Kelaniya Medical Faculty wins 3rd Inter-Medical Faculty Physiology Quiz

The team from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya emerged champions at the 3rd Inter-Medical Faculty Physiology Quiz organized by the Physiological Society of Sri Lanka (PSSL).

This annual event is held with the objective of popularizing Physiology among students of the Medical Faculties in Sri Lanka and fostering collegiality among students. The "Professor Carlo Fonseka Challenge Trophy" is on offer to the winning team in honour of Prof. Carlo Fonseka, an eminent Sri Lankan Physiologist.

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The Professor Carlo Fonseka Challenge Trophy

 

 This year's quiz was held on the 27th of June 2015 at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna.

Students from eight medical faculties participated in this year's event.

  1. Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo
  2. Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya
  3. Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna
  4. Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya
  5. Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  6. Faculty of Medical and Allied Sciences, University of Rajarata
  7. Faculty of Health-Care Sciences, Eastern University
  8. Faculty of Medicine, General Sir John Kothelawala Defence University

 In all, 40 students competed in the competition while over 100 others joined in as the "cheer groups". The latter ensured that the event was lively and enjoyable. In addition, 20 academic staff members who accompanied the respective teams were among the audience. The panel of judges comprised of academics from all eight faculties and each quiz round was officiated by a judging panel of three academics at a time. Dr Asoka Dissanayake (former Chair and Professor of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya) officiated as the Quiz Master.

The team from Kelaniya emerged as the champions and claimed the Professor Carlo Fonseka Challenge Trophy while teams from Jaffna and Peradeniya were the first and second runner-ups respectively.

The quiz provided an opportunity for medical students to showcase their knowledge in basic and applied Physiology and also turned out to be an excellent "meeting place" for medical students from all parts of the country.

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Akila

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Fathima Rikaza

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Tharani Darshika

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Chiranthi Welhenge 

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Piumi Attanayake

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Facing the Questions

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The Cheering Squad

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 The victorious team with Professor Sivapalan (former Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna), Quiz master Professor Asoka Dissanayake (former Professor of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya) and Dr Deepthi de Silva (Senior Lecturer, Dept of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya).

 

 

 

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