Commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the new Dental Hospital and building complex of the Faculty of Dental Sciences

The commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the new Dental Hospital and building complex of the Faculty of Dental Sciences under the Japanese Grant Aid Programme was held on the 17th of July at the Faculty of Dental Sciences, University of Peadeniya. It was graced by Vice Chancellor University of Peradeniya, His Excellency the ambassador of Japan, the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya, Deans of Faculties, former Deans of the Faculty of Dental Sciences, The JICA resident representative, special invitees, staff and students of the Faculty of Dental Sciences. The Visiting dignitaries were afforded a tour of the faculty and a ‚Äúna‚ÄĚ sapling was planted to mark the occasion. The official ceremony was held at the K Bambaradeniya auditorium of the FDS and speeches were delivered by the Dean FDS, the Vice Chancellor, Prof R L Wijeyeweera, H E the ambassador of Japan and the Chairman of the organizing committee. The Japanese visitors were very happy for the progress and commended the faculty staff for providing teaching and treatment over and above the expectations at the time the donation was mooted. The Dean, FDS and the Vice Chancellor thanked the Japanese government and the people of Japan for their generous donation. Prof Wijeyeweera presented a glimpse of the happenings of 20 years since the new dental hospital and faculty complex was functional.