Glance Programme

Day 01 - Inauguration Ceremony (16th March Morning)

Inauguration Ceremony Agenda

16th March 2022


Venue: “View” Meeting Room, Water’s Edge Hotel, Battaramulla


8.00 am - 9.00 am


9.00 am - 9.10 am

Arrival of Chief Guest Prof. Virginia Murray and Guests of Honour
Hon. Dr. Keheliya Rambukwella and Hon. Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle

9.10 am - 9.20 am

Ceremonial Procession

9.20 am - 9.30 am

Welcome address by Dr. Sudath Samaraweera

Director, National Dengue Control Unit, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka

9.30 am - 9.40 am

Address by Prof. Richard Haigh

Global Disaster Resilience Centre, School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom

9.40 am - 9.45 am

Address by Dr. Asela Gunawardena

Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka

9.45 am - 9.50 am

Address by Dr. Lakshmi Somatunga

Additional Secretary (Public Health Services), Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka

9.50 am - 9.55 am

Address by Dr. A. K. S. De Alwis

Additional Secretary (Medical Services), Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka

9.55 am - 10.00 am

Address by Dr. S.H. Munasinghe

Secretary, Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka

10.00 am - 10.10 am

Address by Guest of Honour: Hon. Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle

State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID Disease Control

10.10 am - 10.20 am

Address by Guest of Honour: Hon. Dr. Keheliya Rambukwella

Minister of Health, Sri Lanka

10.20 am - 11.00 am

Keynote speech by Prof. Virginia Murray

Head of Global Disaster Risk Reduction, UK Health Security Agency, Wellington House, United Kingdom

11.00 am - 11.45 am

Completion of the first session and refreshments

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Symposium Days

16th and 17th March 2022

Symposium Location

The symposium will be held at Water's Edge Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Contact us:

Conference secretary: Dr. Umesha Premathilake on

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