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Dr. Harith WimalaratnaAyubowan!
May you live long!
May you be blessed with long and healthy life!

Haven’t we Sri Lankan’s greeted each other, thus for generations little knowing perhaps, of the meaning of this wonderful wish?
The Kandy Society of Medicine since its inception in 1964 has contributed in its own way to the betterment of public health of our country. Through education of the medical fraternity and public at large.

The weekly Continuing Medical Education (CME) lectures and many other workshops conducted by the experts in the relevant fields, culminating in the Foundation Sessions and Annual Academic Sessions as well as the Journal of the Kandy Society of Medicine ‘Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine’ provide invaluable forum for discussion, sharing and dissipation of knowledge.

Dr. T. WarugunamThe KSM Sets New Trends: In 1964, the inaugural year of the KSM, there was a closely knit group of about 20 doctors who were the KSM members. At that time we never foresaw the meteoric rise of the membership which now stands at more than 500 and consists not only of doctors but also of scientists working in the health field.

In 2009 Dr. Harith Wimalaratne, a competent physician, will hand over the Presidency of the KSM to a first class scientist –Dr. Vajira Weerasinghe who is not a medical doctor but a doctor of philosophy. This is in keeping with the current global trends in professional colleges and in medical societies where the best person is chosen to lead, irrelevant of whether he or she is a medical doctor. This phenomenon is also a reflection of the maturity of the KSM which has been in the forefront of showing how to bring about a change for the better in the functioning of medical institutions and societies.

dr kanishka de  silvaFirst of all I wish to express my sincere gratitude to members of Kandy Society of Medicine for placing trust on me to hold the prestigious post of the President of KSM.

Kandy society of medicine, the well established society with its traditions, now popularly referred to as KSM, had a very simple beginning. In 1963 Dr .Karunaratne, Dr .Varugunam and Mr. Rasaratnam organised, Tuesday evening talks to discuss interesting cases, which later came to be known as Tuesday talks.

These talks later shifted to Peradeniya physiology lecture theatre and was incorporated as activities of a newly formed medical society in 1964 under the name, Kandy society of medicine. Professor RS Watson was the 1st president, the 3 Doctors who started the talks became its 1st secretaries.

Up to now 39 individuals have held the office of President of the Kandy society of medicine and the society has developed in to a well established institution with a life membership of more than 600 medical officers and is currently the 2nd oldest and the 2nd largest medical association in Sri Lanka, second only to Sri Lanka Medical association.

Dr. G. S. Edirisinghe President, The KSMI consider it a great honor and a privilege to be appointed as the President of the most prestigious Clinical body in the central province and wish to thank all of you who entrusted me with this task. I feel quite humbled when I go through the list of past presidents of the KSM, as many of them are household names in this country and many others are my revered teachers who have inspired me. I will make it certain that the trust you all placed in me will not be in vain.

I take this opportunity to appreciate with admiration the yeoman’s service the outgoing President, Prof Badra Hewawithana rendered to the KSM. She has put the whole house in order , and that will make my life more easier. I am indeed thankful to her and her energetic committee for all they have contributed to the KSM.

 

Professor Neelakanthi Ratnatunga - President, The KSMI am greatly privileged to be elected as the 46th president of the Kandy Society of Medicine (KSM) for  the year 2015/16.  I am deeply aware of the responsibility of this post and I pledge to do my best for the progress of the society. What started off as a clinical society in the central hill capital of Sri Lanka, the Kandy Society of Medicine was formally established as a society in 1963 and is today  a very active institution. I take this opportunity to pay tribute to  the past presidents, secretaries and members of the councils for their untiring efforts and leaving a rich legacy for us today.

Compiling the committee was actually easy and a great pleasure because everyone I asked enthusiastically agreed to take up posts and I look forward to an enjoyable and fruitful year.

The past year has been a splendid one with numerous academic and social activities, culminating in a remarkable scientific session, which was greatly appreciated by all. I was struck by the commitment of each and every committee member  who contributed in one or many ways in all the activities last year, and I congratulate Dr. Gamini Edirisinghe the past president and his team for their dedication and hard work. Our programmes for this year will include the continuation of  programmes started by the previous committee such as  the “safe city better life programme” and the new building for the KSM. The latter is a formidable task, but we will keep moving forward. Upgrading and  improving the  Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine (SLJM) which is the official journal of the KSM will be of prime importance. The editors are keen  to making it an online journal.  Maintaining  the SLJM is a difficult task that the committee will have. So I invite all of you to join the editors assistant editors and the editorial committee in this endeavour. Please consider submitting  your articles and research papers to this journal . Publishing a journal in Sri Lanka is a very daunting task. I take this opportunity to thank the  two outgoing editors for keeping afloat the journal and I believe the 2014 issues will be out soon.

 

Dr. Anoma Siribaddana - President, The KSMI am greatly privileged to be elected as the 47th president of the Kandy Society of Medicine (KSM) for the year 2016 /17. . I pledge that I carry out my duties as the new President to the best of my ability for progress of the society.

The Kandy Society of Medicine was formally established as a society in 1963in the central hill capital. It had taken a major role in enhancing knowledge skills and attitudes of the Medical profession. The KSM had reached out to the society in uplifting the same in all strata of healthcare workers as well as the public.

