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Combating obesity in Sri Lanka – Understanding the enemy


N.S. Kalupahana

Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, LK
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Senaka William Bibile was born on the 13th of February 1920 at Atadagewatta Walawwa. His parents were Mr. Charles William Bibile, the “Raté mahatttaya” of Bibile and Mrs. Sylvia Augusta Ubayasekera. Prof Bibile had his primary and secondary education at Trinity College, Kandy. He graduated from University of Colombo with first class honours obtaining distinctions and gold medals in Medicine and Surgery. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh and on his return to Sri Lanka, was appointed the Professor of Pharmacology. He was the first Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Peradeniya from 1967 to 1970. Prof Bibile was also instrumental in initiating the idea of building the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital.

Keywords: Obesity, Children
How to Cite: Kalupahana, N.S., 2016. Combating obesity in Sri Lanka – Understanding the enemy. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine, 24(2), pp.11–23. DOI:
Published on 16 Jul 2016.


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