The annual Scientific sessions 2018 of the Physiological Society of Sri Lanka was held on the 16th and 17th of November 2018 at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Sri Jayewardenepura. More than 100 physiologists and students from the state universities participated at the event.
Ms. Pavith Lakmini Perera (3rd year student) of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya won the 1st place at the Physart competition which was open to all the undergraduate students of universities.
The best oral presentation was won for the research ‘Gastric motility and cardiovascular autonomic function in trained athletes: A prospective case control study’ by Dr.Tania Warnakulasuriya, Dr. Dunya Luke, Prof. Aranjan L. Karunanayaka and Prof.Niranga M. Devanarayana of the faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya.
Ms. Janaki Ariyawansa and Mr. R A G P W Rathnayaka, technical officers attached to the department of Physiology at the faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya visited the All India Institute of Medicine (AIIMS), New Delhi, India from the 3rd of September to the 8th of September, 2018. The visit allowed them to gain hands on training in techniques in physiology at the department of Physiology at AIIMS- New Delhi.
Prof. K K Deepak, Head of the department of Physiology, Dr. Dinu S Chandran, Assistant Professor of the Department of Physiology at AIIMS- New Delhi supervised the training. The two staff members were able to learn the new techniques in autonomic function assessment and took part in academic activities at the foreign institute. They gained knowledge that will be useful in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate medical students of the department of Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya. In addition, they were able to enjoy the sights and sounds of New Delhi during their short stay. The two staff members are scheduled to conduct a session to introduce the new techniques they learned at AIIMS to the technical officers of the faculty and the academic staff members.
Funding for the training was jointly provided by the India Sri Lanka Foundation and the staff development fund of the University of Kelaniya.
The University of Kelaniya emerged joint runners up at the Inter Medical Faculty Physiology Quiz held on the 16th of June 2018 at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. This annual event is organized by the Physiological Society of Sri Lanka to improve the knowledge of Physiology among the undergraduates of medical faculties and to form a platform for interaction between the staff and students of the state universities.
Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura emerged the champions while the Universities of Kelaniya and Colombo shared the position of first runners up after a well fought battle. Academic staff members of the departments of Physiology of all the 8 participating Universities, nonacademic staff members, quiz teams and supporting teams of students witnessed the fight for supremacy in Physiology.
The guest of honor, Professor Carlo Fonseka expressed his pleasure and amazement at the high standards of answers given by the young students. Prof. Surangi Yasawardena, Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura was the chief guest at the event.
In the picture from left
Miss. Sandamini Weerasinghe
Miss. Tharini Solangarachchi
Dr. Lakmali Amarasiri
Dr. Dulani Kottahachchi
Prof. Deepthi De Silva
Prof. Carlo Fonseka
Miss. Muthumali Dias
Miss. Nimasha Ekanayaka
Mr. Hirusha Gunawardena
Dr. Tania Warnakulasuriya
Nimasha Ekanayaka,Sandamini Weerasinghe,Hirusha Gunawardena,Tharini Solangarachchi,Muthumali Dias will be representing the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya at the Professor Carlo Fonseka Challenge Trophy to be held at the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University f Sri Jayewardenapura on the 16th of June.