Professor Janaka de Silva
Senior Professor of Medicine at the University of Kelaniya and Consultant Physician to the Colombo North Teaching Hospital. He is currently the Director of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo and Chairman of the National Research Council. Prof. de Silva was previously Dean of Medicine and a member of the University Grants Commission. He is an advisor to international organizations, including the WHO. Educated at Royal College, Colombo, and the Universities of Colombo and Oxford, he is a recipient of the titular national honour Vidyajyothi, the highest award for scientific achievement in Sri Lanka.