The induction ceremony of Dr. LakKumar Fernando, President of the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians for the year 2016/2017 was held at The Grand Ballroom, Waters Edge, Battaramulla on Sunday the 27th of November 2016.

The Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Hon. Dr. Rajitha Senaratne graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and Professor Suchitra Nimmannitya attended as a Special Guest. Dr. Ramya de Silva the outgoing President handed over the President medal to incomming President Dr. LakKumar Fernando. Dr. LakKumar Fernando in his induction speech outlined the planned activities for the next year.

More than 480 invitees attended the ceremony which included High Commissioner for Pakistan, Secretary of Health and Director General of Health Services.