In recognition of his impactful and immense contribution to the people of Singapore, Dr. Jayantha Dharmadasa, Singapore’s Honorary Consul-General in Sri Lanka and Chairman Nawaloka Hospitals, was recently awarded the prestigious Public Service Star.
He was conferred with the honour by The President of The Republic of Singapore, Her Excellency Madam HalimahYacob, at the Singapore National Day AwardsInvestiture held on the 4th April, 2021 to felicitate figures who have gone above and beyond to serve the Singaporean community.
“I am deeply humbled to be presented with this lifetime honour and consider it an absolute privilege to serve, support and work hand in hand with the great people of Singapore. Sri Lanka and Singapore has always shared strong bilateral ties fueled by mutual growth and success for over 50 years. It is heartening and motivating to see the positive impact our efforts during this particularly dark period in our country has had in the lives of whom were supported. As always, I remain ready to offer my unending support to the nation, who has so warmly welcomed me into their midst to further strengthen the bonds our countries share,” stated Dr. Jayantha Dharmadasa, Honorary Consul-General to Singapore and Chairman Nawaloka Hospitals.
Instituted in 1963, the Singapore Public Service Star is awarded to any person who has rendered valuable public service to the people of Singapore; or has distinguished himself in the field of arts and letters, sports, the sciences, business, the professions and the labour movement.
Dr. Jayantha Dharmadasa is a businessman by profession. He counts over 41 years of experience in Executive Management and 36 years in the healthcare industry with numerous credits to his name. Under his visionary leadership, Nawaloka Hospitals is today Sri Lanka’s leading private hospital, one that has sought to differentiate by emulating the success of reputed hospitals in the Asian region; offering a strategic combination of advanced medical technology and expert medical care. Since then, the Nawaloka Group has consistently set the benchmark for excellence in healthcare both in Sri Lanka and across the South Asian region.
Dr. Dharmadasa holds an Honorary Doctorate from the Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, was a Director of Sri Lanka Telecom PLC, President of Sri Lanka Cricket and President of the Asian Cricket Council. He is the Chairman of National the Film Corporation, a Board Member of Sri Lanka Rupavahini and also the Chairman of Cinestar Foundation and OSCA. He is the current Vice President of Sri Lanka Cricket.