We shall be continuing the routine academic programmes, such as the very popular Wednesday CME program. Along with the council I hope to promote multidisciplinary approach in healthcare through the CME program. In this respect, it would make an arena for all grades of medical officers as speakers to share their experiences and disseminating their knowledge. A series of Specialty Updates to cover all branches of medicine also will be carried out.

 The Kandy Society of Medicine Council for 2016-2017

PRESIDENT

  • Dr. Anoma Siribaddana

VICE PRESIDENT

  • Dr. A M W Washeel

PRESIDENT ELECT

  • Prof. Samath Dharmarathna

PAST PRESIDENT

  • Prof. Samath Dharmarathna

JOINT SECRETARIES

  • Dr. Kanchana Edirisinghe
  • Dr. Udaya Ralapanawa

ASSISTANT SECRETARY

  • Dr. Punyajeewa Athukorala

TREASURER

  • Dr. Asanga Basnayaka

ASSISTANT TREASURER

  • Dr. Dammika Yatigammana

EDITORS

  • Dr.Heshan Jayaweera
  • Dr. Veranja Liyanapathirana

SOCIAL SECRETARIES

  • Dr. Pathum Dissanayaka
  • Dr. Priyadharshana Basnayaka

GPs REPRESENTATIVE

  • Dr. R.B Ekanayake

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

  • Dr. Vasana Kiridana
  • Dr. Tharaka Dassanayaka

EX-OFFICIO TREASURER

  • Dr. Bathiya Alagoda

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Prof. Dammika Dissanayaka
  • Dr. Shiyama Arambepola
  • Dr. Sidarshi Kiriwattuduwa
  • Dr. Palitha Rathnayaka
  • Dr. Sulochana Wijethunga
  • Dr. Nilanthi Dissanayaka
  • Dr. Rasika Kotakadeniya
  • Dr. Rasitha Manathunga
  • Dr. Bandula Samarasinghe
  • Dr. Janaka Marapana
  • Dr. H M K P Senevirathna
  • Dr. Kiruna Wickramasekara
  • Dr. Anura Rajapakse
  • Dr. Ashan Amarakoon
  • Dr. Saminda Dharmarathna
  • Dr. Chathura Ratnayaka

ADVISORY PANEL

  • Dr. Palitha Abeykoon
  • Dr. Nanda Amarasekara
  • Dr. Maithree Rajapakse
  • Dr. R M S K Rathnayaka
  • Dr. W P Somasiri
  • Dr. Sarath Wattegama
  • Prof. Vajira Weerasinghe
  • Dr. Lionel Wimalasi

 

 

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Prof Samath D Dharmaratne - President, The KSMI am greatly privileged to be elected as the 48th President of the Kandy Society of Medicine (KSM) for the year 2017 /18.  I pledge that I will do my utmost as the new President for the progress of the KSM.

The KSM was formally established as a society in 1964, in the central hill capital. Since its inception, the KSM has influenced improving knowledge, skills and attitudes of the medical profession, in the region and in Sri Lanka.

I and the Council of the KSM will continue the routine academic programmes, including the very popular Wednesday CME program. Along with the council, I hope to promote ‘Collaborations for Global Health’, the theme for the year. The KSM will be made a place to collaborate, interact, share and learn for all medical officers in Kandy, Sri Lanka and the world. CME lectures, special updates, Foundation sessions and the Annual Academic Sessions will be geared to achieve the theme of the KSM.

 

 The Kandy Society of Medicine Council for 2017-2018

PRESIDENT

  • Prof. Samath D. Dharmaratne

VICE PRESIDENT

  • Dr. R . Mudiyanse

PRESIDENT ELECT

  • Dr. S.M.M. Niyas

PAST PRESIDENT

  • Dr. Anoma Siribaddana

JOINT SECRETARIES

  • Dr. Janaka Peries
  • Dr. Manjula Peries

ASSISTANT SECRETARY

  • Dr. Ajith Garusinghe

TREASURER

  • Dr. Pushpakumara Jayawardena

ASSISTANT TREASURER

  • Dr. C. Narampanawa

EDITORS

  • Dr. Veranja Liyanapathirana
  • Dr. Heshan Jayaweera

SOCIAL SECRETARIES

  • Dr. Manel Ratnayake
  • Dr. Bathiya Alugoda

GPs REPRESENTATIVE

  • Dr. W. Somasiri

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

  • Dr. Kanchana Edirisinghe
  • Dr. Udaya Ralapanawa
  • Dr. Asanga Basnayake

EX-OFFICIO TREASURER

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Prof. Dhammika Dissanayake
  • Dr. Shiyama Arambepola
  • Dr. R.M.S.K. Rathnayake
  • Dr. Nilanthi Dissanayake
  • Dr. Rasika Kotakadeniya
  • Dr. Rasitha Manathunga
  • Dr. Anura Rajapakse
  • Dr. Priyadarshana Basnayake
  • Dr. Dhammika Yatigammana
  • Dr. J. Nawaz
  • Dr.Kalana Maduwage
  • Dr. Vajira Bandara
  • Dr. Senthil Chandrasekaran
  • Dr. Harsha Perera
  • Dr. Charles Anthonipillei
  • Dr. Thusitha Padeniya
  • Dr. Wasana Kiridana

ADVISORY PANEL

  • Dr. Maithree Rajapaksa
  • Dr. Sarath Wattegama
  • Prof. Vajira Weerasinghe
  • Dr. Lionel Wimarasiri
  • Dr. Harith Wimalaratne

 

 

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