Resource Persons 2020

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29th Annual Scientific Sessions


The Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists

“Facing the challenges of Multidrug Resistance”

Web Based Scientific Programme
13th – 14th August 2020   
Hosted from Lionel Memorial Auditorium,
Wijerama House, Colombo 07

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  • Prof. David Livermore

Professor in Medical Microbiology, University of East Anglia, St Mary's Crescent, London, United Kingdom

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  • Prof. William Irving​​ 

Professor and Honorary Consultant in Virology, University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom

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  • Prof. Cornelia Lass-Flörl,​​ 

Director, Institute of Hygiene and Medical Microbiology

Director, CD-Laboratory for Invasive Fungal Infections, ECMM Diamond Excellence Center, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria



  • Dr Ahmed Abd El Wahed

Head of the Virology Lab, Division of Microbiology and Animal Hygiene, Georg-August-University Goettingen, Germany, Guest Scientist at the German Primate Center, Visiting Professor at the University of Cairo, Egypt

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  • Prof. J. S. M. Peiris​​ 

Chair Professor in Virology The School of Public Health​​ 

University of Hong Kong

  • Dr Anoma Geraldine Fernando​​ 

Consultant microbiologist, Lead clinician for infection control, Royal Surrey NHS foundation trust, United Kingdom



  • Prof. Nelun Perera

Consultant Microbiologist, Honorary Associate Professor

Department of Infection Immunity and Inflammation

University of Leicester

Training Programme Director

Microbiology, Health Education England / East Midlands


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  • Prof. ​​ Asitha de Silva

Chairman, National Medicine Regulatory Authority, Colombo​​ 

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  • Prof. Priyadarshani Galappatthy

Professor, Head, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo

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  • Dr. Rajiva de Silva

Consultant Immunologist, Medical Research Institute, Colombo

  • Dr. Lilani Rajapaksha

Consultant Venereologist, Deputy director, National STD/AIDS Control Programme, Colombo 10


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  • Dr. Jayanthi Elwitigala,

Consultant Microbiologist, STD / AIDS Control Programme, Colombo.



  • Dr. Hasini Banneheke

Consultant & Senior Lecturer in Medical Parasitology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda


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  • Prof. Nilmini Chandrasena

Professor in Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Ragama

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  • Prof. T. Channa Yahathugoda

Professor in Parasitology, Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ruhuna, Galle


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  • Dr. LakKumar Fernando

Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Head, Centre for Clinical Management of Dengue, Negombo

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  • Dr. Mahen Kothalawala

Consultant Clinical Microbiologist, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Kandy​​ 


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  • Dr Dushyanthie Athukorala

Consultant in Microbiology, UHCW NHS Trust, United Kingdom

  • Dr. Mangalanath Udukala

Consultant Microbiologist, Kings College London