50th Anniversary celebration of the Medical Education Unit / DME, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya (1973-2023)

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An Event was held on the 16th of May 2023 to celebrate 50 years of contributions to medical education at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya premises.

There was a tree planting ceremony near the examination hall and a formal meeting held in the Boardroom. Professor Janet Grant, (Honorary Professor University College London, Director Centre for medical education in context) delivered the guest talk on Continuing Professional Development- Managing life long learning.

The event was organized by the Head Department of Medical Education, Dean Medicine and the past directors of the MEU.

The event was graced by the Vice-Chancellor UoP, Prof. MD. Lamawansa, the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor WM. Terence Madhujith, Deans of Faculties of Health Sciences, Prof. Vasanthi Pinto, Prof. Manjula Attygalla and Prof. Anil Pushpakumara and Dr. Damayanthi Dissanayake, Acting Dean Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Past directors of the MEU, Dr. Palitha Abeykoon, Prof. PT. Jayawickramarajah, Dr. Nimal Kasturiarachchi and Prof. ASB. Wijekoon, Director PGIMS, Prof. Samath Dharmaratne and Director Academic Affairs, Prof. Gamini Pushpakumara

Among the distinguished invitees present were the longstanding staff associates of the MEU- Prof. Malani Udupihille, Prof. Sarath Edirisinghe, Prof. Raja Bandaranayake Dr. Upali Sedere, Prof. Lakshman Karaliadde, Past Deans of the Faculty, Prof. Nimal Senanayake and Prof. Indragee Amarasinghe.