Dr. A. V. K. V. De Silva Oration – 2017
A.V.K.V De Silva oration for 2017 was delivered by Dr. Sameera Senanayake, Senior Registrar in Community Medicine. The oration was on “Chronic Kidney Disease in Sri Lanka; a glimpse of the lives of the affected”. It provided a broad view on the burden of chronic kidney disease affecting the North Central Province of Sri Lanka and the current measures in managing the situation.
The event was attended by about 125 members of the College and special invitees. Director General of Health Services, Dr. Jayasundara Bandara, World Health Organization country representative, Razia Pendse, Director World Bank Sri Lanka, Prof. Jennifer Perera, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Prof. Chandrika Wijerathne, President, Sri Lanka Medical Association and members of the family of Dr. A. V. K. V. De Silva were among the distinguished guests.
The event was held on 16th June 2017, at the New Building Lecture Hall, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo.