Call for Applications
Deshabandu Dr. C. G. Uragoda Oration on the
History of Medicine
2021

This Lecture was established in the year 2012, the 125th anniversary year of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA), to mark the meeting attended by a group of doctors at the Colonial Medical Library in Colombo on 26 February 1887 to discuss the formation of the Ceylon Branch of the British Medical Association, which later became the Sri Lanka Medical Association.

The lecture was renamed the Dr. C. G. Uragoda Lecture on the History of Medicine in the year 2017 to honour the lasting contribution made by Dr. C. G. Uragoda to document the History of Medicine in Sri Lanka. In 2020, on the demise of Dr. Uragoda, the Council decided to elevate the lecture to that of an Oration and also add his national titular honour Deshabandu to the title of the Oration.

The lecture is delivered on the 26th day of February of every year.

Applications are called for the lecture to be delivered on 26 February 2021. Applicants should submit a short abstract of the proposed lecture (no more than 500 words, font size 12 in Times New Roman and margins set at 1 inch right round) and a brief curriculum vita (no more than 3 pages). The speaker should have been considerably associated with and contributed to the field of medicine in his/her chosen topic.

The SLMA wishes to encourage lectures in areas of medicine that have not been covered in previous lectures. A list of past lectures can be found on the SLMA website – https://www.slma.lk. Applicants should bear in mind that they must make themselves available to deliver the lecture on 26 February 2021 at the SLMA Auditorium as this is a lecture delivered to mark the founding of the SLMA.

Applications should be submitted to the Honorary Secretary, SLMA, on or before 31 October 2020.