Ambassador

Dr. Viduranga Waisundara
Research Fellow (Project Leader – Functional Food Product Development Project)
National Institute of Fundamental Studies
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Ambassador’s Report

Given the health and regulatory context of food and nutritional aspects in Sri Lanka, my primary objective as a GHI Ambassador is to help create an enabling environment for healthier nutrient profiles and cultivation of proper food habits among the local population. In addition, I hope to stimulate voluntary initiatives on nutrient profiles, as well as bring together local and global partners to enhance consumer awareness on the importance of proper interpretation and implementation of regulations and the acceptance of technical solutions with proper scientific evidence.


Activities and Presentations


Dr. Viduranga Waisundara, GHI Ambassador to Sri Lanka, gave a talk about the need for global harmonization of food safety regulations in June 2015 at the 14th ASEAN Food Conference in Pasay City, Philippines.



Dr. Viduranga Waisundara, GHI Ambassador to Sri Lanka, provided information about GHI in her presentation at the International Conference of Traditional and Complementary Medicine on Health 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan.



Title: Adding Scientific Evidence to the Plant-Based Anti-Diabetic Remedies of Ayurveda
Conference: 2nd International Conference on Traditional and Complementary Medicine on Health
26 October 2015 | Taipei, Taiwan


Publications

Chapter: Safety of Fermented Fish Products
Authors: Viduranga Waisundara, Nilakshi Jayawardena, and Mindani Watawana
Book Title: Regulating Safety of Traditional and Ethnic Foods
Publication and Date: December 2015 | Elsevier Academic Press