The inaugural ceremony of the 13th International Medical Congress

The inaugural ceremony of the 13th International Medical Congress of the Peradeniya Medical School Alumni Association (PeMSAA) was held on January 5, 2017 at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya. The Chief Guest of the event was Dr Sarath Gunapala, Senior Research Scientist, Principal Engineer and Fellow of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California, USA. The congress lecture was given by Professor Jayantha Jayawardana on “Soft Skills and Beyond”. Prof. Upul B. Dissanayake the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Peradeniya and the Dean Faculty of Medicine, Prof.Vajira Weerasinghe also addressed the gathering. A book authored by Prof. Chandrika Jayasinghe’s entitled “Peradeniya Medical School (1962-1917)” was launched to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of the Medical School of the University of Peradeniya.