Public Health Inspector (Sri Lanka)


A Public Health Inspector (PHI) in Sri Lanka is an officer appointed by the Department of Health for communicable disease control & to maintain public health standards in Sri Lanka.[1][2]

PHIs are selected through an entrance exam and undertake the Public Health Inspectors’ Diploma Course at the National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) & 5 other provincial health training centers (Kurunegala, Kadugannawa, Galle, Jaffna & Batticola). PHIs are assigned to different parts of the country, hospitals, departments, ports, airports and seconded to local government authorities such as Municipal Councils and MOH offices.

Ranks


  • Principal Public Health Inspector
  • Supervising Public Health Inspector Provincial
  • Supervising Public Health Inspector Divisional
  • Supervising Public Health Inspector
  • Public Health Inspector Class I
  • Public Health Inspector Class II
  • Public Health Inspector Class III

Uniform


PHIs wear a Khaki uniform when on duty, with a Khaki Tunic, pants and peak cap. PHIs of the Colombo Municipal Council wear white tunics with green or black epaulette.

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