The second Professor Carlo Fonseka Oration – 2022

The second Professor Carlo Fonseka Oration in Medical Humanities was held on 9th August 2022 at the New Building Lecture Theatre. Professor Anoja Fernando, Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology, University of Ruhuna and member, UNESCO International Bioethics Committee delivered the oration on the topic “Creative Malady”. The event was organized by the Department of Medical Humanities on behalf of the Faculty and coincided with the 6th Anniversary of the Department of Medical Humanities.

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo, Senior Professor H.D. Karunaratne was the Chief Guest at the event. The citation of the orator was read by the Head of the Department, Senior Professor Priyadarshani Galappatthy, followed by Senior Professor Vajira Dissanayake, the Dean, awarding the oration medal to Professor Anoja Fernando, prior to the commencement of the oration. The event concluded with vote thanks proposed by Dr Santushi Amarasuriya and refreshments at the Senior Common Room. Founder Head of the Department, Emeritus Professor Saroj Jayasinghe, cut a cake to celebrate the Anniversary of the Department. Dr Santhushya Fernando compered the function. The event was a hybrid online-onsite event, with a limited number of onsite invitees, including the family of Professor Carlo Fonseka, Chair Professors and Heads of Department of the Faculty.