26th March 2017 12:29:31 Hours
The induction ceremony for the new President of Sri Lanka College of Military Medicine, Major General (Dr) Sanjeewa Munasinghe took place Saturday (25) evening at the Colombo Army Hospital where Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva, Commander of the Army graced as the Chief Guest.
The induction ceremony got to a start after observance of a one-minute silence in memory of all fallen War Heroes after the traditional oil lamp lighting got underway at the occasion.
Former President of Sri Lanka College of Military Medicine, Surgeon Rear Admiral (Rtd) N.E.L.W Jayasekara welcomed the gathering of medical professionals.
Prof. Mohan De Silva, Chairman, University Grants Commission who has been invited to the occasion as the Guest of Honour talking of the evolution of ‘Military Medicine’ since the times of the use of old battlefield techniques focused on the application of such Military Medicine at different battlefield encounters.
Lieutenant General Crisanthe De Silva as the Chief Guest for the occasion afterwards added a few thoughts to the forum of medical professionals and thanked the organizers for inviting him to this assembly of professionals.
Formalities during the ceremony inducted Major General (Dr) Sanjeewa Munasinghe as the new President after the outgoing President Surgeon Rear Admiral (Rtd) N.E.L.W Jayasekara delivered the introductory remarks.
The newly-inducted President, Major General (Dr) Sanjeewa Munasinghe contributed his thoughts to the forum and requested the cooperation of everyone to conduct affairs.
The vote of thanks raised by Lieutenant Colonel S.L.S Kumarage drew the induction session to a close.