Epilepsy Association of Sri Lanka (EASL) is a not-for-profit charity established in 1989 with the aim of striving to improve public awareness on epilepsy and to facilitate medical and social support for patients and families with epilepsy in Sri Lanka. Education, employment, marriage and social functioning are often adversely affected in individuals afflicted with epilepsy due to the social stigma that is prevalent in Sri Lankan society. EASL works to quell the misconceptions and stigma associated with this disorder. Read more >
Patients with epilepsy to be free of social stigma, to live, to feel and be accepted the same as all others.
Facilitate health education on epilepsy to both health care providers and the society; empower patients and their families; campaign for provision of better healthcare and social services for patients with epilepsy; and raise funds for welfare of those suffering from epilepsy.
Message from the President
Sri Lankans are living in unprecedented times. Since 2020, the last 3 years have been tumultuous, with extreme stressors borne by the public and the healthcare system. First came the Covid-19 pandemic, followed by a downward spiral of Sri Lanka’s economy. This has resulted in restrictions in the provision of and access to healthcare services. People are struggling to buy food, fuel, medicine, and other essentials which has brought political unrest and violence.
Winston Churchill said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste”. What it means is that it's an opportunity to do things you think “you could not do before." In today’s challenging context, it is with this positive mindset that the new Council and I take the reins of the Epilepsy Association of Sri Lanka. Read more >
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EASL provides supportive services and material to empower epilepsy patients to live their life to the fullest potential. Explore the online resources here >