Annual General Meeting of the SLCP
It was held on 9th of October 2016 at the SLCP House.
The Annual report was presented by Hony. Secretary Dr.Surantha Perera. He outlined the many activities of the College that were done as new projects, as carry on projects from previous years as well as the many CME activities.
New projects were on Neonatal Transport, Paediatric Simulation, Adolescent health care and Differently abled children. Internationally standard Course Manuals were produced for each Master Trainers’ Workshop under above themes. Another significant achievement was securing 78 million for establishment of Neonatal Transport Network and 69 million for establishment of Paediatric Simulation Programme in Sri Lanka from Health Sector Development Projects of Ministry of Health.
Prof. Samarage presented the accounts for the financial year commencing from the 1st April 2015 to 31st March 2016. This was an overlap of two councils. She stated that the main income for the year came from the Annual Scientific Sessions and the generated income from fixed deposits. Prof. Samarage said that there is a balance of 31 million as fixed deposits and it is just adequate to break even the monthly maintenance costs.
Dr. Ramya de Silva stated that it had been a very busy, yet a very rewarding year with numerous activities. She highlighted several milestones that we were able to achieve.
Dr. de Silva highly appreciated the support given by all council members to make all these projects. She concluded by congratulating the incoming President and Council and wished them well in their future endeavors.
Election of Office bearers
The Office Bearers and the Council were elected uncontested. On behalf of the election panel (Dr. NPS Gunaratne and Dr. Maxi Fernandopulle), Dr. Fernandopulle announced the newly elected members for the year 2016/2017.
President: Dr. A. LakKumar Fernando
President Elect: Prof. Asiri Abeyagunawardena
Vice President: Dr. R. Ajanthan
Immediate Past President: Dr. Ramya de Silva
Secretary: Dr. Navoda Atapattu
Assistant Secretary: Dr. Sanjaya Kulasinghe
Immediate Past Secretary: Dr. R.M. Surantha Perera
National Coordinator of Education and Training
Dr. Srilal de Silva
Treasurer: Prof. Deepthi Samarage
Assistant Treasurer: Dr. Rasika Gunapala
Liaison Officer: Dr. Ruwanthi Perera
Dr. Maximus Fernandopulle
Prof. Sanath .P. Lamabadusuriya
Prof. Harendra de Silva
Prof. Sujeewa Amarasena
Dr. Saman Abeywardene
Dr. Devan Mendis
Dr. Senaka Gunathilake
Dr. Sachith Mettananda
Dr. Shaman Rajindrajith
Dr. B.J.C. Perera
Dr. G.N. Lucas
Dr. Samanmali P. Sumanasena
Dr. Jithangi Wanigasinghe
Dr. Duminda Samarasinghe
Dr. Shyama Basnayake
Dr. Randula Ranawaka
Dr. Gitanjali Sathiadas
Dr. Neelika Dissanayake
Dr. Ranjani Edirisooriya
Dr. Maheshaka Wijewardane
Dr. Viduranga Seram
Dr.LakKumar Fernando, the new President took office and went on to thank the outgoing committee. He briefly outlined his plan for the year. His theme for this year is “Achieving the clinical excellence for better patient care”. He announced the day of his presidential induction to be on the 27th of November 2016 at Water’s Edge Hotel. The 20th Annual Scientific Sessions will be held in collaboration with Consensus in Paediatrics in November 2017. Dr. LakKumar Fernando highlighted the need for a steady income for the College.
The new Secretary, Dr. Navoda Atapattu first thanked Dr Ramya de Silva and her Council for the valuable service to the College during past year. She then thanked the election commissioners, Dr. N.P.S Guneratne and Dr. Maxi Fernadopulle and concluded by thanking all the college members who participated at the AGM.