2019 “Reminiscences from a personal odyssey of a 50 year medical career: an opportunity to reflect”
Vidyajyothi Senior Prof. Rezvi Sheriff
Senior Professor of Medicine, Sir John Kotelawala Defence University,
Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Colombo
Past-President, SLMA

2018 Medical Education in Sri Lanka“
Vidyajyothi Professor Lalitha Mendis
Emeritus Professor of Microbiology, University of Colombo
Past-President, SLMA

2017 “Role of a Clinical Pharmacologist in Sri Lanka – Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”
Professor Gita Fernando, MBBS (Cey), MRCP (UK), FRCP (Lond), FCCP
Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

2016 “Meeting the challenge of Social Responsibility – The role of the SLMA”
Dr Suriyakanthie Amarasekera, Consultant Anaesthetist

2015 Emotional and spiritual intelligence and its relevance to medicine
Dr. Sunil Seneviratne Epa, Consultant Physician

2014 – “Protect the Values of a Noble Profession” – Dr Preethi Wijegoonewardene

2013 – “Something good in everything I see” – Dr Eugene Corea

2012 – "Research and Beyond ………." – Professor Sanath P Lamabadusuriya MBE
Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics, University of Colombo

2011 – Evolution of the nervous system – Darwin’s missing chapter”– Deshamanya Dr. J. B. Peiris, Senior Consultant Neurologist

2010 – Light Reflections of a Peripatetic Medical Professor –
Vidyajyothi Professor Colvin Goonaratna, Emeritus Professor of Physiology, University of Colombo

2009 – Road Traffic Accidents and Deaths; They are not doing anything about it
Deshamanya Professor A H Sheriffdeen, Emeritus Professor of Surgery,
University of Colombo

2008 – Of Divers and Diving
Dr. Malik Fernando, Past President, SLMA.

2007 – Bioethics in the 21st century: responding to the challenge –
Prof Anoja Fernando, Senior Professor of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine,
University of Ruhuna, Galle.

2006 – Tumours of the Heart and Pericardium: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges –
Dr S J Stephen, Senior Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

2005 – Reflections on changes in the Medical scenario in Sri Lanka in the past half
century. Dr Dennis J Aloysius, Family Physician and Past President SLMA.

2004 – Improving management and prevention of trauma in Sri Lanka – Dr Gamini
Goonetilleke, Consultant Surgeon, Sri Jayawardenepura General Hospital, Kotte.

2003 – Towards a better managed health service – Dr Lucian Jayasuriya, Medical
Advisor, Glaxo Smith Kline.

2002 – Equity in Health & Health Care – Prof Dulitha N Fernando, Professor of
Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo.

2001 – Medical Negligence – the Sri Lankan scene – Prof. Ravindra Fernando, Professor
of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo.

2000 – Epilepsy out of the shadows: experience in Sri Lanka over two decades – Prof.
Nimal Senanayake, Senior Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of

1999 – Renal failure in the tropics – Dr. S. Ramachandran, Consultant Physician.
1998 – A personal odyssey in Lung Disease – Dr. C. G. Uragoda, Consultant Chest