Prof. Janaka de Silva

Chief Guest

Vidyajyothi Professor Janaka de Silva is the Senior Professor of Medicine at the University of Kelaniya and Consultant Physician, Colombo North Teaching Hospital.

Prof. de Silva graduated from the University of Colombo and obtained his MD from the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo and the DPhil from the University of Oxford. He was a member of the National Research Council since its inception in 1999, and was appointed as Chairman in 2013 and was reappointed as Chairman in 2016 after the National Research Council was established as a statutory body by an Act of Parliament. He is also the Director of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo.