About the Authors

Trudie Lang


Affiliation Centre for Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Sisira Siribaddana

Affiliations Faculty of Medicine & Allied Sciences, University of Rajarata, Mihintale, Sri Lanka, Institute of Research & Development, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka

Competing Interests

SS has been funded by the Wellcome Trust UK and had several travel grants from Servier (before 1999), Novo Nordisk (before 1999), and Elly Lilly (before 1999). SS is also ethics review committee chairman of the Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences Rajarata University of Sri Lanka. TAL has declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: TAL SS. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: TAL SS. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: TAL SS. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: TAL SS.