Elevating its service offering in Sri Lanka, the country’s largest and
fastest-growing primary care chain Medihelp Hospitals recently entered into a partnership with
Dr. Sarath Paranavitane, Chairman of Central Medical Center, Nugegoda. The new partnership
brings a diverse portfolio of high-quality, affordable diagnostic and healthcare services, and the
expertise of a collective of eminent, highly trusted Family Physicians to the region’s residents,
through its location at 132 S. De S. Jayasinghe Mawatha, Nugegoda.
Medihelp Hospitals’ rapid expansion in geography and scope of services comes at a time when
the current volatile macroeconomic climate has impacted the delivery of healthcare within the
country. The private healthcare chain will refurbish the Central Medical Center and refit the
premises with state-of-the-art medical equipment and premium facilities. Customers can call
0112 281281 for more information.
Over the years, Medihelp has grown to become a number one choice among patients due to the
personalised nature of its offering, its top-tier customer care, highly competent team of
healthcare professionals as well as its spacious, modern facilities.
“We are extremely delighted to partner with Central Medical Centre and especially Dr. Sarath
Paranavitane, who has been such an eminent, respected pillar in the healthcare community for
over four decades. There is a certain synergy created within the coalition formed between a
healthcare expert and family physician trusted by generations of patients in Sri Lanka and the
country’s fastest-growing primary care chain with over 37 years of experience delivering
healthcare excellence. This partnership will ultimately provide the people of Nugegoda and the
surrounding towns with a reliable, complete healthcare service offering, unmatched by any other
in the region,” Nishantha Jayamanne, Chief Operating Officer Medihelp Hospitals stated.
Dr. Sarath Paranavitane is the Chairman and Medical Director of Central Medical Centre (Pvt)
Ltd and counts over 45 years of experience in Family Medicine. He is the first and only Board
Certified specialist family physician in Sri Lanka to hold two MBA degrees; an MBA in
Healthcare Services from Manipal University, India and an MBA from Cardiff Metropolitan
University, UK. He holds an MD in Family Medicine, Diploma in Child Health and Diploma in
Family Medicine from the University of Colombo.
Commenting on the partnership, Dr Sarath Paranavitane said, “Over the years, Medihelp has
always managed to maintain a consistent reputation for high quality, reliable and accurate
diagnostics and healthcare services and it is a privilege to partner with them to elevate and
expand the primary care network at my practice. Medihelp Hospitals’ unique positioning will
empower patients with affordable, accessible, quality healthcare.”
Medihelp also integrates numerous digital tools into its portfolio for the convenience of its
patients. They currently offer a Live Tracking Facility to enable patients to track the progress of
their appointments to ensure that they do not waste time at the hospital, needlessly waiting for
their consultant. In terms of consultation services, patients can access an eminent panel of
consultant specialists in general medicine, endocrinology and diabetology, gynaecology and
obstetrics, oncology, ENT, cardiology, pulmonology, rheumatology, general surgery, neurology,
orthopaedics, paediatrics, gastroenterology, urology, dermatology and cosmetic care,
nephrology and ophthalmology. Further, its purpose-built facilities include ample parking,
spacious lobbies with comfortable seaating areas and options to book appointments over the
phone, which are all facilities equivalent to or better than other city-centric hospitals.
About Medihelp Hospitals
Founded in 1985 as a single laboratory, Medihelp Hospitals today has grown to encompass a
network of 14 Healthcare Facilities in Horana, Nugegoda, Piliyandala, Moratuwa, Homagama,
Kalutara, Panadura, Beruwala, Mathugama, Bandaragama, Ingiriya, Bulathsinhala and
Athurugiriya, six OPD/ETU facilities, eight digital X-ray departments, 200 sample collection
centers across three districts, and nine pharmacies.
Medihelp Hospitals offers its patients access to a specialist consultant network of 250
consultants as well as a comprehensive mix of healthcare services, including OPD
consultations, Emergency Treatment Units (ETU), medical diagnostic laboratories, pharmacies,
medical imaging units with Ultrasound scanning, Echocardiography and digital X-Ray, operating
theatres for minor surgical procedures, dental clinics and Optometry services.
About Central Medical Centre
Central Medical Centre (CMC) is a full–time private general practice registered with PHSRC and
has been in operation for more than forty years. Several generations of residents in and around
Nugegoda have over decades faithfully sought the services of the CMC Family practice for their
medical needs. Consultant Family Physician Dr Sarath Paranavitane and full-time general
practitioner Dr Shankari Balabaskara who counts over 25 years of service, operate as the
principal general practitioners at CMC together with a team of highly qualified GPs to offer24/7
primary care services at 132, S de S Jayasingha Mawatha, Nugegoda.
[From Left] Nishantha Jayamanne – Chief Operating Officer Medihelp Hospitals
Chain, Dr. Sarath Paranawitane – Chairman Central Medical Centre, Chandika Wijesiriwardana
- Executive Director Medihelp Hospitals Chain, and Dr. Charitha Wijesiriwardana – Medical
Director Medihelp Hospitals Chain.