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President' s message - Annual Academic Sessions -2018  Dr.Handun P. Wijewardena.

It is my privilege and honour to write this message on the occasion of the 17th Annual Academic Sessions as the President of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka (CFPSL) for the year 2018. The College was founded in the year 2000 under the auspices of Dr.L.B.L.de Alwis. The inaugural Academic Sessions were held in 2001.
Though we are a well-established College now, much remains to be done. In order to fulfill this need, the theme selected for this year is “EQUITABLE MEDICO-LEGAL SERVICES; STEPPING FROM URBAN TO RURAL”.
In my view, our main objective is to provide scientific, high quality, impartial and ethical medico-legal services. This service is currently available and is well maintained in teaching and provincial general hospitals. However our aim is to have equitable and uniform medico-legal services throughout the country.
As an attempt to achieve this goal, the CFPSL has formulated Guidelines in collaboration with other Colleges and relevant stakeholders. Guidelines for examination and reporting of sexual abuse survivors, Guidelines for postmortem examination of maternal deaths and Guidelines for examination for drunkenness are some of them.
The pinnacle of the Academic events for year 2018 is the 17th Annual Academic Sessions, which will be held on 13th & 14th of December 2018. A vibrant exchange of knowledge, experiences and recent advances in the field of forensic medicine will take place during the proceedings.
I extend my sincere appreciation to the membership of CFPSL and the Council for their dedication, commitment and support in this endeavor.
I wish all participants a time of stimulating academic deliberations and fellowship.

Dr. Handun P. Wijewardena
President CFPSL

 

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The College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka formed in year 2000 with objectives of achieving and maintaining highest standards in forensic medicine throughout Sri Lanka by  promoting co-operation, co-ordination and fellowship among the disciplines associated with the specialty and by furthering education, training and research in forensic medicine will be celebrating its 15th Birthday this year. The College started with a 19 founder members who were board certified as specialists in forensic medicine, has a membership over 50 life members and 25 associate members.  The founder president was Dr. L.B.L. de Alwis, Consultant Judicial Medical Officer Colombo. The first council consisted of 14 members and the inauguration of the College was done on 16th of November 2000 at a ceremony held at the Sri Lanka foundation institute.More

 

Message of the President - Dr.Handun P. Wijewardena.

I am humbled, honoured and privileged to send this message to the souvenir issued to mark the event of my induction as the fifteenth President of the College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka (2018 – 2019).
I am happy to have been a member of the College since its inception in the year 2000, at a time where there was reluctance of doctors to enter this field. I am inspired by the commitment of the past presidents and council members to CFPSL and by all of their achievements.
Indeed, the growth of CFPSL has been propelled collectively by the individuals and all the past presidents and past members of the college.
I look forward to continuing this important work towards fulfilling the theme of CFPSL “Equitable medico-legal services: stepping from urban to rural”. In this endeavour, I am joined by my colleagues on the Executive Committee.
Although the college has developed to a position not second to other professional colleges the quality and equitability of forensic services to the island, I feel, have not improved accordingly.
Ministry of Health has provided outreach and support by appointing JMOO in areas of the country where these resources are equally needed; but unique service and equal benefit to the people is a problem in periphery due to lack of other facilities and standard operational procedures . Even after achieving a wealth of achievements, however, a great deal of work still needs to be done to reach that goal.
I am honoured to have been given this wonderful opportunity, and I will continue the leadership of CFPSL in its position as a respectable college. I see a true need to accelerate the pace of our work because of the escalating prevalence of crimes, complexity and severity of them. In order to address this escalating national problem, it is important to have an island wide action plan and to serve the courts to implement the administration of justice.
Let us join our colleagues around the world in celebrating our specialty. Let us be proud of being doctors in the Forensic field and ensure that the true value of our discipline is recognized. We must also always strive to increase our value by improving the quality of care we provide and through demonstrating our impartiality.


Dr.Handun P. Wijewardena MD (USSR), DLM, MD [Foren. Med.](Colmbo)
President, College of Forensic Pathologists of Sri Lanka
Consultant Judicial Medical Officer,
Colombo-North Teaching Hospital,
Ragama

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