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Dr. Asoka Gunaratne


President’s Message

It gives me immense pleasure in announcing the 2023 annual academic sessions of the Clinical Society, Colombo South Teaching Hospital (CSTH). The main sessions will be held on the 10th of March 2023 in the W.D. Gunawardane hospital auditorium. Our chief guest is Vidyajothi Professor Asita De Silva, professor of pharmacology university of Kelaniya and the guest of honor Deshamanya professor J.B. Disanayake, Professor Emeritus University of Colombo.

This congress will be a platform for our doctors and post graduate trainees to present their experience and research. This year we have included three plenaries in cardiology, endocrinology and paediatrics to update the knowledge on recent developments in these fields. I take this opportunity to thank Professor Ruwanthi Perera and Dr. Shehan Silva for taking charge of the academic congress.

Annual Acdemic Session - 2023

Poster presentation

Poster presentation

Inauguration Ceremoney

Inauguration Ceremoney

Welcome Speech

Dr.Asoka Gunarathne, President of Colombo South Clinical Society

Cheif Guest's Speech

"Social Inequality and Impact of the economic crisis on NCDs"

Vidyajyodhi Prof Asitha De Silva

Guest of Honour's speech

"Evolution of Sinhala"

Deshamanya Prof J.B.Dissanyake

Free paper session

Free paper session

Plenary 1

"Poverty complicating acute coronary syndrome: managing with minimum resources"

Dr Chandrike Ponnamperuma, Consultant Cardiologist, CSTH

Plenary 2

"Fussy eater: when, why and how to handle???"

Prof Ruwanthi Perera, Professor in paediatrics, FMS, USJ

Plenary 3

"Remission of Diabetes"

Dr Niranjala Meegodawidanege, Consultant endocrinologist, CSTH

Annual Academic Sessions - 2023

Colombo South Clinical Society The Book of Proceedings and Abstracts

Annual report - Download PDF

Annual Academic Sessions - 2022

Colombo South Clinical Society The Book of Proceedings and Abstracts

Annual report - Download PDF

President & The Council


Dr. Sagari Kiriwandeniya


Dr. Asoka Gunaratne

Vice President:

Dr. Saman Gunasekara

Joint Secretaries:

Dr. Damitha Piyadigama, Dr. Sandaruwan Ulluwishewage

Assistant Secretaries:

Dr. Muditha Palliyaguruge, Dr. Asela Abeydeera


Dr. Sanjeewa Gunaratna


Dr. Nilanka Perera

Assistant Editors:

Dr. Waruni Hewanayake Dr. Pamudith Karunaratne

Past President:

Prof. Ruwanthi Perera

President Elect:

Dr. Yasas Abeywickrama

Committee members:

Dr. Chandrike Ponnamperuma Dr. Saraji Wijesekara Dr. Madura Jayawardane Dr. Niranjala Meegodawidanege Dr. Shehan Silva Dr. Dilan Epasinghe Dr. Sai Niranjan Dr. R. Niranjan Dr. Darshanie Rathnayake Dr. Dilakshana Peiris