28TH ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS 2019

The 28th Annual Scientific Sessions of  The Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists and  50th Anniversary Conference on Infectious diseases and Infection Prevention & Control   “Breaking barriers for sustainable excellence in patient care” 13th -15thAugust 2019  Ramada , Colombo , Sri Lanka   A Pre-Congress Workshop on…

Message from the President 2018-2019

I have great pleasure in extending my warm greeting to you all through this newsletter on the 50th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists. The newsletter has proved to be a useful means of updating knowledge and keeping our members informed of the…

The Council – 2018/2019

President Prof. Ajith Nagahawatte President Elect Dr. Shirani Chandrasiri Vice President Prof. Nadira Karunaweera Joint Secretaries   Dr. Gaya Wijayaratne Dr. Kishani Dinapala Treasurer Dr. Nadisha Badanasinghe Editor Prof. Neluka Fernando Council members Dr. Kushlani Jayatilleke (ex officio) Dr. GeethikaPatabendige Dr. Malka Dassanayake Dr. MahenKothalawala…

INDUCTION OF Prof. Ajith Nagahawatte AS THE PRESIDENT 2019

Professor Ajith De Silva Nagahawatte was inducted as the President of Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists on the 16th of February 2019 at the “Liberty Ballroom, Ramada Colombo”. Dr. Kushlani Jayatilleke the outgoing president of the SLCM introduced Professor Ajith De Silva Nagahawatte to the…

The Global Hand Hygiene Day of WHO – 2017- supported by The Sri Lanka College of Microbiologists

by Dr Kushlani Jayatilleke Hand hygiene is the core element in Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in healthcare setting and is very important in combating antibiotic resistance. Campaigning each year on or around 5 May is one important part of improving behaviour towards IPC best…

Prof Tissa Vitarana being awarded the Vidya Jothi Award

The Investiture Ceremony of conferring National Honours on distinguished personalities, who rendered a noble service to the country and its advancement was held on March 20th at the Nelum Pokuna Theater, under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. These awards were bestowed on the most…

Annual evaluation of infection prevention and control of Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital 2016

The annual evaluation of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) activities of 2016 of Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital (SJGH), Nugegoda, Sri Lanka was held on 17th of January 2017. The chief guest of the occasion was the Director General of Health Services (DGHS) of Sri Lanka,…