Launch First-of-its-kind Certified Covid-19 Intermediate Care Ayurveda Resort

Colombo, October 4th 2021; Barberyn Ayurveda Resorts have launched Sri Lanka’s first Certified Ayurveda Covid-19 Intermediate Care Centre at Bentota. The facility named as Barberyn Sands Ayurveda Resorts offers ayurveda treatment for its local and international clientele with a focus on quality eating patterns with customized ayurveda centric meal plans, advice on enhancing one’s natural ability to withstand the disease as well as maintaining a healthy lifestyle post Covid-19. The property is the first of its kind to receive the approval of Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health and is equipped with a team of qualified doctors and a 24-hour ambulance service.

Dr. Asanga Rodrigo of Barberyn Ayurveda Resorts commenting on the launch said, Ayurveda has become a household name with all those interested in ‘alternate medicine’. Yet Ayurveda is not an alternate medicine. It is a way to long and healthy life that can complement modern medicine. Our property offers affordable rates with Ayurvedic care, and we follow all guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health (MOH). We believe that a patient’s safety is of paramount importance, and we are geared with emergency care facilities in the event of a critical situation, with extended partnerships with MOH approved hospitals.”

The Barberyn Group of Resorts were found in 1968, and pioneered Ayurveda Tourism in Sri Lanka in 1984. Barbery Sands Ayurveda Resorts is the latest addition to Barberyn Group and the Covid19 Intermediate Care Centre offers guests technics for yogic breathing, relaxation for mind, body and soul enhancing each individual’s immunity. The guests are able to work or meditate in a relaxing setting overlooking their verandas to the sea, river or garden as they please.

“Most of the medicines we use are produced at the Barberyn Institute of Ayurveda and Alternative Medicine (IAAM) in Panadura, where we conduct research on indigenous medicine and medicinal plants. Quality control is maintained throughout the production cycle to ensure the pure natural goodness of the ingredients. Barberyn grows the medicinal plants required for its medicines as well as other rare plants at Barberyn Eco Properties. We also source some from small-scale growers in the surrounding areas,” Dr. Rodrigo explained.

State Minister of Indigenous Medicine, Rural and Ayurveda Hospital Development and Community Health, Sisira Jayakody said, “The 5000-year-old Ayurveda therapy has two main objectives; that of treating the symptoms of a disease and that of helping individuals to strengthen their immune system. Since COVID19 began we have encountered Ayurveda and the Desheeya Vedakama as two successful streams that have helped Covid patients to recover with better immunity. Our treatments have further helped with post COVID complications too. I am happy that apart from the government hospitals, the private Ayurveda Covid-19 Intermediate Care Centres are embarking on treating covid patients with natural remedies and care.”

Ayurveda gives equal importance to the maintenance of health and the curing of a disease. It does not simply suppress the disease, but rather aims at removing the disease from its root. Ayurvedic principles state that the imbalance of the three biological energies (Tri Dosha) creates a disease – due to years of poor diet, weak digestion, weak metabolism and incomplete elimination of waste matter, inadequate sleep, pollution, stress can lead to the production and accumulation of toxins (Ama) inside your body.

“The opening of the first MOH approved Ayurveda Covid-19 Intermediate Care Centre by Barberyn Resorts is a significant milestone in the healthcare system and the wellness tourism industry in Sri Lanka,” said Mr. Paddy Withana, Former Chairman of Tourist Board and well-known hotelier. “As an entity registered by the Sri Lanka Department of Ayurveda, it combines the western and Ayurvedic approaches in the treatment and after-care relating to Covid-19. It is also a welcome move to attract more tourists to Sri Lanka for Ayurvedic treatment and support the tourism industry in Sri Lanka.”