The Kandy Society of Medicine (KSM) - Sri Lanka

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Tuesday, 06 January 2009 06:36

Dr. T. WarugunamThe KSM Sets New Trends: In 1964, the inaugural year of the KSM, there was a closely knit group of about 20 doctors who were the KSM members. At that time we never foresaw the meteoric rise of the membership which now stands at more than 500 and consists not only of doctors but also of scientists working in the health field.

In 2009 Dr. Harith Wimalaratne, a competent physician, will hand over the Presidency of the KSM to a first class scientist –Dr. Vajira Weerasinghe who is not a medical doctor but a doctor of philosophy. This is in keeping with the current global trends in professional colleges and in medical societies where the best person is chosen to lead, irrelevant of whether he or she is a medical doctor. This phenomenon is also a reflection of the maturity of the KSM which has been in the forefront of showing how to bring about a change for the better in the functioning of medical institutions and societies.

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