Saturday, August 1, 2009

Remembering Prof.Kodagaoda

The Deshamanya Nandadasa Kodagoda 12th Memorial Oration will be held on Monday the 3rd August 2009 at 5.30pm at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Colombo 7. This public event is organized by the Nandadasa Kodagoda Memorial Trust to commemorate the 12th death anniversary of the late Deshamanya Professor Nandadasa Kodagoda.

Professor Nandadasa Kodagoda a well known emeritus professor in Forensic Medicine, was a one time Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine for two terms, and the Chairman of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board also for two terms. He was a well known mass communicator, who actively engaged health awareness programmes and in alcohol, tobacco and drugs prevention work. He was the founder Chairman of the Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC).

The 12th Memorial Oration will be delivered by the Minister of Disaster Management and Human Rights Hon. Mahinda Samarasinghe, MP, on “Challenges facing Sri Lanka following the successful conclusion of the humanitarian operation”.

The general public is invited by the memorial trust to participate at this event.

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