28th Annual Scientific Sessions –10th, 11th and 12th December 2021

The College of Medical Administrators of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Foundation, Independence Square, Colombo 07


DAY ONE: 10TH December 2021


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Pre-Congress Session – Bio Pharmaceuticals

Introduction to Bio-pharmaceuticals

Mr. Ravi Samaraweera ,

Country Business Manager,

Roche Biotech Division A. Baur & Co. (Pvt.) Ltd. noon

Advancement in Therapeutic

outcome of cancer patients

with Bio Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Nuradh Joseph,

Consultant Clinical Oncologist,

Teaching Hospital Batticaloa

Tea Break

Panel discussion on challenges encountered with bio similars.

Professor Rohini Fernandopulle,

Professor of Pharmacology, Kothalawala Defense University


Mr. Chula Edirisinghe,


Former Regulatory Pharmacist at NMRA.


Mr. Gopi Krishantha De Silva ,

Senior Regulatory Pharmacist,

Pharmacovigilance division, NMRA


Q & A



12.30 p.m. – 1.30 p.m.

Inauguration of 28th Scientific Sessions of CMASL– 6:00 p.m. onwards

Ceremonial Procession

6.00 pm –

National Anthem and traditional lighting of the oil lamp

Welcome Address

Dr. R.M.S.K.Ratnayake, President, CMASL

Awarding of fellowships

Dr. Sudath Dharmaratne                

Dr. Sunil Senanayake 

Dr. S. Sridaran                                    

Dr. S.C. Wickramasinghe       

Address by Guest of Honour

Hon. Professor Channa Jayasumana,

The State Minster of  Pharmaceutical Production, Distribution and Regulation

Address by Guest of Honour

Hon. Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle,

The State Minster of Primary Health Services, Pandemics and COVID Prevention.

Address by the Chief Guest

Hon. Dr. Keheliya Rambukwella,

Minster of Health

Vote of Thanks

Dr. Alan Ludowyke,

Secretary, CMASL


DAY Two – 11th December 2021

Symposium 1 – Developing a highly competent medical administrator to face the challenges in 21st Centaury

Chair – Dr. R.M.S.K. Ratnayake, State Secretary      


Professional Development

Soft Skill Development


Social Welfare and Dignity

Dr. S.M. Samarage

Past DDG/ Planning, Past President CMASL

Mr. Yasas Hewage, Entrepreneur, Marketer , Sales Coach  & Ex- Banker

Dr. Wimal Jayantha Past DDG/Planning, Past President CMASL

8:00 am to 11:00 am


Dr. Malinga Fernando Memorial Oration

'Human Resources for Health – Story of Sri Lanka'

Dr. Sunil De Alwis,

Additional Secretary(MS)

11:00 am to 13.00 pm

Lunch and Poster Presentation

Poster 1/21

Project to strengthen quality and safety measures in healthcare institutions in Kegalle district.


Nalin Premadasa, Pathmakumara Wickramasingha, Sunethra Bandara Buddhadasa

13:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Poster2/21 Responsiveness of Public Sector Maternity Hospitals in Colombo District with reference to Antenatal Care Services

 Epa W.K.M

Poster 3/21

Adverse Effects Following Immunization With Covishield (Chadox1 Ncov-19 Vaccine) Vaccination At The Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

H.M.Arjuna Thilakarathna


An analysis of the COVID-19 deaths occurred during the pandemic at the Apex Referral Centre of Sri Lanka: The National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID)

Attanayake H., Idampitiya D., Anuadha S., Samad A.,Wickramasinghe A., Sooriarchchi C.,  Karunaratne M.,Wijewickrama A.


Clinical Audit on Leptospirosis Management in Base Hospital, Balangoda.


HCM Maranthota,  ID Pathirage, 


Patient Experience, Engagement And Practices In Orthopaedic Clinic Patients In Disteict General Hospital And Ayurvedic Hospital In Kegalle District.


