The Induction Ceremony of the President of
Sri Lanka College Of Military Medicine (SLCOMM) was held at the Lotus
Ballroom, Shangri La Hotel, Colombo at 1900hrs on 20 May 18.
The Commander of the Sri Lanka Air Force, Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy
graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest whilst Deshamanya Vidya Jyothi
Professor Colvin Goonaratna, President of Sri Lanka Medical Council was
the Guest of Honour.
The Chief Guest, the Guest of
Honour, the President SLCOMM and the Executive Committee entered the
ballroom in a Colorful Ceremonial procession lead by the SLAF bag
pipers. Major General SH Munasinghe the outgoing President of the SLCOMM
delivered the welcome address.
of Honour, Professor Colvin Goonaratna explained the evolution of
medicine in the world and Sri Lanka. The Chief Guest addressed the
gathering on the significance of medicine in the lives of military
personnel adding his own life changing experiences from the
Following the brief citation of Air Vice
Marshal LR Jayaweera which was delivered by Air Vice Marshal NH
Gunaratna (Retired), the outgoing president of SLCOMM ceremonially
inducted the new President for the upcoming year. The highlight of the
ceremony was the Presidential Address delivered by the newly Inducted
President AVM LR Jayaweera, Director Health Services, SLAF under the
theme “Military Medicine; Beyond the Battlefield”. He explained the
significance of medicine on the battlefront throughout history and the
development of Medical Branches of the tri services. He emphasized on
the relationship between SLCOMM and other International Military
Medicine Organizations as well as the future plans of the SLCOMM to
deliver a better service to the tri forces.
many distinguished attendees were retired senior medical and dental
officers of the tri forces, senior officers of the Sri Lanka Army, Navy
and Air Force as well as professionals and academics of varying