Twenty Fourth Scientific Sessions - 2016

 “Building a Culture of Excellence in Medical Administration”

 25th -27th November 2016 in Colombo – Sri Lanka.



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Pre-congress Workshop 


Building a Culture of Excellence  in Medical Administration”

Friday 25th November 2016


Auditorium of Healthcare Quality and Safety Castle Street Hospital for Women (CSHW) Colombo 08





Welcome Address


Dr. KCS Dalpatadu, President, CMASL


Symposium 1 - "Organization Culture"

"Your Organization and You"

Mr. Mahesh Jayasinghe

Executive Coach and Consultant

Chair persons

Dr. Wimal Karandagoda

Dr. S Sridharan


Research Study -

“Influence of Organization Culture on Patient Safety”

Dr. S Rajkumar

Case study -

Wathupitiwala Base Hospital

“Achieving National Productivity Award”

Dr. Sisira Wijesundara

Acting MS BH Wathupitiwala




1100 -1230

Panel Discussion

“Achieving Excellence in Medical Administration”

Dr. Joe Fernando

Dr. George Fernando

Dr. Lucian Jayasuriya

Dr Palitha Mahipala

Dr. Wimal Karandagoda

Chair Dr. KCS Dalpatadu

Co-Chair Dr. SM Samarage


Vote of Thanks

Dr. Sudath K Dharmaratne

Hony. Secretary CMASL








Ceremonial Inauguration

Twenty Fourth Scientific Sessions

Eagle Hall

Waters Edge Hotel

Friday 25th November 2016

0630 p.m.

0615 p.m.

Invitees take their seats

0625 p.m.

Arrival of the Chief Guest

0635 p.m.

Ceremonial Procession

0645 p.m.

National Anthem

0650 p.m.

Traditional Lighting of the Oil Lamp

0700 p.m.

Welcome and Presidential Address

Dr. KCS Dalpatadu

President –College of Medical Administrators of Sri Lanka

0720 p.m.

Recapturing Memories in 2016

0730 p.m.

Address by the Guest of Honour- Dr. Joe Fernando

0745 p.m.

Academic excellence  Awards 

0750 p.m.

Awarding of Fellowships

0800 p.m.

Address by the Chief Guest-Hon. Dr. Rajitha Senaratne Minister of Health, Nutrition & Indigenous Medicine

0820 p.m.

Vote of Thanks

Dr. Sudath K Dharmaratne

Honorary Secretary   College of Medical Administrators of Sri Lanka

0830 p.m.

Procession leaves the hall

0840 p.m.

Cultural Show

0900 p.m.









Twenty Fourth Scientific Sessions (Day 1)

Saturday 26th November 2016


Auditorium of Healthcare Quality and Safety CSHW Colombo 08.





Keynote address

" Effective Communication for achieving Excellence”

Mr. Niranjan De Silva

(Communication Specialist)






 Free Paper Session 1

OP 1- Patient Waiting Time at the Out Patient Department of a Type B Base Hospital in the Colombo District

DH Liyanage, DPS Kiriwandeniya, AKG Withana.

OP 2- Preparedness of health care institutions to manage casualty incidents occurring on the southern expressway

DHNS Chanrdradasa,RD Sabhapathige,SMNSM Mallawachchi, TWMAJ Bandara, PADDS Ponweera.

OP 3 - Service Utilization at the Out - patient department, Base Hospital, Panadura

GSP Ranasighe, SC Wickramasinghe,AP Sandanayake, SMPK Samaraweera

OP 4 - Knowledge, attitudes and level of engagement of medical officers in Health Research in General Hospitals (GHH), Badulla and Gampaha

WMTS Wijetunga,V Kumarapeli

Chair Dr. Manil Fernando

Co-Chair Dr. S Yoganathan


Dr. Malinga Fernando Memorial Oration

"Some reflections on health policy making in Sri Lanka: myths and realities"

Dr. SM Samarage



Lunch and poster presentation



Symposium : 1

“Role of medical administrators in medication safety”

1.      Medication safety: Gravity of the problem and the way forward

Prof. Priyadarshani Galappatthy, Professor in Pharmacology,

Faculty of Medicine, Colombo


2.      Medication safety: Role of Clinical Pharmacists

Dr. Nithushi Samaranayaka,

Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy,

Faculty of Medical Sciences University of Sri Jayawardanapura


3.      Medication safety: Role of Clinicians

Dr. Harsha Sathischandra, Consultant Physician,

De Soyza Maternity hospital


Panel Discussion

Chair Dr. Anil Jasinghe

Co-Chair Dr. Priyanee Senadheera










 Free Paper Session II

OP5 - Performance of Private Cleaning Service at Base Hospital, Horana – A Case Study

AP Sandanayake, N Samaruthilake, PD Koggalage, D Alahapperuma.