Priyangani YMM, Pathirage ID, Jayamanna DRSA, Dissanayake DMAK, Hewageegana NSR

Free Papers session 1


Analysis Of Private Sector Regulatory Frame Work In Sri Lanka

Alahapperuma D

1:30 pm to 4:00 pm


An Evaluation to improve Disaster Preparedness Among Selected Government Hospitals in a Province of Sri Lanka


Amarasinghe P. V. N. P., Weerasinghe M. C., Jasinghe A


A Project to Improve the Effectiveness of Management of Vehicles at Regional Director of Health Service(RDHS), Hambantota

Chamal Sanjeewa GG  and Samarage Sarath


An assessment of issues related to Establishment Branch Process Assessment System in the Ministry of Health Sri Lanka

Indika Wanninayake, Hemantha Ranasinghe


Moral Distress among Medical Officers in Selected Healthcare Institutions in Sri Lanka

Jayalath MP,  Rajab TSRTR,  Ranasinghe WACC,  Kumari MK


Sustainable Generation of a COVID-19 Daily Report of Provincial Directorate of Health Services of Western Province


Jayalath D, Perera ECH, Shanaz MTQF, Mahesh PKB


DAY Three – 12th December 2021

Symposium 2 –

CKDu Disease Burden, Economic Implication and the Way forward"

Professor Kamani Wanigasuriya,

CKDu Burden in NCP




Current Public health Strategy and Economic Implications.


  Recent advances on environmental nephrotoxins and their bioaccumulation 

Dr. N.C.D. Ariyarathnna RDHS Anuradhapura


Dr. Palitha Kumarawana RDHS Polonnaruwa


Dr. Ananda Jayalal DDG Dental Services



9:00 am to 10:30 am


Free Paper session 2


“Quenching the thirst for oxygen”: Strategies to counteract the unprecedented demand for therapeutic oxygen in the COVID-19 pandemic: Experience from the National Referral Centre of Sri Lanka 

Attanayake H., Anuadha S., Samad A., Sooriarchchi C., Udugamakorala G., Kumarage Y., Peramuna C., Karunartne M.

10:30 am to 12:30 pm


Reported Covid 19 Deaths In The Kandy District And Their Associated Characteristics According To Notifications.



Batawala C.P., Iddamalgoda V.L. ,Jayasinghe P.P.




A Mobile Phone Survey on Perceptions and Practices on Prevention & Control of Covid-19, during Covid-19 Pandemic in Sri Lanka


Wickramasinghe SC, Perera UE, Wijesinghe P, Kumarapeil V, Abeygunathilaka DN




Establishment of a Hospital Information Updating System to augment hospital readiness for the third wave of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka


Fernando GHS, Gunasena BAHM, Yapa Bandara AS , Lal Panapitiya




Implementation of the national partogram for safe maternal and new born care at Base Hospital Udugama


Fernando GHS, Jayalath NVJS, Somirathna D, H.L.W, Kumari DHLWP, Pathirana PPAP, Senewirathna AAS.




12.30 -1.15pm


Hemas; Partnering to deliver healthcare excellence"


Mr. Jude Fernando

 Managing Director,

Hemas Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd.



Symposium 3-

Symposium on Strengthening health systems to accelerate delivery of NCD services at the primary health care level



Dr. Champika Wickramasinghe (Acting Add. Sec/MS  and DDG. NCD), Dr. P. Athapattu, D/Primary care


Patient centered integrated care: the path to achieve Universal Health Coverage


Strengthening NCD prevention and control at primary care level


Strengthening NCD prevention and control through the Primary healthcare System Strengthening


Project  Designing a Shared Care Cluster Model to Strengthen Primary Care Services for NCDs


Challenges and way forward in primary healthcare strengthening in relation to NCD prevention and control – Panel discussion




Dr. Gampo Dorji, WHO Regional Office




Dr. Vindya Kumarapeli, Director NCD


Dr. Jayasundara Bandara,Project Director, PSSP



Dr. Prasad Jayasundara, Registrar in Medical Administration  







1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Annual Dinner




7.30pm on wards