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In January 2014, DASL signed a 10 year agreement with Watawala Tea Ceylon Ltd where a specially designed logo indicating that “Life is sweeter with less sugar” is displayed on all their tea packages in 3 languages i.e. Sinhala, Tamil and English. This campaign has a substantial impact and reach as the company has a 40% market share in the country. 

#aneysweet campaign was twofold. First was to lobby relevant authorities the need to introduce statutory warning by way of graphic visual images of complications on sugar sachets, packets. Secondly to educate the general public that sugar stimulates happy hormones and is addictive whereby we should say “You are sweet enough – Say no to Sugar”

Four videos were release on social media: 

Diabetes Limb 

Diabetes Blindness  

Diabetes Heart  

True Face of Sugar  

Seeni Meanie is a trilingual word. Seeni is sugar in the vernacular Sinhala and Tamil while Meanie means mean in English. This novel awareness campaign was conducted in 80 national schools island wide. It was designed to empower school children to research and create their own advertising campaign on diabetes, its devastating complications and the simple way to prevent illness through healthy lifestyles. Peers, teachers, parents and the community at large where the target group while the modalities used were Art, folk songs and street plays. 

Seeni Meanie is DASL trademark for Education and Prevention of Diabetes

Street drama


Art work

1every6seconds was created to highlight that 1 person dies every 6 seconds of Diabetes just like tobacco. A sugar cigarette was created with white and brown sugar granules emphasizing the similarity between sugar and tobacco. It also emphasized the fact that though the lobby against tobacco was strong, there was hardly any lobby to reduce the consumption of sugar in the country or globally. A Youtube video was released on social media.


DASL used this campaign to encourage the International Diabetes Federation to take this lobby global which resulted in the IDF Framework on Action of Sugar in May 2015. 

View Framework Sugar 1905 »

The campaign to reduce sugar consumption in Sri Lanka was initiated by us in 2011 on World Diabetes Day [WDD] with the creation of the Fork Spoon. This was a simple innovative idea to introduce a serrated teaspoon in all sugar bowls in cafes, hotels and restaurants which reduces the quantum of sugar added into a cup of tea or coffee. 


Screening Packages

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Includes FBS / Lipid Profile / HbA1c / Serum creatinine /Urine Albumin/Urine Sugar / Urine albumin creatine ratio / ECG /Eye check including fundal photography / Neuropathy Assessment / Full physical assessment / Doctor’s Consultation

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Includes FBS / Lipid Profile / HbA1c / Liver Profile / Renal Profile / ECG / Eye check including fundal photography / Neuropathy Assessment / Full physical assessment / Doctor’s Consultation