OP 6- Methodological approach to re-designing a website: Case of Ministry of Health

MDA Rodrigo, SC Wickramasinghe, Pradeep Sylva.

OP 7- Redesigning and feasibility assessment of implementation of revised diagnosis card in lieu of the present diagnosis card

WMUS Wijemanne, SC Wickramasinghe

OP 8 - Availability of Infrastructure Facilities for the Prevention of Occupational Sharps Injuries in six Base Hospitals in Sri Lanka

DARK Dilrukshi , RD Sabhapathige, SMNSM Mallawarachchi, J Wijesiriwardhana



Dr. JMW Jayasundara Bandara

Dr. Chandra Gunathilake





Twenty Fourth Scientific Sessions (Day 2)

Sunday 27th November 2016


Auditorium of Healthcare Quality and Safety CSHW Colombo 08




0900- 1000

Free Paper Session III

OP 9 - Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices on Generic Prescribing among government doctors working in Kurunegala District.

AP Maduragoda, AH De Silva,MCM Maranthota,IMSM Rajakaruna,WDG Surendra.

OP 10 - Job Satisfaction among Healthcare Assistants (HCA) in Base Hospitals in Rathnapura District

MCM Maranthota,GSK Dharmarathne,AP Maduragoda,IMSM Rajakaruna,WDG Surendra

OP 11- Patient satisfaction with services provided by service providers at the out-patient department in Base Hospital (BH), Homagama

PD Koggalage, S Samarage, AP Sandanayake, GSP Ranasinghe, C Marantota

OP 12- Satisfaction with the services provided and the facilities to fulfill basic needs among patients admitted to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Angoda and their relatives

V  Kumarapeli, BJ  Mendis,W D  Lakmini, Sumudu Rajapakse, Jayamini Subeshika , Shamika  Rathnayaka


Dr. S A P Gnanissara

Dr. Champika Wickramasinghe

1000- 1015




Symposium 2

Sustainable Hospital Designing and Planning”

By International Institute of Health Sciences Sri Lanka (IIHS Sri Lanka)

1.      “Relevance of Ancient Hospital Designs to Modern context and concepts of Healthcare”

Mr. Upendra Randeniya

Charted Architects, Urban and Interior Designs

2.      “Sustainable Constructions and the importance of Standards”

Prof. Ranjith Dissanayake

Chairman, LEED Green Building Council

3.      “Importance of Medical planning and master planning"

Dr. Kithsiri Edirisinghe, CEO/Founder and Director Academics of IIHS,

4.      “Design challenges in the Sri Lankan public and private sector hospitals”

Mr. Rukshan Widyalankara

President – Commonwealth Architects Association,

5.      “Common Building Operational issues faced by the Medical Directors today”

Dr. Samanthi De Silva

Director Operation– Asiri Group of Hospitals

6.      “Financial Implications in Building and Maintaining Hospitals”

Mr. Prem Abraham

CFO- Columbia Asia

Panel Discussion



Chairperson : Dr. Nihal De Silva – Dean IIHS
















All resource persons and the online participants


Lunch and poster presentation



Keynote address

“Building a culture of excellence in Medical Administration through innovative leadership”

Prof. Ajantha Dharmasiri



Free Paper Session IV

OP 13 - A study on the pattern of injuries among Road Traffic Accidents (RTA) in Sri Lanka and to identify the customized interventions.

LACS Dahanayake.

OP 14 -  Intentional Self-poisoning patterns at Base Hospital Elpitiya after banning popular pesticide in Sri Lanka

D Alahapperuma,WKBKM Fernando, C Walpola, TWMAJ Bandara

OP15- Health seeking behaviour and barriers to seeking Formal Healthcare Services among University students in two selected Universities.

WDG Surendra, MALR Perera,AP Maduragoda, MCM Maranthota,IMSM Rajakaruna.

OP 16 - A qualitative analysis on application of shared leadership in achieving productivity in low resource healthcare setting

A Perera , S  Samarage, S Sridharan


Chair: Dr. Amal Harsha de Silva

Co-Chair: Dr Sujatha Senaratne


Conclusion Remarks and Tea








Sunday 27th November 2016

0730 p.m. onwards


“Bougainvillea” Ballroom

Galadari Hotel - Colombo.










Calling for application of oral presentations and poster presentations at the 25th Annual scientific sessions of the College of medical Administrators of Sri Lanka