Sri Lanka has earned a leading place in the health sector amongst South East Asian countries.
The country is leading under many indicators. In a report produced by the World Health Organization for 2010, Sri Lanka is leading with regard to several health indictors amongst 11 South East Asian countries. Sri Lanka is leading in the minimum ratio of children’s deaths under five years of age, minimum maternal mortality ratio, and success in the administration of Measles vaccine. In addition the health protection provided for trained health sector employees, family planning and the deaths caused due to Malaria and TB have dropped to a minimum level. 58 maternal deaths are caused in 10 thousand live births of infants. It is 110 in Thailand and 830 in Nepal. The development has been caused due to the free medical services provided by the Government. The service has been commended by the WHO and many other organizations.