at the London School of Anesthesia at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London.

Dr. Senasinghe became a Consultant in Pain Medicine in 2003 at East Kent University NHS Trust and assisted by his long-term friend Dinesh Perera who has given a part of his building for the worthy cause. “It was a tremendous gesture by Dinesh to help the Sri Lankan public to give them relief from pain,” Dr. Senasinghe added.