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Teaching Hospital Peradeniya completes the 100th Paediatric Renal Transplant

Paediatric renal transplant programme at Peradeniya was commenced in 2004. In February 2018 a simple ceremony was organised at Teaching Hospital Peradeniya to mark 100th successful renal transplants performed during this period.

By | March 28th, 2018|Home Articles, Latest News, News & Media|0 Comments

Screening programme for CKDu: Ginnoruwa

A screening programme for CKDu was conducted for 400 children in the village Ginnoruwa (CKDu hot spot) using urine dip stick, BP measurement, USS and measurement of serum creatinine. To mark the occasion an art exhibition was held for school children and a rain water harvesting system was donated to the pre-school children for drinking
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Presidential Induction 2017/2018

Induction of the newly elected President of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians took place on 3rd February 2018 at Hotel Kingsburry, Colombo. Professor Asiri Abeyagunawardena was inducted as the president for the year 2017/18. Dr Richard Tromperter and Dr Raseika jayatunge graced the occation as the chief guest and the guest of honour. More
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By | March 27th, 2018|Home Articles, Latest News, News & Media|0 Comments

Dr B.J.C. Perera Research Prize Oration

The Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians has decided to commence this oration in recognition of the contributions made to the College by Dr. B.J.C.Perera. The main purpose of this oration is to encourage and acknowledge good quality research in paediatrics. As it is the Inaugural Oration, it has been decided to invite a world renowned
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Dr Ramya de Silva wins BMJ South Asia Award 2017

Dr Ramya de Silva won the prestigious British Medical Journal (BMJ) South Asia Award for 2017 in the category of ‘Healthcare Innovation of the Year.’ She received the award from Chief Guest Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, the Indian State Minister of Health and Family Welfare, at a ceremony held at Hotel Shangri la, New Delhi,
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By | March 27th, 2018|Home Articles, Latest News, News & Media|0 Comments

Prof Harendra de Silva Gold Medal for MD Clinical Examination

The Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians has decided to award this special gold medal in recognition of the outstanding contribition of Professor Harendra de Silva in post graduate training in Paediatrics. This medal will be awarded to the best performer in the clinical component of MD Paediatrics part 2 examination from 2018.

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Introduction of Neonatal Transport Service to the Sabaragamuwa Province

Neonatal Transport Service was introduced to the Sabaragamuwa Province on the 3rd of March 2017 at the the workshop held at the Provincial General Hospital, Ratnapura under the patronage of  Dr. S.P.L,Ranaweera, Director, PGH, Ratnapura. Dr. Kumudini Cooray, Consultant Paediatrician in Charge of the Neonatal Unit at PGH, Ratnapura was the coordinator of the programme.
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By | March 28th, 2017|Home Articles, Latest News, News & Media|0 Comments

Two Eminent Paediatricians Receive National Honours

Two senior Professors of Paediatrics, Professor Priyani Soysa and Professor Harendra de Silva was conferred National Honours by His Excellency the President Maithripala Sirisena at a ceremony held at Nelumpokuna on the 20th of March 2017. Professor Soysa received the ‘Deshamanya’ honour while Professor de Silva received the ‘Vidya Jyothi’ honour. The President, Dr. LakKumar
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By | March 21st, 2017|Home Articles, Latest News, News & Media|0 Comments

Major Dengue Outbreak in Kinniya

A major Dengue outbreak has hit the areas of Trincomalee and Kinniya which has led to more than 12 deaths in Kinniya alone and a few more in Trincomalee. Due to the alarmingly high numbers of cases flowing to these hospitals the available medical and nursing staff were unable to cope with it. On an
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By | March 21st, 2017|Home Articles, Latest News, News & Media|0 Comments

Harmful Food Advertising and alarming rise in NCDs

Non communicable diseases such as childhood obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure are rapidly plaguing the health of youngsters while many health critics claim that advertising unhealthy food, targeting school children is the root cause for such ailments. Speaking at a seminar titled “Unethical and Harmful Food Advertising and Promotion” organized by the Sri Lanka
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By | February 6th, 2017|News & Media|0 Comments