The Shocking State of Psychiatry in Sri Lanka

By 30 October 2018POLITICAL PSYCHIATRY

The Shocking State of Psychiatry in Sri Lanka

Published on 1st October 2017
Joseph-S-R-de-Saram

Joseph S R de Saram (JSRDS)

Information Security Architect / Intelligence Analyst / Computer Scientist / Human Rights Activist / COMSEC / SIGINT / TSCM
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Angoda Psychiatric Facility aka National Institute of Mental Health

‘Angoda’ was the location where I was going to be transferred to for the [fraudulent] Electroconvulsive Therapy, that had been planned by Edward de Saram, Newton Ranasinghe and their cross-border associates.

Before I go into detail, I would like to present information on the psychiatric situation in Sri Lanka. 

Deteriorating conditions in Sri Lankan psychiatric hospitals

Under conditions in which the incidence of psychiatric disorders is on the rise in Sri Lanka, there has been a marked deterioration in the state of the country’s major mental institutions. Declining government health funding has resulted in understaffing, poor accommodation and a lack of necessary drugs and equipment.

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Sri Lanka struggles with mental health burden

Nearly a year after the brutal civil war in Sri Lanka was declared over by the government, Nayanah Siva reports on the mental health problems facing the conflict-scarred population.

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From hell to heaven

Reminiscent of regalia of the British Empire, a tall elegant building stands in a strangely spacious land in the suburb of Colombo, Angoda. The building was constructed by the British as far back as 1929 albeit it still stands tall amidst host of other buildings that make up the Angoda Mental (Teaching) Hospital...

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Joseph-S-R-de-Saram

Joseph S R de Saram (JSRDS)

Information Security Architect / Intelligence Analyst / Computer Scientist / Human Rights Activist / COMSEC / SIGINT / TSCM
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